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May 22nd

HZ ENGINE RECO - DID I STUFF UP BY TRYING TO SAVE A PENNY?

gday all,

last year i reco'd me hz kingsy 202. just the usuals: rebore, crank grind,
head reco'd for unleaded, new cam & lifters, harmonic balance, cam & crank gears, oil pump reco'd...

the only think i didn't replace, and it's killing me that i stuffed up (and/or stinged out), is i didn't replace the tappets (ie. rocker pivots & arms). the engine machinist reckoned they were ok at the time...but his eyesight is failing...gawd..

should i have anyway?...since i replaced the rest of the cam gear.

bj

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Rusty

Rusty.

Can you have a look at "IPSERVER" they are putting span onto the postings.

Thanks

Steve

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Insurance. Shannon's vs lumley?

Gaday!
So the time has come for better insurance, the only 2 that I have found that will do it are Shannon's and lumley.

Shannon's $980, no salvage rights, 400 excess, 10000pay out
Lumley $720, salve rights, 250 excess, 12000 pay out

I hear shannons are the best but lumleys figures are much better.
What do you guys rekon?

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Removing inner tray HQ Well body

Does anyone know how to remove the inner tray on a hq well body ute as I need to replace 90% of it

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May 21st

holden spare parts, much better than i thought..haha

i needed a gasket for my vp.. yes i know why bother its a vp.lol anyway i rang all my local places like auto one etc noone had a throttle body gasket..was told you just cant get than anymore - and you need to make one, yet holden themself had heaps in stock!!

$3.20 later was a happy man! also found out holden mix paint to order? even hq colours.. just my rant for the day.lol

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2 DOOR MONARO ROOF

HI ALL, I'M IN THE PROCESS OF DOING SOME WORK ON A 2 DOOR HQ MONARO AND I WOULD LIKE TO FIND A ROOF AS THE CAR I HAVE TO WORK ON HAS A BLOODY BIG HOLE WHERE SOMEONE HAD A SUNROOF. I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN A ROOF CUT OR A SKIN BUT I WILL ALSO NEED ROOF SUPPORTS FOR TRIM.IF ANY ONE CAN HELP, I AM IN QUEENSLAND GOLD COAST, SO I WOULD PREFER SOMEONE CLOSE BY, BUT I AM OPEN TO OTHER AREAS,ANY HELP APPRECIATED . THANKS JOHN

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HZ Part No. query

I need to confirm a part no. for a HZ.
I have a NOS "Strut Frame" Group 7 part no. 92021029.From its part sticker no.

But the NOS part doesn't fit either side on my tonner.

Can someone with the HZ catalog look it up and tell me whether it is the right part? (I know they have the opposite bend on the other side)
I'm trying to work out whether its the right part or if my frame has bent without setting up to measure it. (The frame looks OK)
The strut did take a good whack when it was hit (cracked the strut).

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Replacement Starter Soleniods

Does any one know if they still make solenoids for a red 253 Starter Motor?

Mine seems to have a dead short which is causing the main fusible link to blow when I crank the beast over.

Or am I better to get a new high torque starter motor and be done with it ?

Looked at the ones on ebay from Kingswood Country 12 month warranty, just the freight to NZ is a killer...

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diff

gday need some help wanting to know the torque setting for salisbury 10 bolt diff for all the nuts because changing the ratio cheers any help would be good thanks

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Nnnoooo!!!!!

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WB Steering

Hello there. Just 1 question. I have fitted 2 inch lowered stub axels to my WB Ute. The problem is the steering tie rod ends now hit the rims( Std caprice rims) The problem seems that due to the stub axle now not central to the rim but lower the tie rod where normally in the centre, inside the rim now hits the rim. I have tried diffrent steering arms, power steering to non power steering arms but no real success. I have spaced the steering arms out but had to use the non power steering arms, but this puts the tie rod arms on a very tight angle.

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Visitors

Had a visit from the funeral director that use to own my hearse originally. They were passing through town and thought they would look me up. He was so pleased to see it gleaming in the garage.
I last caught up with them in 2009 when I finished the restoration. I said to them if they were ever in Mount Gambier to look me up so they did.
Lin is 84 and Marie is 79. Both are doing really well and looking great.

Made my day!!!

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I love my old holden

I love not being at the mercy of new car service departments, if something goes wrong, you can fix it..

Wifeys Mazda 3 has been at the local dealer now for it's third week...

Clutch went in it so got it replaced, brakes, a big service and $3600 dollars later a working car... almost..

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starting issues

hi,when starting the 308 manual which has a new starter good battery good new wire from battery to starter, i get egnition lights then just a click and nothing happends, will clutch easy and starts very now and again normaly where to look now for the fualt, thanks

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Att: brhill135

Mate, have you received an email from me yet concerning the return address for those locks? Just wondering whats going on as I'll need them back in a couple of weeks. (fj_joe56@dodo.com.au)

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Replacing inner tray section

Hey guys, when it comes to replacing inner tray section on a hq well body ute, the tray I have in the ute ATM is a bit rusty and the wheel arches are buggered, I have a complete tray at home to replace with, I'm not sure how to go about it? Like do I just replace the bad sections on do I use the whole tray, if do how do I get it out?

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Rocket Cover

Hi Guys & Girls

I'm in need of some help. I have a 6cyl red motor just been built.
Now I have a problem I have oil spitting out the breather and pcv valve (walking stick type). I have one of those chrome tin rocker covers with small baffles at each end covering the holes. I have also ruled out and problem related to blow by.

I have read old post on here talking about this problem with worked engines that have roller rockers. Some say that the high volume oil pump is the problem, changed that for a standard one, no change.

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Paint ready

Woohoo the big girl is ready for paint and panel work. It will be in the paint shop for 6 months any tips or advice before I bring it in? Should I leave the tags and I.d plates attatched or should I take em off??

Hope everyones going well!
Cheers

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VN CALAIS 5 LITRE CALAIS SWAP FOR A 1 TONNER SYDNEY

I HAVE A VN 5 LITRE CALAIS VERY TIGHT CAR TO DRIVE GREAT CONDITION WITH CLUBSPORT WHEELS I WANNA SWAP FOR A 1 TONNER IM IN SYDNEY MY NUMBER IS 0425311484 CHEERS

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freight mobs

Gday boys n girls

Can anyonerecommend a freight mob to get an engine from S.A to W.A ?

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