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#1 Ted Walker

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 15:47

David Prophet raced his example (or entered) it 5 times in 1969 before converting it back to an open car.According to a John Blunsden article on the open M6 in Sports Car Graphic Dec67 it used wet sump lubrication . Does anybody know if Prophet car was wet or dry sump ?? and also did it use a ZF or Hewland Gear box.

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#2 RickT

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 08:43

Hi Ted

Prophets car was dry sumped and used a Hewland I believe.

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#3 Ted Walker

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 12:28

Yes but how do we know !!!!!! McLarens M6GT had a ZF box.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 18:56

Hi Ted

Photos of Prophets car in open M12 form in the paddock at Norisring in 1970 show a large dry sump tank. I think I have a rear shot somewhere that shows an LG, I will have to dig through some files. I do not believe McLaren would have sold a race spec M6GT car with a ZF box, Bruces own car was purely an evaluation for the road car market.

The original RAC homologation form (Group 4) for the M6GT was filled out with the LG600 as the main gearbox and the LG500 as an option. Prophets car was being built to run in Group 4 originally so I would assume they fitted the box they were trying to get the car homologated with.

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#5 Ted Walker

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 07:05

Richard any chance of a copy of the form ??? and a copy of the photo, is it one of mine ???????

#6 Jose

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 18:19

Is there any book that features the Corvette Bruce Mclaren Owned?

#7 Duncan Fox

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 19:49

Is there any book that features the Corvette Bruce Mclaren Owned?


Can you expand a little Jose? I have not heard of him ever owning one.

#8 David McKinney

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 19:53

Was a Corvette part of a prize package in a Can-Am race sometime?

(In which case he wouldn't necessarily have kept it)

#9 JB Miltonian

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 20:21

I don't know if Bruce McLaren had a prize Corvette from the Can-Am series, but Denny Hulme did a test report on the Corvette 427/435 Stingray convertible in the January 1969 issue of "Sports Car Graphic". He was given use of the car during the week of the Times Grand Prix at Riverside in 1968.

#10 Duncan Fox

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 00:44

Was a Corvette part of a prize package in a Can-Am race sometime?

(In which case he wouldn't necessarily have kept it)

I know there was a Pontiac FireBird prize that was disposed of