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Last edited by GothicKidd; 03-10-2011 at 11:27 PM.
i want! give it to me
high comp or low comp 253? its yours atm but will be mine before i die
check on the engine number on the passenger side . if the motor is stamped with the second letter a r its high comp if its an s its low comp
yours looks real tidy, wont take much to make a beast out of it. just dont cut corners or let idiots work on it
nah mines not going. the motor went into an lx hatch then a vh sl/e. then it got a bit low on compression so i pulled it down for new rings and bearings but never got around to putting it back together, one day i will. plus its been outside for years so the paint is stuffed and its got a few rust spots from its days on the coast but its nothing that cant be fixed.
cut corners/get lazy/dodgy work/buy cheap junk parts/do a half arsed job. all these things u will end up doing or buying properly again trust me, some things will be a prick of a job/expensive whatever but better to do it right the first time.
i had a holley blue fuel pump in mine, noisy but it never missed a beat. might be an idea to have a look at all the fuel lines and tank breather hoses and make sure they're in good shape
Im in love, you dont see many in project ready condition like this laying around anymore. At a quick glance I see extractors, 4 barrell carby and a clutch pedal. Verrrry good platform to start off
Definately loose the bar, the value of the car will jump up instantly with a standard bumper on it. Bars belong on 4x4s and that where they should stay :P
i would only keep the bar if the roo's in your area are real bad, i cant imagine the standard headlights would be real bright so like u said the spotties and extra protection could come in handy. speaking of lights i dunno if they went from sealed beam (crap) to halogen (replacable bulb=better) headlights in the last of the kingy's or not. might be worth looking into getting some halogen lights if it hasn't already got them
Just my opinion, so go with how your heart feels, but the bar and side skirts (in my opinion) are very b & s, i.e belong on a ute in denni. I can imagine the beast without them already and will look great But if you like them thats a good enough reason to keep them.
Throw them away and burn them.
May I suggest buying an original front bumper for it, but keep the bullbar? You can switch between them if you want!
I love kingswoods! I'm in your position too, my parents gave me their '74 HJ Styleside Ute to me for my birthday, It's been in the family since brand new, i'm going to restore it back to original condition, brown interior, bench seat, 173 red motor, the works! but i'm not allowed to start on it until I finish the Falcon to prove to them that I won't abandon the project.
I cannot wait to see what you do with this mate, you've got a great starting point
I might start a thread about mine tomorrow and throw some pics up for you to have a look at mine.
Last edited by TheGenesis; 29-12-2010 at 12:04 AM.
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H4's. they the good halogen ones, the older kingys sealed beam ones, when the light blew u had to buy a whole new light?! not good.
personally if it was mine i would remove the bullbar and skirts, lower it and get some 15 inch dragway/weld/cragar rims but as said already. its yours do it how u want it
just as an example I just did a quick google image search to give some sort of idea of how she would look without them, off corse yours doesnt have the gts flutes of wing but would look very similar aka......SEXC
i'd leave it as it is. looks great to me.
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looks good mate, im just not a fan of the lights on the side, the bull bar just doesn't look right on cars. i guess i've been to deni too much then. lol
700 is probably going to make your car run abit rich mate, id say the 365 would be better but if u wanto bump up the 253 abit and give her some life with a cam head work etc u should be able to go back to 700 maybe a quaddy