goes for the black radiator and intercooler.
“It’s a street car,” Alex says. “I drive it every chance I get – to the pub, out for dinner, even to the beach at Rye. If it’s a good weekend, I’ll have it out every day. At one stage I was driving it more often than my daily! In fact, it’s a lot nicer to drive than when it had a 500hp Clevo [see breakout].
With EFI, a smaller converter and smaller diff gears, it sits at 2300rpm on the freeway. And thanks to the E85, its runs 20°F cooler!”
Mind you, it does fry the hides at 100km/h with ease – even with 325 boots.
“I’ve accomplished everything I’ve always wanted with the car,” Alex reckons, “including getting a feature in Street Machine – I’m stoked!”
At just 29 years of age, Alex is one of the youngest in his wider group of car friends. But as he says: “I might be the youngest, but I’m definitely not the slowest!” s
Colour: Glasurit Quicksilver
Engine: 411ci Windsor Block: Dart 9.5in-deck Intake: Edelbrock Super Victor Turbos: 2 x Garrett GT3582R water-cooled Throttlebody: Wilson Injectors: 1600cc Heads: AFR 220cc Cam: Crower solid-roller Crank: Scat 4340 Rods: Oliver Pistons: JE turbo Rings: JE Bearings: Clevite Sump: ASR Race Ignition: MSD 7AL-3, Blaster coil Fuel pump: 2 x MagnaFuel ProTuner ECU: Autronic Radiator: Custom alloy Cooling: Twin Spal fans, Meziere electric pump Headers: Fabricated steam-pipe Exhaust: Twin 3.5in, Hooker mufflers Preferred fuel: E85
Gearbox: Powerglide, Reid case Converter: SDE custom 10.25in Diff: Strange 9in, 35-spline, 3.5:1 gears Tailshaft: Strange chrome-moly 3.5in
Front suspension: Pedders springs, Calvert shocks Rear suspension: Calvert mono-leaf springs, Calvert shocks Brakes: Wilwood discs and calipers (f & r); Wilwood master cylinder
Trim: XY GT Race seats: JAZ Harness: Simpson five-point Shifter: TCI Outlaw Gauges: Ford GT, Auto Meter and Innovate LM-2 Rollcage: Six-point Tunes: RetroSound
Wheels: Weld AlumaStar; 15x4 (f), 15x10 (r) Tyres: Mickey Thompson S/R 26x6.0 (f), Mickey Thompson ET Street R 325/50R15 (r)
George & Geoff at Overline Technology; Zoran & Bob at Competition Engines; Nick at Pedders Moorabbin; George Papa; George Mandalis; Chris Cossigny; Browsy; Mano, Con and Joey Natoli