DAVID PETERSTORF­ER

1976 LX TORANA HATCH

Street Machine - - Readers’ Rockets -

“THIS is my LX hatch. It came with a 253 and four-speed, but af­ter a six-year build it now runs a 350 Chev with a Scat Plat­inum-se­ries crank and rods, SRP forged pis­tons, Crane cam and Edel­brock RPM heads port-matched to a BDS blower manifold. It’s topped with two 650 Mighty De­mon carbs and a 6/71 blower. The full-man­ual Turbo 400 and 3200 stall runs via a cus­tom tail­shaft to a Strange nine-inch with 3.5:1 gears and 35-spline Moser axles. This is my dream ride; she puts a smile on my dial. We even ran an 11.6 at the North­ern Nats on street tyres and a full 120L drop tank of fuel. I’m still run­ning her in, but can’t wait to get her on the dyno! A big thank you to my bet­ter half Rainelle for putting up with my spend­ing, Woody and Mick for build­ing my en­gine and Pauly for the in­te­rior.” Pho­tos: Tony Martin

WIN­NER! EA­GLE ONE PACK

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.