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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #90 on: December 17, 2021, 05:27:33 PM »
One question before we return to our regular program  ;) is that an Alex Tremulis spoiler on the back of the "Venom" '65 GT350 ?

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« Reply #91 on: December 17, 2021, 05:36:11 PM »
And now gentlemen back to our regular program  ;)

Propayne & Rich, re: the photo of the GT40 at the Texas show, I believe that is the Ford Magic Cruiser 11 on the right, with what

 could be a prototypical grill which then found it's way onto the '66 production cars, in this image we can just see the nose of the

GT on the left. Magic Cruiser also has those Rader wheels mentioned by propayne.

I've also included the link where I found that photo of the GT40, also some other neat Ford & Mercury cars there.

Mike

https://theoldmotor.com/?p=187193


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« Reply #92 on: December 17, 2021, 05:40:16 PM »
Dave’s still got the 65 pictured. He had it in 74 before I got my drivers license, still has it to this day.
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« Reply #93 on: December 18, 2021, 10:50:19 AM »
Dave’s still got the 65 pictured. He had it in 74 before I got my drivers license, still has it to this day.

A very unique and cool car for sure. I'm trying to remember the first time I saw it in person? I believe that might have been Dearborn '78?

He had the Webers dialed in well.
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« Reply #94 on: December 18, 2021, 11:08:31 AM »
And now gentlemen back to our regular program  ;)

Propayne & Rich, re: the photo of the GT40 at the Texas show, I believe that is the Ford Magic Cruiser 11 on the right, with what

 could be a prototypical grill which then found it's way onto the '66 production cars, in this image we can just see the nose of the

GT on the left. Magic Cruiser also has those Rader wheels mentioned by propayne.

I've also included the link where I found that photo of the GT40, also some other neat Ford & Mercury cars there.

Mike

https://theoldmotor.com/?p=187193

Thanks for that link Mike - what great info and pictures.

Article says that the "Magic Cruiser II" was built by Barris - so that explains the Raders! Don't know if there was some sort of business arrangement between Barris Kustom and Micky Thompson/Wheel Corp. of America/Trans-Am Products Ltd., but Barris seems to have almost exclusively used those wheels.

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #95 on: December 18, 2021, 12:07:11 PM »
And now gentlemen back to our regular program  ;)

Propayne & Rich, re: the photo of the GT40 at the Texas show, I believe that is the Ford Magic Cruiser 11 on the right, with what

 could be a prototypical grill which then found it's way onto the '66 production cars, in this image we can just see the nose of the

GT on the left. Magic Cruiser also has those Rader wheels mentioned by propayne.

I've also included the link where I found that photo of the GT40, also some other neat Ford & Mercury cars there.

Mike

https://theoldmotor.com/?p=187193

Mike/Honker;

Thank you for posting that link confirm the Sept-Oct 1966 Texas State Fair date!
That was the piece of the puzzle needed to confirm which GT40 it was.

The last race for GT/104 was at the Nurburgring 1000km race in May 1965. Afterwards it was returned to Ford in Michigan
Ford had it restored/refreshed by Kar Kraft around October 1965 back to a white body with a blue hood.
It had vent covers on the nose and the lights in the lower section of the nose also match the Texas State Fair photo.
I didn't catch the custom wheels on the Galaxie to match the 'XL Magic Cruiser'. Nice addition to add.

 

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« Reply #96 on: December 18, 2021, 12:34:45 PM »
This beauty was at a Shelby meet at Texas World Speedway in 1982. I was an Engineering student at Texas A&M University with an affinity for all things Ford and fast. They opened the track for the GT-40, a Daytona Coupe and Jay Bittle's '67 GT-500. Those three were blasting around the track in close formation and the sound was making the hair on the back of my neck stand up.

I'm not an FE expert, isn't that the tunnel port intake?
I thought it was only run in competition 66 at either Daytona or Sebring, but was not used for Le Mans??

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« Reply #97 on: December 18, 2021, 01:28:45 PM »
Definitely a Tunnel Port intake...you can tell by the raised bosses the long intake bolts  go thru... 8)

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« Reply #98 on: December 19, 2021, 11:51:42 AM »
This beauty was at a Shelby meet at Texas World Speedway in 1982. I was an Engineering student at Texas A&M University with an affinity for all things Ford and fast. They opened the track for the GT-40, a Daytona Coupe and Jay Bittle's '67 GT-500. Those three were blasting around the track in close formation and the sound was making the hair on the back of my neck stand up.

I'm not an FE expert, isn't that the tunnel port intake?
I thought it was only run in competition 66 at either Daytona or Sebring, but was not used for Le Mans??

jim p

Very kool setup. Carbs are mounted backwards. Who woulda' thought?  ;D
I'll bet that the linkage is probably not progressive though?

Huge tubes on the headers. Gotta be bigger then 2" primaries.

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« Reply #99 on: December 31, 2021, 03:53:05 PM »
Dave’s still got the 65 pictured. He had it in 74 before I got my drivers license, still has it to this day.

When I bought my GT1 car from him in Aug 2020 there was a 65 GT350 (white/gold) looking race car in his side yard that he had crashed. He intimated it was not a real GT350. His 65 must be tucked away in his barn. 
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« Reply #100 on: January 14, 2022, 12:04:42 PM »
This one just popped up on Facebook.

It froze me in my tracks.
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« Reply #101 on: January 22, 2022, 03:01:44 PM »
Testing at Daytona, '65.

I believe this could be GT/106 ? ? From the Ronnie Spain book, 106 was tested at Daytona in August & October '65.

Also from the 4th edition of the Cobra/GT40 registry similar info.

This is the first picture I have seen from these tests, I wonder if there are others ?

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #102 on: January 23, 2022, 12:59:40 PM »
Testing at Daytona, '65.

I believe this could be GT/106 ? ? From the Ronnie Spain book, 106 was tested at Daytona in August & October '65.

Also from the 4th edition of the Cobra/GT40 registry similar info.

This is the first picture I have seen from these tests, I wonder if there are others ?

Mike

Cool photo find!   Thanks for posting
 
I've never seen any other photos testing at Daytona in '65.

GT/106 or GT/107 was my first thought...definitely after Le Mans in June.
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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #103 on: March 01, 2022, 11:34:00 PM »
GT40, Falcon wagon & I think that's the Tasca AF/X Mustang at right rear.

Mike

Those triangle shaped hood vents are usually found on a roadster (GT-111 at the 65 LM Trials)s.
They do not match up with any of the prototype coupes that I'm aware of.

Any more info with this picture...such as where or when it was taken?
The car is painted in blue, matching the appearance when Shelby American took over the GT40 program


The GT40 in the photo Mike posted in reply #70 is believed to be taken at the New York Auto Show, press day April 8th, 1965

Also, I believe I have now identified the Ford GT from that photo. I'm just checking on the details further before posting it.


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« Reply #104 on: April 27, 2022, 02:27:46 PM »
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