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My Vl Turbo Conversion

Discussion in 'VL' started by detox_nath83, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. detox_nath83

    detox_nath83 Another VL Driver

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    cheers man i appreciate that. yeah man hold on to the K and inquire about the Calais.
    Have u got a thread on your beast?
     
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    RobboVl VL REPPIN'

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    Love that engine bay man!
     
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    Ok today i have put together a small Powdercoating Process for those interested in seeing how its done @ my work here on the Sunshine Coast.. this thread is also in the Pub section from the main page.

    Rocker cover off my spare Donk Rb30.
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    Me Blasting the Cover
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    Now before you ask i have put this cover in the bucket of ACID as i did not want to contaminate my tanks of oil
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    Hung up dry and ready to be Painted
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    Painting Process is an electrostatic coating gun and the color i have used is BLAZE BLUE GLOSS from dulux.
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    Painted ready for the bake process in the oven
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    Hung in oven all good to go

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    Oven up to temp at 200 Degrees. Bake timer starts at 185 and goes for 15 minutes
    whole oven time takes 45 mins.

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    Oven has finished its process and this pic was taken with the ovens air temp at 198degrees.. great for cold mornings :p
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    Boompa....finished product cooled and ready to go on my Engine now :p
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    Thankyou for having a look and hope this has answered some questions on how powdercoating is done...

    Cheers guys....
     
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    VLC86 ..stay N/A..

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    that looks amazing!

    How much would you generally charge for this? Including the paint for it?
    Want to get mine in an alpine white kinda white
     
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    detox_nath83 Another VL Driver

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    depends on how much prep work is needed.. Blasting Times, degreasing......
    if u can degrease it as much as u can inside under the plates where blow-by is stuck etc i should be able to do it for a good price... would be good to go of a dulux color chart to pick a color. make sure it is powdercoating colors..
    Cheers man
     
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    detox_nath83 Another VL Driver

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    Righto so weekend just gone, i chilled at Lazza78's house and we did some minimal things on his Calais and my L, plenty grog was sunk and swearing took place and i managed to score Turbo Intake runners and Turbo plenum from Lazza (cheers man)now as well all know parts sitting around the shed get filthy so i took them into work today and gave them a sandblast ready to go on my donk. Pics tell the story.

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    blasting it has made the biggest difference man!! looks brand new
     
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    VLC86 ..stay N/A..

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    Do that to mine nath!

    I'll pay you some dorras and beers!
    Looks awesome.
     
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    another update.. received my Sard FPR today just gonna purchase a gauge to screw in and fine tune my fuel pressures

    so i did a bit of research because there is imitation Sard Regs out on the market.. found a great site which lists all the differences from packaging to final product, Turns out its not an imitation

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    walesy Aint no family cruiser!!!

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    thanks for the insight on the powdercoating, was interesting to see the stages of it... makes me wanna go nuts and powdercoat EVERYTHING haha
     
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    good to see the fpr turn up bro :D
     
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    argghhhh yes that looks batter man
     
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    Righto small update fellas,, got some more goodies for the L

    Consisting of a Turbo Auto Box, rebuilt, Strengthened and a stage 2 shiftkit installed only with a turbo converter though
    16" Thermofan which a davies craig adjustable thermatic switch will be controlling it.
    New Handbrake cable
    and a 15.5 X 7.5 6 pass Trans oil cooler
    so ima gonna b busy soon enough to install it all..
    cheers for looking
    Nath

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    farkkkkkkk yeah bros.. good work
     
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    detox_nath83 Another VL Driver

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    not really important or exciting....
    but handbrake cable and trans cooler is now installed..
    hope this extends the life of this box when i get around to installing it

    cheers fellas
     
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    detox_nath83 Another VL Driver

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    Work was slow today so nosed in the L and installed my Sard Fuel Reg. looks comfortable there :


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    And Awaiting Rapeage :p how she sits now

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    Cheers Lads

    Nate
     

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