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SMOTY 2017 #4: MICHAEL SCHENA'S HOLDEN HQ MONARO GTS

By Simon Telford, 24 Aug 2017 SMOTY

Valvoline Street Machine of the Year 2017 contender: Michael Schena's Holden HQ Monaro GTS

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MICHAEL SCHENA

HOLDEN HQ MONARO GTS

OCT 2016

MICHAEL Schena turned a basket-case Monaro into a cruisin’, show-worthy burnout and drag machine.

“A panel beater told me straight-up that it would need 3000 hours spent on it,” he says. But being a boilermaker and diesel mechanic by trade, Michael was up for the challenge, and while he was working on the body, Johnny Pilla at Powerhouse Engines put together a stout 540ci Dart Big M motor topped with a four-barrel Pro Systems Dominator.

The package makes 785hp and has already seen plenty of action on the burnout pad, and returned a swift 10.3 at Heathcote.

 

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