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  1. Whos Magic

    Gearbox options

    what Nasty said PLUS power expectations? how much power do you want? Whats the car going to be used for?
  2. Whos Magic

    VL Exec Issue

    Check the connection on the CAS for corrosion & also take the Dizzy cap off and clean all the points on the inside. Failing that id be checking to make sure the aac valve is clean and moving freely, Also a dirty throttle body can play up with light acceleration, so try and clean the inside of...
  3. Whos Magic

    who knows how to work out what vl i have by the vin

    8VK19 - Commodore Sedan SL, Executive, Vacationer, Formula, HSV Group A SS Not sure what A8D is?!?! Is that what it says? VL8VK19-??? TRIM: 1980-15L - Grey interior PAINT: 1F075-D - Maranello Red (1986-1988) BUILD: just means when it was built ENG: LF1 (3.0l EFI) TRANS: ML4 (4 speed auto...
  4. Whos Magic

    Vs brake booster and master to VL

    Here is a thread link offsite, It shows how to fit a VT master cylinder & VS brake booster to earlier model commodores to allow bigger brakes Here is the link..all the best How to adapt the VT Master Cylinder to early model Commodores - calaisturbo.com.au
  5. Whos Magic

    someone help me out

    here is a link to "Vl buyers guide" VL Buyers Guide - calaisturbo.com.au Really read over this! plus do abit of research before you buy! i bought a vl after glimpsing over this and really regret doing that, could have avoided a very costly issue. It is possible to buy a stock VL turbo, My...
  6. Whos Magic

    How to tell the difference between MX7 & MX5

    i always seem to read over my threads after they are already made! but yeah mean MF5. There is also another way which i found and will post incase anyone needs the info in the future.. The bellhousing on the MF5 (non-turbo manual) slopes down on a large degree towards the rear, where as the...
  7. Whos Magic

    VZ brake upgrade on a VL?

    Yeah i'm definitely looking at getting new braided lines. Where abouts did you get your HUBs and Lines from? Whats the rotor size? and minimum rim size you can fit with those brakes?
  8. Whos Magic

    How to tell the difference between MX7 & MX5

    As the title suggests, Just wondering is there a way to tell the difference between MX7 & MX5 gearbox's? Thanks
  9. Whos Magic

    Vl Wagon Project

    Wagons come along way mate, Keep it up. Very keen for updates and All the best with the build
  10. Whos Magic

    VL N/A power gains

    147kw at the flywheel @7k revs (got mixed up again, I'm getting good at that) its roughly 108rwkw and its related because a 30yo car can produce roughly 104rwkw @5k revs, So for its age and against newer cars the VL doesn't do to bad at all. I was trying to give ismasiv and idea that the NA VL...
  11. Whos Magic

    VL N/A power gains

    Oooops Yes 260rwhp did not mean to write kw! just a habbit. & what lowandslow said.
  12. Whos Magic

    VL N/A power gains

    260rwkw out of a NA is impressive in my opinion. Considering factory they have 115kw NA & the turbo VL's had 150kw at the flywheel, Especially considering the new BRZ subaru NA makes 100kw at the flywheel. Whats the biggest let down of the RB performance wise or mechanical wise?
  13. Whos Magic

    VL N/A power gains

    Most powerful N/A single cam RB30 in a VL was 260 RWHP. The guy had spent over $10k on the engine alone, But as you can imagine that was with larger TB and custom intake, Just to give you an idea
  14. Whos Magic

    Vh sle ls2

    Sounds like a decent build mate but need pictures!
  15. Whos Magic

    1986 VL calais turbo project

    Good to see another VL being saved and not scrapped. All the best for the build mate, Will be watching this.
  16. Whos Magic

    Enrohs VK Berlina

    Neeeeed Pics! Are you painting the car yourself enroh?
  17. Whos Magic

    1985 VK SL RB30/25 - Under Construction

    Any updates Dylbree? Keen to see some progress
  18. Whos Magic

    Just bought my first car and it's a VL

    Ohhhh crap! Your right, Sorry. Aaaawwwe :'( someone saw me coming then Perhaps 02 sensor? ifnot leads??
  19. Whos Magic

    My New Baby. Havard Yellow VE SV6 S2

    Yellow suits these VE's so well! i like the idea of going yellow & black always one of my favourite colour combos, will follow this thread and keen to see how it turns out.
  20. Whos Magic

    Just bought my first car and it's a VL

    The buzzing noise you hear when the car is in accessories just before you start it is the Fuel pump priming. It's good to let the car do that before you try and crank the car over, When it stops buzzing then its good to start the car. Nothing to be concerned about, Its just how you start them...
  21. Whos Magic

    Just bought my first car and it's a VL

    Sounds like Crank Angle sensor mate - cost roughly $300 for new one..failing that id replace fuel pump and/or fuel filter. Is it overheating at all?
  22. Whos Magic

    Vl ls1 fuel pump question

    Would depend on the motor...stock or modified, but if modified i would recommend maybe run a return line & surge tank with a external pump? either Bosch or Walbro.
  23. Whos Magic

    urgent and need help! electrical issue

    i had this issue not long ago mate, Replaced quite a few things in the damn thing to have it only do it again weeks or days later but I replaced the starter motor and now have had no issues for about 5-6 months :D Recommend try starter
  24. Whos Magic

    Just bought my first car and it's a VL

    Not a bad car mate, need more pics though of what your describing plus i wanna see more of it :D Rims look good. Pictures 5 and 6 is Rust in the panels that support the window "Cowel panel" which is the front and rear window is just panel rear window (both available from Rarespares) Water just...
  25. Whos Magic

    VZ brake upgrade on a VL?

    Hey To Many toys, You didn't need line adapters or caliper fittings? to connect from VL lines to VZ calipers?
  26. Whos Magic

    VZ brake upgrade on a VL?

    AHHHHHHHHHH i see. That makes sense now. Your a legend. Really appreciate this, cheers. Is there any difference between VT and VZ caliper fittings?
  27. Whos Magic

    VZ brake upgrade on a VL?

    Thanks Not a abba fan, Appreciate it man. That's cleared up quite a bit of confusion. The Hubs your talking about they would be conversion hubs? Could i use VL to VT conversion hubs? Is it imperative to get the floating rotors or could i get away with slotted and dimpled rotors from DBA for VZ...
  28. Whos Magic

    VZ brake upgrade on a VL?

    Hey Guys, I know brake upgrades are very commonly discussed and i'm no mechanic, so unfortunately i don't have as much knowledge as i wish i did. i'm wondering if someone has upgraded their VL brakes to a 320mm VZ series brakes? I can't seem to find quite enough information as i need. I need...
  29. Whos Magic

    VZ brake upgrade on a VL?

    Hey Guys, I know brake upgrades are very commonly discussed and i'm no mechanic, so unfortunately i don't have as much knowledge as i wish i did. i'm wondering if someone has upgraded their VL brakes to a 320mm VZ series brakes? I can't seem to find quite enough information as i need. I need...
  30. Whos Magic

    VL turbo never seen this badge

    Welcome to VL's mate, car looks Mint. The berlina's came out with that trim across the boot as well as exec's. But turbo and berlina badge definitely look after market. Berlina's had the cursive/ script 'berlina' badge on the boot.
  31. Whos Magic

    Vr starting issues

    I ended up getting a new starter from a local auto spares shop, decently cheap. Insatlled the starter but was getting a bit of lack in power when i would put my foot down when launching from a stopped position, so disconnected all earth wiring and cleaned all the connections, bolts and...
  32. Whos Magic

    Vr starting issues

    Hey Guys, thanks for the replys, Haven't tried jumping but i will try that. I do have a voltage meter so i will try that at the same time. I had/ have a feeling the battery is being drained but will have to look into it further. (will try glovebox and boot & check sound system wiring) Also...
  33. Whos Magic

    Vr starting issues

    Hey Guys, I've had a look through some threads but none of the issues people are having sounds spot-on like mine. But i do have some ideas i will put to work this weekend (thanks to a few threads) so heres my issue.. As you turn the key into accessories, everything comes on as normal...
  34. Whos Magic

    project "bertha"

    Kudos Ari, something original and new. Will be keeping a close eye on this thread
  35. Whos Magic

    Rust in chassis rail

    odd place for all cars to rust.. The only explanation the owner of the body shop could think of is that it got something in the rail either dirt/mud or even salt water (could of been a coastal car) and was parked on the left side of the road and cause the road does curve into the gutter for...
  36. Whos Magic

    Rust in chassis rail

    Its legal to repair as long as its certified as meeting appropriate standards by an appropriately licensed motor vehicle repairer
  37. Whos Magic

    Rust in chassis rail

    ohh yeah its not to bad, i don't mind paying that but would of prefered not to..ohh well. Yeah itl in the shop wednesday (morning), pulled apart and/ or on the hoist by saturday where he will assess the damage make a further decision if need be and he said he'll give me a call and let me come...
  38. Whos Magic

    Rust in chassis rail

    Hey Guys Took it to a Bodywork shop on saturday morning. The owner came out to personally get under the car to check the rails..Its only the passengers side rail thats rusted (Not both) He did check the rest of the under the car seemed alright he said. He quoted me $1200 to cut the rust out...
  39. Whos Magic

    Rust in chassis rail

    Ahhhh yes now i look at it i can kind of see a dodgie has been done. Thats unfortunate! Wish i could of seen that before i bought it Ive shown the picture to a few people and straight away they say Coastal Car Roughly 1500-3000 to fix (depends on how much work i want to do) e.g removing the...
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