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HK Wagon to Monaro

Dear friends,

OK, this sounds stupid but what the hell...I am from Sri Lanka and I found an abandoned hearse (Holden HK). I know a top panel beater guy. I am thinking of making a HK monaro. Yes, you read it right.

I figured out that the front doors are longer in the monaro and B-pillar (yes, it has none) to rearwards are totally different.

But what about the front? Aren't they the same?

And does the HK wagon too have a semi-chassis in the front like the HX sedan and wagon? Or is it unibody?

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Hr codes

Hi
Trying to decipher the following codes on hr body plate
Body: HR225-76256-S
Trim: 510-E57
Paint: 585-9562
Insert : D

Also, how does the speedo cable disconnect from the transmission?

Any help much appreciated.

Al

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Interior colour

Hey guys, been trying to look for the right colour of my 1968 HR Utes interior after many hours I am still struggling to find and match the right colour...any help would be great

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weight of a 161s holden red motor

What would be the approx. weight of a 161s Holden red motor less the flywheel

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Noisy Clutch

Hr Holden, 161, three speed crash box. Noisy clutch when the clutch is disengaged however disappears when clutch is pushed in. Slight wine/rumble noise. Any advice? Can it be adjusted or possible through out beating? Do engines need to be removed to work on clutch?
Thanks in advance

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HT Panno

Came across a nice HT panno this morning but the paint /trim code has me stumped.
A little help would be much appreciated.
I know its a Belmont, 161, glide.
Photo of the tag should be attached - unless I screw it up.

Phil
2570

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HR Clutch

Hi all, about a year ago I replaced the clutch, pressure plate and throw out bearing on my HR. All has been well since. The clutch plate didn't look too bad but it was slipping badly so I suspect the old pressure plate was the culprit.

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Possible Earth Issue

Hi guys
I'm having an issue with my HK I suspect is as earthing issue.

My lights and tail light lamps work.
My brake lights work.

However, when my headlights are on, and I put my foot on the break, my driver's side rear lamp turns off.

I've heard HK holdens are infamous for bad earthing, so I'm curious to hear people's thoughts.

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possible export hr

hello i have a hr special sedan and it has a few odd things that i cant work out,its pretty much all original, but it has a ball joint front end with drum brakes, it has never had a heater fitted, not even the leavers in the cab, it has a factory white roof, but its the same colour as the rest of the car under the white, it has the premier chrome strip under the back window and the windscreen squirter motor sits on top of the wiper motor, it had some sort of decal on the tappet cover and ive never heard a red motor that sounds anything like it, it has a spacer plate between carb and manifol

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First drive

Hi guys it looks like all my leaks are now fixed. I have read that a weep can still exist a few days after its fixed. So im getting ready for its first drive and i was looking for advice on possibly monitoring oil level and water temperature while driving. Just as a precaution so i can detect possible problems before they become serious. I have standard hg belmont gauges which are just warning lights for temp oil and generator. Would this be sufficient. Is it safe to say if the lights do not come on then its safe and all good or are these gauges to slow to pick up problems quickly enough.

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Oil leak

Hi guys trying to source a slow oil leak (1 drop ever 6 seconds or so) that appears to be coming from rear main. I can see oil marks on front of inspection cover but not on the back of the engine block. I thought rear mains leak down the back of the engine block. Anyway leak is very dark almost black but oil in sump is clean as a whistle, no sign of contaminants. Any ideas? Im stumped by this leak especially why its so different in colour to the rest of the oil. This is a newly rebuilt motor not even a km on it yet. Any help would be great. Thanks

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Saginaw or M21 into HK ute

Hi. I have done a good search of the site and found lots of relevant information but would like to confirm one more time before I make my decision. I have a HK ute with a 161 and Toyota 5 speed box. I need to replace the box. The Saginaw is fine; however, some alteration to the tunnel on the passenger side needs to be made to provide clearance for some of the linkages. Although a little rough, this clearance can be beaten in with a hammer?? The M21 is fine; however, a part of a cross member needs to be removed to make clearance for the shifter?? Thanks very much for your help. Nick.

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HT Sedan For Sale

Hey team, selling my HT Kingswood sedan, standard 161 3 speed manual. Very original car, white with gold roof. Interested give me a call for pics etc. 0400 739 703. Located in CQ.

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Steering column alignment

I have rebuilt the steering box (using a eare spares rebuild kit) and have taken the column out to clean and inspect (it was making a slight grinding sound) so it got cleaned and lubed. I put it back in but the column no longer sits straight in the housing. It is off to one side and rubs against my gear selectors (three on the tree) and when the steering wheel is it certain positions i cant change gear because of the rubbing. I have tried adjusting the mounting plate but it doesnt seem to move much. Is there something im missing or not doing? Any help would be great.

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Temp Gauge

just wondering how many people are running temp gauges in their old Holden - the models that never had one just the temp light ? On many models (prior to EH) the temp lamp did not have a test or the test eg on start (eg HR) no longer works - so how confident are people that the temp light will come on when required and/or be reliable? Will installing a gauge impact on historical registration - very few mods are allowed in SA - where do people usually put them in their cars if they want it to be useful yet discreet?

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Temp Light

decided to take the HR for a run today through hills. It was about 35 degrees. Checked coolant before heading off. Car ran well - considering it's the original 50 year old engine having never been reconditioned or head removed. On way home after about 3 hours I took her up to about 65-70 - whereas she normally feels content about 55. After sometime the temp light came on - so slowly pulled to the side and was prepared to turn engine off an let cool down - but the light went off - so dropped back to 55 and never came on again all way home.

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161 HG ENGINE

I am looking for the original engine from my HG Panel Van. It was removed form my Van in 1980 and was later that year fitted to a HR Panel Van with the rego number JTR 325. I have a copy of the original Victorian rego card for my Van showing the rego number of KST 093, Chassis Number HG 00013A and Engine Number 161H322145. I also have a pic of the rego card for the HR Van showing when my engine was fitted to it.
If you or anyone you know have a HR Van that previously had that rego number (the rego number is no longer in use)check your engine number? Please.......

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Radio interference

Fitting a radio to HR and having problems with engine interference.
The set is AM. And FM
No problems at all with the FM
AM works fine without the motor running but no good when it is running.
The ignition coil has a condenser fitted to the + side which I think was fitted as standard.
Their is no condenser fitted to the Bosch alternator or voltage regulator?
The Hight tension leads are silicon and in very good condition .
As the car is 50 years old could the condensor fitted to the ignition coil need to be replaced?

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3 on the tree

hey guys how can you tell what three speed box is in youre car its in a 1968 hk with a 161 and what ive read hk was the change over between crash/gear boxes im planing on getting an overhaule kit so when i get the car to my house i can pull it out and rebiuld the motor and box butdont know the difference
cheers kevn

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New guy again

Hey guys and girls its been quiet along time since ive been on this site so im pretty much a new guy again its been along time since ive had a old holden. Well ive always had hk sedan its just been in storage but now its time to pull it out and start working on it. I have a hk sedan with a 161 and 3 on the tree and all original and proud to say that im the third owner of it first being the original purchaser of the vehicle then his wife after he passed away then me

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