pattern' Charcoal Gray/Guards Red secondary
shot above is hotlinked [same view,
MUCH larger size].
replica, manufactured by acclaimed ERA [Era Replica
Automobiles] of New Britain, Connecticut, U.S.A.
entry in the GT40 reproduction sweepstakes has long been [since
the 1980s] the most highly engineered and most robust reproduction
of Ford's famed GT40. This is about as close as you get to Ford's
original track star, the phenomenal [Mk1 and Mk2] drivin' machines
that on Sunday, 19 June, 1966 crossed the finish line
at LeMans in a three-GT40 lineup, and in 1-2-3 fashion
[Ken Miles, then Bruce McLaren, then Denny Hulme].
THE MAGIC HAPPENS:
Craft 302" V8 stroked to 331 cid
(dynoed) 421 hp/423 ft.lbs. torque
photo above is hotlinked [ALTERNATE view
MUCH larger size].
302" [stroked to 331 cid] small-block powerplant blueprinted/balanced
by Keith Craft; delivers a robust & reliable
ft.lbs. torque [dyno-tested]
- Eagle cast steel crankshaft
- Eagle I-Beam rods
hydraulic roller lifters
- AFR 165 heads
- Inglese 48 mm Weber
carburetion ensemble, fully polished
- MSD distributor
- Melling blueprinted
- Armando 8-qt. [7.6L]
fuel systems constructed with top-of-the-line Aeromotive
fuel pumps. Fuel-delivery arrangement is designed to be a circulating
system... therefore, no vapor-lock issues. The setup is designed
with a Pollock valve which returns the fuel to the correct
tank. Fuel system has a pre-and post-pump filter to prevent carburetor
ARRAY OF SERPENTS
engine/bundle of snakes shot is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].
(bundle of snakes) headers; I designed/formed the setup so all
the pipes come off the block at the same angle, in perfect symmetry.
That bundle of snakes is a showcase specimen of fully-functional
are ceramic coated to prevent heat buildup.
- ZF model 5DS-25-2
5-speed transaxle... robust & reliable construction personified.
IMHO it's the only gearbox for a serious GT40. It was polished
and thoroughly rebuilt by famed Lloyd Butfoy [RBT Transmissions
in Anaheim, California]
U-joints and custom-fabricated splined halfshafts
Above cockpit shot is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].
GT40 seats [upholstered in rich leather with brass-rivets]
- Simpson racing seatbelts
- Moto-Lita leather-bound
steering wheel [steering wheel fitted with quick release for
easier in and out]
air conditioning and heating, controls mounted under dash
pedals for long or short legs.
- DynaMat thermal and
Above passenger-side aerial shot is hotlinked [same aerial view, MUCH larger
- SS [stainless
steel] semi-monocoque structure
aluminum suspension uprights front & rear
& rear swaybars
- Spax adjustable coil-over
driver-side broadside shot is hotlinked [same broadside view, MUCH larger
Above frontal shot is hotlinked [same menacing view, MUCH larger
- Halibrand-style wheels
- Avon racing rubber
front profile shot is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].
driver-side 3/4-rear shot is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].
YA' LATER!' VIEW
rear shot is hotlinked [same rear view,
MUCH larger size].
Forty' is fitted with an inertia shutoff switch; in case
of an impact that safety switch will shut off all power so the
electric fuel pumps won't keep running.
two years of skilled craftsmanship and meticulous attention to
detail was put into the building of this splendid reproduction
of Ford's Ferrari-thrashing drivin' machine. It will draw
an admiring crowd at any event.
logged less than 150 miles of test/break-in driving, so it's
essentially a brand-new car.
transport it to San Francisco or Los Angeles/Long Beach for international
well-executed 'Fab Forty' is priced to sell promptly at
in Fresno, California, USA
terrific GT40 photography you see on this page was brought to
you by Jim Fletcher himself, using his Canon EOS Rebel XF1
digicam and its standard 1855mm zoom lens...
Jim scrupulously/conscientiously heeded this site's 'Photography
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