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  • #7016
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    Hi all, thought I would start a build thread to keep me motivated.

    Originally a VK Royal (similar to Calais) 4 cyl, only 135,000 km
    Bought it as a roller (last owner was going to do a Brock rep) I have other plans !
    Body/interior is mint, virtually no rust.

    Have installed an LS1 and powerglide trans for mock up.
    using Belair starter conversion and mounts, VN V6 crossmember and rack with VL intermediate steering shaft. V6 billet mounts, made my own trans crossmember using a nolathane type mount.

    Have fitted a 9″ diff (20mm narrower) disc brake rear, boxed lower trailing arms, adjustable upper arms, peddars shocks and springs.

    Engine will be a cast 403cu LS , forged internals (built for boost)

    Turbo is a nice piece, IHI RX8 ex Cart car turbo,inverted magnesium compressor housing, titanium exhaust housing, inconol wheels, only weighs 7kgs, these things were $20k USD plus to buy back in the day.

    Fitted the largest alloy radiator I could along with an FG Falcon single cooling fan.
    Had to remove the lower radiator support and fab up a new one

    Oh and also fitted a Holley Hi Ram inlet manifold

    Have already had a 6 point cage installed and fitted race seats

    Car has just gone to a Mates workshop to do the turbo fab work.
    Ajay is doing the fabrication, does awesome work.<!– / message –>

     

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    #7020
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    Progress – Ajay has done the manifolds for each bank.

     

    Had the manifold faces surfaced before the crossover pipes are built.

    Started on the intercooler, Ajay has built a custom intercooler out of two cores to get the size we were after, core is 450x450x100 with 4″ inlet and outlet.

    A work of art , and should flow plenty :good:

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    #7025
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    Very nice mate. Keep the updates coming

    #7070
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    Woah! That came out of no where, nice bit of kit mate  :yes:

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    That turbo is an Absoutle work of art. As is the rest of the build

    How in the hell did you find that turbo.

    #7085
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    Bought it off a mate who had it in a VY ute. A friend of his who specialises in turbo rebuilds bought a bunch of them off e-bay along with a heap of spares.

    Its a pretty special piece of kit, should get me to my goal of 1000hp plus B-)

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    Tough ill be watching this mate im doing the same thing to mine ,ive got same manifold but ill be selling it off and going under bonnet

    #7103
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    Yea the Hi Ram is pretty fricken tall, but looks so tuff and works well on boosted combos.

    gonna take a big reverse cowl to cover though.

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    Not the biggest fan of those manifold either. Much rather a FAST or a VIC JnR.

     

    However u can buy a boss Water to air cooler for them.

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    Seen a few Fast manifolds split under boost, great for N/A though.

    the victor juniors with an elbow don’t flow as well as the Hi Ram but are easier to package.

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    Seen a few Fastmanifolds split under boost, great for N/A though. the victor juniors with an elbow don’t flow as well as the Hi Ram but are easier to package.

     

    Will still flow 1000+ HP and have better cyclinder air distribution then the hi ram

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    Hopefully ram around 18psi into my fast manifold today. Will let you know if it splits lol.

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    Hopefully ram around 18psi into my fast manifold today. Will let you know if it splits lol.

    A mates lasted quite a while at 14psi , but ended up splitting a runner.

    had it plastic welded and appears to be holding up okay.

    18 psi is gonna wake that sucker up :yahoo:

     

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    Intercooler mounted

    Cross over pipe done, V banded and flexi on drivers side.

    Cobra head elbow for air filter in inner guard.

    60mm Turbosmat pro gate plumbed into 4″ downpipe.

    This section has been made to easily be removed for plug access etc

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    #7412
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    That looks bloody nice. You said you used a V6 K frame. What engine mounts did you use? Is that a better option than a V8 K frame?

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    Man I go away for a while and look at what pops up. Great work mate, look Fwd to following this  :good:

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    That looks bloody nice. You said you used a V6 K frame. What engine mounts did you use? Is that a better option than a V8 K frame?

    I used the “Bel Air” engine mount and starter relocation kit which was designed around the V6 K frame and power steering, it uses V6 mounts which would be fine for an NA build, but I upgraded to V6 billet mounts for added strength.

    I believe the V6  power steering rack is not as bulky as the VK/VL rack giving more clearance for headers (not that I’ve got any pipes going down that side)

    Also the starter bolts on, no sandwich plate required.

     

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    #7419
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    Coated the manifolds and crossover with VHT Flameproof paint, baking it on in the BBQ then will apply titanium heat wrap.

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    #7459
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    Needs wastegate dumping to atmosphere!

    #7483
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    Needs wastegate dumping to atmosphere!

    Haha yes,

    but this car will be street legal here in NZ, and will need to have wastegate plumbed back to get certed.

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