Great shots rasimmo. Out of curiosity, does anyone know much about what chassis mods the prototype HDT Torana had if any? The reason I ask is because I was led to believe the chassis was prone to flexing with the V8.
From what I have read none. Though they do flex! Horrid little car,, but they were also a great race car!
I suspect though that Harry, Brock and Larry probably would have done the things that help those things. Take all the rubber from between the crossmember and chassis rails, that stiffens up the front no end plus ofcourse the rollcage helps too. Even the basic alloy ones in vogue then.Plus maybe some seam welding too, though that car was road registered.
That car as an experiment seemed to work ok. I have seen no end of 308 LC LJs over the decades and they are NOT an evil monster. Whatever the newspapers of the day insinuated. Actually nicer to drive than an XU1as the std engine is far smoother than the lumpy grumpy 6.
With the right bits it is nearly a bolt in.There was over 30 built by a near country Holden dealer here in SA as well as few others by dealers interstate.
Though they would not have been a great deal faster than the 6 cyl XU1. Unless the engine was worked.
My XU1 Chev sports Sedan highlighted that. A 300hp Irving head 6 was as quick as my [then] 380hp Chev. Though my engine bill was a LOT less which was the reason originally. Later with over 500hp I was considerably faster than the sixes though ofcourse.