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Old 12 Aug 2017, 17:39 (Ref:3759001)   #181
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im not sure that's correct, otherwise we would have had v8 minis out there,
We are already halfway there, with Chevrolet-engined Torana's and Chrysler-engined Javelin's already in the field...

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Do we really want the big wings and expensive turbo engines that were unreliable in the day with millions of dollars of factory money and parts support, let alone now...
Probably not....but do we want a grid dominated by XD Falcon's and VB/VC Commodore's only, which would likely be the alternative in a few years given the current rate of development

It seems like Steve Johnson in "Mustang Sally" is only just hanging on to the latest Torana's as is

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Old 28 Aug 2017, 10:31 (Ref:3762268)   #182
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Front page of the current AA shows that TCM have approved 3 licenses for XD Falcon 351ci V8s for the 2018 series and beyond.

1 licence is with Mr Johnson, the other 2 are with Mr Zukanovic, presumably for onsale.

With the field limited to 3 XD's, at least they won't saturate the field
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Has Mr Zukanovic sold his FG yet?
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Old 28 Aug 2017, 12:02 (Ref:3762297)   #184
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Has Mr Zukanovic sold his FG yet?
Ute or Super2? Both have run this year with Mr Zukanovic at the wheel.
Probably still has the Mustang too...
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Old 29 Aug 2017, 11:27 (Ref:3762572)   #185
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I wonder why they are just capping the XD's, but haven't capped the likes of the A9X Torana's?
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I wonder why they are just capping the XD's, but haven't capped the likes of the A9X Torana's?
Good question. The original idea of the class had a licence attached to a car or car model, and they were restricted to the number of each model could run.

There were a load of Mustangs, then Camaros, now Toranas, but restricted Fords.

Wonder if Mr O'Brien still has the build of an XC Coupe in mind for Mr Bowe now an XD is eligible?
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Old 18 Sep 2017, 05:44 (Ref:3768154)   #187
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What ever happened to the Chev Monza that Greg Ritter won two races with in Adelaide last year?

It seemed a natural for TCM victory.
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What ever happened to the Chev Monza that Greg Ritter won two races with in Adelaide last year?

It seemed a natural for TCM victory.
Not one response. I thought someone here would know.
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Not one response. I thought someone here would know.
The Monza belongs to Tony Hunter, one of the people behind the series. He also has a HQ which has been run from time to time with various drivers, including himself. No idea why he's not running it at the moment - maybe he's happy to see other entrants winning...
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Why would Bowie's Torana be running a Chev V8 as referenced by the commentators? Is it that hard or expensive to build a Holden? Perhaps we could run Chev V8s in the Mustangs as well to save money too.
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Why would Bowie's Torana be running a Chev V8 as referenced by the commentators? Is it that hard or expensive to build a Holden? Perhaps we could run Chev V8s in the Mustangs as well to save money too.
It has always run a Chevrolet... and was homologated for the class that way well before Mr Bowe plonked himself in one...
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It has always run a Chevrolet... and was homologated for the class that way well before Mr Bowe plonked himself in one...
I don't understand why... Surely the point of a Holden car, is a Holden V8 in the front?

Is the temptation of the generous selection of go-fast bits in the USA parts catalogue too good to pass up?
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Old 8 Oct 2017, 09:18 (Ref:3772930)   #193
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Holdens haven't had Holden V8s since about 2000, but I get where you're coming from (especially in the context of the Torana which did have a Holden V8).
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Jim's Javelin runs with a Chrysler motor too, this bridge has been crossed before in TCM

The cars are Sports Sedans , not representative of what was sold... I'm guessing the organisers think the 'fans' are only interested in the body styles?
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Holdens haven't had Holden V8s since about 2000, but I get where you're coming from (especially in the context of the Torana which did have a Holden V8).
In V8Supercars even longer, but we are dealing with oldies here.

I know about the Javelin and have commented about that in the past. Never mind that Chrysler only bought AMC about 15 years after Jim's Javelin was built.

At this rate why not let everyone use LS's or secondhand NASCAR engines...
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