GT after 12 hours racing


nz05gt

GT Owner
Apr 28, 2006
380
taupo new zealand
Just thought you might like to see what the GT looks like after 12 hours racing
 

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nz05gt

GT Owner
Apr 28, 2006
380
taupo new zealand
Just a few more.
So far no noticable wear in any joints
Wil do an cylinder leakdown tommorrow
:thumbsup
 

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skyrex

FORD GT OWNER
Mark II Lifetime
Apr 11, 2008
2,115
Lake Las Vegas, Henderson, NV
Great pics!! Thanks for sharing an experience my GT will never have! :lol :cheers
 
Aug 25, 2006
4,436
She looks ready to go play again

Thank you for sharing

Shadowman
 

Superfly

HERITAGE GT OWNER
Mark II Lifetime
Jun 23, 2008
2,210
Edmonton, Alberta
Wow, simply fantastic!!!
 

nz05gt

GT Owner
Apr 28, 2006
380
taupo new zealand
Just did a cylinder leakage test and found all cylinders between 5 & 8% leakage and used 1.5 litres oil
:thumbsup
Neil
 
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HHGT

Guest
Enjoyed the post. I am jealous...
 

roketman

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Oct 24, 2005
6,969
ma.
If you need a co driver ................?
Will travel to race !!
 

MR2Race

FGT The Velvet Hammer
Apr 6, 2006
304
Northville Mi.
Neil looks like you changed the top shock mount design?

Are the upright also modified? The upper ball joint is also flipped.
 
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tmcphail

GT Owner/Vendor
Mark IV Lifetime
Apr 24, 2006
4,045
St Augustine, Florida
Beautiful Neil !
 

nz05gt

GT Owner
Apr 28, 2006
380
taupo new zealand
Neil looks like you changed the top shock mount design?

Are the upright also modified? The upper ball joint is also flipped.
Yes I have shortened the shocks buy 1 inch as we had to much travel for racing
The ball joint is now a spherical joint mounted in a new chromemoly top A-arm as we had 2 inches wheel deflection from the top arms under acceleration to braking and this movement would coil bind the springs 600lbs under acceleration this was with the billit a arms now I have no deflection.
Trust me when I say it was frightening when you changed gear at 150 mph in a corner and it would jump across the track 10 feet:eek
I have also removed the rear cross brace and made an new chromemoly tube one that picks up all top a-arm bolts from the inner side so it triangulates between both side like a roll cage for the top A-arms.
:cheers
Neil
 

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nz05gt

GT Owner
Apr 28, 2006
380
taupo new zealand
MR2
this is a pic of the GT before we changed the top arms on the rear
Note how much Toe in is on the rear the GT is set up with toe out in the rear.
IT is under hard acceleration at 100mph in this photo, it was like driving an old formula 5000 lola
 

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nz05gt

GT Owner
Apr 28, 2006
380
taupo new zealand
Please note this GT has NO rubber bushes in the suspesion it is all rod ends and spherical balls so it exaggerates everything.
:cheers
Neil
 

nz05gt

GT Owner
Apr 28, 2006
380
taupo new zealand
Beautiful Neil !
Thanks Torrie
now you know why I wanted the best tune in the GT
:cheers
Neil
ps Thanks for working with Paul Isaac with the GT tune
 

tmcphail

GT Owner/Vendor
Mark IV Lifetime
Apr 24, 2006
4,045
St Augustine, Florida
Thanks Torrie
now you know why I wanted the best tune in the GT
:cheers
Neil
ps Thanks for working with Paul Isaac with the GT tune
I can tell you firsthand Paul is a fantastic guy to work with. I have no problems helping out when and if he needs anything that is for sure. Thanks for lining me up with him.