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Old 14-07-08, 14:31   #1
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Room for one more?

Hey everyone!

I iz new here and just wanted to introduce the car and I

...5 years later she is back on the road... Just got the certification plate last week for:
9" LSD (shortened 20mm to run better wheel/tyre combos)
Borg Warner T5 from a VR/VP V8
304 V8.. was the 3L originally.
Bucket seats perminantly borrowed from Kelvin.
Momo wheel.
Riding on Whiteline superlow springs and heavyduty swaybars.
17" ROH furys with 225 45 falken tyres (nice in the wet!!)

That's all on the plate but of course there is a hell of a more to it than that.

Got a few tricks for things on the car, like making real nice drive shaft safety loops, adapting factory VL stereo wiring to ISO making it piss easy to change the stereo in future so if there are any questions or requests for pictures just let me know and I'm always more than happy to help out.
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Old 14-07-08, 16:44   #2
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Is the GTS red or white? Post up some pics so we can see how it's sitting.
And hopefully we see it on a cruise soon

Oh is the 304 injected or carb?
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Old 14-07-08, 19:05   #3
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Welcome - Always room for one more

Where abouts on the shore are ya? What colour is your car? I may have seen it around.

Click on the link below (in my signature) to see my car - if you're local you may know it... a surprising amount of people around my ways do.

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Old 14-07-08, 19:19   #4
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Welcome - Always room for one more

Where abouts on the shore are ya? What colour is your car? I may have seen it around.

Click on the link below (in my signature) to see my car - if you're local you may know it... a surprising amount of people around my ways do.

Cheers,


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I've only seen your car on the road twice, first time I barely got a glimpse and the other time you pulled out of Sartors or something like that and I followed you til you turned off for Albany. Have you got it running properly again yet?

I see hardly any VLs around, and the ones I do see are fuuucked. If your GTS is white I 'might' have seen it.. never seen a red one on the road.
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Old 14-07-08, 19:32   #5
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Not sure I've ever seen another red one. Mine used to be red. Currently primer grey! One day it will be black!
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Old 15-07-08, 06:19   #6
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Welcome to the site hdtgts. Post up some pics of your car
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Old 15-07-08, 15:04   #7
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It's red... well mostly, the Group A front and rear are primer again. 304 carburetted, Barry Grant 650 Mighty Demon.
From Glenfield, there's a wicked blue turbo Calais that lives just down the road from me too.
Jason - I haven't seen your car in recent history but it looks stunning mate, what a write up!!
Can someone let me know how I put pictures up?? - To quote Red Forman "dumbass"
Oh and, thanks everyone for the welcome to the calaisturbo forums.

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Old 15-07-08, 15:13   #8
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you will need to host your pics on photobucket or similar then copy and paste the IMG code etc.....
Or I'll host them for you Nick just email them to me
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Old 16-07-08, 15:37   #9
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Here are a few pics just with the old crappy Nokia...

Engine bay...

Cert plate...

Nitrous - to be installed!

Momo wheel and MoTec dash.
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Old 16-07-08, 17:48   #10
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I Love The Dash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 16-07-08, 17:52   #11
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Nice dash!. Pics of the rest of the car???
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Old 16-07-08, 18:55   #12
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That's a fancy dash cluster! You'll need to come to a cruise so we can see it properly I'm assuming it was pricey, it looks it.
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Old 16-07-08, 19:05   #13
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Looks like a V8 supercar one !!
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Old 16-07-08, 19:56   #14
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As mentioned a few times that dash does look pretty flash!! Would like to see some pics of it in day light tho.

Another quick question - where did you get the PCV valve and the rocker cover breather from??

Also some exterior pictures would be nice

Looks good so far tho!
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Old 16-07-08, 20:09   #15
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That dash is lookin mean!! where did you score that from?
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Old 17-07-08, 07:20   #16
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hehe it is my pretend V8 supercar.
87Calais - Shore performance on Wairau Road has most of that stuff on the shelf and they are quick at getting it in if they don't, sometimes saves driving to Performance Parts in Takanini.
The dash is beautiful, you can program it to do pretty much anything, I have it switch on the radiator fan when the engine gets to 80degrees and switch on the fuel pump only when it's getting RPM signal. But they are pretty much limitless.

The first day I owned the car, about seven years ago now, completely mint.

With bodykit, pre-rebuild and lowering.
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Old 17-07-08, 19:01   #17
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its looking mint in those pics.
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Old 17-07-08, 20:28   #18
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87Calais - Shore performance on Wairau Road has most of that stuff on the shelf and they are quick at getting it in if they don't, sometimes saves driving to Performance Parts in Takanini.
Yea, i haven't had very good service from Shore Performance. I wanted a fuel line adaptor for the my Holley Street Avenger Carb and being the Holley specialists i rang them. They told me they had such an item but when i went there during my work lunch break they told me they didn't have one. I said i specifically asked you if you had one and you said yes - now 3 hours later i come down to collect it and your telling me you don't have it? There response was oh well i thought we did or something like that.

Needless to say having wasted my whole lunchtime and still didn't get it - not happy. Also they were gonna sell me the wrong PCV valve - I insisted i checked if it fit before i got it and funnily enough it didn't!

Perhaps i just dealt with a new person... or perhaps i just had a few bad experiences. Is there someone in particular you deal with there?

I might actually give them a call tomorrow.

Also... that dash sounds fantastic - is there anything it cant do?!?! Do you have a photo of it in daylight??

The car looks really tidy - especially in the bottom pic. I'd be keen to see an up to date pic of it or maybe even see it in the flesh.

Anyways, catch ya later
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Old 17-07-08, 21:31   #19
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good looking dash but what did it cost ?
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Old 18-07-08, 16:41   #20
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holy thats a stunning gts alryt!!! looks dam mint dude. thez a similar lookin commy dwn here but think its an ss. has persnal plate but cant memba it. i bet she goes prty mint to
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Old 19-07-08, 08:21   #21
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87 Calais - yeah don't get me wrong, they do **** up constantly.. when i got the pcv valve and breather I took the rocker covers in and plugged them both in before paying. People tend to think 350 chev stuff is the same as holden which is pretty amature when they reckon they are specialists.

To answer the dash $$$$ question.. $4600 including gst. The full ADL is somewhere in the $8000 mark but it allows for more inputs that I would never use.

VAYK8 - it's actually running like arse at the moment, the carb needs a proper fuel curve and jetting put into it. Hopefully got a day on a dyno coming up with a guy who knows avout all these things soon.

The front and rear are all in primer and bog at the moment, I'm working on making a one piece front and rear Group A style fibreglass clip with all the lines and joins taken out.

Question for all you people in the know.. this girl has a freaky loud exhaust and will probably fail a warrant because of it.. does anyone have a mate who can put ticks in the right boxes for cash/beer/bourbon?
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Old 19-07-08, 08:36   #22
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Haha bribe them love it, be easier to make a bolt on bolt off choke exhuast to pass the WOF and then bolt the big bore back on ?
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Old 19-07-08, 10:48   #23
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holy thats a stunning gts alryt!!! looks dam mint dude. thez a similar lookin commy dwn here but think its an ss. has persnal plate but cant memba it. i bet she goes prty mint to
Sounds like 05 4EVR, its a GTS with HDT kit and a V8 + 5 speed.
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Old 04-03-13, 16:46   #24
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Posting these pics for Nick.
He had a blast around Hampton Downs on Waitangi Track Day. Enjoy





---------- Post added 04-03-13 at 16:48 ----------

and before you say it "get a black strip for boot"- Nick had one, but cars 'so fast' it peeled itself off.
So if you have one, then im sure Nick would be keen to grab it off you...
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Looks really tidy. Bet he enjoyed that day.

I've got a black boot strip if he can't find one in your neck of the metro!
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