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1991 VP Calais - HSV Enhanced

MasterOfReality

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Well I took it out the other weekend and the alternator died on me leaving me stranded in Indooroopilly Westfield carpark. Lately its been driving like a pig with hardly any power. I felt like putting a match to it to be honest.

She now sits in my car port and I'll get around to doing the following things soon to get her back to what she used to drive like when my parents bought it in 1993:

1. Alternator
2. Rotor cap, button and coil
3. New leads, sparkplugs and ignition module (tested it, its almost dead as well)
4. New tints and roof lining
5. Front bar and side mirror resprayed
6. Gearbox service and general service
7. Get the rear power window working

Should be interesting and costly.................
 

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Well I took it out the other weekend and the alternator died on me leaving me stranded in Indooroopilly Westfield carpark. Lately its been driving like a pig with hardly any power. I felt like putting a match to it to be honest.

She now sits in my car port and I'll get around to doing the following things soon to get her back to what she used to drive like when my parents bought it in 1993:

1. Alternator
2. Rotor cap, button and coil
3. New leads, sparkplugs and ignition module (tested it, its almost dead as well)
4. New tints and roof lining
5. Front bar and side mirror resprayed
6. Gearbox service and general service
7. Get the rear power window working

Should be interesting and costly.................
Dead alternator and iginition would explain the "no power" bit:thumbsup:
 

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Heheh, nah it was like that before the alternator let go.

I'm hoping new sparky bits will perk it up :)
I was watching Nascar last night and a dead alternator let the charge in the battery go down until no spark and then dead car. So I was just thinking (dangerous I know) that if the alty was packin it in, the charge would have been low. Coupled with weak ignision parts would not of helped - Probably speaking a load of crud:p

At least it was not out in the middle of the desert some place:thumbsup:
 

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Well I took it out the other weekend and the alternator died on me leaving me stranded in Indooroopilly Westfield carpark. Lately its been driving like a pig with hardly any power. I felt like putting a match to it to be honest.

She now sits in my car port and I'll get around to doing the following things soon to get her back to what she used to drive like when my parents bought it in 1993:

1. Alternator
2. Rotor cap, button and coil
3. New leads, sparkplugs and ignition module (tested it, its almost dead as well)
4. New tints and roof lining
5. Front bar and side mirror resprayed
6. Gearbox service and general service
7. Get the rear power window working

Should be interesting and costly.................
Just out of curiosity how did you check the ignition module?
 

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Deregistered and up on stands with 150,000km on the clock.

CBF'd paying $1000 a year in rego and ctp to drive it maybe 6 times a year. When I do re-register it, it will be in another state.

When the house reno's are finished then I'll give it a freshen up.

Starting to think of engine options - a relatively angry 5 litre, a charger on the stock bottom end or a LSx conversion.

Trying not to get too carried away with it haha, pouring all my cash into paying off and renovating the house at the moment.
 

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Ok, so a close to 10 year thread dig.

In early 2016 I decided to try and get this thing back on the road. Work, house and kids took centre stage.

I had a few half assed attempts where I managed to:
  • get rid of the old tint
  • fix the busted boot lock after a break in attempt
  • put in a new alternator
  • redid the roof lining
  • got the power windows working (switches were still not the best)
  • quick oil and filter change, enough to get it running
  • got it registered
Then I ran out of time/lost interest, so away it went into storage for another 4 years.

I had a week off recently so got stuck in:
  • Oil and filter change
  • Fuel filter (old one was dated 2003!)
  • Flushed cooling system
  • New coolant overflow bottle
  • New battery
  • New bonnet cable
  • New power window switches
Still need to flush power steering and get the auto serviced.

There are a few other things to do like fuel breather hoses and fix sticky gauges. Eventually I want to replace all the badging with new, retrim the hsv momo steering wheel, get the front resprayed, re-do the chrome striping and get the wheels refurbished

Not a bad start, she still scrubs up ok for a car that turns 30 next year.

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