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Hello, I have a Vacuum gauge in my VH commie 202, and as I am aware that they can tell you some info about how well your cars running at the time. I would like any imput from you experts as in how to read them correctly, I think mine is running a little strange. Thank-you

I also have just put this particular engine into my car (VH 202) and one strange thing I have noticed is that she dosen't like the hot hot starts, It cranks very slowly indeed. It's only if I leave her for about 15 minutes, then I get all scared. On the needle she runs like a commie, cold as ice.

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help with my HZ:hoses/engine

i got my HZ of a mate and me being only young, im tryin to work on it abit to get it ready for when i get my P's. Now the previous owner just whacked the hoses wherever they would fit. I need to know where the pollution hoses go(any pics of HZ's engines with relation to where stuff goes much appreciated.

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VKs

I check to confirm it was a vacationer after been told it was not

I found it has the letters XY8 after the model number making it a limited edition VK

can you confirm this ?

and if limited edition is it valuable to keep it original condition ? I have had the Vacationer pin stipes put back on and new motor fitted

it has no damage to body and is in very good condition auto with air and power steering interna is very good condition

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dellorto

HEY POIDA!
I just read what you'd said about holley 350's and webers, do you know much about dellorto's? I've got a 40mm 2 barrell side draught on a 202 (it came in the car I bought). It also seems to be over fuelling the engine, if you've got any tips it'd be great.

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RUNNING RICH

Hello, I have a 3.3L 1985 vk commodore. It is runnig too rich, mainly at idle. Could someone please tell me how to adjust the air/fuel mixture. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

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Setting up a 350 Holley on a HZ 202 (help,ideas?)

I've got a 202 motor with a little cam apart from that its standard.

I have a holley 350 fitted to the 202 motor. I think the jet is a 60 and the powervalve is a 7.

It runs very very rich, poor fuel eccon, loss of power when heavy on the pedel.

I was hoping someone could give me a few ideas, on where is a good happy medium to start with the jets and powervalve. I've heard 55 jet and 6P?

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diff

is there anyway u can tell what type of diff u got just by looking at it?

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seat n parts

if any1 is interested i should b able to pick up the original back seat out of a ht in the green viynl with the stamping still in great condo, i would b able to get the gauge part of the dash, and seat belts, the belts only need cleaning, how much u reckon i could get for each part.
any help would be good
just reply here to let me know
thanx

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Wiper Problems

Hi, I've a 1971 HQ Statesman and when you turn the wipers off they don't return to the bottom of the windscreen. Is there anyway of fixing this, or is it just the way they are?
Also with the wipers I've got new wiper blades on them, but when it's raining after a while they start to judder, even when the screens wet. As soon as you put windscreen washers on it, it goes away, I have optikleen in the washer bottle.

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Front Wheels Reqd?

Gday Gang

Just located what I hope will be my next project; an EH ute on a farm in the WA wheatbelt. Haven't seen it in the flesh yet, just some pix.

Under the front guards there's only the front upper and lower control arms - nothing else. Steering knuckle support, steering arm and brake drum have all been removed.

Three questions. (1) Can I drag her ass backwards onto a car trailer without buggering any major underneath bits?(2) So I can haul her gracefully onto the trailer, how long should I allow to put these bits on (2 sides) - bearing in mind that she's up on blocks in the middle of a paddock (3) Would I be crazy to even consider putting those bits on while she's up on blocks in a paddock?

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Fitting New Gauges

Hi All

I have baught a set of gauges for my EH. The water & Oil were simple enough to work out, but I am unsure of where to connect the AMP gauge.

Can anyone please help me out?

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My HR is dying

Hi guys

My HR has just had heaps of things go bust in the last week. First of all my girlfriend drove 150km with the handbrake on and I need to have the discs remachined. Then my diff blew(it was an LSD banjo) then my 5 speed celica gearbox shat itself. So anyway should I put in a different diff or will it cost too much? Would it be wise to just replace the celica box or should I go to a supra? Can I put disc brakes on the car or is it not worth the money? I run a fairly worked 186 with lowered susp, extactors etc.

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What to look out for when buying a VL

I was wondering if anybody could give me some advice on what things I should be looking out for when buying a VL Commodore.

Cheers, Phil

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Holden gearboxes

Hey guys,

I was wondering if anyone knows...did Holden ever make an aussie 5 speed that would suit a 253? Someone told me they did and I've never heard of it..so can anyone confirm this or tell me otherwise?

Cheers.

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Probationary Limitations?

My question relates to probationary limitations governing "High Powered Vehicles".

VicRoads states that these limits are as follows.

* Power to mass ratio must not exceed 125 kW per tonne
* Engine capacity not exceeding 3.5 litres per tonne of the unladen mass of the motor vehicle.

This is all fairly straight forward, however I am unsure of what my vehicles unladen mass is. Its a 78 HZ panelvan and I am looking at either planting a VN/VP 5.0 or a HSV 5.7 into it.

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Compliance code Rear Axil

Dose anyone know what the following compliance codes relate too? Rear axil codes as follows CU4 , GV9 Or could anyone suggest what type/ratio diff a 78 HZ wagon would have with 253, Trimatic? Any help appreciated.
Dave

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WANTED - EJ REAR BUMPER

DOES ANYBODY HAVE A REAR BUMPER FOR AN EJ FOR SALE, OR THE L/H END PIECE

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Camping bench seat for HT prem

G'day all,

I recently posted a comment asking where i could either get a camping conversion for a front bench seat so it reclines or where i can pick one up that already has the conversion. I got a few responses however most were from queensland. Being in the sydney area i would love to know where i could find something like this around here. I would love any help any1 can offer me. cheers,

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standard height springs for vc. plz HELP!!!

when i bought my vc, it had cut springs in it. ive got standard height springs to go in it, but have no idea how to put them in the front. can someone plz help me?

thanx

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Different Diffs

Hi there everyone!!!
Quick question for anyone who might know!!!
I have a 1974 HQ utility that previously had a 173 red in it which is soon to be replaced with a 253 red and 5 speed. I know I have to get a V8 prop shaft, but is the yoke on the existing 6 cyl Banjo differential too small in diameter for the V8 prop shaft and rear universal joint? I don't really want to go diff hopping at the moment as I'm happy to keep the old 3.08 in it.

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