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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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EK Van - what style would you do?

Restored and returned to windowless
50% (8 votes)
Restored but 186 , three speed,original colour (which one?) windowless
13% (2 votes)
Rat rod , small block, auto, red wheels & interior.windowless
0% (0 votes)
Rat rod ,186 ,red wheels and interior ,scallops.windowless
6% (1 vote)
Chopped,small block-auto ,weld wheels,windowless
31% (5 votes)
Total votes: 16

* Restored and returned to windowless
* Restored but 186 , three speed,original colour (which one?) windowless
* Rat rod , small block, auto, red wheels & interior.windowless
* Rat rod ,186 ,red wheels and interior ,scallops.windowless
* Chopped,small block-auto ,weld wheels,windowless

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question for Streetneat

A question for Streetneat and or other professional spray painters.

I am restoring an HZ tonner. I have all the body panels removed as well as the cab removed from the chassis. I intend to get the body painted "hothouse green" and am looking to reduce the cost of the paint job as much as possible, while still getting as good a finish as possible.

My idea is to fix up the rust repairs as needed myself by mig welding metal plates where needed. Most of these are in places not seen so I am not really concerned with an "as new" smooth finish. I dont mind seeing weld marks on the floor panel and inside door panels etc.

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Bad Vibrations

Heya
I had some serious vibration issues with the VK, its got a 5spd Borg Warner, i got the whole shaft and unis fixed and balanced, the centre bearing and the front uni and yoke were dead, so i got those changed as well
I still have serious vibrations at anything over 60, im guessing this would be because the bearings on the front of the gearbox are stuffed, it might also explain why the front uni and center bearing were stuffed, if so, is it just a matter of changing these bearings, or do i have to do a full rebuild?

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Bad Vibrations

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202 mods

G'day all,

I have a red 202 and I was told by "a wise man" to get the head flowed to increase give it a smidgeon more power. Okay, I was just wondering if anyone could give me a rough price for this and how effective would it be. I was told by about $100 to get it flowed and then add on another $130 for a new cam- sound about right? (would it be worth spending extra dosh on the cam?)Are there any other costs at all or probs in doing this that any1 knows of? My 202 already has a decent amount of power- 350 holley, extractors, 2.5" exhaust. What do all you's think- would this be money well spent (and give engine more grunt)? or not to bother?

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CLUSTER HELP STILL

im trying to install a new cluster thingy thats got all the guages, but i dont know what the extra male plugs at the back are for. i dont think their illumination plugs as i tried that this morning and, it didnt help, all it did was make the oil guage chuck hissy fits.

any help plz

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help

Hello
I was wondering if you guys with good working knowledge of Holden 202s could help me with something.

my 202 is a 60 thou overbore that was rebuilt by a good engine shop.
Some people sat 60 overbore engines are bad because the bores are too thin.

Others say they are the way to go as they raise the compression ratio and give you a performance lift.
So what is the story?
Are +60 202s good or bad I am really confused

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specs

can someone tell me the main differences between a VL berlina and a VL executive 3 litre auto. thanks.

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AUTO TROUBLES!!!! HELP PLZ!

hi, i just put in a new auto box, and i cant get the auto to sit right up againts the engine. there is still like 8mm gap. the top of the bellhousing is on properly, just heading towards the middle.

and anyone got any handy tips on how to do up the bolt for the gearbox, thats right under the starter motor, caus i dont wanna unbolt my extractors.

cheers

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Oil Gauge

My Vh has a VB SLE dash in it and the oil gauge is jumping around everywhere sometimes it just sits flat full, i think that means its earthing out on something how do i fix this problem, where do u connect the oil gauge to?

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statesman interior

im just wondering what the interior in a hz statesman looks like, does anyone have any pics, or links i can go check out?
cheers

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Holden 186 information

Hi everyone.
I need some info on the red 186.
What temp should it run at?
What is its red line?
Is it possible to unbolt the mechanical fan to make it quiter, without it over heating, or do i have to fit an electric fan??
Is it safe to cruise at 4000rpm??
Are reco engines fitted with hardened valve seats??

Any help is apreaciated
Andrew

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heater/demister

do i have to put a heater/demister in my HT for QLD roadworthy? it didn't have one originally!

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stally question

can the auto box be removed without taking the stall converter off?

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yer it is salisbury the other one i have is a banjo

cant blame me for tryin i am only 15, can someone tell me if i can fit a set of balanced starfire rods in my blue 202 and what effect would they have on the car???
thanks

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NEW CLUSTER HELP

i had the standard cluster in my commy, and today i bought a new cluster wit the volt thingy and oil guage etc. but there are extra plugs on the back. there are 3 extra male plugs, one has the letters OL, the other has KL1,(they are on the left side) and the 3rd one is in the middle of the cluster. anyone know what these plugs are for?

i dummy fitted it this afternoon, and everything works but the lights dont come on when you turn the headlights on.

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oil leaks in car

hey all. for a while my 202 leaked heaps of oil outside the car. after doing a little tampering, the car has now stopped leaking oil outside the car but the problem now is that its leaking inside the car. just great. Has anyone got the same problem? it now leaks rain, oil, and radiator coolant.

the oil is leaking from under the dash and is dripping down. I cant make out where its comming from though. the only thing i can think of is that a while back my mate ripped a hole in the firewall (to put a temp gague in). before i played with the engine it sprayed oil over the firewall so this could be the problem, but the leaks werent as severe as they are now and it doesnt look like oil is leaking into the firewall anymore.

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go the v8 but which one

cheers 4 the comments, im going to go the v8 once i get the $$$ but now i dont know which one i want.
im thinking the 350 will chew the fuel to much so which would be the best the get, a 308 or 253. which is the better engine??

thanks again

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