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Old 17-04-10, 12:06   #1
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Project GLDJET

Many people in the Melbourne car scene would remember the gold over gold VL Calais turbo GLDJET.
This car has been pasted on to many owners over the years and has deteriorated.
I purchased this car end of 2006 start of 2007 as a rolling shell with the GLDJET plates.
It was in appalling condition with a butchered engine bay, melted wiring, broken/missing plastics.
I regret not have any pictures of the car before its full make over because its turned into quite the makeover.

Iíll start with the body and paint.
The car was completely stripped back doors off, glass out, trim out, plastics off, bare metal.
The engine bay was all cut and shut, all holes were filled, and anything that isnít needed was removed.





Once the shell was finished with paint it went in for minor rear end work.
The plan was to set up a 9 inch with adjustable upper and lower arms with a set of coil overís and sway bar. The plan was to setup a 15x8.5 convo pro with Mickey Thompson 275x60x15 street radials, but being under the car thinking to myself..... Iím cutting it up so maybe just set it up a for a 28x11.5.

The rear end consists of the following:
- Ford 9inch housing with cromoly tubular arms
- Strange centre with Strange full spool
- Moser 31 spline billet axels
- Koni double adjustable coil over shocks
- Eibach springs
- Cromoly 4 link
- Anti roll bar
- Diagonal link
- Wheelie bar brackets
- Parachute mounts
- Rear wing
- A set of 15x10 convo pro wheels
The car also has a full cromoly weld in cage with a BILLET Motorsport parachute lever bracket kit.








The interior:
-The car has a factory dash and centre console modified to house the pro bandit B&M shifter.
-The 2 front seats are the races choice RCI plastics on alloy rails.
-The back seat... speaks for itself
- 2 RCI 5 point harnesses
- Alloy door skins






The driveline:
Iíll start with the engine:
- RB30 block
- Bored, decked, honed, line bored
- Crank ground .25 under and grub screwed
- Oil pickup grub screwed
- SPS 20thou oversized forged pistons
- Howards Ultimate forged connecting rods with 7/16 ARP2000 rod bolts
- ARP2000 main studs
- ACL race series bearings
-Nissan water pump
- BILLET Motorsport custom 8.5L wet sump
- BILLET Motorsport external oil pump bracket kit
- Moroso external oil pump
- ATI race balancer
- All new nuts, bolts and washers

The RB26 head:
-Hot tubbed, crack test, and surfaced
- Race ported
- Double valve springs
- Ferrea 1mm oversized valves both inlet and exhaust
- Ferrea valve stem locks
- Titanium retainers
- HKS adjustable cam gears
- Tomei pon camshafts 270inlet/280exhaust
- Tomei metal gasket set
- ARP2000 Ĺ inch head studs
- Modified oil return













Iíll keep the thread to date as much as I can.
I should have more pictures up over the next few weeks.
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Old 19-04-10, 11:43   #2
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Nice bit of machinery that one

Rear end looks awesome.
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Old 19-04-10, 11:49   #3
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sexy bit of gear.
still sticking with the LPG?
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Old 19-04-10, 12:06   #4
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Looks like a quality build up. That sheet metal work looks really good. Your external oil pump set up has come up a treat too. When are you expecting to hit the track?
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Old 19-04-10, 12:41   #5
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i remember this car when it was in its original form. It looks off tap now bro!
Rear and looks like serious business and when i saw that 26 head i got abit too excited
Also who did your trim? it looks really good.
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Old 19-04-10, 13:49   #6
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OH so u ended up with the old GLDJET? Its always been a beautiful car, love the color etc.

uv done well mate, cant wait to see it out running some numbers Love the tub work and rims!
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Old 19-04-10, 18:44   #7
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sexy bit of gear.
still sticking with the LPG?
Time will tell im not upto that at the moment the goal is to have the engine in the car with manifolds and then deside.

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Looks like a quality build up. That sheet metal work looks really good. Your external oil pump set up has come up a treat too. When are you expecting to hit the track?
Thanks buddy Im also happy with how it looks, hopefully this will encourage more people to go down the path of using a external oil pump setup.
If all goes to plan we should be out testing late september.

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i remember this car when it was in its original form. It looks off tap now bro!
Rear and looks like serious business and when i saw that 26 head i got abit too excited
Also who did your trim? it looks really good.
The 26 head always gets people excited
The trim was done by Con at CKT timming. His work is unreal and i highly recommend him. I gave him my shell absolutly guttered inside and got it back complete in 2.5 weeks.

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OH so u ended up with the old GLDJET? Its always been a beautiful car, love the color etc.

uv done well mate, cant wait to see it out running some numbers Love the tub work and rims!
i wouldn't go that far about it always being a beautiful car it was a bomb when i brought it as a guttered shell.

The colour is also different i didn't use the factory gold or white gold its a merc gold with my little special touch.

now i bet your really tempted to tub yours eh?

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Old 19-04-10, 19:03   #8
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Old 19-04-10, 19:18   #9
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love this car so tuff and that gold is the best colour on a calais, well done!
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Old 19-04-10, 19:33   #10
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Old 19-04-10, 19:54   #11
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Here are acouple more pictures ...

Please excuse the dust and crap floating around the bay and cross member


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Old 19-04-10, 20:11   #13
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Old 19-04-10, 20:15   #14
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looks like u have spent alot of time and effort should be a very nice car when its finished
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Old 19-04-10, 20:19   #15
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This car is a credit to you mate, you should be very proud. 2 questions what turbo are you going to run and do you have a number in your head of how fast you want to go?
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Looks crazy absolutely love it, that workshop looks very familiar? where is that?
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Old 19-04-10, 20:50   #17
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This car is a credit to you mate, you should be very proud. 2 questions what turbo are you going to run and do you have a number in your head of how fast you want to go?
Thanks for the comments ATMO_BT1
The turbocharger I'm using is a garrett GT45R. The same one I had for sale, reason I was selling it was because I had this idea of using twin GT35R's just for that extra factor. I think the GT45R will still have the same effect.

An 8 second slip is what I'm after, a comfortable 8 second pass. My main goal is to be consistant and I think after sorting it all out it will go quick.
Im very confident the power supply wont be an issue its just making the combo work and the car consistant.

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Looks crazy absolutely love it, that workshop looks very familiar? where is that?
That was just before pickup from full flight engineering in epping. Jamie fabricated the rearend aswell as the cage and tin work.

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Old 19-04-10, 20:54   #18
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i wouldn't go that far about it always being a beautiful car it was a bomb when i brought it as a guttered shell.

The colour is also different i didn't use the factory gold or white gold its a merc gold with my little special touch.

now i bet your really tempted to tub yours eh?
yeh the color looks good man, my mrs love gold calais so ill have to go show her the car when its done

haha id love to tub mine but maybe later. the car only makes 354 rwkw no need to tub it :P hehe I just wanna get the convo's on but no rush!
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Car looks unreal mate. Who did ur tubbing? they did a great job
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very very nice its good to see quality cars getting built!! are you going auto? full credit to you love the billet work very nice!!
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very very nice its good to see quality cars getting built!! are you going auto? full credit to you love the billet work very nice!!
Thanks buddy, Yes I'm using a Pro Trans built 1500hp 2speed with all the goodies. Im also a big fan of your car, I've seen acouple of pictures and it looks the goods. Will you be attending the nationals with it?
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Unreal car excelent presentation.... Owned my first VLCT when i was 17 back in 1996 and 14 years later i still love them especially seeing cars like yours........... GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!
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horn! That looks tough, can't wait to see this one all done
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trim looks same as beims con did his also

looks good, cams are a litte small for ur goal arnt they ?>
The trim doesn't look like besims. Take a good look at it before your write your comments. At a glance you'll see that they are different colour, pattern, & material. The front seats & back seat area also completely different, as well as the door trims. But i only spotted that at a glance.

I'll asume your being sarcastic about the cams because Mark Jacobson uses these cams in he's customers "street GTR's" which make 966hp @ all four. The R34 GTR at last years Sydney autosaloon made 1264hp @ all four.

I did expect some sort of criticism towards the build anyway.

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