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VK Fuel Tank Hoses

G'Day all, i had to take the tank out of my VK commodore (EFI), upon taking the tank out i had noticed all the vapour hoses had literally rotted away to nothing. I have the replacement hoses, but can anyone please tell me how they are wired, the picture in the gregorys is a little mis leading.
Any help greatly appreciated
Cheers
schmorgas

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FJ Wont start

My Stock FJ hasnt been on the road for over 2 years, I have just re done all the brakes and purchased a new battery, went to fire it up, wouldnt start.. Added some petrol into her as it was rather dry (I presumed) still wouldn't start.

My fuel pump is not getting any fuel into it (its a grey motor and its 6 volt) My fuel pump seems to be pumping? is there anything else I should consider ??

Any ideas??

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Painting Springs

Gday

Have taken the bonnet hinges and springs off to have them refinished. Getting the hinges zinc plated so tdon't have any probs there...

However - am wondering about the springs. Is it OK to undercoat and paint them? Or will the paint crack coz the springs - well - spring....? If paint's no good, what else should I do? Anodise them? [Want them black so chrome's not an option.]

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Water Logged Motor?

Hi All,

Just picked up a HJ Panel Van with a 253 in it.

I believe it has been sitting in the rain for a while...Before trying to start it I decided to drain the sump and put fresh oil in it.

To my suprise 10 litres of water came out before the oil!

That can't be good for anything....

I have been told that if I simply over fill with oil and turn the crank by hand for a few turns then it 'should' be ok.

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comfortable revs

hey folks,
I was wondering if anyone knows what sort of revs a VL V8(trimatic) should be on at 100km/h
mine is on 2000rpm at 70km/h and as far as I can remember 2500/2800rpm at 100km/h
cheers

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Starter Motor

My starter motor is too close to my Pacemaker extractors. Black engine. There is a plate between the two, but not sure if it's a gasket or not, as the starter motor gets hot anyway. If I place some sort of gasket between the two will this problem stop? How do I rectify the fact that the starter motor and the extractors are soooo close to each other? Your help and suggestions are much appreciated.

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186 engine revs

Gidday,
This is my first entry onto this site so forgive me if I stuff it up. I have an EH ute running a balanced 186, 4 speed, through a 3.08;1 diff. Engine revs are 2800rpm at 100kp/h. My question; what is a comforable engine speed for the 186? I was told that it would run all day at 3000rpm without a problem. I am also looking at replacing the 350 holley (flat spots at low revs) with either a 34ADM weber or a variajet carb.

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stonking 6

i need info on who would be the best to build me a new red 6. im aware that an 8 would giv me more power - please dont bother posting comments.
I would very much like to stroke a 6 either 179 or 186 - i know pro-stroke offer kits, but would like to know who else does and who could piece one together for me. the engine is to run straight gas, through a gasresearch 440 carby - unless anyone has a better option.

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brakes sticking from rear

ok, had my rear wheel cylinders replaced, and a reco master cylinder fitted, air compressed all the brake lines, the cars brakes are spongy, but thats caus the booster is shat. my question is, that when brakes applied, the back brakes stick. does anyone know wat it is?

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HR to HD

Hey guys,
Got a HR today and i was wondering What the differencess are between it and a HD?
Are the front ends similar/the same??? A
And is the stud pattern and therefor wheels the same between the models? Id love to know as i can get a nice set of HD wheels tomorrow for my HR but wanna know if they will fit...

cheers, Alex.

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where are the shops

hello every one

i have just bought a hj ute and a Lj torana and i was wondering if any one here knew if there were any good wreckers and accessorie shops i was also wondering i anybody knew where i could get mags that suit the old holdens prefebly sprint masters or something these places have to be in south australia, Australia.

thanks for your time!

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Which monaro really was the mightiest?

HK
24% (7 votes)
HT
10% (3 votes)
HG
28% (8 votes)
HQ
31% (9 votes)
HJ
3% (1 vote)
HX
0% (0 votes)
HZ
3% (1 vote)
Total votes: 29

* HK
* HT
* HG
* HQ
* HJ
* HX
* HZ

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VK EFI Air

Does anyone know where i could get replacement Air Flow Duct, and Air flow hoses for a VK EFI commodore. (Other than the wreckers).
Cheers

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WB Trip Computer

Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum but have been looking on for a while. Can anybody help me locate the display panels and control ecm for the trip computer on Series II Caprice Statos. Mine has a faulty digital face and cycles constantly between different functions. Has anyone had any experience with these problems. The litres per hundred km's is working ok. As for the others who knows!
Thanks.

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Overlander

Does anyone know if the Overlander is still being built?
There was a bloke in Perth doing it for a few years (Mick ???). Company name was Molecraft, but he seems to have disappeared. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Transmission

Also how do you check the trans is okay,
Any ideas of common unwanted noises etc appreciated

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Correct transmission needed

Currently looking for a auto trans to get the HQ moving
Any suggestions for a chev 283
Thanks

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Temperature gauge still not working

G'day All,

A couple things.

I have purchased a new temperature sending unit, installed it and cleaned the wire going to it but there is no change at all in the temperature gauges operation, the highest it goes to is just on the blue line I also got another temparature gauge from the wreckers but still no change. Also my car (automatic transmission) uses alot of fuel nearly 19L/100kms Im going to install a weber carbi from an XE Falcon, I am not a lead foot I am very a conservative driver, I drive this car cos it's a cruisy comfortable ride but the fuel bill is sending me broke and I am considering selling this thing and use the money to get another engine for my Mitsubishi colt which gets 7L/100km in the suburbs. Anyhow one thing at a time, if I could just get my temperature thing working accurately then I would be happy for now.

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Odometer advice

Hi all,
I had look at an EH on the weekend that I had supposedly done approx 150,000 miles. It has the original engine and also has books to prove it (matching numbers etc.). However, not being an expert I questioned the guy selling it as to why the odometer was reading something with a 6 as the first number. He told me that the first number (further most to the left) is actually 10th's of miles.

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what was the best old holden.

fx
0% (0 votes)
fc
5% (2 votes)
eh
32% (12 votes)
hq
46% (17 votes)
wb
16% (6 votes)
Total votes: 37

* fx
* fc
* eh
* hq
* wb

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