Will combine a few ongoing threads into one, apologies if events are missing...
Short history is i've owned this for around 5 years, second owner. Its factory 173 engine died in 91 and it was sent to Bill Lee (then HDT) for a new engine. A pretty wild 202 was installed but it hasn't done bugger all k's since. Has a HDT tag on the block and a few stickers here and there. I persisted with a 26/30 conversion but couldnt keep it under the bonnet so sold all the bits off and went the LS1 route. I have recently bought a hatch aswell for a future project
Cammed/headed LS1 from DVLSADVOC8 on ls1.com.au
Performance wholesale heads (cnc ported)
Comp cams 54-448-11. (238/240 @050 lift 112 LSA and 605'' lift.)
Usual DR chain, YT roller rockers, pushrods, springs etc
DTM (Dimoff) TH400 built for 1000hp (800 realisticly)
ECU/Loom (Modified by sideshowperformancewiring)
Hoppers Stoppers 290mm brake kit (commodore stud)
Morosso high volume sump/pickup and camaro windage tray
B&M Supercooler (the fanned version)
TCI Flexplate suit TH400 with ARP bolt kit
MSD Starter (part #5096)
R31 BW78 Diff (courtesy of DISTRBD)
New 3.7 Diff gears and romac spool (kaaz later on)
Allfast converter (3700-4000)
Custom 4-1 pipes
Twin 3" to cats then twin 2.5" to rear
Modified SLR cluster
Optima yellow top and trickle charger
Tailshaft (Final Drive)
Koni Red adjustables all round
Lovells lowered springs
Full race bush kit, new tierods, new balljoints, extra steering knuckle etc
Go to Browns to have radiator, fans and shroud fitted, Fuel system fitted, exhaust fitted then to SQP for balancer change and full tune. Then a few more niggly things and ill get it engineered.
Leaving for its new temporary home
Nice and cosy in its new temporary home
Removal of damaged doors and bonnet/hinges
Engine and box is finally out so i can start getting stuck into making the bay all nice and clean!
Out with the old in with the new!
The VY R8 rims suit quite fine for now, i'm set on pro stars when its up and running
THE ENGINE IS IN.......... #### YES
I also done a test "align" of the VY R8 rims
After much ****ing around the Hopper Stopper big brake kit with commodore pattern is fitted... put the VY R8 rims on to!