Torana SS

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Re: Torana SS

Postby Holden202T » Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:56 pm

i'e had a torana with a manual hydraulic conversion so i can appreciate what you've achieved here! :)

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Re: Torana SS

Postby VK_3800 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:12 am

Well the clutch has been really good so far, you have to be aware of the engagement point but otherwise you'd think it was just a standard unit. It definitely has a lot better holding power, it doesn't slip unless you want it to.

Did an 800km day trip last weekend with four people in the car, performed flawlessly and got somewhere around 12.5-13L/100km fuel economy.

Had a run on the drag strip a few weeks ago, couldn't seem to get a good launch and was just spinning the tyres all through first gear with 2.0+ second 60 foot times for low 13 second passes. Tried again Saturday just gone and got more adventurous with lower tyre pressure, longer burnouts and trying to be a bit less aggressive on the launches (it will still spin them if you get carried away). That along with a really good track dropped the 60 foot into the 1.7s for the first time, ran a few 12.9s at 105-107mph. Yeah it could be faster if I set it up but pretty happy with that for a stiff suspension manual street car, daily driver.

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Re: Torana SS

Postby immortality » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:53 am

Look at that squat and tire wall :afro: :punk: :thumbup:

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Re: Torana SS

Postby jenko » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:45 pm

:punk:

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Re: Torana SS

Postby VK_3800 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:27 am

So the car never had a radio antenna and like many I'm not too keen on cutting holes in the roof or guards to install one. I got one of those shark-fin-type powered ones and put it inside, but it never really worked too well when moving, which kind of defeats the point.

Then I had a thought, with the XA side mirrors there is a fair bit of empty space in there. So I pulled the antenna apart and threw away the bulky parts, soldered on an earth wire and covered the lot in hot glue. It now resides in the driver side mirror housing.

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Reception probably still isn't quite as good as a proper aerial but it works in most areas.

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Re: Torana SS

Postby delcowizzid » Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:29 pm

Got a telescoping antenna under te dash horizontal or under the parcel tray works pretty good its how I do boats as well to keep the fm antenna out of the way
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