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Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
« Reply #1425 on: January 15, 2019, 11:30:13 AM »
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« Reply #1426 on: January 15, 2019, 01:43:06 PM »
Based on what I can see, I would expect 20 to 25 would pull it up or more if its better than the pics show.

A friend has a VERY NICE HR, X2 white Premier sedan with the factory 4 speed opel box still in it for sale at $33.000 on Gumtree.

Any 186S or X2 is highly sort and the 4 speed opel are really rare now.
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« Reply #1427 on: January 16, 2019, 03:04:17 PM »
Holy Crap. This happened last year, but it s the first I've heard about it.

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« Reply #1428 on: January 18, 2019, 04:01:54 PM »
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« Reply #1429 on: January 18, 2019, 11:17:36 PM »
Did a lot of miles all over Australia in one of those as a kid .
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« Reply #1430 on: January 19, 2019, 03:50:28 AM »
Factory air cond too.
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« Reply #1431 on: January 19, 2019, 06:18:34 AM »
Anyone in to Minis as I've just picked up a 71 Clubman to rebuild and mite need to pick your brains
I've just put up a swag mail request to help move a Rotisserie for it from Newcastle to Victoria fingers crossed
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« Reply #1432 on: January 19, 2019, 07:37:27 AM »
Anyone in to Minis as I've just picked up a 71 Clubman to rebuild and mite need to pick your brains
I've just put up a swag mail request to help move a Rotisserie for it from Newcastle to Victoria fingers crossed
Tanks Mike
Nice. Iv'e had a 76 Clubman, 68 Mini Deluxe(Big Motor, cam, twin carbs etc) and a 74 Moke.  I'm also currently have a look around for another Mini/Moke as a toy. I'm leaning towards the moke at this stage. My thinking is it might be a cooler(temperature wise) to cruise in compared to a Mini. Get awfully warm and sticky here. Plus, I don't think you can beat "Smiles per Mile" with a nice looking Moke.
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« Reply #1433 on: January 19, 2019, 08:36:00 AM »
You'll end up with the Rimmer Bros Catalogue and a good relationship with the post office/parcel companies...

Although, I think that parts are getting easier to source here,  there's still a lot that are easiest broguht in from the UK at times.
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Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
« Reply #1434 on: January 19, 2019, 05:03:32 PM »
Nice. Iv'e had a 76 Clubman, 68 Mini Deluxe(Big Motor, cam, twin carbs etc) and a 74 Moke.  I'm also currently have a look around for another Mini/Moke as a toy. I'm leaning towards the moke at this stage. My thinking is it might be a cooler(temperature wise) to cruise in compared to a Mini. Get awfully warm and sticky here. Plus, I don't think you can beat "Smiles per Mile" with a nice looking Moke.
Good Luck with the resto.
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seen a few Mokes around lately - dunno why.. but havent seen one in years before that...
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« Reply #1435 on: January 19, 2019, 05:41:01 PM »
seen a few Mokes around lately - dunno why.. but havent seen one in years before that...
They are pulling pretty good money at the moment. Will they continue to climb in price? Who knows. I'm up to my 26th car and my Moke would be one of my favourites. Just need to commit to spending the 20k. We are planning on selling up and buying acerage and buying a toy doesn't quite fit in the financial plan. But life is short so we'll see.
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« Reply #1436 on: January 19, 2019, 10:22:01 PM »
Anyone in to Minis as I've just picked up a 71 Clubman to rebuild and mite need to pick your brains
I've just put up a swag mail request to help move a Rotisserie for it from Newcastle to Victoria fingers crossed
Tanks Mike

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« Reply #1437 on: January 20, 2019, 08:17:37 AM »
Thanks for the reply's guys I picked it up cheap just wanted something to play around with I will sort out the body work and paint it then to build it up with the parts I have It wont be original speck just as it comes I only want it as a weekend coffee car the best bit is its the same age as me but in better shape
Ive started by paint stripping it and we have just come back from a UK holiday so I picked up some parts including a new from panel so now time to crack on watch this space  ;D
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« Reply #1438 on: January 20, 2019, 01:58:21 PM »
I sold a brand new white hood lining for one of those in Sept. for $45.00. (might not have fitted a clubman.... not sure)

It was left over from the 67 Deluxe we made over and sold.
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« Reply #1439 on: January 21, 2019, 05:19:13 AM »
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« Reply #1440 on: January 21, 2019, 05:54:37 AM »
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« Reply #1441 on: January 21, 2019, 10:44:21 AM »
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« Reply #1442 on: January 21, 2019, 10:59:55 AM »
Anyone in to Minis as I've just picked up a 71 Clubman to rebuild and mite need to pick your brains
I've just put up a swag mail request to help move a Rotisserie for it from Newcastle to Victoria fingers crossed
Tanks Mike

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« Reply #1443 on: January 21, 2019, 11:02:54 AM »
Based on what I can see, I would expect 20 to 25 would pull it up or more if its better than the pics show.

A friend has a VERY NICE HR, X2 white Premier sedan with the factory 4 speed opel box still in it for sale at $33.000 on Gumtree.

Any 186S or X2 is highly sort and the 4 speed opel are really rare now.

Wow 4 speed ! Never knew they fitted them. Where they a floor shifter or column jeepers? Drove a Peugeot with a 4 or 5 speed column shift a few times, surprisingly easy to adapt to .
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« Reply #1444 on: January 21, 2019, 01:45:14 PM »
4 on the floor....  8)

Shame about the hotrod.

Kind of has revenge written all over it.
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« Reply #1445 on: January 21, 2019, 03:06:38 PM »
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« Reply #1446 on: January 21, 2019, 04:18:35 PM »
exactly what I said to mate

Don't start agreeing with me again, I've only just got over the previous nightmares from that happening a year ago.  ;D

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« Reply #1447 on: January 21, 2019, 05:29:36 PM »
Based on what I can see, I would expect 20 to 25 would pull it up or more if its better than the pics show.

A friend has a VERY NICE HR, X2 white Premier sedan with the factory 4 speed opel box still in it for sale at $33.000 on Gumtree.

Any 186S or X2 is highly sort and the 4 speed opel are really rare now.

I was under the impression the 4 speed only came out with the 186S ?? Not the X2.
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« Reply #1448 on: January 21, 2019, 06:02:22 PM »
My understanding is they came with both.

Holden has had lots of odd specials pop up over the years that with the internet, have become documented as fact these days.

I did a quick google thingy and here are some replies. on the subject.

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I have a HR X2 factory opel 4 speed, Yes it has been on many hoists to confirm factory 4 speed, so many people say they don't exist, only came out in 186s hr not x2,,,,well they are only repeating what they have been told, they are WRONG, i bought car from owner who bought it new in 1966 off the show room floor when he was 25,i am Holden mechanic for past 45years,yes i have seen 186s 4 speeds, mine is build no;267s,first 2 weeks of production, its the only x2 4 speed i have seen,everything i read says it doesn't exist, any positive info would be highly regarded, anybody stating they don't exist, please put money were mouth is as i would happily put up $5000 for a bet, regards Nev.

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"The opel gear box was available about 4 weeks prior to the 186S option. So you could get a HR X2 Opel four speed factory car."

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X2 HRs with Opel 4-speeds are known to exist, I've verified a few myself. As mentioned above, the 4-sp box appeared on the production line a few weeks before the 186S, so a few X2s got thru with 4-sp fitted. The few I have identified have all been in the narrow engine number prefix band just prior to 186K162701 (the first production 186S engine no.) This all occurred in July 1967.



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« Reply #1449 on: January 21, 2019, 06:28:09 PM »
I had an LJ Torana with a 4 speed opel on the floor [car originally came a 3 speed column shift] many years ago.
I'll see if I can dig out a pic or two.