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Solids new VP Calais (soon to be turbo)

Discussion in 'VN - VP - VG - VQ' started by Solid8, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. Solid8

    Solid8 New Member

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    Well I finished off the job last night and this morning and started her up today. After a final check and new fluids she fired into life first crank. No leaks, no rattles, no clearance issues, nothing. I idled her for about 15mins with no issues. Even ran the air cond for most of the time. Everything was spot on. I went and gave her a wash as it was covered in dust.

    I bought a brand new Garrett GT3582R this week so now all that is left is to install some injectors, a Walbro fuel pump and off to get a tune in her. I can only idle the car and possibly do a bit of gentle off boost driving but I am so tempted to go for a boost in it :) Everything has come up very nicely. I still have to give the engine bay a damn good wash/de grease and clean up some cables etc. The bumper has to stay off for now as it has a broken bracket so I have to get another one I think. Here are a few pics.

    Being that I am a closet Ford fan, here is an awesome pic of the turbo and some other pics of the car:

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    That is a very nice job mate got pics of the manifolds out and how you joined the 2?
     
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    there are alternatives to kalmaker for realtime tuning goto delcohacking.net vl400 has his 1 2 and 3 bar realtime gear fully operational massive tables for spark and fuel free bin files and xdf's and the hardware is cheap as chips
     
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    Thanks dude. I dont have any pics of the crossover from under the car, but give me a day or 2 and I will take some :)

    Thanks for your help mate, I am looking into the tuning software and hardware as we speak :)
     
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    hey mate, thats a very nice seup you have there, I would be very interested in buying one of your manifolds if you start producing them, or if you would do a one of build. Kepp up the good work.

    Dave
     
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    Hey mate,

    I can make you one up anytime you like. PM me if you want some more info :)
     
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    i wanna grab a some to man they look sweet as!! real good work! i have the exact same car white over silver vp cal and when i saw that fark yea im sellin my vn 5lt so i can buy some lol!! would u have it as a kit so all i have to do is fit everything up and take to someone to get it tuned? how much would you be asking? keep me posted man im keen as mustard!! cheers dave
     
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    what are the blue lines for?
     
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    Gday,

    Love the way its all been done! An absolute sleeper :)

    I want to do a similar build up as yours....... Clean & undersated!

    How is the turbo kit fairing? Any issues that you encountered. Is it making good power?

    If all is good, do you still make the turbo kit? I've got a S1 Buick which is doing a respray currently.

    I was tossing between turb or super charge.......... Depending on cost!

    How much should I budget for exactly what you have?

    Regards,

    Cam.
     
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