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Diff ratios & MPH for EJ / EH

Hello to all the Old Holden Dudes..... you know who you are !!!!

I have a 1963 EJ......Ute

3.55 diff or a 3.89?

I seem to flat out at 50 - 55 mph

Cruises at 40 - 45 mph

Any comments are welcome

Sandra

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weldskill 135.. anyone got one?

about to do some rust repairs on the HQ,

looking at a cigweld weldskill 135, only to be used for sheetmetal using argon mix from speedgas - purchasing an E size bottle - no contract ;)

are they a decent welder or are there others to consider.. cheers!

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Overflow mounting

Hi all,

Just wondering if anyone knows if there are any laws about the location of a radiator overflow bottle?
I want to mount it between the radiator and the grill so its hidden away. The way i had it dummied up i could easily get the lid open and see roughly half way down it. Just wondering if there was any laws about where it has to be mounted.

Cheers
James

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hose

gday again all,

can someone pls advise, if the purpose of the small, bendy, u-shaped hose (pls see attached photos with arrow) that connects from the output of the water pump to the thermostat housing, is so the heater still gets warm water even when the thermostat is closed?

ta.
bj

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Engine mounts

Quick question about engine mount adapters. Is there any reason that you can't use HG Chev to Holden mount adapters in a HQ ?

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hz 202 ac delco petrol pump washer

gday all,

i'm (very slowly) reconditioning an original, ac delco petrol pump
for me hz 202.

both carter types i've used keep sweating petrol out the top seal and probably costing me $$.

all i need is the big, rubber washer/seal that goes underneath the
glass bowl.

anyone got one or know where?

ta.
bj

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pipe sizes

HI

Can anyone tell me what are the sizes of the fuel lines & transmission cooling pipes for a trimatic V8.Is it legal to replace these pipes with rubber or braided hoses?

Thanks
Dave

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Wanted: Inner Door handle set

I am in need of a set of Holden HJ inner door handles... Anyone know where I can get them for a reasonable price?

Cheers
Dan

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Mazda Roadpacer in NZ

Saw a silver Mazda Roadpacer thingy at a Car Museum in Nelson NZ while on holiday.Intrigued to see it had factory buckets and a full length Holden console but was colum shift and where the T handle would have been in the console was a woodgrain delete with a Mazda badge.What was even odder to me was the rotary ran twin pipes out the back.

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Oil Pressure

Hey guys,

I have a quick question regarding oil pressure.
Lately when I turn on the HR it is taking upwards of 4 seconds once the engine is running for the oil light to go off. While the light is on there is a ticking in the engine and it idles higher than normal until the light goes off.
It has slowly stayed on longer and longer to get to this point and I'm not sure what the problem is.
As a side note I am leaking oil for a few seconds when the car is turned off so the level is getting lower however I am topping the oil up when I think it is needed and it is still on the higher level pretty well to the max line.
Any suggestions to what the issue is would be great.

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converting WB headlights

I have a WB 1 toner with square headlights and I really want to convert it to round. I was wondering what options I had and if it can be as easy as just swapping them without changing to much. and if so what's the best thing to change them to. thanks.

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Heavy hydraulic clutch

Hi Guys,

I got a Celica 5 speed transmission behind a 308 in my HQ ute. It's using a Castlemaine conversion bell housing and hydraulic clutch kit. The problem is the clutch is extremely heavy to operate. As far as I can tell everything is setup as per CRS's specs and I wouldn't think it should be that heavy being hydraulic and all. Anyone had experience with this type of setup? Any advice on what to look at/for?

Thanks in advance.

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Gilmer belt set up

Hi all, how hard is it to put a gilmer belt set on a 202, is it just the case of swapping them with the old pulleys and bolting them in? Thanks

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HQ to HZ WANTED

hi all im after a hq-hz sedan, ive got about $10,000 to spend on my p's.
Any recommendations?

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