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Creating an AWD Monaro.

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

  1. edelbrock1

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    Wow.......

    This car just continues to impress. Just got home from a 5000k trip up to central Australia. And of course we had to take in the unlimited section of road to see what she can do. :)

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    Loaded up the camper and filled the car with the missus and kids and we were off. 12 days of just doing touristy shit.

    Then we left the camper in Alice Springs for the run up north to the Devils marbles and the Unlimited sections.

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    Was a weird feeling, sitting on the double tonne not having to worry about if there is a cop sitting over the next hill. :)
    I had done 210kph in this car before the conversion and I got scared and backed out of it. It got all floaty and didnt inspire any confidence in the car.
    But now being AWD.... WOW rock solid, all the way to redline in top.

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    Missus clicked this with a GPS app and then said that is enough. :)

    So the next day we stopped on the side of the road and got this dashcam footage.
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    Its a bit shit with the reflection (should have taken it from the other direction) Now it was past 260 on the speedo and was doing about 4800 revs. so there is probably more in the old girl. Gives me an excuse to go back again. :)
     
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    Wow! I wouldn't feel comfortable doing those speeds on that road... Looks really bumpy and not alot of room on either side. But still awesome none the less!
     
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    Bit of a Monaro party?

    I count 3 others in shot :)
     
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    That's mint, so much common sense - will have to get out there one day!
     
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    That's the stuff. 100km/h is crazy sleep time.
     
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    did the kids like warp 9??
     
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    hi, I love what you've done. I'm Extremely interested in doing this to my monaro and I was wondering if I could contact you via email or phone to discuss a few things & if possible I'd like to be able to come for a drive to adelaide and meet you and have a close look at the work that you have done so that I can ensure that I've got everything sorted in preparation for converting mine.
    if this is OK with you could you please contact me at cv8coupe@hotmail.com.au or 0448157773. regards, Mark.
     
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    ^^^ Email sent.

    Happy to help out with your conversion in any way I can.

    Not much has been happening with the old girl of late.

    She is booked in next month for a trans rebuild. Poor thing gets a flogging, and it has some funky shifts going on. So better off doing the tuff rebuild now before it does let go. Got a trans cooler and a custom build trans cross member to go in at the same time. Cross member allows for a bigger exhaust to be fitted. Not like the squashed stocker. Oh and almost forgot, the 3k B&M Converter is going in at the same time. Hope to wake it up off the line a bit. Nearly 2 tonnes take a bit to get off the mark. :)
     
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    Is IJ doing the work?
     
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    Yeah. He has the converter, trans cooler and trans fluid already. Just waiting on the car. So as soon as the LE is outa there... in goes the AllPaw Monaro. :)
     
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    Cool! I might go and have a look while he has it in the workshop.
     
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    Hey...so glad I came across this. Well done awesome job!! I'm still doing some research and undecided atm but I came up with this exact same idea...cut a adventura up an make my VC...Commodore awd lol
     
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    Big job. But the outcome would be awesome. I know just the guy with the skills to make it happen too. :)

    Hit me up on PM and I will send you some links to his build threads. He has just finished converting a VR Lexen to AWD, with a Blown 6L under the hood.
     
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    Great footage. I had to laugh at the cattle grate at speed!
    Are you still running the Adventura auto (4L60/65E)?
     
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    Yeah still got the 4L60e on board. No real plans to change it. The fella building the box can get it to handle over 600 horses. So no issues there. Pretty sure even when I supercharge it, I will leave the gearbox alone.
    Did toy with the idea of going manual, but at the end of the day I am pretty lazy. So much easier to just put it in D and let it do its thing. :)
     
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    Cool. After reading that magazine article with the 4L80 conversion I thought of a manual as well. Maybe better to do it academically than for real. Cheaper as well!
     
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    Just a tad excited. Hit the road in the AWD Monaro again tomorrow. Been exactly 12 months since it was last rego'd. It is heading home to its maker.

    This time for a gearbox rebuild, doing as much as the budget will allow to the box in preparation for the supercharger down the track. Also getting small convertor to try and get it off the line a bit quicker, a trans cooler and a modified gearbox cross member to allow greater clearance for the exhaust, so I can finally put a proper system on it.

    Stay tuned. :) :yahoo:
     
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    Just read through the thread, looks great, very special,well done car. I can imagine as you say great fun to drive and when you eventually fit a supercharger should send the smile and giggle factor through the roof
     
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    Bit of a hold up getting some specialised parts out of the US. But they are inbound now. So we will see some action as soon as they arrive.
    Have to make it strong so that it will hang on once the charger gets bolted up. :)
     

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