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Creating an AWD Monaro.

Discussion in 'VY - VZ - WK - WL - V2' started by edelbrock1, Aug 3, 2013.

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    Is This a typo? :D
     
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    hahaha NOPE!! :)

    She is a pretty good driver, but lost a bit of confidence after he had a small off and wrote off my daily. Been a bit touchy ever since. So hopefully this will spark her up again.

    The hillclimb is pretty safe and I am pretty sure she wont be pushing it hard at all.
     
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    Don't do it! I let my Mrs. drive my, not nearly as special as this car, VX the other day and now she loves it, she told me she was taking it from Auckland to Masterton in September, don't give her the bug!!!
     
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    what about that bit lol.... good luck with the hill climb.. try and get a couple of vids..
     
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    Ok that was a typo. LOL SHE is definitely a SHE. (not that there is anything wrong with that if you're into it... just not me :) )

    Any recommendations on tyre pressures? Standard road Bridgetsone Potenza's, nothing racey about them at all. What should the tyre pressures be for best performance at the track???
     
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    Righto.... We made it through unscathed. Perfect day for it, sun was out and the air was cool.

    Can safely say that the AllPaw CV8 is still the quickest Monaro in the club. Was up against the HSV GTO 6.2L, running a fresh set of slicks and a new OTR. (and I suspect a new tune) anyways his goal is to get it into the 38's.

    On my second run I was able to lay down a 38.87 and eventually got it down to a 38.56. Now believe me, I would say that I might just make the grade of "Average Steerer", so by no means do I know what I am doing.
    But the fella in the GTO tried his best all day and was able to do a PB of 39.1. (Big LOL's)
    I told him it was a pretty simple formula to go fast, just hold the right foot harder for longer. He said that if he does that it just breaks traction and smokes up. So I told him to learn how to drive. hahahaha

    But with this track, traction is where it is at, and the AllPaw CV8 has that in bucket loads.
    Got some slicks ordered for the big event at the Monaro Nationals, so cant wait to see what sort of times it can run with that rubber on. I actually suspect that it will not go much quicker, it is the driver that is the current restriction to this thing going quicker. But with it shod with slicks it might trick my brain into thinking I dont have to brake or slow down (as much).... hahaha Time will tell.

    Missus did really well in the car. First time out she did a 62.63 second pass. Slowest out of everyone there. But by the end of the day the fear had gone and she was loving it. Best time of 47.11.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4ok...ature=youtu.be

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hXzJL0EfeE

    Couple of vids from the day. Gold CV8z is a club member, man this car sounds awesome. Then my missus is following in the Black CV8.

    Sadly no one got any footage of me... maybe I was goin too fast!! :rofl2:
     
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    holy crap, it wouldn't be hard to get that wrong!

    Looks like awesome fun.
     
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    Yeah it does look narrow... probably is narrow. LOL

    But it is damn good fun. It is interesting to find the limits of the car that you never could on the street. When the AllPaw CV8 is pushed hard there is some understeer, something that I have never found during normal 'spirited' road driving..

    Glad the missus had a go too. Seems like she has got some of her confidence back, :) Happy days.
     
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    Great to see video.
    Must feel great to be pulled around corners by front diff :)
     
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    looks like great fun, wish they had one of these in QLD.
     
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    Very nice and i only just realized your in S.A as well. Never seen a Coupe 4 in S.A
     
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    Sure does, it really comes into its own at the S's at the end of the track. Feels like a sling shot launching you out of the corners.

    Do some searches, clubs run hillclimbs quite often. They close the roads here in SA for some road based ones though out the year.

    3 Were sold new in SA, Mine was bought interstate, So there should be atleast 4. Come along to the Monaro Nationals in Tanunda, on 19th Oct. There are 3 entered in the Show N Shine. Should be a blast.
     
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    Nothing has really changed on it since the original pics when I did the conversion.

    Got home from the hillclimb and put her in the shed. Had to move it yesterday and there is a massive puddle of coolant under it. Start it up and drip drip drip. Looks like it has shat the water pump. So glad that it has happened now and not at the Nationals in 40 days time.
     
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    could be a lot worse than a crapped out water pump!
     
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    Hell yeah.

    While I was in there, we changed all the idler and aircon pulleys. Thought I might as well seeing it was all apart. Heading to the NT mid next year, so last thing I would want is one to fail out in the middle of no where. So it is all good now, she is back on the road.
     
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    *time to remove speed limiter ;)
     
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    We are hoping to get out to the unlimited section. But time will tell I guess. It is meant to be a couple of hundred K's north of Alice. So not sure how many of the crew will be keen to drive out that far.

    Done 215 kph in the Monaro before the conversion, but only probably 180 since. I did hear something about the AWD cars being speed limited because of something about the speed of the front drive shafts spinning too quick.... or something like that. Anyways.. Because my car still thinks it is 2WD there is no speed limiter, so just have not been game to push it too hard. I am sure it will be fine, but you just never know.
     
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    I'm 99.99% certain I saw All Paw Monaro on Prospect near Coles a few months ago.... Only keen trainspotters can pick the slightly wider front track :)
     
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    Fair Chance. It lives around that area. LOL.

    The other giveaway is the big arse AllPaw sticker on the back window.

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