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1995 VS Calais - A2A Cooled L67

wamboin23

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Model:
- 1995 S1 VS Calais

Colour:
- Sherbrooke Green Metallic

Bodykit:
- just stock Calais

Engine Type:
- 3.8l L67
- ~8.1:1 Static CR

Engine Mods:
- Diamond Ceramic Coated Forged Pistons (3.810”, 13.3cc Dish)
- Total Seal Piston Rings
- L32 Forged Conrods
- King Bearings Main and Big End bearings
- ARP Main Studs
- ZZP XP-Hot Cam
- Rollmaster Double Row timing chain
- Polished Crank
- Cometic MLS Head Gaskets
- Ported and Serviced Heads
- ARP Head Studs
- 130lb Valve Springs
- Titanium Retainers
- Big End Bearing Oil Feeds drilled out
- FTC Carbon A2A plate
- 600x300x76mm FMIC
- ASR 7.5l Club Circuit Oil Pan
- 7 inch pod filter in enclosed box
- 82°C Thermostat
- Alloy LIM Gaskets
- MAT sensor
- 2 Bar MAP Sensor
- Deleted boost bypass solenoid
- TTT Performance solid engine mount on passengers side
- 10mm K-Frame Spacers
- Alloy Fuel Rails
- Turbosmart Fuel Pressure Regulator
- Dick’s Electronics MAFless Tuned ECU
- CAE Hi-Torque Starter Motor

Exhaust:
- Pacemaker 5039 Extractors, collectors opened to 2.5"
- Twin 2.5" 200cpi Cats
- Twin 2.5" Mufflers
- Merge to single 3" before diff
- Single 3" Resonator

Gearbox:
- T56 6 Speed Manual
- ACE Clutch and conversion Flywheel
- Short Shifter
- Mal Wood Automotive T56-V6 Adaptor Plate
- Conversion tailshaft

Diff:
- BorgWarner M80
- Eaton Truetrac
- 3.73:1 Ratio Gears
- Nolathane Rear Diff Mount Insert

Power:
- 161.3rwkw (8/1/2012 - SummerNats 25) – stock engine
- 218.4rwkw (March 2013) - rebuilt engine, intercooled, running low boost, on run in tune

Brakes:
- VT front calipers and slotted rotors
- VS-VT Conversion Brake Lines
- VT Master Cylinder
- Race Brakes Sydney VT Master to VS Booster Adaptor

Suspension:
- Munroe GT Sport Shocks/Struts
- King Springs SSL Springs
- Rear 4-point camber kit

Wheels/Tyres:
- 18" VE SS
- 235/40/18 Achilles 123S Semi Slicks

Interior:
- Stock Calais
- Modified auto console to suit manual
- VY Indicator/Cruise Control Switch
- VY Wiper Switch w/ variable intermittent dwell
- Uniden UH015sx UHF radio mounted in centre console lid
- LED footwell lights

Sound System:
- Sony Headunit
- Alpine 4 channel amp
- Alpine monoblock amp
- Kicker 12" Sub
- Audio Development Front 6.5" Splits
- DNA Rear 3way coaxials

Other Mods:
- LED globes in rear lights, and front indicators and repeaters
- Philips +100% High/Low H4 globes
- Philips +80% High H3 globes
- Genuine foglights with Philips +80% H3 globes
- Colour Coded Bonnet Protector, with Supercharged badge
- Tinted Windows
- Chrome Illuminated Door Handles
- 80l Long Range Fuel Tank
- Hidden UHF antenna

Future Mods:
- Lightweight Rotor Pack
- LS1 Throttle Body and U-Bend
- E85 Tuned
- Engine Oil Cooler
- New seats and harness
- Coilovers

It is in pretty good nick, which is the main reason I bought it, body is as straight as a die, and has all the parts in it that I wanted to fit anyway - Power Windows, Climate Control, Level 3 Dash, Chrome Door Surrounds.






 
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HoldenManDan

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Sherbrook green metallic mate,thats the colour! Isnt your VR the same colour again lol?

Nice easy way to get all those luxuries you were after Brendan, good thinking!

Good move doing the MAT sensor while it's out, this'll go hand in hand nicely with a mafless tune!

Trim looks awesome too!

Keen to read more dude!
 

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well the L67 is in now, should be driveable tomorrow if I can get the exhaust hooked up ok. Otherwise it's a tilt tray ride into town for a full exhaust system.

Sherbrooke Green Metallic, thats it. VR 'was' that colour, but had been resprayed at some stage, was quite a dark green.

Yeah, for the $25 for the MAT sensor, and the $50 to get it drilled and tapped, along with the coolant temp sensor, it was hardly worth not doing it. All the wiring is there now too, all the way to the ECU. So hopefully it can all be put to good use soon.
 

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A single tone VS Calais! I have a single tone white VS Calais and I have never seen another one.. I approve :p
 

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well doesn't look like the exhaust y pipe will line up past the transmission crossmember. So its I've got to make the desision whether to get full exhaust done now, or just a twin cat y-pipe. I'll talk to the engineer and see whats going to be best for now cause i'm pretty sure i'm going to need to get an emmisions test done. So it might be a while before i can actually drive it
 

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well doesn't look like the exhaust y pipe will line up past the transmission crossmember. So its I've got to make the desision whether to get full exhaust done now, or just a twin cat y-pipe. I'll talk to the engineer and see whats going to be best for now cause i'm pretty sure i'm going to need to get an emmisions test done. So it might be a while before i can actually drive it
Why do you need to get an emissions test done?
 

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Why do you need to get an emissions test done?
not 100% sure, but going to need to get it engineered for the L67, brakes etc, so I'm not sure if I'll get sent for an emissions test or not. i'm hoping not.
 

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Car is on the road.

Got custom Y-pipe made up during the week.

Got a few little problems to sort out, passengers side extractor is knocking on the body in first and second gear when accelerating, and i've got a vibration coming from somewhere, possibly front left, seems to be road speed related.

Interior wise, need to sort out console, not happy with the stock manual surround, I want something classy again, looking at a S3 Stato centre console, looks like it will be easier to modify to make work.
Other than that it's running like a charm.

Put it on the dyno yesterday at a local dyno comp, 150-odd rwkw. pretty happy with that, considering it's only got an 87mm pulley, 1.9:1 rockers and a manual.
 
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