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vs cold start problems

just wondering does the motor of a ecotec vs series 2 commodore have a cold start sensor my car wont start on petrol cold i have to start it on gas car starts then you can flick it over to petrol and it runs when hot it starts on petrol but wont start cold any help would be apreciated

commodore v8 t5 conversion wanted

after a bit of information
I am building a bash car for this years camp quality ESCARPADE
I need to find a complete v8 t5 for a conversion has any one out there got what I need
i have purchased a vr caprice 5.0 litre and this is what the box is for

also chasing a good vs statesman garnish and taillights cheers

Back working on the car again!!

4 days to work on the HK... Wooo hooooo...
No misses, no kids... Just me, the dog and the old HK!!!
fix door locks.
Put glovebox light in.
Put boot light in
Put door trims back on
Put boot lining in.
Put heater overflow tube on.
Replace coolant.
General tinkering.....
Love the old HK!!!

HG wagon 186 to LS1 conversion

Hi. I am in the process of gathering parts to drop an LS1 and 4L65e into my HG wagon. Nobody in NZ seems to have done one or seems to talk about it. I'm after info like rack and pinion experiences and or steering box clearances to headers if steering box is kept etc.

Also diff recommendations, brakes and drive line. I don't have a bottomless pit of funds so will gather all my parts before taking the old girl off the road because it's a sweet ride as it is anyway.

Plus anything else you think might help would be great.

Ps. I already have an LS1 with trans, electrics, computer etc.

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Can anyone tell me what holley I have

I bought a redline Holden red 6 manifold from gumtree and it came with a free Holley, just wondering if anyone knew what sort it is from this description.

looking down from the top numbers are 21 6R 5275

other Pattern pending number on side is 2268409

up the top on side are list-7718 1103

Also on the side is a black round dial that has lean and an arrow on it and on the face of that is 2 wire connections.

The manifold and Holley both only set me back $30 so if I can get away with re kitting and a polish and using I will.

PS thanks for your help

Spare wheel holder

Hi just replaced the steel on my 1 tonner to put the spare wheel back on, can anyone tell me the measurements to were the spare wheel holder bolts onto the steel. Thanks Tony

Wanted fj ute tailgate

Hi All I am chasing a Fj ute tailgate, outer skin unimportant but prefer good frame if possible.
I live near Ipswich Queensland but would freight from anywhere if needed.
Please reply if you have one or possibly know where I might find one, regards Brett SPONSOR

Got the spot lights off the bumper bar

Well today I finally got the crappy spot lights off the car that were put on 35 years ago. After hunting around for ways to get at the nuts, I posted a question here and got a response telling me to remove the radiator first.

Checked it out and found there were only 4 nuts to undo, two water hoses and the transmission tubes.

Nice the radiator was off, I could get to the nuts under the bumper holding the spot lights on.
Got them off and put new Crome bolts and nuts on.
Looking much more original now.

Put the radiator back on, careful not to cross thread the transmission tube nuts and filled the radiator with water.

Next will be to drain and refill with coolant.

Job done!

Got the speedo cable in.

The speedo cable is in. Moving the car back about a foot did the trick. Went in and was able to screw on without cross threading it. The suggestion to move the back wheels was the answer.

Thanks heaps guys for all your help.

HK Heater hoses connected. No leaks!

Well heater hoses all connected up. Water went everywhere when I took the bypass hose off. To be expected though. Filled up radiator and.... No leaks. Fantastic. That's been a bit of a job but all done now. Just have to keep an eye out for any pin hole leaks in heater core when motor gets hot. Should be ok though.
Special thanks to 4blok warehouse for supplying replacement heater box! Bought it on eBay.
Pics in shed if you want to take a look.

Replaced choke cable in HK Holden today also...

Today replaced some crappy old choke cable. (Non original) with original cable for the car.
As I'd never done this before, took awhile to realise that you had to take the cable out of the sheath before attempting to do the job. Well farting around for a few hours, finally worked out what I had to do. Got it in and working a treat. Learning a heap as I go.

Heater box replaced... Took about 3 hours

Well it's in. Took a bit longer than expected. Son helped out and managed to get new box in without damaging Anything. Pretty happy about that.

Now to hook up the hoses to see if it all works ok.

HK Heaters box being replaced today

Going to be replacing the heater box today. Core in the old one leaking like a sieve.
Managed to pick up a working unit in excellent condition from ebay. 4blok warehouse. Brilliant!
Motor works on both speeds and the unit does not leak.

I reckon It will take me a few hours. Will see!

bonnet safety catch spring

Hi to all the Hr Holden owners out there
could someone please put on a photo of the bonnet
safety catch so that i can see how the spring fits on
much appreciated thanks to all cheers.

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whats a eazy way to fix rust holes

Got 7 big holes to fix i just bought the ute on weekend was just wondering isfiller or fiberglass better in my WB jolden kingswood ute..


Hi All I seen this fx on gumtree well over my price range and was wondering what you all think and if you think this is going a little to far with the old classic


Queenslands new regestration laws regarding old holdens

I was just wondering if someone could clarify the new registration laws in Queensland for me?
Say I had an FJ Holden and wanted to put another 6 cylinder engine in is that ok?
Now would it be ok to put a v6 engine in it?
I have tried looking but have found no information regarding the new engine sizes, I have heard at club meetings you can't put a v8 in if it never came out with one in the model or if it hasn't previously been registered that way.
But need some clarification regarding putting a v6 into an FJ Ute

Thanks again and I love this site, Brett

EH IFS from Rod Tech Adelaide sa

Looking at installing a new bolt on front end with my eh holden I live in SA and want a easy transition with no rego dramas a red 202 engine is being installed with a supra 5 speed also considering power steering and air conditioning any advice would be great thanks


I am after a new project car

A fx or fj holden ute please let me know if you have one or know somebody or somewhere I could find one.

Condition will depend on price and I am willing to fix whatever is needed to complete the project.

I am willing to travel to collect and any info you could help with would be appreciated.

Regards and thanks in advance

please help 202 fuel injection issues

I have a fuel injected 202 black motor I am trying to run on my start up stand.

The fuel goes through the pump up to the regulator then stops and does not continue to the fuel rail.

I have replaced the fuel pump and regulator but the fuel still stops once it gets there, do I need to bleed it or is it to do with the vacuum pipe on the end of the regulator stoping the fuel from getting through?

When I tip fuel down the throttle body the engine fires but that's bypassing the injectors and fuel rail.

Please help and tell me what I am doing wrong and tell me how to pressurise the fuel rail


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