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  1. Trevor loves holden.

    Trevor loves holden. Well-Known Member

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    Hi, my mate wants me to fix up his 82 vh 6cl to put back on the road, just seeing if you can run unleaded or do you need to add fuel additive to protect the valves?

    Also he wants me to respray the car its the TAHITIAN BLUE MET 2B008 is that a base coat with a clear coat or can you use Acrylic? And what colour Primer?

    He wants it painted first but I think its better to work on getting it running hasn't been started for over 10 years, lot to replace, radiator and pump thermostat, oil change in motor and diff, brake line flush, transmission serviced, plugs leads and who knows what else, probably have to flush the fuel tank.

    What you guys think paint or mechanical side first? Thanks.
     
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    Tell your mate to get someone else who knows what they are doing.

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    Couldn't you find anything using Google, or any videos on how to do it on YouTube ?
     
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  4. Trevor loves holden.

    Trevor loves holden. Well-Known Member

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    Only smart people please, retard comments don't help, if your no help keep your comments to your self.
    Only reason for dumb comments because you have no clue, keep it real.
     
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    If it were me I would do all the mechanical first then paint. There almost always unintended knocks when you are doing that much work on a car.
     
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    Leased fuel was phased out completely within Australia in January 2002. However, manufacturers knew for quite some time that this was coming and were preparing many years before this date.

    From what I’ve read, I believe most vehicles built in 1986 and later were ok to run on unleaded (of the appropriate octane rating).

    Since VH was available from 1981 to 1984 and VK was available from 1984 to 1986, these are pre 1986, so it’s probably not ok to run on unleaded without ValveMaster or ValveSaver upper cylinder lubricant. You’d need VL or later to be reasonably certain things are ok with unleaded.

    But if it’s an old clapped out VH motor, that requires head work, then it’s not complex to install hardened seats and valves or even a VL head (which supposedly has hardened seats and valves).

    YMMV.
     
  7. Trevor loves holden.

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    Thanks for your reply, not sure about the engine never herd it run, I told him to get rid of it and buy a vr-vs or even a VX because parts are only getting harder to get, his dead set on getting it on the road but I think its a waste of money when you can get a car on the road that's newer and will be trouble free getting parts and be worried about a top end rebuild, the last V8 Chevrolet Impala I did for a mate cost 800 to get the heads done, this car is nothing special with a blue 202 motor.

    That's my thoughts also but I think his wasting his money on doing it up unless it was a V8. Parts alone will cost 1k or more plus 800 to paint, then cost putting it on the road. The interior is mickey mouse that's all that's going for it.
     
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    Doubt that will fit on a blue 202.
     
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    with enough money anything will fit.
     
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    OP will probably think of a way to make it fit. Then it would be a twin cam 202.
     
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    When spraying a car safety comes first this should fit you like a glove.

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    I find the thrill of the chase half the fun with older cars.

    You can still get all the under body mechanical bits and engine bits very easily. A simple phone call to super wanks, autobarn sprints (if they exist in Vic) or bursons and they will be there.

    Paint....My VC I painted myself....Cost me about $300 including 4 litres of paint...It's britinacca blue (VE Commodore colour), with 500ML of silver mixed in, to lighten it a little

    A mate had a blue motor head done about 6 months ago....New 90 pound valve springs, hardened valve seats....$500

    Main bearings $100 and conrod bearings $40.....I bought them, because the above mentioned motor I have bought and it has stuffed those bearings.....It took me a whole 20 minutes to find them and have them sitting in my hands at home.

    I'm getting a new 2" exhaust system done, when I put the blue motor in....Cost $450

    Newer cars maybe reliable, but my VC has been on the road for 5 or 6 years....Replacement parts are as follows

    Rackends and tierod ends.....2 dizzies....1 alternator (upgraded to an EF/EL Falcon alternator), tailshaft centre bearing, clutch and pressure plate, brake booster, VT front brake conversion and machined front and rear rotors....You also have the usual oil/filters done as well. This would be about the same with the era cars you're referring to as well

    I'm not afraid to jump in this car and drive it around Australia and not worry about break downs.
     
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    Its not my car I suppose if that's what he wants to do I'm willing to do the work at my pleasure its the unknown u know like opening a can of worms, he wants the paint done as its been sitting for awhile with just primer now water has got under it creating surface rust on the roof. They are easy to work on not like these new cars, Did you use a clear coat or just acrylic paint VC?
     
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    Nah its too small, do they come any bigger? 196cm I need. But I don't use protection cant stand wearing that crap I only use a face mask.
     
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    Never use protection, way I see it no use having a shower wearing a raincoat....
     
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    Pissing myself laughing.gif

    You bastard, you caught me off guard
    My scotch & dry just came flying out my nose I laughed so hard
     
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    Jumper pack,start ya bastard then do burnouts....


    It's been done just google Krogdahl heads.
     
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    So what you're saying is that you're actually a bigger dick than you really are ;)
    Schwing Schwing :p
     
  19. Trevor loves holden.

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    At less I'm not a child and behave like you. All tough in front of a keyboard shows your piss weak, u have to bully people to make you feel special. Didn't you get enough love as a child, time you grow up and stop hiding behind a keyboard to pick on people, only dick is you.
     
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    Obviously you didn't pick up on the intended humour :(...........Smiley faces didn't make it obvious either ?
    I'll give you a hint:
    # You were offered a full body condom for protection
    # You posted, It's too small any bigger sizes
    # I posted, Are you saying you're a bigger dick than you really are

    Let us know when you work it out :rolleyes:
     

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