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Red SS Torana Hatch

I don't like to complain but would somebody remove that eBay ad for the Red Torana hatch. How can someone have a car advertised for so long.its really starting to annoy me. I smell a rat.

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OldTrain.Com

OK...so its way off topic :)
Although I think the bloke that filmed it may have diven there in a Holden...
The footage is from around 1983, nothing to do with me, I found it a couple of days back and thought I would share it with you guys. Its been quite well done and reminds me of a simpler(?) time..

http://www.youtube.c...

Cheers,
Q-ball

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FNP to the max

Bill Tait's Rolls Royce Merlin powered FX from Barwon Heads.

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One liners....

Name a couple of your fav. lines from a movie....even if the moive is carp :)

Me first....

Mad Max "Kick her in the guts, Barry"

Air-force One "Get off my plane"

Ok...next :)

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Working vs replacing a Starfire

Hey all, first post here...I have a Toyota Corona with the Starfire in it, and despite people ragging on it constantly, I have quite a soft spot for it so far. Done 240,xxxkms, hasn't missed a beat, gets me where I need to be every time (albeit very slowly).
I'm replacing the 4 speed with a 5 speed in the coming weeks (just with the Borg Warner 505 most likely unless someone has a better suggestion), and I'd also like to put a bit more kick into the engine while I'm at it.

How much noticeable power would be gained from a good performance exhaust and a new carby (Weber 32/36)? Is there anything else relatively cheap/easy I could do/get done to get a bit more power/better response?

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replacement parts

Is this compatible with old holdens or is it only for Jags and Triumphs?

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Betterer HK Bel pic...

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83 Hilux Parts

Wanted to buy!!!
83 Hilux parts
RHS guard and Door
Fuel Tank
Scrub Bars
Snorkle

Vic Area
Please reply to this post or call 0429991669 if you have any of the above!

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Silly Question - Turbo Starfire

Yes it's the middle of the night when I ask this. A lot of people ask about adding turbos to inline 6 and V8 engines...I just had a thought. Has anyone heard of someone or even been in a workshop where a customer/friend etc wanted to add a turbo to a Starfire engine.

Because I'm keen to know, apart from the cost...how did it go???

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Why Holdens have to be tough

Different people have different expectations of their shiny new Holden. I wonder if the designers of the VE Commodore had this in mind when they sweated over their drawing boards?

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Idiots

Well, I feel I must post this rant because I just cannot bare to hold it in any longer.

Several years ago, i bought a house for wifey and myself.

All is well.....

A Year or so later we have very very gifted individuals move into the property next door. (I know the land lord reasonably well) Now, The new neighbours idea of a real good time is cranking up the ol' Stedge on Mundy/Tuesdy/Wednsdy and boom boom boom so the windows of our house vibrate beyond belief, The end result was me nearly jumping the said 6' fence and belting the be-jesus out of the halfwit and there has been really no end to the amount of problems we have had with this idiot and his idiot girl friend (they still think we are gonna be mates after i told her to Farkoff)

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RUSH JOB

Dont ya hate it when your forced to rush something? I was today. Not a big deal I guess. I just sprayed septone on my half primed half not primed hj van chassis. I believe that stuff can go straight onto bare metal? well i'll find out. ANYWAY I had half prepped my chassis, had half primed it as I didnt want the bare steel going rusty on the work I had done. Yesterday BIG SPANNERS were thrown into the two days I had allocated to finishing prepping, priming and then painting the rest of the frame.

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Holden hj panelvan chassis on the rotisserie

Another pic of a Holden on a spinner from Me. I got sick of the complicated process of turning over the chassis everytime I wanted to work on the other side using the engine crane, chains and brute strength! So last night I downed eight stubbies and made brackets for the chassis to go on my stands I had already made for the panelvan body. Its really easy to spin and I got the balance just right. Curly.

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Starfire Rods

Does a 2850 Engine use Starfire Rods?

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Starfire pic for T

It's located on the R/H side, in front of the fuel pump.

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T

Here's a pic of the ignition but it isn't hooked up mate.
Only bought the car yesterday so i know nuthin about it.

I do have a 202 HG ute with aftermarket Bosch Electronic Ignition and also my 308 motor has it too so a picture of either of those suit ?

This motor and auto are likely to be ripped out in favor of a 202 and aussie 4 speed but if the starfire does stay put, what is the options for upgrading the ignition ? Were there any factory HEI equippped starfire donks made ?

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Starfire UC

Dusty,

That Starfire UC looks to have aftermarket Bosch Electronic Ignition, the type with the Hall Effect Rotor Button.

Would you do a Shot of the Distributor with the Distributor Cap removed and the Rotor Button?

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starfire engines/gearboxes and hydr. clutches

Hi Guys,

Does anyone know about the 5 speed box that was fitted to the 80's corona's with the starfire engines? I've heard rumors it was a derivative of the borg warner box found in the VH's (M75/M76)

What I'm chasing to see if the borgwarner (might be called a 505 5 speed box that's apparently/maybe in the corona with the starfire) has the same bolt pattern between box and bellhousing as the borgwarner M75/6 5 speed used in the commodores.

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Glass Cylinder head

I am putting an old engine back together at school. Its a Briggs & Strappon with a glass cylinder head.
It has a thick de-comp plate that lowers the compression ratio, provides a hole for the spark plug and gives a nice flat surface for the head to seal on.
Now...heres the pain in the bum bit...the company (in QLD) that made it doesn't seem to exist anymore, nor do the didtributors in Melbourne. I need to find out OR work out what the head gasket material should be and what type of glass to use...any thoughts.

I have done quite a bit of "Googling" with dead-ends all the way. It was called the "Visi trainer engine" and was made by(modified) HEXCO.

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What the....

Just came across this on the net.Does anybody know
anything about it?

Phil.

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