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VS ute series II... the work bus

Discussion in 'VR - VS' started by Adelaidetradie86, May 15, 2016.

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    Found a vaccum hose not connected last night while adjusting throttle cable. Runs from back of plenum into two t peices.
    One of which runs into elbow peice coming off the bottom of charger.
    Have re connected it and results are the vac/boost gauge is showing alot more movement. Goes from 20/21 vaccum on idle to about 5/6 psi on WOT. Heater controls also working heaps better.
    I am thinking there is another leak somewhere as it feels and shows on gauge a "slow" spot while revving under load with charger "on".
    No slow spot if revving in neutral.
    Thinking it might also be belt slippage due to the tensioner.
    Hopefully get a tensioner today see if that sorts it.
    Will also check every clamp and fitting that runs to charger.
     
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    Sorry for the long lay off lads. Flat out with work and celebrating my 30th. Thinking white walls... what u guys think?
     
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    Another side on pic... rims have raised the old girl abit. Not looking like a monster truck but its definatly abit higher off the deck.
    Makes the brake discs look tiny and also the wheel hubs look pretty rough now that you can see them.
    Its moved the brake upgrade up on my list of things to do.
    Some slotted discs and bigger calipers would be cool. Some blue paint on the calipers to match the dash and my steering wheel would be the go. Thoughts?
     
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    Looking really good. Can't picture what white walls are like so don't know. Yea not a fan of the look of little standard brakes behind big wheels. Bigger/better brakes will look better and the ute will stop better, got to like that. Depends what sort of blue, could look good.
     
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    same sort of blue as the dash i think. im going to change the steering wheel for an all black one. i still think ya need a little colour around on a white car.
    by white walls i mean what is done to the wheel in the picture
     
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    same sort of blue as the dash i think. im going to change the steering wheel for an all black one. i still think ya need a little colour around on a white car.
    by white walls i mean what is done to the wheel in the picture
     
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    These have just come up on gumtree too. wants 300. 295mm hsv equivalent brakes for the front. if i could talk him down a little and if theres still plenty of meat on the discs they would be worth it i reckon
     
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    there only vt vz calipers with 296 mm cross drilled rotors you will also need to upgrade the m/c to a vt for a harder pedal . dba do make a 296mm rotor to fit a vs hub for the vt brake conversion
     
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    Tyres would look good I think. The blue in the instrument cluster or the steering wheel. I recon blue could look good, certainly different from all the red or yellow calipers you see around. I like the flat anodised look that's on the steering wheel. Yea you'd also need to get an adapter plate to mount the vt m/c to the vs booster
     
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    turned out the were rubbish. clapped out completely. they were a fair way away from my house but one of my mechanic mates cruised round to have a suss for me. he lives 5 min down the road. i was gonna low ball him any way. spent the money on a few bits and pieces for the motor.
     
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    had a couple packages from some ebay sellers rock up.
    Had a go at turning my dash lights white. Pretty happy considering wasnt heaps sure what i was doing.
    This is the result of $18.20 and bout an hour and a half of work.
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    Looks blue in pic but is white in real life
     
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    gonna have another go at it tomorrow. odometer light is still green.
    Had to take the needles off. Gotta check speedo is still accurate. i know i have the tacho slightly of because my car hasn t ever idled at 600 since ive had it. Always 850
     
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    Looks good, believe it or not I actually came so close to buying the same items at the beginning of the week but decided to wait a bit at the last minute ,not sure why ,still will probably get them. Is the display brighter than the original?
     
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    yeah mate... probably a little too bright to be perfectly honest.
    I had only two bulbs working and they had blue covers over them.
    So the difference was huge. i reckon i'll get used to it.
    Looks alot more modern then the crappy green.
     
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    Dropped the ute off to the motor trimmer this arvo. New headliner getting done.
    pretty handy he works from his back shed and his house is a 5 min walk from my house. Will post up pics tomorrow night
     
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    looks good. Price was fantastic. really happy. gotta get some charcoal vinyl paint for visors
     
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    duplicolor charcoal matte finish. come up nicely
     
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    Made a few ebay purchases today. Got new engine mounts, new idle tensioner, water pump and also got a pair of outer tie rod ends sitting at pedders for me to pick up. Also have a delphi crank angle sensor in the glove box.
    I think im gonna buy a new hose kit too.
    Service is coming up in about a month so looks like its gonna be a big one.
    im 30 now but i think the bug i had as a 19-21 yr old is coming back. Starting to enjoy mucking about with cars again
     
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    Trust me you never totally loose it. Might go MIA for a time at various stages but it keeps coming back
     

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