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Power steering issue. VB commodore.

Hi there,

I’ve got a newly rebuilt power steering pump and rack in the vb. Hoses correctly connected and sound in the pump is full.

I start it up on stands to properly bleed the fluid through and as soon as I touch the steering g wheel, it violently spins to the left and wants to keep going.

Any ideas? The builder isn’t on the weekend and just wanting to check if I’m doing something stupid first.

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Hg and hq tie Rod ends.

Hi guys, I fitted a new set of tie rods and tie Rod ends (from resto country) to a late model hg recently and seem to be having an issue with the tie rod ends not tightening into the steering arms. The taper on the tie rod ends doesn't seem big enough for that in the steering arms and as a result when you tighten up the nut on the tie rod ends, it runs out of thread and the nut bottoms out before the tie rod is actually a tight fit in the joint. Seems worse on one side that the other. Bought another tie rod end from another supplier to see if any difference and nope, exactly the same.

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Holden hr leaf springs

Hi,need clarification on the number of leaf springs that are suppose to be on a standard HR special sedan ,the vehicle was fitted with a tow bar which a have removed and I'm not sure of the small leaf Spring is supposed to be their ?(letter E), Any help would be appreciated ,cheers

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custom sway bars

Has anyone any knowledge or experience on getting a sway bar made for custom application ?
Thinking like the v8 HT-HG sway bar . it has a woop in the bar to clear the oil filter ........but instead of the woop around the oil filter, i need a woop to go around the harmonic balancer .
Thinking i can cut'n shut a standard bar to suit it then the maker can use the design as a rough pattern

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rear shocks for lowered hj

I have a HJ GTS Monaro sedan which was lowered by the previous owner. The problem is that whenever it is put on a hoist the coils move out of their seats on the body of the car. I've measured the point at which coils start to get loose and I would need a shock with an extended length of 450mm.
I did put some slightly taller coils on the car but I still have a gap of about 25mm when the car is jacked up. I like the look of the car and would prefer not to go to standard height coils.

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steering shaft

ok guys I need some advice please,
This is a steering shaft out of a HQ -HZ, they are a "collapsible" in the case of a Major Accident, they have a PLASTIC PLUG that goes through the shaft.
Rare Spares don't seem to stock them(couldn't see it on there web site) and cart seem to find anything on e-bay ?
Any help or ideals or alternative option would be much appreciated,

As I always say
Stay Safe all

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Fitting Power steering to HQ with a 350 Chev

Hi

I am trying to fit a Power steering pump to a SBC 350 Chev with a short water pump.

There is only one bolt hole in the head on the drivers side and two holes for mounting (in US) a low mount alternator. If i try and use these holes the hose from the water pump hose is in the road.

Even if i try and low mount the power steering with the alternator above on the passenger side i would then need to run longer hoses so would need to make them up.

Anyone come across this before? Help...

many thanks

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wb idler arm

Can someone give me the procedure to fit a wb idler arm ?

I've looked at youtube clips but all video show idler arm supports which are fixed not turned in or out.

I guess you turn the support bracket all the way in and then back it off 1 turn ?

Thanks for any help.

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Springs for a HZ V8

Just wondering if people can tell me if all the springs are the same for HQ to HZ. I know they will fit between models but where they all the same height etc?

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hq holden one tonner front control arms assembly

Trying to assemble the front end on our tonner , its a bare chassis with rear end on
wanting to put front suspension on so l can roll it around with wheels on

problem is have rebushed front end ,have the control, arms connected

now because l have no weight at front how do l go about putting in springs and raising up lower control arm to connect front spindle

l do have spring depressors ,one set that go inside the spring ,
bit hesitant to depress the spring that much to bring up control arm

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Hg idler set up

Hi
Does anyone know what the height/gaps are for setting up the steering idler on a HG Holden.
The shop manual tells how to set the distance between the face of the idler and idler bracket but no info on how far to screw the end in that goes into the draglink to get it to the right height, any help much appreciated.
Mark

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Intermediate steering shaft

I've got a shaft out of a low mile HZ donor car, knuckle movement seems/feels good and the boot is in top condition however .. the donor car has been parked up for over 25 years .. Good to go or would i need to pull it apart and grease it or something ?
TIA

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helper springs

after pros/cons helper springs for rear springs of eh sedan

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HT auto parts

Hi i am chasing HT HG auto column and other parts for a conversion im in Melb any help will be fantastic 0417540518

Cheers Paul (78GTS$

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OLDSKOOL Auto Parts - EH Font End Rebuild

After 4.5 years of thinking about it I'm ready to start on my EH. My first task is to rebuild the front end.

Has anyone installed the ront end rebuild kit from OLDSKOOL Auto Parts in Campbellfield?

Thanks in advance, Cheers Rusty

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OLDSKOOL Auto Parts - EH Font End Rebuild

After 4.5 years of thinking about it I'm ready to start on my EH. My first task is to rebuild the front end.

Has anyone installed the ront end rebuild kit from OLDSKOOL Auto Parts in Campbellfield?

Thanks in advance, Cheers Rusty

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Holden chassis number

G'day

Have a holden ute ( no tags) with the following chassis number S 91295 P

attached photo, appreciate any feedback

Peter

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EH ute.

EH Holden ute. 350 V8. Left Nut Holden Front End.

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EH Front End Spacers

G'day all,
One of the spacers on my front end has rusted pretty badly. It's one of four that go through the subframe - the four subframe bolts run through each spacer to hold the front end on to the subframe. I've searched high and low for a replacement with no luck. Any ideas on where I can get a replacement? I was thinking that I could get one cut from some tube stock but they are a weird size...
Cheers,
Darren.

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STEERING COLUMN

Does the WB and HZ have the same steering column

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