Eddey's V6 - The Stocky...

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Eddey's V6 - The Stocky...

by EddeyDancer » Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:47 pm

EDDEY'S V6 - MY 2ND CALIBRA (Fully Stock)

I often thought about getting a 2nd V6 Calibra, for use as my Daily Drive...
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Anyway... I saw an Ad on Gumtree, and decided to check it out...

My intention was purely to just 'check it out' and try to expand on our Sydney Calibra Group...
But I was too tempted, and ended up making a reasonable offer, and bought the car instead...
The car had only 80,175 Kilometres, and is in fairly decent condition...

It looked rather neglected, but with great potential...
The only downside, was that it had been out of Registration, for over a year...
This meant that getting it back on the road, would require a 'Blue Slip' (MOT) Comprehensive Inspection...

I obtained a Vehicle History Report, which listed 4 Previous Owners...

1st Owner: Nov 95 - Aug 98 (3 Years)
2nd Owner: Sep 98 - Jul 05 (7 Years)
3rd Owner: Aug 05 - May 12 (7 Years)
4th Owner: Jun 12 - May 14 (2 Years)

Bought: 19 May 2014, and Registered it four months later, 26 Sep 2014

To get it driving safely, I had to change a coolant few hoses, as they had split, due to corrosion...

Other than the Basic V6 Engine Upgrades, I'm planning on keeping this car fully stock...

THE OWNER: Eddey Dancer

YEAR/MODEL: 1995 - YE95A

ENGINE TYPE: C25XE - V6 - 2.5lt

ENGINE ACCESSORIES: Upgraded Lower Manifold & Metal Cam Covers, SIMOTA Performance Air Filter

BODYWORK: Stock Standard apart from Clear Side Indicators, and a 9" Aerial Mast

BRAKES AND SUSPENSION: Ultima Front Brake Pads & Standard V6 Shocks and Springs

WHEELS: Original 16" 5 Spoke Alloys with Tyres Sizes 215/50 R16 on the Front and 225/50 R16 on the Rear

STEREO COMPONENTS: Pioneer DEH-P9200R Head Unit fitted with the Standard Speakers

INTERIOR: Bug Eyes Style Interior Light fitted with LED's
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Calibra No 2 Very Dirty..jpg
Calibra 1st Wash..jpg
Calibra Drip Rails.jpg
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Re: Eddey's V6 - 2nd Calibra

by EddeyDancer » Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:35 am

Some of the first changes made...

1 - Bug Eyes Interior Light fitted with LED's

2 - Clear side indicator lenses, replaced the Stock Orange ones

3 - Centre Caps with chrome badges replaced caps with missing decals
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Calibra Clear Side Lenses.jpg
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Re: Eddey's V6 - 2nd Calibra

by vec 160 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:35 am

Just needs to be lowered by 25 to 30mm and it will look even better


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Re: Eddey's V6 - 2nd Calibra

by Phill » Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:41 pm

Good lookin car mate :)
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Re: Eddey's V6 - 2nd Calibra

by EddeyDancer » Sun Oct 05, 2014 2:35 am

vec 160 wrote:Just needs to be lowered by 25 to 30mm and it will look even better

Very True... Seriously considering it, as I already do have a 40mm Lowering Kit...
Phill wrote:Good lookin car mate :)

It's alright... Thanks... ;)
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Re: Eddey's V6 - 2nd Calibra

by EddeyDancer » Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:00 am

27 SEPTEMBER 14

Exciting times... :dance:

The 'First Tank Full' of Shell V-Power @ 80,280 Km

I also added a bottle of Rislone's Injector Cleaner
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Re: Eddey's V6 - 2nd Calibra

by EddeyDancer » Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:10 am

ENGINE BAY V6

Still untouched at this point in time, but not for long!!! :wink:
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Re: Eddey's V6 - 2nd Calibra

by craigyboy » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:37 am

Very tidy car mate :clap: :clap:
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Re: Eddey's V6 - 2nd Calibra

by Richiem » Sun Oct 05, 2014 1:23 pm

Very tidy cali bruv! Engine bay looks sweet
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Re: Eddey's V6 - 2nd Calibra

by SAMARAI » Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:59 pm

Gotta love having another calibra to tinker with ;) great find!
Are lowering kits hard to come by in Australia mate?
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Re: Eddey's V6 - 2nd Calibra

by EddeyDancer » Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:59 pm

craigyboy wrote:Very tidy car mate :clap: :clap:

Thanks CraigyBoy ;)
Richiem wrote:Very tidy cali bruv! Engine bay looks sweet

Thanks Richiem... It is indeed rather clean... ;)
SAMARAI wrote:Gotta love having another Calibra to tinker with ;)
Are lowering kits hard to come by in Australia mate?

I won't be tinkering too much with The Stocky... I imported the Lowering Kit from Germany about 3 years ago...
I was planning on fitting it on The Ghost, but combined with the Body Kit, that would not have been a good idea...
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Re: Eddey's V6 - The Stocky...

by EddeyDancer » Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:38 pm

ACTIVITY UPDATE:

Making some progress with The Stocky...

I got the A/C System, Re-gassed today @ 80,921 Km

Also fitted blind spot mirrors, a door reflector and new wiper blades...
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80921 Km Air Con Re-gassed..jpg
80921 Km Air Con Lights.jpg
80921 Km Air Con Re-gassed.jpg
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Calibra No 2 Blind Spot Mirror.jpg
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Re: Eddey's V6 - The Stocky...

by John Owens » Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:27 pm

Looks good Eddey , all the small things add to the big picture ;)


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Re: Eddey's V6 - The Stocky...

by EddeyDancer » Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:00 am

John Owens wrote:Looks good Eddey, all the small things add to the big picture ;)

Thanks Mate... :)

I'm really enjoying driving this car, and having the option of using The Stocky, or The Ghost... :dance:

Being it Summer here already, The Stocky is more suited for daytime use, and The Ghost is more suited for the night...


Hit 81,000 Km today...

I'll be doing some Engine Upgrades, very soon...

I'm not liking the Oil leak, coming from the Rear Cam Cover!!! :doh:


So I'll be doing...

Lower Manifold Upgrade
Fuel Injectors Serviced
Metal Cam Covers Upgrade
Spark Plugs - Twin Electrode
Check Leads (change if necessary)
Upper Manifold - Fully Serviced

It'll be smooth as can be at just over 81,000Km
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Re: Eddey's V6 - The Stocky...

by EddeyDancer » Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:06 am

ACTIVITY UPDATE: 13 OCT 14 @ 81,081Km

I got a Spare Key cut yesterday, as only one, came with the car...

I suspected that the Front Speakers were blown, so a quick inspection was conducted...

Seeing as the speakers will be needing replacement, I've decided to do the Door Handles as well...

I'm finding it very difficult to keep this Calibra stock, when there are many improvements, that can be made...
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