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  • #26417
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    Well spoke to the exhaust shop today who had done my VS’s exhaust system

    I ended up ordering a Xforce 2.5″ system with the normal size rear muffler which has two pipes into the rear muffler and 2 pipes out, it is also is brushed stainless steel, as there mild steel systems are discontinued.

    I did price up the cats that are suppose to bolt up to the extractors, but they are about $150-200 cheaper on ebay.

    Also Picked up a Manual VZ V8 Radiator

    and does anyone know where in Adelaide i can can the rubber A/C Hoses?

     

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    Nice work, not sure about the A/C hoses, have you tried Holden spare parts?

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    Ive tried both Peter Page and Steinborner, Peter Page were $480 and Steinborner were $430.00, apparently there is a shortage since Air International have gone, ive also rung a handful of wholesalers too all of which are out of stock

    i was kind of expecting around the $300 mark, waiting on another email back from one last place and see what they say

     

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    The guys at Bursons are pretty good, give Nick a call at the Holden Hill shop :)

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    tried them too. no luck

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    mate of mine brought his own crimper and made his own hoses with a mixture of fittings from Usa and hose from repco. 

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    what Igntion leads are people running, not sure what are currently on the engine as there is no brand on them, im not even sure how old they are

    Im looking at 3 options at the moment

    1. NGK part no# RC-HLK808S (8mm) -$84 per set

    2. MSD part no#5572 (8.0mm) Street Fire Wire -$76 per set

    3. MSD part no#32819 (8.5mm) Super Conductor Spiral -$110 per set

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    Coils on the valve covers. If so I have a brand new set off an lsa u can have for $50

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    Coils on the valve covers. If so I have a brand new set off an lsa u can have for $50

    Yeah coils are still on the covers, sounds good to me Cava PM your payment details

    what type of spark plugs should I run? Some listings say Platinum, some say Irridium, both have different gaps too?

     

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    Done.

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    Just had a thought.. be nice if someone designed and 3d printed a otr for this application……. wonder who could do that … Gary :-P

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    Anything is possible….

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    Hi, Been a while but finally planning to do the engine conversion……

    A couple of things have changed, but basic plan now is to get the stock LS1 into the car and get it running, the only thing i am doing before it goes in are, the Rear main gasket and plate, Oil Pan gaskets, and a new front crankshaft seal and timing cover gasket.

    I have removed the balancer, but i forgot to mark it, is there a certain way it needs to go back on? as there is no keyway or markings? i haven’t adjusted anything to to with the cam or timing.

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    Nah they go on any where it’s 0 balance.

    #32824
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    wheres that marked? on the balancer? its covered in surface rust bit hard to read anything on it

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    I meant there’s no specific place they bolt on, drop it in some boiling water before you put it on if you don’t have an installation tool.

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    thanks, misread that.

    i haven’t got a specific tool to install it, was just going to lock the flexplate up and put it on most of the way with the old bolt, then remove the old bolt and finish up with the new ARP Bolt i have. the rest of the way?

    is there another way?

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    The hot water will expand it and make it go on easier using the bolt so there’s less chance of messing up the threads, only other way is to use the proper installer.

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    With the balancer if you don’t have the install tool, buy a longer bolt or better still a piece of threaded booker rod with nut & washer to wind the new one on. Can be dicey using the old bolt as there’s a chance of stripping the starting thread out of the crank.

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    I ended up buying a balancer install tool, Balancer went on no issues. It’s all torqued up. Engine has been all cleaned up. Will get the transmission bolted up in the next few days and start fitting some of the accessories and engine and battery looms

     

    then i just need to start pulling apart the VY Berlina

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