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  • #13294
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    Just had a look at the mannual you are talking about benk

     

    on page 171 it has a small paragraph for hi performance vehicles

     

    it says when using in hi performance applications like motorbike, race car and boat superchargers the design loads will typically exceed published data, because of the extreme loads and belts speeds ( as much as 500hp and belt speeds of 10 000fpm) it is important for the designer to contact gates power transmissions for additional  assistance

     

    although special considerations may be involved, it is important to remember that reasonable recommendations can be provided to the designer

     

    scott from capa made it very very clear to me to not have any tension on the belt, he said it must be at 100% running temp and just take the slack out of it

     

    plus people who run gilmas under tension have a tendency to snap the nose of the crank off

    #13296
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    I asked Scott the same question.He said run it loose as possible but tight enough so the belt can’t jump a tooth on the blower pulley.

    #13298
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    Yeah sweet as, it’s been a few years since I got myn, how long ago did you get yours ?

     

    myn is loose as, like 40mm slack maybe more (20mm each way)

     

    quite and no vibrations on down revs so works for me

    #13302
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    Well as quiet and vibration free as an 800hp beast can be…..

    #13303
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    Bought mine second hand but had been serviced by CAPA with new input bearings and shaft.Have only got it installed and running at idle as i need to fabricate ducting,install water/meth etc etc.Been on the back burner for a while due to other priorities.

    Just want to say thats some insane  grunt out of the 355,would be a bloody handful no doubt.

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    Well that is true Gary lol

     

    its only a hand full if you drive it in a manner that you want it to be a hand full, anything under 2500rpm and it’s nice subtle and fearly dosile really

    #13315
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    Well that is true Gary lol its only a hand full if you drive it in a manner that you want it to be a hand full, anything under 2500rpm and it’s nice subtle and fearly dosile really

    Exactly how a streeter should be.  Seems we have come at the problem from two very different ways about it and sort of ended up at a similar result.  Great stuff, +1 for different ways to skin a cat :good:

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    Definetly skinned our cats differently and ended up in simialr spots and +2 for that

     

     

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    well a few months back I brought a Prado, it’s a bit slow and has been bothering me lately, so on Monday I stumbled across a Monaro so I took it home with me

     

    got it for $9k

     

    so after 48 hours in my position it now has new slotted rotors and pads, doin all the oils, and plugs  this weekend before it gets road worthy next week

    The paint is little faided so in couple weeks it’s getting striped and coping a paint job, I’m thinking of painting it in the cherry black or what ever it is that some of the late VS clubbys and GTS come in and possibly getting a GTO kit maybe

     

    still undecided on colour but it won’t be a bright colour as the manta is bright, so something more dark that won’t stand out so much but still very noticeable it’s a nice paint job and different colour

     

    after that it’s getting coil over suspension, all new rubbers, few replacement parts for interia that are falling apart then just the usually exhaust extractors, otr and tune

     

    plan an is to make it a sweet ass daily driver  :yahoo:

    then on sundays I will have to choose witch one to drive

     

    #14236
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    Separate build thread please kind sir.  Knowing you this will turn into something….

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    Separate build thread please kind sir. Knowing you this will turn into something….

     

    Might do a small thread when I do the paint on it

     

    but honestly this isn’t getting much, it’s just goin to be made smick as so it’s a awesome cruiser for me

    #14358
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    Actually maybe I should do a thread so I can find a company that makes GTO style body kits for them

     

    I can not find any

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    Yep, basically stock, well except a colour change, and wheels, and body kit, oh and just a little cam, and extractors, and a couple of extra gauges to keep an eye on things……

    #14435
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    And coil overs and full rubber bush change

     

    maybe a few things might get wrapped in leather or suede

     

    thats still classed as stock isn’t it ??

     

    Well i class it as stock anyway lol

    #14443
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    Build thread please, before this gets out of hand….

    #14452
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    Sooooooooooooo, is this gonna be at Holden Nationals in May repping the VS’s???? :good:

    #14454
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    Holden Nationals

    Got a link to them, where are they?

    #14466
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    its on Facebook under Holden Powered Nationals Heathcote Park Raceway

    7th may, with a test and tune open to all cars on 6th and 8th… Take yours down Gary.. If they don’t reach 100 pre entries of Holden engines they will open up to LS etc….

    #14468
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    Iv certainly got Robert valastro asking me every day to bring myn on the 2800km road trip to this event with him

     

    still undecided yet

     

    very very tempted though

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    Don’t be a poooosay. I expect to see you

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