Economic conditions have forced the HR into temporary parkup, However its full on for the Torrie`s rebuild. Roger is now busy on the brake system……..Roger says “For the first time in around 6 months the Torrie is finally on all 4 wheel again. Now that the diff is in we can move forward with some further chassis mods. Still soooo much to do, but at least we are heading in the right direction.
30 years ago, An HQ brake upgrade and 90/10’s were the bees knees.These days it’s Willwood brakes and double adjustable coil overs. Can’t wait to get behind the wheel of this beast. Times a ticking…….
A quick update from us for the off season. As most are aware we decided that we were going to focus on getting the Torana back on track for the 19/20 season. The old engine was a little tired and not up to what we wanted moving forward so we sold the engine and we sourced a new engine block. Our original intentions were to build a nice little 600hp NA engine but like everything in drag racing the build has gotten bigger and bigger every time we looked at ordered new parts. The final combination is now sorted and most of the parts are now on order and hopefully we can start the engine build soon. We are basically on track with the new engine but due to the increase in expected power, we now have a multitude of other vehicle upgrades that the car is going to need to keep the old girl firmly planted to the track and keep the driver safe. As soon as the engine has been completed we’ll start on upgrading the other aspects of the car and hopefully we’ll hit the track at some stage this season for some testing.
A big thanks to our sponsors for hanging in there with us while we complete the upgrades. ACTON Rockingham ACS Computers
Well, we are finally getting there. The engine is 99% complete now and ready for the dyno. Only waiting on the intercooler piping to be completed prior to starting her up.
The car however is still a long way off. With the engine upgraded it now means the car needs upgrading too. We still require the diff, roll cage and brakes to be upgraded to suit the new power plant. Still hoping to have the car out this season for a few runs, but we’ll see how we go.