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«$k8 ø® Ðïè»
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well, ive just inherited a 1974 Holden "cough" Torana TA 2 door coupe (like an LJ but 4cyl), and my old man says i should keep it coz its really rare
(i know ff.com proberbly isnt the site to put this but its the best site :)

ive got a pic of the 4 door but cant find a 2 door like mine. do u think i should keep it (it doesnt have ny rust and is in realy good nic) and how rare do ya think it is?

thanx dan
 

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Is it one of the one's that were called HB, if so there arn't that many around that I know of, but I'm not really into Torana's.
 

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its not a HB torana, they were the model before the TA, you certainly dont see many around these days, most wouldve rusted into the ground....
youd have to hack into the firewall to fit a 6 cyl in it, but i would go for a v8 conversion..
 

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«$k8 ø® Ðïè»
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yeh a v8 would be pretty mad, but im only 17, when u work at hungry jacks earning 7.70 its kinda hard to save and having to send heaps of money on fuel would suck. i was goin to chop the front end and put an lj but i want it to hold its value. what 4 cyl engine would be good.

hears my plans

i was thinkin just get a 2ltr isusu gemini with twin webbers, mild cam, 5 speed, not sure bout the diff,extractors and a set of mags. i wish i could put an escort 2ltr but i think id get too much shit.
redo the suspension (nolathene , springs etc.)
brakes (discs and scims)
the original seats are in good nic but there not really the comfortablest so new seats, drop it

btw dont ya think it look real ugly (mines yellow but dont know what colour to paints it)

(ive saved $2500)
will that be anuf

ill proberbly get a donor car
 

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I found http://gmh-torana.imagineering.net.au/torana_ta.shtml

It seems that the base model was 2 door only, and the upper specs 2 or 4 door. 4 cylinder was the only option (altho you got a choice of "mega povo", and "povo" donks). Apparently the TA has a shorter front end that LJ's (due to 4 cyl only).

I doubt that what you've got is too rare, and even if it is, would be that popular, except with a major enthusiast. Unless your wildly enthusastic about producing a concourse winner, I'd investigate the conversion options, like it sounds like your doing.

To save cash, I'd find out what has popularly been done to them - given that the most popular way is probably the easiest and cheapest path (with less surprises for you).

Oh, suspension sounds like a good plan - it seems that they were fitted with s-o-f-t springs . . .

http://www.stcsb.org/ta.html <---These people would probably be excellent to speak to about what your options are..
 

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«$k8 ø® Ðïè»
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thanx heaps,

the suspenion is really good (it'll stand up around corners) its got rack and pinion steering and coil springs on all 4's one sides down abit so i ffigured i need new springs but while im there i might aswell cange all te rubbers wit nolethene

my dad didnt want to give it 2 me (he wanted 2 keep it as his toy) but ill still let him drive it.

the only rust my car has is under the bonnet and on the roof but its only little surfface rust

the body is in immac cond. the front grille has a couple of cracks (where the screws hold it. (i would imagine itd be pretty hard to get a new 1 so might think about figerglass????. and the rear bumper is dented i thhink i can just put an lj one on

ill try to post some pics soon

thanx, dan
 

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theres only on thing for it son.... your gonna have to install a blown and injected big block... its the only thing for it...HEHE :wnc:


seriously though if your going to do a conversion, my choice would be a late model ecotec 6 cyl... no really! small(physicaly pacaged)decent power,heaps o cheap spares, reliability, economy ... the thing will fly...get an engine/loom tranny from a wrecker, shortened hilux diff or similar.... dont forget the brakes! i reckon 2 grand for the runing gear, another 2 grand to custom fit, another $1500 on brakes give it a lik o paint, some chaser rims beauty!
 

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what like this (bug catcher is a bit crap) sorry bout the colour its ment 2 be red

lol

from the pic above to
 
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