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Holden HX HZ 8 cyl 1976 1980 Gregorys Service Repair Manual

About the Holden HX

The Holden HX is truly a personal choice of automobiles which had been put together by General Motors-Holden’s in Australia from 1976 to 1977.

The HX wheel of time was released in July 1976 and featured a range of models developed from those in the superseded Holden HJ range, which in fact have held it's place in production since 1974. The HX models featured only minor updates on to the exterior, notably the grille and badgework. However significant changes were in order to the engines to meet up with new Australian emissions regulations. Over the course of the HX wheel of time, front bucket seats were adopted as standard equipment for Kingswood-badged vehicles.

The mainstream passenger car range consisted of 4-door sedan and 5-door wagon body styles in three trim levels. Belmont Sedan, Kingswood Sedan,Premier Sedan,Belmont Wagon,Kingswood Wagon,Premier Wagon

The Premier models were differentiated out of your cheaper variants by way of four headlight frontal treatment. Wagons rode on a wheelbase that has been 76.2 mm (three inches) longer than that of the sedans.

Two special-build HX Kingswood variants emerged later in production. A Kingswood Silver Anniversary model was released in November 1976 to celebrate 50 years of General Motors in Australia and a Kingswood Deluxe sedan have also been introduced during the HX model life.

For a particular HX series the performance oriented Monaro range was reduced to a single model only, the Monaro GTS Sedan. The Monaro LS & GTS coupes were not carried in coming from the HJ wheel of time however a Holden Limited Edition coupe was released in September 1976. This utilised the Monaro coupe body but is not the Monaro name.

The commercial vehicle range included coupe utility, panel van and cab chassis truck models:

Ute,Kingswood Ute,Sandman Ute,Van,Kingswood Van,Sandman Van,One Tonner

The beds base models were marketed simply as you move the Holden Ute and Holden Van and both retained the HJ style grille. The Kingswood Van was an addition to qualify for the commercial vehicle range and the One Tonner was a chassis cab vehicle which featured its very own unique frontal treatment, carried over from its HJ predecessor.

The Sandman Ute and Van were backed up with various features away from the Monaro GTS and featured side stripes along with a large 'Sandman' logo found on the tailgate.

A 3.3-litre inline six-cylinder engine was available, as were 4.2-litre and 5.0-litre V8s. All were modified, low-emission units, notably less powerful than the earlier versions. The 2.8-litre inline six to be found in the HJ wheel of time used to be deleted, as well as the Monaro GTS and Holden Limited Edition models were only offered with all the eight-cylinder engines. .

 

Holden HX HZ 8 cylinder Gregorys Service and Repair Manual 1976-1980 1977 1978 1979

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