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TURBO HOLDEN LJ TORANA - READER'S CAR OF THE WEEK

By Steve Kelly - Photos, 24 Dec 2017 Features

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Shane Whiting talks about his tough Nissan RB25DET-powered LJ Torana

Shane Whiting talks about his tough Nissan RB25DET-powered LJ Torana

This article on Shane's Torana was originally published in the December 2016 issue of Street Machine

Holden LJ Torana rear“I BOUGHT my Torana 10 years ago, as I had wanted an LJ since I was a kid. It was in pretty good condition when I bought it; it just needed a freshen-up.

Holden LJ Torana engine bayOriginally it had an RB20 in it, but that was quickly pulled out in favour of an RB25DET, along with custom turbo and intake manifolds built to suit. The stock internals were replaced with Spool rods, CP pistons, and HKS cams and lifters. With the Garrett T04Z turbo, the motor made 504hp on pump 98, tuned with a Microtech LT12.

Holden LJ Torana interior frontIt shifts through a five-speed manual with a billet NPC clutch, while the rear end consists of a nine-inch with 3.7 gears and 31-spline axles.

Holden LJ Torana interior rearThanks to Spot On Performance and Justin Falla for all their help over the years.”