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  • #1011
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    Hi Guys.
    I was looking for ages for something different for summer cruising (after selling my old weekend warrior) I looked at some some VK’s XD’s XF’s then looked at VN SS’s and VR/VS SS’s and I couldn’t find anything that suited my pickyness when it came to condition. Then by chance I ended up finding this for sale after I had stopped looking.
    I was amazed I found such a clean, original and untouched example of a 20+ year old car. (only catch was it needed a rebuild/new engine due to bearing issues but considering the condition the car in general this was no big deal)
    Model:
     1994 VR Statesman 304
    Stereo:
    Stock GM (My stereo is the exhaust).
    Engine & Mechanical:
    * VS Senator 185i 304 (Crane H268 Cam + Crane lifters, Crow hardened pushrods, Yella Terra 1.65 Roller Rockers, JP Oil Pump)
    * GM 4L60-E + B&M Pro Ratchet Shifter + B&M Shift Kit
    * 3.08 LSD
    * Pacemaker Tri Y Headers > 200 cell high flow cat > 2.5″ Catback
    * HSV Cold Air Intake
    * Tune by Ace Performance Tuning.
    Interior:
    * Caprice Leather console and radio surround.
    * Retrimmed leather steering wheel.
    * SAAS Oil Pressure, Water Temp & Volt gauges
    Exterior:
     * Simmons V5 Wheels
     * Clear Side Indicators
     * S3 garnish and tail lights
     * Caprice Grille
     *  VS Caprice stand up badge
     * VS Caprice front indicators and fog lights
    Suspension:
    * Nolathaned Front End
    * King Spring Low Springs
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    #1031
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    VRSenator065
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    • Adelaide SA
    • VR Senator LSx454 1960 Kombi (project) 1921 Nash Hot Rod (future project)

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    Nice ride buddy :)

    #2243
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    Cheers Sen.

    Decided to get away from it all for a bit, safe to say i’m going to be spending the public holiday tomorrow detailing the car now, i’m finding dirt in parts of the car I never even knew existed.

     

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    #2274
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    • Victoria
    • C63 Amg/ Mk4 golf gti/ Ml w163 320 Mercedes Amg pack/ Audi a4 Quattro turbo man/ Wh gen 3/ Vt Calais/ Porsche boxter S / Ba futura (soon to have turbo xr6 motor)/ 2006 RX8

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    I love the vr/s statesman series , classic shape !!!!

    If you don't believe in something .... You'll fall for anything

    #2312
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    So do I, thats what drew me to it originally.

    This is about as new as my taste goes, but it still makes me feel like I am driving something much older than it is. (especially with essentially 50 year old engine technology haha)

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    #25512
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    Completely forgot about this thread, probably overdue for an update.

    I still have the car, a few dailies have come and gone (sold my WM Caprice for a Navara) but the VR has stayed tucked in the shed.

    It got treated to a new cam (H268) + lifters for Holden’s Dream Cruise for the end of manufacturing. I’ve also slowly cleaned it up a bit more and added a B&M Shifter to make the auto a little nicer to drive.

    I picked up some AU thermos today which I’ll start cutting up and wiring over the next few weeks.

     

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    #26933
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    Pic dump

    Since the last update, I’ve bought a set of Caprice fog lights and indicators, and a set of my favourite wheels, Simmons V5’s which I painted the same colour as the car.

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    #26936
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    VRSenator065
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    • VR Senator LSx454 1960 Kombi (project) 1921 Nash Hot Rod (future project)

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    Sweet, looks choice.

    #26963
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    someguy360
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    Thanks to VRSenator065 for the gauge mount, highly recommended!

    #26964
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    vspete
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    They look great.

    #26965
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    The gauge mounts look mint. I still have to get around to putting mine in.

    #26971
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    VRSenator065
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    • VR Senator LSx454 1960 Kombi (project) 1921 Nash Hot Rod (future project)

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    Cheers mate, that looks very nice, clean install :)  Mind if I use the pic on the Build Ninja FB page?

    #26973
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    Cheers mate, that looks very nice, clean install :) Mind if I use the pic on the Build Ninja FB page?

    Of course mate, no worries!

    #26977
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    VRSenator065
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    • VR Senator LSx454 1960 Kombi (project) 1921 Nash Hot Rod (future project)

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    Thank you, and done!!

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