FORD RACE CAR'S

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« Reply #385 on: November 08, 2017, 05:10:13 PM »
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« Reply #386 on: November 10, 2017, 02:22:19 AM »
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« Reply #387 on: November 19, 2017, 12:03:19 AM »
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« Reply #388 on: November 27, 2017, 10:55:18 PM »
Ford J.  http://stiffspeed.co.uk/image/167247338329
The Ford J-car was intended to be the successor to the all-conquering Ford GT Mk.II and, despite reliability problems, showed potential in the springtime Le Mans trials. The dark spot that came of the springtime trials was the death of Walt Hansgen in a Mk.II. Ford management made the decision to shelve the J-car and focus on the proven Mk IIs, and little development was done for the rest of the 1966 World Sports Car Championship season. Finally, in August 1966, Shelby American resumed testing and development work with Miles serving as primary test driver. The J-car featured a breadvan-shaped rear section that experimented with Kammback aerodynamic theories, as well as a revolutionary (but untested) honeycomb panel design that was supposed to both lighten and stiffen the car, but the design remained unproven with high-speed prototype sports cars.

After most of a day of testing at Riverside International Raceway in the brutally hot Southern California desert summer weather, Miles approached the end of the track's 1-mile (1.6 km), downhill back straight at top speed (200-plus mph) when the car suddenly looped, flipped, crashed and caught fire. The car broke into pieces and ejected Miles, killing him instantly. The car had suffered precisely the sort of crash damage the honeycomb construction was designed to prevent. As a result, the aerodynamics of the J-car were heavily modified to correct the rear-end lift generated at race speeds. Ford officials, under pressure after the second of two fatal accidents in the programme in five months, also ordered a NASCAR-style steel tube rollover cage to be installed in future versions of the car. The death of 47 year old Miles, following that of 46 year old Hansgen led Ford to favor younger drivers in subsequent race entries. The significantly revised J-car, renamed the Ford Mk IV, won the only two races in which it was entered: the 1967 Sebring (Fla.) 12 Hours, and the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans. The steel roll cage in the Mk IV (mandated as a direct result of Miles's death) probably saved the life of Mario Andretti, who crashed violently during the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans but escaped with minor injuries.
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« Reply #389 on: November 27, 2017, 10:58:31 PM »
67 GT 500
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« Reply #390 on: November 27, 2017, 11:01:13 PM »
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« Reply #391 on: November 27, 2017, 11:02:44 PM »
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« Reply #392 on: December 04, 2017, 12:52:29 AM »
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« Reply #393 on: December 04, 2017, 01:12:11 AM »
Sox and Martin.
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« Reply #394 on: December 12, 2017, 07:30:54 PM »
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