READERS’ ROCKETS

WIN!

SEND photos of your car and a few details of what went into the build to Readers’ Rockets, Street Machine, Locked Bag 12, Oakleigh, Vic 3166 or email readerscars@bauer-media.com.au. Please note: Send us copies of prints as we are unable to return your photos.

WIN!

WIN one of three Eagle One gift packs, including Wax-As-U-Wash, 20/20 Glass Cleaner, Wax-As-U-Dry, Nevr-Dull Wadding Polish and Wipe & Shine Detailer. See www.eagleone.com.au for info!

BRAD WARD 1996 FORD EF FALCON XR6

“MY FRIENDS and I built my XR6 together. The engine now runs Ross Racing pistons; Spool rods; Tunnel Vision plenum; Jim Mock Motorsport exhaust manifold; Precision 6766 turbo with a Turbosmart 50mm Pro-Gate wastegate; ID2000 injectors; Tunnel Vision twin-feed fuel rail; and twin 044 fuel pumps with a surge tank, running E85. It’s all controlled with a Haltech Sport 1000 with wide-band control. Gearbox is a T56 six-speed manual with direct twin-plate clutch, running to a Harrop Truetrac with 4.10 gears. It puts out 420kW (563hp) at the wheels at 20psi. Body mods include a Scorcher front bar and Tickford EF body kit.” Photos: Luke Hunter

DAVID PETERSTORFER 1976 LX TORANA HATCH

“THIS is my LX hatch. It came with a 253 and four-speed, but after a six-year build it now runs a 350 Chev with a Scat Platinum-series crank and rods, SRP forged pistons, Crane cam and Edelbrock RPM heads port-matched to a BDS blower manifold. It’s topped with two 650 Mighty Demon carbs and a 6/71 blower. The full-manual Turbo 400 and 3200 stall runs via a custom tailshaft to a Strange nine-inch with 3.5:1 gears and 35-spline Moser axles. This is my dream ride; she puts a smile on my dial. We even ran an 11.6 at the Northern Nats on street tyres and a full 120L drop tank of fuel. I’m still running her in, but can’t wait to get her on the dyno! A big thank you to my better half Rainelle for putting up with my spending, Woody and Mick for building my engine and Pauly for the interior.” Photos: Tony Martin

RENEE ELLIOTT VK COMMODORE / HQ UTE / VE CLUBSPORT

“I’M A dedicated SM subscriber and a dedicated Iron Maiden!

Thought your readers may be interested in some photos of my rides.

I have a VK Group 3 replica running a stroked 355; a 308-powered ’73 HQ ute; and a 470rwhp VE Clubby R8 wagon. I also have an original VP SS (not pictured). Love my girls!”

MICHAEL SPITERI HX HOLDEN

“I BOUGHT my HX in 1979 and fully rebuilt it over five years. I used it as our wedding car. My eldest daughter loves it, but my youngest daughter used to make me drop her off half a kilometre from school because she didn’t want to be seen in it!”

NIKK MACRAE 2001 AUIII XR8 FALCON

“THIS this is my daily hack, a 220kW Series 3 XR8, with just your basic cloth trim and boring auto. I treated it to a lowering job, some PDW C-spec rims, detailed and painted the engine and have added some Fairmont/Fairlane leather and chrome to the interior (gearknob, handbrake lever, etc). Other than that, I’ve just spent time cleaning and driving it. I guess I have to thank my wife Renee for putting up with the attention I give it!”

PETE CARTER VU COMMODORE UTE

“MY SIX-speed manual 2001 VU ute runs an LS1 with extractors and full-stainless twin exhaust with high-flow cats. It’s been lowered on 20-inch wheels. I’ve only had it for six months, so it’s a work-inprogress, with a few mods and detailing planned for the future.”