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#1 Shiney005

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 11:54 AM

In what month of what year was the first Holden V8 fired up?

 

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 01:16 PM

hmmm wasnt the first Holden V8 in the HG?? before that they were all chevs wernt they  or  or was the 253 available in HK?



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 02:07 PM

hmmm wasnt the first Holden V8 in the HG?? before that they were all chevs wernt they  or  or was the 253 available in HK?

253 & 308 were released in the HT Series.

 

First time a Holden V8 was ever fired up would have to be back in the mid 1960's when these engines were under development.



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 02:33 PM

Holden Hurricane 1969 not sure what month

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 02:52 PM

The Hurricane is throwing you off. :)

I'll give it until tonight. Then I'll throw up another one.



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 03:35 PM

agree with ^^^ above  mid 60's if they came out with HT model

Unless theres a curve ball and some holden bodied car was a V8 long before a production Holden had one



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 03:40 PM

In what month of what year was the first Holden V8 fired up?

Amazing what a little research can turn up. October 1966. :)



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 03:56 PM

Photo of that day from Holden Retirees Club website.

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 04:00 PM

October 1966 in a HR Holden.


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 04:03 PM

A good read

 

"It was six months before machined parts arrived and it was not until October 1966 that the first engine was fired up. Four days later, it failed after swarf caused an oil pump seizure. Silins used an HR for testing, but it was later replaced with an XT Falcon. The HR was first driven on 5 June 1967."

 

 

https://www.streetmachine.com.au/features/1706/history-of-the-holden-v8-part-one-red-motor-253-308-f5000


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 04:44 PM

I am going to call myself wrong here. I was going off the Street Machine article but technically, with the first motor having been cast by Saginaw and machined by Chevrolet before being assembled here I reckon the pic that Arrimar put up is a more accurate answer to the question. i.e. being the first one to come off the Holden production line.

There must be a photo somewhere of the XT with a 253 in it.



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 05:11 PM

What was the designation of the VK Group A 304 and what colour was it?



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 08:58 PM

What was the designation of the VK Group A 304 and what colour was it?


Dunno the designation but was it raw casting? Ie no paint

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 09:12 PM

What was the designation of the VK Group A 304 and what colour was it?

Was it prefixed VC and Red?



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 09:13 PM

Photo of that day from Holden Retirees Club website.

Not sure what relevance that photo has...that is clearly a pic from the annual Allan Moffat look-a-like club,, Christmas party. lol



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 09:49 PM

Why did everyone have such bad eyesight in the 60s? Was it due to the lack of mobile phones and computer screens?

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 12:55 AM

It was red  with a VC prefix Dave, but A9L was what I was after.

 

OK LJ gurus, who can tell me what is going on here?

 

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 01:21 AM

It was red with a VC prefix Dave, but A9L was what I was after.

OK LJ gurus, who can tell me what is going on here?

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2 door front seat lock mechanism

Oh shit hang on a minute!! We seem to have slipped into Torana trivia!!! 😵

It's going off topic! 😞

Edited by LJ RB30, 02 September 2017 - 01:28 AM.


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Posted 02 September 2017 - 01:53 AM

2 door front seat lock mechanism

Oh shit hang on a minute!! We seem to have slipped into Torana trivia!!!

It's going off topic!

Drivers Seat to be precice  :D  :D



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 06:45 AM

recall on dodgey/loose bolts in seating assembly?......

 

the colour of the doco looks like it might be from one of those ""Accelerator""  booklets the dealers got, that included current fixes to customer issues............


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Posted 02 September 2017 - 08:48 AM

Torana LJ 2dr seat back rattle. Friction plates added to assembly at four mounting points.



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 11:20 AM

Jeez you blokes are good. It was a fix for the rattle in drivers seat as shown in Accelerator August '73 featuring Jose' Canga's stunt team.

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I'll see if I can find something a bit harder.



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 11:55 AM

On the right in this photo taken at the 1975 Equestrian Expo is Holden's public relations director Joe Teal and his wife. Who is she shaking hands with?

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 12:40 PM

Princess Margaret or princess anne?  leaning towards anne as she is a horse person i think



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 01:05 PM

Jeez you blokes are good. It was a fix for the rattle in drivers seat as shown in Accelerator August '73 featuring Jose' Canga's stunt team.

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It was a fix for rattles in either seat.






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