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LXCHEV's Torana

LXCHEV

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Thought I would share a few photos and a little info on my 'old school Torrie'.

It's a '76 LX. I picked it up for $1,600 in 1996. That makes it a 44 year old car - 24 years under my ownership - which is really, really scary!

Anyway, it was my first car, my P-plate car, then evolved to a part time events car (drags, burnouts) and for quite a long time was still being used a daily driver. 3 kids in the last decade put the brakes firmly on the performance events, so these days it's now my CPS-plated weekend cruiser. I'm happy now to just max out my 45 day logbook each year.

I'm a bit of a slave to nostalgia. Love the old school 80's/90's builds with a few select tweaks - and so that's where my car has remained. I love V8s, love carbies and love a tough exhaust note.

In a nutshell - it's running a fairly mild 381 small block Chev, T350/3,500 stall, 3.7's. Will cover the quarter in the high 11's, so it's a good fun all-round street car...

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Cheers,
Brett.
 

Deuce

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Very tidy.
Is that a 2nd gen commy brake master / booster combo?

I love how clean and tidy that engine bay is!
 

Sandman

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I've seen this at plenty of Vic events over the years (back when we could), very nice car mate.
 

LXCHEV

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Thanks all. She's certainly been quite a workhorse over the journey.

Deuce - spot on - the master cylinder is a VN/VP 1" bore unit. However the booster is still all Torana (rear half original LX, front half UC which has the diagonal mounts). Works like a dream.

Bring back Easternats?

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Jolls

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Brings back fond memories of my old LH. If only I'd kept her, and the charger, and the GTR and the FC.
 
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