Having competed in the last four Drag Challenge events, Rodney’s Holden HQ Ute is a regular to chrome bumper street meets.
Unsurprisingly, a turbocharged 370 cubic inch LS sits in the bay, featuring forged internals and a cast iron block. Boost comes from a large 94mm Garrett GTX55 turbocharger with twin turbosmart gates.
We ran into Rodney at Quickbitz where the guys where touching up the tune in preparation to test at Swan Hill.
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1973 Holden HQ Ute | NOCOIN
GM LS engine 370ci built by Frankston Engine Centre
LQ9 cast block, Trickflow 255 heads
Forged rotating assembly, Shain’s manifold, fabrication by Dean G
Garrett GTX55 94mm turbocharger, Turbosmart 50mm wastegates
Haltech Elite 2500 ECU, E85 fuel, tuned by Quickbitz
T400 trans by Paul Rogers Performance Transmissions
Pro9 fabricated 9in with 3.5:1 gears
Mencer double adjustable front shocks, X275 radials
Gazzard double adjustable rear shocks and leaf setup
Power: 875kW / 1173hp on 27psi
Best ET: 8.36 @ 164mph
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