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Forum: General, Electrics, Engine Management, Wheels, Bodywork 20-03-05, 18:07
Replies: 38
Views: 2,383
Posted By Scott
I've just had mine done - came to almost a grand...

I've just had mine done - came to almost a grand for a 2nd hand compressor, regas, tx valve etc. Problem - I've just driven it about 1300kms over the weekend, during the last part of the trip -...
Forum: For Sale - Everything Else 23-12-04, 13:35
Replies: 0
Views: 592
Posted By Scott
Wanted: VL Air Con unit in NZ

Hi all,

Thanks to a primo air con service agent, who serviced my air con and then 50km down the road the pump seized and proceeded to go on fire...I'm after a 2nd hand air con pump. I see plenty...
Forum: General, Electrics, Engine Management, Wheels, Bodywork 20-12-04, 05:35
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By Scott
Moisture in Headlight

Hi there - I've recently fitted new glass to my headlights. I put sealant around them when I put them back together to ensure water couldn't get in. Now, one headlight has moisture in it, all over...
Forum: General 07-10-04, 04:52
Replies: 16
Views: 1,616
Posted By Scott
Mate, it was almost 5 years ago now so my memory...

Mate, it was almost 5 years ago now so my memory is fading - 70-80Km from 10l from memory. This was another benefit of sticking with the Quady carb. It was just one of those engine combos that went...
Forum: General 06-10-04, 13:21
Replies: 16
Views: 1,616
Posted By Scott
The engine had been previously rebuilt so...

The engine had been previously rebuilt so previous unknown "tweeks" could have been there. Heads were stock except for springs; full balance wasn't cheap as we went right through the converter,...
Forum: Car Audio 23-09-04, 17:38
Replies: 74
Views: 7,746
Posted By Scott
I started pulling mine out in the weekend, had...

I started pulling mine out in the weekend, had some problems so reviewed this thread. Here's what worked for me, took around 15 minutes. Steps 1 and 2 are optional, but recommended in case you slip...
Forum: General 28-06-04, 17:12
Replies: 16
Views: 1,616
Posted By Scott
Comes down to purpose price. Mine is a 87 Calais...

Comes down to purpose price. Mine is a 87 Calais Walky rep, with factory 5.0 and Quadrajet - though fuel injection would be great, I'm quite happy running the carb and can't justify the additional...
Forum: Technical Articles 28-06-04, 05:10
Replies: 75
Views: 36,081
Posted By Scott
I did have some issues with it being flush before...

I did have some issues with it being flush before hand, had to push down on the corner every now and then. Maybe I had a problem with the hinges to start with, which has been made more obvious by...
Forum: Technical Articles 27-06-04, 09:37
Replies: 75
Views: 36,081
Posted By Scott
I've just done my boot, using a new VS strut and...

I've just done my boot, using a new VS strut and ball joints - using the same mounting points from your write up (which is excellent - cheers). But now I find that the corner of the boot, when shut,...
Forum: Engines, Turbos, Exhausts, Intercoolers 22-06-04, 12:06
Replies: 3
Views: 1,101
Posted By Scott
I'm also keen if anyone has a listing - mine is...

I'm also keen if anyone has a listing - mine is VJ573861, believe its the factory block in my VL Calais. Head numbers also of interest - mine is 92027335
Forum: VL Non-Turbo Discussion 15-06-04, 17:21
Replies: 22
Views: 7,025
Posted By Scott
I've had several VLs, a VK and a VB - chances are...

I've had several VLs, a VK and a VB - chances are you won't find a perfect rear channel. If the rust isn't too bad, go for newtech - wire brush it (electric is best), jenolite or similar to kill the...
Forum: General, Electrics, Engine Management, Wheels, Bodywork 07-06-04, 19:22
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By Scott
I have my reasons - in my opinion, the Calais...

I have my reasons - in my opinion, the Calais back doesn't look as good with the Walky body kit, and it's a full respray anyway. But if it wasn't for the Walky kit, I'd agree - the Calais moulds...
Forum: General, Electrics, Engine Management, Wheels, Bodywork 07-06-04, 15:47
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By Scott
Conversion: Calais to standard VL tail lights

Hi All,

My VL Calais (like all others) has the wider black plastic strip along the boot, matching to wider plastic surrounds over the corners of the tail lights. I'm planning to replace this with...
Forum: General, Electrics, Engine Management, Wheels, Bodywork 12-05-04, 12:43
Replies: 10
Views: 3,026
Posted By Scott
My Walky is WIP, the pic is the concept put...

My Walky is WIP, the pic is the concept put together in photoshop. In a nutshell:
- 87 VL Calais factory 5L, yella terra heads, big bore, leather etc
- Walky kit
- Dark blue metallic with pearl...
Forum: General, Electrics, Engine Management, Wheels, Bodywork 11-05-04, 13:20
Replies: 10
Views: 3,026
Posted By Scott
Thanks all - note I already have the head rests...

Thanks all - note I already have the head rests out so that isn't the problem. It's the black plastic clips - if I push up on the seat these are still holding it in place. Will try Corsa's...
Forum: General, Electrics, Engine Management, Wheels, Bodywork 11-05-04, 10:51
Replies: 10
Views: 3,026
Posted By Scott
Calais Rear Seat Removal

Hi there - it seemed simple when I started, but now am not so sure....

Trying to remove the rear seat from my VL Calais, to protect it while painting the car. Have removed the botton half (the...
Forum: General 02-05-04, 14:39
Replies: 3
Views: 2,265
Posted By Scott
I'm quite happy to do it myself - though I'm no...

I'm quite happy to do it myself - though I'm no engineer I've had my share of projects (primarily chev engines into LJ Toranas!). Will check out tubular - is this where yours came from?

Looks...
Forum: General 30-04-04, 17:17
Replies: 3
Views: 2,265
Posted By Scott
VL Air Bag Suspension

I'm considering an air bag suspension kit from http://www.burnincustoms.com, for my VL Calais - Walky replica. Does anyone out there have experience with air bags in a VL, or other kits from burnin...
Forum: General, Electrics, Engine Management, Wheels, Bodywork 22-04-04, 06:42
Replies: 17
Views: 1,446
Posted By Scott
Just wondering how you got on with this. I've...

Just wondering how you got on with this. I've just put a set of 19" ROH Furys with 235/35 on my Calais Walky Rep - looks cool and no fouling, but as its still a WIP I can't give it a drive test. ...
Forum: Technical 04-01-04, 16:08
Replies: 2
Views: 2,353
Posted By Scott
VL Calais with Walky Kit

I am building a 1988 VL Calais, factory V8 with leather, air con, 4 wheel disc etc. Bought the car in "stock" condition except for yella terra heads, headers and big bore. Am in the process of...
Forum: Technical 04-01-04, 16:01
Replies: 8
Views: 9,979
Posted By Scott
Boot strut

Hi there,

Building a replica - does anyone know:
(1) Only one boot strut, or one for each side?
(2) what is the specification for the strut?
(3) Know of any other car the strut can be borrowed...
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