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    Yep, but I thought, though I could be wrong, that...

    Yep, but I thought, though I could be wrong, that our friend here is putting together his own setup out of bits and pieces that he’s brought together. Which is what I’ve done in the past too.

    It...
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    Yep, I’ve got a pile of stuff that I’ve “saved”...

    Yep, I’ve got a pile of stuff that I’ve “saved” but to most people it’s probably junk. When I’m gone I’m pretty sure most of it will be sent to the tip. I’ve still got stuff like some tools and the...
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    Last time I did this I made one up myself using...

    Last time I did this I made one up myself using balustrade wire from the hardware shop. It came in a kit with ends and I just fiddled around until I got the range of movement I needed. It took a...
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    I use a commercial valve saver designed for...

    I use a commercial valve saver designed for vintage racing motorcycles if the heads havenít had new exhaust seats. We buy it in bulk and share it amongst a group of friends.

    Diesel is unlikely to...
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    Kavesh, cleaning your tank some time back will...

    Kavesh, cleaning your tank some time back will not mean it is clean now.

    Reading back it seems the car sat for some time while things were repaired. This will be likely to have had some...
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    Start with fuel. If the old girl has sat for any...

    Start with fuel. If the old girl has sat for any time without use then there will more than likely be a layer of jelly-like crud in the tank that gets stirred up every time you add more fuel.

    I’d...
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    Sounds like crud in the tank

    Sounds like crud in the tank
  8. Thread: HZ Air Con ?

    by Horaldic
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    There are still some independents out there in...

    There are still some independents out there in the ac market.

    If you go in and ask for the parts you want they can mostly be had at reasonable prices.

    Just don’t show up at closing time.
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    Yep, as Red said. You can do this work...

    Yep, as Red said.

    You can do this work yourself. Just read the manual (GMH manual!) and all the instructions that come with the kit carefully and ask any questions before you start. Once you get...
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    The original systems in these cars will be...

    The original systems in these cars will be showing some age related deterioration now; so it’s worthwhile going over all components and renewing and reconditioning them from a safety point of view....
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    A decent manifold and a quaddie are both very...

    A decent manifold and a quaddie are both very worthwhile mods as mentioned above, also an ignition upgrade (Bosch hei) really helps.

    Make a phone call or send an email to Crow cams and they will...
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    I set the float level as per the GMH factory...

    I set the float level as per the GMH factory manual at 11mm.

    For what it’s worth I’ve also watched a quaddy guru set the float level and he didn’t use any tools. When I asked he said it was a...
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    On the original question: At some time north...

    On the original question:

    At some time north of 300,000km, even with all the recommended maintenance, all the cooling system on these tends to give up the ghost. I’m going to suggest replacing the...
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    I set them one and a half turns up from the...

    I set them one and a half turns up from the softest setting.

    I’ve had a number of sets and have found that suits me. I bought new ones for a rebuild on one of my cars I did 4 years ago and it’s...
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    You’re going to get guesses all over the place on...

    You’re going to get guesses all over the place on this.

    $12,500 is at the top end for a stock rebuild, you’d want an itemised signed quote covering replacement of key components with quality name...
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    I’m having some forum issues so apologies for my...

    I’m having some forum issues so apologies for my post seeming out of sequence

    These blocks are cast iron and are known to gum up when no anti corrosive is present in the coolant in normal vehicle...
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    Yep, they have problems with rust; tend to both...

    Yep, they have problems with rust; tend to both rust out and gum up with rust and overheat.

    I’d get rid of the milky oil, change the filter and put in fresh oil and do as Smitty suggests and take...
  18. Thread: Holden 308 H

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    Interested to hear what, if any, branding and...

    Interested to hear what, if any, branding and part numbers were on these lifters.

    Realistically, it’s not a fault with the engineering of the original design and is not something anyone would...
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    Without having recently measured one my memory is...

    Without having recently measured one my memory is that the dish volume is 12ml.

    I should add to this discussion and say that, given a choice, I wouldn’t use head skimming as a method to raise...
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    Provided the block and heads are original and...

    Provided the block and heads are original and untouched from factory spec then my estimate would be 0.5 to 0.8 raise in cr.

    Stock they were 8.4:1 so provided the engine is in good nick it would...
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