This article on Dale Ryan's HQ GTS Monaro was originally published in the February 2018 issue of Street Machine
After lots of dreaming, I found this run-down, neglected Lina Mint green coupe. I picked my dad up and we drove it from one side of the country to the other to pick it up.
What a memorable trip! Once home, I stripped her down and rebuilt her. She runs a four-bolt 350 Chev with double-hump fuellie heads, a steel crank and balancer and lumpy-top pistons, for a compression ratio of 11:1. She has a two-speed Powerglide and a disc-brake rear end with a 3.55:1 gear ratio.
I bought the coupe so I could take the whole family (wife, two kids and my old dog) out cruising, and she drives really nice. I have loud plans for her in the future. Green is nice!”