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Coolant overflow/warning light

Hi all,

I've got a question about the cooling system in an HQ that I've recently purchased.

After a relatively long drive (~100km), I pulled up at home and noticed there was a puddle of coolant under the car. It was all running out from the overflow hose at the top of the tank. Coolant looked OK, but the tank level had dropped from when I started.

Is the car running hot? The coolant warning light never came on, and it was running fine, but I also noticed that when I have the ignition to just accessories (and the other lights - oil, etc. come on), the TEMP light isn't on. Should it be on when the engine isn't running, or only when it overheats? Has someone done the dodgy and disconnected the light?

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Hg v8 guard badge location

I am after the location for 253 v8 guard badges. Does anyone have the measurements for the locating hole locations? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

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mags for a hr?

Anybody in thebrisbane area got a set mags for a hr / torana they arte intersted in selling.

Is it possible to get a more modern mag in this stud pattern? does anybody know a distributor?

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I get up...........

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speedo repares

Any one now of a place in Melbourne's north or west to get vn vr vp vt vs speedo's fixed thanks

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Diff baffles.

G'day you fullas! Just swapped the diff head (again) today. Made and fitted two baffles to keep the oil 'at' the head, and not sloshing around everywhere. I googled XU1 baffles and found some pics of them, dragged a spare housing out of 'storage', cut some 16 guage panel steel to fit. I try to get everything organised before I start the job. Only took 2 hours to do the whole job... and I do't have a hoist, just a trolley jack and a coupla stands.

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A bit of HR ID please

Gents and ladies,

Could someone fill in a few blanks on a mate's newly acquired HR. I have searched Holdenpaedia but it didn't have the paint codes I was chasing.

Body - HR235MR - 56xxxM
Trim - 1150-F52
Paint - 587-1704
Insert - 162
Top - D

Skinny Tag - M133xxxx

I suspect paint is some type of blue.

235 - Premier Sedan, is one of the Ms for manual?

Other than that, I'm lost.

Cheers

Mike

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EH Steering Wheel Restoration

Hi Everyone,

Does anyone know where I can get a EH steering wheel restored?
I am in Sydney.

Thanks
Scott

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Our old HJ Tonner for sale, Qld

Hi all,

Just a note to promote my old HJ/HZ Tonner is now for sale.

Check out full details, go to -
http://www.interacti...

It's advertised at $2250 neg.

Any feedback on that price or the vehicle in general would be welcomed.

Many thanks.

Cheers all.

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Is my redhead real ?

I got my 9 port head serviced to go in the EH.
Can anyone tell me what it is from the numbers: 7420109, K293(+), 8
It is ported, shaved and has oversize valves with YT on the valves.
It was originally a large combustion chamber head.
The engine reconditioner said the valves have oversize stems.
I assume it is a Yella Terra. Would it be one of their own heads or one they have done for someone?

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how many amps

Hi looking to get an alternator for my 350 sbc in my hg. It was a six with points ignition and i'm not sure how many amps the alternator should be and whether i need single or 3 wire one. I will need to power electric fuel pump, au thermos, 6al ignition ect. also i read the link on converting hq to hei ignition is it a similar story of bridging the two wires to get 12v instead of 9? Where are the two wires and what colour are they on a hg?

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Diff Commodore

Not Old Holden, but here goes.
My sons VT Berlina V6 has a whining diff. Called the wreckers and can get one for a hundred and fifty. Are these difficult to fit by the do it yourselfer thats not as bright as some on here. Whats involved.
Appreciate any advice and info

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Hg 253 conversion

G'day
I'm ripping the tired old commodore 202 out of the wives Hg wagon and putting in a 253. It's a manual, 3 on the tree and she wants to keep it that way. We've got a spare 6cyl box that we're thinking of converting to v8 box unless anyone's got a decent v8 one lying around. We're also looking for a 253/308 sump, pick-up to suit a Hg. Someone in nsw would be handy, in the Sydney area would be even handier!!

Done plenty of these conversions on hq- wb's but none on a Hg, any little hidden traps I need to know of?

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Custom pertol tank for EFI fuel sender and pump

V8 conversion, 304EFI into HZ wagon.

I have a complete VP calais.

I am struggling to see how I get electronic fuel sender, fuel pump. Thinking it is best to use the gear from the VP. THought a good solution maybe getting new petrol tank made and modified to incude VP sender and pump. Anyone done this or have better idea.

Cheers

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WANTED

Looking to purchase:

Oil Pressure Sender to suit HZ GTS gauge.
Temperature Sender to suit HZ GTS gauge.
Exhaust to suit HZ 308 ute.

Let me know if you have got either of the above and we'll talk turkey.

Cheers, Daz.

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Spotted serious HZ

Was in the petrol station about a week ago doing my once-every-four-days ritual of putting air in this pesky tyre when I heard the unmistakable sound of 500 or so horsepower coming my way. This orangy-red HZ Premier with a bonnet scoop about 250mm high went past and when he got to about 80 k's gave it a squirt and the tyres smoked. I mean damn that thing sounded like business. Major outbreak of goosebumps. Then on Saturday I saw it again pull up behind me at Narre Warren Nth rd crossing Princes Hwy. Naturally I wound the window down and followed for about 2k's then had to turn off.

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Torana chrome strips

G'day guys
has anyone had any experience with the removal of these trims? how do/would you go about it. cheers

http://www.ebay.com....

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