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Camera steering

Just wondering if anyone has used the camera steering rack on an FJ Holden, I have one that has been modified to fir were the steering box and idler arm were but I'm unsure of how good of even if they are worth fitting over the Vb commodore cheers frankiej.

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Advice sort

Hi Everybody
Just chasing some advice on my HG. I have pulled the cross member out of my HG and have found the previous owner have make some very special repairs. Three of the 4 pivot pins have welding to them and one of the ball joints in the lower control arm has been welded in. The entire cross member obviously has been in a pretty hard accident and has dents everywhere.
My dilemma is I have a near perfect HK cross member which has control arm nuts.
Is it worth while changing this over?
What problem will I have from this set up.

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Power Steering Problems

G’day all,

I’m after a little bit of advice... I fitted Power Steer (out of a Prem) to my Wife’s Kingswood, but I used the original manual Steering Box. Am I correct in thinking that Power Steer Models had a different ratio box? I ask because the one fitted has way too much free play, despite having a recon kit put through it, so it may be time for another. On another not, the steering won’t self centre since fitting the Power Steer, despite having a wheel alignment... Any feedback would be greatly appreciated

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ht kingswood stub axles?

G'day all I've got a ht kingswood here im looking at buying a set of drop spindles from rod at stub tech. The car is running hq stud pattern and hq brakes but im not sure whether to order the hk-g stub axles or the hq-wb stub axles. is there a difference? any help would be much appreciate thanks.

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first post. thanks for having me.. HQ POWER STEER PROB

guys,

Need help badly.

I have a HQ V8 ute.
I bought it 4 weeks ago as a project but its regod till oct 23 so im dtiving it.
Its scary to drive... all over the shop.
Took it to a suspension shop (wont mention name large chain suspension shop) got me for $800 on u bolts leaf reset and some bushes
Drove out... no better.

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UC front end for sale on ebay

Hi, I have a UC Torana front end on ebay if anyone's interested. Here is the link.
http://www.ebay.com....
Located 120 k south of Sydney
Thanks Mal

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HQ POWER STEERING HELLLLLP!!!!

Hi guys,

Need help badly.

I have a HQ V8 ute.
I bought it 4 weeks ago as a project but its regod till oct 23 so im dtiving it.
Its scary to drive... all over the shop.
Took it to a suspension shop (wont mention name large chain suspension shop) got me for $800.
Drove out... no better.

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WB leaf spring shackles

My WB PV has had a Stato diff installed (LSD /disc brakes) as a result spacers had to be installed between the axle tube and the leaf springs to clear the handbrake hardware. the result of this is the rear now sites 2 inches lower. 24 inch at the wheel arch. Is is it allowable/possible to install lengthened shackles on the rear leaf spring mounts to bring the rear height back up to something like normal.
The van is in Queensland.

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removing and refitting a new 'honeypot' to the steering column of my vc commodore

Hi i have a new honeypot / coffeepot im uncertain of actual name of the part but it houses the igintion lock and barrel, I want to remove the old one (fubar ignition barrel/steering lock and bearing) and put the new one on, and step by step instructions would be awesome since io had a shot atr it over the weekend but got stuck with a few things, Thankyou
Grant

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last one

last one

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another of the pump

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which hose do i need

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Im going to order my pressure line for My power steering.
Not sure what hose to purchase.
There is 2 types HQ - HZ or WB. different ends on the pump end.
Can anyone tell which one I need by the photo I have posted ?
I have sourced all my parts from different locations and are now ready to mount it all up.

Cheers Quent....

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HZ steering box input shaft seal leaking

Hi All, I got a Power steering box rebuild kit from Kingswood Country because threr was a small leak from the input shaft , and have replaced the input shaft seal ect, now the leak is way worse !! Could this be because there is too much tension on te input shaft ???? because I have got the big retainer too tight ??
Cheers Kevin

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Steering Box Brace

Fitted one of these braces to the steering box today and the difference is very noticeable. The steering is lighter at low speed and the whole car feels tighter on the road. Well worth the $50. A mob called Sonic Injection is making them.

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New Shoes

I just some new treads fitted 185 80 13's Sumitomo's & I'm very happy with the ride, much lighter & nicer to steer!

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HQ chassis cracks

Hi,
My one tonner has the common hairline cracks in the front of the chassis near the rear lower wishbone mounts.
Does anyone know where in Melbourne I can get them repaired ???
The car needs to pass roadworthy for rego. so the job needs to be done properly.
I have contacted both John Taverna chassis and McDonald bros. and neither could do the job anytime soon.
Taverna's advised me to make sure whoever does it has done it before and knows what they're doing and not to let anyone just weld up the cracks without bracing them properly.

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14 " Tyre Recommendations - what is everyone running ?

Hi all , the tyres on my Drag Way Mags are getting a bit tired and i need to change them . Just wondered what people are running in the old school 14" dia wheels brigade ?

I am running 215 / 65 / R14 H which after looking around online today I have discovered there is not much choice . I am after a quality tyre .

I am thinking of going GoodYear Advance AG . Any users or views out there ? Bridgestone also do a range in this size (Supercat) but have mixes reviews online.

Are there any other good quality alternatives available ?

thanks in advance

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suspension vibration

I am getting some slight shuddering and vibration sound coming from my front suspension or steering when I turn into a driveway. I only notice it when my ute is going slow but it may be there at higher speeds. Any ideas guys? Have a new steering rack put in and still the same thing.

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What is the HK Steering box's true colour

I've given the steering box a bit of a clean up, however, it's colour has faded and looks pretty ratty. I'd like to give it a fresh coat of paint but would like to use the actual colour not just any old red.
Does anyone know it's true colour or have a pic so I can see what it should look like.
Thanks

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Wb ute

Hey guys.
Some asshole stole my original matching numbers august 84 kingswood ute recently. I got it back pretty quickly but not until they had some fun in it.
They hit the kerb pretty hard and busted a front spring so I put new springs, shocks, bushes and sway bar in it then gave it an alignment. Only problem is now the front left wheel bottoms out in the inner guard.
My question is, is it a bent wishbone of chassis?
Cheers

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