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Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by losh1971, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. losh1971

    losh1971 Well-Known Member

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    Yep had that axe for 30 years and its still like new. Only had 17 new handles and 4 new heads.
     
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    Went wreckers to pick up ls1 engine/loom/ecu start piecing together next conversion for the ute...mofo's lied about parts,upped the price a few hundred & still expected me to buy without looking at the goods first....shook head & walked out.

    Stumped as to why they'd pull that crap on a customer that has been going there for years.Fc'uk em!
     
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    i dont have my vr ute anymore. rip 2011.

    today i made contact with this lady selling a VR caprice and i am seriously thinking i will buy it.
     
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    6 or 8 ?
     
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    vr v8 caprice 165kw

    dont think they came in v6
     
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    Did a tip run now we're back into house reno...ulterior motive was getting ute weighed lol.


    Full tank of gas she weighs in at 1350kgs...goal is 1250kgs but will be content to get it under1300kgs & keep it usable/legal
     
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    Absolutely they did. There's one at UPI at Gillman right now with beige trim which is pictured below. This is a 94 VR Caprice.


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    Years ago we had a dopey 1st year apprentice brag how he bought a v8 stato for $500 & should make a few grand off it.

    It was v6 with blown auto & money owed on revs check report haha.
     
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    Last year asked local wheel alignment dude 3 times clearly to his face should I take ute home,jack stands etc to turn strut tops as never done it before,would that fix it or can he do it.

    Camber was way out after v8 conversion...lazy mong said strut tops can't be turned blah blah blah need adjustable strup tops & manual rack is why steering feels heavy...$40 after he 'adjusted' as much as he could.

    Other week ended up turning strut tops,took ute then took it to different wheel aligner bloke says it's now within specs won't bother charging you no adjustments needed after turned damn strut tops & who'd guess steering was much lighter....


    On a good note finally scored some reasonably priced 15x7 chasers for rear of ute.Sweet!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    By the sounds of it, you are getting camber and caster mixed up, which is common..:)

    Pre VR, the factory strut tops can be turned to adjust camber and caster in 1, but from my own personal experience, trying to teach the younger generation little things like this falls on deaf ears.....Damn shame though, as it can set them apart from the general run of the mill aligner that relies on colours on a computer screen
     
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    Wheels were like this / \ bloke said yeah can adjust all that & will add some toe out....

    My mistake was taking it there after finishing 10pm-6am nightshift no sleep & thought for $40 rather just pay it & sleep in waiting room lol

    Know basics of camber/caster/toe as did wheel alignments on v8 lc gtr at home when nobody would touch it.
     
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    Hey buddy, all good....It is easy to get camber and aster mixed up......

    Camber, which is what you have identified by this posting, will effect heaviness of the steering, if it is too aggressive. It is a problem that alot of aligners are too bloody lazy to make a simple adjustment of camber...They just concentrate on toe settings
     
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    It's still bit a sore point getting caught out like that by a mong in car industry....when it happens I get more pissed off at myself when project goes backwards.
     
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    Finally got around respraying my boot spoiler after all the clear just lifted off when we had that rain and humidity, came up Ace, I was quoted 250 to paint it so I ended up doing it, paint and stuff set me back 80. I will Put it on this week after a few days of 25+ should cure nicely.
     
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    This week. Monday reversed out with rear door open on way to get new tyres on . Picked up new door and swapped it yesterday. Left it manual. Should have checked actuator as it won't lock. It unlock. Next job, swap actuator. Today changed actuator and now locks and unlocks. It took about 1 1/2 hours to get the donor door off. I did the replacement in about 2 hours .I sprayed the pins daily. Used a hammer and screwdriver on the lips of teh pins to get them out. The bloke I got it off had finally found a bent tipped screw driver in his tools. It worked well, so when I do the hings pins on the fronts, I might buy one. Photos were too big to upload,
     
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    Note to self: Remember ecotec tensioner pulley has left hand thread bolt.:rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah I had to ask the question when trying to get mine off on the Buick it had me stumped.
     
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    I thought it must have been Loctite in and put a 1 metre pipe on my breaker bar. Ended up snapped off the bolt head. Lucky I had a spare tensioner assy I swapped over which had a good pulley I was going to swap over with.
     
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    Generally when that happens you can just unwind the remainder of the bolt by hand and use another replacement bolt which saves a lot of messing around and unnecessary work.

    Yes it happened to me way back in the year 2000, traps for new players I always say and especially as I was a VL orientated person and never encountered any left handed threads on it, so Ecotec was really new to me back then.
     
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    Had a puncture on the Ute, when I took the wheel off it had what looked like bolt stuck in the tread. The tyres only had about 1000 k's left in them so I took both rear wheels to Costco's. 235/45/17 Bridgestone re 003 tyres will cost me $152 each. I can't get over how cheap they are. I remember paying $1100 for 4 14" tyres about 35 years ago and they were nothing special.
     
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