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flywheel cover plate

While ago I had the car up on stands, and a mate of mine pointed out that my 253 was missing a flywheel cover plate. Supposedly u need this for rego, as without it the starter ring gear is exposed and it'll shred someone if u run over them (like they wouldn't be dead already). Its a pain in the arse to get hold of one where i live (gotta get it mailed) and I cant remember any rego check where this area of the car was given any attention.

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Water Logged Motor?

Hi All,

Just picked up a HJ Panel Van with a 253 in it.

I believe it has been sitting in the rain for a while...Before trying to start it I decided to drain the sump and put fresh oil in it.

To my suprise 10 litres of water came out before the oil!

That can't be good for anything....

I have been told that if I simply over fill with oil and turn the crank by hand for a few turns then it 'should' be ok.

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VL 5 litre manifold

Hi,

Just wondering if I can use a VL 5 litre intake manifold in my HZ 1978 polution 253 ?

If so will it bolt in with my original headers or is modification required ?

Thanks

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wanted ! panelvan

im looking for an old panel van hk - hz in fair to excellent condition any info pleazzze msg me !!! any sorta engine !

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HQ-HZ Panel Van Wanted....

Hey All, I'm looking for a HQ-HZ Panel Van with a running V8 in it somewhere in Melbourne. Does'nt need to be reg'd, looking for a project.

If you have one or know where I can get one then please email me here or dean@callit.com.au

Cheers.
Dean

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WANTED !!

I am in DESPERATE search for an old panel van preferably a HQ-HZ-HJ one of those, preferably in excellent condition of course, any info plzzzzzz msg me bak !

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HZ Panelvan for Sale (Melbourne)

Hi Everyone
I have a 1979 HZ Panelvan for sale
Premier front, GTS Guards, newly reconditioned 253 Engine,
4 Speed Manual with HQ racing stick, Sunroof, side bubble windows,
coustom made tool boxes which can be removed also, Roof rack and Registed
till 05/04. Price:$5,200 ono call Justine on 0416-190-979

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Major Flat Spot

Hello,

I own a 1978 HZ Panelvan, running a 253 with WW Stromberg Carb.

Been having lots of problems with a cold engine, recently replaced the choke coil and this has almost fixed all my problems regarding driving a cold engine.

Unfortunately however I still seem to be having trouble with take off. When stopping at the lights and applying the accellerator, both large and little amounts of accellerator, the engine seems to hesitate and after a good 3 to 6 seconds springs to life.

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253 mods

g'day. I don't know a hell of a lot when it comes to engine mods, so could anyone tell me exactly what i could do to get some decent performance out of my 253?

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Door, windows and light fittings

Hi guys, has anyone got any idea where I can get rubber seals for the doors, windows and light fittings on my HJ ute, they are all well and truly shagged out.

Thanks

Ade

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1970 HG Sedan possible sale - exp.of interest/appraisals wanted

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Here is my 1970 HG, I'm looking at selling it and buying an EJ or EH to slowly do up.
As you can see from the pics the body is in quite nice condition - it has some shopping trolly dents which is expected of a daily driver and the paint (Graphite Grey) is about 10 years old.
Chrome trims on the car are in very good condition, front bumper is quite good, rear bumper is relatively dent free but needs re-chroming.

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Rough morning idle

Recently bought at hq ute, and it's having trouble holding idle when cold, there's also alot of moisture coming out the tail pipe.
We heard about the seal on the petrol cap on some cars causing water to get in the tank and cause this exact problem.... Other solutions, air filter? or carby problem...
Any ideas before we pull it apart entirely?
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Mick & Andrea

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Tailgate Badges

My husband and I are doing up a hq ute. (He makes it go good, i make it look good), anyway, how do I get the badges off the tailgate. The only access i can see is through the locking section in the middle, but i have buckleys reaching the back of the badge from there. i don't want to just pry them off and break anything.... help???

Andrea.

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need help

Can anyone help me, or does anyone know where those bug deflecters are made that fit across the bonnet. They are made out of perspex.

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HQ Steering problem

i have a HQ sedan im working on and it has problems with the steering that i do not know how to fix or where to start.
the entire steering wheel and shaft pulls out around one inch from the steering coloum, and the top bearing slips out and the wheel/shaft drops below its proper sitting position. any help/info or ideas on this would be greatly appreciated!!

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Diff

Hey guys, I need some advice about changing diff centres. I have a 3.55 and want to go up to a 3.08 I understand I only need the centre of the diff for this, but what is actually involved in changing them over? Do i need to remove the rear axles, or can I just take the diff cover off and change it somehow like that? Cheers.

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bad gas

hi there anyone know anything about gas systems, my q ute 253 when it warms up doesnt like to idle on gas anyone got any ideas???????????????????????

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Chev conversion

Can someone please tell me the mods needed, suspension or otherwise to swap the 253 in my HQ ute to a 350 chev?

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HZ Panelvan for Sale (Melbourne)

Hi Everyone
I have a 1979 HZ Panelvan for sale
Premier front, GTS Guards, newly reconditioned 253 Engine,
4 Speed Manual with HQ racing stick, Sunroof, side bubble windows,
coustom made tool boxes which can be removed also, Roof rack and Registed
till 05/04. Price:$5,200 ono call Justine on 0416-190-979

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Just bought an '82 VH wagon 253 - is it worth putting a LPG kit

Hi guys, I've just bought an '82 VH wagon 253 - is it worth putting a LPG kit in to make it more economical to run?
I bought it to tow the horse around occasionally so still need the power of the V8 on petrol but would like to make it cheaper to run around in. I've been told to check the spark plugs, look at getting a rochester carby kit in it etc. Anyone got any ideas?
Thanks
Jen

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