Street Machine - - Readers’ Rockets -

“THIS is my EK Holden; I’ve had it for 15 years and built it for my wife as a cool fac­tory-look­ing old car. The paint and in­te­rior are still orig­i­nal, with only one re­pair back in the 60s. I got a bit car­ried away with it and made a full chas­sis with a new floor for clear­ance, fit­ted an HR front end and HQ brakes all ’round. Then I threw in a 350 Chev, TH400 and nineinch diff with 3.0:1 gears. One week­end we went to the Bal­larat Swap Meet and I scored a tun­nel ram for another car, but my boys con­vinced me to put it on the EK in­stead. I took it to Summernats this year and had a great time cruis­ing, and the burnout went well un­til I melted the shift cable in Drive. I still didn’t stop cruis­ing though! I’ve since re­moved the tun­nel ram to qui­eten it down a bit.” Pho­tos: Bright De­sign

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