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6 cylinder side plates

Well, after 18 years of owning a EH I HAD A FEW MINOR OIL LEAKS, SO I WENT TO REPCO, ROCKER COVER & 2 SIDE PLATE GASGETS, That should be easy, NO, rocker gasget has No locating lugs ,Diddnt fit real good either, But the side plate gasgets were real crap, So be warned, GET genuine if you can.

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EH ignition problem

Wondering if anybody can help me i have an e h 179. I hive fitted an aftermarket electronics distributor, originally i didn't realise i needed a coil as well and it started but didn't run properly, it was erratic and very lumpy bumpy like the timing was really bad or somethin. Didn't take me long to realise i needed the coil and once fitted and changed to 12 volt, it ran fine for a day or 2 then started idling strange again!

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Axle retainer

Pic of the retainer off the FJ

Poor quality part or bigger issue?

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Losing wheel bearing retainers

G'day everyone,

The first pic is from last year around this time, and as you can see it was a pretty scary moment when the wheel nearly left me behind ...

The retainer failed to hold the wheel bearing on the axle, and the whole lot slid out and nearly caused some big dramas - it happened just short of my descent down Dorrigo mountain in NSW, definately best tackled with all the wheels still on the car.

So, after that happened, the wheel bearing retainer was tacked back on with 3 mig welds to get me home, which it did.

Not wanting to trust a welded axle, when I got home I sourced two more axles, had them checked for true, had the interference fit confirmed at an engineering shop to be between 4 and 6 thou and fitted them up.

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EH Wagon

Another Old Holden on the road again.Went for a surf this morning & my mate pulled up in his newly finished EH,looks great,I'm not usually a fan of big wheels but it looks cool,I said that to him,haha.just a few minor interior details to finish!

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second gear

Hey folks,
eh three on the tree hard to get second, almost have to hold the gear shift in. question, is there any adjustment possible, linkage, gearbox etc.
thanks

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Can I just use these rims?

I really like these wheels and they are in great nick, upgrading to HR front end can I still use them? Holden people your help is much appreciated cheers ports
Hopefully the photo works

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Hey Tim

Just having a look in your shed Tim at your beautifully painted 179. How did you prepare it? Wire brush I presume? Paint stripper? CLR? Obviously elbow grease. Any other tips?

I hope you don't mind me lifting the pic from your shed.

I want to get started on the 253 soon.

Also, I note your 179 does not have HP on the block (mine does). I think that is because mine is from an EH? And yours is from a HD?

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ej wagon

hey, does anyone know what motors are able to be engineered in an ej wagon? I am looking at putting a ls1 but have been told may not be able to get it engineered and that i will have to settle for a 5ltr. If any one cane help thank you.

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On Tour

Took our 186?(179 GMH reco'ed to 186) Holden powered Land Rover for a 600 kilometre journey and it delivered 24 miles per gallon (8.45 kilometres per litre or 11.84 litres per hundred kilometres) at 100 kph. It ran like a dream and bloody good fuel economy for a "drive in screen" on wheels i say! Plenty of torque, 2200 RPM at 100 KPH with overdrive engaged!
What a great little motor the "red sixes" are!

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Full on Wash vs Sponge Bath

Gave the beautiful girl a sponge bath today. Don't want to fill the doors with water and help the rust in any way.

I've had her for about 9 months now. Love driving her, missus in passenger seat, black lab Scooby on back seat, window down, arm on sill. Doesn't get any better.

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Vibration

Hi, looking for some ideas, have finally gotten our HD on the road. It was a power glide but now has a 4 speed M 20. It has a sever vibration in the car as you approach 100k. At fist you can accelerate through the vibration but as you back off the accelerator it gets real bad, but stops altogether as you drop below 90k. Any ideas would be great,
Thanks Peter.

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PCV Vacuum hose for an early Red motor.

Can anyone tell me where the standard vacuum home that runs from the PCV valve on the back of the rocker cover to the inlet manifold can be obtained. The one that is specifically shaped to do the job, it has an elbow bend at each end.

Cheers, Mick.

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ej/eh wagon

hey guys i have recently bought a ej wagon and i have purchased a hr front end with disc brakes and front mount rack and pinion steering.. it is a 179 red motor with 3 speed column shift and i was looking for a steering column that would suit the rack and pinion and the column shift... does anybody know of someone who sells them or can make them.. thanks.

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HD wagon Apollo Turquoise

Proud 3rd owner of a beautiful 56,000 mile HD Special wagon.
Has been well looked after by Michael since around 2000 and Edith from Dalby Qld before him.

Drives great, quiet & smooth - I'm rapt!

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Oil Pump on Red Six

Is there a kit available to rebuild an oil pump in a red six or do they just get replaced on an engine rebuild?

cheers, Mick.

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Red Six engine temparature

What temp should a red six run at and how hot is too hot?
It can get get well up around 100C on a trip when the outside temp is mid forties and it has a tail wind. A head wind is no worries, just the tail wind. Cooling system is all clean and in good order.
What temp does the standard temparature light come on at?
I run a 180F (82C) thermostat!

Cheers, Mick.

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Pick this old girl up today

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1963 EH holden Ute, chasing info

Hey all, bought a 1963 EH holden ute built in Oct of 63. Seems to be a special,has 179 holden fitted extractors and other parts ( told by previous owner), Astrali 3spoke wheel I dont think is factory? even though it seems to have a premier/special genuine horn button in the middle, does not look like its been glued etc to the horn button, almost 27,000k's factory (aparently). How much would this thing be worth approx fully restored, as I have no idea? thanks.

Powlo Radich

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Rare EH S4 find...!

I happen to think this is a bargain. Very good value way to make a legit S4 complete

:-|

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

HK'ing.

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