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    Yesterday, 08:49 AM
    E B replied to a thread DIY home tuning in Holden V8's
    The roadstar kit I got replaces the holley reducer fitting, its as tight as I can get it, and it uses aluminium crush washer to seal. This is the...
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    Yesterday, 08:29 AM
    E B replied to a thread DIY home tuning in Holden V8's
    Yea I hear ya, I was ok with test and tune in the garage when I have an extinguisher next to me, but going for a drive didn't seem a good idea. ...
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    16-10-2017, 08:51 PM
    E B replied to a thread DIY home tuning in Holden V8's
    yup. can't drive it without a fuel line, so it will do til I get a better one. thinking Proflow or Speedflow one, not cheap tho. Is there any...
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    15-10-2017, 09:13 PM
    E B replied to a thread DIY home tuning in Holden V8's
    exactly, shouldn't. china didn't seem to get that memo. also vac gauge only went up to 10.5 at highest value. if I bring the revs up above 1000...
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    15-10-2017, 05:56 PM
    E B replied to a thread VH, Holden 308 Alternator in Holden V8's
    cordless impact wrench, who doesn't have one to do wheel nuts?
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    15-10-2017, 05:52 PM
    E B replied to a thread DIY home tuning in Holden V8's
    ok so followed all the advice above, it sounds good now, idle is strong, drops about 250-300 ish rpm in gear, and another little bit with aircon on....
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    15-10-2017, 11:00 AM
    E B replied to a thread DIY home tuning in Holden V8's
    hey guys, time for an update. So far I have done, bent secondary linkage so that it opens fully at WOT, it was about 10-15* off vertical at full...
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    15-10-2017, 10:47 AM
    throw on some adjustable roller rockers, so you know everything is new, and see how it goes. If still noisy follow above test ideas.
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    15-10-2017, 10:42 AM
    E B replied to a thread VH, Holden 308 Alternator in Holden V8's
    second that one, not too expensive brand new either, and it came with the wiring plug needed. I should say it was a Bosch and came with the wrong...
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    15-10-2017, 10:35 AM
    fair enough. shouldn't cost too much to get a mechanic to do it, like I said should only take an hour or 2.
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    13-10-2017, 08:18 AM
    not gonna have a go yourself? should only take a couple of hours to do.
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    12-10-2017, 07:59 AM
    my old one did. built in the 80's, unknown brand or quality on the parts. had 2* retard on the cam with the stretch we found. 280,000km on it...
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    11-10-2017, 08:03 AM
    maybe try and download the install instructions, in case they mention anything extra that needs doing.
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    08-10-2017, 09:19 PM
    E B replied to a thread DIY home tuning in Holden V8's
    Hi guys. I got out the feeler gauges and picked out the .020" one and held it up to the butterfly and adjusted until it matched. I haven't looked...
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    08-10-2017, 09:14 PM
    I bought this one about 2 months back. Pro Race 24290 Harmonic Balancer Pro Street ,Holden V8 253/308 incl. 4.9L EFI | eBay
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    07-10-2017, 03:39 PM
    E B replied to a thread Carby Fuel Rail + Line in Holden V8's
    ahh here's where that question was! here you go, some interim pics of setting it up.
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    07-10-2017, 03:30 PM
    E B replied to a thread DIY home tuning in Holden V8's
    hey guys. main butterfly opened so transfer slot is visible 20thou I assume this is the secondary idle screw you are speaking about? I have a...
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    06-10-2017, 07:56 PM
    E B replied to a thread DIY home tuning in Holden V8's
    Yup that's the plan, just asking the procedure.
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    06-10-2017, 04:39 PM
    E B replied to a thread DIY home tuning in Holden V8's
    hey guys, quick update. I finished the O2 sensor kit and gave it a whirl. comes up as lambda reading of 1.36 at idle, and if i crack the throttle...
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    06-10-2017, 10:50 AM
    oil filter on tight? no leaks from oil pump? rocker covers not leaking? after all the work on mine, i kept finding oil on the front of the water...
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    03-10-2017, 07:57 AM
    valve lash or lifter preload changing when hot?
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    03-10-2017, 07:56 AM
    E B replied to a thread DIY home tuning in Holden V8's
    HI, this is the carb I bought https://www.holley.com/products/fuel_systems/carburetors/hp/street_hp/parts/0-82651SA I'm looking to do as much...
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    02-10-2017, 09:42 PM
    for what its worth, I did the 1" master cylinder upgrade years ago, coupled with slotted rotors and performance pads. worked a whole lot better for...
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    02-10-2017, 09:36 PM
    E B replied to a thread DIY home tuning in Holden V8's
    Thanks guys. I realise this is not a proper run, but its more to satisfy my curiosity about it, and learn how the meter reads and reacts. If I...
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    02-10-2017, 11:56 AM
    E B replied to a thread DIY home tuning in Holden V8's
    ok so here's where I am at. Had to do an express trip to Shepparton for one last visit with grandma, so didn't have time to change anything on the...
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    28-09-2017, 06:42 PM
    Ok so I havent doen the compression test yet its coming but heres what I found in regard to the fuel pressure. I bought a new guage installed it to...
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    26-09-2017, 11:25 AM
    E B replied to a thread DIY home tuning in Holden V8's
    I bought the SLC free model A with sensor kit from 14point7.com https://www.14point7.com/products/slc-free some soldering required, little bit of...
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    26-09-2017, 08:09 AM
    E B replied to a thread DIY home tuning in Holden V8's
    ok, so I will get a set of BP6FS. 1mm gap ideal with MSD streetfire box? should I push up the timeline to install the new carb sooner? or should I...
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    25-09-2017, 08:50 PM
    E B replied to a thread DIY home tuning in Holden V8's
    Thanks for your help. I would ask engine builder, but it was done in the 80's sometime, by an unknown workshop in St Marys. The cam and heads are...
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    25-09-2017, 04:21 PM
    E B replied to a thread Rear Muffler + Exhaust Tip in Holden V8's
    https://www.badlanzhpe.com/collections/kits/products/standard-kit press a button to switch between normal and open headers. use with caution,...
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