Glenn's SUS308 VR Commodore, like many project cars, was a little rundown when it was purchased, but Glenn saw potential.
Slowly, the Commodore was taking shape into something respectable. Choosing the right body kit, though, was difficult. Luckily, a friend had a spare front bar to judge how the shape would look.
Meanwhile, parts were being purchased and readied for the engine build.
After some difficult decisions on a colour and then a trip to the spray shop, the Commodore is looking impressive.
Glenn likes the torque of 383ci. So that's what he did – got a late model injected block and fitted it with M&W.
4 bolt caps and studs later, he had a 383 cast crank that he said might be a letdown in time, but he used it along with 5.85 Lunati Pro Billet Rods, and CP Pistons 8.0.:1 comp. Glenn ported VN heads, concentrating heavily on the exhaust, because we planned on supercharging it.
He wanted smooth idle so he got Crane Cams to grind up a special HYD to suit supercharger with rev range of 1800 – 4800.
He used longer ratio roller rockers to gain a bit of lift and duration. The reason for such a small cam is he figured the supercharger would keep filling cylinders at Hi RPM.