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Racing the 1970 GTS Monaro--YES!!!!

Hi all,

Just a qquick note to say we (mad Aussies living in South Africa) are preparing our 1970 GTS Monaro for the classic car racing section here in South Africa for 2003 season. The colour scheme will be black with the Australian flag painted on the roof. Can let these South African's have all the fun. Anyone interested please send me your email address and I will keep you possted with pics on the project. Cheers. Dave "Gage" Saunders 27-827336211'

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would like to know more about the following

are CD strombergs and SUs the same?

coz im getting all confused with ppl saying triple SU's or Tripple strombergs

:S if they arent the same, wat are the differences.??

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could someone give me some information about the aftermarket, all alloy, twin cam holden 6 head????

i just read a post that said soemthing about it, and im interested :)

thanx peeps, lets keep oldholden alive'

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save the oldholden

I will first state that I have very little insite into the workings on running or maintaining a web site.
But have you considered selling advertising space or even a change to a server that provides a reduced running cost for the right to use "pop up's" or sponsered add's. such as "bravenet.com" do,(same server that monaro.com.. use), it is just a thorght to try and keep the most informative old holden web site going.
Also a very big THANKYOU for keeping it going for this long.
Kevin '

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engine numbers...

Hi ,
I have an EH premier wagon with a 186s engine. For my own curiosity i would like to find out what model car the engine was originally out of, but i cant seem to find any info of engine numbers relating to car models/build dates. engine number is 186P174032
If anyone could help id appreciate it! thanx...'

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old holden

just wanna say that its a real shame that u might be closing down this site.im sure i speak for many users by saying if there was anything i could do to put something back in to keep this site running i would.i cant think of a better way to spend my nights when i'm supposed to be working than scrolling thru all the questions and answers........OLD HOLDEN RULES!!!!'

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gearboxes

are the manual gearboxes the same for the motors. eg, red/blue/black?

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what would turn more heads ?????

hi i was wanting to know with most people what would turn more heads a complete perfect base model 186 hk monaro or a vp executive v8 with a clubsport kit and wheels both are in perfect orginal conditon what do you guys think , thanks

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Webbers or SUs?'

Hey guys, I am currently building up a 186 and need some advice in regards to carburation. I am set on putting a set of tripples on, but what to use?. Can anyone tell me from experience which are the better performers the webbers or the SUs?. I know I could stick a 350 Holley on, or fuel inject it, but thats not what i'm into. Any comments will be greatly taken into account, cheers.'

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Paint touch ups

I have a red hq ute and the tarp has worn the paint. I was looking at getting a flat tarp but everyone I have talked to has said theres no way to have the paint repaired without getting a full respray. It has worn down to the metal on a few different spots. Is there simply no way of having it repaired? Also I want to remove the tarp hooks and have the holes filled and painted. Any help would be appreciated. -Deano'

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interior paint

the people who owned my car before i did resprayed the inside of the car from green to black, but when they did, they didnt cover anything up. so there is black interior paint on the paintwork of the car. is there anyway of removing the black without taking the colour of the car as well?

thanx

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LC respray

I have recently bought a 2 door LC rolling shell, completely bare. It is already completely sandblasted, the body having virtually no rust and only slight bodywork having been done. The bottom rear 1/4s have been replaced and GTR flutes welded in the front 1/4's. Also there are small imperfections to some panels (mainly front guards), but definitely no major dents. Other than that the body is quite good. I am wondering if anyone can give me a ballpark figure on the cost of preparing and straightening the body and to then have it resprayed?

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Re: Link to the net

OldHolden.com is run off a 56 modem (at my place) and a cable account (at a mates place). Now the question has been asked, Does oldholden do that much as the MB are getting maxed out way before the end of the month.(A:YES)
I can see this coming to an abrupt phone call which will be down the lines of...Mate we got to do something about this like last month already !

So, to keep the MB down and my mate away from the switch, here are some ideas....

1. ditch the gallery and most of the stuff that is not used. Just keep the board and maybe update it a bit.

2. ditch the free users pages and club domains ( only kidding, i hope)

3. get some more cable accounts working for us. This can be done with just the account or a quick firewall box at your place(gold coast please)

4. Move oldholden overseas as the MB are cheap. :(
5. Keep it all up and in Australia. I can get great deals in data centers on the Gold Coast. (under 6-7c MB)

Help us work this out. comment or email.

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Front Seats

Gday all,

I have a VL and the front seats are pretty tattered after years of use and abuse. I am thinking of getting some replacement seats from a wreckers, but I would like to know if newer model Commodore seats would fit my VL - anyone know?

Cheers!
Adam.'

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Oldholden galleries

Are the Oldholden.com galleries working? I can seem to load them- could be a problem at my end.'

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passwords

how can i go about getting my password as it was not sent to my email but my nick is in the memberlist?

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New here.... & wondering are Females welcome???

Hey all... jus introducing myself, im new to this place.... am a LOVER of the old beasts.... drive a Vh wagon, she has a vk front, worked 202 and other bits n peices....

jus wondering do u guys have meets n stuff?? i know de other car groups n stuff ive been involved with had em and they were always such horny nights, mmmm, da cars..........

im in melb if thats any help..... and also, i guess i should ask, are females welcome here or is this a blokes only site??? im jus as much a rev head as any of u im sure..... if that helps my case anymore..hehehhe

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vh 5speeds

just wondering what anyone thinks about the 5 speed boxes that came out in the vh commodores.can they handle a bit of extra horsepower or should i consider a supra box? also does anyone know if the 5 speed box was common in the vh cos this is the first one i have seen fitted from factory

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Re; Prototype No. 1 coming to Sydney

It is with a sad heart that I have to post on here, and bring this to your attention.

I am currently looking after 2 rather historic Holdens. Protoype No. 1, and Holden No. 215 (The first retail Holden sold) I have worked hard to bring these two cars together, and my dream is that both cars will be preserved for ALL Australians to enjoy. I believe that they are a part of our history that should be enjoyed by all. Protoype No. 1 belongs to all Australians as part of our history. Not just motoring history, but social and industrial history as well.

I am wanting to bring the Prototype to Sydney as soon as possible so that the people of Sydney can appreciate this amazing, hand built and beautifully restored car by the Strongman family. While on display, I also want people to carefully look at the photos of our farm in Victoria that has been ruined by the actions of the NSW Government, via its department, EnerServ. There is much to tell about what happened, but in a nutshell, our farms natural spring water system was raped and it was done under the threat of arrest by the Police.
The media in NSW seem to refuse to want to expose this story, so I have no option but to bring to the attention of the people of Sydney what this Government has done via the Prototype.

As a result of what this Government department did, much of our beautiful farm is without it's previously drought proof springs, and the environmental damage inflicted is so severe that the spring fed dams will no longer even hold water! This is irreparable long term environmental damage. We every day about the drought, and that water is our most valuable asset.

It is interesting to note that today the NSW Government offered a subsidy for Sydney people to install rain water tanks. This same Government has left my livestock without any water, and a senior public servant said to me "I don't give a stuff about your farm"

The situation is that I sought, and was granted legal protection for this spring. When my family tried to protect it, we were threatened with arrest (on our own farm!) Being law abiding citizens, we then had to sit back and watch our farm get ruined, and lose it's most valuable asset. You would give a mongrel dog water in the summer wouldn't you, but it seems that the NSW Government doesn't have nay compassion, as it has refused to provide water for our livestock.

The bottom line is that not only did I have legal protection of the spring, we pleaded with the public servant the day before they entered our property to take another route and avoid the spring. The public servant said to avoid the spring, he would bore underneath the spring. Excuse me? Where does spring water come from? So I said that he would hit the springs, and he still refused to alter the route. So I asked who was then going to pay for these springs when they hit them BEFORE they entered our farm.

Well history has shown that springs were hit as we said they would, and we are without water in a drought.

My wife told the Police only recently that "she feared for her life" so dirty has this issue got to, and the dirty tricks that are being played agianst this family.

Sorry to go on, but this is the truth, and the media is trying to keep a lid on it.

So off to Sydney Holden Prototype No 1 goes. Only problem is, this country boy doesn't know Sydney that well.

So I am seeking help from those of you in Sydney who might like to assist me in this endeavour, so that Sydney people can learn the truth about what this Government gets up to outside it's boundaries, and how it treats ordinary people like ourselves, and the environment outside it's borders. And if the people of Sydney can enjoy and paarecite this wonderful car, then I would be happy. I get so much pleasure from people enjoying this car. It's just a pity I have had to go public, as i have tried to keep a low profile on a personal basis.

Oh, and my ultimate dream

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Engine block

Does anyone know the difference between the HP engine? How does it difference from the red engine? I just come across it on the weekend when i shop around for 186 and the guy say he have a hp block he want $100 for it. It is worth it? (there
e little work on it)'

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The loss of a icon (people are stupid!)

Why are people so stupid!!!
just 3 weeks ago I came across a HQ monaro coupe sitting neglected in a old service stations yard, there was little left of her but the body was in good condition, I found the owner and offered to buy the HQ for $300, and tow it away that day, he said "ill think about it", after a week of waiting to hear from him, I called in, only to be told that the coupe was taken to the tip the previous day.
So off I went to see about buying it from the tip operators, only to arive in time to see a loader crush it flat.

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