Just Commodores Forum Community

It takes just a moment to join our fantastic community

Register

||| hi_ryder's VP Calais LS1

Discussion in 'Projects' started by hi_ryder, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. EYY

    EYY Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,636
    Likes Received:
    841
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    Location:
    Vic
    Members Ride:
    VS Statesman
    Yeah man, that's the one I saw, very clean for a daily vp. I've recently started working in the area, and found an engine to buy on the way home from work so had a 308 in pieces in the boot of the stato at that stage haha.

    Nice work too, 12kg's has to make you feel pretty good
     
  2. Mr vq stato

    Mr vq stato New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2017
    Location:
    sa
    Members Ride:
    vq statesman
    Hi just ordered a V8 T5 for my VP can anyone tell me what a spread leg bell housing pattern is is it the normal V8 pattern
     
  3. hi_ryder

    hi_ryder Donating Member

    Messages:
    3,348
    Likes Received:
    103
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Location:
    Pascoe Vale South, MEL
    Members Ride:
    vp calais ls1, vp berlina 3.8L
    yeah im running after work every 2 days. been 5 months or so since i started. i can do 5km in 25.5 mins and 8km in 45mins now. i couldnt run 2 mins on day 1 lol. was a rude awakening... you putting in another 308? or converting to something else? also my daily got some old wheels with new paint on them. got sick of looking at those vp calais wheels. theyre just stockies 15x6 i had laying around.
     

    Attached Files:

  4. hi_ryder

    hi_ryder Donating Member

    Messages:
    3,348
    Likes Received:
    103
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Location:
    Pascoe Vale South, MEL
    Members Ride:
    vp calais ls1, vp berlina 3.8L
    special delivery, roped my neighbors into picking up the engine for me. gave it a final wash, pulled the flex plate off and fitted the new rear main seal. gave the balancer a lick of paint. sifting through the crs instructions trying to make sense of the starter relocation and spacers and such.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    VS 5.0 likes this.
  5. Sandman

    Sandman Challenge Accepted

    Messages:
    1,154
    Likes Received:
    213
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2013
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Members Ride:
    HQ VC VZ
    Its getting there. Good to see its progressing still.
     
    hi_ryder likes this.
  6. hi_ryder

    hi_ryder Donating Member

    Messages:
    3,348
    Likes Received:
    103
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Location:
    Pascoe Vale South, MEL
    Members Ride:
    vp calais ls1, vp berlina 3.8L
    new drive belt, tensioner, and alternator idler pulley.
    [​IMG]
    the castlemaine kit came with some genuine gm flexplate bolts. theyre meant to be torqued down in 3 passes. 15lb, 37lb, 75lb (20nm, 50nm, 100nm) in a crisscross pattern. i didnt even get past the first round of torquing and the heads for the bolts ere rounding off. i even bought a 6 sided 15mm socket piece instead of using the 12 pointed one in my tool chest. the bolts were like fkn play-doh. i binned them and ordered these. bought them from the states for half the price they go for here. as usual...
    [​IMG]
    grabbed a new ps res to pump hose as well. every place i went didnt stock it, told me they had to order it in. fk it just ebayed it...
    [​IMG]
     
    Trayner, stockies and VS 5.0 like this.
  7. stockies

    stockies Bannana

    Messages:
    1,011
    Likes Received:
    49
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Location:
    S/E Suburbs
    Members Ride:
    G6E Turbo
    Yessssss
    I love seeing updates in this thread.
     
    hi_ryder likes this.
  8. Sabbath'

    Sabbath' Redblock Jesus

    Messages:
    6,070
    Likes Received:
    918
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2006
    Location:
    Vic
    Members Ride:
    80 Series// MK5 GTi//
    Just saying....LS7 swap. By the time this is on the road they'll be dirt cheap :p
     
    Pub247 and Braden like this.
  9. hi_ryder

    hi_ryder Donating Member

    Messages:
    3,348
    Likes Received:
    103
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Location:
    Pascoe Vale South, MEL
    Members Ride:
    vp calais ls1, vp berlina 3.8L
    Hey pipe down over there, I'm still chipping away at it. Not trying to sell mine like someone who shall remain nameless. Quitting is for quitters...
     
    Drawnnite, EYY, Pub247 and 2 others like this.
  10. Sabbath'

    Sabbath' Redblock Jesus

    Messages:
    6,070
    Likes Received:
    918
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2006
    Location:
    Vic
    Members Ride:
    80 Series// MK5 GTi//
    Wanna buy another project? :p
     
  11. hi_ryder

    hi_ryder Donating Member

    Messages:
    3,348
    Likes Received:
    103
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Location:
    Pascoe Vale South, MEL
    Members Ride:
    vp calais ls1, vp berlina 3.8L
    got any bites yet?
     
  12. Sabbath'

    Sabbath' Redblock Jesus

    Messages:
    6,070
    Likes Received:
    918
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2006
    Location:
    Vic
    Members Ride:
    80 Series// MK5 GTi//
    Few time wasters but nothing solid.
    Was looking at it today and thinking i might just do the cab swap and then see how i feel about selling it. Tbh, need the cash more than the car right now.
     
  13. hi_ryder

    hi_ryder Donating Member

    Messages:
    3,348
    Likes Received:
    103
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Location:
    Pascoe Vale South, MEL
    Members Ride:
    vp calais ls1, vp berlina 3.8L
    accessories bolted up. still need to mount the ac compressor.
    [​IMG]
    sit it on to mark the bell housing cut.
    [​IMG]
    make a scratch
    [​IMG]
    the measurements and the pictures they supply in the instructions dont really go together. it marks the outer circle of the adapter hole which is 40 something mm. but they want a cut 35mm wide. i made it to about 40mm wide and 30mm deep.
    [​IMG]
    took it apart again and shaved some more off the top section. good to go.
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2017
    Trayner, EYY and ephect like this.
  14. hi_ryder

    hi_ryder Donating Member

    Messages:
    3,348
    Likes Received:
    103
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Location:
    Pascoe Vale South, MEL
    Members Ride:
    vp calais ls1, vp berlina 3.8L
    the old pump head
    [​IMG]
    the new one
    [​IMG]
    some knob jockey cut the clutch wire real short. extended it with a little help from my wiring loom ball.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    fixed... i think
    [​IMG]
    final bolt down of the starter
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    some new oil senders and crs conversion adapter
    [​IMG]
    gave the ac brackets a lick
    [​IMG]
    what are these? this is the alan grove kit i bought from the states. comes with everything, even a drive belt.
    [​IMG]
    the belt for future reference....
    [​IMG]
    all together, looks pretty good imo. i hope the people hooking up the ac system for me dont tell me to fk off lol.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    did some funky bends in the dipstick tube. it was hard up against one of the ac hookups. hope it all works out. sat the extractors on this side to make sure it still clears, we're good to go. the stick has a little trouble getting back down the tube, but theres no oil in it either. think when the system is wet again should be fine. fingers crossed. worst case ill have to figure something else out.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Trayner and stockies like this.
  15. hi_ryder

    hi_ryder Donating Member

    Messages:
    3,348
    Likes Received:
    103
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Location:
    Pascoe Vale South, MEL
    Members Ride:
    vp calais ls1, vp berlina 3.8L
    modified the original plastic starter cover. used some 2k heat set plastic repair stuff. used some grease paper as a backing to cream over the starter hole. then taped a cardboard channel on the back to make side extension. gave it a lick of 2k matt black, looks glossy but will dull off a little after it bakes. this fusor 100ez **** is crazy strong, sticks like you wouldnt believe. it can take high temperatures too. will be interesting to see how long it lasts. whacked a self tapper in there as theres no starter motor to hold it in place. someone should just cast a custom bellhousing for this conversion already. use a stock style starter for the other side, no stupid adapters, spacers and all that crap.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    love these mini PPS liners for small jobs. perfect for when you forget to paint a door handle or mirror cover. which pretty much happens to every car i paint...
    [​IMG]
     
    EYY likes this.
  16. hi_ryder

    hi_ryder Donating Member

    Messages:
    3,348
    Likes Received:
    103
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Location:
    Pascoe Vale South, MEL
    Members Ride:
    vp calais ls1, vp berlina 3.8L
    got all the parts off it and gave it a wash. should paint the engine bay but cbf, thats all its getting.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    stockies, VS_Pete and VS 5.0 like this.
  17. stockies

    stockies Bannana

    Messages:
    1,011
    Likes Received:
    49
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Location:
    S/E Suburbs
    Members Ride:
    G6E Turbo
    Is a spray painter by trade, rips engine out - but won't paint bay.....

    C'mon man, don't be lazy - or you'll kick yourself for not doing it now later on!

    But in all fairness, that bay is in really good nick.
     
  18. thatotherguy94

    thatotherguy94 Member

    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    24
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2011
    Location:
    adelaide
    Members Ride:
    VS Acclaim, VS II Calais, HQ Premier
    I agree with stockies, I regret not painting my engine bay while I had the engine out...
    Been watching for ages but good to see this finally come together
     
    stockies and VS_Pete like this.
  19. hi_ryder

    hi_ryder Donating Member

    Messages:
    3,348
    Likes Received:
    103
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Location:
    Pascoe Vale South, MEL
    Members Ride:
    vp calais ls1, vp berlina 3.8L
    i hear you both of you on that. im always toiling over other peoples paintwork, last thing i want to do is come home and look at spending another 10 hours on this engine bay lol. i should just piss a little color in here and there where its missing though. touch up some scratches and that. i havent touched the car since i washed the engine bay, took the last couple of weekends to just chill out and enjoy doing nothing. ill get back into it soon. im going to start installing the engine loom to the engine, and prep some more stuff in the engine bay. delete that center console wire that hangs under the trans tunnel. stuff like that.
     
  20. hi_ryder

    hi_ryder Donating Member

    Messages:
    3,348
    Likes Received:
    103
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Location:
    Pascoe Vale South, MEL
    Members Ride:
    vp calais ls1, vp berlina 3.8L
    in other news, photobucket is no longer hosting 3rd party photos unless you pay their premium service. no problem, they only charge $400 a year for that lol. looks like im going to have to figure something else out here. not sure i want to edit all the posts with new links. they did all this with no warning too btw.
     

Share This Page