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6 minutes of aggressive GT40 driving

Started by 6R07mi, March 25, 2022, 12:24:52 PM

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6R07mi

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shelbydoug

Car bump steers a bit don't it? He's rough on the clutch, if you shift it down like that to slow it, you will wear the clutch lining like brakes.

Who's driving it? Sounds like a small block not a 427?
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6R07mi

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Quote from: shelbydoug on March 25, 2022, 12:58:45 PM
Car bump steers a bit don't it? He's rough on the clutch, if you shift it down like that to slow it, you will wear the clutch lining like brakes.

Who's driving it? Sounds like a small block not a 427?

"Former Goodwood modern lap record holder Andrew Smith pedals a mighty Ford #GT40 MkI through the French countryside
on the La Gabelle special stage at Peter Auto's Tour Auto Optic 2000"


i assume he's used to driving 10/10ths if he's the lap record holder at Goodwood, where they slide the american v8's around (i.e. Cobra's & GT40's)

jim p
Former owner 6S283, 70 "Boss351", 66 GT 6F07, 67 FB GT
current: 66 GT former day 2 track car 6R07
20+ yrs Ford Parts Mgr, now Meritor Defense

shelbydoug

Quote from: 6R07mi on March 25, 2022, 01:09:39 PM
Quote from: shelbydoug on March 25, 2022, 12:58:45 PM
Car bump steers a bit don't it? He's rough on the clutch, if you shift it down like that to slow it, you will wear the clutch lining like brakes.

Who's driving it? Sounds like a small block not a 427?

"Former Goodwood modern lap record holder Andrew Smith pedals a mighty Ford #GT40 MkI through the French countryside
on the La Gabelle special stage at Peter Auto's Tour Auto Optic 2000"


i assume he's used to driving 10/10ths if he's the lap record holder at Goodwood, where they slide the american v8's around (i.e. Cobra's & GT40's)

jim p

You would think so?  ::)
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csxsfm

Lucky he didn't collect a tree with that spin.

CSX 4133


Considering that in Europe the Vintage race cars use Dunlop or Avon vintage spec. tires that GT40 handled very well. The downshifts seemed fine to me, no harshness, with rev. matched heel/toe downshifts.

427heaven

I was going to say the same thing. Using the sweet spot where the engine seemed to like it best, not flogging the living Hell out of it, and well-timed throttle blips and down shifts. The alarming thing is all the trees and rock walls that could reach out and touch someone. :-\ Fun to watch though-

Side-Oilers

Great video.   Really shows what a handful those cars were, especially on the bumpy parts.

Hard to tell on my computer...is redline 8000 rpm, and he's between 6500 and 8000 virtually all of the time?

Yes, sounds like a small-block to me also.
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john galt

He's a very good driver in any car he's piloting, including this Superformance replica GT40. 

maxjets

Well done. Fun to watch someone good at what they do.

Handles the low speed spin out at 2:05 gracefully.
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