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Ozzie'z Custom VY Calais

Ozzie

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Please note: This vehicle is currently under restoration!

Owner: Kris
Date of Manufacture: October 2002
Model: VY
Make: Calais Sedan
Engine: 3800 L67 Supercharged V6
KMs: 162ooo
Colour: Silver Flare / Firestorm Red Candy

History
The original owner purchased new from Melbourne, Victoria in 2003 and has owned it up until 2013.
They then listed it on eBay with a suspected "blown head gasket" at 120oookms.
A friend won the bid and had it transported over to Mount Gambier, South Australia where it sat against a fence in his back yard for two years being started every now and then.
I purchased it off my friend in 2015 for $2900 knowing that it had a possible blown head gasket and the work began!
So my initial hunch was that it wasn't actually a blown head gasket at all, and I was right.
Turned out to be the water pump that had failed.
A $60 part, could it really be that simple?

Here is a list of the current work. (Will be updated as I go along)

New Tensioners/Pulley
New Idler Pulleys
New Water Pump
New Thermostat
New Engine Belt
New Fuel Cap
New Supercharger Belt for 3.4" (10 PSI)
New Nolathane Brand Sway Bar Link Pins
New Nolathane Brand Sway Bar Bushes
New Front Strut Mounts & Bearings
New 3.3" (11 PSI) Supercharger Pulley
New Twin 2.25” XForce Cat-Back Sports Exhaust
New XU1 Chip with Mace Performance 98 Tune
New Century Ultra High Performance Battery
New Genuine Bosch 100Amp Alternator
New Genuine Steering Rack
New Genuine Tie Rod Ends
Modified Genuine UTR CAI & Modified MAF
New Genuine Idle Air Control (IAC) Valve
New Genuine Climate Control Fan Resistor
New Rocker Cover Gaskets
A/C Re-Gassed
New Genuine Air Conditioning Dryer
New Air Conditioning Condenser
New Genuine Heater Core
New SSL King Springs (F&R)
New Monroe GT Sport Shock Absorbers (F&R)
New DBA Slotted Disk Rotors (F&R)
New Bendix Ultimate Brake Pads (F&R)
Refurbished Extractors
New MSD Ignition Coils
New MSD Ignition Leads
New 52mm 3 Row Aluminum Radiator
New Red HPR Silicon Hoses
New B&M Stage 2 Shift Kit & Corvette Servo
VZ Genuine Carpet
VZ Genuine Black Leather Seats & Door Trims (Retaining Calais Full Electric Front Seats)
Genuine VZ Grey Marble Dash Fascia
New Aftermarket SAAS Boost/Volts Gauges + SAAS Pod
New Aftermarket BOSS Audio 10” Subwoofers (Parcel Shelf)
New Aftermarket LED Interior Globes
New Pioneer AVH-X8750BT 7” DVD Head Unit with Apple Car Play
New SAAS Sports Silver Aluminum Brake & Accelerator Pedals (Painted Footrest Silver/Black to Match)
New HD Dash Cam Mirror
New VZ Calais Aftermarket LED DRL (Headlights)
New Genuine VZ Calais Tail Lights (Tinted)
New CHARG3D Number Plates
New Genuine 19” X 8.5” VF Chevy SS Limited Import Rims
New 235/35 19” Tires 99.99% Tread
New Aftermarket Chrome Wheel Nuts X 16
New Aftermarket Chrome Lock Nuts 4
New Aftermarket HID High/Low Beam Conversion 6000K
New Aftermarket HID Fog Light Conversion 6000K
New Tridon Blade Wiper Blades
Genuine VZ Calais Bumper
Genuine VZ Calais Bonnet
New Genuine VZ Calais Grille
New Aftermarket Chrome Grille Inserts
New Aftermarket Fog Lamps
New Genuine VZ Calais Bonnet Chrome
New Aftermarket Bonnet Scoop
New Aftermarket VZ Calais Style Bobtail
New Genuine Pillar Inserts
New Aftermarket VZ SS Guards
New Genuine VZ SS Guard Flutes
New Aftermarket VY/VZ Side Mirrors
New Wheel Studs
New Genuine Calais Rear Garnish
New Genuine Calais Badges (Doors & Boot)
New Genuine Electric Antenna
New Genuine Calais Fog Light Chrome Rings
New Genuine A/C Line (From Firewall to Condenser)
New Genuine Boot Struts (Spoiler Type)
New Aftermarket Bonnet Struts (Chrome)
New Nolathane Sway bar Bushes
New Nolathane Control Arm Bushes/lower ball joints
New Rubber Harmonic Balancer
New Nolathane Z bar Bushes

Interior Condition - Good
Damage To RHF Door Card (Previous Owner Must Have Carried Something Big)
Few Marks On Roof Lining (Previous Dirty Fingers Maybe)

Exterior Condition – Showroom
Car is in very good condition overall (as you can see by the work done)


 
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Little bit of work carried out since last update.

Extractors fitted

Now has a VZ Calais front end and VZ Ss guards and flutes on the way.
Opted for Ss flutes as I can't find a pair of chrome finned hsv flutes :(
New bonnet scoop to clear the charger when its intercooled
New Calais style bobtail (removed the VY Calais spoiler)

Most of the dents have been knocked out
About to replace the two drivers doors with the ones that came off the wagons doner

Next on the list is some new 2-tone custom paint in the next few weeks
I'm not giving away too much info on the colour choice and positions at this stage
Going to look as good as it goes
 
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The stock headlights were r**ted and the LED were cheaper than new genuine.
The aftermarket "stock" look alike headlights are s**t
Genuine new are twice the price of the LED and the look grows on you.
I didnt like the VY VZ shape at all until it grew on me. same with VE VF
 

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The insulator make much difference?
 

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Power wise you can notice it.
But the temp still hangs around half in town even with the 81 degree thermostat.
On the highway it works wonders taking it down to under a quater

Not much I can do but intercool her to bring temps down
 
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