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Discussion in 'VB - VC - VH - VK' started by Sandman, Jun 6, 2014.

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    So instead of spending my week studying for uni exams, I spent it buying another car. Its in fairly good nic overall, only a couple of small patches of rust I've found on it and it drives really nicely. I drove it an hour Back from Abbotsford and had no problems at all. Plans for it is giving it a full service putting it on club rego and cleaning it up a bit while keeping it all period correct and just driving it.


    Car: Holden VC SL
    Year: May 1980
    Engine: Blue 202
    Trans: 3spd trimatic Auto

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    Then I spend the afternoon moving the **** off the floor of the garage so I could fit this and the ute in.
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    Oooh, interesting.

    As for plans: "And Then...?" :p
     
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    Then I will have even less money than I have now lol. Keen on a 4 speed conversion, possibly then SLE wheels and a very slight lowering. Eventually (bloody long way away at my rate) a small cam and a bit of engine work. Now think of this over like a 2-3 year timeline haha.
     
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    You'll get carried away and the 2-3 years will turn into 12 months. Ask me how I know!

    The 202's are a fun engine to play with. I put a cam with too much duration in my last one and it just chewed through fuel although it went really well.

    Google precision international and get your parts from there, such a good place to get parts as long as you know exactly what you need, since they don't have any actual stores and everything you buy comes straight out of their warehouse.
     
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    Thats why I'm not going to do anything to the paintwork really other than giving it a good polish as I know with the way I am it would quickly snowball into a bare metal respray haha.
    I can get gear at half decent prices from Precision/rocket etc. through work luckily so when I get to that point I should be set.
     
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    Also Sab this is the Cruise I was telling you about at PM the other week.
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yarra-Valley-Chrome-Bumpers/210426505780333
    To anybody else in South East Melbourne come along and have a look, its a great night and raises money for the local CFA. Usually around 120-150 car rock up and its a very friendly event. I'm normally there taking photos, but plan is to have this registered and participating in time for the July one.
     
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    Yeah, joined that group on facebook.

    Will probably go to the next one considering i could walk to the bunnings if i wanted to. :p
     
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    Sweet as, I'll only be going to the BP leg of next week as I'm working but I'll hopefully do both legs with the VC in July.
     
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    Wow what a catch, it's in great nick for its age. Is it your intention to use it as a daily driver? If not you could look into historic rego, cheap as chips and the car is in original unmolested condition by the looks of it
     
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    Very nice, I'm looking for a early six banger as a daily so I don't have to put a heap of kms on my VB. How much did you pick this up for? If you don't mind me asking.
     
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    Cheers guys I've still got my VZ as my daily so this will be a weekender on club reg. Got it for $1850 from a Hyundai dealer of all places, haggled him down from $2450 so I think I did alright. Rego only rand out on the 29th so it needs bugger all to put it on the road properly.
     
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    So no updates, but today it went round the block today and I bought some parts for the service. $80 (even at staff price) doesn't go far does it, plugs, oils and other bits I should have by friday.
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    With the aid of many stamps this rocked up today.
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    I think he's still trying to make his way home from the car meet last night....


    I remember when my VH had a 6 in it. "Yeah, it's going to be a nice cheap daily, slowly work on it..."

    Next minute...hole in piston...and im on fire.

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    Hahaha, yeah but P plates and wallet say otherwise Ari.
    Nah didn't take it last night, it not rego'd yet and is currently underneath and between various parts, compressors and other sh#t. But the good news is I've finished uni so can get stuck into giving it a service on Monday then hopefully get it on the road soon after.
     
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    Was going to say, only brown VC there had a mismatched guard and i didnt think yours had panel damage.
     
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    Nah, had work so only made it to BP. Was a massive turnout though.
     
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    Certainly was. I mapped it out and as the crow flies it's only 800m to the Bunnings from my place. Shortest distance i've ever had to travel to a car event that's for sure :p Went and stood out the back when they all left and could hear them going up Maroondah Hwy.

    Certainly gave me lots of inspiration for the Tonner.



    So. Realistically. How far off getting a V8 is this? ;)
     
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    Yeah was a good meet, was barely enough room at BP, was cars everywhere. I'm currently editing my photos now so they'll be on the YVCB page tonight or tomorrow.

    Well I'm not even on Green P's yet and I bought this as something to drive so a bloody long way off ;)
     

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