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HR Disc Brake Caliper question

Hoping someone can help me out here .

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HR Engine Numbers

These are the 186 and 161 engine numbers for HR.

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186K V/S 186S

Can anyone tell me if my assumption that the HR performance 186 remained stamped 186K right to the end of production of the HR, or as some has suggested a engine stamped 186S was introduced just before the end of production?
A couple of people have claimed that the HR had a 186S fitted right at the end of HR production, while I know the cam, crank and everything else was the same ( slight change to the head exhaust port )

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HR Holden

Hello,
I have a 66hr ute and it had a power guide trans with column shift. I am changing the trans to a trimatic no problem. I am also moving the shift selector from the steering column to a floor mounted shift select. The floor mount I am using is from a late holden statesman. I have made an raised adapter and a special center console to hid all the workings.
My question is has anyone attempted this before and if so please share your frustration's with me.
David

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HR Sedan - 13 x 7 rims

Hi everyone,
Just joined the group and will probably pester you all from time to time for some advice / tips . So thanks in advance .
I just got myself a HR sedan late last year and would love to keep the original look going . I used to run widened rims on a HR ute I had years ago . Pretty sure I had 6's on the front with 205/60's and 7's on the back with 225 / 60's . I would like to do the same with the sedan except run the same width all round so I can rotate tyres .

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HR wiring diagram

mate just bought a HR and we need a wiring diagram, does anyone have a picture or PDF... tried search but find anything but

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i remember when i was

young/er,my first car was an hr prem back in 74,i didnt know nothing about cars.i purchased a holden manual,water,oil,fuel,was the first things to check.its how i learnt,basic car stuff.long live rock and roll

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HR Brake Boosters

The only number I can find on an old PBR brake booster I have is a patent number 260550.

Does anyone know how to tell if it is out of a HR as I want to keep it all HR?

A HR Brake Booster (PBR) has a Holden replacement part number of 7433728

But is that stamped on the early HR factory boosters although likely PBR made.

Donno

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HR 1966 Brochure

Hi Guys - I joined the HR brochure pages back together
to make it look better.

Anyway here's the revised pdf.

Enjoy :)

Donno

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HR Sales Brochure

Happy Australia Day from Perth.

For all HR lovers - I found the ultimate HR buyers guide.

The Holden facts must be from 1966 as there is no 186S option.

I loved green special centrefold as it is exactly like my pops.

The X2 - not premier option cream HR standard is so clean
with only X2 on the front quarter panel.

I've never seen a list of the HR interior colours before.

Happy 50th anniversary to all HR's (hit 51 in April!!)

Donno

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Coolant system

If working on cooling system and needing to wait on parts for two weeks are you better off to drain it or leave it full of water? I had it full of water so I can inspect it all once work is completed and don't have to worry about coolant going all through engine bay if there is any leaks. Will it rust much in two weeks?
Will run a coolant flush before refilling with coolant.
Cheers

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WTB - HR Holden original 186S silver fan blade

Hello, I am looking for an original HR Holden 186S silver fan blade for my car. After the genuine item that has some patina about it to suit my car. Any help would be appreciated. Contact via email (chevnut1@bigpond.com). Price neg. Location TAS. cheers Steve

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old holdens and others

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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