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  • #18456
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    Hi Guys..

    Thought I’d post some pictures of my weekend car..

    It’s a 1967 HR Holden Special.  Bought brand new by my Grandfather and driven around until he passed away.  My dad was going to sell it but I put my hand up and purchased it as my first car as a 17 year old kid with only 55,000 miles on the clock.

    I drove it around for a few years while I was studying, formulating the plan that would hopefully make it something neat and quick.

    Mods include mini-tubs, chassis rails, new (larger) trans tunnel, semi-smoothed fire wall, brake booster and tank under the dash, Commodore manual rack and pinion.

    Drive line consists of a pretty warm 350 Chev with Carrillo rods, LT-1 Crank, JE pistons, BIG Crane solid, Bowtie heads, Edlebrock Victor Jr Manifold and BG 775cfm Gold Claw.  Ignition is MSD Dizzy, leads, Coil and MSD6AL.  Extractors are custom 1 7/8″ primary, 31″ long into 3″ collector.

    Engine was built by Maxwell Motors here in Adelaide and made 531hp @ 7,200 rpm on their dyno.

    Trans is a full manual Powerglide with all good gear including Vasco Jet input shaft, Chrome Moly hub and Deep pan by Brokenshire Transmissions.  Grant also did the 4500rpm converter.

    Diff is a F100 9″ housing with billet bearing cups, Moser 31 spline axles, Romac Ultralite full spool, Strange carrier, yoke and a 4.56 gears.

    Rims are 15 x 3.5 and 15 x 10 with 295/50/15 for the street.

    Interior mods are pretty subtle with only Premier bucket seats in the front and the rear backrest is clearanced for the mini-tubs and from a HK Prem.  Only other things are B&M Quicksliver shifter, Autometer oil, temp and tacho, X2 dash cluster and Prem steering wheel.

    Car has run a paltry 12.50 @ 119 mph with wheel spin to half track and 2.71 60 footers on street tires, mufflers and no tune what so ever..

    One day I plan to drop the pipes, fit some good tires and cal-tracs and actually take some jets with me and see what it’ll run with traction..  until then, I just enjoy cruising it with my wife and two young daughters during the warmer months.

    Apart from that, I am in the process of changing the look of the engine bay and removing all the red/blue Earls fittings and going black fittings everywhere.

     

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    #18460
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    Immortality
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    Very tidy  :good:

    #18464
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    doz10
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    Member since: February 9, 2016
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    I’m not usually the biggest fan of the old hr’s but this thing is mint mate, your grandad would be proud as punch of that old girl :good:

    #18465
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    doz10
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    seriously doesn’t get much better than that

    #18471
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    VS 355 UTE
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    For me ,the best model before the HQ series.Well done.Love the tubs with the standard exterior and period paint colour.

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    • VR Senator LSx454 1960 Kombi (project) 1921 Nash Hot Rod (future project)

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    Mate what a beautiful piece of work, thanks for posting :good:

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    • VR Senator LSx454 1960 Kombi (project) 1921 Nash Hot Rod (future project)

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    Man we have to organize an SA CP+ cruise sometime.  There are getting to be a few bloody nice rides on here now.

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