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Malcolmsp
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Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2020 4:55 pm    Post subject: Mal's 34 Coupe

There is almost something to look at now so I have given the webiste a bit of an update.

http://www.arach.net.au/~mal.pollard/malrod/

My body *should* be here before the end of January and more updates then.

Any constructive comments welcomed.

cya
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Chris5ltr
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Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2021 12:33 am    Post subject:

Should be a sweet ride when its finished,you lucky bugger.
Please post up some pics as it progress's.

Added-I just noticed your useing HQ disk brakes,im not trying to pick at your rod but dont you think since your fitting a 220kw LS1 you should at least fit twin spot brakes from a Gen3 powered VT or later?
Just a thought.
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AutoCOL
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Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2021 4:51 pm    Post subject:

just remember though, that the curb weight of a VT commodore is what, 1800kg's or so?

allow me to quote mal's site

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I am hoping to come in under 2600 pounds.


which, divided by 2.2, is about 1200kgs. he's pulling up a lot less weight, and he'll need a lot less brake to do it.

that said, i would probably opt for the commodore brakes myself (you can never have too much brake if the balance and feel are good), but i don't think he'll have trouble pulling up with those brakes...

also, just a thought.
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Malcolmsp
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Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2021 12:57 am    Post subject:

I am happy with any feedback.

Chris I will keep adding pics as the car progresses. The body still isn't here so just chassis shots for now.

I looked at a lot of options and if the brakes do not do the job they will be upgraded until they do.

The advice I got was that race brakes are out as they have not got dust seals and are not looked upon favourably during inspections.

I looked into the hoppers stoppers and other commodore conversion kits but they all seem to alter the track which I did not want.

I have dba slotted rotors for the front and brand new standard rotors for the back with new pads all round so its pretty much at the better end of standard.

The other feedback I got was known combinations will have less problems in passing registration. HQ front Jag rear is a known combination.

I would love wilwood calipers on monstrous rotors...but unless I can't pull up with what I have I am not going to worry about it at this stage. The front rims are 16's so I can certainly get much bigger brakes in if I need to

cya
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Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2021 12:35 am    Post subject:

mal make sure that you can fit the 7 inch rims under the front guards , has the front end been narrowed ??
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Malcolmsp
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Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2021 1:53 am    Post subject:

Its a standard width lx crossmember.

Hopefully they scrape under, they have a lot of back spacing

cya
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Malcolmsp
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Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2021 1:45 pm    Post subject:

The body is finally here and will be put on the car after a few mods for the stepped in rear.

First shot of the chassis on wheels this morning and I am very happy so far!



cya
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Pep
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Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2021 2:38 pm    Post subject:

This is probably what your looking at...except this runs a 302 with a blower. That pic was taken on my front lawn on its maiden voyage...Tom won't give Deuce Customs much credit for the body or after sales service so I hope yours is better than his was....
Also..can ask you to take the measurements between the injectors ( centre to centre ) I need to keep my option open when I go hunting fuel rail for my Clevo.

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Malcolmsp
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Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2021 8:55 pm    Post subject:

Pep,

Thats the sort of look.

I measured the injectors on the SS for you and although not vernier accurate they are all between 110 and 120 mm wires to wires.

Based on this I would make a strong guesstimate at 4.60 inches the same as the bore spacing.

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Pep
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Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2021 8:32 am    Post subject:

Malcolmsp wrote:
Pep,

Thats the sort of look.

I measured the injectors on the SS for you and although not vernier accurate they are all between 110 and 120 mm wires to wires.

Based on this I would make a strong guesstimate at 4.60 inches the same as the bore spacing.

hth
Mal


Thanks Mal.....I'll pencil that in as a viable proposition..That throttle body looks good as well but I don't like my chances of getting one off a Gen3 in the foreseeable furure
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Malcolmsp
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Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2021 11:11 pm    Post subject:

Pep,

Ask around at the shops that modify late model commodores. They quite commonly put larger throttle bodies on so the old ones may be available.

cya
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Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2021 2:08 pm    Post subject:

Its coming together well,gotta love the look of your complete driveline sitting on the chassis like that:)
Are you planing on doing light mods to the LS1?if you want I can point ya to a great forum where there all LS1 nuts there the will be able to give you good advice on what and where?
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Malcolmsp
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Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2021 2:27 pm    Post subject:

Chris,

I am not sure how far I will go with it. Chipmaster (delco) will sort out the PCM and it will have a decent exhaust on it. If 300hp at the wheels is still not enough I like the sound of the SQP 382 kit.

I assume you mean www.ls1.com.au I thought your nick was familiar

cya
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Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2021 1:49 am    Post subject:

Malcolmsp wrote:
Chris,

I am not sure how far I will go with it. Chipmaster (delco) will sort out the PCM and it will have a decent exhaust on it. If 300hp at the wheels is still not enough I like the sound of the SQP 382 kit.

I assume you mean www.ls1.com.au I thought your nick was familiar

cya
Mal

Yep you will be correct,I get around
Im sure you will be happy with 300rwhp for a while but the funny thing with horsepower...you always want more!
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383 Chev,6/71 supercharger,injection...
Boyd rollers
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Malcolmsp
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Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:38 pm    Post subject:

The body is all mocked up for mounting as can be seen below. I am a little disappointed in the final finishing off of the body but I am sure that it can be made good. I had just expected a little better.


The front wheels managed to sneak under the gaurds too!

cya
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