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  • #13915
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    Hi, i’ve looked about this forum for a lil while and commented here and there so i thought i should post up my own project and contribute something here. I’ve the car since i was an apprentice and its been through a few engine and gearbox combos over the years. Right now its been off the road a few years and a slow build i get to when i have time around work and family life. Anyway its a vn ss was originally a powerpack auto in atlas grey. Specs at the moment are:

    Ls1 motor, assemblied by myself originally built by marano or something like that. standard rotating assembly just arp rod bolts. Higgins heads, custom grind comp cam, holley hi ram manifold, pacemaker extractors.

    Th400 built by myself. Full manual valve body, dual feed mods etc. Custom converter untested yet meant to be in the 3800-4200 range.

    Diff is a factory bw with 4.11 gears rebuilt by myself to suit last engine combo. Have 3.45’s to fit for this combo.

    Interior is a bit of a bitsa due to being an events car now and also not completed. Vp calais international doortrims and vx calais biege leather seats im in the process of recovering in biege leather.

    Still has a lot of small jobs to go before its ready for any fun and still an unknown if the box is anygood first auto ive ever built let alone modified  :unsure:

    #13916
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    #13931
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    Looks like that would be a bit of fun on the pad when its done.  keep the :good: posts coming

    #13938
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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Hopefully its fun and decently reliable. Kept it fairly basic so shouldnt be too bad. First time.ive put anything ive built up on a forum really so i will try remember to take pics along the way. Ive got some older ones of previous engine combos and some sneaky fun ones but thats bout it.</p>

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    I started that way, had never posted either when I started building mine, it sort of takes on a mind of its own.  Very good for getting peoples ideas and opinions, and a single place to record what you have done.

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    TOUGH!!

    #14264
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    That induction setup screams, I’m here to fuck shit up !!!!!!

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    im swapping a L98 with hi ram into my vn ss at the moment aswell, hopefully i can get my intake set up a bit lower lol, what brand throttle bodys are u using?

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    Thanks for the comments guys. The manifold was pretty much just a i’m here to party statement haha. My throttle bodies are just aeroflow ones. Unsure how good they are havent had time to finish off the lil things so i can fire it with this setup yet.

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    #14308
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    Back in the day a mate had a VN 5.0L and it was very traction limited, can’t image how this beast will go!

    #14311
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    Well previous vn this engine was in albeit manual was about to powerskid in 4th. It wasnt happy about it but it did happen haha. I trimmed the bonnet out the other day will try get it on and off the stands for a decent photo if i get time

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    awesome man love to see more pics of the beast  :good:

    #14582
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    So not alot has happened really lately. Between work and buying a house ive been pretty busy. Have decided its getting a console and plastic trims etc back in it again its just too ugly without it and cut a big hole in the bonnet so that can finally go again too.

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    Hey looking good summers

    question for every one I suppose is it a requirement bylaw to put the fuel cell or tank in the boot I see this in a lot of oz street car builds over here in nz you don’t really see it more of customs  drop tanks

    #14612
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    Its not a legal requirement here to do a cell in the boot. If anything it can be a hassle for a street car rego wise having it there can cause a few legal/defect issues. Alot of the time its either a looks thing or simply a layout thing.

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    So long as you follow the guide lines you can run the cell in the boot.

    #14648
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    Well there ya go. Always learning when your playing with cars i guess. I just assumed with the reform to engineering certification it would just end up in the too hard basket. Good to know though i am considering putting this thing back on the street sometime in the future so i can cruise with the wife and my lil girl.

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    Trouble with in boot installs on a streeter is theres no room to put the esky full of beer ☺

    #15461
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    Not a whole lot has happened lately been busy with buying a house and starting the move etc. Did have the oil pump shit itself so replaced with a high volume mellings pump. All good pressure now 55psi on start up. Did finally get the thing out of the shop though and home. People cominh out of everywhere with the thing running straight out of extractors. Has a major tune issue on standard mafless tune though. Can not work itself out air fuel wise. Has much larger injectors and the manifold too a simple slight touch of throttle and revs pick up too sharply and take quite a while to settle down. Made loading on the trailer a deadly experience so ending up winching the last half of getting it on there. Anybody done any tuning or setting up of these manifolds before?

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    #15470
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    Just a pic with a bit more perspective then what i could get in the shop. This is just before loading it onto the trailer to get it home.

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