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eManualOnline.com - Instant Online Download: CONSUMER WARNING

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Picture this:  You're working on your beloved classic, some obscure but annoyingly essential component failing to submit to your will and obstinately refusing to function.  But, as an old hand, you know you can nut it out; that all you need is a hint, a bit of guidance, perhaps reference to some diagrams and some tech specs, or, if you're really desperate, the workshop manual.



And so it was for me.  The passenger's side window assembly of my Fiat X1/9 had reluctantly yielded to my attempts at removal but, being part of the living, breathing and ever so idiosyncratic beast that is a classic Italian car, was resolutely not cooperating with the re-installation process!

What to do?  The workshop manual that I share with my fellow X1/9-owning father wasn't readily available (I wanted the window fixed and fixed then and there!).  

What does anybody do in the age of the interweb?  I went online, of course.  I wish I didn't but I did.

After some diligent Googling, I chose to d…

Random # 216: LH Torana SL/R 5000

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This rather striking SL/R 5000 "hasn't been out of the shed for a while," according to its owner.  They say timing is everything!


It's a straight SL/R, and not an L34, despite the bolt-on guards.  Therefore, it's fitted with the 5.0 litre V8 and four-speed 'box but doesn't have the engine modifications and other heavy-duty features designed primarily for competition duties at the Bathurst 1000 endurance race (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathurst_1000).   


None of this matters, though.  It's still an extraordinary car and an icon of Aussie motoring!
Want to see more Toranas and classic Holdens?  What about other models?  Just use the search facility - the magnifying glass icon in the top right of screen - to type in what you're looking for.  There's everything from Aussie cars, through to Italian, Japanese, German, French and American marques to be seen.





U M P H
(uppermiddlepetrolhead.blogspot.com.au.)
All iPhone images

Random # 215: FJ60 Series Land Cruiser Station Wagon

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Two things struck UMPH about this fabulous early- to mid-1980s' Land Cruiser wagon:  First, it just looked so good, with immaculate duco, straight, rust-free panels and a really tidy interior; and, second, it was so purposefully equipped, with a heavy-duty bull bar, big driving lights, aggressive tyres on Sunraysia-style rims, side steps and a full length roof rack.  Very old school.  And very, very nice!     











U M P H
(uppermiddlepetrolhead.blogspot.com.au.)
All iPhone images.