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Discussion in 'VY - VZ - WK - WL - V2' started by MEESEN, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. MEESEN

    MEESEN "SOON"

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    Hey guys, Been awhile so thought id start from scratch..here's my now to be weekender, ETA of Feb 2015,
    Mind you i do pretty much all the work myself so time is always a killer
    Hope you enjoy!

    Before:
    Colour: Vespers Blue
    Engine: 3.8L Ecotec (180xxxks)
    Gearbox: 4 Speed Auto
    Diff: 3.07 Open
    Fuel: Std
    Exhaust: Single 2.5" std too center, straight through rear

    Model: VY Executive
    Year: 2003

    Odometer:
    Purchased at 120,xxxkms, LS1 conversion at 110,xxxkms, Complete Top end rebuild at 25/1/2016

    Paint:
    Porche Segel Blue - courtesy of Mirror finish Panel and Paint
    Shaved engine bay
    Shaved pwr antenna
    Vy SS Bar, plastic welded teardrops out
    Vy HBD Skirts
    VY SS Rear Bar
    VZ HSV Rear numberplate garnish

    Wheels:
    IDK

    Engine:
    LS1 5.7L
    241 Heads (MLS refinished)
    ARP Head studs & fasteners
    LS9 Head Gasket
    Morel 5290 lifters
    Lunati Voodoo Double valve springs
    Pushrods (TO BE SPEC'd)
    Lil Johns Motorsport Turbo Stage II Cam 226/235 .605"/.610" 114+5
    Single row RollMaster
    Mellings 249 Oil pump
    Underdrive pulley
    All new pulleys

    Fuel:
    Twin Walbro 450 LPH Pumps
    Custom 2.2L Multi pump surge tank
    1/2" Feed fuel line
    Holley fuel rails
    Holley fuel pressure regulator
    60Lb Siemens deka injectors

    Trans:
    Automatic 4L80e
    Jake's performance Rebuilt 800Hp+ rated
    Billet input shaft
    Circle D 258mm single disk 3000 Stall
    Trans cooler (xxx-xxx)

    Tailshaft:
    Custom length 2 piece with no donuts or single piece (yet to be made)

    Diff:
    3.7
    Eaton Tru Trac
    Harrop mount/sump

    Exhaust:
    Steam Pipe Header: 1.57” Collector: 1.57” Down pipe 2.5”
    HM Twin 3” with X-pipe

    ·Turbo:
    2X Borg Warner S366s
    2x Tial F44 44mm Wastegates
    eBoost2
    Intercooler (xxx-xxx)

    Brakes:
    ABS Relocation
    DBA 5000 Series fronts
    4 Pot Fronts

    Suspension:
    KYB Shortened Struts
    Whiteline sway bar
    Whiteline Strut brace
    King SSL Rear
    King Sl Fronts
    Super pro bush complete front end

    Interior:
    WK Statesman Leather - Ivory
    Carpet - New
    Custom Dash
    Custom Dash lighting
    9.7" Touch Screen

    Audio:
    H800 + C800
    1X Alpine M12
    2X Alpine F6
    Focal Utopia 6.5" Woofers
    Vifa Mids
    Scan speak Tweeter or Focal Beryllium (to decide)
    2X Audison AV12 12"

    Car PC:
    M4 ATX Power Supply 250 Watts
    Mini ITX
    Intel SSD 128Gb
    Wifi
    Telstra 4G Wireless


    Other Stuffs:
    Battery Relocation
    Full River HC65
    Engine bay wiring Relocation
    Sunroof Install
    VZ full electrics

    Photos to come, if you want to see anything in particular let me know (y)

    Future:
    Custom VY/Vz Headlights
    Mount Mids (Similar too Showbags)

    Before:
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  2. nathanVY

    nathanVY such boost

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  3. Trayner

    Trayner Fresh prince of Pakky

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    NU13 Well-Known Member

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    Wow a twin turbo LS1! What sort or torque and HP is this beast putting out?
     
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    Sandman Challenge Accepted

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    Looks amazing so far mate, are you having it engineered for the LS1 swap?
     
  6. MEESEN

    MEESEN "SOON"

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    Thanks guys,

    Sandman, no need VY S1 came out with LS1 so just had vicroads change it over,

    NU13, Haven't had it on the dyno yet, mid Feb is my deadline, just have too finish the dump pipes then i can get it running again.
     
  7. MEESEN

    MEESEN "SOON"

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    Kframe powdercoated, new bushes, ball joints, Heavy Duty links and Whiteline Sway bar,

    [​IMG]
     
  8. showbags

    showbags SENIOR EL'BAGO

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    That's some nice paint on your screen surround. Must've been a top bloke that did that.
     
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    nathanVY such boost

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    showbags SENIOR EL'BAGO

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    moah updates and pics required. I KNOW THERE'S UPDATES MEESEN!
     
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    nathanVY such boost

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    nathanVY such boost

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    Must be something with all you Geelong folk, post 1 teaser with no info and then bugger off again :p
     
  14. Trayner

    Trayner Fresh prince of Pakky

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    And they put the number plate in the wrong spot
     
  15. MEESEN

    MEESEN "SOON"

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    Hey guys,

    Slow progress but getting there,

    As you know its a TT LS1 build but here is moarrr info


    Model: VY Executive
    Year: 2003

    Odometer:
    Purchased at 120,xxxkms, LS1 conversion at 110,xxxkms, Complete Top end rebuild at 25/1/2016

    Paint:
    Porche Segel Blue - courtesy of Mirror finish Panel and Paint
    Shaved engine bay
    Shaved pwr antenna
    Vy SS Bar, plastic welded teardrops out
    Vy HBD Skirts
    VY SS Rear Bar
    VZ HSV Rear numberplate garnish

    Wheels:
    IDK

    Engine:
    LS1 5.7L
    241 Heads (MLS refinished)
    ARP Head studs & fasteners
    LS9 Head Gasket
    Morel 5290 lifters
    Lunati Voodoo Double valve springs
    Pushrods (TO BE SPEC'd)
    Lil Johns Motorsport Turbo Stage II Cam 226/235 .605"/.610" 114+5
    Single row RollMaster
    Mellings 249 Oil pump
    Underdrive pulley
    All new pulleys

    Fuel:
    Twin Walbro 450 LPH Pumps
    Custom 2.2L Multi pump surge tank
    1/2" Feed fuel line
    Holley fuel rails
    Holley fuel pressure regulator
    60Lb Siemens deka injectors

    Trans:
    Automatic 4L80e
    Jake's performance Rebuilt 800Hp+ rated
    Billet input shaft
    Circle D 258mm single disk 3000 Stall
    Trans cooler (xxx-xxx)

    Tailshaft:
    Custom length 2 piece with no donuts or single piece (yet to be made)

    Diff:
    3.7
    Eaton Tru Trac
    Harrop mount/sump

    Exhaust:
    Steam Pipe Header: 1.57” Collector: 1.57” Down pipe 2.5”
    HM Twin 3” with X-pipe

    ·Turbo:
    2X Borg Warner S366s
    2x Tial F44 44mm Wastegates
    eBoost2
    Intercooler (xxx-xxx)

    Brakes:
    ABS Relocation
    DBA 5000 Series fronts
    4 Pot Fronts

    Suspension:
    KYB Shortened Struts
    Whiteline sway bar
    Whiteline Strut brace
    King SSL Rear
    King Sl Fronts
    Super pro bush complete front end

    Interior:
    WK Statesman Leather - Ivory
    Carpet - New
    Custom Dash
    Custom Dash lighting
    9.7" Touch Screen

    Audio:
    H800 + C800
    1X Alpine M12
    2X Alpine F6
    Focal Utopia 6.5" Woofers
    Vifa Mids
    Scan speak Tweeter or Focal Beryllium (to decide)
    2X Audison AV12 12"

    Car PC:
    M4 ATX Power Supply 250 Watts
    Mini ITX
    Intel SSD 128Gb
    Wifi
    Telstra 4G Wireless


    Other Stuffs:
    Battery Relocation
    Full River HC65
    Engine bay wiring Relocation
    Sunroof Install
    VZ full electrics

    Photos to come, if you want to see anything in particular let me know (y)
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2016
  16. K-BAGZ

    K-BAGZ De Plane! De Plane!

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    Do you plan on keying or pinning the crank balancer yet? I know the Powerbond underdrives have a key drive machined into the hub. Not too sure about the ATI super dampers though.

    I only say this because the balancer is press fit/interference fit on the crankshaft, high loads can cause the balancer to spin on the crank. And you don't want that. Mine came loose on my NA LS2 last year. Lucky I caught it before it caused significant damage, as it only tore two ribs off the main belt and flicked the AC belt off. For the price of a keyway or pin kit, it's worth it considering the possible damage the balancer could do flying off. You can even do both (key and pin), but mostly from what I've read, pinning all the way through the balancer and crank works the best. I've read also that some chose to pin from the front too.

    Though, when my balancer came loose, I got a genuine GM crank bolt, genuine GM main and AC belt tensioners, Nuline pulley kit and Goodyear Gatorback belts. I did order a front pin kit, but my balancer hasn't come loose again since.

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  17. nathanVY

    nathanVY such boost

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  18. MEESEN

    MEESEN "SOON"

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    No plans, as its turbo charged and not supercharged there shouldn't be any more stress on the balancer, Unlucky that your LS2 Slipped but i could only get this on by heading it up and winding it on with a threaded rod and washers,

    Will defiantly keep an eye on it though :)

    Good pickup i couldn't remember haha
     
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    Still "soon"
     

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