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Re: Some pics of my Torana upgrades so far..

Postby draknoir2 » Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:16 am

I'm no expert on Aussie models, but is your Torana possibly based on the US Vega?
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Re: Some pics of my Torana upgrades so far..

Postby OzHemi » Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:14 am

Nope, it is different from a Vega in every way really... bigger engine bay, different shape engine bay, suspension, longer and wider in the body, etc,etc. Just a sort of similar hatchback style I suppose..

The front suspension is similar to a first gen Camaro, the rear is sort of like an early Chevelle with longer (by a fair bit) lower control arms. I have adjustable upper control arms (rear that is) that are actually Chevelle part numbers (the factory length is not the same, but within a 1/2" or so....the adjustable ones work perfectly !

The cars are quite stiff too, the design of the body with crossmembers and structure through the floor works really well.
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Re: Some pics of my Torana upgrades so far..

Postby draknoir2 » Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:29 am

OzHemi wrote:Just a sort of similar hatchback style I suppose.


That's probably it. Body style and nose reminded me of one.

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Re: Some pics of my Torana upgrades so far..

Postby OzHemi » Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:13 pm

There is some family resemblance, but if you looked at them together, you would see how much bigger the Torana is.. (Used to know a local guy with a SBC powered Vega and parked next to him one time at a cruise night...was night and day I thought :lol: )
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Re: Some pics of my Torana upgrades so far..

Postby cruzn2the max » Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:08 am

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Re: Some pics of my Torana upgrades so far..

Postby draknoir2 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:09 am

cruzn2the max wrote:Iv actualy dont know or have seen a Vega before, but they look a bit like a ford escort...

But there is also the Torana resemblance there too...



Back in high school a lot of guys bought them because they were cheap and you could hop them up pretty well.

That Torana is cool looking... chunky. Looks like it can really go.
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Re: Some pics of my Torana upgrades so far..

Postby OzHemi » Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:50 am

Yep, they do go good and handle very well also !

Got my aluminum radiator in yesterday too 8-) so going to make the mounts for it today...ordered a bunch more stuff too and just waiting for it to all come now as well.

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Re: Some pics of my Torana upgrades so far..

Postby draknoir2 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:01 am

Is that a B-Cool?

"The radiator's damaged at the core..." :D
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Re: Some pics of my Torana upgrades so far..

Postby OzHemi » Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:14 am

It's an Afco....excellent build quality too it looks like! I have used a bunch of the 'Summit" house brand ones before, but they did not do a double pass version so went with Afco...they do great shocks too :lol:
Have to order a fan too shortly....going with a Spal twin 11" one I think (just have to double check the measurements)
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Re: Some pics of my Torana upgrades so far..

Postby draknoir2 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:04 am

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