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May 23rd

Can you replace VH 253 power steering pipes without removing steering rack etc

Hi,

Can anyone tell me if you can replace the metal power steering pipes by just threading them through or do you have to remove the steering rack? I had the steering rack replaced and now (what a coincidence) the high pressure metal pipe has sprung a leak. I can't buy one new so I will have to track one down from a wreckers (any one got any suggestions?). It does seem reasonably simple to attach both ends but I don't have a hoist and don't want to put it up on ramps and then find out I can't do it myself.

Thanks in advance.

Steve

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SLR guages

Hi, at the back of my SLR dash cluster is what I think to be some sort of voltage regulater. I'm wanting to know how to test it as my battery guage is allways on maximum even though I read 14.5 volts at the battery using a volt meter.

Just wondering if I'm on the right track..
Thanks Mal

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rechester quadrajet carbys.

hi all, wanting to know where i can buy parts for a rochester quadrajet carby off my 308. i brought a rebuild kit from autobarn and it didnt have a new pump with it. i also want to know where i can get rebuild kits for these carbys that actually come with a fresh pump. thanks

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HELP , holden hz 253 detonation

heyb guys i need some help , my holden red motor in my 78 hz has started to detonate , when i turn off the engine it stumbles and kepps running for a second or two , i had the motor rebuilt about 5k ago but kept the original dizzy and carby , only the internals in the motor where recond , it was running fine till now .

253 with 20thou shaved
original single barrel carby
original dizzy
high pressure oil pump

would really appreciate any advise about what it could be , i have already tried lowering the timing/idle

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HR Window Regulator

Hey guys,

The drivers door window regulator in my HR has broken.
I'm happy to pay but I called the wreckers and they want $55 which I thought was a little rough. If you guys can point me in the right direction to buying one new or if somebody had one spare it would be much appreciated (I live in Newcastle).

Dan

EDIT: Got one fellas, no worries!

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Is there a stage 6 yella terra head or is this guy just making things up

Guy says he has a stage 6??? Yella terra head...
not to sure hes tellin the truth tho

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WHO KNEW

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lokar bonnet release? anoyone used them..

so after experiencing problems with numerous junk bonnet cables, i saw this? anyone used them before..wanting to do this for next project - got another leads on a different monaro now.lol

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

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Trimatic Floor Shifter

I'm changing my column shift to floor shift. I have the floor shifter, but was wondering if it is meant to have a rubber boot underneath to stop water getting into it?

If they are, can you buy them anywhere?

Cheers

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May 22nd

Engine and gearbox on ebay, please check link......

Need some input on how much would this be worth.....
http://www.ebay.com....
Regards, Brett.

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Will Hagen Motoring Collectables shop.

Will Hagen has been around Australian motorsport and media forever.
He has opened a motoring memorabilia and collectables shop selling his lifelong collection in an old service station at Kew, NSW.
Kew is on the Pacific Highway about 2 hours north of Newcastle, 1/2 an hour south of Port Macquarie.
If anyone is around the area on Saturday, he will be having an official opening with drivers and rally/racing cars on display. Colin Bond and Ed Ordinsky will be there.
It would be a good rest stop for anyone travelling up the Pacific Highway in the school hols. Legends Cafe is just over the road for fuel and food, or the pub restaurant is next door and a motel.
Will's shop phone number is (02) 6559 4550
Just take the Kew exits off the highway.
David

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vq stall converter

Hi guys,

I have a vq statesman engine to put into a wb tonner.
It came with a turbo 700 auto. It has a torque converter which has def8 on it and 6021.
can any one tell me what rpm stall it would be from those numbers? Or how to find out??

cheers

Ben

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Battery spluttering water

Hey all,

Took the old girl out for a drive the other day and when I got back, strong acid smell coming from the battery.

Water was leaking from the battery as well.

Can anyone please tell me what's overcharging? Regulator? Alternator?

She was sluggish turning over. Thoughts?

PS I'm crappy at electrics and reading those meter thingys.

Please help.

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I like a bit of car with my rust....

EH wagon on Gumtree:

"you wont see one like this every day"... yeah.. He's not wrong...

http://www.gumtree.c...

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power drawing throw ALT light

hi all. i got mallory hyfire III electronic ignition control works but cant shut down engine at ignition key. its drawing power back throw to gen light. yes i tested it . pulled gen light wire of back of ALT engine stopped !!!!. than i put a 3 AMP diode in gen light wire near the ALT . engine still wont shut down. so can anybody tell me if i need a smaller AMP diode or any other idears. thanks. john

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GTS Dash on Ebay

Hi all.
Would anyone still have the item number of a HQ GTS dash that sold on Ebay a few nights ago. I need to print as a point of reference as I'm preparing to mount a dispute against a seller.

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Chev badge shirt.

A shirt to express your thoughts on Chev badged Commodores.
http://www.ebay.com....

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wheel machining

Hi all been chasing a set of Simmons wheels (b45s)to suit my hz for a while now, thought I'd might have to go down the weld and remachine or drill larger fit inserts, a set of commodore centers, still get wheel repairer's that say that PCD doesn't really matter. Does any one know who can do this (in WA prefer) or does any one have a set of 16 x 8 b45s they would like to part with thanx

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VN VS Starter Motor to Red 308

I am havin trouble with a 308 starting when hot. Very slow cranking. Have read that the VN to VS ear starter motors fit the older red 308 motor. Can anyong confirm this. So they bolt up the same and are they compatale with the flex plate?

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IS IT TRUE WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT SHELL 95 PETROL?

gday all (again),

i can't believe my cr*p luck. for some reason, me hz 202 kingsy, developed a horrible idle and rough transition from idle to mid throttle yesterday.

don't know how. it's been running well lately and i got a new petrol filter.

i thought it may be a vacuum leak (not again) because when i put me hand over the choke of the strommy, the revs increased. one of you nice gents told me that one before.

i tightened all me bolts up (ie. manifold, carby). i took out the brass booster/auto tap and recoated it with loctite 515... still no go.

i prayed that it not be me manifold warping and not sealing again.

me mechanic was kind enough to see me. he ended up taking our idle mixture screw and applying pressure hose into hole. it fixed it thank God.

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