RCR GT40 Project
This is the start of the work on my RCR (Race Car Replicas) GT40. It is an all aluminum monocoque chassis, no tube frame here. Very similar to the VSE Cobra. The beginnings of the car can be seen on the GT40′s.com website. I’ll post stuff here too since most all the other cars are here so should the GO DOG GO car.
Quick specs -
348 short stroke aluminum 8.2″ Dart block, Edelbrock Victor Heads, Super Victor Manifold, Dry Sump, Keith Craft Built. About 620Hp at 7500rpm, 8000 Redline. MSD 6Digital ignition and matching Ford SMALL cap distributor.
Porsche 930 Gearbox, custom close ratio gear, Quaife LSD, 4 Speed. Mapped to 175 MPH at around 8000rpm as I recall. This is one of the strongest gearbox Porsche ever built, just a 4 speed is the down side. No sissy ZF here (Just kidding ZF and Pantera owners).
Rims are 15″ BRM knock off replicas from Vintage Wheels. Rear split to accommodate 14″ wide Avons.They are Gulf Orange painted to the outer edge. A second set of rims are also on the shelf and unpainted (Might polish and orange up the spokes).
Brakes are 6 Piston Wilwood Superlight 6′s on all four corners.
Seats leather RCR custom.
Gauges RCR with a special made 10k RPM Tachometer and clock replaced with a more useful Oil temp gauge. All gauges from RCR which are made for them by Classic Instruments.
2 Hoods, dual snorkel and single painted to match.
Lighting is supplied by Original GT40 SEV Marchal Headlamps, and lower fogs were rigged up with a period looking SEV Marchal headlamp (round) from a Simca 1000.
Some changes to the RCR that I had done while at the Factory were rolling build out, including a Roll cage, and the wonderful Gulf Team Paint from the Number 9 LeMans winning car. Special Stainless headers shaped more angular like the 427 Mk II GT40′s were also delivered. Many other parts fitted. I also am going to swap the suppled RCR pedals with a set of Tilton Racing Pedals as they seem a bit more flexible from a racing set up prespective.
So to see the build process up to this point click HERE it will pop you to the GT40s.com site.
And so starts the story…