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November 30th

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More HEI issues..

Hi Guys,

Recently converted the old 202 with a HEI dizzy.

Had some issues with it not kicking over and had a sparky at work check over things. Yup the old ballast resistor issues.
Have gone and installed a relay switch.
When I turn the key to acc, the switch kicks in and I'm getting 12.8v to the coil, but when I kick her over to run, the volts drop to 11. Have gone over the holdenpedia and thread a few times, double checked my wiring and all seems good.

Any thoughts as to why the drop at run? I thought the switch bypassed the issue?

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Tunnel ram tuning/advice help in Perth.

Hey all need help wit tuning a 350 with CAIN tunnel ram and twin 450 DP Holies in Perth. the problem I am having is I idels fairly high. From serching the net and alot of other forums in the US this is standard. But when I get i to idle at a nice after a rev the F@#$K87G thing goes back to realy hihg idle. The ignition is Malory DP converted with petronix ignitor as the points were a nightmare. Coil is Petronix 45000v flamethrower. Its not chain issues as the motor has just hat Cloys gear drive fitted.

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For sale

Hi there have pulled the running gear out of my HG,
And have 3 items for sale

1) 5speed Toyota box, tail shaft to suit HG, speedo cable to suit, new clutch p/plate and throw out bearing. $600

2) 186 enging, has 186s carb intake and (full) exhaust, electronic dizzy etc.
Whole engine with some spares, good running engine.
Itl be a shame to see it go. $700

3) HG disc brakes, crossmember, springs &shocks, extra set of lower controller arms.
Good standard rotors do not require machining, all in good nick. $300

PICK IP ONLY, BRISBANE, PLEASE CALL FOR ANY MORE INFO.

am replacing with SBC so all needs to go,
Possibly do a deal for the lot,

Tom 0416834024

Possibly consider swap/trade for TH700,
Please call as am not often around a computer.

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For sale

Hi there have pulled the running gear out of my HG,
And have 3 items for sale

1) 5speed Toyota box, tail shaft to suit HG, speedo cable to suit, new clutch p/plate and throw out bearing. $600

2) 186 enging, has 186s carb intake and (full) exhaust, electronic dizzy etc.
Whole engine with some spares, good running engine.
Itl be a shame to see it go. $700

3) HG disc brakes, crossmember, springs &shocks, extra set of lower controller arms.
Good standard rotors do not require machining, all in good nick. $300

PICK IP ONLY, BRISBANE, PLEASE CALL FOR ANY MORE INFO.

am replacing with SBC so all needs to go,
Possibly do a deal for the lot,

Tom 0416834024

Possibly consider swap/trade for TH700,
Please call as am not often around a computer.

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Torana Lj

Hi,

Am after some info on my Torana LJ that I am restoring.Can someone please break down the codes and give me a heads up on what it is etc. Know the colour is correct from pulling it apart and the over spray inside the rear compartment, have been resprayed red, now Sunburst Metallic.
Large Tag:

Model: LJ82911
Boby: 291284B
Trim: 1870 50X
Paint ; 567 15337

Small Plate:

8D11LDH291284J

Under screen Tag:

9/73
BLJ51586B

Body No (passenger side inner guard)
BLJ51586B

Pete

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Minor Bodywork

Have some bubbling in the paint at the base if the rear window. Looking up from underneath the panel is fine and actually looks like it might be a new panel. So I'm guessing the bubbles are surface only. Whatever I do the rear screen has to come out. Is this a real pain on an EJ/EH? How hard to get it back in?

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November 29th

VN headed 308 into HT question

Hi guys

Does anyone know if standard holden extractors (HSV type) will fit into a HT holden with a VN headed 308?
I asked on the fast lane forum and no one really could say either way. I am hoping someone here can say YAY or NAY.

Cheers

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Search

Just a query, but is the search function playing up on OH? Nothing I search for comes up with any results.

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Just a heads up

On the way back from Phillip Island on Monday morning, I had a bit of an issue with the trailer - drivers side wheel decided not to turn off the Sth Gippy Hwy into Baxter-Tooradin rd like the ute did.

I would strongly suggest that if you own a trailer, give it a going over for bearings, bolts, tyres and electrical before any trips at Christmas time - I thought everything was fine with my trailer after a number of long trips, including Bathurst and Perth returns this year.

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RED 308 VN heads carby

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im planning to do my hx caprice 308 engine up with VN heads and carby. has anyone done somthing simillar that has some tips other than different intake and exhaust. i just want a warm 308 biggest cam without a stall converter, any tips on cam and carby type ect
cheers

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Manual gear linkages

Hi All,Wondering if you guys could give me some advice on an issue I'm having with the gear linkages on my column shift manual HT.It fairly regularly jams going from first to second, meaning I have to slow to a halt, hop out and lift the arm on the linkage up to free it up. When I first got the car, it was doing it every third or fourth change. I thought I was reasonably OK at using these gearboxes, having had a column shift HQ a many years ago, but I have tried to be as accurate and careful as possible with the H pattern shifting, which has helped.

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Launch of Holden Historical Services today

Ben Stewart has launched his new Holden Historical Services site.

The Holden car is 65 years old on 29/11/13. It has reached a very significant milestone - retirement age in the GM corporation. It is appropriate to celebrate the occasion.

Here is my contribution to the big day. At long last I have finally done it!

www.holdenhistorical...

Enjoy.

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November 28th

Wide Open Road :- Here Come The Revheads >

Next Thursday night on Discovery Turbo part 1 of Wide Open Road made by the ABC.

If you missed it on ABC tv and can't catch it on Foxtel you can probably get it on DVD at the ABC shop.

This is a tv show not to be missed.

https://shop.abc.net...

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Saw this on bacefook..

I thought you guys may be interested in [http://www.holdenhis...|this] website.
I haven't had a decent look thru it yet, but it does look interesting..

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Dangerous Tyre Rules in Queensland

I found out today it is not necessary to have matching tyres on a particular axle here in Qld., in fact the tyre dealer informed me I could have four different tyres of the same size on each wheel.

I rang around to people who are in the know and sure enough, the dealer is correct.

Not good in my book.

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November 27th

HQ door belt seal install tool

Hi all
I remember seeing a picture of a tool someone made to assist in putting in new outer door belt seals in a HQ. Saw it maybe 18 months ago but I cannot remember where I saw it. I'm up to putting my doors together in my HQ. Does anyone here know or have a link for the tool?

Cheers
Keith

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Car Ads

Just watching a bit of TV and noticing that car ads these days never mention anything about the car at all. When we were kids the car ads would talk about the engine, gearbox, disc brakes, performance, interior comfort etc.

These days they say nothing at all about the car itself and just have dumb crap like "You bought a jeep?" I guess modern cars are all pretty much the same, but still.....

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spark plugs out of a L98 6 litre

Hi all,
I just had my ve ssv serviced and they replaced the spark plugs talk about expensive $$$$
I asked to keep the old plugs and was wondering if they will go in to my 253?
They are an Iridium and the part number is 41-110 AC Delco or 12621258 and look brand new as where I live I have only put just over 5000Km on the car. They are about 3mm longer than the standard ones and do fit but will they be hitting anything and an even curlier one what should the gap be?

Cheers,
Paul

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Is this for real?

Could this really be from an LJ GTR Torana?

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

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