Street Machine - - Readers’ Rockets -

“I PUR­CHASED my EJ in 2009 from Ban­nock­burn, Vic­to­ria. It had a red mo­tor in it when I got it, but now runs a stock-bot­tom-end LS1 out of a WH States­man. A Proflow man­i­fold with two four-barrel throt­tle-bod­ies sits nicely on top. It also has a custom set of head­ers to clear the tight en­gine bay and a twin three-inch ex­haust by Andrew Darby at Moolap Muf­flers. We put a Comp cam into it to give it a lit­tle more lump and got it tuned by Tony Di Bi­a­gio at TDR En­gines here in Gee­long. Wiring was done by my good mate Paul Mar­janovic. Power gets to the rear wheels via a T400 with a Stage 2 shift kit and 3800rpm high-stall con­verter built by Richard at Flu­id­drive, backed by a 3.89-geared nine-inch. Wheels are 15-inch Convo Pros. The car was orig­i­nally ma­roon, but my un­cle Mick painted it two-tone Glacier White/par­adise Blue in his shed. The in­te­rior trim was done by my fa­ther-in-law Wolf Perisic at Re­laxa Fur­ni­ture, with a custom par­cel shelf and sound sys­tem by Caleb Danks. To re­in­force the ol’ girl we’ve used a Castlemaine Rod Shop HR front and rear chas­sis-strength­en­ing kit. HQ front discs and rear drums keep ev­ery­thing un­der con­trol. I built this car as a tribute to my late grand­fa­ther Les Bren­nan, who was a me­chanic and used to call me his ‘right-hand man’. His name is em­broi­dered on the seats. Spe­cial thanks to my wife Jas­mine, my brother Les and Peter Brown.” Pho­tos: Luke Hunter

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