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'97 Caprice SHYGMH

Discussion in 'VR - VS' started by Jecs, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. Jecs

    Jecs PAVTEK Race Engines Staff Member

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    Name:
    Occy
    Model:
    '97 VS SII Caprice
    Plates:
    SHYGMH
    Colour:
    White Over Metallic Silver
    Bodykit:
    SIII Front Extension
    Engine Type:
    - Factory V6 Ecotec
    - Converted to a Stroked 355 5.8lt
    Engine Mods:
    Fully Built Pavtek 355 Stroker Motor

    Manifold:
    - Injection Perfection ITB
    - 50mm IDA Injection Perfection Throttle Bodies
    - HPC Coated
    - 8x50mm Ram Tubes (4x150mm - 4x220mm Staggered Ram Tubes)

    Motor:
    - VT 5.0 Litre V8 engine
    - Harrop 355ci 5.8L Stroker Crankshaft
    - Crane 286 Cam
    - ACL Larry Perkins Flat Top Pistons
    - Hot tanked, R & R Cam bearings
    - Line hone main tunnels
    - 2 Bolt Main Stud Kit, Bore & Torque plate Hone
    - Deck Block to Square
    - 9.8:1 Compression Ratio
    - Romac Steel Balancer
    - Moly Rings
    - BMC Panel Filter
    - Groove Lifter Bores
    - VS HSV GTS 24lb 775 Injectors (Sonic Injection Reco)
    - ICE 9mm Leads
    - Irdium Spark Plugs
    - Rollmaster Double Row Timing Chain Kit
    - Custom Memcal Tuned By Electronic Automotive

    Other:
    - Tuff Stuff Chrome 100amp Alternator
    - Dual Gilmer Belt Set Up (balancer, alternator & power steering pulleys)
    - Billet CSR Elec Water Pump
    - Billet Alternator Bracket
    - Billet Power Steering Bracket
    - IPR Catch Can
    - IPR Over Flow Catch Can

    - Top/ Bottom Radiator Hoses
    - Colder Thermostat
    - Oil Sensor
    - Temp Sensor
    - Temp Sender
    - Ignition Coil
    - Engine Mounts
    - Jaylec High Torque Starter Motor
    - Motul 4100 Power 15W-50


    Power:
    V6: 99kw @ The Wheels
    355 W/ Standard Manifold: 206.7kw @ The Wheels, 690Nm @ The Wheels
    355 W/ New Manifold: 250kw @ The Wheels, 880Nm @ The Wheels

    Fuel:
    High Volume Walbro In-Tank Fuel Pump
    Custom Billet Fuel Rails and SpeedFlow Fittings

    Exhaust:
    - Pacemaker Extractors
    - Twin 2 1/2" pipes
    - Twin Cats
    - Cross-Over section
    - Balance Pipe
    - Twin Short, Straight thru mufflers
    - Twin 2 1/2" pipes
    - Into Twin Rear Resonators

    Gearbox:
    Fully Manulised Built/Strengthened T700 VN Auto
    TCE 3500 Hi Stall Converter No Lock Up
    Heavy Duty PWR Transcooler

    Diff:
    Rebuild LSD Tighten
    4.1:1 Fine Cut Gears
    New Bearings

    Brakes:
    DBA Slotted Fronts - Stealth Pads
    DBA Rear - Stealth Pads

    Wheels:
    Set 1: Polished 16" VS Caprice Rims
    Set 2: Simmon RV20's White Centre
    Set 3: VY Senator Signatures (Genuine)

    Suspension:
    Front: King Spring V6 ultra low
    Rear: Peddars Live Axel

    Interior:
    - Factory Grey Leather
    - Autometer Monster Tach
    - Autometer Air/Fuel Gauge
    - Autometer Oil Pressure
    - Autometer Water Temp

    Other Mods:
    - B&M Quick Silver Shifter

    Stereo:
    - Pioneer LCD DVD H/U
    - 15" MTX Sub

    Future Mods:
    - Smooth Bay
    - Hiding Wiring

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  2. EvoVIIIJDM

    EvoVIIIJDM Got Evo?

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    incredible. More pics asap.
     
  3. Emackulation

    Emackulation Banned

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    Looks awesome, good to see you changed it from the V6 to the V8.
     
  4. Cobez

    Cobez LS-EXUAL

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    You finally posted your car. Damn i love this thing. Caprice's and Stato's (VS) look as tough as guts sitting down with big wheels.

    The white and the sigs go so well together. Very nice man!!
     
  5. AirStrike

    AirStrike Administrator Staff Member

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    Nice car mate.........don't understand how you can spend all that money on the engine to then drive on chopped live axle springs and classs gutted cats as a future mod:whistling
     
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    XTC16 Certified Wise

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    That's bloody tuff mate, well done.
     
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    love the stance on the sigs
    looks tuff as mate!!
     
  8. Joey_21

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    nice doesnt it feel rough on the road with the cut springs do u even attempt 2 go over speed bumps lol looks tough though
     
  9. Jecs

    Jecs PAVTEK Race Engines Staff Member

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    haha, motor or car?

    cheer mate. didnt want to spend any money on a six, but didnt want to part with a car which ive had for so long.

    hahaha yeap. thanks man.

    lol. ive been through alot of springs (thank you repco and your staff prices :whistling) but always wanted to go lower. the car doesnt see the roads everyday so id rather it have a tuff stance. plus i live in geelong, home to cut springs. yeah, i said no to high flow cats when my mate blew out boths of his on a stock 5lt (not even 6 months old). plus i couldnt justify the price for them. plus im a tight ass.
     
  10. EvoVIIIJDM

    EvoVIIIJDM Got Evo?

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    more pics in general man, in the bay, other shots. You cant just give us a taste, its cruel.
     
  11. shwarno

    shwarno Shwarnostics!

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    hey that thing looks sicK deffenetly a tuff ride its better then all the commodores out there driving around with "rick kelly's" racing wing. neat.low and loud thats ur car in three words and about the high flow cats u mentioned i had one in my ute 2.5" on my v6 ecotec and i blew it on a dyno run and mines only 150rwkw. cheers mate update with pics when u've got some :thumbsup:
     
  12. Grennan

    Grennan Slayer of Stupid Threads

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    I think i saw your car today, were you at the burwood highway/stud road intersection this morning around... i spose it was after 11. I didnt recognise the car but im pretty sure the plates were SHYGMH, didnt get a real good look as i was turning right.

    **EDIT** just saw your from Geelong... i doubt it was you then... mustve misread the plates.
     
  13. Jecs

    Jecs PAVTEK Race Engines Staff Member

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    i know what you mean. i hate these VY kitted, 16" chrome riding, sittin higher than a 4wd VS's gettin around. id rather just lower it and put acclaim hub caps on. 150 rwkw ecotec is very impressive! the amount of money you spend gettin high flows your better off puttin a straight through pipe in the standard one.

    lol unless someone put holes in my floor pan like the flintstones, cause my car has no engine in it :whistling
     
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  14. Cobez

    Cobez LS-EXUAL

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    Engine is looking very nice mate!!
     
  15. Emackulation

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    How come your dyno readout only says 177rwhp...thats not 150rwkw...Also, the sheet dosnt even say what car or anything, could be anyones you've found lol.
     
  16. Jecs

    Jecs PAVTEK Race Engines Staff Member

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    anyone no what the go is with re-stampin an engine? the engine builders grounded the orginal one off.
     
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    Cobez LS-EXUAL

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    Why on earth did they do that??
     
  18. minux

    minux Infidel Bear

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    If he blew out cats then they were obviously blocked to begin with. No way in hell a stock 165 kw 5.0 litre will do anything to a set of steel 3" cats.
    I suppose if you get emission tested you will be happy to pay the upward 100k fine and 2 year jail time? Hardly worth the $600 you would pay for 2 very good cats.
    As for the cut springs....put Airbags in for the love of god. I do not really want to hear about a statesman hitting a tree at 100 km/h because a rear spring shattered due to dodgy workmanship.

    Car is looking good though, you just need to unhitch that invisible caravan your towing.
     
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    Isn't that illegal in a road registered car lol?
     
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    Cobez LS-EXUAL

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    But i gotta say, the invisible caravan look on the good ol' VS style stato's makes the rear end's look tough. They look awesome sitting low. Give them a mean stance. Mister plod in my area doesn't seem to like them though i tell ya.
     

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