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#1 rorym

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 10:59 PM

Was trolling Bill Forsyths pics and found this...no idea who it is...will ask him if anyone is interested.
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Posted 11 February 2008 - 11:54 PM

WOW what an iconic shot! 2 cool.
Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 12:29 AM

he needs a new windscreen.

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 06:32 AM

Thats the map light.

Its Ed Mulligan, Bill tells me.
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 06:49 AM

Awsome pic.
Would have been a hell ride :spoton:

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 07:10 AM

I have seen pics of this car before, looks the goods.

I wonder if it's still in one piece or gone to heaven :cry: :tease:

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 05:04 PM

It's a better photo than the only one I have of a Torana in a rally.

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 01:33 PM

^^^^^^^^^^^ Same car ??????????


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HDT L34 Rally car

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 02:15 PM

Look at the rooster tails comming off the front tyres, awsome. :spoton:

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 04:35 PM

Anyone got any other pics of L34 Rally cars? I have been asked to do a background check on the HDT L34 Rally car (Pictured above AO 5822) and any leads would be great!! It spent most of its life in Tas.

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 10:11 PM

Chris, did you make a D on what you wanted to do with the one we discussed

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 02:36 PM

This is where she ended up Red. Great car that comes with a heap of documentation!

http://www.classicth...op.com/cars.htm

http://www.classicth....com/car49.html

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 08:56 PM

Was trolling Bill Forsyths pics and found this...no idea who it is...will ask him if anyone is interested.
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in the movie fj holden theres a large poster of that car in the bedroom of the main star, so maybe you can round one up from who ever printed posters back when the film was made.

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 09:52 PM

Wonder where it is now

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 12:15 AM

without saying too much, the car was at AMCM this year and most of you would have walked past without knowing. The owner has now aquired the logbooks for the car. It has quite a good history in racing and still is driven.

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 12:29 AM

GML-31, is this car now Vic. based?

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 12:45 AM

nope

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 06:26 PM

Is it in your back shed ?

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 07:08 PM

Ring Ed Mulligan...
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Posted 02 November 2008 - 10:58 PM

some history... went from rally to group c, then back on road, then stolen, found after a couple of years then sold to owner that has it now and races it regularly.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 04:57 PM

Thats very interesting Kev. I know Brian Callaghan, the famous speedway bloke, bought it with the intention of racing it on the track, but it didn't eventuate. I always thought he ended up "speedwaying" it? Would love to get a chassis # from it. The HDT/Harry did a little bit of work on that car in the day.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 05:42 PM

Chris...getting old I know but sort of remember B C running at Oran Park in an L34 in Group C when he tried road racing...might be the same car?
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Posted 12 December 2008 - 11:35 PM

I was doing some club rally stuff years ago with a mate. We had a LX with a 202, 350 holley, cig diff, V8 springs and retread rally tires on the back.

I was probably the heaviest car at the event days, but I still managed a best of outright 3rd place (from 26 drivers and 1st place in class)

Man that car was fun..We had the nickname of banana's in a torana (banana's in pajamas).

The best fun was in Nowra after some heavy rain and the rooster tails from the torana was awesome..

I love driving Torana's on dirt...

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 02:35 PM

It might be Rory, but he did have a crack in another L34 before purchasing this one to race himself.

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 11:10 PM

Gday Folks
I was looking around a few weeks ago and came across the rally articles. I owned this car many years ago. It was Ed Mulligans and then was sold to Brian Callahan who raced the car at oran park a couple of times. It was sold again to Ken who lived in Glenbrook NSW. I bought the car in full race trim in about 1981. I wenr to see brian and grabbed a bunch more spares. It had all the standard gear and the also the race trim. I rebuilt the car, resprayed it salamanca red. I sold it in 1984 to buy my house. It had just 7,000km on the clock when I sold it. I later sold the spares to the next owner and gave him the photos so he might have them copied. The rally photo I obtained from Ed Mulligan it is a beauty. That is the one on the forum. I contacted the owner some time later and yes the car was stollen. He was without the car for a few years. One day he was driving past a car yard in liverpool and noticed the car on the lot. He called the police and the car was impounded while the true owner was determined. He did eventually get the car back. Not sure what happened after that. This car was a very nice one. It still had the race engine but I had to remove the cam and detune it for registration. I did drive it with the fresh race engine very strong between 3,000 and 7,000 revs. Where is it now? If any one knows or want to know more please post and I will fill in the gaps if I can. Regards
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