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Could anybody tell me what this engine is out of. Engine no. 253H33342
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186S Manual Stromberg WW

This is what the number should look like for
a manual 186S carbie.

Donno

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is it worth it to hot up a 253?

I know you bore it out, bigger valves, lumpy cam all that sort of thing, but can you, like a 308 to 355, stroke it a bit? is it worth it to hot up a 253? AND if I did, will the motor be small enough to run a small 8 bolt salisbury diff a trimatic and a standard brake booster ... Im just throwing it out there I wouldnt mind an 8 in my commy but I if I put an 308 worked I think ill have to change too many things to accomodate the extra horses. if someone could enlighten me on the old 253 capabilities and incapabilities and what I need to change from 6cyl running gear.

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vk commodore distributor hold bolt thread on the engine side leaking radiator fluid.

Hi any ideas on how to fix please. Leaking water from the small gap which the bolt screws into which holds the distributor in place. Its the distributor hold bolt thread mount. on the engine. How's that possible to have coolant leaking from there???please help.

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Spare Parts

Found these

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HZ GONE 304efi whats best way to go with fuel tank & pump

hi all what a good easy way to give my hz wth 304 inj it fuel ive heard that commodore vl fuel pump ? surg tank ? dont want to make it any harder than it needs to be ?????????????????????

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UC sunbird conversion Question

Hello all I am thinking about getting a 78 UC sunbird off the father inlaw which is a one owner and is perfect inside and out. It has the 4 cylinder model with the starfire motor.
My question is to do a v8 convention on it I know I will need to change box and diff and upgrage the brakes and suspension. do I need to change the K frame or is there convertion adaptors that will work. And anything else I should know . Thanks

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single strommie

Have a blue head and fitting to red motor but want to fit single strommie to keep looking original recon blue head painted red what manifold should i use thank you.

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6 cylinder engine identification And Transmission?

I Cant track any info on Engine Nor Transmission down,Can Someone Please Tell Me What this engine is and transmission is ?

Attached Pictures of Number's..

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rebuilding fuel pump

Hi people.
I am overhauling my glass bowl fuel pump on 186 HG.
I have a kit and have read the holdenpaedia page. http://holdenpaedia....
can someone please tell me if the thread tape for the bolts and fuel line is just plumbing tape or something special.
should there be some kind of loctite on the bolts?
should there be gasket sealer on the main mounting to the block?
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Torana V8 engine mount brackets Post By John

John, would you have a look at my reply to your info about the mount brackets I was asking about, thanks Mal

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Putting a 350 chev in an 82 WB UTE

I am looking for any suggestions or tips on putting a crate small block 350 chev in an 82 WB Ute. I don't need to worry about emissions or paperwork just the mechanics of it.
Thankyou

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Wb engine swap 202 - 350

G'day

Just wondering how much work would be involved in changing a 202 to a 350 chevy.
The ute currently has the 3 speed on the three and I hope on keeping with a 3 speed manual

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VB SLE 308 310 Pack

I just bought a VB SLE 308
I was advertised as a 310 Pack

It does not have the vehicle IT Tags

No Tag on left strut bar.

I have a feeling this is not a real 310 Pack

Also car has a choke which is disconnected, is it correct that only 6 cylinders have a choke?

As per the roadworthy

VIN is AVB0248895

Engine number is VT 41275

I have a bad feeling that this is a SLE V6 converted to a V8

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Waggot Power

Merv Waggot Power!

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253/308 engine mount brackets

Could someone please let me know the difference between HQ-WB and LH-LX V8 engine mount brackets? I thought they were one and the same but I'm hearing they are different.

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weight of a 161s holden red motor

What would be the approx. weight of a 161s Holden red motor less the flywheel

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backfiring 253

Only under revs ? What causes this

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GM Factory EFI Set Ups

I'm curious to know what GM made different from the VN VR VS to the later model VT V8 engines to change them from a Batch-Fire EFI configuration to Sequential. Can anyone enlighten me? Cheers.

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VS Commy running SUPER cold

Can anyone help me? I'm driving a VS that will not warm up during winter. I'm talking the temperature gauge doesn't get to the first line during my half hour drive to and from work. With current temperatures in the Adelaide hills dropping as low as -2 degrees this time of year I'm hating the commute lately. Can not get warm air from the heater at all.
However, if I do half an hours driving in the suburbs with a few stops and starts the bloody thing thinks about overheating and the gauge gets up to half.
I'd really appreciate any advice on this, cheers.

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