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Relocated to Emerald QLD

Hi All,

I've just moved to Emerald (QLD)

Just seeing if there's any OldHoldeners roughly in this area?
Is there any car shows throughout the year to look out for?

My HR Project is still in Brisbane (no where for it here). Flying back for a week every few months to try and make a little progress on it.

Cheers
Dec

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Paint questions/advice

Hi all,

Well as you all probably know the motor is out of the VB for now as i turned number 1 conrod bearing so while its out going to make the most of it and paint the bay.
Im going to do it all myself to save costs, hopefully will start the prep this weekend.

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RIP 202

Hi all,

The life of my motor came to an end today. Took it on the burnout pad at the drags this afternoon and something decided to let go. From the noise im thinking a piston has gone pop and we can hear the rod slapping around in the block. So time for a new one.

This time not skimping on parts, going all out, going to be a realy strong bottom end and make decent power. so no 14 second passes for that motor.

Hopefully get the motor out early this week ans start disassembling, will post pictures and updates along the way. Sad that it blew up, but an excuse to do the bottom end which i have been wanting to do for ages.

Was a good start to my 1st ever burnout but didnt end well lol

Outside footage
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Onboard footage

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No improvement

Hi all,

Finally got to the track with the new diff and I'm pretty disappointed. The times went backwards. Best of a 15.1 to the 15.0 with the old diff.
Any suggestions as to what we can do? My guess is the 4.11s don't mix well with the Celica ratios. And we need to drop the ratios or get higher tyres.

Cheers
James

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Update

Hi all,

Just an update on the VB, got my diff ive been dying for for the last 6 months in finally and its like a new car, a heep more pickup and just a completely different car altogether.
Hopefully back to the track on wednesday to crack a 14 and see what i can do.

Cheers
James

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xu1 72 speedway pat cullen

hi,anybody out there no or have old pics of pat cullen racing car,72 73 xu1,speedway nsw,or no the driver? thanks mark

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Battery and wiring tidy up

Hi all,

Decided to make use of the rainy weekend and start getting the bay ready for paint yesterday and moved te battery to the boot and today decided to start hiding the wiring aswell, got the passenger side pretty much done.
Unfortunately I didnt know what in was doing and ran them in the wrong spot so they just hit the wheel on full lock so I gotta sort that out. But the bay came up good :)
Gotta get onto the other side now
Let me know What u think.

Cheers
James

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Clipping to chassis rail

Hi all,

I'm in the process of relocating my battery to boot and hiding the engine bay wiring,
Does anyone know if your aloud to clip wire to the chassis rail using self tappers and p clamps? I've been told your not aloud to screw into it at all so want to check before I do.

Cheers
James

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Toowoomba swap meet

Fantastic, heaps of parts and stuff, I came home with a brand new plan.

Saw a HQ tonner roller with brakes, steering, no panels $100. Also there are some HK rear doors complete with trims handles glass etc for $30 the pair,some one on here was chasing some not so long ago,heaps of go hard parts too, woohoo. Now just have to sell off some of my stuff to pay for the no cost build on the EH, Lindsay.

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Mag wheels on ebay

Hi all, can anyone out there identify these mags on ebay please 111004046288. I'm after a set to suit Commodore stud pattern.
Thanks Mal

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Paint suggestions

Hi all,

After i get the new diff next week, im going to have to look at getting the VB painted.
The rust is starting to come out worse in spots and I want to get onto it before it gets to bad. instead of just getting the rist repaiered, while im at it i might aswell get it painted.

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Dyno

Hi all,

Put the beast back on the dyno today just to see how much its improved since last time and i was very happy. It had 120rwhp last time a few months back and today it made 146rwhp. I was realy happy with that and think thats pretty good for a mild 202. Let me know what you think.
Would be nice to get into the 150 area which should be easily achievable.

Cheers
James

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Cant keep me away lol

Hi all,

Back at the drags once again tonight with the aim to run a 15 with this diff and be happy until i get the new diff next year.
Well, i lined up at the lights for my 1st run, took off and it all felt great, went over the line and was very happy. had a feeling it was going to be my 15 second pass straight away. went and got my slip and much to my surprise it was my 15 alright, not just a 15 either. was a 15.2 @ 92mph. I was extactic.
After 7 good quality runs with the slowest being a 15.3 i managed a best of 15.08 @ 91mph. Im so happy with that. definately was unexpected. and now of course i want to run a 14 with this diff lol. Why couldnt it have just ran a high 15 and not made me want to go back again till i get the diff lol.

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Steering Arms

Help needed, can anyone tell me (or have) steering arms that measure 100mm from centre of mounting hole(closest to tie rod hole) to the centre of the tie rod hole. If so, what model are they from please???? AL.

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Back to the strip

Hi all,
Means back out at the drags tonight. Had an absolute ball.
Was bugger all cars there so I had 18 passes, improved my PB by over half a second down to a 16.0 @ 87mph. I gave it a quick tune yesterday whig made it run much better and ran it with octane booster in it today and played with the timing at the track aswell. Ever so close to breaking into the 15 second barrier. It's definately in it just need to find it. Will probably do it just by improving my launch a bit.
Reaction times were great aswell with my best being .022.

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Hunt for power

Hi all,

Im hunting for more power now in my motor now its up and running.
Ive been looking around at getting a better head for it. How much of a difference would I see from a Yella Terra head? There are always a few on ebay and one good one about to finish in an hour or so. I dont have the money right now but just doing my research.
Also, do lightened flywheels make much of a difference? There are new Yella Terra ultra light ones on ebay but are they realy worth the $500?
Any advice is much appreciated and any other ideas for more power would be awesome.

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Dyno

Hi all,

I'm putting my car on the dyno tomorow at a car show to see how much power it's pulling and I've been doing some research to try and find some rough power figures for n/a 6cyls to see if I'm going to be embarrassing myself tomorow or not lol.
Can anyone confirm how accurate these "RECORDS" are:
http://www.hpheaven....

Cheers
James

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need help decoding

MODEL:8VK69BR
BODY No:526280-S
TRIM:1930-63V
PAINT:568-30521

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Cruising

Hi all,

Took the VB out for a decent cruise yesterday for SIDS charity.
Did over 350ks and she ran perfectly all day.
Got heeps of good feedback from people in the show n shine. was realy surprised actually, especially once i popped th ebonnet. i was expecting to get laughed at lol.

Was a good day, will have to have an oldholden cruise oneday, accept from what ive seen the majority of people on here are from Victoria.

Anyway just wanted to check in here as i havnt been on here in a bit to keep u all updated.

Cheers
James

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How awesom is this Holden Code Numbers Book

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