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Discussion in 'VR - VS' started by GTP 85, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. GTP 85

    GTP 85 291 hp @ the wheels

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    Name: Gilbert
    Model: '97 VS II
    Colour: Now Silver Ice metallic
    Bodykit: full VS Senator kit, genuine Senator grille and sideskirts
    Engine Type: Ecotec V6 3.8
    Engine Mods: Rebuilt bottom end ACL race bearings & rings, os flat tops flycut, balanced (approx 10.5:1 comp) rebuilt heads 90 thou off, ported/ polished, recut seats, k-line guides, 1.8 YT Ultra-lite Rockers, YT Cromoly pushrods, 23x@050 Tighe Engineering camshaft (not off the shelf), disabled balance shaft gear, Crow valve springs, moly locks and retainers, rollmaster timing chain kit, enclosed pod CAI, K&N filter, SC6 36lb injectors, ported & modified AFM & throttlebody match ported to plenum, ported intake manifold, plenum spacer
    Gearbox: T5 manual, Exedy HD clutch kit, billet lightened flywheel
    Other mods:
    - Comprehensive Kalmaker dyno tune
    - Large power steering cooler
    - Full alloy radiator
    - Walbro GSS342 fuel pump
    - Xenon HID 6000k head light conversion
    - Relocated coils
    - Deleted Air cond compressor
    - Adjustable progressive shift light
    - OMP 4 point racing harnesses
    - Autometer Air/ Fuel gauge
    - Digital oil pressure/ volt gauge
    - B&M launch control solenoid “line locker”
    - Lots of polished engine bay stuff
    Power: 291rwhp (217rwkw)

    Performance: 13.03 @ 103mph, Heathcote Raceway LSX Nationals 2011
    Exhaust: Pacemaker extractors, twin 2.5" pipes, twin venom metal cats, 1.5" balance pipe, twin 2.5" hotdogs, dump pipes at the diff
    Diff: built 3.89:1 Spooled
    Brakes: VT front brake upgrade- slotted rotors, calipers, booster master cyl. slotted rotors all round
    Suspension: Bilstein shocks pedders SL springs up front, Bilstein shocks rear, Pedders SSL touring springs in rear, front and rear Whiteline swaybars f&r and strut brace, adjustable panhard bar
    Wheels/Tyres: 19x 8 VE SSV in black for the street. VY SS 18x8 with Dunlop Direzza 02G semi slicks for the track
    Interior: HSV Senator door cards, 2 fixed back racing buckets, crap Clarion IPod deck... Much prefer the sound of the cammy 6 :p
    Build Period:approx 9 years from STOCK standard
    Cost: Approx 15k +, including car
    Future mods: Remote oil filter and oil cooler kit, construct an all new intake manifold/tb system

    This car has been my major project over the past 9 odd years. I havent had a huge budget so saving cash where i could was essential! Hence i learned how to turn the spanners myself with THIS VERY CAR!
    The last few years have seen all the mods (as listed in specs), with 80% of the workmanship done by me, that's: another engine replacement, T5 gearbox. The only part i choose not to touch is the diff! let the experts do that lol
    For those you cbf reading through the thread... My car used to be a bright metallic blue colour, but I have since put all my running gear into a Silver chassis that was in much better condition!!

    Let me know what you guys think.. all comments will be taken aboard!!
    THANKS

    GILBS


    Here's a video of it idling **Click the link**
    http://s106.photobucket.com/albums/m266/REV-231/CAR/?action=view&current=DSCN0145.mp4
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    Current graph after all mods
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    We all love some skids!! Click the link
    http://s106.photobucket.com/albums/m266/REV-231/CAR/?action=view&current=04122010163.mp4

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  2. Alan Shore

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    Lookin good. Smooth...clean...simplistic. Any chance of some pics of the engine bay and the interior? Was it a Berlina to start with?
     
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    JSTPOZN S.A. The Defect State

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    looks sweet as man..


    Blended SS Kit????????

    Rims suit it nicely specially in that colour

    What are the future plans and who did the engine work?
     
  4. GTP 85

    GTP 85 291 hp @ the wheels

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    ALAN: Its originally just a VS II Exec. But i got a hold of Berlina chrome strips and rear seat. I'll get sum engine photos up soon

    JSTPOZN: Yea i had a VS SS kit that i blended into the bumpers. (will change 1st post, thanx!) but now its got VT front and VS GTS replica sides and rear. Theres only 1 future plan left to do! Manual 'box, then it will be time to move on :)
     
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    Cars looking good mate you need to get some more pics up :thumbsup:
     
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    Thats a nice looking VS. I love it!
     
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    The VS is looking good gilbs.
     
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    car looks good. seen it parked at the local shops a few times.
     
  9. JSTPOZN

    JSTPOZN S.A. The Defect State

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    Yeah i seen it on a certain car cruise a while ago went over to it to have a chat but didnt see ya anywhere near..

    Got pics of it with the SS kit ?

    Manual :D :D :D

    What would be next or take it as it comes
     
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    Ahh you sonuva... Sunroof! I wish I had a sunroof :(

    Sweet car mate :yeah:
     
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    Looking good mate and happy birthday too. :w00t:
     
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    CALAIS 6 snowballing

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    looks awesome dude had a suss at it on few cruises iv seen it very clean and sun rooof haha very jealous
     
  13. GTP 85

    GTP 85 291 hp @ the wheels

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    Yeah, everyone LOVES the sunroof definitely. Even the mates who reckon "It's only a Commodore" like to hang out the roof in the hot weather lol.

    JSTPOZN- Most of the engine mods. were just basic (in my opinion) so i did them myself. I've got one mate whos a tool maker and owns a machine shop and another mate who a Subaru specialist (he has hoist and all tools etc) so i guess that helps a fair bit! As they say, Its not what you know..Its who you know :yeah:
     
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    JSTPOZN S.A. The Defect State

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    ha yeah that is so true...

    Im bringing my car down there haha whats the address im leaving now

    nothing beats hangin out the sun roof
     
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    Looks good. Tough colour combination. I was checking you posted dyno sheet and noticed it was done in third. Is your dyno operator aware that a power run should be done in 4th on a manual box as it's a 1/1 ratio and will give the most accurate reading. If this is the case I would suggest getting it done again as he may have led you to believe your making more power than you are. I'm not saying your not but it might be worth looking into. More pics would be good too.
     
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    done any time in ur car man?? ie 0-100 or quatermile?? saw u have 140 rwkws pretty impressive
     
  17. GTP 85

    GTP 85 291 hp @ the wheels

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    Well hello again! was just browsing thru a few forum members cars when i spotted my old thread!! lol Looks as if its been just over a year since i was here last! lmao

    So i guess its time for an update!

    There has been HEAPS of improvements in the last 12 months i.e. replaced engine, manual conversion etc, etc...

    Anyway... i have given my very 1st post a major revamp with up to date specs. and pics! so have a look, enjoy, and please leave some feedback!

    Gilbs:D
     
  18. GTP 85

    GTP 85 291 hp @ the wheels

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    Latest dyno run is done in 4th gear mate. pic is in 1st post :thumbsup:

    nah.. i dont trust the accuracy of them plug in speed/ power/ measuring thingos.. so i dont know how quick she is?? To be honest, i think she felt quicker auto and with much less power, but that could be the illusion of a fully built auto trans lol

    A mate of mine with a quick commodore reckons mid 14s are a given from my current combo.. me? i dont really care haha as long as i can throttle steer it in a corner, im happy! and i can :D
     
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    It's all in the first post mate.

    Gilbs, the car is looking good mate and goes even better with the current set up. Would be good to get A.I.R open to run some times. Oh well maybe one day.
     

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