From: Toby on 12 Jul 2010 09:38
On Mon, 12 Jul 2010 00:17:58 +1000, Noddy wrote:
> "D Walford" <dwalford(a)internode.on.net> wrote in message
>> My problem isn't time but convincing the missus to spend that kind of cash
>> on any car when she would rather spend it on overseas travel:-)
>> A GT40 is a more realistic dream than the helicopter I really want but
>> what the hell, dreams are cheap:-)
> They are.
> It's the making them a reality that really hurts. Just ask Ozone :)
Here beginneth another thread....
From: bob on 13 Jul 2010 19:44
On Sun, 11 Jul 2010 04:46:31 GMT, Athol <athol_SPIT_SPAM(a)idl.net.au>,
after considering some belly-button fluf, wrote:
>I've never been able to positively confirm when the ball joint
>front end arrived. I've seen HDs with both kingpin and ball
>joint front ends. If they came in during the life of the model,
>the front discs might have come in at the same time. They
>certainly weren't available when the HD came out because there
>were no kingpin disc brakes on Holdens. Likewise, the change
>from spring loaded steering linkages to ball jointed inner tie-
>rod ends probably occured during the life of the HD. Both were
>major improvements, but ironically didn't help to extend the
>life of the model.
June 1965. The HD was also the 1st Holden you could order front disc
brakes because of the ball joint front end. It also added 1.5mm to the
All vans & utes had ball joint front ends.
From: Kwyjibo on 14 Jul 2010 07:07
On 6/07/2010 8:12 AM, Diesel Damo wrote:
> I learnt in an HQ Premier with a very warm 308 and a 4-speed
Toploader behind a 308?? Strange combination.
From: Noddy on 14 Jul 2010 07:39
"Kwyjibo" <kwyjibo(a)ozdebate.com> wrote in message
> Toploader behind a 308?? Strange combination.
I had a top loader behind a red motor once. The horsepower required to drive
the box took about 4 tenths off the car :)
From: Brad on 15 Jul 2010 00:27
"Noddy" <me(a)home.com> wrote in message
: "Kwyjibo" <kwyjibo(a)ozdebate.com> wrote in message
: > Toploader behind a 308?? Strange combination.
: I had a top loader behind a red motor once. The horsepower required to
: the box took about 4 tenths off the car :)
The toploader was a popular swap into holdens at the time as the Holden
boxes were not strong at all. I had a toploader in an XC ute, the linkage
shifter was a bit of a pain but once used to it you knew all was good. I
doubt that there was any extra force required to drive the box but as it was
behind a red motor anything is possible. Reverse next to second could lead
to nasty things on newbie's.
The main drawback was the hole that needed to be cut in the hump to fit the
linkages. toploader and a 9" and you were fairly safe from failure.
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