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    Today, 06:39 AM
    TH350 was standard fitment to VC, WB and VH behind 308 auto until late 1981. So everything you need exists. Just make sure it is the right length box...
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    21-02-2018, 12:20 PM
    Two main reasons are 12V coil and standalone revering lights as opposed to rear blinkers being used for reversing lights. Doesn’t sound like much but...
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    20-02-2018, 01:03 PM
    HK1837 replied to a thread Rings in Chevrolet
    That was my thinking. And no, it appears that this was a real mistake that happened too on a large scale. Will elaborate later.
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    20-02-2018, 10:45 AM
    HK1837 replied to a thread Rings in Chevrolet
    Sorry, I wasn't quite clear. This is an historical question! I'm talking a new engine in 1968-1970, gets built in the USA and test fired in the...
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    20-02-2018, 08:54 AM
    HK1837 started a thread Rings in Chevrolet
    Guys Just a technical question, can't elaborate right now as to why i'm asking (research). Scenario, if someone was to take a brand new...
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    16-02-2018, 09:06 PM
    Stub axles on the tonner are different and use different part numbers, but bearings are the same. You cannot legally use any other stub axle other...
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    16-02-2018, 08:27 PM
    Tonner rear wheel bearings are really the same as the rest, they just have a thicker retaining collar. The axles are the same where the bearing goes....
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    15-02-2018, 09:45 PM
    HK1837 replied to a thread TH350 advice in Chevrolet
    I have two 9” LSD centres here, one is a 3:1 but the other I have not pulled the diff apart. It was from an XW GT or GT-HO so may be 3.25. I have 3.7...
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    15-02-2018, 11:32 AM
    There may still be one on the shelf at Beresfield Spares if you are lucky if Greg at ClassicOz doesn’t have one. Ask the old dude at Bishop’s Bridge...
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    15-02-2018, 06:49 AM
    HK1837 replied to a thread TH350 advice in Chevrolet
    What ratio rear axle was your mate running? I would have liked a taller ratio than 3.5 or 3.7 in this car as I've had 3.5/3.55 rear axled cars before...
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    14-02-2018, 06:48 PM
    HK1837 replied to a thread Blue 308 lifespan? in Holden V8's
    I may not change the bearings, but i'd lift a cap and use some plastiguage and check them. You have to untorque one anyway for the sump pickup if you...
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    14-02-2018, 04:58 PM
    HK1837 replied to a thread Blue 308 lifespan? in Holden V8's
    Change the cam and lifters while you are at it and the heads and sump are off. Banjo is slang for "Go Bang!" A small Salisbury is just a disguised...
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    13-02-2018, 09:52 PM
    HK1837 replied to a thread Blue 308 lifespan? in Holden V8's
    Change cam, lifters and oil pump and she’ll keep going bar valve recession and detonation.
    20 replies | 732 view(s)
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    13-02-2018, 01:17 PM
    Some of these you can pull apart and swap motors. I think anything with Harrison air may have a similar motor. Even VB-VH, but the fan goes the other...
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    12-02-2018, 09:23 PM
    A few of the “unique to” bits at the start of changes were hand fabricated. The alternator bracket when the alternator moved is one (when the first...
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    12-02-2018, 04:38 PM
    Give Greg at Classicozwreck in Toronto a call, he'd have one you can use or rebuild.
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    09-02-2018, 04:29 PM
    HK1837 replied to a thread TH350 advice in Chevrolet
    The Holeshot 3000 specs say it is furnace brazed. Whether or not that is true I guess is a matter of trust!...
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    09-02-2018, 10:00 AM
    HK1837 replied to a thread A real WB 308 ute in Members Lounge
    I thought there were lots of them (400 0dd) as I remember seeing plenty. 2.60 isn't an "A9X ratio". It is just the standard large Salisbury tall...
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    08-02-2018, 10:06 PM
    HK1837 replied to a thread A real WB 308 ute in Members Lounge
    I thought a VB SL/E with L31 manual was fairly common? I knew a few guys that bought them for the engine and box for Toranas. I can recall at least 4...
    18 replies | 562 view(s)
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    08-02-2018, 09:53 PM
    HK1837 replied to a thread A real WB 308 ute in Members Lounge
    ^^That is probably a WA. When the HJ-HZ based WA was cancelled the WB Series was released instead. WA had other proposals as well. I’m pretty sure...
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    08-02-2018, 09:28 PM
    HK1837 replied to a thread TH350 advice in Chevrolet
    That HD centre support looks like what he was talking about. So hand brazed is better than furnace brazed? Will it be OK for 350hp? I wouldn't...
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    08-02-2018, 08:02 PM
    HK1837 replied to a thread A real WB 308 ute in Members Lounge
    V8 manual HK GTS is reasonably common, probably as many as 1000 or more. HT 307 were auto only except for one or two cars, if you wanted a HT V8 GTS...
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    08-02-2018, 03:04 PM
    HK1837 replied to a thread A real WB 308 ute in Members Lounge
    The orphans to collect are cars like: HT 81837 with a 327. HK Premier sedan with L34 engine option (327). HK Kingswood ute with metallic paint....
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    08-02-2018, 01:16 PM
    HK1837 replied to a thread A real WB 308 ute in Members Lounge
    As I said it is simply a non standard order. Dealers or dealer customers with clout or sometimes internal orders managed to order stuff that was...
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    08-02-2018, 11:48 AM
    HK1837 replied to a thread A real WB 308 ute in Members Lounge
    I have ID for a few of them, including a cab-chassis. Nothing all that special really, just not a normal engine option applied. It will be in...
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    08-02-2018, 11:05 AM
    HK1837 started a thread TH350 advice in Chevrolet
    Guys Have a TH350 in the auto trans shop at the minute. Case had a small crack in it near one of the dowels, sorather than weld it up, whilst it...
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    08-02-2018, 10:43 AM
    HK1837 replied to a thread 427 BBC query in Chevrolet
    I found some Eagle stock length I beam 427/454 rods with bushed ends and a set of SRP 30cc dome pistons from the USA that will give me 10:1...
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    08-02-2018, 10:33 AM
    As HQ308 says what you describe is almost impossible unless the nose of the crank has snapped off.
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    06-02-2018, 09:35 PM
    Yes, gets even more fluky when the paint code for your car is your birth year or the same year as the car was made! Like the 40 year old HZ buyer...
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    06-02-2018, 05:54 PM
    That is the re-finish paint code for an air-dried acrylic, Cotillion White as Willie says. The original code GMH code is 1888 (will be on the start...
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    hi mate i was just read a old post about a bent 1 tonner chassis and you said you had a scan showing all the critical dimensions for HJ. HJ can you please email me this to buzzen@iprimus.com.au
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    hi were did you find the information for (HELP with ID numbers ht holden thred) i have just go a 69 ht kingwoos and would like to find out the same information. any help would be great
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    I am looking for a 327 crank and rods if you still have one could you please contat me. Brian 0418 358 916
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    hi bloke
    you said you maybee could help us out with an original 307.mine is brisbane made and about the 20 000 car made from 1/1/68.what price? as im doing up another engine but am keeping most things as original as i can.you see i bought the car as a shell not even knowing that it was a warrick yellow 307 gts.i saw an engine in his garage that was the 307 that came out of it but he would't sell it(said he was doing it up for a corolla).so i rang him up a month later and he said he sold it.
    thanks luke
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    hey mate i just read in a post you were talking about putting a efi top on a older 308 block, could you provide me with more info on this? and would it provide more kw to the engine??
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    gday there mate, after reading a couple of posts i was just wondering if you knew of anyone in the newcastle area who would have the program to tune my memcal on the run, it is a vs ute,auto.
    thanks
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    Just wondering if u can help me with the VIN numbers on my HK Prem?
    I just wana know what motor and box it came out with from the factory..?

    BODY- HK80569 - 15310M
    TRIM- 510 - 12U
    PAINT- 568 - 9562

    Any help would be great thanks?
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    Hi what info do you off my hj gts , wold love to know if it was ordered with power steer , it has dealer fitted air and was 253 4 speed thanks Mark
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    G'Day, My name is Ron, mac151 said to send this info for you to get your opinion about my pano, but i think we may have spoken about this car a few years ago via ebay??? still trying to work this out!!
    ,I have a HJ panelvan,253,aussie 4 speed all matching numbers seating cap 2,full headlining, with all the GTS options(accept the guards) but the GVW is 2200kg, i have checked out the monaroparts .com site but they seem to think (witout having a look at the car themseves) it is the rare XU3 Full GVW Sandman,I have also checked the VIN # with Holden but all they can tell me is that it is HJ Belmont panel van built in Adelaide and didn't keep records about GTS options, the only plant that kept records was Brisbane, there are no codes like XX7 XU3 or XY5 on the ID tags, Tyre placard is 9930173, Can anyone advise as to were i can find out for certain???? thanks, Ron
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    I am unsure whether to buy the car it is on Ebay, and has a large amount of rust everwhere and he wants 12.5k for it, I asked for more photos and the whole back window is rusted + all the boot hinges have gone from rust
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