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VN Group A Race Car (round 2 of the V8's)

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    #16
    What happened to selling the green machine first, you have a sickness!.

    Keep the car legal for IPRA, once you cut your teeth in VicV8's you can step up to something a little mare competitive. Otherwise, knowing you it will be a sports sedan in no time.

    See you at winton.
    Sandown 1.23.31
    Calder 1.05.76
    Phillip Island 1.47.95
    Winton 1.33.30
    H/Hills hill climb 1.03.3(FG XR6T)
    Bathurst 2.47.49

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      #17
      I have a wife that must feel sorry for me. She might get sick of buying me cars soon. So I better be careful. 2 x V8 commodore race cars, Hatchback Torana, MX5 race car and our road cars. Need to sell the green car and the hatchback. Things have gotten so bad I have had to start working to pay for car stuff. :(

      I did think about keeping it legal for IPRA, but things like door glass and mechanisms are easily swapped back. Even if it means spend $18.50 to buy new doors.
      Once I sell a car, I can get a motor and box.
      NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
      NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
      VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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        #18
        Picked up the car tonight. Had to take a coupe of pics. :)










        screen capture windows 7
        NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
        NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
        VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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          #19
          Now I just need to source a 6.0l motor and 6 speed. As well as clutch, conversion kit, etc.
          NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
          NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
          VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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            #20
            Is that how you got it with that g/box & vs series 3 hydraulic clutch set up already?

            Looks like just needs injected 5l from wreckers or skompa then it's nearly ready.

            Like how long route of disconnecting crap for engine was taken.

            Car does look neat.
            an easy fix is get a mate to drive in front of you at 60 then 80 then 100 and mark in on your speedo with some liquid paper.

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              #21
              Yep. Also has a custom ECU to suit Holden V8. Gearbox and ECU will be for sale. I could just throw in a VN-VS motor and it would be going. But I may as well build the car properly. The 6.0l will be the best value for money as far as performance goes. I sold my Hatch, and after paying back nopics I should just scrape enough money together to get the car going.
              NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
              NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
              VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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                #22
                Pretty sure TK will suggest bang for buck to go for the Holden motor. Worth a query

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by lukevl View Post
                  Pretty sure TK will suggest bang for buck to go for the Holden motor. Worth a query
                  Wrong. 😉
                  NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
                  NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
                  VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by lightyear View Post
                    Yep. Also has a custom ECU to suit Holden V8. Gearbox and ECU will be for sale. I could just throw in a VN-VS motor and it would be going. But I may as well build the car properly. The 6.0l will be the best value for money as far as performance goes. I sold my Hatch, and after paying back nopics I should just scrape enough money together to get the car going.
                    What's the ECU and gearbox?
                    290 getrag?
                    If so how much?

                    Might need some spares for my rallydore

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                      #25
                      Will take some pics of the box and ECU.
                      NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
                      NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
                      VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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                        #26
                        Nice base! Watching with glee.

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                          #27
                          You should have gone a later model car dude, seriously. VN's are old and shit...
                          The older i get, the better i was...

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                            #28
                            P.S - Is it for sale yet ? PM me.... :D
                            The older i get, the better i was...

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                              #29
                              I plan on keeping this one. It's a nice clean starting point.

                              The search is on for a motor and box now. I have 3 options I can think of.
                              1- buy an LS2, conversion bits, gearbox, etc. Expensive option.
                              2- buy a Holden motor that's already built. But the T5 would need upgrading too. Don't like this idea. Cheapest option?
                              3- buy Adams conversion kit for LS1, try find a good LS1 and 6 speed. This would be within budget. Only problem all the LS1's are old. I can buy crate L98's, but dont see any crate LS1's.
                              NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
                              NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
                              VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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                                #30
                                VN Group A Race Car (round 2 of the V8's)

                                Question. Are you allowed to swap in a VR-VS front end? They have chapman struts vs the macpherson struts found from VB-VP. Which means better lower ball joint location better camber adjustment and a bolt on bearing/hub with hat style rotors.

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