“This is my 1977 LX Tourana hatch. When I bought it four years ago, the car had a strong Haddad-built Holden 355 stroker, but after spending several nights in the home garage over the course of six weeks, And with the help of a good mate of mine, Andrew Murray, it now runs a 430ci LSX paired with a Harrop TVS2650 blower.
It replaces the Shotgun Performance Powerglide and Ford nine-inch differential. The current tune runs at 13.8psi of boost, making 910rwhp. I have now upgraded the injectors and added boost with the goal of making closer to 1100rwhp.
The hatch is driven everywhere daily or on the track. It took a long time to get the car where I wanted it, but I’m happy with the results.
Many thanks to Andrew Murray from AIM Performance for his impeccable craftsmanship, being the mastermind behind the entire build, and all the help from start to finish.
Thanks also to Adam Dudkowski for working his magic with auto-electric on the whole car. Photo: Steve Kelly