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Old 25-06-13, 19:15   #1
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Qld VL Status Updates

Bit of an opposite to the spotted thread.
We all joke about none of our cars going so why dont we post up our own VL's current status.
Nothing big, just a quick blurb and maybe some pics of where we're at with our cars.


Ill start off with mine.

Been off the road 4.5 yrs, hoping to be going this year.
As it sits currently has no motor, box or diff.
Just recently got a bw diff with 31 moser axles, mc bros full spool, diff cover and arp studs.
Just needs paint and installed.

Installed full autometer dash, 6 point moly cage and mazda s5 callipers.

Motor is currently about to be assembled.




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Old 25-06-13, 19:23   #2
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It is amazing how fast time go's by with our projects,Mine took just over 5 years.
Donny the cars interior looks really good.

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Old 25-06-13, 19:36   #3
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My last 18 months in a nutshell:

Started with RB30


Rebuilt an LS1


Added a TH400


Put in a new Fuel System in the boot


Put it all in the VL


Had issues with Gearbox due to tailshaft


Got it all back together and won a Street Sleeper award the other weekend


Currently now running good. Just did an 11.9 at Willowbank on street tyres (as I drive it on the road)...

Looking to take it on a cruise on Sunday up the Sunshine Coast.
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Old 28-06-13, 16:12   #4
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Mine been off the road since November...it was making 580rwhp with a straight cut 5 speed and a gt40

Now has 51r rajab plenum 100mm cooler whole new suspension 90/10 and 50/50 shocks full manualised turbo400 trans break 5000 stall shortened billet 31 spline axle diff

Taken a while due to funds and parts bein a problem but should only be couple of weeks away now
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Old 02-07-13, 13:19   #5
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Should be solid for some 10.7's Neno!
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Old 02-07-13, 17:55   #6
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Chasing that illusive 11.5 it is just a street car hahaahaha
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Old 02-07-13, 19:05   #7
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Seeing as though I live in Brisbane now I will chuck up mine, it's a rolling shell at the moment getting the engine rebuilt as i broke oil pump gear in half so now rebuilding it with nitto I beam rods with 7/16 bolts, cp pistons, nitto oil pump. Hoping to have the car done and running in the original shell in the next month and brought up to Brisbane. I have a new shell I was going to put all the gear in but some tosser stole the front lights and rear lights out of it now I need to fix it up before moving it all over. Hoping to have the car fully finished in new shell by end of the year. Does anyone know what it cost for a private day at willow bank drag strip? I want to organise a day
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Old 02-07-13, 20:22   #8
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Well you guys might not recognise me but I used try and get amongst it back in the day, talking like 7 years ago. I was a bit shy and kept to myself, still do. I'm always on here just keeping up with things,
My vl has been off the road a year and a half now I have spent a lot of time getting it up to what I always wanted it to be and I think I'm about 60 to 70% of the way there.
It started off with basically standard sl turbo 5speed from factory, I wanted to keep some kind of trueness to it so I have kept the mx7 box and sohc rb30et but completely overhauled it with spool rods, cp pistons, n1 oil pump with billet gears, spool high volume sump, full arp bolts top and bottom ported polished head, jpc roller rockers, performance valve springs and standard size valves, cam tech Ct503 520a-115(a) cam, adjustable cam gear, Ross balancer, Jd plenum 1000cc injectors, haltech ps1000, 6 boost manifold, gt3540, 3.5 inch to 3 inch exhaust, heaps more goodies but you get the idea, engine has been re assembled and is waiting to go back into car due to ceramic coating needing to be done on dump pipe and exhaust mani, and I need a smaller exhaust housing for turbo. I'm trying to get a reliable 500hp what do you fellas think I will be able to get?
Anyway I'm not in a rush but pretty keen to get it on the road as most of you would know the feeling,
Never been sure how to chuck up pics on here if I knew I would.
Cheers and I would be keen for a track day when ever with or without my car ready. Alex

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Old 03-07-13, 08:16   #9
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Does anyone know what it cost for a private day at willow bank drag strip? I want to organise a day
Hey mate,

Couldnt really find any prices on their website, so would prolly be best to give them a call or send them an email. However doing a quick google search I found a thread on Boostcruising from many years ago which maybe would help as a guideline?

For 60 entries the cost will be $4400 GST inc. This covers the following:
• ANDRA event sanction
• ANDRA competitor levy (Insurance)
• Queens land Ambulance Service cover 9am-3pm
• Fire Rescue cover
• Christmas Tree, incremental Track Timers and Score Boards
• Race Computer
• Staff
• Track equipment.
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Old 05-07-13, 19:50   #10
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cheers i will have to look into it further but need people to want to chip in also
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Old 27-07-13, 23:08   #11
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My old red vl has been off the road for over a year getting rust fixed around front screen engine bay tidy up and gt3788r topmount 1000cc bosch injectors list goes on.
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Old 03-08-13, 00:31   #12
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Vl ls1 single turbo with a turbo 400 just done a write up in the owners vl section check it out and let me know what use think.
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Old 03-08-13, 14:29   #13
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Mines been parked for 6 months just sent the Microtech away for a map sensor or upgrade then back to Godzilla for real boost then go chasing that 9 sec slip with a h pattern it went 10.00 on low boost and avgas so I'm hoping with a race gas tune and 35-38 psi 9s should be easy haha
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Old 09-08-13, 11:55   #14
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How mines looked for the last month



Killed the converter so got the powerglide rebuilt at the same time. New clutches in top gear. New TCE converter.



All back in last night ready for powercruise
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Old 10-08-13, 14:04   #15
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Mines been parked for 6 months just sent the Microtech away for a map sensor or upgrade then back to Godzilla for real boost then go chasing that 9 sec slip with a h pattern it went 10.00 on low boost and avgas so I'm hoping with a race gas tune and 35-38 psi 9s should be easy haha
you own a 9sec wagon? and live in wynnum??? Gosh I have to get my **** together! I also live in wynnum and own a wags
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Old 11-08-13, 14:39   #16
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I know I love my wags have seen yours around but not lately. Mines not registered anymore but it did go 10.89 @ 133mph as a streeter with a manual would happily help you step it up if you like I think I still have that turbo in the shed lol . I would love to see more TRUE vl wagons going quick (yes having a chop at you spot-on haha) all good to see wags anyway going quick no matter what engine
Being an update thread I should of mentioned, I took it to Melbourne with me for 12months and since I’ve been back it’s been sitting in the shed. I have stepped it up (maybe not as quick as yours, but still gives me a good scare) but I’m studying at the moment, so no money to spare to fix a few issues I may or may not have ... if ya know what I mean? Haha next year it will be back!

Post up a pic of the wags? I may have seen you around
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Old 25-09-13, 13:31   #17
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'True' VL...... As opposed to a VL with the floor cut out and turbo out the bonnet??????
Update: 8.3@161 at Jamboree. Highest MPH of 169.
Off for a retune ASAP and some real HP.......chasing that 7.99 before the end of the year
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Old 25-09-13, 14:42   #18
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Old 25-09-13, 15:02   #19
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Great idea for a thread, should be on the main board!
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Old 25-09-13, 19:04   #20
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spent about a million bucks still doesn't go
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Old 26-09-13, 10:03   #21
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My VL is currently getting a VS clubsport kit and a VQ30 conversion done. Still deciding on white or yellow vinyl for the interior!
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Old 26-09-13, 11:07   #22
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My VL is currently getting a VS clubsport kit and a VQ30 conversion done. Still deciding on white or yellow vinyl for the interior!
hahaha pure class.

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mine is still about a house deposit away from being finished.
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Old 28-09-13, 16:13   #23
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I know I love my wags have seen yours around but not lately. Mines not registered anymore but it did go 10.89 @ 133mph as a streeter with a manual would happily help you step it up if you like I think I still have that turbo in the shed lol . I would love to see more TRUE vl wagons going quick (yes having a chop at you spot-on haha) all good to see wags anyway going quick no matter what engine
Hahahahah honestly honestly do u seriously consider your caged Vl as a "true Vl ". Hahahahaha I'm all for haven a chop at us for the 2j its sweetheart big boys
but come on dude your car has no floor pan left ??
True Vl ?
I don't understand wat your idea of true Vl is ?

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Old 30-09-13, 08:04   #24
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It's not that big a deal, no one likes wagons anwyay.
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Old 02-10-13, 19:19   #25
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Think people have issues with your car because it has no floor pan and what looks like a huge turbo and really isn't that quick
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