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mlr

MLR's Bogan cruise ship

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So.....

After parking my 86 into a fence, and then a guard rail..?..I bought a old Bogan 2002 VX SS II auto cruise ship for a daily driver/project.

Enter 1 x 2002 VX SS II Auto

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I searched around for ages looking at everything from new MX5's to 370Z's, and everything in between, I came across this old boat early in my searches, the boy pointed it out actually, he said "it looks old, slow and noisy, just like you, and mum would hate it", so with that kind of endorsement, and, with nothing else that really touched my special spot (something different, something I can play with, something that should annoy the neighbors and old peole, something with minimal electronics that a old idiot with monkey fists can work on, and parts that are easy to find and cheap, and parts that are cheap, and parts that are cheap), I grabbed it.

Don't ask what I payed for it, I'm pushing that bit of information back down deep into my brain where my empathy lives to never surface again.

Needless to say it is super clean and straight.

 

Engine: LS1 5.7

Headers, twin 2.5" exhaust, OTR, Tune??? (It goes surprisingly well, LOL, shut up, it does go well, and it sounds f**king awesomeballs) it will visit Pulse Racing for some love in a while.

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I'm not sure about the Simmons rims though, 18 x 8.5 with 245/30 front, 18 x 9.5 with 265/30 rear, I think I'm going to try and find some OEM VX SS rima for it (swaps????).

Suspension:

Yellow lowering springs (Kings?).

Some shocks??, I'll have a better idea when I lift the car and pull the wheels.

I'm thinking its had some bushings done, the thing is as tight as a tiger.

I've only just got it, so, so far I have only cleaned the airfilter, it's a over the radiator CAI jobbie that makes cool induction noises.

So far things to do:

Engine oil and filter

Spark plugs

Trans flush and filter

Diff oil

Brake fluid flush

Power steering flush 

Coolant flush 

Wheel alignment 

Good wash, polish and wax

Wrap headers.....maybe, or find some other form of heat sheilding for them...

Then, look for other stuff like old hoses or broken stuff.

You know there will always be broken shit in a 20 year old car.

What are my plans for it? drive it around really, hit the drags once or twice for some LOLs, not back it into a fence....and guard rail....

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LOL

All of the dust from the bushfires, and maybe a Corona or 2

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Oh yeah! Now you are talking.

Get a new plastic power steering resorvoir, they are cheap as and then you get rid of that yellowy plastic crap.

skid vids please

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2 minutes ago, r32-25t said:

This is a surprise, I was expecting a ve/vf

I was going that way, buy this "looked" cooler to me.

Plus it was 1/3 the price of a VE - VF with simular milage and mods.

And at only 100k km, with full log books, and a country car, the condition was hard to pass on.

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2 minutes ago, Ben C34 said:

Oh yeah! Now you are talking.

Get a new plastic power steering resorvoir, they are cheap as and then you get rid of that yellowy plastic crap.

skid vids please

Yeap, and the coolant one as well.

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Now that is much more you than the previous hairdresser car.

Add turbos please. Apparently a pair of GT3582 are the go.

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Lots of reciepts

Pacemaker headers and exhaust - 2016

VCM OTR - 2016

Tuned by "Oztrack" - 2016

Rebuilt diff 3.9 gears - 2016

Rebuilt transmission - 2016

New radiator - 2018

New T2 DBA rotors- 2018

Bushings - 2018

Lots of servicing and maintenance.

History looks to be 1 owner till 2015, then next owner proceed to throw cash at it.

From the googles it "should" be around 220ish kw and 500ish nm, I will see what it really is after I service it and it gets on the dyno.

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22 minutes ago, Dose Pipe Sutututu said:

People usually start with Commos and end up with mature sports cars.

But you, lolwtfbbq

They say when dementia kicks in you revert to your younger years.

But then, I've been demented all my life.

In other news, the battery has passed the trickle charger test and will sit on charge for the night.

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Oh, and ride height, center of hub to guard, is 335mm front and 330mm rear.

Appear to be King spring "low".

It also passed the speed hump test heading into work, thats a bonus.

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23 minutes ago, mlr said:

It also passed the speed hump test heading into work, thats a bonus.

Naice, what sort of headers? Tri-y's or 4 to 1?

I had a VX II Clubsport at stock SS FE2 height it used to scrape at speed humps with 3" 4 to 1 headers lol

I sure do miss the noise, especially when a mate decided to take the exhaust from headers to back out at 10pm and then started the car... 

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1 hour ago, Dose Pipe Sutututu said:

People usually start with Commos and end up with mature sports cars.

But you, lolwtfbbq

Ain't nothing wrong with maturity to immaturity. 

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1 hour ago, Count Grantleyish said:

Naice, what sort of headers? Tri-y's or 4 to 1?

I had a VX II Clubsport at stock SS FE2 height it used to scrape at speed humps with 3" 4 to 1 headers lol

I sure do miss the noise, especially when a mate decided to take the exhaust from headers to back out at 10pm and then started the car... 

Tri-y's

Good for daily abuse.

Response is instant ?

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21 minutes ago, Count Grantleyish said:

Excellent choice from previous owner. 

Edit: I thought you said you were the previous owner, I then started to ramble and quiz for info....my comprehension kung fu is weak.

Apart from the broken passenger door handle...I was trapped in the passenger seat for a minute or 2 this morning, I assume it's rhe plastic linkage thingie, or hopefully, a circlip.

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How does rear main seal look?

Power steering pump?

These two are most common things that leak. But from the receipts above, looks like it's well cared for example. 

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2 minutes ago, Count Grantleyish said:

How does rear main seal look?

Power steering pump?

These two are most common things that leak. But from the receipts above, looks like it's well cared for example. 

Rear main has a reciept from a couple of years ago.

There is some sweating around the pump, not alot, but enough for future investigation.

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