What do you do when you have a wild top doorslammer, a blown big block hot rod — running the old TD engine — parked next to it, and a spare blown big block built up ready for either? Well, if you are Bob Owens, you build another car to put it in! Bob’s XM coupe is probably New Zealand’s fastest all-steel car, running 7.30s at 190mph. Having a similarly spec’d engine just sitting there, Bob wondered how fast he could go without all the weight. Over the winter, he has been working hard to put this little T-bucket together, using a lot of the spare parts he has had kicking around the place. Bob’s home-built tube chassis houses the rebuilt 427 — complete with a fresh Teflon-tipped 8-71 supercharger and the spare injection from the old motor — to which he has fitted the race-spec Powerglide from the coupe and a nine-inch rear. Bob reckons the fresh blower on the little 427, with a bit of overdrive, should give 30psi boost that — with a 500kg saving in weight over the Falcon — should make it pretty exciting to drive. His ’34 started out in a similar way — as a street car on steroids — and Bob’s aim with the T is to have something that looks like it could be streetable, has plenty of power to give him a scare, and, most of all, enables him just to get out there and have some fun!