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Discussion in 'VL Holden Commodore (1986 - 1988)' started by John from Norway, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. John from Norway

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    Hi

    My friend have a Group A VL Commodore here in Norway, Is there anyone who have the front and rear overhang measurement on a Group A VL Commodore??
    (He got the Homologation papers but there are no measurements on the overhang.)

    He competed in Norwegian Championship Rallycross for about 6 years ago, and now i might help him get the car race ready again.

    Hope for help, sorry for my bad english

    John from Norway:)
     
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    Hi John,

    How on earth did you end up with a Group A in Norway ?
    The service books don't give specific measurements for the Group A but for the regular cars Holden list the front as 972mm and the rear as 1125mm.
    As the basic bumpers were unchanged (except for lower additions to them) I'd say those measurement would be the same.

    Craig
     
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    Hi:)

    Thanks for your help.

    I got his Homologation papers yeasterday and i actually found all the measurements there.

    The car was built and raced in Group A in Australia before it came to Netherland and was raced in European Rallycross Championship in late 1980 i think
    Then it came to Norway and maybe it was used in racing before my friend bougth it and raced it in Norwegian Rallycross Championship

    Now he wants to rebuild the car and race rallycross and hillclimb again:)
    (In USA they called it European style rallycross)

    The engine is 5 litre with alu heads and injection
    Jerico 4-speed dogbox
    Volvo full floater axle (Dana 30)
    Proflex suspension
    Weight: 1420 inkl. driver (minimum weight for the class.)

    The car was first (i belive) built by Holden Motorsport.

    Im not very good with computers, but i try get some pics of the car to put here

    And mabye we can get some history from the early days of the car if i get the chassis nr. of the car.

    John
     
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    Amazing that it would pop up so far away. Any idea who was the original driver in Australia??? You might be surprised how much it's worth back here depending how much of the original car is still in tact.

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    i agree with u on that one nath..
     
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    The car is not in the best shape, beat up in to many rallycross battles over the years.

    Home made fibreglass front and fenders, rare mix of vl and vk all around i think, and im not 100% sure its a vl yet. will get the chassis nr. tomorrow i hope.

    Roof and front doors are original steel, axles are moved 50mm forward, so the fenders are reworked, rear doors and fenders in one piece.

    John:)
     
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    Provide a photo of the engine bay. An we can tell you what the car is.

    Thankyou
     
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    Found out today its a VK

    Chassis nr. 0020
    Plate above the chassis nr. says HOLDEN`S MOTOR COMPANY VK19 RACING UNIT

    Anybody knows some history of the car???

    John
     
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    8vk19 is on vl's build plates also.
    if that is what you are going by it may still be a vl.
    do you have a plate on the car with the info as listed below?

    Model: VL8VK19-324
    Body No:
    Trim: XXXX-25I
    Paint: 1J052-D
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    Eng: LW5 Trans: MX5 Axle: GM3
     
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    Ok, i tought VK on the plate said it all:)

    Body nr. is 0020 if you mean the nr. thats punched in the torpedo/fire wall

    Ill ask him if there is more plates on the car

    When he bought the car he did get som VL parts and some VK parts, the Group A VL rear spoiler with the parts that goes up against the C-pillars.
    He also got group A VL sideskirts but he have never used them. Belive he got VL rear bumper to but he allways used VK rear bumper...
    He said it was a VL front on the car when he got the car, but when they made their own front it look more like a VK:)

    It came 3 engines with the car, all 5 litres i belive, 2 engines he used, one with alu heads and one with iron heads

    John
     
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    Do you have pics of the engine bay/interior. Particularly showing the roll bar work. Check out www.groupc.org.au. There are guys there that might be able to help.

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    Ok thanks:)

    No problems taking pictures, but need help putting them here...

    John
     
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    If it was sold as a racing shell it won't have anything on the tags to identify it as a VL, just a part number for the complete shell.
    For a VL that should read something like "Body No. 92023410".
     

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