After a hiatus from the forums (FB does that to you) I realized I was missing the forums. So what better way to rekindle the relationship than by starting a new topic.
Anyway, my VL story goes like this. 2017, mind numbingly scrolling through my news feed, and a car for sale pops up. VL Commodore, next suburb over. $1500 or something. I was like "hmm.. i've never liked these things when I was younger (because Kingsy's and Torries were supreme), but this could be cool.. maybe a turbo conversion?" I stalked the account of the seller, I didn't like the way the way he looked (prejudice at its best) and that's that, or so I thought.
But the idea was firmly planted in my head! and for the rest of the night I was scouring all avenues looking for one to buy... That night!
I came across this nugget, looked okay in pictures (don't they all), the guy had it up for $1600. I merely asked him if it was available, and he replies instantaneously with "Yes, and I'll do $800". Whoa whoa whoa buddy.. I didn't even talk dollars, but okay I'll come have a look.
It was freezing, dark, pretty much bogged in the front yard. It started and idled okay. I turned it off, got money, gave money, went to drive away... and nothing. Crank but no fire. We pushed it out of the front yard onto the road and waited for RAA. After a grueling couple hour wait, they showed up and diagnosed a no spark situation. He also didn't believe our story that the car had just stopped randomly after going for a drive with my father in law (RAA card owner) because he proceeded to show us that the front right tyre was shredded beyond repair "You droive around with a tyre looking like that?" .. Oops.. No wonder it was hard to push!
Finally it was home (thanks to RAA's tow truck service), sorted out the spark issue, got it running and started on my turbo setup hunt!
Thanks to a wanted ad, sourced all parts needed to convert to turbo
Slapped it all together, and unfortunately, the car had its gremlins! It was super molested. Wiring issues, sensor issues, unmaintained, interior rat shit with mis-matched parts and spray paint everywhere. The body was bogged in all the usual rust areas.
I needed a better base! I stripped it, took my turbo kit off and now enter... VL number 2!
Much nicer! Unmolested, completely stock and working perfectly! Owned by a middle aged man who upgraded to a VE Evoke. I drove around like this for a few weeks, enjoying the registered nature of the vehicle!
Edited by UCANG, 17 May 2019 - 08:52 PM.