1981 KA Laser, 1.3 manual. A dictionary definition of both gutlessness and fuel efficiency. Could run on $10 of juice for weeks, but at the cost of taking longer to get places. Was a very reliable little bugger though, I drove it real hard and it came back asking for more :D
I'll most likely be getting one again as a second car once a family of my own begins to develop... top little shopping trolley!
Now powered by PCOTY WINNING SR20DET - 32% engine weight, 37% capacity, 50% cylinder count
Clicky clicky here for previous ride! I still miss her!
Like Mike, I started out with a 1.3l manual Laser, except mine was a 1983 KB. It was a family 'hand-me-down'. My mother owned it first, and babied it (and smashed it in her only accident in 34 years of driving) before handing it down to my sister after she bought a Suburu Impreza. My sister proceeded to fang the crap out of it, and even suceeded in breaking an engine mount (in a 1.3l Laser???) By the time I got it, it was dead. It last 150,000 odd k's before it truely died. Wasn't a bad car, but could have used the extra 200mL as the 1.5l engine was much better. Working on it was easy, most things that broke was easily fixed by myself. The funniest 'breakage' was when my car battery decided to 'free float' inside the engine bay, and the negative lead broke. In desperate need for an earth connection, my car opted for the clutch cable as I depressed the clutch for a downshift approaching a roundabout (cable loses 'grease' insulation when you apply the clutch). That resulted in a loud bang and a small engine fire, and a days work getting a new cable and replacing the two broken halves. :D
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First car was a 2-door LJ Torana.
But back then I loved Holdens, go figure? (Commodore:thumbdown - Torana:thumbup:)
A great first car, it was only 7 years old when I got it while still on my L's.
(So how old am I now???)
It ended up a GTR wannabe. Nah it was better!
Full K-Mac suspension, real low - scraped everywhere.
Heart transplant to a 192 (HP Block) red that I built myself, hot cam 35-75 with solid lifters, ported & polished head, initially a 4bbl Cain manifold with a 465 holley, later replaced by triple 45mm DCOE webers, extractors & twin (yes on a six) 2" pipes with straight through mufflers. 13"x7" hotwires with TA's. Battery relocated to the boot, and for the last year or so before I sold it also had a 5spd celica box. It was a screamer!
Beige Mk1 Fiesta 1.1. Great little car, I remember putting 14' alloys on it!!!!! Not bad because the standard one were 12'!!
Had it for a few years before selling it and coming to the big brown land.....
First (and present) car is '96 EL Futura..seems to be pretty good so far...economical with duel fuel and has enough go for me...only modifications so far is new Pioneer CD player and upgrade of rear speakers...hope to upgrade front soon.
Spent two months driving car with P's (after driving dad's F100 with no powersteering), good transition from old to new!!
I don't like to say this but my first car was a 88' red VL Calais 5.0 litre injected.
It was a carby when i first got it then i put a fuel injection system on it.
Hopefully i'll be a stroker T-Series or Lowndes XR8 owner very very soon. :D
I want pics of the T-Series Stroker so badly. :(
Does anyone know what it will look like?
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