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220isenator
26-02-2012, 06:23 PM
Stunning VL Group A Walkinshaw. Build number 003 and therefore one of the hand built Larry Perkins Walky engines. Genuine 55,000 klms from new and in spectacular condition throughout. All log books, HSV folder and full history known. Just serviced and detailed and in show condition. Drives like a new car. Unmarked. Sydney car.

http://australianmusclecarsales.com.au/muscle/154190-vl-group-walkinshaw-no-003

SV300
26-02-2012, 06:43 PM
Yeh this one was owned by a guy in the QLD HSV club and did a fully resto from memory


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HSVGTS125
26-02-2012, 07:29 PM
This was sold to that bloke from Qld telling him he had the first J number car and first built walkinshaw (which is actually 2 days after #001). Im told he paid $150k. So he was definately ripped off.

Larry Perkins didnt build any of those engines. Its just a rumour. This man was racing full time plus working for HSV Dealer Team so its not like he had time outside that to go building car engines for GMH

HSVGTS125
27-02-2012, 07:06 PM
The seller and AMCS have 2 different prices for this car

http://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/hsv-commodore-1988-12183050?cr=16&eapi=2&Page=2&silo=Stock&sort=default&Range=Price:Min,Max~1|Mileage:Min,Max|Year:Min,Max |Seats:Min,Max|Power:Min,Max|TowingBrakes:Min,Max| EngineSize:Min,Max&__N=1216%201246%201247%201252%201282%204294965530% 204294965745&vertical=Car&distance=25

WP01
05-03-2012, 04:57 PM
This was sold to that bloke from Qld telling him he had the first J number car and first built walkinshaw (which is actually 2 days after #001). Im told he paid $150k. So he was definately ripped off.

Larry Perkins didnt build any of those engines. Its just a rumour. This man was racing full time plus working for HSV Dealer Team so its not like he had time outside that to go building car engines for GMH

Larry helped the GM engineers in the development of the GPA injected engine,as he had a stake in getting it the way it needed to be for the GPA homologation regulations back then.
But all the road vehicles were production built standard GM vehicles.

AL

HSVGTS125
05-03-2012, 08:54 PM
Larry helped the GM engineers in the development of the GPA injected engine,as he had a stake in getting it the way it needed to be for the GPA homologation regulations back then.
But all the road vehicles were production built standard GM vehicles.

AL

Helping with development isnt the same as hand building engines. Bryce engineering was the developing team behind the engines for HEC.

Im pretty sure the confusion of LP engines stems from the blocks he had cast for his own 5 litre for the last season the Holden engine was allowed to race in Australia. That was for 1993

WP01
05-03-2012, 10:53 PM
Helping with development isnt the same as hand building engines. Bryce engineering was the developing team behind the engines for HEC.

Im pretty sure the confusion of LP engines stems from the blocks he had cast for his own 5 litre for the last season the Holden engine was allowed to race in Australia. That was for 1993

'Bryce' engineering,,as in Warrick Bryce,one of the smartest GM engineers, you would ever meet ..
AL

HSVGTS125
05-03-2012, 11:33 PM
Yes, Warwick Bryce of Bryce engineering who was contracted by GM because of his links within the company. I know who he is.
Bryce Engineering is as much GM as Harrop, they both supplied a service. Warwick may have been a GM engineer but his role for VL Group A was through his own firm, not GM.
And since we've gone way off track, LP didnt hand build Walkinshaw engines. Its a rumour and car sales should never be pinned against this untruth

Pickles
06-03-2012, 10:41 AM
Warwick Bryce.....now there is a REAL legend....one of the nicest & most unassuming guys you could ever meet.
I was talking to him recently, & amongst other things, he was telling me about the Holden OHC V8 that he built...he was mucking around with a Stewart Tank, when I spoke to him. A real engine "guru".
Cheers, Pickles.

HSVGTS125
06-03-2012, 11:06 PM
i have the article on that motor and the photo of it. unfortunately photobucket wont work and the size is too big to post
It was an alloy head, 3 valve per cylinder (2 inlet 1 outlet) sohc project which was shut down in 1989 because export sales couldnt be guaranteed and 7000 local sales couldnt justify tooling.
The SOHC V8 dynoed at 188kw and 409Nm torque compared to the 165kw/ 385Nm pushrod V8 at the time. "200kw would of been possible with acceptable emissions and no loss of refinement" said Warwick Bryce

HSVGTS125
06-04-2012, 09:58 AM
Warwick Bryce.....now there is a REAL legend....one of the nicest & most unassuming guys you could ever meet.
I was talking to him recently, & amongst other things, he was telling me about the Holden OHC V8 that he built....
Cheers, Pickles.
here it is
http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n509/itscarlos75/IMG_8720.jpg
http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n509/itscarlos75/IMG_8721.jpg