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Forum: For Sale & Wanted - Cars and Bikes 10-01-13, 18:22
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Posted By OldF@rt
My bad - put it in the wrong forum. I've put a...

My bad - put it in the wrong forum. I've put a new post in the VL one - in the meantime ignore this.
Forum: For Sale & Wanted - VL - Turbos ONLY 10-01-13, 18:21
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Views: 736
Posted By OldF@rt
[FS - ACT] '87 Holden Commodore VL Series II ($1500)

For Sale? Or Wanted? FS Price/Amount 1500 Open to Swap? No State ACT Short Description for title? '87 Holden Commodore VL Series II Genuine Turbo Motor? A8? No Transmission? MANUAL Currently...
Forum: For Sale & Wanted - Cars and Bikes 10-01-13, 18:12
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By OldF@rt
[FS - ACT] '87 Holden Commodore VL Series II ($1500 ono)

All Cars/BikesFor Sale? Or Wanted?* FS Price/Amount 1500 ono Open to Swap? No State ACT Short Description for title? '87 Holden Commodore VL Series II Currently Registered? Yes Transmission?...
Forum: General, Electrics, Engine Management, Wheels, Bodywork 04-05-11, 19:11
Replies: 1
Views: 538
Posted By OldF@rt
I have the same fuel gauge problem. Not sure...

I have the same fuel gauge problem. Not sure whether it is the gauge or the sender back in the tank.
Forum: Technical Articles 08-05-09, 19:25
Replies: 305
Views: 137,238
Posted By OldF@rt
Conversion - day 22 - we have ignition!

Yep, it was the purple wires. I'd erroneously thought that the manual harness handled that.

Anyway, I just disconnected the connector with the two purple wires from its relay behind the battery,...
Forum: General, Electrics, Engine Management, Wheels, Bodywork 07-05-09, 22:12
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By OldF@rt
Car won't start after manual conversion

Good news: I've finished the conversion from auto to manual on my n/a VL. :)

Bad news: the car won't start. :(

Here's what I've checked and what happens:

1. all normal electrics seem to...
Forum: Technical Articles 07-05-09, 21:53
Replies: 305
Views: 137,238
Posted By OldF@rt
Conversion - day 21

Got home from work yesterday to find a card from the local post office saying that the parts from Comcar had finally arrived. :D

Picked up package this morning. To my relief, sure enough both...
Forum: Technical Articles 05-05-09, 20:42
Replies: 305
Views: 137,238
Posted By OldF@rt
Conversion - day 19

Just did some more electrical stuff not relevant to the conversion, while I waited for the manual harness and floorplate to arrive. They didn't...

Rang Comcar Parts again. This time the story...
Forum: Technical Articles 04-05-09, 21:39
Replies: 305
Views: 137,238
Posted By OldF@rt
Conversion - day 18

Day 16 (Saturday) I was going to pick up the tailshaft and do a lot more, but got called into work for the day. Did nothing in the evening or after work on Sunday.

So today I got back onto it...
Forum: Suspension, Brakes, Gearboxes, Diffs 04-05-09, 21:15
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By OldF@rt
Tightening tailshaft flange bolts

Got the tailshaft back in. Only problem is that the Gregorys manual says that the flange bolts should be done up to 65Nm. Problem is I can't get a torque wrench or any other socket onto it; I had...
Forum: Suspension, Brakes, Gearboxes, Diffs 04-05-09, 21:07
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By OldF@rt
Just re-used the auto ones. I've stuck a...

Just re-used the auto ones. I've stuck a suitably long bolt through there with nut and washer on the end.

Thanks!
Forum: Technical Articles 01-05-09, 08:02
Replies: 305
Views: 137,238
Posted By OldF@rt
I don't think it's necessary for the MF5 - the...

I don't think it's necessary for the MF5 - the gearbox is light enough to man-handle fairly easily. Getting it in easily requires (1) jacking up the front of the engine to tilt the back down (2) two...
Forum: VL Turbo Discussion 30-04-09, 22:24
Replies: 51
Views: 3,146
Posted By OldF@rt
I've been running my '87 VL n/a on E10 for a few...

I've been running my '87 VL n/a on E10 for a few months. No ill effects so far but could I get problems further on.

BTW, I thought e10 was only 92 octane.
Forum: For Sale - Drivetrain 30-04-09, 22:05
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By OldF@rt
Is this 25 spline? (I assume so) Is it an LSD? ...

Is this 25 spline? (I assume so)
Is it an LSD? (I assume not!)
What sort of condition is it in?
Any possibility of freight to Canberra or is it pick up only?

ta!
Forum: Technical Articles 30-04-09, 21:21
Replies: 52
Views: 20,958
Posted By OldF@rt
Respraying over enamel

I resprayed moulds and bumpers on my VL a few years ago with enamel spray. I'm looking at redoing the job properly with lacquer.

1. will the lacquer solvents disolve the enamel?
2. can I...
Forum: Technical Articles 30-04-09, 19:21
Replies: 305
Views: 137,238
Posted By OldF@rt
Conversion - days 14 and 15

Day 14 no work as out to my "real" job, but Sue picked up the reverse light switch from Nissan.

Day 15 (today), another good one.

Finished separating the halves of the tailshaft (yes I marked...
Forum: Technical Articles 28-04-09, 21:58
Replies: 305
Views: 137,238
Posted By OldF@rt
Quite a lot (around 30 years) but it's mostly...

Quite a lot (around 30 years) but it's mostly been routine servicing. Biggest jobs before have been doing the head on the VL and later the main bearings. I also did most of the rebuild of the MF5...
Forum: Suspension, Brakes, Gearboxes, Diffs 28-04-09, 21:28
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By OldF@rt
Reinforcing pieces

There are two aluminium cast reinforcing brackets that connect the bellhousing of the gearbox to the RB30 engine block. I've fitted a MF5 manual gearbox, and now with the right-hand bracket there...
Forum: Technical Articles 28-04-09, 21:17
Replies: 305
Views: 137,238
Posted By OldF@rt
Conversion - days 11, 12, 13

Day 11 I just did up the top two bellhousing-engine bolts before going to work.

Day 12 I refitted the fan then got underneath and noticed... that the clutch fork had slipped off the pivot ball as...
Forum: Suspension, Brakes, Gearboxes, Diffs 25-04-09, 18:35
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By OldF@rt
Thanks for the replies. Got the b*stard all...

Thanks for the replies.

Got the b*stard all the way in second time around, to my surprise. (I was resigned to third or fourth). Didn't have to use a mallet or other means of violence either. :)...
Forum: Technical Articles 25-04-09, 16:52
Replies: 305
Views: 137,238
Posted By OldF@rt
Yeah, it was the problems people have getting...

Yeah, it was the problems people have getting reverse lights working that tipped the balance for me.

I've ordered it from Comcar Parts in Vic, 03 9462 1988. Cost is $40. You can see their ad on...
Forum: Suspension, Brakes, Gearboxes, Diffs 24-04-09, 22:16
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By OldF@rt
Manual gearbox - pushing home

How much force should you need to get the manual gearbox right up to the sandwich plate?

I couldn't get mine all the way on the first attempt, but after I removed the 'box I checked the clutch and...
Forum: Technical Articles 24-04-09, 22:05
Replies: 305
Views: 137,238
Posted By OldF@rt
Conversion - day 9

*Nearly* got the gearbox in today. Did as advised, raising the front of the engine and tilting the box on the way in. Got it on the spline, but wouldn't go all the way in (c. 1 inch to go). Assume...
Forum: Suspension, Brakes, Gearboxes, Diffs 23-04-09, 20:44
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By OldF@rt
Kinchrome clutch alignment tool

Not an ad, but I bought one (from Motor Spares) for under $30 and it's worked very well.

It consists of a threaded plastic tube with two plastic knobs on it, through which is a metal rod flared at...
Forum: Suspension, Brakes, Gearboxes, Diffs 23-04-09, 19:50
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By OldF@rt
1. dumb question - if I fit the VN handbrake...

1. dumb question - if I fit the VN handbrake mechanism would I need an engineer's certificate for rego?

2. are the axles different, or is it just a matter of getting different oil seals?
...
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