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    Quote Originally Posted by rick130 View Post
    I had a 2.6:1 diff in mine so that helped at those speeds Australians turn their backs on Holden

    I remember coming back from some big kart meet (Ballarat?) and cruising up the Hume at around 145 at 1am with a box trailer and two karts on the back, the other three occupants asleep and the police slowly passing in the fast lane Australians turn their backs on HoldenAustralians turn their backs on Holden

    I buttoned off a bit after that. Australians turn their backs on Holden
    Ballarat's not on the Hume - but you could of course have cut across to the Hume from Ballarat or gone through Melbourne.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pickles2 View Post
    It was a long time ago & my memory's not the best, but I "think", "HT" = 308, "HK" = 307. I don't know which you had, but yes, either, these days, would be no doubt "worth a bob". MGB, not so much, maybe a bit more than what you sold for, but not in the same league as your V8 early model. I would've preferred the 3.08 diff,...2.78/2.6 whatever makes ém a bit lazy off the line, esppecially if your auto was a 2 speed powerglide.
    Only, IMHO, of course, Pickles.
    Definitely HT. Definitely the 307. HTs came with the 161, 186, 253, 307, 308 and 350. I don't think they had the 327, as the 350 was used instead. They also came with the 3 speed and 4 speed manual and the two speed Powerglide. The Trimatic didn't arrive until the HG.

    I guess you could call the HT a transition model, because that's what it was. You and Ian need to do some research.

    Oh, an original, 1963 MGB will beat any HT, except maybe for the Monaro, at auction worldwide. They are extremely rare. 1964 not so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by V8Ian View Post
    Your memory's not all bad Pickles, me ol' mate.
    HK, the first Holden available with a factory V8 was offered with the Chev 307 and 327. It was superseded by the HT which introduced the Holden designed 253 and 308, the Chev 350 was also available.
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    The 307 was also available in the HT, Ian, especially in the earlier cars. The 327 was replaced by the 350, also a Chev engine. Holden couldn't keep up with demand for the Aussie V8s. This info is freely available if you look. My car was a 307 HT Powerglide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johntins View Post
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    The 307 was also available in the HT, Ian, especially in the earlier cars. The 327 was replaced by the 350, also a Chev engine. Holden couldn't keep up with demand for the Aussie V8s. This info is freely available if you look. My car was a 307 HT Powerglide.
    Yep, just looked it up, the existing stocks of 307s were run out in early models except for the Brougham, which only offered the 308.
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    Quote Originally Posted by V8Ian View Post
    Yep, just looked it up, the existing stocks of 307s were run out in early models except for the Brougham, which only offered the 308.
    Just makes it worse that I don't still have it. I have a pic somewhere though.
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