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#1 neglectedtorana

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Posted 12 January 2022 - 06:24 PM

In the 90s I used to read Performance Street Car magazine, not sure when it started but it might have been prior to Street Machine, 

 

I remember I preferred it as it had more cars on a budget that I thought I might one day achieve and Street Machine was a bit high end for me and had lots more ads instead of content.

 

I haven't seen Performance Street Car for along time and thought it was gone but it looks like it's still around as an online mag and they are organising a road trip. 

 

https://www.performa...om.au/road-trip



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Posted 13 January 2022 - 09:42 AM

My favourite mag. Was always more hardcore oriented than street machine in that era.

 

 

Ran off the Bob Pinell cortina with ease and then the twin turbo Jag “Fastest street car in the world” chickened out.



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Posted 13 January 2022 - 10:15 AM

Interesting. I could be keen on this.

 

The cruise route itself looks boring as hell though... no windy roads or anything. 
Sounds like something I might want to jump in and out of I guess.



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Posted 13 January 2022 - 11:16 AM

I think Bob Kotmel started his articles in PSC before ending up over at street machine. Always an interesting read.

His 11 second budget 308 recipe was a gem.

 

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Posted 13 January 2022 - 08:56 PM

I don't know the roads in that area, was hoping it would be fun driving or at least good scenery.

If it was 4 days I would be more interested, time is rare for lots of people 

 

I don't have the magazines anymore but I remember a brown hatchback Torana that the owner was doing budget work on to get the 1/4 mile times down. The car was called Mr Gumby, looked average but I think it was quick.

One mod I remember was the top rear trailing arm mounts were drilled lower to give better traction or something

 

Always was a great mag, had lots of good street cars and not show cars



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Posted 14 January 2022 - 10:25 AM

The Victorian leg is not exactly through the most interesting regions of this State, but even still it seems like a vanilla choice of roads as best I can tell. I mean they're sitting on the Hume for part of it FFS.

When my mates and I organise driving trips and we end up on anything like the Hume, that's a failure. The smaller the roads & towns, the better.

 

Interesting about re-drilling the upper rear arms for different geometry. So they are changing the anti-squat behaviour in the rear end. If the centre of gravity is below where the upper arm points, the car will get 'up' on its hind legs and push the diff into the ground. If the centre of gravity is higher than where the upper arm points, it'll squat and absorb a lot of the weight transfer into the suspension.

 

Someone may want to confirm that I've got that right/explained that correctly. 






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