Eric's LJ Torana

Year: 1972
Colour: Yellow
Specs: Block is 186 cid bored and torque plate honed to 194 cid
Decked to zero and tunnel honed
HSD race prepared small chamber Holden 143/161 cylinder head
Lightened and profiled 1.680 intake valves and 1.440 exhaust valves
Head flows 272 HP (202 KW) @ .550 valve lift measured @ 25 H2O
Approx 150 rwkw
10.32:1 compression ratio
Redline intake manifold reworked and matched to the cylinder head
Triple 45mm DCOE Weber carbies
Mahle .060 cast pistons
ACL race series bearings
Crankshaft ground and rotating assembly balanced
Ultralight steel flywheel
Straight cut multi keyed timing gear set
Clive cam similar to Wade 629B flat tappet camshaft
Modified standard volume oil pump
ASR Hi volume oil sump
Yella Terra roller rockers
Crow dual valve springs, chromoly retainers, machined and hardened valve locks
MSD 6AL2 ignition system
PWR radiator
Davies Craig electric dual thermo fans and electric water pump
Monster tacho - revs to 7000rpm
5sp Supra gearbox
HQ 1 tonner hydraulic clutch
Ford 9 inch LSD diff - 3.55 ratio

I used to own an original Salamanca Red GTR LJ Torana in the mid 1980's, put on a Yella Terrra head, blew the head gasket, it had some rust and was running really rough, so I sold it for $600!! Always loved the LJ Toranas, so in 2009 I bought my yellow one off Ebay from a guy in NSW. It was originally a Torana S model, Balmoral Green with Saddle Trim and 3 speed column shift. First owner bought it from a dealer in Wollongong. Has been modified by different owners over the years.I have the original owner's service booklet and 12mth/12000 miles warranty certificate.

Most major mods like the 9inch diff and 5 speed Supra box were put in by previous owners. When I bought it I had a new drop fuel tank put in from Brown Davis Automotive, reco brake booster, reco steering rack, painted dash black (was dark brown), painted the roof lining black, put in GTR steering wheel, XU1 type muffler, chromed the bonnet hinges, catch plate, latch, painted the engine red, new rocker cover, replaced driver side floor pan, put on rear spoiler, tinted the windows, fitted an A9X-style front spoiler, Hornet scoop, and a sound system.