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#9351 275 GTB-4

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 06:59

I did provide a detailed history to former Ti Super owner Richard Springett on TNF many years ago - but do you think I can find anything searching this forum or PMs?


around here?

http://forums.autosp...s/#entry1702074

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#9352 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 09:20

For the last week I have been busily scanning slides I took in 1972 and thought I would post some from Easter Bathurst, one of the races that week end remains as probably the best motor race I can remember:

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Colin Bond in the V8 Torana prototype

 

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Barry Campbell, from whom I bludged the Pit Pass to get these pix

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Doug Macarthur,  Rennmax RepcoV8

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Cheers Simmo

You look at the pics of the 'hero' cars and you realise some where quite rough. Petes Falcon, Freddys HO and the HDT Torana.

That Trumpy looks serious with all that rubber.

great pics.



#9353 RW7

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 10:34

You look at the pics of the 'hero' cars and you realise some where quite rough. Petes Falcon, Freddys HO and the HDT Torana.

That Trumpy looks serious with all that rubber.

great pics.

 

Agreed Lee.

 

...and what about Dougie McArthur's head angle? Don't think we could do that today with HANS!



#9354 DanTra2858

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 20:27

Love the 2 photo's of BC in his TR, Barry tells great stories about going down Conrod Straight in this car.

#9355 seldo

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 21:01

Great photos Simmo 😊. Thanks !

#9356 275 GTB-4

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 23:42

For the last week I have been busily scanning slides I took in 1972 and thought I would post some from Easter Bathurst, one of the races that week end remains as probably the best motor race I can remember:

005%20%20Ian%20Geoghegan.jpg

Cheers Simmo

 

and, I bet Pete had that wheel in the same place every time around :up:

 

Terrific pichuz Simmo :)



#9357 ellrosso

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 05:26

They look great Dick. Good as the day they were shot, colour wise too.



#9358 Ray Bell

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 09:23

Originally posted by Lee Nicolle
You look at the pics of the 'hero' cars and you realise some where quite rough. Petes Falcon, Freddys HO and the HDT Torana.....


Not really...

At least Pete's Falcon was pretty well presented, the HDT car might have been a bit rough but Fred's Falcon would only have been if it had been in some wars. And then not for long.





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Edited by Ray Bell, 25 May 2015 - 21:32.


#9359 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 09:27

[quot]Originally posted by Lee Nicolle
You look at the pics of the 'hero' cars and you realise some where quite rough. Petes Falcon, Freddys HO and the HDT Torana.....[/quote]

Not really...

At least Pete's Falcon was pretty well presented, the HDT car might have been a bit rough but Fred's Falcon would only have been if it had been in some wars. And then not for long.

The drivers side is ripply as. Window half hanging out and the left side tis a bit wobbly too. As is the front bumper. Dicks pics do not do the car a justice.



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#9360 Ray Bell

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 21:38

It all looks pretty much Ford factory finish to me...

There's some reflection of trees on the right there, the windows all wound down to half-way except the driver's window.

#9361 GMACKIE

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 21:45

Can you not see the ripples in the side panels...or are you having a shot at Ford's standard of finish ?



#9362 275 GTB-4

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 23:11

What are we comparing panels to?

 

Bowden's current very high standard of restoration or the (cough!) thinner race panels of the day?



#9363 wagons46

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 23:34

Or even Lee's FB Holden race car that he posted photos of in the Early Holden Racing thread. Now if someone could find it and repost here we could define the word 'rough'.

#9364 Ray Bell

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 00:32

Okay...

Ask Mick Lambert what he thinks of the comment.

And also take a look at the photos of Rosemeyer's LSR car on the autobahn, the photos they say proved the bodywork was defective.

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 00:42

Okay...

Ask Mick Lambert what he thinks of the comment.

And also take a look at the photos of Rosemeyer's LSR car on the autobahn, the photos they say proved the bodywork was defective.

Ray, Mick Lambert is no longer with us.



#9366 Ray Bell

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 01:55

Sorry to hear that...

However, if you know that you can probably vouch for the fact that his cars were always presented in good shape.

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 07:12

Great shots rasimmo. Out of curiosity, does anyone know much about what chassis mods the prototype HDT Torana had if any? The reason I ask is because I was led to believe the chassis was prone to flexing with the V8. 



#9368 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 08:52

Great shots rasimmo. Out of curiosity, does anyone know much about what chassis mods the prototype HDT Torana had if any? The reason I ask is because I was led to believe the chassis was prone to flexing with the V8. 

From what I have read none. Though they do flex! Horrid little car,, but they were also a great race car!

I suspect though that Harry, Brock and Larry probably would have done the things that help those things. Take all the rubber from between the crossmember and chassis rails, that stiffens up the front no end plus ofcourse the rollcage helps too.  Even the basic alloy ones in vogue then.Plus maybe some seam welding too, though that car was road registered.

That car as an experiment seemed to work ok. I have seen no end of 308 LC LJs over the decades and they are NOT an evil monster. Whatever the newspapers of the day insinuated. Actually nicer to drive than an XU1as the std engine is far smoother than the lumpy grumpy 6.

With the right bits it is nearly a bolt in.There was over 30 built by a near country Holden dealer here in SA as well as few others by dealers interstate.

Though they would not have been a great deal faster than the 6 cyl XU1. Unless the engine was worked.

My XU1 Chev sports Sedan highlighted that. A 300hp Irving head 6 was as quick as my  [then] 380hp Chev. Though my engine bill was a LOT less which was the reason originally. Later with over 500hp I was considerably faster than the sixes though ofcourse.



#9369 gtsmunro

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Posted Yesterday, 04:45

Thanks Lee!! 



#9370 fnqvmuch

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Posted Today, 01:46

this large thread has had a little australian content

 

http://forums.vwvort...-photos-Awesome!/page328

 

but by coincidence the present last page (328) has a lot i don't recall seeing elsewhere, from one robert davies' flikr account

 

just saying ...


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#9371 rasimmo

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Posted Today, 03:08

fnq, great photos.



#9372 fnqvmuch

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Posted Today, 03:17

yes they are - and well annotated so all credit to Rob whoever he is and, while i'm happy if they were unseen and relevant here, far better he puts them up himself so they can be seen ... does no-one know him?

More, too;

https://www.flickr.c...th/15690198674/


Edited by fnqvmuch, Today, 15:01.


#9373 GMACKIE

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Posted Today, 05:17

Nice little 'find' :up:



#9374 Lola5000

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Posted Today, 08:10

Likewise!

Here is a pic of the Geoghegan Mustang at the time Bob Gill owned it . Pic taken at AIR Oct 1972 .

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This pic is of the City State Racing Team HQ driven by Mal Ramsey. Also at the AIR Oct 1972 meeting.

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Miller radio on the Gill  Mustang,now there was a dodgy firm,the annual consumer report year after year they were enemy #1 in Victoria .



#9375 275 GTB-4

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Posted Today, 09:06

Nice little 'find' :up:


and mostly with same Pentax 1000 and Tamron 85-210 that I used to use!! :cool:


Edited by 275 GTB-4, Today, 09:07.


#9376 fnqvmuch

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Posted Today, 15:06

and mostly with same Pentax 1000 and Tamron 85-210 that I used to use!! :cool:

 

 

the equipment is interesting - Zuiko not that much better it seems.

resident of FTG apparently (does upper-gully / lower-gully not matter anymore?)