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Jonah 101

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Hi all

I snapped some picutures of my ride, here it a short blurb about her.

I bought this car back in August last year for $2500. It belonged to my dads work mate and he loved the **** outta it. It came completely grandpa spec, the only mods were red stripes on the engine cover ( and a stage something shift kit!!). before that it was owned by an old guy who towed a boat with it. thats why it had the shift kit, that was installed with the trans recon.

Stuff I have done.
-custom CAI
-9mm leads
-Memcal
-mags
-lowered
-sounds (two twelves and sound stream components in the front doors amped, Rear speakers amped)
-removed cat
-Manual converted.
-Super 6 throttle body.
-Polished stainless intake pipe.
-Adjustable panhard rod
-Installed alarm myself

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Plans for it are.
-L67 conversion
-bigger sway bars
-extractors
-A loud obnoxious exhaust.
 
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Lookin good mate, keep us updated :)

I wanted a VS , was always against VNs now
I have one I love them
Too :)
 

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Sexy!! I love the VS commodores, so lightweight.
 

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Yeap, she my pride and joy. When I first got it, it was a real boat handeling wise lol go around the round about all my mate would be hanging on stuff trying to stay upright!
 

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Yeap, she my pride and joy. When I first got it, it was a real boat handeling wise lol go around the round about all my mate would be hanging on stuff trying to stay upright!

Maybe slow down for corners and roundabouts?

It does look nice and clean, but i dont understand what mod "memcal" is, i dont see any mods requiring a tune :/
 

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Maybe slow down for corners and roundabouts?

It does look nice and clean, but i dont understand what mod "memcal" is, i dont see any mods requiring a tune :/

Thats the thing, you didnt have to go fast to make it do that lol (shocks were puckaroo)

Memcal, yeh not mods requiring it but its firmed up the shifts, change shift points and advanced the ignition timing. it also accents the shift kit nicely. I must find out whats been done to the trans, I figure its just the basic kit (not the switch lol)
 

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Check your bushings first, some could be flogged out causing more body roll. I use to have country pack springs, body roll was scary. Bringing the height down helped this problem.
As for the shift kit, could just be the shift improver kit? Thats the biggest thing i hate about buying second hand cars, you dont know whats done or its history.

Just a thought, may not fit your budget, but since your going a cam (which requires head components as well) is getting another motor and build that one up. That way you can either do a full rebuild and build it up slowly without the car being off the road. Just a thought.
 

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Just a thought, may not fit your budget, but since your going a cam (which requires head components as well) is getting another motor and build that one up. That way you can either do a full rebuild and build it up slowly without the car being off the road. Just a thought.

Great minds think alike!

Finacally at the moment no lol but some day. I know the last owner so I know the cars history well. The guy wasnt knowlegable with cars but I do know when the auto trans was rebuilt the clutch packs have more plates and the kit.

All bushes are brand new nolathane!!
 

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Ride looks great mate.
Did you build the CAI Box?? Nice work.


I see you said Backyard mechanic under your user name.
Is that your workshop in the picture nice yellow and pink colours:rofl2:
 

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lol its my grandmother little red riding hood house, she has a garden open to the public and I live in a cottage there. Kiwi fruit season was awesome, plenty of hot south american poon walking around!

yeh I did build the CAI, thanks mate there is a thread on it here.
 
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