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Discussion in 'VY - VZ - WK - WL - V2' started by Trayner, Jul 10, 2014.
We need to do a road trip Gaiter
dem seats hnnnng
Well updates time.
No pics cos Dropbox is being a ####
Clutch is in and boy does she look pretty.
Bell housing and box are in, tightened and so on , the rest of the loom is ran over the box .
was fun fitting the box in by myself lol , used a few jacks and wiggled it up and in lol .
So all thats left is
Refill engine with oil .
Bleed the slave
Refit tail shaft
fit 3.46 diff
Also the tax man was good this year so some goodies may be coming soon .
Yea stuff doing that yourself man. Good job tho!
Sounds like you've got maybe 20 minutes worth of work to do, easy stuff!
I'm excited for these goodies, but at same time hesitant as I am sure I will be jealous and add them to my own list. Damn you already.
Dunno about it taking 20 minutes haha but not much left at all.
Less procrastinating, more doing! It's almost all over for the good times to come
I see what you did there tray. try to hide it with white text so no one would see it.
but you couldn't hide!
Also dropbox is working again
I can see Trayner's mates calling over to drink his beers while he curses at them as he's doing all the work lol
Manual is in , Long story short the new slave I got off ebay blew open when I first installed the box . Stupid me had the tail shaft in and everything before I even tryed to bleed the clutch .
So I had to take the tail shaft/ box back out etc. Pain in the ass. And ive been working night shift at work so hardly anytime to get here done.
Anyways............. I went and got a Malwood Alloy one instead of the stupid plastic ones , Seems to be going good .
Took it for a drive today and she really goes , forgot how well a v8 goes lol.
Shifts very well , clutch might need another bleed , slight pedal travel near the floor .
Will probly change the tranny fluid too as its been sitting for abit.
Diff oil was changed when I bought it .
Reverse is a little hard to get into now and then, but hoping thats a mixture of the tune not disengaging the reverse lockout/ crappy fluid
Engine bay needs a clean up
Refitted the interior and centre console etc.
Now the only thing left is to get a Re-tune as the computer still thinks there is a auto and throwing codes everywhere. lol
and so I dont have to "hotwire" it everytime lol.
Let me guess, you bought (or borrowed) it?
Good work tray. Don't worry I had to take my gearbox off again too when I did my clutch because I dropped my bleeder into the bellhousing LOL. If that makes you feel any better.
Give it a bit more of I drive before you bleed the clutch again. I remember my friction point was as soon as you move your foot from the floor. It got better though I think they self adjust a bit or something. I could be wrong though.
Did I see a pic of a blower?
Its mine .
So much going on in this update. However. There is still one thing that just stands out amongst the rest. Those goddamn seats.
...and NOW a BLOWER! God. I need a daily, and $$$$.
Love how it took you awhile to commit to the manual project cause work/daily. Then thought of quitting and getting someone to do said manual project, and now your headed into a blower project.. haha. Love it. Love it. Love it. Going to hold off on the blower? or get it done ASAP? Cause if your going to get the blower on ASAP, worth waiting for the tune?
Yeah , Ill take it for another squirt up the road then re-bleed it . Yeah you did , came up dirt cheap and in the rare square port style to fit my engine.
Yeah dude , driving with the seats is so much better!! they hug you as you slam the gears , like when you get pushed back into the chair the wings wrap your body haha.
Going to get the car re-tuned to run the manual for a bit then save up for a cam, DOD delete , head gear . As I dont want to bang the charger on with stock bits.
Also with the charger .
Charger is off a ve too so I have to change the front pully on it to a vz one , slightly modify the intercooler/interchiller brackets then everything should bolt straight on .
Also came with a Gilmer belt kit for the blower so Im going to install that as well , from memory that will boost the blower up to 10psi and 0 sliping of the blower.
Target is to hit 400rwkw, but anything over 350rwkw ill be happy with . :beer chug:
Remember Gaiter, we wait until Trayner's all finished, then we drive down & "borrow" his ute. Red Bull, ciggies & fuel is all we need. We'll have to play paper rock scissors on who gets what or we can sell body parts that we don't need lol.
My mate John who has an E Series II R8 Clubby does that as well. I just love being pushed back into the seat when aggressively gear changing. It always brings a smile when the power is on
You're scoring some good stuff there mate
that looks like itll be some good fun there tray.
Without zooming in the blower is a 1.9L Harrop yeah?
That would be quite nice for the street and will suit a relatively standardish motor with a few minor mods.
the 350 figure should definitely be achievable and still be a nice driver.
but then you know youll want to go bigger
Power delivery from it will be nice.
just wait til you first really gradually ease on the throttle and it really pushes you back into the seats, then you look and go "and that's only 3k rpm "
hahah , Ill have to keep moving my address , yeah I love giving it abit of stick . When I first took it down the road I got up to 60 in like 2 secs I was like holy shit I forgot how much power v8s have lol.
Yeah HTV 1900 Harrop blower , Been looking for figures on the net and seems people are getting around the 350-360 mark on the 6L's , so with a cam would see the 400 mark I reckon .
Yeah a mates dad had a VE gts with a top mount and took us for a ride , just blip the throttle and boom doing 100 lol .
Replaced the trans fluid , was pretty brown . Just with ATF dex 3
Shifter goes into gears a lot more fluid now .
Reverse is still a bit of a bitch to get into thou .
Re bleed the clutch also while I was under the car
Also changed the radiator as it had a small leak in it from ages ago that I forgot about since the car has been parked for so long lol .
so much epicness!
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