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  • #23165
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    VRSenator065
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    All bolt ons and a tune.

    What no mods welded on?  Pffft amateurs….

    #23167
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    Ran out of acetylene :facepalm:

    #23168
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    Lol, I actually have my grandpa’s old oxy acetylene handle, all brass, bloody work of art.

     

    #23169
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    Don’t forget it’s got the very much wanted power killer Caddy top :yes:

     

    Looked at buying lsa very closely when CHE did the black vh that needed chassis spacers & caddy top to keep it all under stock bonnet.

     

    Damn Caddy tops

     

     

     

     

    #23170
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    Yeah caddy too and kframe spacers. Don’t think they are a sick bad as they make out.

    #23171
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    I’m just gonna say it, LSa, big easy power, but bloody ugly. (Puts flame suit on)

    #23172
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    Yeah seppo’s have dyno sheets proving it but who cares when can keep the stock bonnet & heaps of other ways to get power back & then some.

     

    Told Dale @ CHE only buying an lsa if we find Caddy top….instead found my 2 tone sle

     

    Gary these caddy tops make them even uglier lol

    #23173
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    Yeah caddy top is ugly. In the states the fastest blower only ctsv has a caddy lid  :yes:

    #23174
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    I dont think the caddy top is that bad, just paint it etc. End of the day how often is bonnet even up, waste of time you dont drive around with bonnet up lol

     

    munch munch ls1s for lunch
    Best 1/4 mile 13.1@105mph 60ft-1.8sec Reaction time .8 sec 0/100-4.8sec

    #23175
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    I guess that’s the thing about cars, to each their own. My bay is important to me, I mean love driving it, but every time I lift the bonnet to check the oil, water etc it puts a smile on my dial. The other thing is I love people seeing the car, thinking meh, its just a clean Senator, then I pop the bonnet and pretty much every time I get the “faaaark” – to me thats priceless :good: But to each their own, I just think the LSA is bloody fugly. Cool engine though, and if looks not a factor the smart and obvious choice.

    #23176
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    Power over looks for me. I hardly ever pop the bonnet. But I’ll still smooth it and shit to make me happy. Wish I wasn’t that anal

    #23177
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    Function over form for me.  Make it go as hard as possible and if it looks good doing it all the better.

    #23178
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    Power over looks for me. I hardly ever pop the bonnet. But I’ll still smooth it and shit to make me happy. Wish I wasn’t that anal

    Function over form for me. Make it go as hard as possible and if it looks good doing it all the better.

    I had the same mindset and was going to concentrate on getting my VK on the road first and do the cosmetic stuff later but the more I looked into things it was easier to do it now as the car was already in pieces, plus I could do it on the cheap.

    Hows the to-do list looking at the moment Cava?

    #23179
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    Fuck u pricks costing me money. Gunna have to start a go fund me account. No x bar on cage lol. Wanna keep the back seat. Granted it’s only registered as a 2 seater now.

    We maybe spending your money now, but we’re saving you money later down the line.

    Yeah caddy too and kframe spacers. Don’t think they are a sick bad as they make out.

    No reverse cowl for this one.

    #23180
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    Power over looks for me. I hardly ever pop the bonnet. But I’ll still smooth it and shit to make me happy. Wish I wasn’t that anal

    Function over form for me. Make it go as hard as possible and if it looks good doing it all the better.

    I had the same mindset and was going to concentrate on getting my VK on the road first and do the cosmetic stuff later but the more I looked into things it was easier to do it now as the car was already in pieces, plus I could do it on the cheap. Hows the to-do list looking at the moment Cava?

     

    Certainly, I’d do anything to improve performance and improving the look but I’d miss something that would only be of cosmetic value.  I’d rather put money on something to make it go faster (or stop or go around corners better etc).

     

    Don’t get me wrong, I totally admire those cars that are 100% perfect panel and paint but it’s not something I have the patience for.  I also don’t like attracting the attention of the constabulary so would prefer to not doing anything that draws to much attention either way.

    #23181
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    To do list is long. Lol still waiting on fabricator.

    No scoop at all for the vp. All under hood. Ultimate sleeper.
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    #23182
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    Function over form for me. Make it go as hard as possible and if it looks good doing it all the better.

    Why not have both :)  Mines no trailer queen, there’s tons more I could do to make it nicer.  To me its a balance of form over function, but I always want things to look neat and well engineered.

    #23183
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    I don’t disagree but what I’m saying is that the primary motivator for any mod is to improve the vehicle and form is a secondary consideration.

    I’m not interested in spending thousands to reline the dash in leather for example, to me that is totally cosmetic and not something I’m interested in.  Same with the wiring in the bay, I’ll make it as tidy as I can but I’m not really interested in hiding the entire wiring loom and moving fuse panels so they can’t be seen etc?

    #23184
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    Sorry, yea get ya.  Pretty much same as me, loom is a good example, in fact hiding it can make it worse to trouble shoot if you have issue.  I think we are all pretty much saying the same thing.

    #23185
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    I think we are all pretty much saying the same thing.

    We are Gary, what we’re saying is where are the vids of you laying some elevensies on a “private road”

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