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202, 350 or 454 Chev and converting from man. column shift

Hi all,

I have been contemplating on dropping a V8 into my HQ Sedan however I am having second thoughts and would like to get a 2nd, 3rd and mabes even a 4th. At the moment, the girl has a Holden Red straight 6 202 in her (used to have a 350 in b4 I bought her which would save a bit on other shiz) and shes a 3spd column shift manual. Now, WHAT SHOULD I DO- I am prepared to spend as much as it takes.
Should I keep the 202 and c shift and just make the 202 really sweet- if so, how much would I be looking to spend and what could I do to obtain as much hp as a v8??

OR

Drop a 350 in, and either change c shift manual to 4sp or a 5sp floor shift manual- How much would this cost if so??

OR

Go all out and drop a 454 Chev in, and either change c shift manual to 4sp or a 5sp floor shift manual- how much would I be lookin at here also?

As the 454 would be a much heavier engine than the 350, overall, would the car go faster or slower?

I HOPE THERES SOMEONE OUT THERE THAT COULD HELP OUT.
Thanks for everything

Nuggy'

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253 HQ

Hi, I recently bought a HQ sedan that my brother no longer wanted, it was built in 1973 whith a 253, trimatic, white roof and a metalic greeny/browny green body I don know what the names of the colours are yet. Anyway The 253 is good but the trimatic slips out of gear and refuses to select a gear for some time afterwards but eventually you can get a gear again, does anyone have an idea what is most likely wrong the the trimatic?. I have a Turbo 350 in the garage and have to choose between getting the mount kit to put the T350 on the 253 or fix the trimatic. I also have a 305 Chev with that gearbox so that's also an option to go in with the T350 but I'd rather go straight to a V6 or fuel injected 8 if I ever have to replace the engine because the 253 leaves alot to be desired with it's fuel ecconomy and I'm guessing the 305 would be worse. Anyway if anyone has any ideas on whats best to keep this HQ running for a low cost for a long time, tell me : )

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HQ Speedo broken and fule gauge inaccurate

Hi all, I own a HQ Belmont 73 and the speedo is broken and the fuel gauge is inaccurate as I found out when I ran out of fuel twice. Does anyone have any comments on this- how much would it cost to fix, what is the best way of going about fixing this etc.
email me @ nuggy99@hotmail.com Cheers Andrew'

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HQ Kingswood

I have a HQ Kingswood taking up room in my shed....It is 253 4 speed with LSD, twin vent aircon and GTS dash.
Blue with white roof no rust in body but has ding in nose and RHF guard, paint faded, blue interior.
Was sitting under a tree for some time front window leaks and has rusted the dash, runs well.....ANY OFFERS..$$$$$

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wanted!

wanted! hq front bumper and grille..preferrably with blinker, good chrome and minimal damage..gts grille a bonus!!!!
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Coverting from super to unleaded

I have an HQ with a 202 and want to convert it to run on unleaded. Can somone please tell me what work is required on the motor to enable this. And also, will the motor run good on unleaded? Thanks, Nathan

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HQ UTE FOR SALE

HQ Ute for sale, Duel fuel 202 red engine, reconditioned three speed column shift, lots of new parts including tyres mags, carpets, genuine tanneau cover, brakes, lots of new suspension and steering parts including lowering kit etc too much to list. Very reliable will sell with new RWC reg expires mid March. Genuine sale. $3700 O.n.o genuine enquires to mepn@hotkey.net.au

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Thrust race noise

Does any one know where I can download workshop manuals for HQs for free on the net?

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202 upgrade

I am considering upgrading the engine in my HQ.
As the red 202 engine already in the vehicle is in good order I have decided that if it is possible to make alterations to the unit I could upgrade it without having to contimplate dropping in a v8 and having to carry out all the added work in doing so.
Could you please advise me on the upgrades that can be performed to the original 202 engine for added performance, including block and head alterations, carburation alterations and any assosciated requirements needed for example brake upgrade or suspension.
contact Mike

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gts rims widened and chromed

gts rims 14x7, 14x8 chromed with yoki 352 all round, $1200
0419198865
0889272949
can arrange delivery

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Wanted HQ/HZ Ute

Im after a HQ or HZ ute for anywhere between 2K-4K. Pref in Melbourne. First Car Buyer.
Also I wanted to know, can I get Mags in red? Or do i have to get them painted, i was told dragways have them but i can't seem to find any...
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HQ Clock for sale

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HQ tri-light rear bumpers.

I saw a HQ the other day. It had a rear bumper on it with three lights on each side. The normal brake/tail and indicator, then another brake/tail in between them and the number plate. It looked very neat. I remember seeing one in a car magazine ages ago and they said a few were made by Holden to see what they looked like. Is this correct or did this person cut them into the bumper?

mark@oldholden.com

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HQ clock and original radio.

I was at a wrecker in Hobart today and saw a HQ Premier with the clock and original radio in it. If anyones interested, email for details. mark@oldholden.com

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Center Console differances

Is there a differance in the consoles with the hinged lid at the front and the ones with just the coin slots? Is it just that center bit that is different, or is the hole console different?

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RTS diff into non RTS car

Will a diff out of a HZ wagon (with RTS) fit into a HQ sedan?

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HQ for sale - $100

Im in Melbourne, Victoria, and have yanked the 202 out of a mate's old HQ Kingswood and chucked it into my EK.

I'm probably gonna chuck my old 149 into the HQ to make it go in the meanwhile, but it comes with a gas kit already installed, and probably wouldn't take a whole [Naughty Pottyword]load of work to get roadworthy if you were diligent.

Anyone interested, email me at adamjvcooper@yahoo.com - even if you don't want the whole car, you're welcome to make me an offer on any parts...

Thanks!

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