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November 26th

norton58

message for norton58 at kiama car show today!

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Harshness at High Revs in Top

Still not happy with the car's performance. Idles nicely, timing set to 5 degrees BTDC , pulls fine in 1st and 2nd and cruises nicely in top at about 40 mph. But once I give it a bit of stick and bring the speed and revs up in top the only word I can use is "harsh". The engine doesn't sound smooth, it's not missing but sounds a bit "Beaty" and harsh. Have fiddled with the mixture but can't seem to make much difference. Any ideas to try? Timing? Valves? The valves don't sound noisy. Would appreciate some ideas. Thanks

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No good on gumtree so now on evilbay

Hey folks, had this on gumtree & didn't get a reply, so am trying out evilbay. Really do want it gone as I have 2 other cars to spend time with.
Ebay item number is 170946823936.
thanks and cheers, Bryan :)

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hq query

hi,1st time user so please bear with me.i'm a kiwi living in melbourne(no more sheep jokes please lol).Ive just inherited my fathers owned since new hq holden.1973 kingswood 202 .this vehicle is almost as new condition.except for under bonnet .was only used until 1978 and then was stored until now on blocks and under blankets .taken out for a run around block 3-4 times a year to keep things operational.i do know he had to replace a couple of water pumps at some stage not to sure what else.the paint work, chrome and interior is still like it just come out of the factory.it still has original

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How much for $ 186/202?

Hi all,

How much should I expect to pay for a rebuilt 186/202?

Thanks in advance to anyone who has some advice

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WWWOOOHHHHOOO

The Builders are here :)
New shed started...can't wait

Q-ball

Finaly..a proper shed after 10 years.....

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eh speedo problems

I recently rebuilt my 179. This involved taking my gearbox out with the motor and obviously disconnect the speedo cable. Now its all back together, the engine runs great but the speedo doesnt work. The cable turns at the drivers end when im driving and the cable seems to slip inside the back of the speedo nicely. I have taken the dash speedo out and the needle moves when i spin the back with a drill.

Do you have any tips at to what this could be. It have worked before and when i opened the dash speedo it seemed all good.

cheers,
deanM

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louvre for HX

Hi, do any of you guys know if you can still buy rear window louvres for HX. I am in NZ and repco and supercheap cant help.
Cheers Kevin

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Engine swap

Hey guys, I was wondering whether anyone has had any experience putting a Chevy 235 blue flame engine into a hq? What modifications are required? What gearbox/autos could I run?
Thanks, brad

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HELP! Rebuilt 202 won't start

Hi guys,

Need ideas on why my engine won't start!?

It is a red 202 with a black head, everything is new internally. It is fitted with a Weber 34adm that I used to run in my VK. I've set it up on a home made stand with a radiator fitted. Using my running Tonner to "jump start" it. It is running HEI electronic ignition.

The engine turns over but won't fire. Not even a hint of combustion!

1. It has spark, I pulled out 1 & 2 plugs and checked they were sparking
2. The timing should be close to spot on (6-8 deg advance) and not 180deg out.
3. The fuel bowl in the carb was filled and I checked that fuel was squirting into the venturi.

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304 VP V8 EFI into HZ wagon

Right, firstly, thanks for all the great tips people have given me. Is much appreciated, for a car novice what a great resource.

I have sourced all parts required that dont come on the complete VP commordore.
Hz power steering box,
V8 hq radiator,
308 hq engine mounts,
hq mount adaptors.
308 hq sump/pickup

Aftermarket fans
HJ dash to fit VP speedo ( this is only needed if assists with conversion, speedo, fuel, air con.

Now just have to do the conversion.

have auto electrician lined up, who want new motor trans in car. I was just going to unplugged stuff, cut as little as possible, label wires/parts and bag any bits that come off.

Any advice greatly appreciated from people who have doen this before and have any hints to help with the process.

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help with Delivery

hi Guys, Can any one help out with a delivery from Brisbane to Townsville?
I'm giving away a bonnet insulator to a member and he is up in Townsvillle so If anyone is heading up past that way can you help?

Cheers
Tony
afreakinsam@oldholden . com

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November 25th

hj deluxe info

hi dose anyone have any info on the HJ deluxe ?? like how many were made, what color , engine/trans?
and how much are they worth ??

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ht alternator change

Hello holden fans,

I am new to old holden forum, and i am loving every bit of it so far. keep it up.
Since i have own my ht sedan (1 year) i have done a few miner bits and pieces, like replaced all the rear light sockets and put extra earth wires in the dash cluster, i find this has made a big difference.
i have been reading through a few post for information on my ht for upgrades. i have found this very helpful.

i wont to upgrade my alternator, as far as i know it still has the original 55 amp and its on its last legs i think.
im am keen to go up to an 85 amp alternator, as i am upgrading to a 12v electronic dizzy and would like to run a good sound system with and amp.

my question is, do i need to change or remove the regulator when i change the alternator?

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wiring loom hq 253

Hey guys,

just wandered if anyone had an HQ wiring loom. my ute used to start and now.....after a fair while sitting in a shed it wont start..wiring is completely dodgy and new wiring is needed.
What am looking at pricewise and does anyone have a set.

Cheers

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Spares for sale LC LJ, early Holden

2 x sets of LJ LC 2door Torana scuff plates $30 a set
2 x early model Commodore Spoilers $20 for the pair
4 x 14inch Jellybean Mags with tyres $100 the set
LJ Dash Pad, some cracking $20
3 x LJ LC 2 door rear windows with latches, 2 right, 1 left side $300 for all
Located at Shailer Park Ph 0404837270

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Holidays

On holidays at the moment seen lots of old holdens & classics in mollymook/ulladulla.at kiama now went to car show,very nice old holdens & classics & what didnt i bring.My hk wagon arrgh!pics coming.Cheers Al

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