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White Vp Senator 5000i No 24

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I've had it Dyno at Chiptorqued when I had the memcal re-programmed to suit the mods. The original 9-1 ratio flat top pistons , heads ported, & crane 276 cam result in 207.9 RWHP . I was told it was the best result they had for a 5 litre with auto transmission. - not sure how many RWKW it is 155-160 maybe ?
 

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Yep - the Senator 5000i didn't have the 268 cam like the VN SV 5000 did. But I have had it dyno in Std form when I brought the car many years ago. The red 200kw motor pulled 178 RWHP at a different place.
 

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I've had it Dyno at Chiptorqued when I had the memcal re-programmed to suit the mods. The original 9-1 ratio flat top pistons , heads ported, & crane 276 cam result in 207.9 RWHP . I was told it was the best result they had for a 5 litre with auto transmission. - not sure how many RWKW it is 155-160 maybe ?
Yeah, 207.9hp is 155.1rwkw
 

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There ya go I learnt something new. Thanks again mate :)
 

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Brought a set of front rotor disc's for my 5000i about four months ago. The disc are 329mm DBA vane type, with new brake pads made huge difference to the stopping power. The original 330mm disc were too worn down past the outer ridge flange. The wheel bearing are replaced & repacked with grease. Unsure if I should have the wheel rims painted to the original Hi Ho Silver paint code or just leave them polished. I Like to keep as much originality the car as possible, any thought's welcome.
 

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Check out hsvforum.com.au mate, they have alot of technical information for old HSV's like ours.
 

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Just a short update to the small changes I've done to the Senator. Took the front bar off to place original Holden rubber pieces between spoiler & headlights. Next brought a NOS black 5000i decal of E-bay and placed it below right hand side tail light.
Next item on the list to bring the car back to looking the way it did in "92" is the engine covers original colour. Apparantly there is three colours for the Senator 5000i engine covers - Maroon , Orange, Red. Mine example has the Maroon colour, I don't know the colour code is,but still have original colour on small part of the engine, so a car paint shop can match it up perfectly.
Also the rims still need to be painted Hi Ho silver to finish the car off, so I can sell it in the future.
Here a photo of the engine cover colour that my car had originally from another Senator
 

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Very nice example. I've always had a set spot for early senators. Vn & vp hsv's still look tough as
 

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Very nice
 

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Brought a set of original front rotors for my 5000i model from EBay. HSV VP 327x28mm with ABS ring gear set, these disc was used on the 5000i & GTS models . The owner had them in storage for the last 20+ years out of there protective packaging, but had never used them. They have develope surface rust on them, but it was easy to remove (DBA019). I made the mistake of buying front rotors 15 years ago without the ABS ring gear set, so the ABS light would sometimes stay on ( ABS OFF) the instrument cluster. Happy that Iv'e got the original old school discs. Unsure of what the indentation holes on the hub are for one has three holes the other has five holes, maybe for balancing purposes.
Started to work on my engine bay to get it looking original again. Have original engine cover paint left on my breather hose ports, which I took to a car paint shop to have it match up perfect. When I brought the car back in 2000 it had original paint on the engine covers, but I decided to change the colour around 2003 to Monza red colour. The colour match paint I received from the paint shop is what I remember the engine covers being at that time when I brought the car.
The colour of the engine covers of the other Senator in the above picture does not appear original being a candy apple red colour. I'm sure all the colours for the Senator 5000i are solid semi gloss
Either Maroon, Red, orange
Also have changed the banana inlet manifold colour back to looking original.
Things have brought
New engine bay sticker decal kit
New coolant bottle
New clutch fan
Used plastic fan shroud
Haven't got it all back together yet
 
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