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Blue motor crank weight

Ben Simpson,
can you tell me if the blue motor 2850 has a heavier crankshaft than it's stepbrother the red 173, similar to the blue 3300 does compared to the red 202?
Thank you.

Cheers, Mick.

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Cam Alignment

Seeking thoughts and opportunities to sound out with all, what the issue could be. Putting together another 179, does have new cam, timing gear, powerbond balancer.

Coming to adjust the rockers, at TDC cylinder 1, expect to see valves 7&9 fully open. They are not, and do not open until the timing mark has rotated 180 degrees.

At TDC Valves 1&2 are both closed as they should be

I could understand if the timing gear marks were not aligned correctly, but I am 100% certain that they are.

Welcome thoughts and experience, comments

Thanks
Tom

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How to replace eh indicator lever need tips

Just want to know how to replace indicator lever on eh Holden? And if it's very easy, as mine snapped off the other day! Cheers

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eh sump wanted

Im after a Sump & pickup for my EH.

Im in Sydney.

Thanks Guys.

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EH Ute on Ebay, Buyer Beware

There is a EH ute on Ebay for 10k in QLD.
......BUYER BEWARE......

This ute is BENT!, I know I bent it!
I built it, I bent it, and I fixed it. 15 years ago.

The ute left the road at 120, and took the main impact on the top door hinge on the LH A pillar. This impact pushed the pillar IN, BACK and DOWN.
We attempted to rectify this with a sledge hammer and a Porta-Power. First we cut the door out of the opening and attempted to offer up another, no chance!
We beat the car and stretched it 3 ways until a door fit the opening.
The kinks in the LH B pillar at the base of the turret have been wiped over.
The kinks in the glove box opening are still there.

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EH 179 HP piston & rings

Im looking for a set of standard rings for my EH 179 HP.

I don't want to bore it.

found a set on ebay, my question is, are the piston & rings the same in the HP motor as the other 179's? (HD for eg)

http://www.ebay.com....

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Rocker Cover Breather

Hello All

I have posted before about the breather smoking and also dropping a small amount of oil after running the engine to temp and turning the engine off (dropping oil)

Is this normal amount of smoke
https://www.youtube....

should I change the gasket?
or is there a bigger problem?

Thanks
HRute213

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belmont photo found

gday all,
i'm so happy (big deal) to find a photo of me ol' girl, "ELLY"....belmont-->then the 'b' came off --> so elmont--> elly.
3 on-the-tree.
never let me down (much).
never leaked.
never used a drop of oil.
alas, rust got her real bad in the end.
look at the ol' girl will ya - sight for sore eyes eh?
luv ya girl!
bij

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breather pine

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Hi All

Yesterday I posted questions about PCV etc.
Does any know a ball park dollar amount a original walking stick style?

Thanks
HRute213

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pcv

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If someone look and identify if I have the correct pcv setup? If you can see from the photo

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Rocker Cover Rear Ventilation

hi

if some one help me with some guidance with the rocker cover rear ventilation. can you add a filter. as after a good run with the engine running at a high/normal temp at home while the engine is running smoke comes out (not heaps but enough), also with the engine turned off, oil came out of the pipe of the rocker cover ventilation, not a lot but 2 areas about 50c in size.

Thanks

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HQ Sedan for sale

100% Complete, running HQ 179 three speed manual sedan

Located in Wodonga

Minimal rust, all sills, doors and around windscreen rust free

Message if interested

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Car carriers

G'day,

Question, I am looking to get a HQ Sedan from Albury to Sydney, she drives and stops, the hand brake works however no transport company will take her as she is unregistered and needs to be started with a screw driver.

Alas, does anyone know of any car carriers who will take her?

Matty

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HD drum brake issue

Hi everyone, hope your all enjoying the public holiday. We are having an issue with the front drum brakes on our HD. I fitted a brake booster to the car about 18 months ago, and all was running and stopping fine. However over the last mont the front drums don,t want to let go when the pressure is off the pedal. The car can still be driven and they do let go once you start driving forwards. If the vacuum line is disconnected the brakes release when pedal is let go, same if the engine is not running. I think the booster is a VH 40. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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1961 EK Ute Overlander

Hi Everyone,

I have a 1961 EK Ute that I want to convert into a 4x4 overlander. I was wondering if anybody knows of anyone who has done 1 in this model before or if you know who can do the conversion for me.

My other question is what would be the best 4x4 chassis to use eg Hilux, Rodeo etc.

Thank you all in advance.

Jake

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rebuild

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179 Dragster

Old but solid, 179 drag car, not much more detail available
apparently ran 12 secs all day
The event was at Cootamundra (NSW) run by VRSSA (not sure what that stands for)
Coota shire rents out runway to car clubs for performance comparisons and car club events,
think it cost $1000 for the day,
big strip with lots of car park area ,

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My HD trim colour combo

How'd all here's a pic of the vinyl colours that I'm using in the HD retrim. It's called Eurohide it's imitation leather. The lighter colour is called Ivory & that's for inserts, headlining, sun visors & parcel tray. The other colour is Mocha & the main colour on the seats & for the crash pad & kick panels. I'm not too sure what I'm doing with the floor atm it's mainly a cost thing. I can't to start it I'm hoping to have it done for the SYD All Holden Day in Aug.
Cheers Shane!

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I'm driving this baby to work this morning!

Woo hoo!

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Engine Mounts for HD Holden

Hi, I've put my sump and gasket back on the HD wagon , (I've got my fingers crossed it doesn't leak)
I set out to get new engine mounts, I went to Repco (Enoggera ) and they gave me engine mounts listed for all HD Holden and red motors which looked like the old ones but way too big. Repco were unable to supply or find the right ones listed, I then tried Autobarn Enoggera who also had the same oversized mount listed.
The staff at Autobarn didn't stop there they rang around and found the correct ones and got it in that Arvo.

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