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Discussion in 'VB - VC - VH - VK' started by chanoo, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. chanoo

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    Hi folks, I have transferred this thread over from the general VB, VC, VH section.
    So everyone is up to speed I bought a 1980 VC SLE 308 last week, it has been abused somewhat mostly the interior, how ever everything is there.

    Progress so far

    * managed to get all the lights, indicators and interior lights working, not much to this just a few loose wires and blown bulbs, only the lights inside the bonnet need to be wired up now.
    * fixed the horn, took it apart and there was a little circular piece inside that had come loose from the screw that changes the pitch of the horn.

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    came across my first major hurdle today one of the spark plugs had been stripped by the previous owner, currently in the process of trying to remove it, as you can see by the image its stuffed.
    I have broken the end if it off
    any suggestions welcome
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    Mate if you struggle to find the correct lower dash in the right colour then purchase a vinyl paint and either paint what you have or get a lighter coloured lower dash and paint it. Much cheaper until you find the one you really need because they don't come along all that often. If you have a look at my thread VB SLE (not 310) you'll see my dash which i painted although it was a Carmine coloured dash to begin with. You'd be amazed at what some new carpet and a lick of paint can do for your interior.
     
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    Cheers good stuff lowroozer will more than likely do this option
     
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    dash update

    hi all while I have been busy with the engine, new gaskets and a general clean up I got stuck into the dash today. I went and got some carmine red paint made up ( the dude stuck some gear in it so its suitable for plastic/dashes, used the spray gun and it came up really well, very happy with it ( have included before and after pics) I have also cleaned the seats and gave the carpet a bit of a clean. So things are progressing well, on the look out for some door trims. The next jobs are a dust/access cover for the tranny and a muffler, currently just has two resonators and no muffler so it very very loud. so all is good atm
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    Is that the same car!!!! Awesome job man and a fraction of the cost. I'd suggest you also paint the steering column surround but be REALLY careful when you put it back in to not over tighten the screws as most people do because you'll most likely break the mounting points. Or you could paint it without removing it if you want to be safe. There is a guy on Gumtree selling a complete interior so you may want to check it out, actually he has the whole car for sale. I have seen the car as I considered buying it but we weren't able to come to a deal. The interior is all there and from memory there were no speaker holes cut into the door cards. Check it out. Good luck.
     
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    glove box badge

    after spraying the glove box I did the commodore sle badge come up pretty good, maybe touch up the bottom edge, see how we go. Tomorrow i'll tackle the centre console- reglue the vinyl and a respray.
    lowroozer yep going to spray the coffee pot in the next few days, more than likely take the steering column out and do it, cheers
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    hi does anybody know I you can buy the plastic silver strip that goes along the top of the glove box
     
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    Wreckers unfortunately. Loving the updates.
     
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    tranny surprise turbo 700

    Well I took the car for a spin the other day (first time) and noticed a bit of gear slippage, so decided to service the tranny. I was thinking it was just the original tranny a turbo 350 but to my surprise and delight it is a turbo 700, I should have realised this when I was looking at the drive shaft and was curious as to why it had a welding seam around it, and also the cross member had been modified and the speedo cable was not connected. Anyway as you can see by the pics it hadn't had an fluid change in a while, I gave the pan a coat of silver as well, don't think it will look that pretty for long (long enough for the RWC I hope)
    What about all the shite on the magnet, it was 1/2 inch thick, will put it all back together today and take it for a spin, see how it goes.
    Chanoo
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