Holden straight-six 'Red' motor.

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The Holden 'Red' motor was manufactured in Australia between 1963 and 1980. It featured a seven-bearing crankshaft, full flow oil filter and hydraulic valve lifters. Denoted by the cylinder block painted red, the engine made its debut in the Holden EH in capacities of 149 cubic inches (2,447 cc) and 179 cubic inches (2.93 L) (or HP) producing 100 brake horsepower (75 kW) and 115 brake horsepower (86 kW) respectively.

Comments (12)


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aksirp 7:33PM | Sun, 16 August 2015

good old powerful motor and photo!

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jayfar 7:38PM | Sun, 16 August 2015

Lovely presentation Andrew.

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durleybeachbum 7:39PM | Sun, 16 August 2015

!!!

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Richardphotos 8:02PM | Sun, 16 August 2015

looks like the GM six available here. I had a 50 and 55 with the very dependable six cylinder

Richardphotos 8:05PM | Sun, 16 August 2015

1950 CHEVROLET Base Six Cylinder: Overhead valve Cast Iron block 216.5 cubic inch displacement Bore & Stroke: 3-1/2 x 3-3/4 Compression ratio: 6.5:1 Rochester one-barrel carburetor Brake Horsepower: 90 @ 3300 RPM Four main bearings Solid lifters

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giulband 8:27PM | Sun, 16 August 2015

Beautiful engine !

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Maxidyne 8:55PM | Sun, 16 August 2015

Because it's not all about V8's. I'm guessing this was the standard engine for many a Holden family car for a number of years. The EH seems to be very much along the same lines as our FB Victor apart from the engine sizes. A very cool image mate of a solid dependable engine.

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kgb224 9:51PM | Sun, 16 August 2015

Superb capture my friend. God bless.

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pimanjc 2:08AM | Mon, 17 August 2015

Nice display.

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Faemike55 2:34AM | Mon, 17 August 2015

Impressive engine and display

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danapommet 3:43AM | Mon, 17 August 2015

It looks so compact from this POV and nothing to compare it to!

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MrsRatbag 5:28PM | Tue, 18 August 2015

They always look so nice when they're clean and set out so you can see how they work. Great shot!

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debbielove 7:04AM | Thu, 20 August 2015

And indeed, here is a very cool and famous motor, smart shot mate, well posted!
Rob

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