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Where's Rusty ?

Well, I'm still kicking.

Been a bit busy this month so email replies have been slow.
The TShirts etc should have been here on friday so I will follow up this week.
All systems normal, panic level 5.

Any important rants I've missed please comment below.

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Wiring problem

I have in my shed a 1999 VS SS UTE 308 Engine and auto box.I really need to know if there is available an aftermarket wiring harness that will enable me to put this engine into my 83 K5 Blazer. I have the original wiring from the wrecked ute, but there is an awful lot of wires that I don`t need, and a nightmare to sort.The 4L60E auto is being replaced with a modified mechanical 700R4, so that part of electrics not required. Any help would be good.

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Wiring problem

I have in my shed a 1999 VS SS UTE 308 Engine and auto box.I really need to know if there is available an aftermarket wiring harness that will enable me to put this engine into my 83 K5 Blazer. I have the original wiring from the wrecked ute, but there is an awful lot of wires that I don`t need, and a nightmare to sort.The 4L60E auto is being replaced with a modified mechanical 700R4, so that part of electrics not required. Any help would be good.

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Wiring problem

I have in my shed a 1999 VS SS UTE 308 Engine and auto box.I really need to know if there is available an aftermarket wiring harness that will enable me to put this engine into my 83 K5 Blazer. I have the original wiring from the wrecked ute, but there is an awful lot of wires that I don`t need, and a nightmare to sort.The 4L60E auto is being replaced with a modified mechanical 700R4, so that part of electrics not required. Any help would be good.

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whats the worst injury you've had while working on a car?

it seems every time i take a spanner to my engine i cut myself or bruise myself or crush one of my fingers between something or drop something on something, i even kicked a chock out from under the front wheel once and the car started to roll backward so i jammed my foot under the wheel to stop it (thinking it would be ok) - that hurt a bit. I was just interested to hear stories of peoples worst and/or most interesting injuries while working on cars, the one that hurt most for me was cutting my knuckle to the bone on a hose clamp, but i know there are better stories out there than that...and how many people let these injuries stop them from finishing the job?

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what exhaust do u have or want.

loud enough to be heard a mile away
72% (18 votes)
silent so that u can creep around
28% (7 votes)
Total votes: 25

* loud enough to be heard a mile away
* silent so that u can creep around

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Extractors vs Headers and Advice

Im looking at upgrading my exhaust system sometime soon. Im looking to go to something a little more beefy and better sounding. In the past I have always just replaced my own exhausts so I know little about what is available beyond stock and where the best places to go are...

I want the final sound to good without being excessively noisy. My first question is whether I should look for a set of extractors going to a single pipe or some headers with twin pipes leading to the back? I have heared from people that the 6cyls sound really good with the twin exhaust but i dont have anything to back this up. Id love some opinions on what works. What size pipes should I also get?

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check this out

this is a 308 in a mini..... only a burnout car but funny as [Naughty Pottyword] i thought... found it up bush at mates place...

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CAR SHOW and SWAP MEET

CAR SHOW and SWAP MEET ..... SUNDAY MARCH 14 2004

at MUSEUM of FIRE Castlereagh Road Penrith.

Turn off at the M4 at Mulgoa Road exit. There are big brown tourist information road signs to direct you. The Museum has a Fire Engine at the Gate, just after you go under the rail line.

LOOKERS ...... $5
SWAPPERS ..... $15
CAR ENTRANT .. $40

Proceeds to the Museum of Fire , organised by Lion's Pride Holden Car Club and 72-82 Ford V8 Club.

Info and Entry Form : www.lionspridensw.20...

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JACKAROO

Keep the Jackaroo
0% (0 votes)
Sell the Jackaroo & buy a VR/VS Commodore
6% (1 vote)
Sell the Jackaroo & buy a VK/VL for wife & Monaro for me
81% (13 votes)
Sell the Jackaroo & buy a TOYOTA Landcruiser
13% (2 votes)
Total votes: 16

* Keep the Jackaroo
* Sell the Jackaroo & buy a VR/VS Commodore
* Sell the Jackaroo & buy a VK/VL for wife & Monaro for me
* Sell the Jackaroo & buy a TOYOTA Landcruiser

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What was your first car??

Ok fella's just wondering what your first car was?????
Mine was a little old 120Y datsun that was given to me by my dads mate, it had 140,000km original, a 4 speed and the body only had a little rust. I was 13, when I got it. My brother was turning 18 and needed a car so we done a swap....2 weeks later he got drunk and went paddock bashing, denting every panel and as they say the rest is history.

fx

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starter or flywheel

I know this is not a holden,but my wifes car let me down while I was trying to park my HQ Prem V8 next to my HT Wagon with soon to be V8. She has a nissan nomad, she called the RACV ( she dosn't want me to touch it) who said it was the startermotor, I think it could be missing a tooth from the fly wheel. It,s an auto with no inspection cover, 9 times out of 10 it will start, when it dosn't (starter just winds) I turn the motor by the fan belt about half an inch and it will turn over. A new starter is about $300 bucks so I don"t want to get one if I don"t have too.

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car theme music

If you could name a music track for your car, what would it be?

.. was just curious about people style on the board.

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VL Nissan Engine to 1980 Holden Ute

Has anyone installed the VL Nissan Engine into a 1980 Holden Ute.

If so does all the power steering and front end suspension fit in and how successful was the conversion.

Thanks

Rob

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Gen 3 Piston Slap

Hi
Firstly I know this isnt an old Holden question, But I own 3 Old Holdens 2 FJs and an EJ, And I am Registered on this site (EJDAVE) but am at work and dont know my password.
So I Bought in Late January a used VX SS with 100,000 Km on the clock. I got the norm. 3 months warrenty. I have just noticed with it being still 6000 km to the next service, its used more oil than my old Grey motored FJ uses in a year! about 3/4 down on the dip stick. Also on initial start up it ticks more than my watch. I know ive got the old Piston Slap condition. What Im wondering, has anyone has this fixed under used vehicle warranty. Do they still warrant it? Do they usually cover the lot or just pay for some of a rebuild?

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Parts For Sale

Yella Terra Roller Rockers YT5032, suit 253 - 308, excellent condition: $300.
Mallory Twin Point Dizzy, suit 253 - 308, excellent condition: $80.
Mallory Coil: $80.
Holley Carbie, 650 double pumper spread bore, good condition: $180.
Holden Salisbury Diff 3.08 Disc LSD, coil spring, fully rebuilt, never used, suit HQ to WB: $600.
Holden Commodore Wagon Diff, drum brake, good condition, suit VB to VK: $50.
Aussie 4 speed 6Cyl M20, excellent condition: $200.
Celica 5Spd cast case, needs new bearings, suit parts or rebuild: $80.
HQ Heavy Front & Rear sway bars: $50.
HQ - WB Chrome Sill Strips, good condition: $40.

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Melbourne motor show

While at the melbourne motor show yesterday I noticed a rolls royce 4x4 on display out the front. If ya still havnt gone and are going check out the size of the diff! I reckon no bastard could blow that baby its about 15inches! Holden and HSV have some bloody nice cars there im so tempted.... They may not have chrome but they got lots of cup holders!
Stevo.

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panel beating question

is it odd for a panel beater to not paint the inside of a repair in a door? my mum just had her commodore fixed from where the lock was forced and i had the door trim off it and noticed it is bare metal where it had been fixed? i dont want it to get cancer (it is 18 years old and has no rust). should i put something on it?

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gemini

I know this sight is not really to do with geminis but can someone tell me if they have ever put front speakers in a tb gemini because i put the speakers in and found when i shut the door that the bar that keeps it open comes in contact with the magnet which makes it short circuit can i take the bar out or is there another way to work around it. and does anyone know how to wire up a swith and neon light to go under the dash

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bellhousing

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