Another one of my old cars. A 1974 Holden Torana running a tunnelrammed 355 sbc, 4 bolt main, steel crank, O rods with ARP bolts, TRW forged pistons, top & bottom stud kit & headers with Flowmasters. Trans is a shift-kitted TH350 with a B&M 3500 stall. Rearend is a discbrake 9" with 3.9 gears on a spool.
My old car. 1970 Holden GTR Torana. Originally factory 6cyl but this one's running a screaming 331 sbc, tunnelramed with twin 600v/s, Crane solid cam, Crane roller rockers, port & pollished 461 fuellie heads, steel crank, TRW forged pistons, balanced. Trans is a shift-kitted TH400. Rearend was standard factory which kept blowing.
My old dragcar. 1971 Holden GTR Torana.
Engine: Chev 352ci, fully studded GM 4 bolt block, GM steel crank, Manley 6" rods, +20 Venolia custom nitrous pistons, Erson roller cam, Comp Cams roller lifters, Comp Cams belt drive, Melling HV oil pump, Moroso HD pump drive, Hamburger sump, ported & flowed Brodix -8 heads with 2.08" & 1.625" Manley stainless valves, Crane roller rockers, Manton pushrods, Victor Ram with twin 660 c/s, NOS Pro Fogger & twin plates running a total of 350hp gain, MSD 7AL2, MSD Pro billet dissy, MSD Pro coil, MSD Multi-step retard, MSD crank trigger, Taylor .409 leads, Weiand electric water pump.
Trans: Powerglide with transbrake, 6200rpm stall, TCI trans blanket, Hurst 1/4 stick.
Rearend: Ford 9", nodular head with billet caps, triple bearing pinion support, MW full spool, MW 35 spline axles, Richmond 4.86 gears.
Misc: Mallory 250gph pump for engine, Mallory 140gph pump for nitrous, RCI fuel cell, CE wheelie bars, Simpson parachute.
Back in 1995 this car was the national title holder in Super Street for 8yrs with a 9.191 @ 144.69; the existing record was 10.36. It ran 10.03 @ 134 with no nitrous, 1.26 60ft times & had a PB of 9.06 @ 148mph. It was also the fastest street-legal door car in the country for 8yrs.
And I bought this from Pomona '08. 1984 Mustang, 347 Windsor, SVO block, Eagle steel crank, Eagle 3-D rods, Canfield heads, Trickflow EFI intake, Vortech V7 Ysi supercharger, Mikes glide trans, 2800rpm stall, 8.8 Ground Pounder rearend, adjustable Koni's front & rear, Wilwood brakes. Has run 9.55 over the 1/4 with 1.30 60ft.
My car. 1992 Holden VP SS Commodore.
BODY: '92 VP SS Commodore, '94 VR front, VR Group A touringcar carbon fibre front airdam, VR Group A touringcar adjustable rear wing, leather interior.
ENGINE: 310ci Group A engine. 4 bolt main, steel crank, factory rods with ARP bolts, balanced, forged pistons (11.46:1), Group A D-port heads, Comp Cams springs, Crane roller rockers, Isky 505T cam, Group A twin throttlebody intake (EFI), Cosworth 400cc injectors, Autronic ECU, NOS nitrous kit.
GEARBOX: Borg Warner T5 5spd manual, staggered 6 finger paddle clutch with ceramic tips & hi-tensile solid centre, 2300lb pressure plate.
DIFF: Holden IRS, 3.46 LSD, Group A disc brakes.
SUSPENSION: Front; Noltec-race adjustable strut tops, custom springs, Koni externally adjustable inserts. Rear; custom springs, Monroe gas shocks.
PERFORMANCE: 332hp at the wheels without the nitrous.
MonsterMonaro on May 28, 2008 said:
Thanks Dave. We struggle down here with dragracing due to there being virtually no sponsorship on offer. The government isnt interested unless it's rugby, netball or horseracing. Nevermind, we still build the cars.[Reply to this comment]
dave632 on Jun 10, 2008 said:
My buddy sold a 540 BB chev motor to someone in Australia a few years back. I understand parts etc. are difficult/expensive to find. My current car is under dave632 in the gallery, it has a 632BB in it. Sad to hear there is no support for drag racing in your country. I would look to corporate sponsorship as that is what is done here.[Reply to this comment]
Anonymous on Jun 28, 2008 said:
I intend on getting my new car up & running here then more than likely move to Australia. I'll have a better chance of getting some sort of sponsor & there's alot more racing there too.[Reply to this comment]
HoldenMonaro on Jul 3, 2008 said:
Come on down to down under You'll find everyone that is into any type of petrol head adventure is really helpful and friendly. Drag racing in Aust. is well and truly alive and well.[Reply to this comment]
Anonymous on Jul 18, 2008 said:
Long live Mad Max![Reply to this comment]
dave632 on May 28, 2008 said:
Nice cars. Glad to see drag racing is alive and well in the New Zealand/Australia area. It seems to be popular there. It is an area I have always wanted to visit.[Reply to this comment]