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x2 4 speed

Hi,iv posted a story about my x2 opel 4spd factory,mine is 1966,build 267s,,,,,,,,,,,,,this is well before any 4spds were fitted,i can confirm that mine is possibly a test mule as it was made in first 2 weeks production,,,,to these people who gave good advise i thank you,for those know alls who said right out they dont exsist,should not try in enforce there lack of knownage on others,If dr terry reads this i would like to bring the car to you for confirmation,,i am holden mech to 40 years,regards Nev

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HR X2 Factory 4 speed

Help.I have a HR X2 factory opel 4 speed,Yes it has been on many hoists to confirm factory 4 speed,so many people say they dont exsist,only came out in 186s hr not x2,,,,well they are only repeating what they have been told,,they are WRONG,i bought car from owner who bought it new in 1966 off the show room floor when he was 25,i am holden mechanic for past 45years,yes i have seen 186s 4 speeds,mine is build no;267s,first 2 weeks of production,,,,,its the only x2 4 speed i have seen,everything i read says it doesnt exsist,any positive info would be highly regarded,,any body stating they dont

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hr opel 4 speed

hi,i own factory x2 4 speed 1966 build no;267,most info says they dont exsist,dr terry says possible 7 built in x2 series,i have found owner of 67 x2 hr who also own factory built x2 4 speed,i under stand holden sent one to each state for marketing,4speed evalution,but cant understand why such a long period between builds,any info would be great,hope dr terry replies,regards nev

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hr Build date

I don't know if this site is still active , but Can you give me an apprximate build date for my Prem? HR 58528 S s, I know it is a Sydney built and completed car

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Headers

found this, Thort it may be of interest

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Wanted to buy

Looking to buy a 186k or 186 X2 Holden HR Premier engine

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New Clutch Plate - Wear it in Warning

Example of how good this book is - they warn you
at the front of the clutch section to.......yes.

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HR 1966 Shop Manual

Hi from Perth.

Found the manual I'd been looking for a while.

My mate Dave (has a torana & stato) and I were at
a Car Part car boot sale in Perth on the weekend.

Anyway got a good FJ instrument cluster, good HR
rear view mirror.

But the HR was falling apart so put in a large
white envelope in a pile of other manuals.

I have my mate Dave to thank as I never saw it.

Donno

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HR steering

Hi.Can anybody advise me on how to improve the steering on my HR?Its a beautiful Premier sedan but she tends to wander a bit,especialy on a road with uneven surface.Thanks.

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186K V/S 186S

Can anyone tell me if my assumption that the HR performance 186 remained stamped 186K right to the end of production of the HR, or as some has suggested a engine stamped 186S was introduced just before the end of production?
A couple of people have claimed that the HR had a 186S fitted right at the end of HR production, while I know the cam, crank and everything else was the same ( slight change to the head exhaust port )

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HR 1966 Brochure

Hi Guys - I joined the HR brochure pages back together
to make it look better.

Anyway here's the revised pdf.

Enjoy :)

Donno

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HR Sales Brochure

Happy Australia Day from Perth.

For all HR lovers - I found the ultimate HR buyers guide.

The Holden facts must be from 1966 as there is no 186S option.

I loved green special centrefold as it is exactly like my pops.

The X2 - not premier option cream HR standard is so clean
with only X2 on the front quarter panel.

I've never seen a list of the HR interior colours before.

Happy 50th anniversary to all HR's (hit 51 in April!!)

Donno

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And what time do you call this!!??

I've been away from Oldholden for a while now.....better try and get back into the swing of things!
It's funny how life gets in the way....or stufff get in the way of life!!
I still have "Alice" & stilll looking after the Father-outlaws HZ. My young bloke gets his L's soon and has a manual VS ute waiting for him. Pretty handy having a dad who is also a mechanic, we bought it cheap because the clutch was knackered.
My students have been fantastic, I was also a joint co-ordinator for the year 8's this year, very rewarding, but very full on, no spare time.

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Wanted to buy

Totally original HR Premier Sedan. No rebuilds, modifications or re sprays.

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X2 Bolt Holes 2

Here is a better shot of the bolt holes on a X2 manifold.

I am wondering if some exhaust extractors may have needed the
extra space - so often bolt hole tab's were knocked off and
it was done deliberately or do the bolt tab's brake easily if
they were done up too tightly.

If the bolt hole tab's are gone - can the manifolds still be
attached to the engine ok or are they scrap?

Donno

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X2 Manifold with Bolt Holes

These are what the X2 manifolds with the bolt holes look like.

Donno

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Are there 2 X2 manifold types

186 X2 Experts - I have a question.

Some X2 twin Stromberg manifold photos have engine attach holes
at the location where other X2 manifolds appear to have none.

The example on the X2 Holdenpadia page - shows the one without
bolt holes.

Question is : Are there two types of manifolds or have some of
them had the bolt hole - snapped off?

Donno

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Possible LC XU1?

Hi guys,

As much as I don’t want to be one of those guys who asks the question "Is my car an XU1" and the reply is "Check your plates!", I have hit a brick wall and need some help. I have been tasked with finding a car for my old man for some time now. Preferably an LJ Torana in either 4 or 2 door but I have come across something a little different and he is definitely interested.

It's an LC 2 door with XU1 flutes, rear spoiler, 'Bathurst' fuel tank, brake booster, GTR dash and a couple of other bits and pieces. It has been a race car at some stage of its life as its been fitted with triple Delortto's, big cam and a roll cage but the interior has now been restored to match the original black vinyl by the current owner.

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Tapping dip stick

Has anyone ever had their 186 dip stick tap like crazy on something down low?

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Disc Brake Master Cylinder rebuild

I'm rebuilding a disc brake master cylinder for a HR. Which way does the last cup go onto the grooves on the piston? They are tapered so does the taper face towards the rear (the circlip) or the front where the spring is inside?

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