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MEESEN's VY

MEESEN

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MEESEN's 2003 VY Exec

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

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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.
 

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

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

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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)
 
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K-BAGZ

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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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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.
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 :)

Your wastegates are 44mm ;)
Good pickup i couldn't remember haha
 
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