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Old 02-17-2006, 20:56   #1 (permalink)
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The Fastest Australian Car (1977 WHEELS magazine)

I was enjoying a good read about how my car is faster than Holdens etc. All the specs, speeds and features of the fastest cars in Australia in 1977 are covered in a 10 page article. I had a chuckle at the stuff they used to do on public roads in Australia in the '70s.
But this mag I bought on Ebay has had a couple of Holden pics cut out of the middle of the article so it's incomplete.

Anyone got a copy of this mag? I just fancy a pic or scan of the page without the holes cut in it.

I have the scans posted here:
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Great article...gold! Go the GXL
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Old 02-17-2006, 21:22   #3 (permalink)
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I remember reading that article when I was a Kid and it was first printed. The year after that I got my first car, a ZF Fairlane. Now I feel old.

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Peter I have that mag, bought it when it came out, used to buy all the mags that had road tests on XC's. Once I get my old scanner working with XP I will send you whatever you are missing. One more thing the 1/4 mile times on that test were slow. I took my standard 351 auto GXL to Castelreagh drags in 1980 when it had 40,000km's on it and it always ran 15.2@90mph. The only change was the bumping up the timing and a block off plate for the EGR valve which mechanics were fitting in the late 70's and charging a fortune for.
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That'll be great thanks 4vxc,
if you don't get the scanner cooking then a digital pic should suffice. The 4th and 5th pages of the story are the ones I'm missing.
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Peter,
As with the last magazine that I sent you (had double copies), I may have two copies of this one as well. I will be home again at the end of the week so will let you know. I think I still have your address in the old email as well. If not, will pm you accordingly.

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Bloody hell that would be great! :)
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if paul can't help out let me know
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I have that mag. And the one where they drive the XC from Sydney to Perth in 29 hours or something like that. They complain when it costs them $26 to fill up the long range tank somewhere in the outback , lol
Ps: I have one of those EGR block off plates!
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I have that mag. And the one where they drive the XC from Sydney to Perth in 29 hours or something like that. They complain when it costs them $26 to fill up the long range tank somewhere in the outback , lol
Ps: I have one of those EGR block off plates!
Do they make much difference in power?
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