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dont have to be show cars to be appreciated,how good is it to open the hood of a car and see a nice clean engine bay,lockeyhr engine bay is nice on the eyes,great job

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Calling 186A 119365

I know it is very unlikely but chasing this engine which is originally in my HR from Newcastle.
Its a long shot and any 186A 1..... from a HR will do.

The photo shows original booklet. Vehicle has only done 54,000m but had a 161 put in it after the motor apparently seized whilst sitting in the deceased persons shed for 20 odd years.

Cheers Guys

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Torque

Replacing thermostat housing and water pump to engine gaskets. Was recommended to use Permatex Form-a-gasket on metals and a gasket in between. Is Permatex Form-a-gasket suitable and I don't have a torque wrench, should I borrow one or can I do it by hand?

Cheers guys

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Slipping hoses

Anyone had problems with hoses slipping from chrome thermostat housing pipes? Radiator feed pipe is fine however the two smaller manifold feed pipes seem to be really smooth and when tightening the hose clamps they work their way off
Was thinking wet and dry ring of paper against the chrome would work? Any other fixes?

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Drum Brake Booster

Morning Guys,

Can anyone comment on whether adding a brake booster to a HR with all drums will improve braking at all?

Wanting to keep the car looking original as possible in the engine bay and not going disks, so I would prefer to source an original GM booster if it will help braking.

Cheers

Locky

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Water Jacket

Can anyone please tell me if a 161 engines water pump and thermostat housing bolts pierce the water jacket? I replaced the gaskets which I sealed but forgot to seal the bolts and only just thought about it.
Cheers

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Am transmitter

Been searching/reading a lot... but does anyone have a am transitter bought off the shelf? Searched a few stores and can't find anything. Want to keep original am radio in car and transmit my iPhone through it. Can only track fm transmitters down.

Cheers in advance

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to 68Surfwagon

thanks for the good recommendation....Cheers

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HR paper car

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Wash and wax

What do people recommend on these older paint jobs? A one step product to wash and wax on a duco covered HR weekly without the need to polish ll the time?
Cheers

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Engine Touch ups

Wanting to touch up some rough parts of a red 161. What are everyones thought on doing so whilst the engine is still in the car? i.e removing all attachments, taping and covering surrounding engine bay, wire brushing flakes etc off and then hitting with a spray can?
cheers

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Choke

What are everyone's thoughts on choke with twin carb set up?
Mine are both fixed open with no choke. Seems to start alright as it is getting plenty of fuel so not sure whether to worry about coming nbevting it or not.
Cheers and a Happy New Year

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WTB Holden 161 Accessories

Hey guys. Taking the old 161 back to her origins and would like to replace the following;
- chrome rocker cover and side plates with an original red 161 ones.
- chrome oil filler cap with an original black one
- has x2 carbs and would like to put original fuel lines back on as well to replace current chrome ones.
If anyone has one they would part with then email me at lachlan.allison@hotm....
Greatly appreciated
Cheers

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Twin Carbs

What's this? It's screwed into the head but isn't attached to anything.
Cheers guys

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3 on the tree

161 with three speed on the tree. Crunchy first gear. Box is in fantastic condition with very low miles. Engine was recently removed for rear main seal. Fist gear has a slight crunch when entering at low speeds and is worse when trying to engine brake car. Can this be adjusted or is this normal with a crash gearbox?

Cheers

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Fluid in footwell

Noticed some fluid in drivers footwell after a long drive in the HR. Brake or clutch most likely the culprit? Didn't have a chance to look at it further but thought I'd check if it's a known problem.

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HR Rear Wheel Covers

Anyone know where these can be sourced from? I'm chasing a pair of blue ones for a HR Special Sedan. Ive checked eBay and gumtree but can't seem to locate any anywhere. Original ones would be grea.
Cheers in advance

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Bench Seat Cover

Can anyone recommend a decent fitting cover for a HR front bench seat? With the hot weather starting I'm thinking of preserving the 50 year old vinyl and son's legs....

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Holden 161

What can you guys tell me about these motors?
Looking at one in a HR standard which has 80,000 in on it. Has been fitter with x2 carbs and headers. How does it compare with 186 and 202?
Thanks guys

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Steering Wheel cover

Can anyone recommend a good fitting good feel steering wheel cover for original HR steering wheel approx 415mm or 16 inches in diameter and steering wheel quite thin in profile? Looking for something that won't slip has a good feel and you can get on without giving yourself a hernia...thanks

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