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Project_HR

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What all the B.S. in the title means, is I own a VL wagon with 3.8 V6 twin turbo and T5 5 speed. It is a work in progress, low budget deal, with a bit of a difference. I love the VL shape, but prefer the low down torque of the V6 to the high revving, JAPANESE RB engines (controversial opinion eh?) I will get lots of hate mail no doubt, but a JAP engine does NOT belong in an Aussie Icon.

Okay, now I have made some enemies, here are a couple of pics to get the thread started. I have done very little on the pretty side of things, I prefer to make my car fast first, then spend what I have left on pretty stuff.

The start of it all, stripping the VR and prepping the VL



Putting an American engine where a Jappa used to be


Prepping the hole, battery is going in the spare wheel well soon



Shortblock going back together



Bit of port work to help things along



Turbo plumbing ready to go back on



My favoutite mags, good old ROH ZS's

 

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looks like a nice little project!
how much did the engine pull out with the twin turbo's? are u building this thing for burnouts, drags, cruising?
 

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I dunno how much power it was making, but it was enough to kill my standard clutch in 3rd 4th and 5th, and that was with smaller turbo's than I have now!. I did a 14.1 1/4 mile with a slippy clutch. Hopefully my new Exedy clutch holds up. It is mainly my daily driver, but I like to go have a play at the drags too. If I fry the clutch again, I will put a tough old powerglide in it, I have alsmost finished making an adapter for one.

 

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I haven't updated this in a while, but I am still soldiering away on it. The engine and powerglide are now permanently mounted, driveshaft has beeen modified and refitted.



The battery tray is gone, so I can have my pod filter under this section of guard, with a 90 deg rubber elbow coming out the top for the turbo intakes. The pod will get nothing but good, cold air down there, I just need to fab a shield to stop the tyre flicking crap at it.




I also made up the bracket for the remote oil filter, and my oil cooler is having some brackets welded on, so that can go in as soon as I get it back.




I am running out of excuses for not having the thing running before xmas, but i'm sure i'll find some if I try hard enough haha
 

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Cheers! I hope it goes nuts, I have invested a lot of time in it now, so it would be neat to get some payback.
 

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F*ck that is cool. U goin take it done the strip again?
 

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Yeah mate, I have found a mint VL sedan, so I am stripping the wagon and putting it all in the car, then I am getting one of Delcowizzids tune up's, and it will be off to the April drags, where I hope to run a mid to high 13. Can't wait !!
 

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hehe ill be there trying to beat you hope we dont end up lined up against each other early on that would suck
 
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