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Dont know if anyone remembers these? A work mate had one and all I remember was the dumb foot handbrake??
How in the heck did anyone ever do a hillstart in a manual with one of those things??

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A guy at my work bought one brand new, he wanted a Wednesday car and wanting It picked up by a tilt tray and not a car carrier, he had it in his will and was never going to sell it, it was written off in 85 by a guy coming over a hill with sun in his eyes( head on ).
He kept the car and sold off parts, he still has the hubcaps, and since then has never cared for a car.

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I had a red G Pak just like that.
I got it when it was 12 months old, just in time to pay the rego renewal, kept it for about 12 years.
Handbrake starts were OK once you got the hang of it.
But the park brake was either all on or all off.

Jim

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Had a yellow manual from around 79-84. With uprated shocks and sway bars was the best handling old holden I've owned. The "park brake" took some getting used to but if you can't hill start without using the handbrake get an auto.
Ironically my 67 firebird has the same park brake system. As usual everything mechanical that Holden used had been used prior in the US.

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Phil
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from memory you applied the handbrake with the foot pedal, but release it on the dash with your left hand...

there were a few of these around here on the gold coast, last one i saw probably 8-10 years ago now, probably been sold and turned into an slr replica. thinking they had sports dash and seats, floor shift 4 speed or trimatic, but a 6 cylinder only??

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On all points Ben. Dare I say as per usual!!!

Phil
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All LH/X and base model UCs had the foot operated park brake with dash mounted release. Ok when you got used to it.
Gpak had all the SLR trim but with 202 engines.
Anyone remember the Plus4? Same as Gpak but fitted with Opel engines.

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Plenty of other cars had and still have that same park brake system, mainly american ones but euros too, they are a pig for hill starts if car is manual and it doesn't have a hill holder built in. Clutch gets an extra work out.

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and pedal here: https://musclecarsta...

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Cheers Al....
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I saw was a few years ago at Port Mac show!...

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Cheers Al....
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Is that Gay Pack? The colour I mean. Nice car though

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haha,not the colour I would have painted it.Sounded good coming in to the show though!....

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Cheers Al....
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Mate had one houndstooth interior.nearly brought a VB COMMY that was a ? Pack six banger supposed to be a early gumbyment fleet car or something .PS the foot brake release handle would brake an if you pushed on it too hard ! Ya had to take tension off the cable with a shifting spanner underneath on a hill usally lol

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