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Wanted 179HP Engine

If anyone can help would be muchly appreciated. Looking for 179 engine ready to go in. Stamped HP on block preferably (Going in '63 original Prem wagon) Will organise shipping to Central Coast NSW. Thanks.
Posted this couple of weeks ago with no response and still looking, Now know how hard to find one owner will part with, there has to be something worth swapping for a holiday???

Yours gettin' desperate,
Archie.

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or is reaching the wallet the hard part old holdens aren't a poor mans hobby any more. If money isn't the issue ring up Simpson and get him to build you 1 and send it too you otherwise this bloke might help you http://www.gumtree.c... I think you'll need to find a block and get it rebuilt if you want a reco engine otherwise tell your mechanic to find a red motor(202) and put it in

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Do a trade son you'll all ways get work. What a load of shiit that turned out to be.

I really don't think that bloke's "recos" would be worth the trouble.
The 179 in his photo is a 186A HR motor.
But my biggest worry would be the bit of ring wear I can see through the cross hatching at the top of the bore in one cylinder. What are the cylinders you can't see like?
His "recos" are cheap because they are only dodgy rebuilds by the look of it.
Then again, we've flogged the crap at times out of a cheap, nasty rebuild Nathan and I did on a 186 12 years ago and it still goes hard.
David

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not sure how he does the work for that price.
dodgy or not.

my guess is he owns his premises, gets a pension, cant stand the sight of his mrs, and its simply a way to get out of the house and earn some pocket money!!

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I don't see anywhere in the post above any mention of money or looking for a cheap option. He clearly wants to keep it original.

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"It was then I knew I'd had enough, burned my credit card for fuel
Headed out to where the pavement turns to sand...."

Cheers, John

Reaching the wallet will never happen when some tool says he has one. A rusted, bare block with rotten water jackets and says it's worth $800 all day!
Have said trying to keep it original so 202 not going to happen.
Simpson doesn't have a HP block and seems to agree shipping mine to Melbourne throwing money away if turns out can't be saved. Gumtree blokes mate John agrees, even though has offered to do the reco basically for cost of parts.
So where's this leave me, no closer to getting sorted while car has been up on mechanics hoist for 3weeks and get home to open new post and it's your 2c worth.
Thanks 'hz tonner' but if you have HP sea anchor don't contact me asking your $800.
Cheers!

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Archie

179 and 149 engines were also standard, that would increase your options. It may be that the 149 can be taken out to 192. I'll check that.

I think people will want unreasonable prices for HP blocks even though they are really only 179.

149 info ...

http://holdenpaedia....

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Holdenpaedia, they're the brakes Mate.

I'm sure I've read this somewhere but can't find it ATM.

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Holdenpaedia, they're the brakes Mate.

Get off your high horse mate, they're not that hard to find. Don't expect a runner for less than $500 if at all. Expect to pay a few grand for a half decent rebuild.

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contact you why would I do that? I was trying to help you but I think your a tight arse and can't be helped I wont bother trying any further

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Do a trade son you'll all ways get work. What a load of shiit that turned out to be.

What a shame, I sold a running 149 recently for $120 or $130 can't really recall. Advertised it a few times before I eventually got one bid. For that sort of money I would've given it to you.

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Bryan

There was one on FB for sale last week, unfortunately he thought he had something special and wanted big $$$ for a worn out motor. A few people schooled him in the 'HP' myth and he deleted the post. I advised him to try and sell it on an EH page to find the right market, not sure if he did.

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cant help with a HP or 179 motor but i do have a 149
i bought to get the sump off and a few bits
its suitable for rebuilding
let me know if thats any use to you
i do know of a guy in S A that has motors not sure what he'd want
at the moment though he's not able to open his yard due to being ill

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Thanks all, will take a few deep breaths and dive back in.
Use to go out with a girl who would always say "good things come to those that wait" never liked waiting then either so traded her on one that wasn't going to be dead when she finally said yes!

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Archie

What does the mechanic say about your cooked motor?
Has he pulled it down yet?
Short of a catastrophic overheating event at 7,000rpm it should be rebuildable, even if it is seized.
Badly scored cranks, rods and pistons ere easily replaced.
I've got a negotiable set of balanced oversized pistons on rods from my spare HP motor that did very few miles if you need them.(HP is not for sale - Nathan would be up for murder if I sold it)
David

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ok mate im in melbourne i ave a balanced short motor what do you want to pay for one as ive been following the thread dont care whos right or wrong but i have what your after

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[http://gallery.oldho...|Shed of oksowhynot]

did you find one??

https://www.gumtree....

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Thanks Ben. Shipped from Adelaide, arrived last Thursday. 50,000mls complete, everything with ready to drop in, virgin bore. Costs $280 shipping to Central Coast. Paid $850 for engine even has trans with it, plenty of spares now too! Sorted.
Thanks all for your help.

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