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    Today, 08:23 AM
    ... never heard of them failing (the catch that is) but anyhow maybe a way to open it, is to push the plastic pin (which acts as the RH pivot)...
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    16-01-2021, 09:25 PM
    Smitty2 replied to a thread Chrome bonnet hinges in Holden V8's
    pretty spot on most of that.... chrome plating causes metal fatigue known as ... hydrogen embrittlement*. Basically (laymans meaning)... causing...
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    13-01-2021, 06:49 PM
    Factory manual says Opens 86-90 Fully open 100
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    12-01-2021, 12:52 PM
    Smitty2 replied to a thread 12v to 16v alternator in Holden V8's
    .. 16v battery? is there such a thing for a car (truck?) ps... don't forget most modern BCM controlled alternators will charge at up to 16v
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    06-01-2021, 11:32 AM
    apocryphal that.... and I can tell you the story, as told to me by Harry Firth (cornered him at one of our car club meetings maybe 15-20 years ago...
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    05-01-2021, 08:56 AM
    the 45 DCOEs that I used are rated 300cfm each ... thats is 150cfm per throttle body. But.... and there is a but Do I choose Weber 45s or 48s?...
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    04-01-2021, 10:42 PM
    .. and re 2) Quaddies work on just about anything above 200ci (up to 560ci). Why so? as their design feeds the engine the amount of air/fuel mix...
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    04-01-2021, 10:38 PM
    .. one thing missing a bit from all that the bit that connects the carb to the engine aka the inlet manifold. I learnt that as a junior revhead...
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    03-01-2021, 01:58 PM
    TripleM have had a classic rock station on the internet.. and recently on DAB broadcast radio here in Melbourne. Some 60s but mainly 70s and 80s...
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    01-01-2021, 08:25 PM
    Smitty2 replied to a thread 308 rebuild cost? in Holden V8's
    ... geepers how long is a piece of string? with that sort of mileage under its belt won't be just welsh plugs and a gasket set :) pistons,...
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    30-12-2020, 06:07 PM
    Smitty2 replied to a thread Marinised 308 Help in Holden V8's
    change the oil first.. sounds like you have a sump full of water then pull the plugs and crank it, also check if the plugs are wet, water wet!...
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