- Jan 17, 2010
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Some good info. Last time I seriously looked into all this was 2004. Car has pretty much been in storage since 2008. It is now registered and running.Good thing about crappy vp brakes is they make car scarier than it should be...'cos you're never sure it will stop properly if you try to go fast haha.
Vortech kit from Capa was built for stock cars to retain p/steer & air con....just got to grind bit of alternator & add drain to sump or can send them your dipstick tube to modify but known to eventually leak.
All of the factory airboxes proven to be restrictive even hsv items...even mace item although it's got more volume & way larger opening which makes it better.
Add pacemakers & 100-200cell metal cats if haven't got them already....mace airbox & Ace Performance memcal tune which should be decent improvement to get most out of 3.7 gears & 4l60e mods.
Trans might only have synchroniser kit or maybe already got transgo shift kit,boost valve & corvette servo....if it's got latter trans mods you'd know 'cos be heaps of fun in rain & in the dry that 1st to 2nd rear end steps out at full throttle lol
Yep already do haha, it hasn't been the most reliable car back when I dailied it, been on a tow truck plenty of times.......Yeah well better make sure you have full roadside assist with unlimited tow, if you plan to hope for the best. Then need to make sure you have a spare car to drive while you wait six months to have your trans or diff rebuilt.
Yeah weekend car. Lucky to do 1,000km a year.If I'm not mistaken OP said it was a weekend car.....
That's one factor I can discount - the missus won't go near this thing, hates itSo a nice trip with the wife and the old bus breaks down, awesome. Still means two flatbeds, one when it breaks and another in six months time when your wait to get your car in for driveline repairs is up.....
Suppose it depends where you live and who your family/mates are.
I've always had 2 or more vehicles since about '05, so if anything brakes I can nurse it home or get someone to help. I think it's 10+ years since my last roadside assistance tow.
I kind of have done it as Shane says. But just be aware of everything, show sympathy to the mechanicals, and if diff makes a noise, or trans or brakes, then they go to the top of the list for inspection/upgrade etc.
That's one factor I can discount - the missus won't go near this thing, hates it