have many people to thank for help over the years. I would never be able
to thank you all individually but you know who I mean!
to the all new Holden Heaven This
site was first established in 1999
My Project - 1970 LC Torana Ok I havn't done an update
to this page in ages and ages so thought it was about time.
Here is the recap:
My Project - 1970 LC Torana 3300 EFI As bought Although someone had spent
a lot of time and money on this car it was quite a long time ago and in
need of a good home to stop the decline in its condition.
Rust wasn't really a major
problem and although it was showing up in some areas it was generally rust
free and in particular the structural areas were as strong as the day it
was built with the only holes being in the back right bottom of the door,
about 5cm square area and the back left guard flare with a small hole about
1cm in size. The rest of the rust was surface, while there was a few scratches
and scrapes the worst being on the front right guard.
The mags looked like they
hadn't been cleaned in years, and after a few hours of elbow grease the
shine came back to them.
202 Red motor
186 Head with adjustable
Mild port work on head with
5-speed crap 4 cylinder
Commodore box (I broke it after 2 weeks)
Open 3.08:1 diff
Front shocks were virtually
Rear shocks were still good
Full lowering spring kit
Tyres all ok Dunlop
14 x 7" Mags (Kidney shaped)
RX7 seats (Very badly mounted)
EFI Modifications: Torana LC 1970
VK Commodore 3300 Black
Bosch Fuel Injection
Ported Head with double
valve springs and large valves
VH Commodore Electronic
Flexi Fan (Flattens out
over about 2500rpm for less drag)
4-Speed M20 Gearbox
3.55:1 Limited Slip Diff
185x60x14 front Bridgestone
195x65x14 rear Bridgestone
7" Roh mags (I will look
at getting some 205 or 215 tires if they fit)
Quarter mile: After a while running mid
to low 15 second times I played around with the tune a bit and forced my
way in the mid to high14 seconds. I finished with a best time of 14.38@94mph
and as the motor was getting a bit worn decided to do an overhaul which
included a brand new engine running Webers.
New Engine! So I have decided to get
semi-serious with a worked 12-port 6 cylinder engine. I am after some decent
13 second times from the 202/3.3 engine. Before I decided on the straight
six I looked at many things including V6s and V8s but decided the others
were a bit out of my budget for now. The biggest expense was the carburation
but picked these up second hand which is always a gamble.
3 x Weber 45DCOE carbs
Redline inlet manifold
Redline linkage kit
Black motor block, bored
Blue motor crankshaft, ground,
balanced and modified
Race series pistons 060'
Race series bearings
Kelford solid camshaft
Yella Terra 12-port Head
Roller rockers adjustable
Studs for rockers and guide
Race harmonic balancer
Clutch and Flywheel lightened
Port matched inlet and exhaust.
First time out saw a 13.9@99mph
which has given me some encouragement for better times, I broke the pressure
plate and couldn't run any more.
I have just rebuilt the
pressure plate and lightened the flywheel to around 15lbs which will help
in the midrange and top end power but may hinder me with more wheelspin
of the line.
I will get to try this package
at the next winter meet here on 22 June 2008.
Below is the 13.9 second
run, the V8 powered Morris Minor ran 15.4 seconds