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Member: Fake_xu1
Vehicle: 1971 Holden Torana LC ( More )
Location: Australia
Last Updated: 3rd November, 2004
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Fake_xu1's Comments:

ok... my old alias was Fake_HDT but now i've got my new car, so here it is.... it isn't running as yet but 'dam' it looks sweet, just need to put it together and she'll be flyin down the track! i'll obviously keep this updated as the project moves along but couldnt wait to get it up here!!! enjoy! Currently, the reciepts add up to over AU$30,000... not bad for a 20yo's 4th car! ;-)

Modification Listing

All lines both hard and soft and even new fittings all round. It has fully re-kitted 74 LJ calipers. Brand new discs just removed from plastic wrapping. Re-kitted double diaphram brake booster and master cylinder. Line lockers hidden away.


The diff is a 1987 VL turbo Commodore 3.55 ratio with a full spool. It has also been narrowed 3/4" off either side. The gearbox is a Toyota Celica steel case 5-speed conversion from Castlemaine rod shop. It has been shift kitted also has new slave cylinder and push rod assembly (couldnt get out of Japan new, had to get one made) The clutch is also a brand new heavy duty PBR.

Engine Work:

The block itself is a 186 Red bored 40" and is fully machined with bottom end studsa and head studs. The flywheel is a yellaterra explosion-proof lightened steel product. The harmonic balancer is a Ross steel 1-piece stainless steal item. The conrods are APE prepped starfire rods individually balanced, shot penned, crank-tested and fitted with ARP rod bolts. The pistons are the last set of JP 186 high silicon content solid skirted racing pistons made, and were machined from blanks. The crank is standard and is fully machined. The push rods are chromoly. The cam is a Crow custom grind solid item with lifters and straight cut gears with a higher rev range than the xu1!. The head is a Yella Terra Bathurst 6000 9-port road/race item with Diamond 1.5 roller rockers. It also has a custom made distributor that has been made for this car and this car only, as it has everything taken into account dif type, ratio, g/box, ingnition sys, compression ratio, camgrind etc... It also hasa a Gilmer belt drive. The sump is a stage 2 High energy fully baffled item. Chrome plated alloy R/Covers, fuel cover etc....


New black with blue pearl spray and polished chrome all over.

Intake System:

Tripple 'Dellorto' carbys' (Made in Italy) DHLA 48..... and a nice Lynx manifold. Anodised purple ram pipes, with no filters as yet!...


The seats(wolfrace) and door trims are re-foamed and reupholstered in a fire proof and stain resistant wool crepe. The rollcage is a street legal Bond rollcage with all the padding for Rego. The seatbelts are Sabelt 4-way 4-point racing harnesses. All the gauges are all new VDO. SAAS leather streeing wheel. New rubbers and new bolts everywhere.

Rolling Stock:

Gen.Globe Sprintmasters. New Bridgestone eager 340's 205/60/13/ fronts and 225/60/13 rears.


Front: It has a 1974 LJ Torana frontend with all new polyurethane bushes all round. New steering rack, tie rod ends and ball-joints. K-mac Anti-sagging 2 1/2 lowered heavyduty springs. 24mm K-mac sway bar and K-mac gas shocks. Rear: XU-1 boxed rear trailing arms with all new bushes. Koni adjustable shocks and K-mac Anti-sagging springs 2 1/2 lowered heavy duty springs.

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My sweet Carbys... all 3 of them :-)

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Readers Comments
Posted by: Fake_xu1 on May 2, 2003 [ Car Profile ]

Woo hoo thumbup.gif picked up the xu-1 body kit yesterday... i'll stick some fotos up for those of u who have no idea what it looks like.... things are slowly piecing together... smile.gif

Posted by: Droopz90IROC on May 5, 2003 [ Car Profile ]

Not too bad for a POS six! Well dude, i iz WELL HAVING SERIOUS ISSUES about not having my car here. Seriously, with the way we're used to driving i dont think im gonna have any promblems impressing a few people around here.... even the most hotted up beasts all drive like total gimps.... cant wait....

Make sure you get them body-kit pix up soon.... more importantly put an engine in the bloody thing!! wink.gif

Posted by: Fake_xu1 on June 5, 2003 [ Car Profile ]

Booked into a mechanic.. goes in on Tuesday 10th June... i'll let u know what kind of price i got and the work done for those who are lookin into rebuildin an engine!

Posted by: Guest_rum on July 8, 2003

open your bonnet next time .

Posted by: Droopz90IROC on July 8, 2003 [ Car Profile ]

LOL! That would be kinda boring huh?

Posted by: Fake_HDT on July 9, 2003 [ Car Profile ]

"open your bonnet next time".... yeah cos it would be good to see the floor... dick! The engine is in the shop, so there is nothin under the bonnet! but as usual i'll keep things updated! Thanx for the tip though 'rum' i'll keep it in mind for next time! lol rolleyes.gif

Posted by: TheG on July 22, 2003 [ Car Profile ]

Nice. Very nice. thumbup.gif

Posted by: Droopz90IROC on August 13, 2003 [ Car Profile ]

Dude. I'd check out the credentials of your mechanic!! He's stolen two of your cylinders and re-arranged whats left, hoping you wouldn't notice!!!!! ohmy.gif

Posted by: mx68u on August 13, 2003 [ Car Profile ]

hey man, have you sorted the body kit yet? any pics? cool.gif

Posted by: Fake_xu1 on August 13, 2003 [ Car Profile ]

your a "dick" droopz!.... yeah body kit is painted but not on! having second thoughts about using it! i'll post piccys 2morow, i promise!

Posted by: mx68u on August 13, 2003 [ Car Profile ]

jesus you sprayed and your not sure your goin to throw it on... how bloody much did it cost you!!

i must admit tho i dont think your car needs it.. looks great with the factory lines and that paint

Posted by: Fake_xu1 on August 14, 2003 [ Car Profile ]

Oh i bought the kit with the car! it was already painted just needed cleaning up! i'll have the photos up this evening!

Posted by: Guest_glenn on September 1, 2003

I say leave the body kit off; it looks sweet as mx68u says, with just the factory lines.

Posted by: Fake_xu1 on September 2, 2003 [ Car Profile ]

Yeah think i'm gonna leave the wing off for now! keep it for when i fancy a change! gonna put the front skirt on though..... That should look Phat! Anywho forked out $1200 last week for the engine work! So ts built! Hopefully the car will be meeting the engine for the first time this week! *fingers crossed* thumbup.gif

Posted by: Fake_xu1 on November 19, 2003 [ Car Profile ]

biggrin.gif well it's been a slow process... (as everything is in Darwin) But finally the car goes into the shop to meet the engine for the first time! rolleyes.gif so thinderbirds are go! Booking the trailer for next tuesday (ITZ-WAR can u organise that for me?) so i'll keep things updated!... errr think the only delay will be having driveshafts made!!!!! smile.gif here we go, here we go! icon4.gif

Posted by: Fake_xu1 on December 5, 2003 [ Car Profile ]

Engine is in.. with no hassles! just had to get rocker cover screws, new thrust bearing and an alternator bracket biggrin.gif so i was well chuffed.... next its off to Cesco to get the Driveshaft made, was quoted roghly $700 with the yokes for the Celica Gear box and the VL Diff!..... Ordered a set of 3 K&N Filters for the Carbys on Friday.... So the whole project should dedinately be finished b4 xmas.....

The only thing left to be engineered are the Bucket seat mounts... guess i just have to give the measurements to an engineer and the rest should be simple! blink.gif hopefully!

Posted by: Fake_xu1 on January 6, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Just keeping things updated: huh.gif

Go on holiday tonight so moving the car Home! til the end of Jan, then i'll just jump straight into it! i promised my self this car would be finished by xmas but hey------ atleast i'll appreciate it when its finally done! biggrin.gif

2 words wacko.gif keep it real

Posted by: Fake_xu1 on January 29, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Some new pics!.... and yes! that is actually my engine in my car, the one that i have promised since september last year! icon4.gif

Posted by: Fake_xu1 on January 29, 2004 [ Car Profile ]


Posted by: Fake_xu1 on January 29, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

... cool.gif

Posted by: mx68u on February 6, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

er... where is the engine in your car again mate??? blink.gif

Posted by: Fake_xu1 on February 6, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

QUOTE (mx68u @ Feb 6 2004, 05:26 PM)
er... where is the engine in your car again mate??? blink.gif

huh? huh.gif aren't they there???? ^^^^^^^^

Posted by: Fake_xu1 on February 18, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

crying.gif F#ck...... i am destined to never have this fricken car on the road! thumbdown.gif got a call late last night that my number 6 piston wasn't holding pressure... upon further investigation it seems my cylinder head is cracked sad.gif not the best of news, and not the cheapest of items to replace if it can't be fixed! Anyway it's at the machine shop and fingers crossed it can be salvaged.... clover.gif

Posted by: ODIN on February 18, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

no good to hear crying.gif

Posted by: Fake_xu1 on February 19, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

WooHoo... good news, atlast! Cylinder head fixed...with no charge (sounds dodgy, i know) and driveshafts have been modified for only $240.... so tomorrow we'll fire it up agian and make sure the wheels move! K&N Filters should be here tomorrow after a 10 week trip from America and my lil fuel gage too! thumbup.gif

Posted by: wyt.mx6 on February 20, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

How much did you pay for the k&N filters??

Posted by: Fake_xu1 on February 23, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

smile.gif err i paid $330 for 3 K&N filters to fit my tripple delorttos.... think that including shipping! but i got mates rates from Auto Barn... biggrin.gif

Posted by: wyt.mx6 on February 23, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

I was just asking because i can get them from auto barn for cost or less than cost price. I've got one in my car also and only paid about $90 for my air filter.

Posted by: Fake_xu1 on February 23, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Oh well! i'll keep that in mind for the future! my room mate (Eu4ria) works there so i normally get a half decent price~ It's always hard gettin something cheap in Darwin! ermm.gif

Posted by: HRD1966 on February 23, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Hey man,

THe HR will be out on the streets over the next couple of weeks so we can go for a cruise. I blew the 202 up BIG TIME after I had just finished rebuilding the bastard so Im looking at building a motor like yours. Im looking at doing a couple of different things to yours though cause its in a HR which of course is smaller.

Anyways dude it looks SIC!

Good things those carbs hey??

MATTY aka HRD1966

Posted by: Fake_xu1 on February 24, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Hey Matty! Good to see your project is coming along too! Make sure you add it totalrpm when it's all done! (think it might be the oldest car here - 1966?)

Posted by: HRD1966 on February 29, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Ill put my link on your site so you can check it out when I have finished my upgrade of my site!!


Posted by: Fake_xu1 on March 4, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

It's ALIVE.... It's ALIVE...... laugh.gif woohoo, drove the beast last night.... just 20 metres or so but hey! still very exciting! And i must say it sounded AWESOME!!!! Eu4ria can vouch for that, by far one of the best sounding sixes i have ever heard..... but i'm pretty biased!

Should all be ready for sunday, so i can take her home and do some last minute tinkering! thumbup.gif

Posted by: HRD1966 on March 8, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Sunday as in the 7th? I seen Tony pulling it out of the workshop on Saturday 6th and I was trying to get a listen but he shut it down before I could sadly! Oh well SOON!


Posted by: HRD1966 on March 10, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Mine is done... Have a read and see what the go is for my new NOS Motor...

Posted by: kitty on May 12, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

ohmy.gif That is one of the most beautiful torry's i've seen in a long time. Well done.

Posted by: Fake_xu1 on June 9, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Ok.... an update....

Everything is nearly done.... as usual! lol

Had a few dramas with my K&N filters, not musch room in the engine bay... so to save me taking to the bay with an angle grinder i have just fitted some smaller paper filters so that it is driveable!!!! i will probably look at using the velocity stacks i have with some sock filters and keep the K&Ns for a rainy day...

The car is at the engineers at the mo. and i will get it back next week, basically just getting some new seat brackets made, so that i'm not banging my head on the roll cage... a couple of small welding jobs and making sure my seatbelt mounts are legal. So next week it's off to the pits and see what MVR have to say.. fingers crossed i won't have to modify to much to get my roadworthy!

That's about it.. the car has done about 20km now and still running, so that's good news biggrin.gif

picture as of last week...

Posted by: SIRIUS on June 22, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

hey nice car the look of triples on a six...had bought triples for my valiant but lost intrest when i found a nice nice that is in the shed an i have joined the turbo

Posted by: da_vn on August 30, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Mate thats a nice torana great job i love it

Posted by: H4Inf on August 30, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Man that is a sweet ride there! Looking top! biggrin.gif

Posted by: plxcommodore on September 29, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

hey i love ur yellow VL , thats one hot car..
but the torana looks like a shitbox!
no offense, the performance and stuff is prolly a1 but the shape of the car looks so shit! u should of done up a better looking car!
no offense to what u have spent ur time on, but these cars just look ugly whether u do them up fully, or just leave them stock!

Posted by: Fake_xu1 on September 29, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Thanx for the comments guys... as for the shape, well i guess it's each to their own. I personally love the shape.. so no complaints about spending the time and money!

thanx again. cool.gif

Posted by: zorb_rules on September 30, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Hey dude no offense or nethin but whats with the roll cage smile.gif are u planin to crash it or what *lol* or ya gonna be racing it?? cause if you are then I understand but otherwise WHY??

Posted by: Fake_xu1 on September 30, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

QUOTE (zorb_rules @ Sep 30 2004, 04:26 AM)
Hey dude no offense or nethin but whats with the roll cage smile.gif are u planin to crash it or what *lol* or ya gonna be racing it?? cause if you are then I understand but otherwise WHY??

lol my mummy insisted i have a cage for extra safety... she's very over protective!!! icon4.gif

1. yeah i'll probably race it at some track days.
2. For asthetic reasons
3. It's there if ever i need it
4. i don't trust my own driving
5. It was planned/budgeted for in the project
6. It looks good (IMO)
7. I don't have to have back seats
8. Gives me something else to polish
9. It's a talking point
10. WHY NOT!

Posted by: zorb_rules on October 1, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

*lol* fair enough mate I was just wondering thats all. I actually heard from a friends who investigates crashes for the RACV that roll cages in an accident actually cause more damage than they provide protection in most instances. smile.gif but hey uve given me plenty of reasons and it all sounds good to me.


Posted by: yzovelle on November 16, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Have you taken it down to Hidden Valley yet? cool.gif

Posted by: Fake_xu1 on November 16, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Not yet! but i'll be down there for next year for sure! thumbup.gif

Posted by: Van454 on November 29, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Looks very tough. By the way, as far as the cage goes you forgot to mention that you will also get better handleing due to the added stiffness(not in your pants). Also I hate to be the one to say it but, what a load of crap about roll cages doing more harm than good. If a cage is correctly installed and has padding it could save your life. Ever noticed how race drivers walk away from crashes that would have ambos hosing you out of a road car. I wonder if the cage has something to do with this?

Posted by: zorb_rules on November 29, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Also ever noticed how a race car is constructed in a much diferent way to a street car...the statistics show it acoording to what he says...but lokk dude whatever I dont care that much...think about the internal construction of a race car compared to that of a street car...and in any accident I dont reckon the roll cage it the life saver its the bloody racing harnes..something like 50% of all car accident injuries are incured by the driver being thrown around the cabin..a roll cage wouldnt stop this it would increae the change of injury...where as a hrness keep the driver in his seat but hey it doesnt matter I was wondering....It's also interessting to point out the fact that why in many states are roll cages illegal without an engineers certificate and why arent companies forced to install them in all new cars in they are so safe...

Posted by: zorb_rules on November 29, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

but hey look I dont mind I was just asking him a question yeah no need to bite my head off...

Posted by: Van454 on November 30, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Sorry dude wasn't trying to be harsh. Fair point about the harness but the biggest difference in the constuction of a race car is the cage. Oh and you need an engineers for just about everything if you want to get technical. The reason that new car manufacterers don't use cages is because in the rollover tests they are allowed to use the windscreens as part of the structure, this is ok as long as you only go over once or twice but once your screen is gone the rook has all the rigidity of limp spagetti. Also you are correct about most injuries being caused by being thrown around in the car, thats why you must have padding on the cage.

Posted by: Van454 on November 30, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Oh yeah and the reason it's 50% of injuries in all accidents is that rollovers are only a small %

Posted by: zorb_rules on November 30, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Yeah fair enoguh I gots no beef was just pointing it out that was all but i'd never put a roll cage in a car I know my old man used to have one in his SLR and IU found it a shit of a thing but hey each to their own. I understand it has a purpose just was pointing out a few things smile.gif

Posted by: HRD1966 on February 7, 2005 [ Car Profile ]


I think the rollcage is in the car to get it RIGID and get it going in a straight line with the amount of HP it pushes... I will be pushing close to twice as much when I build my engine thats why I will be running a 6 point cage in my ute with a BRAND NEW CUSTOM chassis and a HEAP of other shit just to make it strong...

Disagree with me... Go to your local drags and ask a professional and see what he says! Mine also will be a 550HP HR Holden Ute...

Posted by: wishihadaVL on November 9, 2005

i need the lowdown on this car
is it really worth doin it up for anything but bragging rights...
have you done 1/4 mile in it yet

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