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Forum: VL Turbo Discussion 19-06-06, 13:19
Replies: 2,096
Views: 319,304
Posted By MISSV8
My VL Calais V8 ...

My VL Calais V8

http://www.v8stroker.com/CarPics/VLCalais.jpg
Forum: Other VLs 19-06-06, 12:57
Replies: 2
Views: 3,467
Posted By MISSV8
MISSV8's VL Calais V8

Thought id post a couple of pics of my S1 VL Calais that im restoring. I'll post more exterior pics soon.

Specs:
Engine: Balanced Holden V8
Block: Bored, Honed, Decked, Blueprinted,...
Forum: General, Electrics, Engine Management, Wheels, Bodywork 18-06-06, 22:23
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By MISSV8
A flat battery was actually causing the problems...

A flat battery was actually causing the problems with the central locking. I installed a brand new Optima battery recently, which must have been sitting around in the shop for a while before i bought...
Forum: General, Electrics, Engine Management, Wheels, Bodywork 11-06-06, 20:49
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By MISSV8
Central locking- advice please!

The central locking on my VL Calais has been playing up recently. All doors lock when i arm the alarm (aftermarket) from the remote. When i disarm the alarm however, only the rear passenger side door...
Forum: General, Electrics, Engine Management, Wheels, Bodywork 07-03-05, 09:02
Replies: 51
Views: 3,747
Posted By MISSV8
Does anyone know whether you can still buy any of...

Does anyone know whether you can still buy any of the chrome strips that are attached to the door moulds and bumpers?
Forum: General, Electrics, Engine Management, Wheels, Bodywork 01-03-05, 14:09
Replies: 14
Views: 1,260
Posted By MISSV8
Thanks Silva. I do have a aftermarket VL...

Thanks Silva. I do have a aftermarket VL workshop manual, but it only tells you to remove the bumper trim and unscrew the headlights and indicators (not very specific). There is no mention on what...
Forum: General, Electrics, Engine Management, Wheels, Bodywork 01-03-05, 09:12
Replies: 14
Views: 1,260
Posted By MISSV8
Thanks heaps for the reply white1. It was very...

Thanks heaps for the reply white1. It was very helpful.

Silva- Let us know how you go with replacing the lights.

P.S. Does anyone know what to do with the eye lid covers on a Calais, when...
Forum: General, Electrics, Engine Management, Wheels, Bodywork 28-02-05, 12:17
Replies: 51
Views: 3,747
Posted By MISSV8
Its the black plastic strip that runs across the...

Its the black plastic strip that runs across the front of the boot lid (the bit that the badges sit on).
Forum: General, Electrics, Engine Management, Wheels, Bodywork 28-02-05, 12:13
Replies: 14
Views: 1,260
Posted By MISSV8
I also have to replace my headlights and...

I also have to replace my headlights and indicators some time. Do you need to take off the whole front bumper or just the strip that sits above it? Also, do you need to manually pop up the eye lids...
Forum: General, Electrics, Engine Management, Wheels, Bodywork 15-02-05, 11:10
Replies: 51
Views: 3,747
Posted By MISSV8
How many ppl have small cracks in their rear...

How many ppl have small cracks in their rear quarter glass surround's, where the screws are?
Nearly every VL ive seen has them. Anyone know what causes it?
Forum: General, Electrics, Engine Management, Wheels, Bodywork 12-02-05, 13:32
Replies: 51
Views: 3,747
Posted By MISSV8
Red RB30 Jet- How is the blue vl calais going...

Red RB30 Jet- How is the blue vl calais going that you have been restoring? Any more progress pics?

I have replaced most parts on my VL, except the couple of items listed above. I have a new boot...
Forum: General, Electrics, Engine Management, Wheels, Bodywork 10-02-05, 10:47
Replies: 51
Views: 3,747
Posted By MISSV8
Obsolete Holden parts that u wish were still available

Most people are running into trouble with finding various VL parts that are no longer available from Holden.

Was just wondering what parts you have tried to get that are now obsolete? :rolleyes: ...
Forum: VL Non-Turbo Discussion 10-02-05, 09:44
Replies: 26
Views: 1,690
Posted By MISSV8
I know a couple of VL's that are running genuine...

I know a couple of VL's that are running genuine VY SS wheels. I would definitely recommend getting the guards lipped, to minimise any scrubbing.

It will all depend on the offset of the wheels as...
Forum: General, Electrics, Engine Management, Wheels, Bodywork 14-01-05, 11:55
Replies: 22
Views: 1,071
Posted By MISSV8
Update: I took one of the mouldings off yesterday...

Update: I took one of the mouldings off yesterday and it wasnt as bad as i thought. We masked up the surrounding part of the door (to protect the paint), used some fishing line to cut through the...
Forum: VL Turbo Discussion 08-12-04, 10:06
Replies: 33
Views: 2,155
Posted By MISSV8
Very nice car :D

Very nice car :D
Forum: General, Electrics, Engine Management, Wheels, Bodywork 17-11-04, 10:28
Replies: 22
Views: 1,071
Posted By MISSV8
Try Burson's, i picked up a tube of it the other...

Try Burson's, i picked up a tube of it the other day :)

Keep in mind there are different variations of it. http://www.sika.com.au/cmi/automotiveline/products/adhesives/index.htm

Generally...
Forum: General, Electrics, Engine Management, Wheels, Bodywork 14-11-04, 14:11
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By MISSV8
Thanks for the reply. I tried to buy new 20"...

Thanks for the reply. I tried to buy new 20" wipers from holden for my VL, but they are not available anymore. I believe all Holden wipers are made by Trico anyway, so they should be readily...
Forum: General, Electrics, Engine Management, Wheels, Bodywork 12-11-04, 22:18
Replies: 22
Views: 1,071
Posted By MISSV8
Maybe some nylon fishing line? Prob be the safest...

Maybe some nylon fishing line? Prob be the safest way to get them off with min damage to the paint.
Forum: General, Electrics, Engine Management, Wheels, Bodywork 09-11-04, 13:15
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By MISSV8
VL Calais windscreen wipers

Is it true that series 1 and 2 VL Calais' came out with different size wiper arms to suit either an 18" or 20" blade? Ive heard series 1 has 18" wipers and series 2 has 20s. Can someone confirm this...
Forum: General, Electrics, Engine Management, Wheels, Bodywork 09-11-04, 12:24
Replies: 0
Views: 468
Posted By MISSV8
Grill panel behind rear 1/4 window- how to remove?

How do you remove the grill panel that runs up the back of the rear 1/4 panel window on a VL Calais? Is it joined to the part that surrounds the whole 1/4 window (which seems to be held on with 3...
Forum: General, Electrics, Engine Management, Wheels, Bodywork 06-11-04, 23:01
Replies: 21
Views: 1,139
Posted By MISSV8
I also used to have this problem in my car when i...

I also used to have this problem in my car when i was running 16" wheels. Soon as i got new 17" wheels and tyres, it fixed the problem. Not sure what was causing it?
Forum: General, Electrics, Engine Management, Wheels, Bodywork 29-10-04, 19:40
Replies: 16
Views: 682
Posted By MISSV8
RNGTR- you bugger, i tried to get my hands on the...

RNGTR- you bugger, i tried to get my hands on the last one this week :p
Forum: General, Electrics, Engine Management, Wheels, Bodywork 21-10-04, 11:17
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By MISSV8
Doh, i was hoping i didnt have to touch the...

Doh, i was hoping i didnt have to touch the bumper or strip above it. Only just put it all back together after getting the engine bay sprayed.
Forum: General, Electrics, Engine Management, Wheels, Bodywork 21-10-04, 09:41
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By MISSV8
Replacing front headlights & indicators

Just wondering what bits you have to remove, to replace the front headlights and indicators on a VL Calais?
Forum: VL Turbo Discussion 19-10-04, 16:34
Replies: 16
Views: 1,234
Posted By MISSV8
My old VL Calais had chrome strips on the wheel...

My old VL Calais had chrome strips on the wheel arch's as well. Prob was a factory option?
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