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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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Rebuild 186s

Hi guys,
just wondering if anybody knows much about the 186s engines. Im going to do one up for my monaro and want as much info on these engines as possible. I have all the gear and a tired engine. I also have a yella terra head to go on, would it be any good port matching the head and manifolds?
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EH Steering play ?

I have an EH and its got a HR front end the problem is there is a lot of play and its really creeky of late i was told the idler arm is bent and that would b part of the problem but there is a fair bit of play what else should i replace or is it more serious I replaced the steering box a little wile ago and put a support plate in asswell im pulling out the engine and gear box to replace the bearings in the gearbox so this would be a good time to fix the steering what do you sugest :)'

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EJ-EH rust repair articles updated on www.ehholden.com.au

EJ-EH rust repair articles updated on www.ehholden.com.au

More new articles uploaded, plus a lot of other information regarding these models.

Peter

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Recently Bought VH Commodore

Ive recently bougt a VH sl/x Commodore, Blue 202 etc,Auto, bla bla. But anyway I was thinkin of doin the VH to VK conversion, guards, bumpers, back lights etc, and i was wondering how much work involved and a price estimate. Cheers.

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VH to VK Commodore Conversion

I own a VH Sl/x, a mate of mine suggested that i get the car looking like a VK, and i was wonmdering if anyone could help me out with What I need, How to do it, and a price estimate. Chhers.

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efi conversion from blue 6

I have an slx VH Wagon with blue 202 fully factory optioned with all electrics including trip computer.The motor needs replacing,and I have recently aquired a wrecked vk calais with an efi black motor.Can this be installed into my vh with the original options?or where can i find any info on this.Any help appreciated.I understand there isnt a fitment problem ,my main concern is with electrics & original trip computer.

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Torque Converter

Hi everyone. I got a question regarding re-installing an auto. When I took the engine and transmission out of my HQ I took the torque converter off the trany and fuild came out of the torque converter. My question is do I have to fill the torque converter up again before re-assembling the trany or will the torque converter get refilled when I top up the auto trans fuild?

Thanks
Mark

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Manual Column Shift to Floor shift

Does anyone have a diagram or can tell me how to make up a floor shift for my 3 speed manual FJ gearbox.

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Column to Floor shift conversion

Does anyone have a diagram or can tell me how to make up a converter so i can put a floor shifter onto my column shift gearbox

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What-for a new red door?

A tragedy recently occurred when I busted my (now ex-)girlfirends oldholden. She sent me this info so that I could fix it up for her, but I'm not sure where to start. I thought maybe someone around here could help, if they're in Victoria - or just some advice on how to handle this.

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VC Commodore 1980
Station wagon L type
Maroon/dark red colour

Damage:
Deep dent in driver side front door approx 30cm diameter.
Outside door handle will not move (can

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