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Member: mikew
Vehicle: 1973 Holden Torana LJ ( More )
Location: Australia, Melbourne
Cash Spent: AU $13800
Last Updated: 8th October, 2003

mikew's Comments:

I've had this LJ Torana Coupe for 13 years. I bought it for $800 to get me around while I was at Uni. It was just a cheap reliable car to get me around until I could afford something better. Well I never did find anything better! It's a bit different now to how it was then. This is my daily driver so along with the performance modifications are a number of comfort and drivability enhancements, like air con and cruise control! Not many early Torana's running around with air conditioning! It runs on straight LPG too which gives me a big smile every time I fill the tank! (LPG has an octane rating of around 100RON but is less than 1/2 the price of premium unleaded!!)

Modification Listing
Drivetrain: $700

Toughened Trimatic

Engine Swap: $1400

Originally a 173, I swapped in a mild 202. It's setup for straight LPG with a mild gas cam, 10.1:1 comp, large valves, etc.

Exterior: $3500

Bare Metal respray including rust repairs (colour is BMW Oxford Green)

Intake/Exhaust: $1600

Genie Extractors, 2.25" system with resonator and straight through muffler, Gas Research LPG carburettor, Redlike Torker II Manifold.

Interior: $4500

Air conditioning, Cruise Control, Central Locking, Tinted Windows, Aerotech Series II sports seats, matching Aerotech rear seat, headlining, carpets, door trims (all in black/grey).

Rolling Stock: $600

13x6 Sprintmasters 205/60x13 Bridgestone Eagers

Stereo System: $500

Alpine head unit Arrow Graphic/Amp 4x60W Kenwood 6"x9" 2-way on parcel shelf Alpine 6.5" 2-way in doors

Suspension: $1000

Pedders Lowered Springs Monroe Shocks KMac Front and Rear sway bars

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