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Holden HK HT HG repair manual 1968-1971 Ellery NEW

About the Holden HK

The Holden HK series is a range of automobiles which was produced by General Motors Holden’s in Australia between 1968 and 1969. Introduced in January 1968, the HK range replaced the Holden HR series which had been in production since 1966. HK models were both larger and heavier than their predecessors and the range would ultimately include thirteen different models against the eight of the HR range. The HK series was initially offered in three trim levels, each available in four door sedan and five door station wagon body styles: * Belmont sedan * Belmont station wagon * Kingswood sedan * Kingswood station wagon * Premier sedan * Premier station wagon

The Belmont and Kingswood names were new for the HK series, replacing the Standard and Special names which had been used by Holden since 1953. The Premier nameplate was retained for the top of the line model which now featured four headlights and a unique roofline to differentiate it further from its lesser siblings. 161 cubic inch (2.6 litre) and 186 cubic inch (3.0 litre) in line six cylinder engines were carried over from the HR series, however a 307 cubic inch (5.0 litre) Chevrolet V8 was now offered as an option on all models, this being the first time that any Holden had been available with a V8 engine.In March 1968 the range was expanded with the release of two coupe utilities and a panel van variant replacing the existing HR series commercial models: * Belmont utility * Belmont panel van * Kingswood utility . Prior to the introduction of the HK models, Holden’s commercial vehicles had been marketed simply as the Holden utility and the Holden panel van. July 1968 saw the release of an additional HK sedan and three coupe models: * Brougham sedan * Monaro coupe * Monaro GTS coupe * Monaro GTS 327 coupe The Brougham featured a greater level of luxury than the Premier, which had been the top of the range Holden since the introduction of the nameplate in 1962. The Brougham also featured an overall length 200 millimetres (8 in) greater than the other HK sedans, although this extra length was added to the body only, while the wheelbase remained unchanged at 111 inches, and it was equipped with the 307 cubic inch V8 engine as standard. The Monaro models were 2 door coupes, the first such vehicles to be offered by Holden and the Monaro GTS 327 featured a 327 cu in (5.4 L) Chevrolet V8 engine which was not available in any other Holden model.The HK series was replaced by the Holden HT series in 1969, production having totalled 199,039 units.

About the Holden HT

The HT series launched in May 1969. Soon after, the introduction of a new locally manufactured Holden 253-cubic-inch (4.1 L) V8 engine was then followed by a larger displacement 308-cubic-inch (5.0 L) version. The 307-cubic-inch (5.0 L) Chevrolet V8 engine had remained an option for all HT series cars up until the local 308 engine was introduced on the HT Brougham sedan. The range of three six-cylinder engines carried over to the HT series, however the transmission options for the V8 engines were many and varied. Initially, the 253 V8 only came with either three-speed column- or four-speed floor-mounted manual transmissions. The 307 V8 was only available with two-speed Powerglide automatic. This arrangement continued until the 307 stocks were exhausted, following which the 253 and 308 locally built V8 engines could then be ordered with any manual or automatic transmission across the range, excepting the Holden Brougham which was always specified as a 308 automatic. A new locally manufactured three-speed automatic transmission, the Tri-Matic, was introduced late in the life of the HT range, except on HT Brougham which retained the two-speed automatic Powerglide transmission.

About the Holden HG

The HG series of July 1970 was a minor refinement of the existing formula, adopted as the marketing platform for the new three-speed automatic transmission option called Tri-Matic. The first of these locally-made transmissions actually found their way into the last of the HT series cars. These transmissions were later criticised for unreliability and became colloquially known as the Traumatic. Only the HG Monaro GTS350 retained the Powerglide transmission if an automatic preference was optioned.

Holden 1968-1971 HK HT HG Ellery Repair Manual 1969 1970


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