MATA­MATA MON­STER

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Mata­mata’s Rob Maca­ree has a Holden HZ ute in the build that could well be­come a burnout ve­hi­cle even wilder than last is­sue’s cover car. When Rob ac­quired the ute, it was the rolling body of an old drag car with no tubs, though that’s about to change. With a tube front end and back­halved chas­sis, it’s be­ing done cor­rectly, and Rob has man­aged to nail it as far as low is con­cerned! Get­ting the wheels spin­ning is a blown 383ci small block Chev run­ning on methanol, which will be backed by a Pow­er­glide trans­mis­sion and trusty nine-inch diff, with a 2.75:1 fi­nal-drive ra­tio to en­sure the fastest rear-wheel speeds achiev­able on the skid pad. It’s taken Rob two years of hard work and sav­ing to get to this point, and it sounds as though it’s go­ing to be all go once he gets his mo­tor back. We’re keep­ing an eye out for this one.

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