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Discussion in 'VN - VP - VG - VQ' started by psi3800, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. psi3800

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    Polished throttel body installed

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    Decided under the d/s guard would be as good a place as any to hide the solenoid for the boost controller

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    Gaurd back on. Was a real prick to get the inner plastic guards mounted as i had the holes for them welded up in the engine bay Made up some L mounts to aid in holding them. You can see one in the pic of the solenoid above.

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    Covers back on
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    Jecs PAVTEK Race Engines Staff Member

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    awesome work! great example of high quality V6 package


    keep the pics coming
     
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    By far the best looking V6 turbo i have seen.

    Great Quality work. SHould be a great final result.
     
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    Decided to wrap the pipes even though they were ceramic coated. Spoke to my tuner and the coating should prevent the issue of condensation getting under the wrap and rusting the pipes out.

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    Pipes fitted alond with intercooler and ceramic coated water pipes.

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    Installed rear brakes plus rotors. The dust covers and center has since been painted. These pics were the initial trial fit.


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    Cooler pipes fitted up

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    Bumper, bonnet installed. Gave the car its first wash in over 12 months
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    The car is 99% complete. Just have to run the starter motor wire, test the lights etc, fill it up with fluids then wack it on a tow truck and get it re-tuned for the new engine. I have pics of the engine bay complete with turbo but i will save posting them up until its running. :)
     
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    yZoH //There Ain't No Rest For The Wicked...

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    Amazing :) Had to post again, Makes me miss my old Phoenix Red VN :)
     
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    skappascrap Herp is for the derp.

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    Amazing work mate!
    Best bit is that you haven't fitted one of those stupid 5" monster tachos :p
     
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    Man I have to come all the way over hear to see this beast these days..!
    But damn this thing is tight!
     
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    Appreciate all the comments. I know it's been a while but I had to take a break from the car as it was taking up every hour of my spare and doing my head in a little. Weekend after c4c I will get back in to it.

    Oh and Aaron I was going to post the pics on street commies today as well but I ran out of time and had to go to work. Will get them up either tonight or tomorrow
     
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    Awesome build mate. Top quality work. Looks mint.
     
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    Great work, love the car and all the effort.
     
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    VN_Luke ƃuoɹʍ ʇsnɾ sı sıɥʇ

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    Big fan of this car! Props on all the nice work & attention to detail.
     
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    Thanks mate!
     
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    Cheers mate!
     
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    Yeah i'm a big fan of yours as well. If only we lived in the same state, could do a photoshoot of them both together.
     
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    Well got some good news!

    Trucked this to Awesome Automotive last week on wednesday. By Friday it was tuned and Saturday I went and picked it up.
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    It's got a few small teething issues though, for some reason since removing the instrument cluster the speedo isn't working. Leon thinks it would just be a connection issue from removal and installation. Also the low beams stay on so theres one bit of wiring I stuffed up...woops. My auto electrician will be taking a look at it tomorrow.
     
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    Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

    Dude I absolutely love this, The fact that it is Phoenix Red and reminds me so much of my old VN and also just the quality of work you have put into it.

    I really hope you enjoy this for many years to come!

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    So whats the power figure?

    Looks and sounds wicked
     
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    Thanks Mat

    Finally getting a chance to actually see what type of power she has on the road.
     

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