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Beechworth RACV Breakdown Van, an FB. Photo by Sliver. Click to Enlarge.
Beechworth RACV Breakdown Van, an FB. Photo by Sliver. Click to Enlarge.

 Also see: Work Guides for detailed information on installation of items into the below areas of your vehicle.

Melbourne cnr Elizabeth and Collins Streets facing south towards Flinders Street Station circa 1969. Photo by HRAmbo. Click to Enlarge.
Melbourne cnr Elizabeth and Collins Streets facing south towards Flinders Street Station circa 1969. Photo by HRAmbo. Click to Enlarge.


Contents

[edit] Air Conditioning


* Air Conditioning
* Compressor Braking

[edit] Alarms

* Alarm Activation Switch  


[edit] Body Parts

* Bumper Rear: HQ 6 Hole
* Cross Members
* Floor Pan Replacement
* Heater Cores
* HK/T/G Heater Core Removal and Replacement
* HK Rear Doors on HT-G
* Holden Parts Interchangeability
* HQ Door Hinges
* Interchangeable Body Parts HK/HT/HG
* Interchangeable Body Parts HQ-WB
* Interchangeable Body Parts Torana LC -UC
* HJ To HZ Dash Conversion
* HJ -HZ Front Panels
* HQ Holden Specifications
* Paint Markings
* Rust Repair
* Tailgate Window Winder 

Holden FE Special Sedan. Photo by Daves59. Click to Enlarge.
Holden FE Special Sedan. Photo by Daves59. Click to Enlarge.
  


Collins Street east of Russell Street Melbourne, facing eastwards circa 1967. Photo by HRAmbo. Click to Enlarge.
Collins Street east of Russell Street Melbourne, facing eastwards circa 1967. Photo by HRAmbo. Click to Enlarge.

[edit] Brakes Wheels and Suspension


* Anti roll bars (AKA sway bars - what they do, how they work and how to change them)
* Ball Joints
* Brake Basics (Basics of how brakes work)
* Brake Boosters
* Brakes: Drum
* Brakes: Grey Motor
* Brake Pads
* Brakes: HG Holden
* Brakes:HQ fitting into Toranas
* Compressor Braking
* Draglink Difference: HJ-HZ
* Fan Braking
* DO NOT USE COMMODORE WHEELS ON KINGSWOODS
* Front End: Grey
* Front End: HR
* Front End Rebuild: VK Commodore
* Front Suspension
* Front Suspension: HZ
* Front Wheel Bearings
* Handbrake: Umbrella Handle Type
* Polishing Mag and Alloy Wheels
* Power Steering
* Kingswood or Torana Front Bushes (Getting the Front Suspension back to new)
* Nolathane Bushes
* Rims
* RTS
* Steeringbox (Steering Box info)
* Steering Column:Collapsible
* Steering Wheel Removal
* Umbrella Handle Handbrake
* Wheel Alignment
* Stud Patterns (Wheel offsets & P.C.D information)
* Suspension Vibration
* Tie Rod Ends
* Upgrading Brakes (Brake Upgrades from Hoppers Stoppers)
* Wheels: Commodore Wheels On HQ Thru WB
* VB-VK Commodore Brakes

Holden Dealer circa 1964. Photo by HRAmbo. Click to Enlarge.
Holden Dealer circa 1964. Photo by HRAmbo. Click to Enlarge.
  

[edit] Casting:


* How a Casting is Made


[edit] Chassis:


* Chassis Cracks

[edit] Clutch


* Clutch Pedal Mounts
* Clutch Replacement
* Clutch Master Cylinder
* Manual Clutch Adjustment:HZ


[edit] Cooling

* Compressor Braking
* Coolant Leaks
* Coolant Recovery System
* Cooling System
* Electric Cooling Upgrades
* Conversion To EL Falcon Fans
* Cracked Cylinder Head, Grey Motor
* Electric Water Pumps
* Fans
* Fan-Braking
* Fan Clutch
* Fan Positioning
* Filling the Radiator
* How to improve the cooling on your old holden...???
* Overheating
* Thermatic Fans
* Thermo Fan Switch
* Tridon Thermostats
* Thermostat Housings
* Water Pump: Six Cylinder
* Water Pump: V8
* Why Does My Engine Overheat When I Stop


[edit] Diff and Gearbox Prefixes, Codes and Specifications


* Differential Codes, Ratio's, Crown & Pinion Gear Teeth & Model Availability
* Differential Information
* HK/HT/HG Gearbox Ratios
* M20 and M21 Gearbox catalog
* Part Failures
* Nine (9) Inch
* Speedo Drive Gear Colours
* Transmission ID Codes (compliance plate)
* Transmission Codes
* Transmission id chart
* Trimatic ID Plate Codes


[edit] Dash


* Column Shift Display Cable


[edit] Driving


* P Plate Restrictions


[edit] Economics:

 
* Economics: Old Holden


[edit] Electrical


* Alternators
* Alternators: Motor Cycle
* Ammeters
* Auto-Retard Advance
* Backstop Taillight Fitting
* Batteries
* Battery: Placing in the Boot
* Blinker Stalks
* Blinker Switches
* Bulbs
* Car Phones
* Car Radios
* Clocks
* Combination Switch
* Dash Clock Repairs
* Dash Conversion: HJ To HZ
* Dash: HZ Sports
* Dash Regulator: 8 Volt
* Dim Lights, Slow Wipers, Cranky Starters
* Dual Filament Bulbs
* Economy Light
* Electrical Gauge Calibration
* Electrical Tips
* Fuel Tank Sender Unit:HZ
* Fuse Panels
* Gauge Calibration: Electrical
* Generators
* Generators vs Alternators
* Hazard Switch
* Headlight Switch Removal
* Headlight Focus: VK Commodore  
* Headlight Switch: VB VK
* Horn Repair: Kingswood
* Ignition Switch
* Ignition Switch Alternative
* Interior Light Bulb Replacement
* Instrument Cluster: UC Sports
* Jump Starting
* Low Voltage Indicator
* Lucas Alternator
* Lucas Regulator
* Meters Dwell Tacho Amps Volt Test
* Neutral Safety Switch
* Oil Pressure Sender
* Oil Pressure Switch
* Positive and Negative Earth vehicles 
* Radios
* Radio Installation EJ EH
* Radio Removal
* Reverse Light Switch
* Six Volt Systems
* Six Volt to 12 Volt Conversion
* Starters
* Starters: V8
* Starter: Bosch Hi-Torque
* Starter Heat Shield
* Starter Relay
* Tachometer Wiring and Connections
* Tail Light Earths
* Temp Gauge Repair
* Temperature Indication: Faulty
* Temperature Sender
* Temperature Switch
* Timing Light
* Voltmeters
* Voltmeters vs Ammeters
* Voltmeter as an Ammeter: How to Use
* Washer Conversion:HQ
* Washer Motor
* Wiper Motor Seized


[edit] Electrical Meters

* Remote Starter
* Meters Dwell Tacho Amps Volt Test


[edit] Emission:


* Air Injection
* Cold Feed Switch CFS
* EFI VK Emissions
* EGR
* Transmission Control Switch
* Thermal Vacuum Switch


[edit] Engine, Engine Bay and Ignition:


* Air Cleaner:Gold
* Austin Loadster Truck Engine
* Ballast Resistor
* Block Markings
* Block Identification: V8
* Bosch EST
* Bosch VN VP 5L V8 Distributor
* Bosch EST to HEI Conversion
* Bosch EST VK Improvement
* Bosch Hall Effect Ignition
* Bosch HEI:High Energy Ignition.
* Bosch MEI:Medium Energy Ignition.
* Bosch Vacuum Advance Modules
* Breaker Point Ignition
* Cam Gear Pin
* Cam Timing V8
* Camshafts
* Cap Priming: Starting a Disused Engine
* Chev
* Chev 292 Engine
* Colour: Engine History
* Commodore 4 Cyl to Straight Six Conversion
* Core Shift
* Crankshaft:Blue 6 Crank into Red 6 Block
* Compression Testing
* Conrod Positioning:V8
* Date Stamps: Decoding for V8 Engines
* Dipstick
* Distributor Installation; Chev
* Distributor Installation: Grey Motor
* Distributor Re-Graphing
* Distributor Timing: 6 Cylinder
* ECOTEC V6
* Engine Life
* Engine Lifter:Red/blue/black Six Cylinder
* Ecotec
* Engine Mounts:Red Six
* Engine Oil
* Engine Oil Leaks
* Engine Rebuild: Red Six 
* Engine Oil Pumps 6 Cylinder 
* Engine Prefixes Torana
* Torana: Upgrade to a V8
* EFI VK
* EST VK
* Extractors
* Fan Belts
* Firing Order
* Grey Motor: Cracked Cylinder Head
* Grey Motor Tips
* Grey To Red Motor Conversion
* Harmonic Balancer and Seal
* Harmonic Balancer V6
* Head; 173 Head On a 202
* Head: Fitting a Blue or Black Head to a Red Six
* Heads; Six Cylinder
* Head Tightening: V8
* Head: Blown Head Gasket
* Hall Effect Ignition Triggering
* HEI (High Energy Ignition - Blue/Black Motor Dizzies) Conversion Wiring Instructions
* Ignition: Crane
* Ignition: Description
* Ignition: Electrical to HEI Electronic Conversion
* Ignition: Programmable Fitted to a 253 V8
* Ignition: Key Replacement
* Ignition Timing: Grey Motor
* Ignition: V6
* Ignition Timing: Grey/Red/Blue/Black Six and V8 Motors
* 130 Engine
* 132 Engine
* 138 Grey Motor
* 138 Red Motor
* 149 Engine
* 161 Engine
* 173 Engine
* 179 Engine
* 186 Engine
* 186S Engine
* 201 Engine
* 202 Engine
* 253 V8 Engine
* 253: Programmable Ignition
* 304 V8 Engine
* 308 V8 Engine
* 308: Build a 308
* 2850 Engine
* 3.3 Engine
* 3.3 Black Engine
* 3.3 Blue Engine
* 3.3 Red Engine
* 3800 V6 Engine
* V6 Ecotech
* 3800 V6 Idler/Tensioner
* Holden V8 History
* How Camshafts work
* HP Engine Blocks; What does HP Stand for?
* Hydraulic Lifters
* Lubrication Chart
* L34 Engine
* L34 Distributor
* MSD Ignition 
* MSD 5
* MSD 6AL
* Oil Burning
* Oil Filters
* Oil Pressure
* Oil Pressure Sender
* Oil Pressure Switch
* Oil Pump Priming
* Oil Pump: 6 Cylinder
* Oil Filter Fitment: Grey Motor Bypass
* O-Ringing
* Part Failures
* Performance Improvement: 6 Cylinder Engines
* Piston Installation
* Piston Markings
* Piston Rings: Pressurisation of
* Interchangeability of HQ-WB Engines and Parts
* Power and Torque Figures
* Plug Drop Test
* Power Increase; More Power For a 253
* RB30 into old Holdens
* Red Six Profiles
* Programmable Ignition 253
* Rear Oil Seal; 6 Cylinder
* Rear Oil Seal; V8
* Re-Graphing: Distributor
* Resurrection: Engine
* Rocker Covers: 6 Cylinder
* Rocker Cover Gasket: 6 Cylinder 
* Rockers and Pushrods; 6 Cylinder
* Roll Pins
* Roller Rockers
* Roller Lifters
* Rough Idle; 6 Cylinder
* Running In 
* Seal Replacement
* Flywheels; Six Cylinder
* Sandwich Plate
* Six To V8 Conversion
* Starfire
* Spark Plugs
* Spark Plug Indexing
* Spigot Bush: 6 Cyl (A & M) Images and Replacement
* Starfire Engine
* Starfire Rods
* Starting Tips
* Steel Crank Engines
* Streetfire Distributors
* Stroking a 173
* Stroking a 2850
* Stroking a 186
* 2-Stroke
* Sumps of Holden Engines
* Sump Gasket Replacement
* Sump Plug Repair Kit
* Surging
* Thread Tape
* Timing Gear Info:Red/Blue/Black Sixes
* Turbo Smooth
* Under Bonnet Noises
* Vacuum Advance
* Vacuum Advance Modules: Bosch
* Valley Leak
* Valve Clearances; Adjustable Red Engines
* Valve Adjustment:149 161 179 186 186S Engines
* Valve Adjustment:173 202 2850 3300 Engines
* Valve Clearances; Non-Adjustable Red/Blue/Black Engines
* Valve Seat Recession
* Valve Spring Replacement
* VH V6 Conversion
* Valve Stem Seals
* V6 Engine
* VS: ECOTOEC
* V6 Rear Oil Seal Leak
* V6 Conversion
* V8 Heads and Manifold Design
* Weber Conversion: EST VK Commodore
* Welch Plugs
* X2 Holdens
* XU-1 Holdens


[edit] Exhaust:

* Red Extractors On A Blue Six
* Normalising


[edit] Prefixes, Codes and Specifications


* Engine Prefixes (all models FX-VL)
* Engine ID Codes (compliance plate)
* Firing order Holden & Chev V8 & Holden 6
* Spark Plug Types and Problems
* Holden red six cam specifications
* Holden red 308 cam specifications


[edit] Fuel Systems


* Carburettor Ice
* Carburettor Leaks
* Carburettor Tips
* CD Stromberg Carburettors
* Detonation and Pre-Ignition
* Ethanol
* Fuel Economy
* Fuel Pumps Six Cylinder
* Fuel Pump: VN VP VR 
* Fuel Tank
* Fuel Injecting a 308
* The Holley Carburettor (Numerical listings and part numbers)
* Holley Information Table 1 2
* Injector Drop Test
* Inlet Manifolds V8
* LPG
* New Fuel For Old Cars
* Quadrajet Carburettors
* Quadrajet id Codes,Metering rods and Jet sizes
* Quadrajet Factory Repair Kit, Guide and all settings
* Six Cylinder Fuel Pumps
* Stromberg Carburettor
* Strombergs:Dual
* Syphoning
* Stromberg WW Carburettor
* Stromberg WW Carburettor on a 202
* SU Carburettors
* Turbocharging
* Vacuum Tuning
* Vapourisation
* Varajet Carburettor
* VK EFI 3.3
* VK EFI 3.3 Conversion
* VK EFI Modifications


[edit] Gearboxes, Transmissions, Differentials and Tailshafts:

* Allison Automatic Transmissions
* Aussie Four Speed Gearbox
* Aussie Four Speed Conversion From Six To V8
* Aussie Four Speed Conversion to Trimatic
* Bellhousing Cover
* V8 Bell Housing Block Patterns
* Bell Housing 6 Cylinder
* Borg Warner 5 Speed
* Borg Warner Rear Axle: VK Commodore
* Celica 5 Speed into an Old Holden
* Clutch; Heavy HQ type; Causes and Possible Fixes
* CV Joints
* CV Joint:Commodore
* Differential Breather 
* Diff Ratio
* Differential Ratio Selection
* Differential; Banjo
* Differential; Oil Leaks
* Differential; Limited Slip (LSD)
* Differential; 9 Inch Banjo
* Differential: Banjo Ratio Change
* Differential; Salisbury
* Differential; 10 Bolt
* Driveshaft Vibration
* Extension Housing Bush Replacement
* Floor Shift Adapter
* Gearbox
* Gearbox Mounts
* Gearbox Ratios: HK/HT/HG
* Hydramatic History
* Hydramatic: Replacing with a Trimatic
* Powerglide Transmission
* Rear Axles
* Rear Axle Change VK Wagon Rear Axle Change  
* Rear Axle Leaks
* Rear Axle Puller
* Saginaw Gearbox
* Seal Replacement
* Shifters: Four Speed
* Speedo Drive Gear Colours

* Speedo Drive Gear Calculator
* Spigot Bush: 6 Cyl (A & M) Images and Replacement 
* Tailshafts
* T5 Gearbox
* TH700 Gearbox Conversion 
* Three Speed All Synchromesh Gearbox
* Three Speed All Synchro Conversion
* Three Speed Crash Gearbox
* TH350
* TH700
* TH700 as used in VS V8's
* TH700 and V8's
* Toyota Supra and Celica 5 Speed gear ratios
* Trimatic:Electronic Spark Timing (EST)
* Transmission ID Chart
* Trimatic Transmission
* Trimatic: Replacing an Hydramatic
* Universal Joint Replacement
* Yokes - Gearbox End
* M76 Borg-Warner 5 Speed
* Wiring up the Locking function of a TH700 convertor in a non computerised old Holden


[edit] General Information


* Horsepower vs Torque
* Links page
* Automotive Mathematics - the numbers you NEED to be familiar with
* Codes: Engine, Diff Gearbox, etc
* Search_Tips
* Automotive Terms
* Trickybits (aftermarket stuff)]]
* Part Failures
* Thats not rare!!!! or is it????
* Useful stuff around the Car

[edit] Holdenpaedia Editing


* How to create and edit an Holdenpaedia Page
* Holdenpaedia Image Upload


 

[edit] Humour

* Batrrey Boy
* Funny Stories


 

[edit] Internals


* HJ To WB GTS Dash Info
* Central Locking
* GPS and GSM Tracking information
* Car Carpets
* Door and Window Handles: How to remove them

 

[edit] Looking Good


* Comparing Acrylic Vs 2 Pak
* Badges
* Car Carpets
* Colour Matching
* Dust Deflectors
* GTR XU-1 Front Guard Flutes
* GTS Front Guard Flutes HJ-HZ
* GTS Wheel Paint Codes
* Hub Caps

* Logo: Lion Badge Story

* Paint Codes
* EJ-EH Paint Codes
* Paint Codes: HQ Monaro
* Polishing Mag Wheels
* Spray Painting
* Using body filler



[edit] Marine


* Marine Holden Engines


[edit] Model Information


* Bedford
* Buick
* Chev
* Chev: Maple Leaf
* Chev Truck
* Holden History (all models FX-VL)
* Holden History of Exports
* Holden Model Listings (all models FX-VL)
* Model Launch Dates and Prices
* VW
* XU-2


[edit] Prefixes, Codes and Specifications


* GTS Dash ID
* HK,HT,HG Model Identification
* HK,HT,HG Monaro Identification
* HQ-WB Interchangeable Parts

[edit] PCV


* Positive Crankcase Ventilation

[edit] Related Interest

* Holden Ambulances
* Any Car in Any Movie
* Bracket Identification
* Build or Buy Your Holden?
* Buying Guide
* Car Clubs - Should I join one?
* Chat Terms
* Grammer and Word Use

* Historic OH Images
* Holden Industrial Applications

* Holden Sales Comparisons
* Holden History HK
* Holdens in the Movies
* Holden Museum
* Mad Max
* Members Post Codes
* Memorabilia
* New Member Shed/Link/Email Link Setup
* OH Theme
* Perth Cruise: How to setup
* Prototype Holden



[edit] Selected Members of Oldholden.com


* Ben Simpson
* Streetneat (our resident panel beater)
* T
* ReaperHR


[edit] Steering:


* Idler Arm Replacement

* Steering Wheel 


[edit] Tools:


* Litchfield Tools
* Tools
*Vane Engine Analyser


 

[edit] Tyres

* Tyres
* Tyre Placard Info: HQ - WB
















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