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Hey all, this is a new toy for me, a 1994 KS XI in Aspen green metallic over quartz silver, it was given to me as a 21st birthday present from a family friend, I got it not running with a chewed out starter motor pinion as well as the ring gear had taken a beating, but I fixed it and done the timing kit as a precaution and have got it running quite well for a 300,000 kilometre old car, it has had a good life with the old owner and had done Morphett Vale to Pinaroo 2-3 times a week, so its kilometres are ok in my books. I have also started upgrading the speakers as the cones have disintegrated with age, I also ferreted up a rear window louvre to help keep the car cooler during the day

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hey all, nothing much has happened on the Verada, I've done a bit more work and a set of more recent and better photos, as well as have a good look at the under body and found the Left side inner and outer boots have torn, the inner C.V joint grease had mixed with water and the outer was more grinding paste, so will be looking at getting it rebuilt or just getting one of a wreck, and might rebuild the front calipers as the car had sat for 5 years before I got it, I've already given it a good service so it runs even better now, and I sourced a near new rear muffler with the correct chrome tips the XI had from the factory.

so my list for roadworthy is

Rebuild or replace L/H drive shaft
Replace ball joints and tie rod ends
Rebuild or replace front brake calipers
New tyres
 

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Hey Peeps. Haven't you realised yet that this is a Commodore website? So far you've kept us entertained with two EF Foulcans and now a Magna. Hasn't anybody told you that neither car was a Holden product?
 

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Hey Peeps. Haven't you realised yet that this is a Commodore website? So far you've kept us entertained with two EF Foulcans and now a Magna. Hasn't anybody told you that neither car was a Holden product?
I did mention to him that Holden never made an EF Commodore in one of his previous threads.
Who knows what the kids train of thought is, he might be dyslexic or slightly mentally challenged.

I wonder if the Ford guys would be so tolerant if someone started a VN Commodore thread on their forum
 
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Hey P plater it's just an idea, but maybe you should try starting a thread in the following forum:
http://aussiemagna.com/forums/
Funnily enough they actually have a section specifically for your bitsamisn verada:
 

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Hey Peeps. Haven't you realised yet that this is a Commodore website? So far you've kept us entertained with two EF Foulcans and now a Magna. Hasn't anybody told you that neither car was a Holden product?
I know, I like pain, but I cant afford bondage equipment, and hey it was free, I had the idea to fix it up a bit then look into swapping it for a VT or VX wagon, then I could be in a Holden again.

Hey P plater it's just an idea, but maybe you should try starting a thread in the following forum:
http://aussiemagna.com/forums/
Funnily enough they actually have a section specifically for your bitsamisn verada:
I am a member already there, nutcase96 is my user name there.

I did mention to him that Holden never made an EF Commodore in one of his previous threads.
Who knows what the kids train of thought is, he might be dyslexic or slightly mentally challenged.

I wonder if the Ford guys would be so tolerant if someone started a VN Commodore thread on their forum
you would be right with me having a mental problem, I have Asperger's Syndrome, or High functioning Autism, the terms are easily interchangeable, I had written a thread in the Donating members section, to explain my quirks, but I don't see it as a disability, I just say I have quirks, and my mind works differently, and anyone with Autism will have one thing they lock on and will incessantly talk about, and mine is cars, I know that I don't a car made by Holden, but I am working towards getting myself a good VT-VY Berlina wagon, which is my dream car.

here is a link I dug up to help everyone understand my quirks easier.

http://medicinenet.com/asperger_syndrome/article.htm
 

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Personally I can't see the problem with a member speaking about another make of car....Or is it, people are just too narrow minded because we are on a specific car forum, that it's a crime to mention another brand which you own and want to write up about what you do to it.....Geez, some things might even cross over onto the brand of car this forum is based on....

Next, people might start complaining when other members are starting topics about non car related things....I'll wait for it, with some threads currently running
 

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Hey Peeps
I wasn't even aware that there was a "Miscellaneous" section in the forum until I went looking for it and eventually found it. And after seeing all the other non commodore threads in that section of the forum....Post away :)
 
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Peep, this car needs a camo paint job over the base green. Just to liven it up a
bit. :cool:
My dad had one as a company car when they were new. Was the first manual car I ever drove.

Engine bay looks nice and tidy. Usually they leak a bunch of oil out of the rocker covers.
 

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Personally I can't see the problem with a member speaking about another make of car....Or is it, people are just too narrow minded because we are on a specific car forum, that it's a crime to mention another brand which you own and want to write up about what you do to it.....Geez, some things might even cross over onto the brand of car this forum is based on....

Next, people might start complaining when other members are starting topics about non car related things....I'll wait for it, with some threads currently running
Well, my post was tongue in cheek and wasnt meant seriously at all. I tried to add an emoji which would have made that obvious but I have had problems with my phone on this site for months and repeated weird spelling and no emojis proliferate. I really dont have any issues with Peeps being here and find his posts interesting.
 

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You wont be pulling too many roots driving that around you'll spend more than its worth getting it road worthy.
 

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You wont be pulling too many roots driving that around you'll spend more than its worth getting it road worthy.
No roadworthies required in S.A....As for pulling roots....Don't need a car to get them.....:)
 

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Peep, this car needs a camo paint job over the base green. Just to liven it up a
bit. :cool:
My dad had one as a company car when they were new. Was the first manual car I ever drove.

Engine bay looks nice and tidy. Usually they leak a bunch of oil out of the rocker covers.
Yeah, when I got it it home it was filthy, it had sat under a tree for 5 odd years, so the engine bay was full of spider webs, leaves, and a lot of oil and grime, I cleaned up the engine bay with a s##t load of degreaser before I removed the trans to get to the torque converter, as it had ground the teeth down to the point the starter wouldn't engage and turn the engine over, it took me three days to do, it was fun but I wouldn't want to do it again. I know it has bad valve stem oil seals so I'm probably going to purchase a VRS gasket set and new head bolts and run through the top end so I know I won't have any problems with the heads in the future. Other than that, the engine runs smooth and doesn't hesitate when revved suddenly, and the trans selects forward gears and reverse smoothly with no sounds,
 

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If your passionate about cars and enjoy what your doing then good for you.

How much is a Berlina wagon worth?
 

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Car nuts are car nuts, good luck with your aim for a Holden .
Yeah, when they've been sitting around for a bit , usually a bit more work than you usually think !
 

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Car nuts are car nuts, good luck with your aim for a Holden .
Yeah, when they've been sitting around for a bit , usually a bit more work than you usually think !
yeah, I had priced up doing a major service, and that's probably why the right front calliper has gone sticky, the person who gave it to me said that if it was completely rooted when I tried to start it, that if it had a blown bottom end or transmission to just get rid of it to Upullit, or as I call it "The Land of the Roaming Unicorns" which I would have done if that was the case, I was assuming that the previous owners daughter had run it out of oil as there was nothing on the dipstick, but it had just leaked out of various gaskets as they hardened up and stuff, I had a close call doing the timing belt as there were two holes for the tensioner spring on the belt tensioner, and I had put it on the one that looked right but it didn't tension the belt enough when compression strokes happened and caused it to jump and hit the valves as I turned by hand, naturally I had put everything back to together so after cursing the cars lineage and my foolishness, I went and had a cuppa and sulked until the next day thinking I'd damaged the engine severely, but I found no damage had been done, so I pulled everything apart and put the spring in its right spot, and tried turning it by hand again, and no problems there so I got it running and it ran smooth, so I learnt about that, and no damage was done to the car, thankfully.
 

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Seeing as you're looking at removing the head, get that checked....They have a habit of being corroded, especially if they have been sitting around
 

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hey all, another long over due update. I have the Verada progressing well towards roadworthy status, I've finally gotten around to pulling the heads to give a freshen up, i had a few surprises in store for me starting with a known leak at the rear bank exhaust manifold, I was thinking it was just a dud gasket but it was the rear bank manifold with a big crack in the gooch of runners 2 and 4. and on the front bank both studs has snapped at cylinder 5, but there is no corrosion in both heads however, and the cylinder bores have healthy amount of cross hatching, I'm going to let a machine shop clean, check, machine and put the new valve stem oil seals in. And for the exhaust I'll see if I can find another manifold, but if a set of extractors comes up for a fair price I'll put them in instead.
 
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