DALE REITH HZ HOLDEN

Street Machine - - Readers’ Rockets -

“I FOUND my HZ by the side of the road back in 2010; I paid $2200 for it. I only got into the build in 2015 and the car was up and run­ning for Aus­tralia Day 2017. It was orig­i­nally only go­ing to be a cruiser, but things got a bit out of hand. The car was built in the shed by my best mate Justin and me. I de­cided on the top-mount blower and to stick with the stan­dard-stroke Holden 308. VN heads were used with just a ba­sic clean-up and the bot­tom end got four-bolt mains thanks to Chris’ Port­ing Ser­vice. She runs on E85, with 650 DPS on top to get it into the en­gine, and with around 12psi of boost. A Pre­ston Au­to­mat­ics T400 goes back to a nine-inch diff, and 255 tyres give it enough trac­tion to get you most places. The black Draglites break up the white paint. Last time on the dyno it got to around 500hp at the wheels with 1150Nm of torque. Best quar­ter so far is 10.52. Although the hard­ware is ob­vi­ous, she still has full street rego and gets driven fairly reg­u­larly. Plan­ning on keep­ing her in the fam­ily for­ever.” Pho­tos: Shaun Tan­ner

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