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help..HG 253 alternator bracket

hi,
i have just put a 253 into my HG prem, the only thing is when i adjust the alternator up it hits on the chassis rail.. what can i do, i was told to just cut the end off the bracket and get a smaller belt, but i am wanting to put on a gilmer type drive belt, and they will prolly only come in the standard holden v8 size, so is there another bracket set for my car???
thanks

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Sound

Hey,
I hate AM radio so I want to put in a system, but I don't want to stuff with the dash (restoring it to original as possible) and I want it to be independently powered.
any suggestions? I was thinking of having a 12V DC power pack in the boot, running an inverter (changes it to 230V AC) and then running a system off that. Is this just insane? are there clearly better options?

cheers.

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New Project.....

well i finally went out and bought my HQ panelvan as i have said i would, as always its a fixer-upper, it currently has a 202, gas and is a nice brown, my main question's at the moment are, what areas are panelvans known for the cancer (rust), and secondly how do i go about fitting a HQ premier front end and GTS guards? is it particularly difficult?
regards

Rahman

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cooling system

Hey guys, I have an interesting question.

Can anyone think of reasons why my cooling system would be under pressure, even after the car hasn't been started after 5 days?? The hoses are clear, radiator has just been flushed out. So what is the deal with this?

Cheers.

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What replacement cam 4 my red, U-EGR 253 dual fuel?

Hello all,

Can anyone recommend a cam & lifters to get?

253 Red, U shaped EGR port, Quadrajet, 4-2-1 full dual system (1.75 inch each side). Dual fuel (solenoid) , about to get a nice "pot" mixer sittin on top of the carb instead of the silly old manual "over the side" LP mixer.

Has shagged cam (lost a lob or few!), rockers, pivots & pushrods. Don't know how, but all valves/giudes/retainers and spings are OK.

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253 with no timing chain tensioner?

First off, hi all.

I have just aquired a clean 72 HQ Panelvan, with an early commodore vintage (U shaped EGR port) 253, with a set of 4-2-1 extractors, and is also duial fuel.

The lifters, pushrods, rockers and rocker pivots are mostly shagged from a lack of oil. ( I got the car with these bits sittin in the rocker covers, with the manifold, carby & dizzy sitting in the passenger footwell!)

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Power Steering

Hello,
I'm in the market for a power steering kit for my one tunner, 253 red. I'll consider all options, located N/E Vic.
Regards Dave

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vc with 253 engine

Hi all. I've about cracked the [Naughty Pottyword]s with my stock 202 vc and my boyfriend has offered to buy me a 253 engine for it. Does anyone know if the engine will slot straight in or do the engine mounts need moving? Also what else may need modifying or replacing? ie: brakes, propellor shaft, etc

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is this site queer?

yes, uteman is better
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what?
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i wouldn't know as im a typical oldholden.com user with no brain
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no
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Total votes: 22

* yes, uteman is better
* what?
* i wouldn't know as im a typical oldholden.com user with no brain
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go fast 253

hey guys, just wonderin if theres any go fast engine mods for a 253 already fitted with a 3 inch big bore exhaust that wont sacrifice reliability or too much economy for about $500?

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HQ lifter probs

ok, my red 253's got "pings"/"ticks" pretty sure its a lifter, but not 100% sure. What's itnvolved in fixing this, any other possibilites - it's def not the exhaust manifold

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HQ respray. advice?

Just about to respray my HQ premier, i've done a bit of spray work but was wondering if anyone had some tips and tricks to share.

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hq handbrake

the handbrake on my hq ute only stops the car from rolling forwards. is it supposed to do this or is my handbrake rooted.

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Carburettor Problem.

I put a rebuild kit in my Stromberg WW Carburettor and now when I start the car the engine sounds like it has the accelerator flat to the floor.

I was hoping somebody could give me an idea as to what is wrong with it.

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HX For Sale

For Sale
77 HX Kingswood "Deluxe" 4.2 Auto Sedan
Brown on beige, in reasonable condition, with small rust as per most Holdens this age. Original condition with no mods (Except a Multilock theft prevention device)
As seen in Daily Telegraph article "Not the Kingswood"!!!!
I am second owner and have owned for 18 months, must go company car filling it's spot in garage.
In West Sydney, please call me on 0400 822 744 or email

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HQ Ute Shell

I have a 1972 HQ ute that I have had for a while and am going to restore. The body is pretty rooted. It had rusted out in the sills, in the tray and around the back wheel arches and one of the previous owners has bogged it all up. This has not done the ute a big favour as dirt and crap has built up on the bog and it has all rusted out even more around the wheel arches. As I was inspecting it not long ago a large chunk of this bog and rust and dirt came out in my hands, leaving a gaping hole in the panel. The rust in the sills is also pretty bad and the tray isn't in the best condition.

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I NEED 2 QUESTIONS ANSWERED PLEASE???

K, well i just bought some 2nd hand mags. They are 5 spoke "5th GEAR" alloys. i am in need of some caps as there r 2 missing. Can't find the manufacturer anywhere. They were made in new zealand if thats any consalation ?!

Also, what is that black peice of plastic that sits on the inside of the door that holds the edge of the carpet down called??

I would really appreciate an answer to any of these.

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Priming oil pump

Ok I'm putting my oil pump back on and hopefully it will get oil pressure this time. One question though - when preparing it, should I pack it full of vasoline around the blades, to get all the air out of it? Or should I just put a thin coat on each blade?

Cheers.

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Where is my 253 from QR340240 ??

Does anyone have any idea which model car the 253 in my EH originally came from?

Engine No. QR340240 ?

Cheers.

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Oil Pressure

Ok I'm confused, and scared. I don't believe that oil is getting to the top of my engine (253)..so to test this i borrowed an oil pressure gauge. Screwed it into the oil pump, crank the engine and it's running but there is no reading of any pressure on the gauge. When I removed the gauge, quite a lot of oil comes out the hole. Doesn't this suggest there is oil pressure????? The engine has been running for about a total of 5 minutes since I rebuilt it, and there is no evidence of oil making it to the rockers. Would it even have had enough time for oil to make it to the top of the engine? I did prime the oil pump with vasoline before I assembled it. So, I need some advice please, before I cook and seize my engine.

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