July 15, 2016 at 3:42 pm #18456
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.
July 15, 2016 at 4:35 pm #18460
- This topic was modified 3 years, 1 month ago by Hoopstar.
- 97 HSV Senator 185i 02 VX L67 Calais
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Very tidyJuly 15, 2016 at 6:25 pm #18464
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 girlJuly 15, 2016 at 6:26 pm #18465
seriously doesn’t get much better than thatJuly 15, 2016 at 7:47 pm #18471
For me ,the best model before the HQ series.Well done.Love the tubs with the standard exterior and period paint colour.July 16, 2016 at 8:29 am #18474
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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 postingJuly 16, 2016 at 8:34 am #18475
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