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In this section are pictures and descriptions of a number of the club members' vehicles...



Car: 1965 Ford Thunderbird
Engine: 390 V8
Trans:3 speed Auto
Diff: 9 inch
Brakes: Yes
Wheels: Spokeys and Whitewalls.

Comments: Lowered.



1965 Dodge MonacoEngine: 400ci Chrysler V8 stroked to 451ci.
Breathing: Mighty Demon 750cfm.
Trans: 727 Auto.
Diff: Suregrip Head, 3.5:1 ratio.
Brakes: Front discs, Rear drums.
Wheels: Weld Prostar 15".

Comments: I bought the car in 2005 because I loved the body style, plus as an added bonus, the panel & paint had already been done, this meant all I had to do was everything else ! Meaning a complete rebuild / replacement of the motor, trans and diff. The interior has also come in for a little attention, with most of it being left original. Aftermarket additions include Auto Meter water temperature & oil pressure gauges, Summit Racing tacho, B&M shifter with custom Mopar knob.

Jeromy (RIP) and Bill

1923 T-BucketCar: 1923 T-Bucket (1978 Build).
Engine: 350ci V8 Small Chev.
Trans: Power Glide.
Rear End: Jaguar.

Comments: We have owned the T-Bucket for 9 years, and in that time have completed a ground-up rebuild on it.  Vehicle originally built in Auckland in 1978.


1974 Holden HJ MonaroCar: 1974 Holden GTS Monaro.
Engine: 355ci V8 Small Block Chevrolet.
Breathing: Holley 600cfm 4 barrel. Dominator Intake.
Exhaust: Pacemaker Headers into dual exhaust.
Trans: Turbo 350 with Stage 1 shift kit.
Diff: Holden Standard, 2.78 ratio.
Brakes: Front discs. Rear Drums.
Wheels: Holden GTS Honeycomb 14 x 8.

Comments: We found and purchased the vehicle August 2008 sight unseen through Trade Me from Taupo, and have been pleasantly surprised. We have fitted SLR style induction cowl, correct chin scoop and five-slot mags, along with the bonnet pins and locks. In terms of extras, there is an electronic boot release, central locking, GPS/Bluetooth stereo and security system fitted. Engine was reconditioned in 2012, and the car is used for commuting as well as cruising.


1951 Ford Custom
Car: 1951 Ford Custom (Twin Spinner).
Engine: Ford 460ci V8.
Breathing: Holley 750cfm.
Trans: C4 Auto 3000 High Stall.
Diff: Ford 9 Inch, 3:1 ratio.
Brakes: Front discs. Rear Drums.
Wheels: Wheelsmith USA Steels. 15x10 rear, 15x5 1/2 front.

Comments: I’ve had parts of this car since I was 17 when I bought my first '51 Ford. The car is like a member of the family having done the majority of the work myself including chassis mods, engine rebuild, roof chop, two door conversion etc. etc.  I prefer traditional rodding and kustoms which shows up in my car to a degree with the chop, whitewalls on steel, satin black and pinstriping. There ain't that many Kustoms out there anymore so that’s probably why it gets the attention it does. Mark is also our Pinstriping man (see FONZ Pinstriping on Facebook)

Mike and Rita

1949 Chevrolet Styleline
Car: 1949 Chevrolet Styleline.
Engine: 350 ci Small Block Chev V8.
Trans: Turbo 350 Auto.

Comments: a V8! Couldn't wait to finish our 308 powered FJ Holden project we have on the go. Saw this on the internet, liked it, then went through an emotional roller coaster until finally taking possesion (around April 2010). Drove home to Paraparaumu in torrential rain from Waiuku (near the Bombay Hills) after a 15 minute inspection/road trial.



Car: 1951 Ford F1
Engine: 350ciSmall Block V8.
Breathing: Holley 600 vac sec.
Trans: TH350.
Diff: XW Falcon 2.9.
Brakes: WB Statesman .
Wheels: Holden Steelies

Swapped for the old buick with the same chap I purchased the Buick from,,, (he wanted his family car back).. could be optimistically described as a barn find due to the state it was in....doesnt look much better,,, but it is much cooler.





1959 Chrysler SaratogaCar: 1959 Chrysler Saratoga.
Engine: 383ci Raised Block V8.
Breathing: Factory Carter 2 Barrel.
Trans: 3-stage 727 Torqueflite Auto.
Diff: 8 3/4 inch, semi-floating hypoid.
Brakes: 12" Front and Rear Drums.
Wheels: Standard 14 x 6.

Comments: We’ve had the car for around 5 years being the 1st NZ owners, no mod’s – no need – 5 years and even now when I get a glimpse of a certain angle it’s styling blows me away - yeah I know – sick puppy. Love everything about the car, magnificent cruiser, which typically of Mopar will get down and boogie really, really hard when asked. She’s a boulevard queen but there’s another side to this girl. – NEVER FOR SALE WHILE I’M UPRIGHT!!!!

Rob and Marilyn

1956 Ford F100Car: 1956 Ford F100 Custom Cab Truck.
Engine: Ford 289ci Mustang V8, 302 2V heads.
Breathing: Holley 600cfm.
Trans: C4 Auto.
Diff: XF Falcon LSD, 3.23:1 ratio.
Brakes: Front discs. Rear Drums.
Wheels: Cragar. 15x10 rear, 15x7 front.

Comments: A genuine right hand drive built in Canada 1956, shipped to NZ 1956 and first registered NZ 1957.Used as a work vehicle for first 30,000 miles then garaged for 20 years. Stripped and rebuilt , repainted, motor box and diff fitted. Original suspension and steering used. Mustang discs and calipers grafted to original hubs. Toyota van power steering assist pump fitted. Springs reset to lower. Rear guards widened to accommodate diff and wheels. Put back on the road around 16 years ago as it is now. 5 owners from new. Just clicked over 70,000 genuine miles. Drives like a truck, not a car. We've done around 15,000 miles over the last 2/3 years. Just jump in and go, lots of fun and plenty of looks, waves and toots.

Steve and Vickie

1964 EH Holden WagonCar: 1964 EH Holden Wagon.
Engine: Holden 173 Straight 6.
Wheels: 100 Wire Knock-off rims.
Performance Mods: Shagpile roof lining & fluffy dice.

Comments: A family cruising wagon, great fun gets plenty of looks.  One of two in the family, along with a Chrysler Charger, Morris Minor, HZ Holden Ute plus an assortment of jappas, work wagons and offroaders.  Built for comfort, not for speed.










1964 Buick LeSabreCar: 1964 Buick LeSabre.
Engine: 300ci V8, alloy Heads, 10.2:1 compression.
Breathing: Holley 600cfm.
Trans: Turbo 400.
Diff: 12bolt, semi-floating hypoid, 3 control arms.
Brakes: Front and Rear Drums. Front drums finned.
Wheels: Boyd Coddington Smoothies 16" all round.

Comments: Bought car in 2005 from Des Moines, IA with 27000 miles on the speedo as she had sat for 30 years in a garage. Complete o/h of car when she arrived in NZ. Just a really fantastic cruiser, smooth, quiet and runs on the smell of an oily rag.

1967 Pontiac Firebird 400Car: 1967 Pontiac Firebird 400.
Engine: 400ci BB V8, 10.25:1 compression.
Breathing: Holley 600cfm, Offy dual plane intake.
Trans: Turbo 400, shift kitted.
Diff: 10 bolt, 3.75:1 ratio.
Brakes: 11" Front disc, Rear drums.
Wheels: 14 x 8 Rallye II.

Comments: Owned car since 2000, has had complete mechanical o/h since.  Bare metal respray to original color in 1995. Car is totally stock apart from engine mods to 420 HP.

Car: 1978 Dodge D150 Stepside pick up.

Engine: 318ci

Trans: 727 trans. The diff is a Dyna 60.

The truck is a little pattened with age but is unmolestedThe truck is totally original even down to the paint.

Car: 1965 Dodge Coronet

Engine: 451ci BB which delivers  550 hp @ 5000 rpm and was built by Indy heads in USA.

Breathing: 750 douple pumper Demon carb.

Trans: 727 'Street Fighter' from TCI. The diff is a 8 3/4 sure grip from Randy's Rack and Pinion also stateside. The car has been themed as a 1965 Super stock drag car.










Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 July 2016 19:11