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My VZ R8 Clubby build

Discussion in 'VY - VZ - WK - WL - V2' started by Ddridan, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. Ddridan

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    Just thought I'd show my VZ R8 build to you all, after seeing some damn nice cars on here.
    I picked up my clubby in August 2015 in Melbourne, then drove it back to Darwin in 4 days. when I bought it was cammed, shaved heads and exhaust, making a touch over 300rwkw.
    after enjoying it for a few months I noticed a slight oil leak from the sump gasket and decided to pull the engine out and not put it back in until its mental. Basically what I have so far is:
    -LQ9 Cast iron block
    -Scat 4340 forged crank (4.00")
    -Scat 4340 forged H-Beam rods (ARP2000 rod bolts)
    -SRP pro forged pistons (4.030")
    -ARP main studs
    -Custom grind Comp camshaft
    -double row timing chain
    -high volume Melling oil pump
    -LS3/L92 heads
    -Morel tie-bar lifters
    -Manley dual valve springs
    -Improved Racing sump baffle and oil cooler adapter

    That's the main parts of it, the short block was built by Racetec Industries in Yatala QLD, who did an unreal job and communicated during the whole build.

    The engine is being set up for boost, the original plan was for a whipple 2900 or similar but am now leaning toward a single turbo setup likely with an BW S480.

    Behind the engine will be a built and transbraked TH400 and around a 4000rpm stall.

    As soon as I figure out how to upload photos I will haha.. Let me know if you've had any experiences with a similar build. I'm eager to here some tips and tricks people have.
    Cheers,
    Darcy.
     

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    You don't mess around, decent shopping list there. Keen to watch this progress.
     
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    Very nice, and also quite jealous :p
    Am keen to see how this thing goes.
     
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    Cheers guys, ordered some more parts on the weekend to get the ball rolling a bit quicker after a good week of overtime:
    -LS3 anodised fuel rails
    -4AN stainless braid steam vent lines
    -Tuff Mounts
    -catch can
    -10AN fittings for sump (turbo drain) and rocker covers
    Also did a bit of work yesterday arv with a beer (or 6) to get the sump to fit properly, had to modify the 4.00" stroke windage tray to fit over the ARP main studs and a bit of massaging for the sump.

    Will post more pictures up when I get the bottom end all sealed up.
     

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