Return of the Iron Lion, Holden Kingswood 304 V8 Engine Swap [EP3]

  • Published: 06 November 2019
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    Today on The Skid Factory, Al & Woody head down to see their​ mates at Noosa Radiators to assemble a new Harrop Engineering Torsen Centre into the BTR78 Differential and also rebuild a set of AU Falcon Brake calipers.

    Thanks to Old Cock, Clive and Ray at Noosa Radiators for the help to correctly assemble and install the Harrop Torsen Diff centre.

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Comments • 373

  • The Skid Factory
    The Skid Factory   1 weeks back

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    • russel finch
      russel finch  8 hours back

      12 inches sounds better too me than 300mm ! What do you think ? Lol

    • Glenn 9K
      Glenn 9K  6 days back

      Kinda hard when you're not on Twitter though.

    • Nathan Burton
      Nathan Burton  6 days back

      @hemichump Seems to have gone toolpro everything

    • transdimensionalist
      transdimensionalist  1 weeks back

      @hemichump send it to ave if so

    • hemichump
      hemichump  1 weeks back

      Did the milwaukee cordless ratchet kick the bucket?

  • Mitchell Ballantine
    Mitchell Ballantine  15 hours back

    Best after credits gag yet. Love it 😂👌

    • Brad Salmon
      Brad Salmon  1 days back

      Bloody confident in front of the camera these days Alan.. Seen the cheeky ls highrise. Keep up the hard work boys love it!

      • Graham Green
        Graham Green  2 days back

        Those calls to the wreckers are gold.

        • Kim Shearer
          Kim Shearer  2 days back

          What brake booster is that?

          • Austin Green
            Austin Green  2 days back

            Love to see a visit to rim wreckers ;D

            • BFE 08 WRXSTI
              BFE 08 WRXSTI  2 days back

              The torsen diffs are great... Until you lift a wheel

              • J C
                J C  2 days back

                no mention of arb air lockers? :D

                • Scott Patterson
                  Scott Patterson  3 days back

                  Seriously... Film at a time when the dudes in the background ARE NOT working with rattle guns.... There are dudes out there with disorders!!!!! I want to smash my computer screen!!! Cant watch video to finish!!!!

                  • Dave A
                    Dave A  3 days back

                    ummm. those rear caliper sliders wont last long...

                    • Andrew Quinton
                      Andrew Quinton  4 days back

                      Lots of great info in this, cheers guys. Top work by Marty on the phone call, bloody hilarious.

                      • Ben Batty
                        Ben Batty  4 days back

                        there is a town called Cardiff in Newcastle and in Pom land.

                        • chickenfishhybrid44
                          chickenfishhybrid44  5 days back

                          Silicone grease is much better in caliper slides then anti-sieze IMO

                          • Dave A
                            Dave A  3 days back

                            only if you want them to last, and not seize.. copper antisieze about the worst product you can put in there...

                        • chickenfishhybrid44
                          chickenfishhybrid44  5 days back

                          Damn, plenty of Gookum used for that diff cover eh? Lol

                          • Andre Rodrigues
                            Andre Rodrigues  5 days back

                            That doesn't matter much but I just watched that phone call 10 times in a row 23:53

                            • Richard Pieper
                              Richard Pieper  5 days back

                              Loved the Rim Wreckers call! LMAO!

                              • unicorn7337
                                unicorn7337  5 days back

                                Woody, we definitely need to see more shots of that good boi who potters around the shed from time to time! 🐶

                                • frederic rike
                                  frederic rike  5 days back

                                  There was a moment in America, when you couldn't build a car using a credit card as your primary tool- I got my first driver's license back then and the gasoline fever I'd had since about age 7-8 did the rest- little money, so improvisation was the game; at 24, I won best semi custom truck in a local show- and it was all "stuff that fit" or I made to fit- the paint was done by a friend, even the silver pin stripe. It would be another decade and a half before I even had a credit card. Al, you and Woody, and Benny too, take me there, even though the cars have "strange names" and come from factories in Japan- you build with what you've got, speed parts are often a tip about some "found" part that will do something awesome, and the engineer is the guy behind the ten fingers doing the work. As you would have it- Good on ya, mate!FR

                                  • quinn henry
                                    quinn henry  5 days back

                                    Im in fits thats just to good 🤣

                                    • chris s
                                      chris s  6 days back


                                      • zeerotx
                                        zeerotx  6 days back

                                        "Welcome back to the SKEET factory"

                                        • Phillip Lopez
                                          Phillip Lopez  6 days back

                                          Torsen is simple . It simply will not let one wheel turn faster than the other , it will however allow one wheel to turn slower than the other .

                                          • Jason Bourke
                                            Jason Bourke  6 days back

                                            That wreckers phone call tho 👌😂

                                            • Jason Moyle
                                              Jason Moyle  6 days back

                                              What a dickhead that gary from rim wreckers is. What an absolute flog.

                                              • charin77270
                                                charin77270  6 days back


                                                • Himo Läski Homer
                                                  Himo Läski Homer  6 days back

                                                  Ihan ok juttu

                                                  • Glen
                                                    Glen  6 days back

                                                    Gee never had an old cock so early before 🐓

                                                    • Brad Griffin
                                                      Brad Griffin  6 days back

                                                      I better check the merch shop and see if you have a Rim Wreckers sticker.

                                                      • Brad Griffin
                                                        Brad Griffin  6 days back

                                                        Really loving this build. Thanks for edjamacating me some more. EDIT: no you bloody haven't! Bad form, bad form.

                                                        • WeldinMike27
                                                          WeldinMike27  6 days back

                                                          Marty has been wrecking rim since Cheryl

                                                          • MrButtonpresser
                                                            MrButtonpresser  6 days back

                                                            Woody does a fine job with the video editing. You guys are a good team.

                                                            • Daniel Ibrahim
                                                              Daniel Ibrahim  6 days back

                                                              Rim wreckers are the worst rated wreckers in Australia. But all the reviews from people say they ‘left satisfied’. So confused.

                                                              • darren cranshaw
                                                                darren cranshaw  6 days back

                                                                Memories triggered. Haven’t had to do a diff for 30 years.
                                                                Face and flank, move the crank.
                                                                Toe and heel, move the wheel.
                                                                Love your stuff, don’t watch tv no more.

                                                                • Dru’s local Lawn care

                                                                  GOOD 1 GARY lol

                                                                  • Al T
                                                                    Al T  6 days back

                                                                    you need to paint those calipers wrinkle red ....for the extra 23 killer wasps

                                                                    • Brett Shaffer
                                                                      Brett Shaffer  6 days back

                                                                      Love the new music. Fits so well

                                                                      • Jósef Heilman
                                                                        Jósef Heilman  6 days back

                                                                        That axle looks like an 8.8" out of a foxbody mustang... but it's borg warner?

                                                                        • Maxwelhse
                                                                          Maxwelhse  6 days back

                                                                          "Just don't show up with cash!"

                                                                          LOL... I remember when that happened at a few of the junkyards are here too... Same time they got an actual cash register and not just the owner pulling out enormous wads of cash and rolling yours up in it. I can't even tell you how many small trinkets I bought over the years that I know damn well were never reported to the tax man... haha...

                                                                          Junkyard guys are definitely a strange breed...

                                                                          • Aunt Givafok
                                                                            Aunt Givafok  7 days back

                                                                            I think a part of why I like this show so much is just hearing some of the Auzzie terms for auto parts!! How many Auzzies wore Ring Gears on their head before they decided to call them Crown Wheels haha

                                                                            • PhunkBustA
                                                                              PhunkBustA  7 days back

                                                                              1r23=au2 for who's curious

                                                                            • rorzzza
                                                                              rorzzza  7 days back

                                                                              Loving the little extra bits at the end of the videos.

                                                                              • Eric Lock
                                                                                Eric Lock  7 days back

                                                                                I’ve setup gears a few times. All it takes is a few specialized tools, a little knowledge, and a LOT of PATIENCE.

                                                                                The way I looked at it was I could pay someone $500 to swap everything in or I could spend $300, get some new tools to play with, and gain some knowledge along the way.

                                                                                I put 4.88s, an Eaton E-Locker and a Trutrac in my Jeeps diffs.

                                                                                Ended up swapping an 8.8 into the rear and added an ARB air locker too.

                                                                                With 40k miles on it I musta done something

                                                                                • Martin Hocking
                                                                                  Martin Hocking  7 days back

                                                                                  A Torsen diff allows the wheels to move at different speeds, but under load will attempt to make both wheels move at the same speed by feeding torque away from the faster moving axle to the slower moving axle.
                                                                                  Truly excellent piece of engineering.

                                                                                  • Goku San
                                                                                    Goku San  7 days back

                                                                                    That wreckers guy sounds moogy

                                                                                    • Thomas Philyaw
                                                                                      Thomas Philyaw  7 days back

                                                                                      Garry needs to be a regular... side's are hurting from laughing so hard. Thanks for keeping it real Woody with the no gloves.

                                                                                      • Highstranger951
                                                                                        Highstranger951  7 days back

                                                                                        Has anyone called?

                                                                                        • JBM
                                                                                          JBM  7 days back

                                                                                          I learnt things I did not know nice video :)

                                                                                          • Dave Paroz
                                                                                            Dave Paroz  7 days back

                                                                                            Woody. You are the most patient man I know. It’s a wonder that guys still has a Buisness.