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Old 20-01-2010, 05:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation MCF Feature Car 1973 LJ Torana - YLD-073


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Well it has been a long long long time since we last had a Feature car up so thought we’d start off with a very stout streeter from up the coast (sorry YLD073 we needed to get your ugly mug off the front page). This is Lee’s 1973 LJ aka YLD-073!


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Lee’s LJ is powered by a 355 stroker and pumps out 385rwhp. The block is taken from a VT, VN heads are ported with crane rockers, SRP forged pistons and Scat H beam rods fill up the block with a Harrop crank filling out the bottom end.


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Toyota Aurion silver paint looks right at home on the LJ.



“I bought the car in 2004 and it was very tidy but did have a little rust and was running a healthy 202 with celica 5 speed and 9″ diff. The motor and box were pulled out and sold to make way for the vn headed 355 and th350.



I got it engineered and drove it for a few months before the engine grenaded itself and decided to completely strip the car down. It was sent ot Mark Dallaqua (MD Conversions) for mini tubbing and brake upgrades.



From there it was sent off to bathurst custom paint for rust removal and a new paint job. In that time, a new motor was screwed together by Pete at Intune Performance”.


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The interior is for the most part standard trim bar the full cage and Autometer gauges recessed in the factory console along with a Wilwood pedal box.



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Old school muscle is always that much better to look at if all the chrome and stainless bits are shiny. Lee has had both bumpers rechromed and all stainless trim reconditioned.



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Weld prstar rims finish off the tough stance of Lee’s LJ nicely.


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Thanks for your time Lee, that’s one hell of an LJ!

Quick Specs
Lee - YLD-073
1973 LJ Holden Torana
Colour : Toyota Aurion Silver Paint

ENGINE

Make : VT Block
Induction: Torque Power Single Plane Manifold
Heads : VN Ported Heads
Ignition :
Exhaust : 1″7/8 primaries - 3″ all the way
Power : ~385rwhp
Performance : 10.90 @ 125mph


TRANSMISSION
Gearbox : TH350, kevlar clutches and manualised
Diff : 9″ full spool with 4:11’s


SUSPENSION & BRAKES
Shocks & Springs : Front : pedders heavy duty springs 90/10 shocks, Rear : spax coil overs
Brakes : Outlaw 4 spot calipers front and back, HQ rotors front and VN commodore rear rotors.


INTERIOR
Seats : XU1 spec
Instruments : Autometer gauges in the standard cluster.
Cage :Andra spec full cage
Dash : customised standard dash


RUBBER & RIMS
Wheels : Weld prostar rims. Rear : 15 x 9 (275/50/15). Front : 15×4 front runners
Tyres : Rear : Mickey Thompson street slicks. Front : Michelin


THANKS
Mark Dallaqua - MD Conversions
Pete, Intune Performance
Andrew Yeo, Bathurst Custom Paint
Adam Cope - ACM Bathurst
John - Erina Ultra Tune
JA Auto Trim
Rob - Kirrawee Mufflers
Sideshows Performance Wiring
My Girlfriend Nikki

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Old 20-01-2010, 08:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Looks great mate.nice work




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you know you want one
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Old 20-01-2010, 09:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks guys happy to have as a feature car

Big thanks to AJ for the time and effort he put into it came up great
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Old 20-01-2010, 09:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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good stuff mate, the feature came up a treat!! one tough as nails lj, good job on the write up aj!!!
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Old 20-01-2010, 10:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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tuff lookin torrie mate looks awsome ,dont mind the gtr,s top stuff mate on a nice car
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Old 20-01-2010, 10:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Fantastic looking little car there. Love it.
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Real nice lil' Torana, congrats mate.
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Man that is one very awesome Torrie. Nice job.
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Old 21-01-2010, 09:41 PM   #10 (permalink)
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