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  1. c2105026

    1985 Holden Gemini RB SL/X

    Most mechanical parts are easy to find still, super cheap auto web store stocked 5 different brands of rack tie rod ends. Service items, suspension parts are available over eBay but they are noticeably dearer than VT Commodore items. Trim and body very hard to find. I was incredibly lucky to...
  2. c2105026

    1985 Holden Gemini RB SL/X

    E9860F31-115A-48F2-907F-7ACF08E69D48 by c2105026 posted Jul 26, 2019 at 12:06 AM 1985 Holden Gemini RB SLX Bought with 91600km on the clock, one family owned over 3 generations. Immaculate rust free, a couple of small dings that I’ve taken out, paint is original and excellent, no scratches...
  3. c2105026

    how many kms on your ecotec?

    255,000km When I got it at 234,000, inlet manifold was a bit loose, causing coolant leak into oil, making it a tad creamy. Changed oil and coolant, tightened up the bolts, issue gone. A few weeks ago I cured a cold start/idling issue via cleaning out the IAC valve. Oil every 10,000km or 6...
  4. c2105026

    JC Political Thread - For all things political Part 2

    Left wing arrogance - lost brexit - lost 2016 POTUS - lost the opportunity to have Trump impeached with Muller report - lost this election - will lose 2020 POTUS election if they keep cannibalising themselves. Joe Biden? **** me with a rubber hose. He’s too much of a nice guy. You need...
  5. c2105026

    JC Political Thread - For all things political Part 2

    So it’s Election Day I was dithering as to which way to go in my seat, after my recent departure from formalised left wing ranks I ran the ABC compass one last time before stepping out of the car and going into Forbes High School. It suggested I vote Nationals. Hmmm.... I got my HTVs and...
  6. c2105026

    How long to get a mobile speed camera ticket in NSW

    hi all As the title suggests..... Just on dark on the way home, mobile camera flashed me. It got me fair and square, so I won’t be challenging it. Just wanna see how bad the damage is :(
  7. c2105026

    Does anything sell on Carsales.com

    Ultimately if you sell a car immediately, you’ve probably priced it too low. OTOH I have seen some rare unusual cars for sale, on the market for 4+ yrs, at a reasonable price. You ask - what’s wrong with it? About 7yrs ago, I saw an ok VC wagon for $13k. I thought he was nuts. He eventually...
  8. c2105026

    How many are left?

    It was similar when I had my VB in the early 2010s; VNs are now at the age where they are starting to appreciate. I see a few for sale being marketed as barn finds/ projects. As such the rough cars now find buyers, rather than the customary $100-200 a wrecker may give you....
  9. c2105026

    How many are left?

    A year and a bit on The number of private saleads on Carsales is now 69500, or a drop of 8% or so However, the number of commodores on offer has dropped dramatically. VN - 19. Up a bit. Values on the rise, many now being flipped a bit. VP - 15. Same? VR - 16. Stable. VS - 40 VT - 71 VX -...
  10. c2105026

    2000 VTII Olympic Pack

    3.5 months on it’s moved town and living in its own shed. The Sydney 2000 banner was a nuisance at shows, with anything more than a stiff breeze the pole became very bendy. Banner now hung up in garage. Anyway did an oil change about a week ago. Engine mounts sagging a little, but still...
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    JC Political Thread - For all things political Part 2

    For the record, it seems that part of the reorganisation of GM post GFC bankruptcy was to withdraw from RHD markets. Japan, India, Sth Africa....brand is still alive for now in Australia but all meaningful presence is gone. Indeed - if the debt problem is to be solved it is to be everyone’s...
  12. c2105026

    JC Political Thread - For all things political Part 2

    The idea that by default ALP = deficit LNP = surplus Is partisan bollocks. If you look at the historical data going back to the 70s there is no real correlation between party and power and fiscal balance. Yes the ALP took a 30b surplus and turned into 200b deficit but Conservatives took it...
  13. c2105026

    JC Political Thread - For all things political Part 2

    If it is a larger issue that would have a direct impact on myself and others locally, then I would consider it on its merits or lack thereof. The last Carbon tax I didn’t have any issue with but with power prices being where they are, it’d be political suicide which is why for the upcoming...
  14. c2105026

    JC Political Thread - For all things political Part 2

    In other news, for the last nearly 5 years I have been a card carrying member of the ALP. I resigned today. Put simply - If I question a particular marketing angle of the party, it does not automatically mean I’m with the other side. Insinuations of being a traitor from more senior party...
  15. c2105026

    JC Political Thread - For all things political Part 2

    If someone is to steer the US to being great again, Trump certainly isn’t the answer. The fact that he prioritised considering earmarking US$5.7 billion for a border wall that may or may not work, based on facts that even FOX have debunked.....and using emergency powers to do so....I dunno, I...
  16. c2105026

    Refurbishing more modern vehicles.

    Hi, This year in NSW even more VN and EA falcons are eligible for h-plates in NSW, as well as a variety of other 1989 models. I am starting to see a few late 80s-Early 90s vehicles advertised as ‘projects’ Got me thinking - how different is car restoration going to be in the future as...
  17. c2105026

    Buying a car from interstate

    Ok cool Yes I do have my eye on something....
  18. c2105026

    Buying a car from interstate

    So do I just do a straight transfer across? I don’t need to transfer it into my name first?
  19. c2105026

    Buying a car from interstate

    hi, If I were to buy a car privately in SA, and I live in NSW, what is the procedure for transferring rego? Do you just get a NSW blue slip?
  20. c2105026

    2000 VTII Olympic Pack

    Steering wheel swapped out for a good used one I found on eBay. $110 delivered. Took a couple of goes to clear the airbag light.
  21. c2105026

    JC Political Thread - For all things political Part 2

    When Pagewood closed in 1980, workers only got 6-8 weeks notice. When the big car plants closed in Australia in 2016-2017, they were given 3 years notice, and for workers I believe there were healthy severance packages with all entitlements paid (as the companies Holden/Ford/Toyota Australia...
  22. c2105026

    How many are left?

    I see such vehicles come up every now and then. Hardly any would have been ordered new. Even fewer would survive now. Possibly a private buyer with a larger family. Falcon was available as a six seater up til the EL, as well.
  23. c2105026

    2000 VTII Olympic Pack

    Some updates - Twisty steering wheel getting too much. Tried to fix it by drilling holes into steering wheel and filling with silicone. Worked great for first few days but has given way again. Have a stiff aftermarket steering wheel cover, but a ‘new’ steering wheel is on the way. - AC not...
  24. c2105026

    2000 VTII Olympic Pack

    To update - to make it more original/period, I have removed the seat covers. Original fabric is saggy but so be it. Also getting proper Holden floor mats. Aftermarket ones slide around too much. Back last holidays gave it a service. Just an oil change, and preparation for pink slip. Previously...
  25. c2105026

    My Baby T Boned VF SS UTE 6SPD MANUAL

    A neighbour had a new VX Lumina. It was t boned at 6 months old. It’s b pillar was damaged, and it was repaired under warranty.
  26. c2105026

    2000 VTII Olympic Pack

    Well ATM it’s insured for 4 - if I sold it it would be sold purely as a special interest vehicle with that as the asking price, and I’d include all the Olympic memorabilia and clothing for another few hundred. With the stickers.....who knows what it’d be worth? It’d be one of a kind. As a...
  27. c2105026

    2000 VTII Olympic Pack

    The local signage company is doing up a design that should be fairly close based on these pics and measurements on the vehicle. However, I have identified people involved with the Olympic vehicle program via internal GMH publications, and I have located some of these folks on social media. I...
  28. c2105026

    Future Classic?

    RE: AU Falcon I am generally an off beat type of guy and in getting my next special interest vehicle I’d consider a nice clean original AU, especially the Forte (though I am actually considering an older EA-ED) Why? If I’m going to an all ford day, why be the 31st person there with an XA GT...
  29. c2105026

    2000 VTII Olympic Pack

    To update - I am considering reinstating the Sydney Olympic 2000 livery - have sought a quote from a local signage company. I'm in two minds about this. If I wanted to I could go out and put it to 'exactly' as it was during the games. But this would involve removing mudflaps, bonnet...
  30. c2105026

    How many are left?

    Commodores certainly aren't 'endangered', quite a few still are getting out.... But...... I remember when I got my VB in 2009. First Commodore I ever had. In Orange, there were another 2/3 VB/VCs in regular usage in Orange....but in the space of a few months I didn't see them anymore...
  31. c2105026

    What are you drinking right now?

    Finished off some of this with dinner....
  32. c2105026

    How many are left?

    6 months on VN -12 (bottomed out and fluctuating) VP - 13 (bottomed out and fluctuating) VR - 16 (very low and fluctuating) VS - 42 (stable) VT I/II - 78 (significant drop) VX - 112 - big drop VY - 165 - big drop VZ - 247 - bit of a drop VE - 1162-bit of a drop
  33. c2105026

    Colour question

    Hope you like swirl marks....
  34. c2105026

    Future Classic?

    Arguably, 30-40k is still a lot of money for a 60s classic of that performance category... For the same money you can get a good Mustang. Or many other American cars. Or, some interesting European cars....
  35. c2105026

    2012 Ford Focus ST

    Hello all Latest Daily. After doing as much as I reasonably could with my previous 2015 Mazda3 Neo 2.0 Auto (lowered, bigger rims, leather interior, rear sway bar and strut tower brace) I was getting bored with it. Trying to tizzy it up when the basic infrastructure screamed 'poverty pack'. So...
  36. c2105026

    Future Classic?

    A rationale about me getting and keeping the Commodore in my pic (VTII Commodore Olympic ex-fleet) is that its going to be the most affordable, cost effective way for me to get back into an older Holden, after regrettably selling the VB for about 1/2-1/3 of what I'd get now. These days Nice...
  37. c2105026

    2000 VTII Olympic Pack

    Been doing a massiv road trip in the VT as part of a photographic project I am doing. Tripping about documenting all the dealers that have closed or amalgamated since the vehicle was new. So far over the last year will have done 48 sites in NSW and ACT. 24 to go in NSW! Then there are about...
  38. c2105026

    Used to be a Holden Dealer

    Hello all, This is a photographic project I am undertaking. When I got my VTII Commodore, I had a look through the owners handbook and noted that many dealers listed have since closed. I went through the lot in NSW and yes dozens of dealers in NSW alone have amalgamated, closed or otherwise...
  39. c2105026

    Common high KM problems?

    At bought mine at 234,000. Immediately replaced washer pump, boot lid struts, dashboard bulbs. Also replaced calipers, discs, front control arms, front brake hoses, shocks, springs and castor bushes as matter of precaution. At 243,000 nothing significant has gone wrong, mechanically only money...
  40. c2105026

    Power windows slow to go up and down

    Hi - as the title suggests - Power windows still working but of late are getting a bit slow Thoughts?
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