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    Commodore of Death (Murray)

    First there was the Sigma of Death (SoD)

    Then came the SoD II, same same but same.

    Next was the Galant of Death (Morgan)



    With the unfortunate demise of Morgan, I was thinking about 'what next' when Rowdy's Wooshodore popped up and a deal was done.


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    I got it dropped off at V-Sport so I could have a chance to make space for it at home.
    Rowdy dropped off a whole pile of bits as well as the car, so sorting out what was there etc was one of the first tasks!

    Had some help with putting in the diff and generally making it a rolling shell (Hoonboy helped as well)



    I thought the logical choice for this was a stock LS1 and 6-speed.

    Enter road trip to pick up this shitbox.



    Then it was time to pull it apart



    Once all the useful stuff was out, it went to the scrappie.

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    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    Hopefully pics are working for most...

    Because i'm soft, this thing is going to have working air con.


    Dash went back in - not as easy as it looks


    Started to splash some silver paint around and then realised the V6 fuel lines wouldn't work


    Swapped with ones from donor car (brake master seems to have appeared as well )
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    Without coming across as a total dick, I'm going to assume there's a good reason you pulled an LS1 & 6 speed out of a Running VT and out it into a non-running v6?

    Auto cross project if some description?

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    Probs because the V6 has a welded-in cage.
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    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ DUDE View Post
    Without coming across as a total dick, I'm going to assume there's a good reason you pulled an LS1 & 6 speed out of a Running VT and out it into a non-running v6?

    Auto cross project if some description?
    The Blue one had a large dent in the driver's sill - likely hit a pole or something - but main reason is as Bob stated, welded in cage in white one.

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    I like murray.
    .... because every driver experiences the destructive potential of the effortless surge of power available through the smallest of body movements.

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    Nice. Gonna be a bit different experience, LS is a lot of power on dirt.
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    What are regs for exhaust?

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    flame suppression only would be my guess.
    .... because every driver experiences the destructive potential of the effortless surge of power available through the smallest of body movements.

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    DrNick is king!!!! No, Mark Webber is now! Long live the king!... hold on a minute mate, Ricci is in charge now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogsballs View Post
    What are regs for exhaust?
    Pretty loose - as long as it isn't too loud and isn't likely to fall off, whatever you like as long as it exits more than halfway down the car near the perimeter.
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    Wasn't the V6 supercharged? Or is it shagged?
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    Should be fun. When you start shredding through a set of rears every stage let me know. Have quite the stockpile of decent 15s in Pirelli, Dunlop and mrf laying around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobster View Post
    Wasn't the V6 supercharged? Or is it shagged?
    Was originally SC - No motor or gearbag when purchased
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    Quote Originally Posted by GAZ914 View Post
    Was originally SC - No motor or gearbag when purchased
    I sold the motor supercharger separately when I was parting he project out. . Gearbag was used in a gearboxing..

    Looking forward to seeing this thing running Gaz...

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    New screen in


    New discs (came with car) fitted and new Goodridge braided lines. Had to make the lines myself as we were out of stock!



    Then it was time to take it home
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    Engine & Box (like nobody has seen an LS1/T56 before!)


    Oil leak from rear of engine.


    I see why


    Fitted new gasket, seal and bolted on an Exedy 5Puk Heavy Duty Clutch Kit (no pics)
    This has Single Mass Flywheel, new cylinder and 32% more Clamp than Factory - should do.

    Blue car had these bolt-on Momo pedals rather than the clip-on HSV ones that came with the car.
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    Rowdy had started to fill in the rear firewall with some aluminium (best pics I have).




    I decided to do it in sheet metal instead.

    Firstly, the hole was made a bit squarer, then cut a piece of sheet to about the right shape and welded it in.
    There is some underbody deadener to hide some of the welding sins and a couple of small filler pieces sikaflexed in around the cage.
    Splashed some more silver paint around.




    Haven't finished the parcel shelf yet - waiting to get the tank in for the final time.
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    Inside the boot - with the start of the fuel system.
    RCI 57 litre tank, feeding a Bosch 044 to a BA fuel filter to a Turbosmart 1200 regulator.



    Tank Frame and straps made.



    RCI tank has the fuel coming out the top. I'm welding a small 'sump' to the bottom of the tank and pulling the fuel from there.
    No surge tank for this one. Also going to add some foam into the tank to stop a bit of fuel slosh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teamgemini View Post
    Should be fun. When you start shredding through a set of rears every stage let me know. Have quite the stockpile of decent 15s in Pirelli, Dunlop and mrf laying around.
    Thoughts Pirelli vs. Dunlop? I've found whilst not wearing super fast the Dunlops can go off towards the end of a longer stage. Keen to try Pirelli or BF Goodrich.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tardinator View Post
    Thoughts Pirelli vs. Dunlop? I've found whilst not wearing super fast the Dunlops can go off towards the end of a longer stage. Keen to try Pirelli or BF Goodrich.
    When i was using them, the Dunlops would go off at around 15km in, the Pirelli's would go a bit longer at 25-30km and the Michelin's were the pick gripping all the way to canvas on acceleration. Usually about 30-35km. Biggest problem was superheating all brands through wheel spin. Once they got real hot there was no real braking grip. All over brands were rubbish and new tyres were worth the money in stage times. This was with a 270kw vk Commodore

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    Thanks Swill. Do you know who the NSW distributor is for Pirelli and Michelin?

    Also agreed - I found the Dunlops would go off about 20kms into the stage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tardinator View Post
    Thoughts Pirelli vs. Dunlop? I've found whilst not wearing super fast the Dunlops can go off towards the end of a longer stage. Keen to try Pirelli or BF Goodrich.
    Pirelli. Scott from Bendigo tyres is the man. A little bit more expensive but worth it. I tried buying Michelin but fucked if anyone would sell them.

    What sort of car?
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    Couldn't really buy Pirelli or Michelin new when I was racing. But being in Canberra there was a lot of testing/Bates/Asia Pacific run here so getting hold of good second hand ones wasn't that hard when you looked around. Mostly I used to run new 215 Dunlop 86s straight off the truck at events and hope for the best. Like Teamgemini says, Bendigo tyres is the go to for Pirelli and Simon Evans seems to be running BFG so you must be able to get them somewhere. Also not sure where you are but Dunlops were cheaper from the NSW guy than the Vic guy by the tune of about $50 a tyre. A few of the boys got caught one Alpine on that one!
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    Thanks guys - it's a RWD Datsun.
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    Give the super softs on the front and medium/soft on the rear a go. Bit more negative on the front if your swapping over from the Dunlop steers. Mate did this a few years and loves it. From the passenger seat it feels good. Can't drive it because he's a lanky cunt and can't reach the pedals haha

    If you want some mrf I'll have a fuckload after this week. Will be going straight back on the Pirellis.
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