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Discussion in 'VR - VS' started by thatotherguy94, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. Wombles

    Wombles Cars cost too much.

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    So havent got the 5L tuned properly via dizzy? Its actually not a hard task to do.. bridge 5 and 6 pin, start up car (having timing light connected first) and time it to 10 degrees. 16 degrees at most. It can be a pain if its out a tooth...
     
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    Nah it hasnt, I hooked a timing light up to it with the pins bridged and couldnt get it to fire up, like it wanted to but it just wouldnt fire. It surprisingly doesnt run too badly considering it hasnt been tuned properly
     
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    Weird. Might be too advanced then maybe? Know when I did it it fired up ok...
     
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    yeah maybe, will have another look on the weekend at the timing.

    Wheel alignment done, drives so nice now, replacing pretty much everything has made a huge difference. Next is an exhaust and tune!
     
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    Messed around with the timing today and set it to about 10 degrees and took it for a drive around the block, runs a lot better now and doesn't seem to want to stall when going from reverse to drive now. Now it just stalls when you put it into park and wont idle when its first started without a little bit of throttle, but it runs better and idles better. Still needs to be tuned so will organise that very soon hopefully!
     
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    Did you adjust it with pins 5 and 6 bridged?
     
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    Yeah I did, its probably because of the different cam that it does it and I still need a proper tune to suit
     
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    Your car is coming along so nicely! great job man. absolutely love it. :D
     
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    Ditto :)
     
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    Exhaust was done, and it got tuned on friday. I also put a leather handbrake grip and selector on but will probably get those retrimed as im not happy with them. Other then that I have just been driving it most of this weekend and has been good.
    The getting the motor in and running stage of the car is done, next I want to replace the bushes in the rear, put the LSD I have sitting here in and upgrade to some bigger brakes.
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    Took a pic today where I thought it looked decent, also had the exhaust fixed from where it was touching the body
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    Over the last couple of weeks I have put some HDT headlight covers on, had a leather steering wheel re-trimmed and the handbrake grip and gear knob re-trimmed. Have bought a new heater core as the old one is now leaking and cant use my heaters without a strong smell of coolant. Have taken pretty much everything off or out of the car so the dash can be taken out next weekend.
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    Replaced the heater core over the weekend, defiantly needed replacing. Ended up cleaning out the heater box a bit and replaced the foam tape around some of the seals. Also cleaned everything I removed before putting it back into the car.

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    Dash out, this didnt take me long as ive done it a couple of times before

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    Old vs new heater core, can see a corner missing which pretty much crumbled as soon as I touched it

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    And heater box back in, ended up finishing the car off, just need to clean wipe over everything and its finished for now. While I had everything apart I also replaced a few of the dash pieces for better ones.
     
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    Got some chrome inner and polished outer handles for this. Also repainted the outer surrounds as the originals were looking very average.

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    Also redid the foam seals on the vents on the door trims while I had everything apart
     
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    Looking really good . Felt's something I probably need to do on mine . Love the colour , but then I'm a little bias .
     
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    Went on cruise for charity a few weeks ago, wasnt a bad day apart from the start point being a bit crappy. Also noticed the roof lining has started falling so that needs to be done soon..
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    Had a few weeks off of work and managed to get the air con working and installed a sub and amp. The amp is mounted under the parcel shelf in the boot and the sub is tucked in a corner with stuff in the boot holding it in place, still need to mount it properly. Also used my snow foam kit which I got for Christmas a few weeks ago Took it to a meet friday night and had a pic taken, doesnt scrub up too badly for a car covered in stone chips and hasnt been polished in 3 years...
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    Entered this into GM day so gave it a polish and good clean up yesterday. I also brush touched some of the stone chips on the doors, quarter panels and roof. I took some pictures while it was clean after the show. While it looks shiny it is still covered in chips and would be better off being resprayed, which I hope to do this year maybe when the rego runs out. Its also been a year today since I got it running as a V8 which has gone pretty quickly.
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    Finally got myself a HSV console after searching for a while. I also got the woodgrain pieces from a series 2 calais and wrapped them in carbon fibre wrap, didnt come out too badly for my first time doing it but will need to redo a couple of pieces. The shifter surround was peeling so I scraped the peeling clear off it and re-cleared it. Also bought a new handbrake boot from ebay, fits not too bad for something from ebay.
    Console when I got it, didnt use the radio surround as I had already gotten a better one
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    Re-clearing, I broke the ashtray lid slightly but just reglued it and it seems to be fine, doesnt get used anyway.
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    All in and finished
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