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    Vs Barra ute

    This has been in my mind the last year, but nothing could happen till the VC moved on. Cliffs. Daily vs poverty spec ute with 400,000 km, column shift, bench seat. Body is clean but engine and suspension very tired. Aim is to keep it simple, mild hp so 280-300 rwkw, aircon, powersteering, cruise control. All under $10k. Nothing crazy, just solid and reliable but plenty of fasts. Engine will only get valvesprings and injectors once tuned, gearbox left standard, standard convertor, use vs column shift, leave 3.08 gears but LSD, upgrade intank fuel pump, front mount intercooler, factory loom and ecu, just splice into vs and keep factory dash

    Picked up full ba Barra conversion with 4 speed btr, loom, ecu, tailshaft, pedal box, etc etc. Guys at Ballarat performance wreckers were super nice and a grand cheaper than anywhere in Melb. Drove up this afternoon and got it all.

    Nastysven care of stocky donated two coolers. Also bought a 2nd hand bf airbox and pod. Picked up a vs V8 K frame today as well.

    Tomorrow I pickup all the new shocks, springs, control arms and bushes. Also from tuffcarparts I pick up injectors, valvesprings, 3" catback exhaust, 3.5" cat, 460 lph intank fuel pump and torque lock LSD.

    Anyhoo, want to get it on the road as soon as possible say less than a few months



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    Last edited by Dogsballs; 06-07-17 at 11:57 PM.
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    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

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    Should be an interesting result.

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    Watching with interest

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    Barra makes good sense for easy power & reliability.

    Bet that made a racket with mudflaps scraping.
    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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    Nice one mate, 400 horsies is plenty to daily punt around and more powers are simple enough if you ever get bored.

    Happy to come and help if you need a pair of hands after work
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    This is a post i wrote by mistake, which is nice...

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    What LSD are you using? I was going to reuse the spool in mine. Will this ever hit a track with corners?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman Don View Post
    Nice one mate, 400 horsies is plenty to daily punt around and more powers are simple enough if you ever get bored.

    Happy to come and help if you need a pair of hands after work
    Anytime. Feel free after work
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    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightyear View Post
    What LSD are you using? I was going to reuse the spool in mine. Will this ever hit a track with corners?
    Picking up one of those torque lock helical lsd from tuffcar parts today
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    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

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    Tuffmounts/Muscle Garage has all the conversion gear for this - Jason is doing the same swap ATM for his Drag Challenge car.

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    Awesome.

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    is that marvs ute in one of the pics lol

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    Chuck is going to see this and change his LS build in 3...2...

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_pete View Post
    Chuck is going to see this and change his LS build in 3...2...
    I know, I've always wanted to do a barra commodore

    This should be an easy 11 second car with a mild combo
    1jz Rolla Van ....... 11.6 at 124mph

    "Reacher figured if he could put that drivetrain in some battered old sedan body, then that would be his kind of car"

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    Nice. Wil go well, and have plenty up its sleeve for fasts later on.
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    70ynu has to be the most retarded cunt here. "Help me please" me "you need to remove your head" him "fuck off cunt I'm to lazy fuck off out of my thread you told me to do something I don't want to do so you're a cunt fuck off can some one please tell me an easier way???"
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    Its a tight battle between you and rogercordia for the most retarded member on here, thou i think you have it by 5 window licks

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    whats wrong with a Ford ute with barra turbo in it? -


    I think you cold get them from the factory

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    They're 500+kg heavier, he had a vs ute, sheeple etc
    1jz Rolla Van ....... 11.6 at 124mph

    "Reacher figured if he could put that drivetrain in some battered old sedan body, then that would be his kind of car"

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    Picked this up cheap. Good kit,.castings are nice



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    Quote Originally Posted by 50RTD View Post
    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

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    That's worth at least 60 lebowasps
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    I agree with Rdyno

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    Subscribed, had a similar thought about doing this the other day. Though I will leave it as a thought and live vicariously through this thread.

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    just thinking about it, you might wanna reconsider using the 3.08 gearset if you intend on doing some highway work.
    the BTR has a fairly high 4th and will probably drop the revs down a bit too far on the torque curve?

    for example. my coon has BTR and (na) barra. has 3.27 gears and does 1600rpm at 110.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rdyno
    70ynu has to be the most retarded cunt here. "Help me please" me "you need to remove your head" him "fuck off cunt I'm to lazy fuck off out of my thread you told me to do something I don't want to do so you're a cunt fuck off can some one please tell me an easier way???"
    Quote Originally Posted by Tripper
    Its a tight battle between you and rogercordia for the most retarded member on here, thou i think you have it by 5 window licks

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    also, depending on what box you have, it probably doesnt have a speedo sender.
    pov pack coon utes didnt have abs, so you can get a pov ute extension housing, worm gear and sender. then using a mix of coon and commodore T5 parts, you *may* be able to get the factory speedo to work with minimal fiddling?
    Quote Originally Posted by Rdyno
    70ynu has to be the most retarded cunt here. "Help me please" me "you need to remove your head" him "fuck off cunt I'm to lazy fuck off out of my thread you told me to do something I don't want to do so you're a cunt fuck off can some one please tell me an easier way???"
    Quote Originally Posted by Tripper
    Its a tight battle between you and rogercordia for the most retarded member on here, thou i think you have it by 5 window licks

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    El extension housing has sensor, need for ecu. Then will fiddle with output from ecu for dash. Found one, just waiting to pick it up

    They like being loaded and will help with traction. If I go 3.45s it will be instant smoke. Also vs have lower profile tyres


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    Last edited by Dogsballs; 07-07-17 at 08:00 PM.
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    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

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    Parts haul today



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    Quote Originally Posted by 50RTD View Post
    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALLMTR View Post
    They're 500+kg heavier, he had a vs ute, sheeple etc
    thanks , dogsballs

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    Your having a ball already by the looks of it, and it's only shopping time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 50RTD View Post
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    Picked up new complete front and rear lower control arms, plus some other bushes from torqparts

    Then got home and started sorting the barra. Pulled the K frame off and other stuff I don't need. Degreased it as well. Fitted up the Rajab plenum, which came up pretty good.

    Then started on the ute. Going to drop the K frame and lift the front over it

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    What $ did they sting for the ba turbo setup?

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    Woa hang on a sec, so an inline 6 will fit into a Commo ute? Surely it's a massive rektangle!
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