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Old 21-01-15, 23:01   #176
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Nice mate, do yourself a favour and get some high temp black paint and paint the rusty exhaust tip! Otherwise glad to see its on the road looking mean.
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Old 21-01-15, 23:43   #177
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That's an old photo, I've replaced that rear muffler section since then, no rusty exhaust tip anymore

And cheers!
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Old 11-06-15, 22:08   #178
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Not much happening lately but some pics can't hurt right?


Recent VL Cruise




And put my badges on finally









Ran out of double sided tape for the executive badge





To do list:
- Fix air con
- Lower
- wheels? hmmmm lol
- Club reg once the standard reg runs out


that's all for now!
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Old 29-07-15, 02:14   #179
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Looking good man! I miss mine haha.
If you lower it some turbo hubbies would look nice in MX grey. Or some grey centre walkies maybe??
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Old 29-07-15, 13:32   #180
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Yeah man I really like the look of the walkies actually
Been keeping an eye out for some turbo hubbies but not much luck yet :/
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Old 24-08-17, 22:47   #181
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2 year thread bump..
Still lurking. Now lowered, SLs all round, on club reg. Off Ps in 3 months


been helping a mate piece his VL (now turbo) back together.
t3/t4 (i think)
mls headgasket
arp studs
turbo injectors and ecu
new cam belt and water pump

Went from head off, to running in about 4 days. Not bad for a couple of apprentices lol. Still ironing out some teething issues though


vl bug has bitten hard, watch this space


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Old 09-01-18, 19:55   #182
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Bump.. how's this going?
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Old 17-05-18, 22:16   #183
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Update!
^mates car above was mint.. until she ran lean... too much boost for the turbo injectors. Damaged cyl 1 and 2..

Which brings me up to date too, upon pulling my mates motor and sending it off to finally get a forged bottom end, I decided it was time for me to get my build started too.

So I've been a little busy lately:

Spent a weekend pulling the motor out with said mate from above, and the help of my dad with the engine crane. Got it stripped down to the bare block and head
Aim for now: 300kw at the wheels with room for more in the future

Have most of my parts ordered/already here, set up as follows:
CP forged pistons 8.5:1 comp 20 thou oversize
Spool H beam rods with arp rod bolts
Cometic MLS head gasket
ARP head and main studs
Custom regrind camshaft very similar to Crow TX2 specs (from clive cams) + lifter blocks machined
Crow dual valve springs and lifters to suit
Wrinkle black rocker cover
Low mount GTX 3582r internal gate, to be put together by my tuner/turbo builder when the time comes
Custom intercooler and alloy radiator
Custom 3 inch dump pipe
Full 3 inch exhaust
Leaning towards under car surge tank with twin Bosch 044 pumps
Billet fuel rail and Bosch 1000cc injectors
Turbosmart FPR800 fuel pressure reg
Ice ignition set up with module, coil, and 9mm leads

Driveline:
2 speed glide, ~3 grand converter (to be finalised in the future), ideally B&M ratchet shifter mounted in custom drop box
9 inch diff adapted with rear discs, more details once I get the housing made

Brakes:
VT front brake upgrade and 1 inch master cylinder, rear disc conversion once i sort the diff out














Modified rocker cover to fit head studs









VT brake upgrade on a customers car at work, I bought the same kit so mine will look the same lol






I also put standard tailights after so long, much happier with it now




Block and head go to the engine shop next week hopefully!
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Old 18-05-18, 18:17   #184
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how much is the vt brake conversion? and where from. my breaks are like spongebob
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Old 19-05-18, 12:07   #185
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$650 retail from planet parts (just google up the name)
My boss rang them and got a better price for the kit without pads or discs and we sourced our own
Kit comes with reco calipers, Hub adaptors, braided lines, pads and rotors. You supply your own wheel bearings
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Old 21-05-18, 14:11   #186
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Man this car is farken beautiful, I actually liked it sitting at standard height, looks stock and mint, will have to be shipped over to the turbo section now!
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Old 25-05-18, 20:31   #187
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thanks man, I liked it too but i like it way better sitting low

been reading your 2j build its coming along mint, nearly there should be a weapon!
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Old 26-05-18, 07:17   #188
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Oh yeah don't get me wrong, It looks awesome lowered, almost seems odd to see a VL at standard height nowadays lol

Thanks mate, it's slowly getting there, trying to put all the others aside and just get into this one now
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Old 29-05-18, 19:31   #189
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Awesome work mate, glad to see you still own it
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Old 02-06-18, 21:52   #190
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thanks gents I appreciate the kind words

Quick update!


Spent some more money the other day...



Picked up my wheels! Simmons FR17s, 17x7 front and 17x8.5 rear
super stoked with them I've always wanted FRs

Cheeky test fit







Will be getting the rear ceptors modified to 8.5 inch wide, so I can run ET streets when i want to cruise around and actually get traction lol

Also dropped the old Jatco auto one saturday arvo, as well as the rest of the standard exhuast system
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