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Old 02-02-12, 20:59   #1
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Simo's 87 Calais Turbo

Gday all, I have reading about all your builds for a while and thought id better but some up of my new toy.

Make / Model: 87 calais
Colour: white/silver
Bodykit: calais
Engine Type: rb30 (converted turbo)
Engine Mods: head cam garret
Power: 13.2 @100mph
Exhaust: full 3"
Gearbox: mx7
Diff: 28spline LSD
Brakes: Vl turbo
Suspensionedders/king spring
Wheels/Tyres: 20"
Interior: blue calais

Stereo:alpine

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Future mods:



I brought a 87 calais converted to manual turbo about 4 mths ago. I didnt really want to buy another one as i have already had a few vl turbos. in the past and were never happy with them. Anyway i went over and had a look at this one and was amazed of the condition it was in. the exteriour was 99% interiour 99.5%, 177000 orig kms, every recipt since 92, but the biggest issue was the engine. It had done a head gasket and the bloke could not afford to fix it so sold it as is. Engine dissasebled.
I got it for a steal, brang it home slapped a head on it and took it in for a rwc.
Only needed 2 wheel studs, remove front tint, reverse lights not working, and new wiper inserts. so was pretty impressed with that.

The head i put on didnt last long so i got one built, new cam (230/230 112ls), valves, timming gear ported ect. i decomed the engine (a6 bottom end) put it back together and sounds and goes grouse. Ran a 13.2@100mph full trim, on 20s with stock comp and tune.

After seeing all your guys engine bays i was pretty imbaressed about mine so tonight i have started to pull the motor out. got a list of things to do while its out.
Smooth/respray engine bay
fit plenum
fit microtech lt10s
hide wirring
freshen bottom end up and paint motor.
make new cooler pipes.
here is a few pics





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Old 01-05-12, 19:40   #2
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Old 29-08-12, 23:07   #3
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Here are a few updated pics. also its rolling on a set of vx gts now.
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Old 29-08-12, 23:20   #4
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Nice mate! Looks neat as... LOVE the interior.
Ill be keeping an eye on this one... What setup did you urn the 13.2 with?
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Old 30-08-12, 09:11   #5
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That's nice, very nice...
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Old 31-08-12, 18:38   #6
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Thanks guys, It ran 13.2 after i just put the new head on it, but it still was running stock computer small injectors and on just normal street radials.
Im hoping it will do high 11's now with slicks.
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Old 09-10-12, 16:44   #7
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looks mint man good job...
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Old 04-03-13, 14:00   #8
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Anyone want to finish this off for me, Struggling to find time to even go over to the shed and look at it. LOL
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Old 06-03-13, 08:59   #9
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Old 26-08-13, 16:31   #10
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Waiting paitiently to get it back, just want to go for a spin

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