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WB Holden ute

Greetings all, I have an 81 WB that is mocked up to look like a Sandman ute. Within 10 minutes of driving the car home the indicators stopped working. Thought it was the sloppy indicator stalk, bought a new one , nope, not that. Checked flasher cans (hazard and indicator) both working fine, fuse ok.

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Fan blower motor bearing repair

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I have a HJ Caprice 1976. It's the "stronger" 4-speed fan used for the factory aircon. As per usual, the heater / A/C fan motor is squawky and generally noisy. I've purchased another used one at not an insignificant price and, despite the seller (and I) testing it before mounting where it appeared to be OK, it too is noisy - probably worse.

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HZ SLE Statesman

Hi all

Can someone please tell me what I have got as not sure

Thanks

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308, Trying to find a rattle

Hi All,

I got my 308 rebuilt, about 2 years ago. Has a Quadrajet, Bosch HEI, edelbrock performer, crane 276, 30 thou flat tops L34 heads always running 98 octane.

It would have all of about 500kms at this point. Starts and runs well. Issue i have is when cruising in 4th (Aussie 4 speed) If i lower the revs then accelerate theres a funny sort of flapping/rattle noise. It dosent sound nasty but it is annoying. I have found that if i accelerate and pull the choke slightly in (manual choke) it stops, but the engine bogs down.

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308, Trying to find a rattle

Hi All,

I got my 308 rebuilt, about 2 years ago. Has a Quadrajet, Bosch HEI, edelbrock performer, crane 276, 30 thou flat tops L34 heads always running 98 octane.

It would have all of about 500kms at this point. Starts and runs well. Issue i have is when cruising in 4th (Aussie 4 speed) If i lower the revs then accelerate theres a funny sort of flapping/rattle noise. It dosent sound nasty but it is annoying. I have found that if i accelerate and pull the choke slightly in (manual choke) it stops, but the engine bogs down.

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Rochester tuning

Hey guys, I need a bit of help with a Rochester on my 308. It’s a factory commodore unit which runs absolutely perfect on the primaries, it actually goes rather well and will rev out, but once you hit the throttle and open up the 4 barrel it really dies, it struggles to get to 3500 rpm! I pulled the air cleaner off it and manually opened up the throttle to see if I could see what was going on, on the primary circuit its pumping fuel but once you open the secondaries no fuel squirts in?

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HQ Coupe roof strip

Hi I am wondering if anybody can help me with some information about this strip that I have pictured for my HQ Coupe
I know that it screws to the roof of my car but these strips had silicon all over them and I am wondering does this need to be applied to the strip before I screw them on also is there a rubber in my kit that I should fit prior to fitting them on.

Les

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Old Holden oil change. How often?

At the moment, my HT V8 is no longer a daily driver. I usually change it every 5000 Miles. But these days, fact is , its lucky to see 5000 miles in 2 years.
Question is should i change it at 5000 miles or maybe once a year? even though the mileage isnt up or more often? The oil is clear and im sure its still good but just wanted to know expert thoughts. For the record I use the penrite HPR 30 20w-60. The engine was rebuilt 3 years ago so it's nice and tight.
Your thoughts appreciated,
Alby

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Wheelspin Wednesday

Something different for hump day :)

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HQ speakers

Hi guys I am about to fit my rear windscreen in my HQ Coupe but before I do I want to cut some holes for some speakers what size speakers is everybody using

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HZ Boot Mould holes

Has anyone ever drilled / re-drilled the holes in a HZ boot lid to use the correct boot mould clips?

Mine has a hole at each end, but nothing in between.

Would it be as simple as using a string line from one hole to the other, and marking drill points in a straight line?

Thanks in advance.

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Evaporator Box insulation

Hi guys does anyone know what the moulded insulation attached to the evaporator box behind the engine on a HJ- WB Air cond is called and where a new one can be sourced or how an old one can be tidied up?

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Sundy

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Wipers

Can someone please tell me why wiper motor stays running when key is on and wipers have been selected

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Block ID.

Hi guys!
Cheers for the add to your group.

My brother has just picked up a VH commodore with a HG 308 block. Nov 11 70. (L110)

There are some other numbers on the side after the 308H30###.
There's a space then possibly L867
Would anybody be able to help us out with them last letter and numbers? Could be 4867.

Thanks heaps!

Mick.

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General specs of holden vl

Body uses more plastic than vb to vk somd parts fit from Other models before and after
they came out executive, vactioner, calais and, brock group a v8, sedans and wagons
They were used as police cars they were yellow in colour
Uses rb30de ,rb30det, v8 304 engines
Mx5, mx7, auto gearboxes
Computer has self diagnostics
3 different body kits group a, walkinshaw, areo
Air con, cruise control, power windows roof racks sunroof opitional
Were used as police vehicles
Made in Adelaide and Victoria holden plants
Years from 86 to 88

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HT Power Steering Clearance

Hi All

Been a while...so long so my sign in doesn't seem to work.

I'm just reaching out to the you all to ask if anyone knows if HT V8's had a different sump between manual and power steering options? We have had power steering in our HT (out of a Brougham) for the last 15 years with all working well and all of a sudden we have been pulled up on the PS Ram touching the bottom of the sump. The only thing to have occurred to the car since it was put in is new engine mounts about 4 years ago which I would have thought if anything would have lifted the engine up?

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heater control cables

Hi I am putting together a hx one tonner that I got in pieces and have reinstalled the heater box and am trying to work out what control cables go where on the control unit and the various arms on the heater box...just wondered if anyone had a picture/diagram
Thanks

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efi onto 308

Hi all
hoping someone can help me with a starting point
hq van runninig a stroked 308 hooked into a trimatic
Looking at fitting a throttle body efi system and wondering if there is any info available ie best kind, points to note or look for
any help appreciated
Have been looking at the self tuning Holley sniper setups
PS car is a cruiser used for longish trips

cheers
Paul

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Holden hj prem tyres

Hi i just purchased a hj prem wagon v8 been in a shed for 10 years it has tyres on it over 10 years old lots of tread but need to replace them. IT has 215x65x14 can i go any size bigger on these rims. Thanks John

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