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Vn Wagon With A Difference

Discussion in 'VN - VP - VG - VQ' started by GypsyNz, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. GypsyNz

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    Havent done much with this old girl lately except drive the tires off it haha, put a V8 throttle body on it last night. Cant really do much else with the motor now apart from a chip, any other work would have to be cam change or rockers. Gets along not to bad now tho, thinking i'm going to be up for another trans soon tho. Put the V8 throttle body on last night & took it for a run & the trans slipped a couple of times so that'll be on the hitlist again soon i'd say. I'll shifkit the next trans to go in as the factory slide through shifts are whats rooting these transmissions :rockon:
     
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    Just a couple of updated pics, still driving the wheels off the old girl daily. New set of 18's now & lowered the back some more, all satin black & scored some Vs statesman clear front indicators.......
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    New wheels look 100% better mate :)

    Not a huge fan of the scoop though....
     
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    Yeah got these in on a wreck & new they were what was needed, suit her to a t. As for the scoop they are an aquired taste i agree but i done the right thing its glued on with sikaflex so i can remove it down the track if i want & have no holes in the bonnet to contend with.....
     
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    Doing a bit more to the old girl at present, another trans blew so currently pulling the engine & trans out. I deal in commodores for a living so plenty of parts here, grabbed a nice Vr engine & a vp trans & have painted those up ready to go in. Nothing wrong with the engine in her but over the chevy orange look haha so new donk going in, going to tidy up a lot of things while shes apart.
    Redoing the exhaust to, no back pressure & with what all i did to it shes all top end so changing everything. New exhaust - chipped computer & looseing the V8 throttle body so should go a lot better this time round.....
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    always liked the stato look on the wagons. reminds me of meanvns wagon. keep the updates coming.
     
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    Cheers..... theyre something different yeah, sure wont be parting with this one.
    Got the new engine & trans in, shes going a hell of a lot better now. No more slipping trans & the new engines a heap better as well, didnt put the V8 throttle body back on & binned the straight through exhaust which has done the trick. Shes now got bottom end tourque where as before the way i set it up she was all up top, sure learned a few tricks on these.....
    Will keep the updates coming for sure, some current pics with the new engine....
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    I regret letting my ol wagon go, but I had no choice at the time. they are somehow gaining more apprieciation and glad its a keeper.
     
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    Yeah you see a few more getting done up these days over here to, dont really no why but i'm not a sedan fan. Buy a sedan & it never lasts here long lol.
    This one here's sure staying put shes part of the family here, more time goes by better this gets. Had the computer chipped this week which has sure changed her, shes getting along quite well now for what she is..
     
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    Well looks like new years will bring some changes with this old girl, not much of a V8 fan but i no thats what this needs to really set her off so i bit the bullet today & bought a smacked up vr ss. Motor was fine before the crash but has been sitting for a while so fingers crossed its still all good, price was worth it so yeah V8 it will be.
    Will be keeping it column change as well so thatll be something different, will update this when i get the wreck home sometime next week ;-)
     
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    Well shes getting closer

    Got the headers on today, what a mish that was. Lower flange gaskets getting sent down overnight so i can get the front pipe section on, done all the wiring changes to run the vr trans just the power/economy switch to wire in which will be a 5 minute job. Drained the engines oil & put some cheap oil in & new filter, will run her for 20 when i get to that stage then drain it new filter & some castrol in her.Front half of the ss driveshaft to put on the wagon shaft then that should be sorted so yeah getting closer slowly but surely. Have to find some nuts to bolt the power steer plate to the head as all thats missing - so yeah hopefully by the weekend shes a runner again

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    Well shes been a fight but as of today shes driveable at last, had to drive across town with a straight pipe to get to the exhaust shop. Only passed one cop & he had his window up heading in the opposite direction so i was lucky haha.

    Had her out for a run the other day & found the exhaust was strangling her so had to be sorted, found the power steering pump was stuffed so had to replace that as well as the starter that crapped itself so its been an expensive week. Luckily dealing in holdens for a living a got a lot of mates with spares so the price was a lot better than shop prices, so i owe a few favours out there now. Cruising home from the exhaust shop i was rapt as, 2 & 1/2 inch system with 2 cobys on her so shes got a nice note. Didnt even turn the stereo on i was quite happy listening to the rumble.

    Still a lot more to do but im going to drive her for a couple of weeks or so then update the brakes plus a few other things. All in all tho shes coming together well :)

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    We now have Twins
    Swapped my vt wagon for it, 97 series 2 5.0 caprice. Will get both painted up the same eventually, wagons now parked up for a bit so i can go through her. Picked up a 93 Vr Statesman with a bent bonnet for parts for these 2 if i ever need anything, statesmans over here in the vr vs range are very thin on the ground. Having a clearout round here at pres so once i sort all that i'll be back to it

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    Well i managed to sneak this through for one wof so putting some k's on it, shes going quite well. Lot cheaper to run than the caprice ive found. Had a Vx commodore pop up the other day with a blown bottom end, bloody tidy car ill be fixing & reselling. Bonus was & the reason i snapped it up was the 6 month old alloys on it, so the wags has probably the 10th set of wheels i've had on it in the last two years haha.

    They look good & suit her well, apart from that ive got 2 statesman wreckers here now so all the best bits are going onto this. Replaced the passengers guard & door as the others never lined up right, problem solved with these. Will work my way through it so i can throw some paint on it at some stage

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    Time sure flys - still got this old girl but shes getting changed up a lot. Went back to a vr v6 engine wasnt a fan of the 5.0, had trans issues & with buying a house & being self employed shes been parked up for at least 18 months now. Collecting good bits all the way, statesman fronts sold replaced that with an Hsv Clubby Vs genuine plastic front. Fiberglass skirts & rear bar so she'll be different once back together - missed the column change so b&m shifters gone & back to column. Hope to make some progress on it soon but with my work load it could be a while. Good things take time tho, never part with this 1 shes a keeper....
     

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