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White Vp Senator 5000i No 24

Discussion in 'VN - VP - VG - VQ' started by hsvvp5i, Jun 21, 2014.

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    Hi I own a white vp senator 5000i no 24 for 13 years now. While I don't drive it anymore, still enjoy starting it up & cleaning it. The car had a recent respray four years ago, with partial restoration to the interior. The driver seat had new Group A bolster pads, new leather, and dyed to suit. Underneath base of seat had new padding & supports to give it that new feel, passenger seat just re-dyed.
    Modifications performed
    Heads ported
    Crane 276 cam
    Tranny corvette piston
    3.91 diff ratio
    Pacemaker 1.75 primary - twin cats into single 3inch. :blah blah:
     
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    Photo link is broken mate, its good to hear these old girls are still being looked after!
     
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    Sounds good mate, cant wait to see some pics.
    How lumpy is it with a Crane 276?

    Cheers
     
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    Any photos?
     
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    G'day
    The Crane 276 cam is a step up from the 268 cam used on the VN SV 5000 model. The 276 is still a mild cam but gives the exhaust a nice loud aggressive note. :spot on:
     

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    Why do you not drive it ?
     
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    Occasionally drive it just to keep it in good working order - once every couple of month's - I have a newer HSV now to drive
     
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    Nice car, pitty about the McDonald's spec engine colours.
     
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    Yes, I mite change the engine covers back to the original Red colour. At least the OTR I brought hides the radiator shroud, my SV air box got nicked at a auto paint shop. Does any one know what the original engine covers colour name for the Vp senator 5000i is ? - it's sort of a Red maroon colour
     
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    Ever had it on a dyno with old cam(268)? Just curious as I'm running a 268. Cheers mate
     
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    I've had it Dyno at Chiptorqued when I had the memcal re-programmed to suit the mods. The original 9-1 ratio flat top pistons , heads ported, & crane 276 cam result in 207.9 RWHP . I was told it was the best result they had for a 5 litre with auto transmission. - not sure how many RWKW it is 155-160 maybe ?
     
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    Yep - the Senator 5000i didn't have the 268 cam like the VN SV 5000 did. But I have had it dyno in Std form when I brought the car many years ago. The red 200kw motor pulled 178 RWHP at a different place.
     
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    Yeah, 207.9hp is 155.1rwkw
     
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    There ya go I learnt something new. Thanks again mate :)
     
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    Brought a set of front rotor disc's for my 5000i about four months ago. The disc are 329mm DBA vane type, with new brake pads made huge difference to the stopping power. The original 330mm disc were too worn down past the outer ridge flange. The wheel bearing are replaced & repacked with grease. Unsure if I should have the wheel rims painted to the original Hi Ho Silver paint code or just leave them polished. I Like to keep as much originality the car as possible, any thought's welcome.
     

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    Check out hsvforum.com.au mate, they have alot of technical information for old HSV's like ours.
     
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg Just a short update to the small changes I've done to the Senator. Took the front bar off to place original Holden rubber pieces between spoiler & headlights. Next brought a NOS black 5000i decal of E-bay and placed it below right hand side tail light.
    Next item on the list to bring the car back to looking the way it did in "92" is the engine covers original colour. Apparantly there is three colours for the Senator 5000i engine covers - Maroon , Orange, Red. Mine example has the Maroon colour, I don't know the colour code is,but still have original colour on small part of the engine, so a car paint shop can match it up perfectly.
    Also the rims still need to be painted Hi Ho silver to finish the car off, so I can sell it in the future.
    Here a photo of the engine cover colour that my car had originally from another Senator
     
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    Very nice example. I've always had a set spot for early senators. Vn & vp hsv's still look tough as
     

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