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View Poll Results: how many exec/sl v8's (A8S pack) around

yes i have an A8S pack 12 15.38%
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Old 08-04-08, 10:13   #1
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who's got an exec/sl with a v8 (A8S pack)

hi guys, just brought a new car and its a:
Your car is a Holden SL/Executive Commodore Sedan
From the factory it was equipped with the Holden 304 V8 producing 122kw at the flywheel.
It was produced in 1987 at the Adelaide plant with a serial number of 31520

so its a a8s pack
wanting to know if there are many of these around
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Old 08-04-08, 14:47   #2
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can i ask, so is that different to other v8s? i thought all vl v8s were a 304? and the power seems pretty much stock so it isn't a speacial sports version?
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Old 08-04-08, 15:12   #3
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that A8S pack is just the code on your build plate from factory for the v8 for a exec and sl, nothing special about it, i would like to know how many of these are still around
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Old 10-04-08, 09:57   #4
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anyone got one like this
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Same colour as my one...

Looks mint in that picture!

Chuck a few more up...
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Old 10-04-08, 10:11   #6
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Same colour as my one...

Looks mint in that picture!

Chuck a few more up...
there are pictures i n the origanal thread

is yours a v8 too
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Old 10-04-08, 11:41   #7
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That looks mint giantbrandon, pinstripping looks similar to a berlina
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Old 10-04-08, 11:49   #8
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Thanks dont think the pin stripping is standard think the old dude got it done along with the chrome stick on stuff which will all be going when i get it painted in the future
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Nah mate, mine's just an NA 6.
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are those 5.0 badges stock? maybe post this in the v8 section?
i have see a blue v8 bt1, and i have seen lots of calais v8s but i recon this is the first sl / exec v8. its like optioning an omega with a v8, not the ost common thing to do.
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are those 5.0 badges stock? maybe post this in the v8 section?
i have see a blue v8 bt1, and i have seen lots of calais v8s but i recon this is the first sl / exec v8. its like optioning an omega with a v8, not the ost common thing to do.
the badges are stock i was thinking the same thing as you dont see many base model cars with a v8 in them
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Old 15-04-08, 18:05   #12
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so has anyone got one of these or am i the only one here with one
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Yeah i just checked mine , A8S . Its a 1/87 exec .

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good to see another one around, thats a sweet pic man did your car come out with those hub caps cause they look like turbo ones

do you have anymore pics of it
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Turbo caps are also a feature of the V8 VL along with "turbo" brakes , 1 inch master cylinder , angled exhaust and what ever else holden had laying around.
It was only available in auto form ( 3 speed traumatic) and had a 3.08 ratio "turbo" diff.

The V8 VL was considered so lacking in the performance stakes its only marketing was how good it could tow ****e with !! . Needless to say not many execs were sold but nearly all have the factory tow bar kits in them. The good thing is they are cheap as to buy and are a good base for an EFI conversion and nice road car , that pic was taken in 2002 when i bought it and it cost 3k back then .

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im trying to get mine back to standard origanal so if you know any other interesting info let me know thanks
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Yeah i just checked mine , A8S . Its a 1/87 exec .
man that vl is mint good to see theres some clean v8s around
very nice example
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Sorry to hi-jak this thread but how much would a Original white V8 Berlina with 140000 clicks go for? Is $5800 too much?
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Sorry to hi-jak this thread but how much would a Original white V8 Berlina with 140000 clicks go for? Is $5800 too much?
about 5k would be a fair price get some pics up what colour interor has it go
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so the berlina turbo hubcaps came as standard on all non calais v8's except for bt1's?
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so the berlina turbo hubcaps came as standard on all non calais v8's except for bt1's?
Sounds like it, now i have to hunt for some mint ones
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The turbo hub caps came out on ALL 15 inch factory steel wheels ( these rims are required to clear the larger brakes) , so both turbo/5ltr in exec and berlina had them fitted . Series 2 berlina had the old VK calais wheels as factory fit .

GB , your blue exec pictures has had the pin stripes( on the bumper) added by the dealer or aftermarket fitment as these are the fitted to berlinas out of the factory. Going by your rego yours is an 87 model , proberly has the black door handles but the series 1 trim ( square headrests ) . You proberly already know that the rear headrest fitted in your car werent fitted by holden and i notice you have the factory tow bar fitted , check to see if you have the boot braces fitted ( two bars on the inside of the rear quarter panels.)

Jet 5ltr , even though 5800 would be nice you will find 3-4k is the going rate for a stock 5.0.

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your right about everything except the read head rests as you can see in these photos better

im also not sure about the pin stipes but i dont like them so when it gets painted they might go if there not origanal
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Thats not the correct dash ! , You should have the rev tach , oil pressure and volts gauge . They are factory fits for the VL turbo / V8 , the radio is correct .
My mistake about the headrest , its the front ones i can see . Has it got a disc brake rear end in it? , also what about a 1 inch brake master cylinder? .

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yeah its got the 1 inch master cylinder and disk rear end thats interesting about the cluster its the same as a exec 6, ive got the adress of the origanal owner i think i might pop past and ask them, its a 1 owner car he may have ordered like that so il need to find the build sheet, it also has under bonnet sound deadener does yours also have this

hey adam do you have your buil sheet at all, as ive found mine and want to see if the instrument cluster codes are the same thanks brandon
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