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For months we have been hearing about the trials and tribulations of Neil Heard's SS Torana hatch rebuild.

Before embarking on his beast of a rebuild on his 308 V8, there was a variety of dramas including problems with the gearbox until Neil decided to bite the bullet start from scratch.

It's not only been entertaining, it's been a lot of fun hearing about the issues as they've presented themselves and been solved by Neil and some fine mechanical minds he is surrounded.

This weekend saw the unveiling of the project and Terri took a prime piece of parking real estate at the museum for all to see.

The newly-repainted engine bay completed the look Neil was after.  The engine is more powerful than the day it was first used back in the 70s. Everything abot it is class.

So far as budget is concerned, that is a bit of a secret. I could guess but I'd be wrong.

The SS provided a great topic for discussion and the age-old Holden v Ford converations rang around the carpark with the arrival of the Ford GTs.

Oh, and Neil did his bit of parking marshalling complete with his LOUD HSV  top — much to the amsuement of many.

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