Street Machine - - READERS’ ROCKETS -

“I BOUGHT my UC To­rana hatch 10 years ago from a dark and dusty shed where it had been sit­ting for 15 years. When I first fired her up, some dead rats blew out of the ex­haust. It had the stan­dard rust ev­ery­where, so a full re­build was in or­der as I wanted to give it an LX makeover any­way. I was tempted to throw in an LS2 like ev­ery­one else, but in the end I wanted to keep it old-school, so it runs a re­built 333ci stro­ker. Out back is a nine-inch with rear disc brakes, and she rolls on 15x8 and 15x10 Hotwires. I did all the body mods and in­te­rior my­self. The only parts of the build I didn’t han­dle were re­build­ing the donk and the paint; both were done by Manni’s Cus­tom Panel & Paint in Malaga, Perth. It should be hit­ting the streets soon – can’t wait!”

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