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Forum: VL Turbo Discussion 16-04-18, 12:24
Replies: 120
Views: 6,195
Posted By Waughy
Still around. Haven't owned a VL since 2012, and...

Still around. Haven't owned a VL since 2012, and probably won't own another one (I'd like to, but other things say no chance), but still keen to see what's going on with those still working on their...
Forum: VL Non-Turbo Discussion 23-02-17, 14:52
Replies: 3
Views: 2,351
Posted By Waughy
Scroll down a few posts on that facebook page and...

Scroll down a few posts on that facebook page and you'll find it. It's orange, you can't miss it. I know nothing about it, but it does look interesting.
Forum: V8 Discussion 23-08-16, 10:27
Replies: 11
Views: 8,454
Posted By Waughy
Damn I miss my 5L Calais. I chucked on a Brock...

Damn I miss my 5L Calais. I chucked on a Brock style manifold after the original corroded the water jackets, and headers with 2-1/2" exhaust. It drove great and sounded fantastic.

Even when I had...
Forum: VL Non-Turbo Discussion 05-04-16, 15:23
Replies: 19
Views: 6,169
Posted By Waughy
Bit of a thread dig I know, but I haven't been on...

Bit of a thread dig I know, but I haven't been on here in quite some time. Did this get sorted?

I had a similar issue 20 years ago with my first N/A auto 6 VL. Chewed fuel, black rear bumper,...
Forum: Other VLs 08-09-14, 13:21
Replies: 50
Views: 19,999
Posted By Waughy
No worries. Hadn't looked at this thread in ages....

No worries. Hadn't looked at this thread in ages. Damn I miss the car.
Forum: Other VLs 08-09-14, 06:31
Replies: 50
Views: 19,999
Posted By Waughy
It was done as part of a rust repair, all up was...

It was done as part of a rust repair, all up was about $800. O'Briens could do it but you'll need a panel beater to sort the top corners out as you'll have a small gap, as well as the mounts for the...
Forum: Suspension, Brakes, Gearboxes, Diffs 31-07-14, 13:05
Replies: 5
Views: 1,281
Posted By Waughy
The adjuster is what I was thinking of, went...

The adjuster is what I was thinking of, went blank when I wrote that post. It's a little ratchet wheel type thing that you can access through a hole in the hub of the brake disc/drum. Just turn it...
Forum: Suspension, Brakes, Gearboxes, Diffs 31-07-14, 09:51
Replies: 5
Views: 1,281
Posted By Waughy
Pull the handle up about 3 to 4 clicks (I think...

Pull the handle up about 3 to 4 clicks (I think that's the recommended amount), then you want to adjust the handbrake shoes so they are engaged on the discs/drums. After this, go to the point where...
Forum: General, Electrics, Engine Management, Wheels, Bodywork 28-07-14, 14:24
Replies: 3
Views: 686
Posted By Waughy
Check the passenger side, is there a rubber seal?...

Check the passenger side, is there a rubber seal? I think it's only a Calais thing. Just looking at a pic of my old Calais and it's got a seal that runs around the door jam from the floor up over the...
Forum: VL Non-Turbo Discussion 15-07-14, 19:59
Replies: 10
Views: 1,846
Posted By Waughy
Mine was done at the panel beaters when they did...

Mine was done at the panel beaters when they did the rust. If you look for my thread on my old Calais there's a pic of it. They filled the hole where the original plastic mould clipped in, it looked...
Forum: VL Turbo Discussion 15-07-14, 15:43
Replies: 16
Views: 1,331
Posted By Waughy
For a weekender I'd personally go for originality...

For a weekender I'd personally go for originality and stick with what was available from factory, even to the point of sticking to what the build plate says, engine wise. That's just me but, others...
Forum: VL Non-Turbo Discussion 15-07-14, 14:40
Replies: 10
Views: 1,846
Posted By Waughy
Leaking just after the screen was done? Other...

Leaking just after the screen was done? Other than rust, they might not have sealed it properly.
Happened with my first VL, had the rust done then next time it rained it leaked top centre of the...
Forum: V8 Discussion 15-07-14, 14:37
Replies: 7
Views: 2,970
Posted By Waughy
The VN rack should help if you need clearance for...

The VN rack should help if you need clearance for the headers. The other thing some guys do is ditch the power steering for manual, but those racks are getting hard to find, more so the intermediate...
Forum: V8 Discussion 14-07-14, 08:23
Replies: 7
Views: 2,970
Posted By Waughy
K-Frame you will be fine with, VL-VS use the same...

K-Frame you will be fine with, VL-VS use the same one. For clearance if you're running power steering you'll want a VN rack as the hyd lines run over instead of under like the VL so you should be...
Forum: General, Electrics, Engine Management, Wheels, Bodywork 27-06-14, 11:29
Replies: 3
Views: 2,212
Posted By Waughy
Here's a pic I took of the back left switch on my...

Here's a pic I took of the back left switch on my old Calais. Hope it's of some use. I've got a bunch of factory wiring diagrams but none show the power window stuff.
...
Forum: VL Turbo Discussion 19-06-14, 15:29
Replies: 13
Views: 1,703
Posted By Waughy
In that case the next step for me would be to try...

In that case the next step for me would be to try to borrow a factory ECU for a turbo and see if that makes any difference.
Forum: VL Turbo Discussion 19-06-14, 09:56
Replies: 13
Views: 1,703
Posted By Waughy
With the cold start, do you turn the key to...

With the cold start, do you turn the key to accessories and wait so the pumps can prime the fuel lines? If you do this and listen you should hear the pump run for a few seconds.
Next thing I'd do,...
Forum: V8 Discussion 05-06-14, 10:05
Replies: 16
Views: 3,990
Posted By Waughy
Sounds good, just need some pics for us to drool...

Sounds good, just need some pics for us to drool over, and me to shed a tear for the one I let get away.
Forum: V8 Discussion 04-06-14, 07:51
Replies: 16
Views: 3,990
Posted By Waughy
Possibly you did, but I know when I was looking...

Possibly you did, but I know when I was looking about 5 years ago they were like rocking horse sh!t, near on impossible to find (in working order at least, most had nipples missing or the plastic was...
Forum: V8 Discussion 03-06-14, 13:41
Replies: 16
Views: 3,990
Posted By Waughy
Another thing I did was replace the intake...

Another thing I did was replace the intake manifold (not by choice, and not much fun). I found a reproduction of the factory manifold but it was modified at manufacture with the 2 holes over the 4,...
Forum: VL Turbos 03-06-14, 13:37
Replies: 51
Views: 25,785
Posted By Waughy
Very nice Calais, my favourite colour combo,...

Very nice Calais, my favourite colour combo, along with Silver Slate.
I might be chasing another VL in the next couple of years (if the bank and Mrs both allow me), something like this is what I'll...
Forum: V8 Discussion 02-06-14, 21:52
Replies: 16
Views: 3,990
Posted By Waughy
A set of extractors, high flow metal core cat and...

A set of extractors, high flow metal core cat and 2-1/2 inch cutback system if you do anything. That's all I did with my 5L Calais and it sounded fantastic. Went well too. Gee I miss it. Hope the...
Forum: VL Turbo Discussion 02-06-14, 21:44
Replies: 1,274
Views: 189,658
Posted By Waughy
Hey Caine, Haven't been on here in a while....

Hey Caine,

Haven't been on here in a while. I spoke to you recently when I dropped off the papers for my mates Harley you looked over. A shame you are letting the Calais go after all the work...
Forum: General, Electrics, Engine Management, Wheels, Bodywork 11-03-14, 15:03
Replies: 7
Views: 1,418
Posted By Waughy
You would think that in 11 years something was...

You would think that in 11 years something was done about it.
Forum: VL Non-Turbo Discussion 25-02-14, 11:11
Replies: 53
Views: 6,109
Posted By Waughy
Take your time with it if you're not going to let...

Take your time with it if you're not going to let it go anytime soon. Parts aren't easy to find but good deals do come along every now and then. And yes, some people think they can ask ridiculous...
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