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
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
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
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
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....