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Nitrate
29-06-2015, 10:19 AM
Had some pictures turn up over the weekend, sharing for the good guys :)

http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b510/holmesben/IMG_0188_zpsgmuktvf5.jpg

http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b510/holmesben/IMG_0189_zpsagugkazz.jpg

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http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b510/holmesben/IMG_0195_zps8xhgky5d.jpg

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RCBVFGTS
29-06-2015, 10:41 AM
Never get sick of seeing pristine vehicles like that :). May I ask what the controller on the p***enger side is/does?

glens
29-06-2015, 12:01 PM
Absolutely immaculate, love the VL. What are the differences between the Plus Pack and the standard Group A?

richo7502000
29-06-2015, 02:30 PM
Never get sick of seeing pristine vehicles like that :). May I ask what the controller on the p***enger side is/does?

Looks like a Rally trip computer.... Those increased brakes and Momo Harnesses might mean the old boy is going racing??
He is in Tasmania at the home of the Targa these days!!

richo7502000
29-06-2015, 02:33 PM
Absolutely immaculate, love the VL. What are the differences between the Plus Pack and the standard Group A?

The VL SS Group A was the second car built for Group A racing purposes and also numbered 500 in total. Released in 1986 it was hot on top of Grice's Bathurst win and the launch of the Unleaded V8. Due to the controversial Energy Polariser there was actually two versions of the Group A. Holden could see no technical merit in the Polariser and thus refused to fit it to the cars, so Brock refused to put decals with his signature on cars without it. As a result, Brock's signature only appears on the higher spec Plus Pack variant. The Plus Pack also included revised springs and anti roll bars as well as revised front suspension geometry and changed spring mounting pads. It also has improved cylinder head cooling with the introduction of an extra water p***age to the head and a higher pressure fuel pump.

On the inside was a plaque on the glovebox indicating the vehicles build number. Seats were the familiar Scheel items and naturally the steering wheel was supplied by Momo, as was the leather gear knob. The Exhaust was of the low restriction big bore variety and had headers designed with Group A racing in mind and as such featured a flange only inches from the cylinder heads. This was done as Group A regulations allowed a free exhaust from the first flange, so they put the first flange as close as possible to the engine to capitalise on the rules. The engine also featured heavy duty con rods and crankshaft as well as Crane (gold coloured) roller rockers and a lightened flywheel. For the first time the Borg Warner T5G 5 speed transmission was standard fitment and diff was the 4 pinion Borg Warner item with 3.08 ratio.

richo7502000
29-06-2015, 03:06 PM
Looks like a Rally trip computer.... Those increased brakes and Momo Harnesses might mean the old boy is going racing??
He is in Tasmania at the home of the Targa these days!!

Actually I just heard from Graeme, it actually is a rally trip computer he said it was fitted back in the days of the Adelaide F1 GP when they ran the "Dutton GP Rally". It is certainly a beautiful car!!!

glens
29-06-2015, 05:12 PM
The VL SS Group A was the second car built for Group A racing purposes and also numbered 500 in total. Released in 1986 it was hot on top of Grice's Bathurst win and the launch of the Unleaded V8. Due to the controversial Energy Polariser there was actually two versions of the Group A. Holden could see no technical merit in the Polariser and thus refused to fit it to the cars, so Brock refused to put decals with his signature on cars without it. As a result, Brock's signature only appears on the higher spec Plus Pack variant. The Plus Pack also included revised springs and anti roll bars as well as revised front suspension geometry and changed spring mounting pads. It also has improved cylinder head cooling with the introduction of an extra water p***age to the head and a higher pressure fuel

On the inside was a plaque on the glovebox indicating the vehicles build number. Seats were the familiar Scheel items and naturally the steering wheel was supplied by Momo, as was the leather gear knob. The Exhaust was of the low restriction big bore variety and had headers designed with Group A racing in mind and as such featured a flange only inches from the cylinder heads. This was done as Group A regulations allowed a free exhaust from the first flange, so they put the first flange as close as possible to the engine to capitalise on the rules. The engine also featured heavy duty con rods and crankshaft as well as Crane (gold coloured) roller rockers and a lightened flywheel. For the first time the Borg Warner T5G 5 speed transmission was standard fitment and diff was the 4 pinion Borg Warner item with 3.08 ratio.

Cheers Richo

RCBVFGTS
29-06-2015, 05:39 PM
Actually I just heard from Graeme, it actually is a rally trip computer he said it was fitted back in the days of the Adelaide F1 GP when they ran the "Dutton GP Rally". It is certainly a beautiful car!!!


Thank you :) Is there any chance Graeme might be have his arm twisted to post up some photos of his Walkinshaw?

Strick
29-06-2015, 08:35 PM
Another great example, good too see these cars, and others of the same quality, still out there

Sniper
04-07-2015, 01:41 PM
I dug the Ol'**** out for a bath in rediness for a few tweaks that are currently happening . . . she will be even better in a few weeks

My visit to Ben was an absolute pleasure . . . one of the things that seems to have slowly diminished from the forum is the Old Skool stuff and I really like what Ben has acquired . . . that VC has a real presence and the Interior is to "die for" . . just luvvec it

But the VK was the ball breaker - it's the real deal in respect to the HO engine combo with the 10:1 and the L34 Pistons. . . . and after al these years it's still got a shit load of cylinder pressure from that nice comp ratio and very little leakage from the chambers . . . it's got a handful of other mods that I liked and in some cases I didn't and Ben can fill you in on that - but I say my peace and those that can handle it seem to appreciate the feedback from 30 years of knowledge - I think Ben enjoys my "vey quick" visit

This place needs more Ol Skool stuff guys . . . it's become a little to late model focussed and I think that may be the reason why the "Active Member" count has gone from 1000 plus six months ago to less than 600 today . .Just saying

Strick
04-07-2015, 02:47 PM
Agree with the older model statement, every time i see a non VE/VF thread im happy as larry. Shout out to all those out there with older HSV to post up, even the little things!! Well worth the read and can start healthy conversation.

poorman
04-07-2015, 04:58 PM
Love the red gp A look awesome