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173, 3 speed manual to 253, 3 speed. What needs to change ???

Hi Guys,

I want to swap the engine in my HJ ute from a 173 to a 253, but keep the 3 speed coloumn shift manual.
I want to keep it all as original as possible so don't want to move crossmembers etc.
What needs to change (driveline wise) ?
I was told that there is a V8 "version" of the gearbox and then everything else will marry up.

Does that sound right ?

Thanks,
Pete

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Electric VN Commodores in China

It's an interesting read: http://chinacarhisto...
Something different, and years ahead of it's time.
David

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Retro Autos Magazine

here is a link to the latest edition for those that like to have a look: some nice Lincolns if you like that kind of car..

https://www.shannons...

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Old Holden seats???

Just wondering if anyone can tell me what model these seats are out of? They're too wide by a fair bit for my HT wagon so would like to find out what they're from.

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4 wheel drums

Eh
4 wheel drums
Vy 44 booster
Touch the peddle try’s to throw you through the windscreen
Why is it so?

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old sticker

I found this under the rear seat of my FE amongst the dirt and fuses

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173 stumble

Giday guys I've been trying to get my old 173 running abit smoother off idle. I have noticed that there is no vacuum advance. I pulled the hose off the dizzy while engine running and there is no vacuum at the dizzy. The port is not blocked either as I can blow back through line to carby. Any ideas?
Cheers

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published by Holden Fan (not verified)

Ive noticed we get a fair amount of questions, general posts, and even criticism from the above member (Yes i know this is actually lots of different folks)
Occasionally, we all post as "Holden Fan" usually this is an unintended oversight when we are logged out.
Now i'm happy to share knowledge and advice, (even if this isn't really appreciated or acknowledged) but I do wish people would just bite the bullet, sign up and put a name to their post. "Holden fan" is often the first to criticise. Its too easy to be a troll when you are a nameless nobody.

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Hey Les,

this old thing turned up mysteriously at my joint this morning, know anything about it, like who owns it etc?

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gully kingswood

Dads old HT i found in a gully, was stolen approx 15 years ago. Originally a 161 but now running a 173, Rust in every single panel, currently restoring it now using rare spares panels and personal knowledge of sheet metal work. The C panel is pop riveted on and was pranged up the ass at one stage. Currently restoring it

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Cam run in on the Dirty D

https://youtu.be/7E9...
Sounds great but currently a little under carb'ed with the single carb & the twins will be on soon after I sort out a sticky front carb.
https://youtu.be/wnw... idling after cam run in, massive effort from HQ308 for spending his Saturday arvo helping me out.

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Tonights efforts.

Bonnet back on,no mean feat by yourself.
I also picked up my Bosch HEI from Hume Performance, they had reco'ed it & had given it a re-graph to suit the cam upgrade.

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Bit more done on the Dirty D

Got my 3 row radiator & tranny cooler mounted today.
I made up a filler piece to go in between the radiator & the support panel, I used 25 x 20mm alloy angle & I boxed the corners & painted it satin black after an etch & I finish off with a thin piece of pinchweld.

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Car Cover

Hi guys, I'm soon to be losing access to a friend's garage that I've been lucky to be keeping my HR away from the elements. So it will have to live under a carport at my place that gets a fair bit of morning sun as well as some rain blowing in when bad. Not ideal but all I have for the time being. So I was going to put a cover on it to keep it clean and protect from some UV in the morning...does anyone have any recommendations? Pros and cons would appreciate any experience.
Thanks

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