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Hi Gary the ownwer of the SWEET FXHG MONARO RESTORATION photo album.

Gary, I see in your engine bay album that on your 186S manifold that there is a bracket for the return spring.
What I need to know is, is that spring bracket factory ???
and if so do you have another one lying around for sale.
if you check out my album Yogies HR you will see the type that I have. I dont think this is factory.

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clutch adjustment

hi, i need info on manual clutch type adjustment, Ihave just put new clutch and pressure plate in car and can't get enought adjustment , clutch pedal is hard on the floor before i can get into gear !!!
has anybody else had this problem.

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EH ute - Valuation

Hi all,
I have been looking for an EH ute for a while now and have finally come across a good one. I have not yet seen it, but have chatted to the guy who wants to sell it. It has an original 179 HP engine, original log books showing service history at local Holden dealer, it has done 103,000 miles, original doors (lock only on drivers door), original wood in tray, original tarp, Nasco clear seat covers have been removed and interior is top notch, matching keys. The tail gate skin has been replaced and there are a few knocks in wheel arches. It is green in colour (not sure what its called).

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bad gas

hi there anyone know anything about gas systems, my q ute 253 when it warms up doesnt like to idle on gas anyone got any ideas???????????????????????

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body kit enquiry

i would like to restore my SL/E VK Commodore, i've just put a brand new black 202 and looking into respraying my car the original colour which is 50th aniversury GOld.
i would like to put a brock kit or another bodykit on it.
i live in brisbane and i'm just enquiring into how much it is likely to cost.
and where would be the best place to find one.

regs

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Chev conversion

Can someone please tell me the mods needed, suspension or otherwise to swap the 253 in my HQ ute to a 350 chev?

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ek bits

HI all l was just wondering would anyone out there know of a web site out there that l could identify early holden parts l have a few boxes of bits and pieces mostly ek stuff in it are some internal pull handles for the doors whitch were an accessory at the time but l have a set of plain ones and a set with grooves in them , just wondering whitch ones are origanal FB/EK ??
TA Stoney

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gearboxes

hi everyone
i was just wondering if anyone knows how much both the auto and manual gearboxes are worth.
thanx
-commodore

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Mechanic?

Me again. 1st of all thanks to the people who helped me out with the starter problem. Have checked out the problem...

Another 2 questions, would anyone be able to recommend a good, reliable Commodore Mechanic in the Melbourne, Victoria, South Eastern Area, such as Dandenong...etc?

Q2) My VK used to be EFI, but it [Naughty Pottyword]ed up and the prev owner changed it to carbie but the conversion was 1/2 done, the vaccum system on the car is incomplete. How much would it cost to replace the vaccum system on the VK for the carbie.

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2 barrel carby

g'day all,

im looking at upgrading my single barrel stromberg carby to a 2 barrel.

the motor is pretty stock apart from the extractors and 2 inch exhaust.

whats everyones opinion on the 2 barrel stromberg on a 186s manifold.

i can get one of these relatively cheaply (compared to a holley anyway).

is the 186s manifold water heated????

would this need to be plumb up on my car? does it really do anything useful... all i can think of is that it would heat heat the fuel/air mixture when the engine is fairly cold.... altho i cant see this working too well since the coolant will be cold too..... and you sure as houses dont want hot air/fuel when its up to Operating temps.

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Gearbox

Another Question. The 3 speed in my ute is 1/2 f*cked and ready to come out, 2nd has this really lovely habbit of goin on holiday just when I want to find it. Anyway I've picked up a synchro 3 speed out of a HT to put in it, but a learned individual was telling me that the linkages won't match up with my HK. And then my dad was telling me about a shifter that bolts onto the side of the 3-speed and comes up through the floor, but he didn't remember it much. So I was thinking that maybe it might be worth chasing up one of these shifters untill funding allows me to put a decent box in the bastard. Oh, and thanks to HG premier man and Streetneat, I've discovered the old girl was originaly a Belmont, but gone through a few changes since then.

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308

Giday all.
Just wondering,I have just recently taken off from my 202 engine a auto gearbox and was wondering if it would hook straight up into a 308?

My current 202 is hooked up into a toyota 5 speed set up and its a good runner,as for the auto gearbox well I hate seeing it sit in the shed so I need to something with it.
Cheers people

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EFI Wiring for Conversions

Guys, i have recieved a few emails lately from people asking about the wiring configuration for putting the VK EFI into another car, so i have gotten off my bum and done up a work of art in MS Paint :)

http://www.oldholden...

Hopefully this will answer all the questions people have on the wiring for the EFI.

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Need info.

anyone got 1972 xu1 (bathurst special) specifications. Any infomation will be greatly appriacted.

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hey streetneat -re henrob WELDER

What can you tell me about the Henrob Torch (think thats how you spell). Does it do what their ads claim. Have you had any problems with it. Is it better than oxy or mig. What are your thoughts.

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wheel track

Hi guys, it not very often i post on here asking for info but i have hit a brick wall trying to find the front wheel track on a standard EK Sedan.
I am also after the front wheel track of an HR with balljoint frontend if anyone can help me out please ?

Thanks in advance

Sammy.
http://www.oldholden...

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Excess fuel usage

My HZ one tonner is currently getting about 11mpg and I am sick of pulling up to the bowser every couple of days. It is a stock standard 202. I have put a carby kit in and I was thinking of replacing the fuel pump with an electric one. Can anyone testify if this is worth it or not?

Cheers,
Darren.

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Quick Question

Hey all, I'm the (Somtimes) proud owner of a HK ute. I was working (again) on it today and the question occured to me, What was it originally? See I bought it as a rolling shell repainted and [Naughty Pottyword]te. But know not if it was a kingswood, Broughham etc. So I was wondering if it's possible to tell what it was off the serial number on the body, and of the plate that's got the paint, interior code etc. And If you can, Does anyone know of the numbers?

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Water temp on 253

I'm just wondering if anyone has a temperature gauge that shows the actual temperature, not hot or cold, of the water in a 253? What does yours run at?? I recently got one and am not sure if mine is running too hot or too cold or what not? The temp gauge shows just over 110 degrees.

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253 FACTS????

Hi all. Just have a question for ya's. I have just been in a "conversation/disagreement" with my boss and another guy about the ol' 253 4.2L. What i want to know is, is it true that the 253 were renound for their fuel enconomy and that they were one of the best v8 motors ever built in australia. (Thats what the other guy said) and that holden made a tough decision into getting rid of them. They also said that the 253 were better than the 186 and 202 motors. I personally think that thats a load of [Naughty Pottyword] and the reason they did they did get rid of the 253 was the 308 had just as good economy but more power. Can anyone enlighten me on this.

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