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SMOKING HABBIT - Part 3

Ok guys, after getting the carby rebuilt, rejetted with 59's (was actuly running 51's) and having the powervalve replace, i took her for a spin yesterday morning, gave her abit of a kick and yep shes still smoking, didnt start smoking this time till about 4000rpm, but still, thick black smoke, and it felt like she was running lean at this point, also if it makes any sense, starting it had become a pain in the arss, ignition is great, starts firt turn of the key, but u can move off until shes warmed up enuff, which takes almost 5 minutes somtimes..... if u try and drop it into gear when its not warm, it just stalls...

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New Workguide up

Got a new workguide up at: http://gallery.oldho...

It is for reconditioning the disc brake calipers on a HR disc brake setup, should be relevant for many models and if not then atleast helpful.

If anyone has any complaints about the work guides please forward an email to Rusty with the title "Please ban me from oldholden.com" and he'll look into it for you ;)

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Aussie 4 Speed troubles

Im haveing a bit of trouble with my Aussie 4 Speed gearbox. what happens is it will slip out of 1st every now and again, so i tighten up the linkages so it wont slip out of 1st but the problem is this pushes the 1st & 2nd shifter arm up so that whenever i go into reverse the shifter cant come back out.

I'm just wondering if this means the problem is inside the gearbox itself? and if it is what will most likely need replacing/adjusting inside the box? sorry if this is a stupid question but as you've probably noticed i'm just a newby to this stuff.

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SMOKING HABIT----Part 2

Ok guys, had my 350 holley work done this morning, costed me $132, which included.... full overhaul, new power valve, dyno tune....and being jetted UP!!!! it turns out that it was running 51mm jets, the guys jetted it up to 59mm and tuned it lean, its runnning a [Naughty Pottyword] load smoother, tones more torque feels very good, the only problem is that after all that, i dont think the inital problem of black smoke will be fixed, i took it for a spin this arvo and i didnt notice any smoke nor smell the rich fuel mix, but then again, it wasnt a stinkinh hot day like it was the last times it started smoking, the carby bloke said it may be piston rings or oil rings, there seems to be a fair amount of oil on the sides of the block, (i believe my engine/gear box gasket is on its way out) how much would i be looking at if it is, gasp, worn out piston rings???

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Brake hassles

I'm having problems with my HQ's brakes. When the engine is cold, brakes work fine. When the engine is hot they lose their power assistance - takes a lot of effort to stop the car. Pads look new. discs are not scored or anything and I've had a 2nd hand then a reco power booster fitted with no change. No blockage or leaks from the inlet manifold. It's weird, but it is related to engine heat. If the car's been left overnight it'll go about 3-4km (using brakes a lot or not at all) before the brakes go 'off', but if I leave it for,say, 3-4 hours then start it up I get maybe 300m before they go off.

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Disc brakes

I have been having some problems with my dics brakes on my HQ ute (which has a 9" diff). It make a whining sound. I was told by the last owner that the brakes couldn't be adjusted unlees new pads where installed because they are like a worm setup this dosen't sound right to me.

any notes would be great

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HR Disc Brake Problems

I need some suggestions with my brakes, I've got some suspicions but I want other peoples opinions.

The problem is that my HRs front disc brakes don't seem to release properly, sometimes they do, sometimes they don't. They don't jam on but they just don't release properly, I've come home before and stunk out the whole house with the smell of cooking brake pads.

I've noticed when the car isn't started and I put my foot on the brake I can hear an expulsion of air, and it's not from me but rather it seems to come from the booster, I don't know if that's normal or not.

Any ideas anyone?

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sideplate gaskets

where can i buy sideplate gaskets/seals (or whatever they are called). Just picked up my 202 from kik (thanks again mate) pulled off one of the side plates and wrecked the gasket, repco dont have them according to the guy i called before.

also, what do parts cleaners cost? are they worth having, i reckon it would be very handy to have. they are pretty basic, i could probly make one myself.

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Blowin Smoke when changing gears

I've got a bit of a problem with my EH, The problem is when i change gears, the moment that the clutch is let out and accelerator is applied it blows a quick cloud of black/grey smoke. It doesn't blow smoke any other time. Also i have recently noticed tiny specs of black sh*t coming out of the exaust and onto the garage wall. any ideas or help would be much appreciated.

Red 186 motor with a 350 Holley. Cheers

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mig welders

Im looking for a mig welder so i can do so rust replacement anyone have some thoughts or point me in the right direction.
Model & $$$ ??

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Water leak :/

Big rainstorm in melbourne on sunday. And i discovered a leak i didnt know i had. Blowed if i know where it came from though.

1. It seemed to only drip for a while after the car had been standing, not while driving through rain.

2. It dripped down just to the left of the clutch pedal, seemingly comming around the handbrake down onto my foot.

3. Its not the heatercore or from the core surrounds.

4. Its not the drivers side airvent drain hose. I checked that and its dry.

5. the windscreen ahs been recently resealed, so i hope its not that, but there is no water i can see inside the car at the front of the dash.

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GTS Dash Tacho not working

Wired up me GTS dash the other day and found that the tacho won't show anything over 3 grand - it'll show revs fine UP TO 3G's and drop back down when the engine does but simply won't go over it.

I doubt that the tacho is "sticky", the needle moves very freely and will flick up over 4 - 5 when the motor is revved (but drops straight back down).

Any ideas as to what could be wrong?

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Poor spark

I have a HQ 1 tonner with a fully worked 308. A few weeks ago I decided to get an electric ignition (fire ball XR700) for it. After getting a whole new ignition system the spark is still very poor. You can hardly see it. Where do yous suggest the problem could be?

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ENGINEER SHOP

Hi ppls, just wanted to ask. Does anyone know any decent engineers around Perth area metro or south? I have a 308 special needing serious pedantic hands to assemble the block. Needs, machining and grinding of parts. Balancing is essential and I desire a very high standard of machining to keep this grennade alive.
cheers fellas all ideas would be apreciated

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slippery box

Hey Gday and merry christmas,I was hopin somone might be able to help me out with a problem with a M20 that Ive just put in my HZ somtimes when Itake off in first It slips out of gear with a Huge bang does anybody know of an adjustment or any thing Ive tried adjusting the linkages .Cheers NUTOS

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Pinging

Hi all, thank you for the advice with my recent water pump problems, replacing the jap crap with a genuine one did do the trick. Learnt a lesson the hard way...
However, i took the car to the mechanic to have the timing done. The timing was 15 degrees retard. When it was corrected the motor was pinging badly. Retarding the timing did do the trick. Back to 10 degrees retard. Now when under heavy acceleration or high revs the engine pings baly. However if slow acceleration at speed there is no pinging.
It is EFI the harmonic balancer is brand new (not reco. This has only just recently happened and there is no power, performance or economy loss on the engine.

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Temp Gauge

Hi all, recently had to change the water pump in my VK EFI. After changing the pump, and thoroughly bleeding, the temp guage now stays at half way all the time. Is this normal??? As the before changing the pump the guage stayed just above the blue.
The thermostat and and hoses are also brand new. Could it be the radiator, it is original.
Any ideas????
Thanks Heaps
Ben

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Gearbox oil...

Hi anyone know the oil capacity of a Celica 5 speed box? Got one in the HR never changed the oil tho... Had to take the tail shaft out, and well lost all the oil. Looked like it was due for a change anyway. Last time i changed gearbox oil in my old M20 i just kept filling it up till it started to come out the filler hole on the side. Anyone else know the deal? I've put in about 1.75 litres at the moment, not sure how much more i should put in.
Thanks guys.
Luke

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LX SS Torana Hatchback

Hi guys, has anybody got the torque settings for the head bolts on a 308? I've upgraded the heads to L34 specs.

TIA

Canny

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Brakes

I'm sure there a simple answer to this one.

My brake pedal won't return at the moment, which means that when you depress the pedal the brakes stay on - not fully, but enough to notice it. The only way of getting the pedal back up is to pull is back out. This only happens when the engine is on, otherwise there's sufficient pressure in the pedal.

Any clues?

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