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cooling system

does anyone know where i can get a diagram for a cooling system on the 308 or if this setup is right,
the thermostat housing has a larger outlet and 2 small prongs
currently i have a hose from the heater on the firewall to the water pump.
the other heater hose from the firewall goes to the thermostat housing.
the other water pump outlet connects to the manifold on the righthand side (when looking from the front of the car)

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Re Chev 350

Thanks for the comments re my previous query about changing from a 308 to a 350, think I'll stick to the 308. Just one problem though....I have an HZ ( orig a 4.2 )but I think the 308 in it was produced in 81 or 82.....this means it's got all the anti pollution stuff right??? And is putting out something like 125kw instead of 161kw?? Can I tell from the engine number when it was built? How can I get more grunt out of it....let's say I can spend a $1000.

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Re Chev 350

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Chev 350

Hi all, I've got an 1978 Hz with a 308 in it. Was wondering how hard, or if it's possible to put a 350 chev in it.....keeping in mind it's already got a T400 gearbox in it....all advice welcome.

Cheers.

Nick

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engine won't turn off

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my engine

Hi im kieran_commodore and i waas wondering if anyone can tell me how many cubic inches my 4-cylinder starfire has?

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Monaro exhaust

I'm after a new exhaust for my 5.0Lt HJ Monaro, as I have already fitted 4-2-1 headers i was thinking of a twin 2 1/2" with straight through mufflers and a couple of hotdogs for a better note. Any other recomendations? or would i be better off with a twin 2 1/4"? also whats the average price for the supply and fit of a system like this? Thanx -Brett

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severe need of help

im sure we get this question a lot, but i need some severe help in terms of modifying my hq's 202!! i need some serious advice on how to increase my top end power, torque, exhaust note, response. I want to stick with carby and manifold, but as it is an auto, are triples too hard too tune? By the way my car is an original prem with only 91060 kms on the clock with all the log books!! P.S:any carby\manifold ideas?

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VK 3.3 EFI into HT Wagon

Hi, I am going to restore my HT Premier wagon and was thinking of putting in a VK 3.3 EFI motor instead of rebuilding the 186. Is the 3.3 EFI a good motor? And how hard is the swap? Also, I would like to run on unleaded, how hard is it to convert this motor to unleaded?

Another question, can anyone recommend an engine shop in the Sydney area that could reliablely do this and a rough price would be good.

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Problems

my vl calais is a straight 6, 3 litre. i am not sure what is wrong but when the car takes off sometimes it is sluggish and feels like it is choking but othertimes it wheel spins through the intersection, when highway cruising sitting on 2000rpm the car shudders and starts to convolse. if anyone could help it would be muchly appreciated.

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Black motor in VC Commie

Does anyone know WHAT is involved in getting the black EFI from a VK to run in a VC commie previously runnin' a blue 173? I can get hold of blak motor and gbox for $200.00 with No ECU, I can get an ecu from www.commodoreshop.co... for $75 so thats no worries. BUT, my question is, does the ecu require any special sensors? Speed, EGO, and does it need the VK instrument cluster to get info from/werk???

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186 s carby

Gday....... Would anyone out there have a good 186s carby and manifold they want to get rid off, if so i would be interested.

Robertjt.

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carby setup on a 202

I am having trouble tuning up a 202 blue motor.It has a 350 holly (58 jets & a 6.0 power valve)cain manafold,extractors & a mild cam.
when I set the timing to about 4 to 6 tdc the car will run fine around town in light through to heavy acceleration but on the highway sitting on a 100 kph the motor will start pinging going up a hill under moderate power.When I retard the timing back to about 0 to 2 tdc the pinging on the highway stops but the engine will lose power and stall when in town.I have tryed 59 jets,adjusted the fuel mixture and tryed another distributor all to no avail. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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fuel pumps on black motor

Where is the fuel pump on the black motor with efi situated? In the bay or on the tank? i have only usually worked on carby's.
Is there any sites of any help to doing a carby to efi conversion on a black motor. Thanks joe.

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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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