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#1 Agent 34

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:28 PM

Well I'm back with another mid life crisis, I vowed that I would never re build a car from scratch again after lucky the lime green GTR.

 

So i after such a shit week at work and looking after some other under performing staff decided that I needed a race track fix or some sort, the race bike was up for sale. It's been a long held dream to go car racing in some sort.

 

I used to live at Camden and could hear the Oran park car  races from home on a quiet Sunday arvo around 3-5 pm . I was always a bike racer and not cars.and have raced at Oran park.

 

So with a big case of the shits with work  entered Tour Targa in the high country in November 2014, I was going to punt the GTR around and this was a very real option.

 

With the bike up for sale and this car up for sale the cards fell within two days of each other.

 

thank you to Daz and Kaz of vic who went to see the car and give me a heads up on the quality of the car and it's appearance.

 

I cannot work out weather is salamanca or rally red , but who gives a F#$%K , it's red of some sort  and  presentable 

 

It's been a track car and has no rust three tags and no oil leaks and anyone who has bought a torana will realise that this is worth an extra 4000k on it's own.

 

So my intention in to go , regularity, super sprint's , tack days , and put onto historic rego. and just enjoy the experience of tinkering with torana's  

 

 

With out further ado we now have another torana S 2 door coupe " rocket " , these pics are from the day we picked it up last weekend and the trip home.

 

I'll just keep you posted with our adventures and fixes to the car, the motor seems strong and it's running a celica box with a welded diff. first port of call is getting ready for Targa tour 

 

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:33 PM

lookin good Agent.....the Red Rocket is alive!!!



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:51 PM

Sounds like a lot of fun - I look forward to hearing about the prep and the on-track adventures



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 09:36 PM

Great score Grant,

 

What a find for the money,and you will have many hours of fun with it.



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:48 PM

Fr0ck yeah!!!

Good on ya Grant, you only live once, get out there and give it a crack.

Looks like you've got a keen co-driver there too!!!

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 06:38 AM

Love it mate looks great

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 09:16 AM

Classic, well done dude. I did Targa Tasmania with a mate in a Chrysler Galant this year, great fun you'll have a ball.

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 09:31 AM

Congrats Grant... Jealous as !



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 04:39 PM

Well done mate, you're living the dream. :rockon:

 

Hopefully the missus is still talking to you.  :sofa:



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 05:24 PM

Well done grant, I wish all bad weeks at work ended as happily as this one, I'd have quite a collection by now.

I look forward to catching up with you to check it out.

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 07:03 PM

Geeze your glutting for punishment, but looks the goods mate.

 

Look like shes a bit of a  weapon, good luck with it.

 

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 07:16 PM

Hi again Grant....any chance of a couple of pics of the tie down points that are fitted , that you mentioned?...ta mate

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 09:38 PM

Boys it was like the " falcon on the footy show " being hit in the head with the ball and not knowing it was coming.

 

I have joined the http://www.hsrca.com/ today , but last week joined the NSWRRC http://www.nswrrc.com/ as well.

 

so still trying to sort out a few things with the clubs. Both clubs have different things on offer but essentially the same deal in some terms.

 

the hsrca offers " h " plates where as the NSWRRC does not.

 

so the car had the mechanic go over today and the only issues were the rear slave cylinders and one brake hose. all the rest was fine.

 

It's back home tomorrow for the start of the tidy up on the car. 

 

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Hi again Grant....any chance of a couple of pics of the tie down points that are fitted , that you mentioned?...ta mate

Col

 

 

Col ill post tomorrow night, they are pretty good actually and work well in their position.

 

PS i need to loose about 15kgs so i can get anywhere near under the front of the car LOL, it's so low 



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 06:54 PM

Grant,

 

For some more on-track options check out FoSC "Competitive motorsport simply for the fun of it".

 

www.fosc.com.au

 

Steve


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 09:37 PM

yeah, those FOSC guys are good....had a go with them at Wakefield...and will again in a few weeks at SMP.( Amaroo)

Nice and simple and very good communications.

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 09:40 PM

FoSC @ SMSP 3rd August?

 

Might see you there!

 

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 09:48 PM

cool....lets see if Agent 34 can come too??



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 09:51 PM

Looks wiked mate. 

 

Wish i could go racing in a Torana, im stuck with a damb Mini haha. 

 

Cheers. 



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 05:52 PM

cool....lets see if Agent 34 can come too??

 

 

I think this could be a early hit out with the car. thanks boys for the heads up on this one. 

 

 

Grant,

 

For some more on-track options check out FoSC "Competitive motorsport simply for the fun of it".

 

www.fosc.com.au

 

Steve

 

Just did Steve and looks straight forwards.

 

my cams license when off today for the Speed 2 so it might be back in time.



Looks wiked mate. 

 

Wish i could go racing in a Torana, im stuck with a damb Mini haha. 

 

Cheers. 

 

 

Bomber, the mini is just not your average mini , it's the super mini Bro !



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Posted 12 July 2014 - 06:27 AM

Hi Grant...just an e v e r  so polite reminder re those pcs..ta mate

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 07:31 AM

Col here are the photos.

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 08:10 AM

thanks Grant...very good...I was hoping to add them to mine....sorry to hassle you mate.

p.s. I think you need more than jeans and jumper to run FOSC at SMP ( just heads up ) ..I am "loaning"" the fireproof stuff from a mate for the day.

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 05:41 PM

hi again...the back one is easy....but is the front one on the engine mount area??



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Posted 12 July 2014 - 06:32 PM

col,

 

thanks for the heads up on this one didn't see that one coming , i have a set of bike racing leathers but no car racing fire retardant suite !

 

Ok will call on this one an re check the entry details. Always costly the first time to get your stuff 

 

Just so i'm clear on the entry details will check the following 

 

  • standard helmet - motor bike full face helmet - will check the Aust Rules tomorrow 
  • gloves -  I have bike racing gloves leather 
  • Need standard fire proof suite - yes - don't have 
  • leather shoes / boots - got a bid on ebay  for 99 cents on yesterday for a used set of size 9 RPM


hi again...the back one is easy....but is the front one on the engine mount area??

 

No  it's off the K frame support , which you bolt the engine mount too inner( sump side).



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Posted 12 July 2014 - 07:03 PM

ta for the clarification on the mounting....

 

Re the FOSC- the requirements are on their web page, under Sup. Regs.

Don't think you need full race suit, but seems like overalls and fire retardant gloves are a must, along with ''├Ąppropriate'' footware.

 

They were good to deal with at Wakefield.

Hope it all works out mate and see you there.

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