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i have a v8 in a hj no idea of the history of it. it has a 4barrel rochester and trimatic trans is there any way of telling the difference between 253 and 308 without stripping it down eng number is 11qt243608 vin number bhj57616a

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Any thread regarding this may be a candidate also for the most epic thread. Guess what even if it's not the longest the answer is still NO THEY BL00DY DON'T.

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Hi i have a 308 Eng No 11qt746695 will i be able to put it into a HZ one tonner in NSW ? Thanks John

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Yes.

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Hi I have a 5lt block I am trying to identify the number starts with n5u I think it must be a replacement motor going by some of the online information But I have not been able to find the exact code

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Hi, I have recently purchased a HZ ute and I am do not know where the 308 engine originally came from .It has the serial number QT646577, and also 16E5 at the front of the engine. Any information would be appreciated.

Regards Holden ute fan!

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HZ Ute engine number...QT646577 is a 308 out of a HJ model

the block with a cast date of 16E5....
was cast on the 16th May 1975

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G'day Guys,
have a friend that's just bought a VK and she knows it doesnt have the original engine in it.
The car hasnt been rego'ed for yrs so she knows it will need a blue slip. Engine number is VT285958 which ive worked out is a 308 from VB to VK.
But she's panicing that the egnine came from a VB commodore and is going to get knocked back on her blue slip.
Egnie is painted red, the rocker covers are painted blue so it's got us all confused.
I find any to look up the sequencing.

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Hi,could someone help me identify a motor please,is it a 253 0r a 308 and could you let me know what it came out of please,the engine number is VP58647

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And a valuable one too. Check the casting date as the VL dates 86,7 etc will be worth more to a restorer than the 90's dates. However the later would be worth more to someone wanting build a high power motor.

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Hi have a 253 with engine number 253H23879 what date and what model would it have come out? regards Louis

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253H23879 would be out of HT - HG model....

Cast code on the front of the block will give you the date it was cast......

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Hi can you tell me where this engines from. 253H8080. I bought a HQ SS and want to find the original numbers, do you know how I'd find out?

Many thanks

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trying to find out what sort of model holden this engine came out of its a QTxxxxxx block date stamp 31E8 which means 31/5/78 made at 2 oclock for a HZ i think can anyone tell which model hz, it came from ute, statesman, wagon or sedan, cheers.

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any HZ model other than a Statesman...
that would start with 11QTXXXXXX

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I have recently picked up a hj with a 308 #11qt 858445 I didn't get much info from previous owner so was wondering a few things, the front end is HQ statesman twin headlight twin grille, Manaro gaurds, here's where it gets tricky, it has a hj boot lid but no lights in quarter panel, it has 3 sets of lights in the back bar was there a inbetween car cause it doesn't make sense any info would b greatly appreciated. Thanks Tyler.

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bitza..... from what you have written
HQ shell with HJ Dash put in ?....
what's on the body plate and Chassis number....

11QT858445 is out of a HX - HZ Statesman

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Body plate says its a hj 07/ 1975. Do you know what the back bumper is off it has three taillights on either side.

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Body plate says its a hj 07/ 1975. Do you know what the back bumper is off it has three taillights on either side.

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Body plate says its a hj 07/ 1975. Do you know what the back bumper is off it has three taillights on either side.

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It would be HQ bumper and someone has cut and welded in another tail light hole...... then got it rechromed

got any photos of the rear.... does it have the HQ side repeaters in the rear quarters still.......

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No photos available as its in storage but it does have the repeaters on the side will get photo as soon as I see her again. I thought hj has the taillight in the rear quarter this body has never been modified. the bar hasn't been modified the body plate says hj but that's clearly not the case. So any ideas on what could be goodg on. Thanks

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Drivers side tag

Model: hj8w969

Body: 1 57621/a

Trim: 1 886/64v

Paint: 568/15949

Eng: L32 Trans: M40

Axle:GU7

GMH tag: 8N69REL315409J

Passenger side tag:

Model: 7/75

Bhj28567a

stamped on body number: 40599 a

Engine number: 11qt828445

That's every tag or stamp I could find. Thank u for your help midnight

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Tags say HJ Kingswood, body stamp says mid to late Nov 72 HQ Vin somewhere in the following range L223050 to L223250 might have been a reshell or someone wanted it registered as a V8.

11qt828445 is from a 2/77 HX Statesman or Caprice

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Any info on colour trim or anything else I'm trying to put the pieces together. Thank you.

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Trim: 1 886/64v
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is it a 4 door shell or 2 door?
Rear bar is aftermarket custom.

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Wanted information from any one that has any information that has worked in a place that built ambulance's of any type in particular holden hq to wb's and any ambulance builder's paper work or manuals thanks authorised collector of emergency electrical's

Its a 4 door shell, did a hj ever come out with rear lights in bumper bar cause there no weld in the rear quarter where the lights should be. Also it has trimatic behind it not a turbo. I thought the hx-hz statesman had turbo box only.

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Its a 4 door shell, did a hj ever come out with rear lights in bumper bar cause there no weld in the rear quarter where the lights should be. Also it has trimatic behind it not a turbo. I thought the hx-hz statesman had turbo box only.

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Hi, i recently purchased a hz kingswood the guy put another engine in it he says its a 333 stoker out of a wb its a blue colour.
Can someone please help me to find out what the engine is out of and what the size of the engine is ?
Engine #N912459P

Thanks
Les

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Try reposting your question [http://oldholden.com...|here]. See top/right corner, click on "Post Story/Question Here". That should get you to the front page where more people will see your query. Good luck..

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N912459P is a restamped police number done in 1991....

so engine would have to be made before then......

If you look at the cast date on the front of the block it will give you the date it was cast and should be able to figure out what year it is.........

Look for any casting on the side of the block for [http://holdenpaedia....|308].......

Checking the block for "308" that is cast into the engine block on the starter motor side of the engine(passenger side)you may have to get a little dirty and often it is extremley difficult to find the cast "308" on the side of the engine block due to extractors, starter motor, engine wiring harnesses etc.

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G'day Les,

As Tim said above...

However, the short answer is that you can't tell anything from that engine number. It is a NSW Police stamped number. This was usually done when the block was decked and the number erased OR it was stolen and recovered... All I can tell you is that the restamp was done in 91...

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hi just looking at buying what I think is holden red engine...there is no casting on block to id.engine number is DR531462.engine is v8.thanks

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Hi have hg holden ute engine number QT39731 date says H131 clock face pointing at 8 o'clock would this be hq holden block thankyou for any help Marko

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Yep... Cast on Aug 13, 1971 at 8 o'clock...

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it's a 308 block out of a HQ in 1971

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I have just bought a 308 engine no.QR763*** it 308 stamped on block the old paint looks like it is has been painted the Holden blue but date stamp is 2L3. Is that 3 stand for 73 or 83. The QR dosen't match any 308 info i can find. Cheers

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QR763*** is a 253 block number and will be around the HJ - HX time
so 73 or 83 don't fit with that engine number

looks like someone has restamped the 308 with a 253 engine number.....

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Can someone tell me what type of motor thus is please.i have a holden 308 black motor..eng no NS0885y379.im hopeing its a brock motor.thanks andy taylor..0487984719

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date stamp 1M9 , Dec 79 build ,any one have an idea of the engine number range

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Hi guys , i have ht monaro , 308 engine , # 308H15160 can any one tell me if its original , or correct
Thanks

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That's a HT 308 engine, from a car built about Mar 1970
Cheers Kev

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Looking for a 308 block only no for my ss hq,
BRYAN

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I have a 186 and want to know what it is from engine number is 186A175203 7 any help will be great. I was told its from an old GTS.

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I'm checking a HZ GTS at the moment. All the plates are good. rego is good and REVS check matches all OK so it's clean now.

It's stamped with 308, has a relevant date stamp of feb 78 but its a blue motor painted red. Is the 78 HZ 308 a Blue motor???

Thanks
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Anyone have a rough estimate on an engine and trans rebuild for a 308 and TH400. Just stock or mild warm upgrade........Also, can anyone vouch for a Brisbane shop that would do a good job?

Thanks
Paddy

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have a 308 block dated 12/84 it has 308 embossed on both sides of block I have never seen this before wanting to know did they do this on later engines ? Dazza 74hj

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hi guys i just got the 308 complete engine and gearbox
the numbers on it is 308H5736 ... can you tell me where it comes out of and what modifications can be done to the engine?

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Hi, I have a HZ Sandman, 05/78. It was a 253 but foolishly I gave away that motor years ago... What engine/date code would I be looking for to try and replace it with one as near to original as possible. Thanks

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you need one that was cast around 8 to 6 weeks before the build date.......
You could check old rego details may have the old engine number on them

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Hi, thanks for your comment. I found my old engine number on my old rego papers (thanks mum) and that number is QR948613... Does that tell me anything in regards to cast date etc?

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That's about a good as it gets........
just look for an engine number as close as possible to that one ....

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