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Blown 253

Hey all, heres a question.
I'm interested to know if anyone has ever supercharged a red/blue carbed 253, d'you reckon it'd be a go-er and if so how d'you go about it and would it f*** with the polution gear on a post 76 car.

I don't know alot about this sort of gear but I was inspired to ask this question after seeing the monster LS1 blown commadore in Nov street machine, check it out yer selves.
cheers -T-

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GTS Dash Switch?

I am looking to put a GTS dash in my HJ pano. Does anyone know if it is just a straight swap over from the original dash or do I need to do some modifications?

Dean

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Statesman dash...

G'day,

What problems will I have fitting a HZ Caprice dash into my HZ van? Is it a fairly simple operation or will I have to make a few modifications?

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Wanted altenator for a HZ (in WA)

hi all...
looking for a bosch altenator for my hz (with built in regulator).

the regulator in my current lucas altenator is cactus and have had trouble finding a new one. they guy at repco said no one has parts because they were only used for 4 months during the build run and as a result arent too common. is this right???

anyway if you have one in WA you don't mind selling you can email me or post here.

cheers
neil

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Q Van back on the road at last!

Hello all,

This is a long read...

After a frantic few weeks juggling other commitments, getting enough $$$ for the last few parts and simultaneously helping a mate fit a new clutch in his Sigma, I finally got the 253 back together and the HQ Pano is back on the road.

I got a hold of a digi camera just before I bolted her back together, and I'll post some pics of the (very bare!) block, along with all the broken bits.

Lucky for me the GF's mum paid for a new Edelbrock performer manifold - nice shiny spanking bit of kit!

previous 60 thou bore, Crane cam (C241 - pretty mild), ported heads (gas inserts), performer manifold, extractors and big-ish dual system is the extent of the mods, plus countless hours of cleaning, prepping and reading!

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HZ Parts Wanted

G'day,

It's time me lovely old HZ Van received a facelift!

I'm after the following in the South Western Victoria area:

HZ GTS Dash
HZ Statie/Premier front (white if possible)
VN Calais front seats - grey in color (I already have one, but would prefer two in good nic)

Also would someone be able to give me some tips in regards to whacking some sort of 5 speed behind the old 253?

Happy Dayz, thanks for reading!!!

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HQ SS Monaro to unleaded

hey guys. just one quit question,i want to convert my 253 to unleaded.is there anything else i have to do apart from getting harden valve seals. thanx guys

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Door problem

Hey, I have a problem. I can't open the drivers door of my WB from the outside..the mechanism won't seem to work. The inside handle will work and I can unlock and lock the dor Has anyone ever had this before?? How can I fix it? Does spraying some CRC on the mechanism work??

Cheers.

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Diaries of the HJ premier.

It's been 8 days since i drove from central victoria, to the big city (sydney), to buy a car i had not yet seen. To my surprise it looked just like the pics i have in the HJ section.
What i wasnt banking on is the cars ability to do 70 k's at 2 grand in first... Those M21 gears and the low-ratio diff sure make getting off the mark a slightly painful exercise...

Anyway, needs a few things done, interior doesnt look as good as the outside, stereo is lacking a fair bit, and the speedo... dont get me started...

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premier side profile...

how nice...

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premium_premier's shiny HJ

My new Premier... Like it? I sure do.

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Teardrop Windows?

Hi, does anyone know where I can get teardrop windows for my van?

I have some in it now but one is broken and needs to be replaced.

Dean

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Electircal mods and power?

Hi world,

I'm fitting out a HJ Panel van, i'm a bit of a techno geek but don't know where to go to get info on electrical stuff for cars.

For example, I am going to mount a PC in the back for the MP3 Player and TV etc... I am a bit concerned about the power required to do this...

I also want to hook up a temp sensor, oil pressure gauge, ameter and anything else I can think of to the PC's display.

Does anyone know where I can get any info on these kind of mods?

Dean

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Dual stick 4 speed?

Hi All, I recently picked up a HJ Panel Van, The first odd thing I noticed was the 4 speed gearbox with a seperate stick for reverse....

Can anyone tell me what type of gearbox this is? I have never seen this before...

Thanks
Dean

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Torque HG V8

Nothing too flash at the moment, just bought a 465 4 Barrel today to fit to this once I change over the heads + manifold.
Hopefully she'll put out a bit more HP once it's done!

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Lumpy Gas

Hi,
Can anyone help ?, my duel fuel 253 runs fine on petrol but on gas it is erratic, will start fine but cut out several times till warm then run OK while moving but stall at junctions, lights etc, (always restarts ! ). When hot idle is lumpy and take off a bit shaky, will run a hundred klicks no worries then stall at end ??, This is my first gas vehicle after driving and maintaining for 30 years and I know nothing of maintaining a gas set up.

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253 into hq

hi, i have a 253+tri from a hz wagon that i want to put into a hq 1 tonner to replace the tired 202+tri.should ihave any probs with the conversion or is it straight forward?

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308 heads on 253?

Just wanted to know if I can fit 308 heads onto a 253, and if so will there be any performance increase?

I have a red 253 and blue 308 heads with a 4 barrel manifold to suit, can I change em straight over to enable me to use the 4 barrel manifold + carb?

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Best place for second hand performance parts?

Hey All,

Does anyone know of a good place for second hand performance parts?

I'm looking for a second hand 'Street Scoop' (The crome one with the 3 butterflies that sticks out the bonnet) to fit onto my 253 with standard 2 brl carby.

Dean

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Torques HG

Fairly stock HG: 253 + Tri + 3.55 Banjo, 350 Holley, Extractors, Electronic Ignition. Prime 321 wheels, 195/50 fronts, 245/60 rear. GTS Dash.

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