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Corowa Autofest 2010 - 1000hp Torana splits balancer on the dyno

This Torana is a pretty mean bit of gear, with a Vortech YSi hanging off the side of a 434cube small block chev. It was looking promising to spin up some huge numbers on the Dyno when the balancer split. Although there was some concern the crank might have snapped the snout off, it was later confirmed that it was just the balancer that broke.


 


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2000hp Torana Wins Horsepower Heroes
Jake Edwards goes back to back at Summernats 26 with another win in horsepower Heroes with 1666rwhp (and equates to over 2000hp at the flywheel). The car runs a 496ci big block with a massive 106mm Garrett turbo with EFI and methanol. It has run 7.88 at 179mph on the quarter, so it's not just a Dyno queen. Check out how much Exhaust energy it produces at the end of the video where it blew my second camera over even though it was at least 8 feet away.





Summernats 23 - Day 2 -Thursday
Summernats was strangely quiet today for a Thursday, but there's a whole bunch of killer cars around and more blowers than you can imagine. here's just a small portion of some of the cars going through scrutineering and some cruising. sorry, I didn't get to the judging hall today. Better update tomorrow.





CAL400 goes 203mph at Supernats 2005
Cal goes 203mph in his supercharged torana.





Jake Edwards, turbocharged Torana
Jake's single turbo Torana is legendary in Australia. His ability to crank out big horsepower numbers from relatively simple combinations defies belief. It's an awesome sounding car as well. Not sure of the specs when this video was shot because he's had several motors, but it's a Holden V8 between 308 and 393ci with a large Holset single turbo.





BEST. POWERSKID. EVER.
I've seen some crazy powerskid action in my time but this Torana takes the cake. With a big hit of Nitrous and a heavy right foot this guy smokes the full length of the track in and aesome display of skill and power. If you've got a better powerskid then send me a video response.





PANNIC - A very fast VL Turbo
No doubt you've seen the VL turbo crash, well this ISN'T the same car. For my American viewers the VL Commodore turbo runs a 3-litre straight six with a single turbo and EFI. As standard they were reasonably fast (think Buick GN) but with some mods these cars are blisteringly fast. Check out the low MPH attached to the low 9sec quarter mile time. This car has much more in it.





Summernats23 - CMEFRY goes up in flames
Can you imagine a more Apt numberplate for this car? CMEFRY (See Me Fry) goes up in flames at the end of a massive smokefest. Grab the next issue of Street Machine magazine to see some amazing pictures by Adam Morrissey from Street Machine.





Corowa Autofest 2010
Here's an idea of what Corowa Autofest was like with Benny giving us a quick run down. Final figures were 169 entrants and a whopping 13,000 spectators, despite the rain on Saturday. There will be a two day drag event and show 'n' shine held over the ANZAC day weekend, but racing doesn't start until late on Sunday so you can still go pay your respects.





SUBTLE Twin Turbo Torana Run Sixes
When we first saw SUBTLE it was wearing two high mount turbos on a small block Chev. It was plenty fast but the owner Jeremy Callaghan wanted more. So now the turbos are mounted lower and there a Dandy Engines built 622ci big block up front. Oh yeah - it's fast.





Torana Powerskids at Performance Car Mania 2010
There was a great variety of rides at Winton's Performance Car Mania but there's no denying a strong Torana presence at the event. Just check out how many were smoking it up in the powerskids! Perry Bullivant, with the dark green Torana and black bonnet, won the Powerskids after a stout effort on sunday.





Jake Edwards Torana - Summernats 21
On the Dyno at Summernats 21. Jakes Edwards is probably Australia's foremost authority on blow through carby set-ups. Here's his own personal car running over 1000hp at the tyres with a single carb and no Intercooler although it does run on mehtanol. The engine is a 393cube Holden V8 and it runs a single Holset turbo.





SMOKEU - Procharged Big Block Holden on Dyno
Block your ears folks because this blown big block will blow your ear drums out. There's a 540 cube big block under the bonnet and an F3R Procharger with a blow through carb set-up. Usually it make around 900hp at the tyres but they had trouble getting the power to the rollers at Performance Car Mania.





Corowa Autofest - Six Cylinder drag final
High tech versus old school in the final of the six cylinder class at Corowa. We talk briefly to both owners before they head to the startline. With the EL XR6 Falcon boasting almost double the horsepower of the Torana, it should have been no contest but the result was closer than anyone could imagine.





Corowa Autofest - V8 Drag Final
In the V8 Finals at Autofest it was Mick brody up against Matt Filipenko, both cars are LJ Torana's but Brody's car had the cubic inch advantage with 440 cubes. Matt attempted to close the gap with a 150hp shot of Nitrous on his 383. It was a close run but the timers didn't work and Brody took the win by crossing the line first.





MRCUBE - 8sec Injected torana
I don't know the details on this Torana but it's an awesome bit of gear with some wheels up 8sec action and no blowers or turbos to be seen.





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1976 Holden Torana LX: 7.690 @ 177.570
peter papaioannou, Engine: 632 Big Block Chev, Supercharger: n/a Turbos: n/a Tires: goodyear 32x15x16


1975 Holden Torana LH: 8.567 @ 161.460
Victor Tsatlogianis, Engine: 582 Chevrolet, Tires: Mickey Thompson 28/10.5


1972 Holden Torana LJ: 9.032 @ 146.990
kerry demetriou, Engine: 400ci, Tires: mickey tompson


1975 Holden Torana lh: 9.056 @ 149.580
Victor tsatlogianis, Engine: 400 sb chevrolet, Supercharger: n/a Turbos: n/a Tires: m/t et drag 28-10.5


1970 Holden Torana LC GTR XU1: 9.308 @ 144.070
Steve Reissis, Engine: SBC 383ci, Turbos: n/a Tires: et drag


1975 Holden Torana SS: 9.410 @ 141.890
Michael Ellis, Engine: Small Block Chev 380cu, Tires: Mickey Thompson


1968 Holden Torana HB: 9.728 @ 136.060
Wade Powell, Engine: Chev 400, Tires: MT


1975 Holden Torana lh gpak: 9.801 @ 136.430
jorge leiriao, Engine: 350 chev, Tires: m\t 28-10.5


1977 Holden Torana lx: 10.120 @ 131.820
Trent Smith, Engine: 308, Supercharger: nil Turbos: nil Tires: 295/50/15 135/15


1974 Holden Torana lh: 10.601 @ 126.860
Gualdino Cosme, Engine: SB CHEV 383,


1974 Holden Torana : 11.230 @ 126.000
Dean, Engine: 308 Australian Small Block - 440hp, Supercharger: nil Turbos: nil Tires: 225 / 295


1977 Holden Torana LX: 11.306 @ 117.180
Roger Moorhouse, Engine: Chevy, Tires: MT ET Drag


1977 Holden Torana LX hatch sunbird: 11.341 @ 121.540
Con Pakos, Engine: by Gonzalez Racing holden 355ci, Supercharger: n/a Turbos: n/a Tires: m/t 26x8.5, caravan tyres front


1975 Holden Torana lh: 11.780 @ 114.270
stephen stergiou, Engine: 308, Tires: m/t 26x 10


1976 Holden Torana LX hatch: 12.950 @ 107.390
brendan miller, Engine: 327 chev, Tires: 235s


1970 Holden Torana LC 202: 12.995 @ 106.850
Graham Gaskell, Engine: 202 with 3 x weber, Tires: 205x60x14 Bridgestone


1970 Holden Torana XU1: 14.287 @ 95.870
Craig Alderson, Engine: 202ci, Supercharger: N/A Turbos: N/A Tires: 175 x 70 x 13


 


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