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by TwinTurbo
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: LM V8 advice
Replies: 29
Views: 1320

Re: LM V8 advice

thanks for input. Its very hard to find a clean good s/h car im finding. out of interest, can you run SS engines like this in a commodore for IP https://www.my105.com/ListingDetails/id/22528/latest/1 Tough to answer without knowing the exact block details. There are 2 types of genuine GM RKT blocks...
by TwinTurbo
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: LM V8 advice
Replies: 29
Views: 1320

Re: LM V8 advice

In no particular order Grays, Manheim, Pickles, Shannons, Alliance, Auto Auctions. When I'm on the hunt for a particular car I look every day, Commodore V8's are sort after so you have to be ready to go when they come up.

Cheers
Gary
by TwinTurbo
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: LM V8 advice
Replies: 29
Views: 1320

Re: LM V8 advice

Personally I'm more in the mind of getting something now that will end up being better in the long term, which means a VF in the Commodore range. I'd start with a stat write off VF SS / HSV manual (they pass through the auctions at $15k to $18k). Remove and sell the bits that I don't need, trim, car...
by TwinTurbo
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: LM V8 advice
Replies: 29
Views: 1320

Re: LM V8 advice

My view, and it’s only that, is there are 2 choices in Commodores, the VN to VS (LRA) or the VE and VF (proper IRS). An ex saloon car or Commodore Cup car is not a bad place to start in the VN/VS, but finding a “decent” one is the trick. Then reversing the “illegal” for IP mods and fixing the questi...
by TwinTurbo
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: LM V8 advice
Replies: 29
Views: 1320

Re: LM V8 advice

Personally I'd be running a VF they are quite bit lighter (70 kgs apparently) than the equivalent VE. Plus aerodynamically superior, particularly for the rear wing. There are more than sufficient freedoms in the IP regs to easily optimise the roll axis. As for weight I'd be surprised if, with a lot ...
by TwinTurbo
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: LM V8 advice
Replies: 29
Views: 1320

Re: LM V8 advice

aussieblackjack wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:19 am
questions guys
the VS commodore model with IRS, is that the same as the IRS setup in the VT etc? Does it still have the same inherent issues as the VT?
Yes and yes.

Cheers
Gary
by TwinTurbo
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: LM V8 advice
Replies: 29
Views: 1320

Re: LM V8 advice

Ok thanks Gary If a car was built in 2008 with extensive cage etc Would that cage meet current cams regs in terms of steel thickness and tube diameter? I guess the main things are side intrusion, gussets and the diagonal bar down from main hoop to floor CAMS compliance should be on the cage and/or ...
by TwinTurbo
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: LM V8 advice
Replies: 29
Views: 1320

Re: LM V8 advice

Most LMV8’s run the 255/35/18, the 265/30/18 is a bit wide for the 9” rim.

Cheers
Gary
by TwinTurbo
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: LM V8 advice
Replies: 29
Views: 1320

Re: LM V8 advice

The 1970's trailing arm suspension was dropped from the GM European range for a reason, Holden picked up the tooling cause it was cheap. There is a vicious circle of pain around bump steer, toe change, excessive camber change and having to use way above ideal (for traction) spring and damper rates t...
by TwinTurbo
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: IPRA NSW Rd2 SMSP 13th June 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: IPRA NSW Rd2 SMSP 13th June 2020

Nice one Mark

Cheers
Gary
by TwinTurbo
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: IPRANSW General Meeting Tuesday 7/7/20
Replies: 0
Views: 185

IPRANSW General Meeting Tuesday 7/7/20

Just reminder that the next IPRANSW General Meeting is on tomorrow night, Tuesday 7th July 2020 in the function rooms at SMSP at 7 pm. No food, sorry.
by TwinTurbo
Sun May 31, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: IPRA NSW SMSP 13th June Meeting
Replies: 15
Views: 1302

Re: IPRA NSW SMSP 13th June Meeting

Another wow, 37 entries as at this morning =D> =D> =D> =D>

Cheers
Gary
by TwinTurbo
Sat May 30, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: IPRA NSW SMSP 13th June Meeting
Replies: 15
Views: 1302

Re: IPRA NSW SMSP 13th June Meeting

Wow, 35 entries as at this morning =D> =D> =D>

Cheers
Gary
by TwinTurbo
Mon May 18, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: 2020 Nationals Postponed
Replies: 11
Views: 909

2020 Nationals Postponed

Just in case anyone missed the email, IPRAQld have advised that the 2020 Improved Production Nationals have been postponed until 2021. Date to be advised.
by TwinTurbo
Fri May 15, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: IPRA Eligible ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1351

Re: IPRA Eligible ?

Bureaucracy much? How about rule change in IP? If it's run in Prod Touring it allowed it allowed in IP. Or does MA like people jumping through hoops I don't know about you but I'm not a fan of Utes, Lotuses or Porsches being allowed in IP. Source, Appendix 2; https://www.motorsport.org.au/docs/defa...
by TwinTurbo
Tue May 12, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: IPRA Eligible ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1351

Re: IPRA Eligible ?

If this is Logged 3E for Prod Touring , then it would surely be IPRA eligible as well ???? Yes / No ???? https://autoaction.com.au/2020/05/12/new-mustangs-to-test-at-queensland-raceway-tomorrow?fbclid=IwAR1H1L1g1CnI53h-c4UKD6TguPzYcAzIuv9e2JWfN0celAFRL4KM-Cg227w That would be a "no" Roy (unsurprisi...
by TwinTurbo
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: IPRA Poll
Replies: 57
Views: 5344

Re: IPRA Poll

ok, Ill call you this morning. Thanks. Thanks for the call Jamie, good exchange of information, thank you. Why did you post this? I have picked on him a bit and I wanted readers to be aware that Jamie did as he promised. How lovely. What did you have for dinner last night? I think they are called r...
by TwinTurbo
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: IPRA Poll
Replies: 57
Views: 5344

Re: IPRA Poll

Electro wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:03 pm
TwinTurbo wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:18 pm
cossie55 wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:14 am
ok, Ill call you this morning. Thanks.
Thanks for the call Jamie, good exchange of information, thank you.
Why did you post this?
I have picked on him a bit and I wanted readers to be aware that Jamie did as he promised.

Cheers
Gary
by TwinTurbo
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: IPRA Poll
Replies: 57
Views: 5344

Re: IPRA Poll

cossie55 wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:14 am
ok, Ill call you this morning. Thanks.
Thanks for the call Jamie, good exchange of information, thank you.

Cheers
Gary
by TwinTurbo
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: IPRA Poll
Replies: 57
Views: 5344

Re: IPRA Poll

I am specifically talking about your log book issue. that one I would like to understand. On the topic of the poll, your lack of understanding of this issue has been very challenging to read. As I have said to you before, please call if you dont really understand the issue, which you have decided n...