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Sebring 12 Hours 1964 Proposed group build thread

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Merry new year

Mecum auctions Kissimmee is starting the new year off with some cool vintage racers - a Gurney Indy Eagle with a great history - a Shelby King Cobra Monaco in guardsman blue - and a Ford GT40 - Mark IV -  chassis J10 - which has an interesting history - J10 did not compete at Sebring or Lemans - but had an active racing career as an open top car in Can Am - its restoration is to LeMans specs - i saw J10 years ago at a GT40 reunion at Daytona - it’s a great looking car… 

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On 1/23/2023 at 6:36 AM, MarkJ said:

Okay guys. Any updates? This is very interesting building you got going on here.

Corvette Grand Sport #4

Okay you asked for it. Your post made me wonder when I last did an update as it seemed like a long time ago. It actually was over a month ago but only one page back. Because the deadline is so far off I guess no one is feeling much urgency. Since that last post I have completed two other models and started two more.

I have never been able to find the full story on why Hall & Penske decided it was better to tape over the hood louvers when they were installed to exhaust under hood heat and air pressure which caused the front to lift but I have always preferred the look. Rather than install the complex photo-etched louvers I decided  to close the openings from below and then fair them in. Once painted I will cover the areas with white tape. The Hall/Penske did such a good job taping over the louvers that in most photos the taping is impossible to detect.


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