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Discussion in 'VN - VP - VG - VQ' started by Scheme, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Scheme

    Scheme New Member

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    Paid $750 off an old teacher at the local Secondary college.
    Came completely stock, factory everything like the day it was made, except for the reconditioned engine, which the previous owner was unsure on amount of K's on the reco but runs better than my last VN did by far! Snapped up a real bargain!

    Model: 1990 VN Executive S2
    Kilometers: XXX,XXX - Reconditioned motor put in.
    Colour: Navy Blue
    Bodykit: N/A
    Gearbox: Stock
    Engine: L67 OTR CAI + Eagle Blue Ignition leads.
    Exhaust: Stock, removed rear muffler/resignator replaced with Straight pipe + twin 2'' tip.
    Suspension: Super Low King Springs + Monroe GT Lowered Gas shocks in Rear.
    Brakes: S
    Wheels/Tyres: 16'' 'mock' VR Clubsport Rims.
    Stereo: Pioneer Headunit, Pioneer 5'' speakers, Kenwood 1000W Mono-block amp powering Kenwood 1200W Sub.

    Current Mods Not Listed Above:
    Removed cargo barrier
    Removed rear passenger head-rests
    Added Berlina Roof slats
    Re-laid carpet in back seats
    Re-laid carpet in boot + secured sub.
    Resprayed multiple interior parts in sky blue + cream/ivory
    Car rebadged as 'Berlina'
    Added Calais/Berlina chrome stripping throughout body
    Resprayed, eventually replaced Grille with Chrome grille.
    Resprayed wipers, rear garnish & roof slats in gloss white.
    Autotechnica steering wheel + boss kit added
    Purchased and tinted/modded up Altezza clear tail-lights
    Bonnet gas struts added
    Holden GM L67 OTR CAI added
    Replaced handbreak
    Removed mud-flaps, along with many other "daggy" exterior parts.
    Shaved the boot.
    Upgraded steering rack pins, boots & rubbers for improved handling.
    Added chrome wheel nuts.
    Blue interior light.
    Replaced Executive dash cluster with Berlina/Calais cluster.

    Day I bought it [23/03/2011]:
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    Work/Mods/Changes SO FAR[22.04.2011]:
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    A few more mods, little changes. But once again, the major work yet to come:
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    [28.08.2011]
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    Work to come:
    17'' VR CLUBSPORT RIMS
    CAI + K&N PANEL FILTER
    SUPER LOW REAR KING SPRINGS + MONROE GT GAS SHORTENED/LOWERED SHOCKS
    RESPRAY IN SKY BLUE/OTHER.
     
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    looks like a realy good buy ,look foward to any progress pics!
     
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    New level 2 dash cluster:
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    Few little changes here and there, Added VS Roofing slats after being resprayed in Gloss White, side strip along doors painted silver/chrome, more calais/berlina style chrome stripping/garnish added throughout:
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    New wheels look a million times better, I had a little cry when I saw the first ones you had on lol :p Taillights look much better now too, and the exhaust tip looks great. Really not a fan of the interior plastic in blue, or the floor mats, but the cluster looks good. :)
     
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    Thanks for the comments, yes, I adored the blue, but am growing tired of it, slowly and am thinking going Ivory/Cream white instead, adding white seat covers & mats etc.
     
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    CAI: $102 on ebay, very pleased!
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    Monroe GT Gas Rear Shocks, $50 Brand new, Ebay, I'm lovin' it:
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    $102 for an l67 CAI?

    are you mad?
     
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    standard dash pieces and console ftw loose the mats.... other than that there not to many wagons around.
     
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    And how do you drive with them crap pedals...
     
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    Nice car. Would a respray be possible in the future?
     
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    I've removed the pedal pads ages ago, as after staring down at them whilst driving, they lost their touch, if they ever had any.
    Not entirely sure what to do in regards to the interior. May very well go back to stock colour for the center console, and keep the blue there as a spare?

    I most certainly do intend to get it resprayed, however there's a few other things that are less costly I plan to do first, as a respray certainly isn't within my price range right now. As far as colour choice goes, as long as it's not necessarily a dark colour, and it's a consistent paint job (unlike my faded blue) I'll be pleased.
     
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    Been searching for a CAI for less than $120 as I can find them only on ebay for $130 buy it now + about $20 postage.
    Holden say they can't help me out, and to just try wreckers or ebay. Called about 9 wreckers in a 70km radius, and none said
    they had any wrecks with a GM CAI, so when I finally found this one after 3 months of searching and scooped it up for $100 apposed to a $150 buy it now total,
    I gotta say, I don't feel like I'm at a loss.
     
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    you should of put a wanted ad on here i have 3 of them.
     
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    I should have, but it really didn't cross my mind until I read your post just then. Feel like a major ####wit right about now.
     
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    Sick of the grey door inlays, threw a bit of fabric paint over them, not too much however. Will later probably replace fabric entirely with something better. But for now, it beats the shitty faded grey:
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    Once again, went over the engine bay, and made it immaculate. As the old saying goes; "Keep her clean, treat her mean".
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    Have to ask, what is with the radiator overflow bottle/s on your car?
     
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    Its only a hundred bucks, not worth losing sleep over
     
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    Ditch the Passenger side Overflow bottle they dont work well on a S1 vn, just run the top small hose back the the surge tank on the drivers and get a different cap for it, You dont need the overflow on them.

    With the CAI the mouth on them isnt very wide so you can either hit it with a hair dryer and jam some wood in there to widen it or cut it back to the plastic markings on the CAI and widen the mouth more thats what i did also they dont seal very well at the airbox the plastic tends to sag so seal it up better, If you get a Cold air intake you might aswell get the best out of it..
     
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    Thanks mate for the helpful suggestions. Yeah, I've always been curious about that overflow bottle as my last VN didn't have one. And I will most certainly take care of the CAI good and well when it arrives this week.
     

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