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Turbo pattern HT Torana block?

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#1 koalasprint


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 08:29 AM

Hi guys, I saw this and obviously just by looking at the stamping alignment the block has been re-stamped. But I am also thinking that all Torana blocks were trimatic/aussie pattern? But this one is chev/turbo. I can also see that there is no trace of red paint, just black and a few traces of blue. I think this was probably a 1984 WB Statesman. Am I correct?





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Posted 12 July 2019 - 08:58 AM

85 would be VK.. .the WB was done by then

But can't think of a VK that would have had a turbo pattern

If its 75 ... HJ Statesman would fit the bill


Your right that there were no turbo pattern Toranas except one built in 77 and that one wasn't a HT block

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 04:34 PM

Restamp for sure . In 75 and 76 most 308 blocks were turbo pattern seems all premiers and statesman’s got the turbo auto, so only Aussie pattern bolts were manuals . Just about every block I’ve seen on eBay from 75 and 76 is a turbo pattern . Aussie pattern in these years is quite rare even for a QT block

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