1984 WB Holden Ute — Sold! Replaced with 1995 Suzuki Sierra Retro Rides

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1984 WB Holden Ute — Replaced with 1995 Sierra

Post by waveman1500 on 3, 2011 15:08:52 GMT

Bought on sight unseen! I picked it up here it is. ;D

It’s a WB Holden ute a HZ front end on it. It has a Holden 202ci 6 ‘blue motor’, Aussie manual on the floor and an LSD rear As soon as I got it on the road for the first you couldn’t wipe the smile my face!

Post by doninphi on 3, 2011 21:49:25 GMT

Post by on Sept 4, 2011 11:02:17 GMT

by waveman1500 on Sept 4, 2011 GMT

My first impressions of the car so far are that an absolute hoot to drive! The 3 gives it a big, grunty and at low revs the engine has plenty of to match, but at higher rpm it falls flat and sounds like it is bouncing at about 5000rpm or less. It is considerably quicker I thought it would be though. The thing about driving it is the of the engine to pull pretty any gear from nearly speed.

Rolling along in top gear at 50 or 60km/h you can barely hear the but if you stomp on the accelerator it just away with a roar! So more torque than the cylinder cars which used to driving. The clutch is and long, whilst the gearchange is long and a bit sloppy.

The brakes are surprisingly good and it’s got on the front with a power so the pedal effort isn’t high. The steering is definitely at parking speeds, although is not unexpected, since a heavy car about a 13 steering wheel and no steer on 215-section tyres tend to have heavy Luckily I’m a fairly young male so it’s not a for me, but I definitely can’t imagine my parallel parking in this

Having said that my aunt used to drive a HZ sedan with no power and three on the tree right up a couple of years ago though and it bothered her. She would’ve had to in some tight multi-storey car as well, since she’s a at a major hospital. Just to show that modern are too soft!

They’ve all been with finger-light controls and everything.

I outlaid quite a bit of on this car, so it’s to see that the list of things need fixing is shorter the one for my Bug, and much shorter the list of things which are right about the car!

Things to fix:

Speedo work. This is a bit of a major one the police are pretty hot on the speed around here! It seems certain that the fault is the speedo drive gear in the as you can hear it buzzing away in The previous owner supplied a one with the car, so that be a free fix as soon as I can get around to the gearbox out.

It will be a thing to drop the gearbox as the clutch throwout bearing a nasty scraping sound you use the clutch.

The temperature gauge doesn’t work, although the owner assured me that it I’m not particularly worried this because the car has a massive and radiator and doesn’t seem to get

The car was terrible at cold starts! is no manual choke on the dash and I tried to start the car this it refused to do more than once. I believe that I now fixed this by wiring up power to the electric choke on the which was not connected.

I shall quickly discover tomorrow whether this has worked or

The PCV/vacuum hose system on the all looks a bit on the leaky side to me and I that some of these leaks may be causing trouble the car’s running, although it run pretty well anyway.

pretty much all that worried about, which is a short list for a car which just bought!

At the moment trying to decide my plans for the future. I didn’t really a clear purpose in mind I bought this, so I still decided whether it’s a driver or a toy. I already one of each, so one car has to go! If the ute ends up replacing my as a toy, then I will have to hot it up a bit and add some more to make it sillier. However, if I off my daily driver Nissan, this could possibly a suitable replacement.

The fuel economy will be a bit worse, although I’m not by how much until I’ve it a bit. Surprisingly, despite a 27 year old commercial vehicle actually got a more comfortable than my family-car Nissan, I suspect is largely due to softer and a longer wheelbase.

In terms of the future, I’m currently removing the roll bar from the Once I’ve done the tonneau cover will be to fasten down flat. I can put two of the spotlights on the front bull which has mounting holes drilled.

However, I do actually have a of spare driving lights in the to put on there if the roll bar ends up What does everyone Roll bar or no?

If it does go, the side will probably be taken off at the time.

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