Category Archives: Commodore race car

Almost done

Just about all bits are bolted in place and the car is looking very close to being a finished product. Still to come is raditor and cold air ducting, stickers needed for the track and a list of other small … Continue reading

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Assembly

With some shiny paint and new suspension, it needed everything else bolted back on. As it’s the “final” assembly, a bit more care was taken to keep things secure and in a usefull place.    

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Suspension

Up until now, the suspension was stock, time to change that with some Bilstein inserts and coil over sleeves for the front, bilstein shocks and spring adaptors for the rear. All bushes were replaced with eurothane at the same time. … Continue reading

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Pulling it apart

After the dyno I pulled off everything that could be unbolted and a few more bits as well. It was then stuck on it’s side, sandblasted, welded up and generally cleaned up. Then some shiny paint was put on it make it … Continue reading

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Initial Dyno Tuning

Now that the engine is running, it was time to fire it up on the dyno and see what fell off. Fortunately not much fell off and the engine ran smoothly after a couple of niggly issues were resolved. As … Continue reading

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Coils, leads and ceramic coating

After some initial start-ups discovered a blown coil, LS1 coils went in. The exhaust was ceramic coated to keep the engine bay heat down at the same time I got annoyed with a custom lead company not doing anything and … Continue reading

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Cooling and exhaust

The factory radiator was going to be an issue, so an alloy item was fitted on an angle, yet to come is ducting to ensure as much air as possible is forced to go through the radiator and not allowed … Continue reading

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Plumbing, nitrous, fibreglass and wiring

Next up was some brake line plumbing, custom braided lines replacing 95% of the lines both inside the car and outside. The remaining 5% are solid lines, no rubber lines left at all. Because I have a morbid obsession with … Continue reading

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Adding safety

Not wanting to scrimp on safety and needing to meet both CAMS and ANDRA safety regulations,  a few bars went inside the shell. The full cage ties in to the front strut towers and rear chassis rails above the suspension … Continue reading

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Throwing stuff out and putting stuff in

Now that the engine was looking good, I put in the fuel system I had left over from the unfinished project (40litre foaned filled fuel cell, carter lift pump and walbro EFI pump in a surge tank) And removed the pesky interior that … Continue reading

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