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Old 08-03-11, 16:50   #626
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VL update: Had a ball at powercruise in October last year, unfortunately I had way too much fuel in my decel map and the thing was unloading giant flames all that weekend. Ran very well but took it's toll once the weekend was out and felt very lazy indeed. Without doing a compression test we have worked out that the car was over-fuelling too much causing the fuel to strip oil off the bore and thrash out the rings. By the end of the weekend a couple of laps would cause an unholy amount of semisynth oil to be deposited through the catch can and sprayed all over the strut tower area!

Before I retired it again, I was determined to take it down to the motorplex to run a 10! Had to make a couple of trips (rained out the first time ) and managed a pb of 11.4 @ 116-118 mph on ETstreets. Highest mph was 120 for the night. The car was no longer making any power and hit a wall at 7000rpm. Every pass resulted in a degrease of the strut tower. I had my 60ft's down over 0.6 seconds less than when i ran the 11.7@122 so I should have pissed it in but alas, the motor was far too tired to play the game.

Devastated that I still had not managed to complete my original goal 4 years ago with the red calais, I have parked up the car for the last few months contemplating my next move. I've always kicked myself for not building a 26/30 from the start and it's the only thing I would have changed along the way. With that in mind, I'm looking at a slightly different setup and have stripped off much of the current driveline. The bottom end will be rebuilt and I'm hoping to be up and running for powercruise (again! ) It's been an epic journey and shaped alot of my life. Everyone that knows me asks about how the VL's going before anything else! Occasionally I read back through this thread from the start for motivation and I'd really like to thank everyone for the help along the way!

SERIOUSLY need to do a 10 lol.

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Old 08-03-11, 20:09   #627
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Good to hear its all still going ahead mate, good luck with the 10
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Old 08-03-11, 20:21   #628
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Also this thread... 2 years on! http://www.calaisturbo.com.au/showthread.php?t=160293

Time for a Wagon challenge I think Chris
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Old 08-03-11, 23:29   #629
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haha keen as Ol just read that thread again today too man such an epic tale, i specifically remember a time shortly after hitting that roo thinking gee my life really does revolve around VL commodores hahaha

Justin you will be most impressed with the potential options I have for the car now!

Turbo and all Leigh's ETM pipework left today I know the new owner will put it all to good use though
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Old 09-03-11, 00:53   #630
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here's too hoping!! hahaha
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Old 09-03-11, 21:50   #631
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Good luck with the new rebuild. It's a great looking car man..
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Old 10-03-11, 15:18   #632
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Thanks mate appreciate it!
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Old 18-03-11, 02:23   #633
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Hey Chris, you have had quite a journey with your VL's, and it's still continuing by the looks of it.....awesome work

Your not alone with chasing the 10sec timeslip. I know a few guys down south and in Perth who have been mucking with VL's for many years and are still chasing the illusive 10sec.

It will happen for you mate. Your hard work will pay off in the end. Goodluck with everything.
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Old 22-03-11, 00:48   #634
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Cheers mate, yeah I feel a bit weird about just up and selling stuff like I did but I'm determined to have another crack at setting it up for street legal 10's or as close to it as I can It's in the big shed now should start to take shape pretty quickly if all goes to plan!
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Old 22-03-11, 09:37   #635
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good luck man. good things come to those who wait lol...
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Old 23-05-11, 22:37   #636
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Unbelievably I'm 50/50 torn between setting up an epic 26/30 and building a blown ls2/3 for the car now... Never thought I'd see the day
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Old 23-05-11, 23:17   #637
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ls1/2 + hair dryer, chris is there any other way man
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Old 24-05-11, 00:04   #638
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thinking positive displacement blower, 7l stroker
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Old 24-05-11, 15:44   #639
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Oh yes yes yessssssssssssssssss =D
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lol would be awesome if the WA section had 3 worked forced induction LSX vls pop out around the same time...

would certainly have the cojones to run the 10 you want, you'd be in range of 9's with your glide setup for an LS too wouldnt you?
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Old 24-05-11, 18:43   #642
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Old 25-05-11, 02:00   #643
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Old 25-05-11, 02:38   #644
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Old 25-05-11, 12:04   #646
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Old 25-05-11, 12:51   #647
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Old 25-05-11, 13:01   #648
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Old 26-05-11, 13:04   #649
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putting a mod form in this afternoon pretty much set on LS3 and turbo 400 setup! Stoked to be able to do something completely different. Looked into the VSB's and can't see too many dramas that I will have as opposed to the 25/30/microtech etc. Time will tell, once I get the form back game on mofo's!
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Old 26-05-11, 19:35   #650
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Be interesting to see how it goes compared to the 25/30

Looking forward to catching up for a beer this weekend!
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