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f**ing rust

hey guys, whats the best way to get rust out/hide it so it will go through road worthy, of your chassis(leagally preferably)?

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Cant get the bonnet up... the wire is broken

I am having a major problem... the wire to the bonnet broke last night. Is there a way I can open the bonnet without doing any damage to the car because it is in great nick.

Thanks Heaps,
Matty

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factory air con

gday

ive picked up factory air con from an hj 202 for my van. i want to install it myself. jusqt wondering if anyone has done this themsleves and has a few pointers. i have nfi of where everything goes so itll be a challange any help is very welcome
cheers
jevo

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HZ Panelvan Petrol Tank Dilemas

Recently purchased a HZ 78 model Panelvan. Seem to be having problems with the petrol tank.

When purchasing the car, I was informed by the previous owner that there was no overflow valve hooked up and for this reason the tank would leak petrol if filled above three-quarters of a tank.

On inspection the overflow is hooked up, and that tank does not appear to bear any marks, dents, or holes. I am at loose ends as of what the problem is, although friends inform me it is common.

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tuning vc carby

how do you lean the fuel mixture on the stocko carby? as my car is running extremely rich. how do you tune it?

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VC carby tunin

my car is running seriously too rich, heaps of smoke, fuel coming out exhaust, farting and carrying on. how do i tune the carby down a little. as i dont know how.

cheers,

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Astra Vibration

Hello, RM your doing a great job.
Well on to my post/problem. I have a little Astra/Pulsar and I'm experiencing some violent vibrations with speeds from 80kmh towards the 100 mark.
I have inspected the wheels, and balancing has not seemed to have fixed this problem. There seems to be no unusual wear from the tread and there is no balooning.
I have had the automatic transmission serviced 8000 ago and "Victorian Diff & Transmissions" in Ringwood of Cochranes St, quoted the tranny as "in good order." (I spent $75.00 gorillas inc GST) not bad considering "fluidrive" wanted $109.00.

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Hate Early Mornings!

Can anyone help,my Wifes 79 Kinga (202) always stalls when first started in the morning or after standing several hours during day and either reverse or drive is selected, floor shift auto, no problem when warmed up ??????????

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HZ Panelvan

Recently picked up a HZ 78 Panelvan. Horn is at present not working and on inspection has only one set of wires attatched with a second metal connection plate bare. No sign of any wires to connect to the other horn connection. Any ideas?

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Auto Transmission Fluid

Hi, Can someone please tell me approximately how many litres of transmission fluid I will need to completely refill the transmission of a 3-speed HJ Holden Kingswood. That is, sump, torque converter and cooler, lines, filter tc.
Thanks, Nick.

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Holden Straight 6 Blue Motor Not Starting

hi all i recently bought a VC Commodore 12month 1980 Manafacturers Date ill try to keep the story short i was in the City ( Sydney ) driving round and was coming back via lane cove when i lost 1st , 3rd and 4th gear i was stuck with 2nd and reverse i found out that was because one of the rods on the gearbox came off i got home driving the car all the way in 2nd gear i parked it put it in reverse and turned the car off next morning i ripped the starter motor out cause the key jammed on START put the new one in but i tested it first and it worked as soon as i put it in the car it wouldnt work everytime i connected the postive from the battery onto it i would loose all power through out the car so ive left the starter motor out i had to take the manifold and extractors off and put them back on whenever i try to clutch start the car it Shutters back and forth and backfires and blows black smoke ive put new spark plugs , high tension leads , dizzy cap and distribitour ( reset timing aswell ) no matter what i have checked it keeps doin it i also cleaned up the earth wires to the block and radiator anyone got an idea Thanx

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OIL LIGHT

I have a LJ TORANA 173 engine i recently just done it up ETC head,carby,exhaust now the problem is that after a while driving it the oil light comes on??? why is this i check the oil level and its fine>>>>> anyone know?

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Before registering HJ ute - 202 or v8?

I have bought a hj ute which has been unregistered for about two years. The stock (apart from extractors and lack of exhaust system) red 202 was reconditioned about a year before I purchased the vehicle. When I started it up at home, I found it blowing white smoke, and generally running and sounding sick. After running the engine a bit the white smoke was no longer produced.
I want to have a bit of grunt under the hood and was wondering if I should drop in a v8 or soup up the existing six a little. My understanding is that if I get a v8 (253 or 308) I will also have to source a suitable radiator, gearbox, diff etc. Would it be more economical to stick to the six with a few improvements - head, cam and carby or should I go ahead and drop in a mild v8. I feel that I will be more satisfied with a v8, but the ute will be used mainly as a daily driver and for towing the boat (with a full load) on weekend getaways.
I would appreciate any suggestions, wisdom or alternative ideas that could help me out before registering my ute. Does anyone know any useful websites or other reading that can point me in the right direction?
Thanks in advance. Daniel.

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replacing rear engine seal in car!

Hi, Im trying to replace a rear engine seal,of the two piece rope type, in the car(commodore). My car manual says you can but stuffed if I can get the one in the block in.
A post here said there was several types of rope seals?, maybe Ive got the wrong one?

Gee, I just found this site and sad to see it go!
Cheers
Dan
dumbot@ihug.co.nz

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Corsa Specialized Vehicles

Just a quick note to let everyone know that the new Corsa Specialized Vehicles website can be found at www.csvaustralia.com

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Leaky 202 Red

Ive recently bought a HK ute with a 202 red motor in it. It leaks a bit of oil after being run for a while. Are there any particular places I should looking for leaks?

If I have to replace the gaskets, does anyone know of a good/cheap holden mechanic on the central coast of NSW.'

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HQ rear view mirrors and brakes

Was there a passenger side rear view mirror available for the HQ as original equipment? Sure I can buy a mirror at K Mart but Id like to keep it original.
I'd also like to know about the brake pedal height in relation to the accelerator as a previous caller wanted.
Post it here so we all know.
Many thanks. '

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Height of break pedal in 72 HQ Holden

Have recently purchased a 72 HQ auto Premier. The break pedal is some 4 - 5 inches higher than the accelerater pedal. Is this normal and can it be lowered to bring it more in line with the accelerater.
Many thanks

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fuel efficent

how do i make my HZ statesman which has a 308 more fuel efficent, i dont have much money at the moment but i dont want to let it go so i need to reduce running costs
cheers
jim

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New Web Page.

Please have a look at:

http://www.aussiecar...

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