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173, 3 speed manual to 253, 3 speed. What needs to change ???

Hi Guys,

I want to swap the engine in my HJ ute from a 173 to a 253, but keep the 3 speed coloumn shift manual.
I want to keep it all as original as possible so don't want to move crossmembers etc.
What needs to change (driveline wise) ?
I was told that there is a V8 "version" of the gearbox and then everything else will marry up.

Does that sound right ?

Thanks,
Pete

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173 stumble

Giday guys I've been trying to get my old 173 running abit smoother off idle. I have noticed that there is no vacuum advance. I pulled the hose off the dizzy while engine running and there is no vacuum at the dizzy. The port is not blocked either as I can blow back through line to carby. Any ideas?
Cheers

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gully kingswood

Dads old HT i found in a gully, was stolen approx 15 years ago. Originally a 161 but now running a 173, Rust in every single panel, currently restoring it now using rare spares panels and personal knowledge of sheet metal work. The C panel is pop riveted on and was pranged up the ass at one stage. Currently restoring it

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Country dealer team 6cl turbos

Im chasing some information on the set up of the 6cl turbos, I have found the manifolds and would like go know the type and size of the turbo they used? The carburetor/s and size used? I seen a photo on the intenet some where of this set up with twin su's. Does anyone have any info onthese set ups I'm keen to put it in my HR.

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Bloo Yoot Fairwell

Gday guys,
Not sure if anyone would remember me or me old ute I did up about 10 years ago but today I put her away in the shed... Shes had enough.... It may be back one day but wont be until my Windowless van is done. Just thought Id check back in and have a look around.. 😁

https://youtu.be/7VI...

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173

I'm putting together a 173 with twin strombergs for my hq tonner project . Haven't painted my ctractors yet but they will be black soon . Cheers aj

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METal and plastic in sump 173

Not what u want to see in oil pan , the teeth are probably an old dizzy but the soft , pliable metal pieces have got me stumped . Any ideas ?

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Torana Ad

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Torana Tuesday

I remember my MUM had a 1979 UC Torana and it was the pic up kids and grocery car lol
173 4speed opel aircon power steering
how cool were we when we were kids lol

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One Tonner hubcaps

Hi,

Would anyone know the colour of one-tonner hubcaps, either HQ, or HJ/X/Z?

I can't remember if these were silver of grey, matt, satin or gloss?

I'm not too fussed about an exact match, have some old ones for the shed wall!

cheers and thanks
Henry

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Gilmer kit

Hey guys I'm wanting to put a gilmer kit on my 173 just wondering how would I keep the radiator cool? As I believe I will have to take off the fan. Any pros and cons on putting a gilmer kit on besides its whine? Cheers

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Old EK crash box compatible clutch kits

Hi there,
I have an EK Holden that is currently powered by a 173. We put the 173 in a few years ago so I could still drive it while I had the 138 rebuilt. Six years later, no progress on rebuild, but I need to replace the clutch.
My memory is hazy, but I recall that the old EK crash box was fitted to the red to save on modifying the drive shaft?

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uc for sale

gday all,

one of me mates is selling his mum's (she just passed away)
torana uc. I think he said it's grey or brown...

I don't know much about these ol' girls but he told me it's
got a 2850, trimatic, no rust apparently. I've never seen it.

it would've been surely nursed for a while. it's at cronulla

I think he wants $5k.

bij.

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Gilmer kit

Hey guys have a 173 wanting to put a gilmer kit on it just wondering how would I Ben able to keep the radiator cool as I will be having to remove the fan and what are the pros and cons on gilmer kits besides the whine cheers

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173 engine ID

I was given a red 173 motor today. I think it might be from an LJ Torana.
Engine number: CD 428759
Head part no: 7438296
Date code; middle of head on manifold side: J2 0
Number at back of head on manifold side: 6 H
Can anyone confirm what it is?
Supposed to be a YT head but has single valve springs and ports look stock.
If it's just a stock head I'll probably just pass the whole motor on if anyone needsa 173 for an LJ resto.
It has the sump on it.

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Are you still here Alfio??

Is Alfio Musumeci still in business?

Are you still at unit 8b,9 lyn parade prestons nsw?

If you are I would like to give you a call regarding panel work on my EH.

email me at russell.tacken@green...

Regards, Russell

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re nd ne ng replacement blocks

Hi there
does anybody have such a thing as a ng holden six block ?
or a nd replacement block ?
cheers grant

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My UC

Since I finished the resto I have loved every second driving it, runs so smooth. Its proof that if you dedicate yourself to a project and don't rush it will get finished. My advice is don't keep or look at the receipts after buying parts, and don't add up what it cost and ignore the fact that you spent 500 hours restoring it . That's my secret to completing a project.

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Blooo Yooot

Hey guys

Been a few years between posts but good to see the page still going! The old ute I had so much help from O.H is still a goer and just passed the 8 years on the road mark and is still daily driven 😊

Keep em crackin!

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My UC

Have had a great time driving my UC went for a few cruises, drove through the Grampians, Great Ocean rd and also down to Warrnambool. runs great. And yes full reg, Dice and Fox Tail.

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