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rebuild a 253 or replace it - What do ya reckon and how much $$

Hi Guys, 1st time poster .... i have just purchased off a mate a 73 HQ UTE with a 253V8 in it .. It hasn't been driven or started in over 2 years ... and its on gas/petrol as well ...although i will get rid of the gas crap... It does leak some oil but was running good before he parked it in his shed, and let the rego run out ... My questions are 1) What would it cost ( APPROX) to rebuild the engine and work it a bit ... Give it a lumpy cam and make it sound nice at idle ...

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Strata turbo

Hey the turbo in my strata kit has died anyone know a good bolt up replacement to would be easy

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Genuine original Carby HZ 253

Does anybody know what is the correct number a HZ 253 Auto should have for a Carby. I am currently looking at replacing mine, the number on mine is a 23-1111. Is that the original number that the car should have or is there other options?

It’s a 2 barrel Stromberg.

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Early 6cyl timing gear dimensions

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Im looking at using the timing gears on a non Holden application. Can some one give accurate dimensions:
each ID and distance between centers.

Thanks,
Mike

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cold air intake

Gday,has anyone fitted cold air intake to a 186 red motor with a webber 34 carby.Would it make a difference or not.

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cold air intake

Gday,has anyone fitted cold air intake to a 186 red motor with a webber 34 carby.Would it make a difference or not.

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Stromberg compatible

Hi, I'm cleaning up a 186 to replace the 202 in my HR, was wondering if the stromberg Carbys are interchangeable or not? Cheers

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Grey motor pulley

Is the grey crankshaft pulley preferred installation tool the BFH? (extremely large hammer)
I also need to make a removal tool. Anyone know the thread which is inside the pulley?

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Mounting intercooler in Hq

Hi everyone I am trying to set up front mount intercooler in my hq on a vn 5ltr. does anyone have ideas or pictures as a guide. Thanks in advance

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253 mods

Hi i have a blue 253 engineered into a 1980 hilux
i want to make it go better and every one says online chuck a 308 in it. but i cant with out re engineering the car. unless i can use the 253 block and bore it to a 308... any ideas ???

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HZ Engine No Identification

Hi,
I recently purchased a HZ sedan which seems to be untouched by the one owner. I am curious to see whether the 202 is relative to the build date of the car. If someone could decipher or point me in the right direction it would be much appreciated.
Build date on tag: 09-78
Engine No. QL7xxxxx
Engine date stamp: 6Dx (either a 6 or 8, need to remove oil filter)

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Removing 202 from WB

G'day Brainstrust
I'm about to remove the 202 from my WB tunna. My query is that the motor is connected to the aussie 4speed with the bench seat shifter, so is it necessary to remove the whole shifter assembly with linkages to get the engine out with box attached or can the shifter come through the trans tunnel hole with a bit of wriggling and jacking up the front of the car? Having never done this before with a aussie 4speed box a bit of sage advice would be greatly appreciated.
Cheers all
Al

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Help me fix my strata turbo

Hey I’m abit lost on how to get a new housing for my turbo it’s off a 202 strata kit and I’ve rebuild the turbo but the exhaust housing has cracks and needs replacing and I’ve look up on google and ebay but can’t find the right housing for my turbo if anyone can help me that would be awesome

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Bloo Yoot Fairwell

Gday guys,
Not sure if anyone would remember me or me old ute I did up about 10 years ago but today I put her away in the shed... Shes had enough.... It may be back one day but wont be until my Windowless van is done. Just thought Id check back in and have a look around.. 😁

https://youtu.be/7VI...

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Spark Plugs for Red 202 with HEI Dizzy

G'day folks,

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Cain Vs Lynx

Wondering what the preference was for Cain and Lynx manifolds on 202 with 350 holley? Cheers

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Hz one tonner issues

Hi I have a hz tonner with a 202 with holly carby it’s running rough n not driving with out choke on what may be some issues thanks

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HJ Kingswood stock Stromberg

Hi, I'm about to put a carby kit in the old single Strommy. What's a good starting point for the idle mixture screw to get it running well enough to get to the servo for a tune up? All the way in, back it out "X" times. That kinda thing. Thanks Gerry

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Bell Housing Pattern

What other engines in the Chev/GM range share the same bell housing bolt pattern at the Holden (red/blue) engines? Any four cylinders in the 2.0 - 3.5 litre engine size?

Cheers, Mick.

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173

I'm putting together a 173 with twin strombergs for my hq tonner project . Haven't painted my ctractors yet but they will be black soon . Cheers aj

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