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no rust - now paint colour's

okay there is no rust in the VK...thankgod haha...so now i need 2 decide on a colour i am thinking a real dark blue or black...something that looks good...please help if you know of any good colours...thanx

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gearbox problems????

hey all

i have a vk 6cylinder with a borg warner(i think) 5 speed. Which i think is [Naughty Pottyword]ed. The proble that im having is i cant get it into 1st and it grinds goin into reverse. Latly it has been getting really hard to get into 2nd.

does neone know wat the problem is?

is it the clutch needs adjusting? or more serious like the whole gearbox is screwed

does neone know of a rough price range to fix it?

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Transmission problems?

Hello,

I am currently experiencing some very odd problems with my HZ Panelvan, running a 253 with a beefed up trimatic behind her.

When starting her on very cold mornings, I would take off after warming the car up, and if I didnt completely flaw it, the transmission would not click into second, and if I took my foot of the accelerator and then reapplied, the engine the car would go into what feels like a nutural, and just rev and go nowhere. I would have to brake to a stop and start again before it would click into gear.

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shagged 4 speed news

G'day again fellas
Its me with the jumpy 4 speed. Just to let the "lhgpoobaa" know he was spot on with his diganosis of my gearbox; totally shagged. i got a look inside it this morning, and the selector sleeve thingy (technical term) and teeth are pretty badly flogged. So it's winding out of first under load and 2nd gear will be next. Lots of bits need to be replaced, for me this spells "bye bye gearbox". The shifter itself was also bollocks; missing the pressure washer, which probably led to the damage. Just wished I'd spotted it when i bought the car, but it shifted sweet then : [

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what seats should i put in my hg prem

should i put in original holden bench seats
33% (4 votes)
or torana/statesman buckets seats
67% (8 votes)
Total votes: 12

* should i put in original holden bench seats
* or torana/statesman buckets seats

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front lip on a gts ... and weight ...

anyone know where i can get this lip? goes under the grill, well chrome ... i have asked rare spares, but i wld like some more prices of ppl elsewhere
im in melb.
also whats the weight of a hz gts 4 door?
cheers

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Wiring Woes

I'm trying to wire a WB Statesman column into the Qute and have run into a problem that has me baffled...

I made up a conversion wiring diagram from the HQ and WB wiring diagrams and it all looks fairly straight forward (connect lt blue to lt blue, etc). The indicators had me stumped for a while until I discovered that the yellow feed for one of the rear indicators turns lt blue in the middle of the WB loom...

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help still

im getttin a weird rattle sound coming from my auto transmission. can someone tell me what it could be?

thanx,

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the rust factor

wat is the best solutiion if i find out that there is rust in the front window sill?...plz help as i am about 2 take it out tomorrow and have a sneaking suspision that there will b rust

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gearbox dilemma

hey could you please give me some example of wat mannual gearbox i can put behind a stock 202 EFI red motor

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Dammit!

I posted a while ago about my HQ jumping out of 1st. Thanks for the feedback, guys. I took it to the local repairman (using gears2 3 n4) and he seems almost certain that 1st gear is flooged out, and its not the linkages that are at fault. I'm pissed off cos i only bought it 3 weeks ago and it has been fine up until a week ago.
He says it wont be cheap though, like 400-500 to get the gear replaced.

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Determined to rebuild

Hi everybody. I have aquired a HZ 78' Sedan. Auto.
I have to drop a motor in it as someone tried to steal it and revved the hell out of it. They blew one cylander nearly and it has been running on 5 1/2 cylanders for two years.
I have been mothering it (yes i have) and trying to explain that the respect you show your vehicle the longer you have a relationship with it. Near enough isn't good enough.

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Running in new engine

Any tips for running in my new engine? I've done 170kms so far. Havent really taken it over 4000rpm or over 100 kmph. I've been varying my speed most of the time, having it in 3rd at 50kmph and flatting it to 80kmph so the revs dont go up quickly. Trying to not let it sit idling for long periods. Am I doing anything wrong and should i be doing anything else?
Thanks

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HELP!!! who is GMH dealer no 626????

I need help on this subject. Holden's helpline wont help as the dealer closed down some time ago....... Anyone know who GMH dealer 626 is???

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Test

Just a test post.
No 454's in the engine selection
:-(

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VK Engine Issues

Hi Guys I have an inj. 202 Black motor VK Commodore.

When it starts a big cloud of grey smoke comes out. and the valve gear sounds noisy.

But when it warms up it runs fine. I have only owned the car for about 4months i suspect the previous owner has flogged the engine hard and put some additive in the oil to hide the problem.

it hunts on idle till you rev it slightly then goes to normal.

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Holly 425 , Redline 2 Torquer Manidfold

I have a VH with a blue 202 reconditioned and i have picked up a holly 425 and a redline 2 torquer manifold ported and polished and i was wondering if any1 would have an idea how much power and torque that would give me, roughly of course.

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Fuel Economy

B

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polishing teeth

G'day fellas

Just became the proud owner of a 74 HQ Premier a few weeks ago. This is my first car (having a streetbike before now) and I'm still getting used to driving with a 30 yr old 4 speed box, being used to the 5 spd on my folks subaru (piece of crap). I've had a couple of jams, and after getting stuck between 1st and reverse at the petrol station I had to knife it out of lock with a screwdiver.

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EK Vanity

You may have noticed the new poll I have posted . I have bought for the princely sum of $300 a EK Van that is in remarkably good condition. Miniumum rust and is complete.
The plan is to make it windowless again and have already been offered another roof for free. (condition of donor roof still unknown -believed to be good)
The dilema I am faced with is which style to do this resto to. I am leaning towards a repower with a 186 and retain the original three speed. This will give the appearance of stock standard and retains the floor originality. Which means I can use one of those original rubber mats.

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