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Gilbs' custom VS

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Cammed Ecotec beast

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, [email protected] 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
Stock

Current graph after all mods

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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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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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?
 

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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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Thats a nice looking VS. I love it!
 

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The VS is looking good gilbs.
 

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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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