|Installation of an Electric Water Pump|
|The focus of
this year's work was on an engine rebuild suitable to merit being in a GT40. Although I started later than anticipated, and it ended up going to the wire
before Goodwood, I did make the track day - just.
I shall have to put it on a rolling road to find out, but it should make >300 ft-lbs between 3,000 and 6,000 revs with peak power being over 350 bhp.
|Bodywork preparation. I spent a huge
number of hours during the Spring and Summer of 2002 preparing the body for
I had chosen SMS Autospray to do the final spray work. Although they were in Lincolnshire 90 miles away, this did have the benefit of a nice run in the 40.
|My car eventually took the SVA test in July 2001. I had originally hoped to get it through before the stiffer regulations came into force at the beginning of 2000, but everything took a lot longer than anticipated (a common experience building a 40!).|