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My 1986 VK first registered in 1987

Discussion in 'VB - VC - VH - VK' started by Holdenman, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. Holdenman

    Holdenman Modified

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    I have a one of the later ones I guess as it was a 1986 Model that was Registered in January 1987.

    I was looking for this version for a while and I am happy with my purchase.
    I need to take some decent pics, hopefully this weekend.
    Specs:
    3.3 Carby Engine
    Engine - Stock as a rock
    17x45x235 ROH Mags
    King Springs and KYB Gas-a-just shocks rear
    Unknown front

    Plans:
    A few mild performance enhancements and a W55 box upgrade.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Looks pretty good to me
     
  3. Holdenman

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    I thought I better resurrect this as I have kicked myself in the arse and started accumulating some goodies after the old engine was running worse at low revs. I found out the reason which I thought was a burnt valve turned out to be a vary bent pushrod, The engine was always a bit off-beat but lately it was alot worse.

    So Far I have:
    Yella Terra Alloy head - it needs a bit of work and i will lose a bit of compression but gain flow
    Yella Terra Roller Rockers
    Edelbrock 500cfm 4-barrel
    Cam with just over .500" lift and 240/246 duration
    Full set of lifters

    Waiting on
    Flat top pistons and Moly top ring

    Needing:
    High compression head gasket

    I have the engine out and will strip it down this weekend and see what bearings are needed.
    I have plans on a re-plumb of the oil pickup to an external into the sump.
    The ignition is like my old LC and using a VH dizzy and twin coil
    Intake manifold is a port matched and opened up stock varajet which has a 4-barrel adapter welded onto it and no restriction to the plenum, i also have a raised area to help direct fuel flow.

    a couple of months back I went to a wedding at Phillip Island and picked up the head from the YT factory and brought it back in my luggage :) It was funny when I landed and went through the x-ray they stopped and reversed it to have a better look, I thought everyone did this sort of thing in NZ. engine-2.jpg
     

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