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VP Calais project

Pickled

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Purchased a new toy off eBay about a month ago, here it is:

Model: VP Calais
Year: 1993
Colour: White
Engine: 3.8L V6
Kilometers: 180,***

Mods:
-Lowered with King Springs & Monroe Shocks
-2.5" cat-back exhaust with mufflers
-Polished Calais rims
-VS OTR cold air intake

Will upload new pics as I work on it.
 

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Not bad for the price. Grab the missing parts and you'll have a decent looking VP for cheap.

How bad is the idle issue? Buick 3800's don't exactly idle smooth.
 

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Not bad for the price. Grab the missing parts and you'll have a decent looking VP for cheap.

How bad is the idle issue? Buick 3800's don't exactly idle smooth.

It was idling at 2k when I first got it because the TPS was broken, after I replaced it and cleaned the throttle body it's now idling at 1.1k which is still a bit high but the accelerator is tight so might have to tweak that a bit.
 

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Yeah that idle is too high. Slacken off the accelerator cable as it may be so tight it is opening the throttle a bit.

There is a write up somewhere on the forums on that fix.
 

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Picked up a boot carpet, a dash mat, a rear louvre (which is for sale) and VP Calais tail lights & garnish for $80 yesterday.
 

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Ahh yes , saw this for sale ... Good buy :) !
 

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Update: removed whole interior and boot carpet (minus dash), fixed boot water problem by re-sealing both rear 1/4 windows.

I also re-trimmed the roof lining with suede but still on the hunt for a few interior pieces before new seats and trim go in.
 

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Finally put back to together, going in for a roadworthy inspection tomorrow.
 

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