Remember the Sleeper Wagon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6wXw8t9oeU ? It was a Aussie Valiant wagon (A-body Mopar like the Dodge Dart) that I bought for $250 and fitted a borrowed 440 big block to it.
Year's later I repainted the car Hemi Orange and fitted a turbocharged 245 hemi six to it and even though it made only 40hp less than the big block it was nowhere near as much fun. Here's the Dyno tuning session from about four years ago. These days the wagon just runs a naturally aspirated 245 hemi six, but I'm thinking of doing some more to it soon.
Project Digger Burnout Testing
Back when the Army's Project Digger was first getting built I was invited
along to film some burnout testing. As you can see the car wasn't finished
but with time getting short before Summernats 23 they wanted to make sure
it was right to go.
Unfortunately, as a direct result of the testing they decided to not do any
burnout at Summernats that year due to cooling issues. But it sure looked
So for those that haven't seen it in action, here you go.
Wicked Fast 2JZ-powered BMW M3 - Gas Motorsports
We love quick cars and don't really care what they're powered by, so we
reckon this Toyota 2JZ powered BMW M3 is pretty awesome. Check out the
second pass where it runs in the sevens after stepping off the gas well
before the finish line. This car is going to be a weapon once they get it
Wagon Westoration - Part 1
With Chryslers on the Murray - Australia's Biggest Mopar Show - just around
the corner I thought I'd get the old wagon out of the shed and get it ready
for rego. Should be a bit of fun and hopefully it'll be a nice cruiser for
my wife and kids to enjoy.
TUF253 Torana Smokes It Up
Yep, it's powered by a 253 with a Supercharger from a UD truck for a bit of fun.
Shannon loves a bit of burnout action and he's a regular viewer/commentor
here on Scotty's Garage so be nice. :)
Wagon Westoration - Part 2
The second part of our quick and easy Valiant Wagon makeover. I pull the
old head off and fit a better head and carby set-up.
Background music is Neolith by Kevin MacLeod from Incompetech.com
Twin Turbo VE Valiant at Sydney Dragway
Check out this crazy combo! Two whopping great turbos hang through the bonnet of this '68 VE
Valiant. Now I didn't get a chance to talk to the owner in person, but
people tell me it's got a 410 cube big block. Not sure if that correct or
not, but it's obviously still getting sorted because they seemed to be
testing the launch more than anything on the day. Hopefully we'll see some
decent times out of this car in the future.
Twin Turbo LS1-Powered HK Monaro on Dyno
Rodney Ritchie used to run a serious procharger blow-through set-up on his
HG Monaro but he's ripped that out and fitted a 406ci LS1 with twin T04Z turbos. It doesn't run alot of Boost but it sure makes enough power. It won
the Dyno at Winton's
Performance Car Mania with 731rwhp. Rodney now plans to finish things off
with an Intercooler and pump
up the Boost for even more power,
and possibly have a crack at Modified Street Blown in the APSA series.
Supercharged 426 Hemi SRT-8 Dyno
Daniel Buchanan's 300C SRT-8 is a beast. It makes so much power that they
had to ditch the factoy auto and fit a turbo 400 to the car. The engine is a 6.1-litre
Hemi stroked out to 7-litre or 426 cubes in the old money. Which meaks it a
426 Hemi (okay so it's not a real 66-71 style 426 Hemi, but it sounds cool
anyway). On top sits a 3.4-litre whipple Supercharger from Yella Terra and all the work was
done by horsepower
Factory in Melbourne. For a street car running pump 98-octane fuel it
certainly makes some power.
TOYTON - Unblown to Blown in Five Minutes
Okay, we sped the footage up a little but in all honesty Rob Godfrey went
from an unblown big block to an 8/71 combo in less than 20 minutes. For
those that don't know the car it is one of Australia's top Street Machines,
winning both Street Machine of the year and Summernats Grand Champion. with
the only naturally aspirated 632ci combo it made 1050rwhp and run eights on
the quarter. The new blown 502ci combo is more cruisable, but makes less
power. Looks bloody awesome though.
The girls appeared as soon as Rob fired the car up. Very cool.
Wagon Westoration - Part 3
With the cast iron Exhaust manifold
too warped to use I had to go back to the custom extractors, but the Exhaust system hit against the floor in a
couple spots. We take the wagon down to Totally Exhausted in Wodonga and get the guys to tweak
the Exhaust. It not only looks good
but sounds awesome too.
DOG265 Centura on the dyno
This was my old Centura on the Dyno at SAS back before I turboed it. I'll have to dig up some turbo footage, I've got some laying around
The engine was a 265 Hemi with a 600 holley, custom extractors and a single
3in Exhaust. The engine itself was
fairly standard but it still sounded awesome and was alot of fun to drive.
The Centura was a factory KC GLX 4-speed and I sold it on Ebay about twelve
Back before I bought it, this car won the six cylinder naturally aspirated
class at horsepower Heroes with a
highly modified engine.
Crazy Torana Hatchback Crash at Sydney Dragway
This Torana hatch has a bit of power - maybe too much for those skinny
10.5in tyres. Up front it's got a blown 'n' injected big block chev and the
driver stays into the gas for little too long in the burnout. After a bit
of pitside panel beating it was back out on the track for a shakedown pass.