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Chassis numbers

Specifications

15 units built
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Ford Small Block 289K, V8 (90o), 4 stroke, petrol engine
4727cc, 101.6 x 72.9 mm
10.8:1
390 bhp / 291 KW @ 6750 rpm
462 Nm / 341 ft lbs
cast iron block and head
side camshaft with overhead valves (OHV). 2 valves / cylinder - 16 valves total. 45.3mm intake valves, and 36.75mm exhaust valves
aspiration: natural with 4 x Weber 48 IDM Carburetors
firing order 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8
water cooled
dry sump with oil cooler, oil capacity 11 lt

Chevrolet Small Block gen. I 327, V8 (90o) cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine, located middle longitudinally. Click here and here and here
5354cc, 101.6 x 82.55 mm
10:1
450 HP @ 7100 rpm
400 lb-ft @ 5,600 rpm
cast-iron block 229.2mm height, 111.8mm bore spacing, aluminum alloy head
tufftride-hardened forged 1053-steel crankshaft with 5 main bearings 58.4mm diameter
connecting rod length between centers 144.8mm, 50.8mm big end bearing diameter
side camshaft with overhead valves (OHV), 2 valves / cylinder - 16 valves total
aspiration: natural with 4 x Weber 48 IDA Carburetors
firing order: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2
water cooled

Chevrolet Small Block gen. I 327/331, V8 (90o) cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine, located middle longitudinally. Click here and here and here
5431cc, 102.3 x 82.55 mm
510 bhp / 392 KW @ 7000 rpm
cast-iron block 229.2mm height, 111.8mm bore spacing, aluminum alloy head
connecting rod length between centers 144.8mm
side camshaft with overhead valves (OHV), 2 valves / cylinder - 16 valves total
aspiration: natural with 4 x Weber 48 IDA Carburetors
firing order: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2

Chevrolet Big Block Mk IV 366, V8 (90o) cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine
5994cc, 99.95 x 95.5 mm
500 bhp / 373 KW
cast-iron block, 259mm "tall deck" height, 122.9mm bore spacing, aluminum alloy head
connecting rod length between centers 144.8mm
side camshaft with overhead valves (OHV), 2 valves / cylinder - 16 valves total
aspiration: natural with 4 x Weber 48 IDA Carburetors
firing order: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2

Chevrolet Small Block gen. I 350, V8 (90o) cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine, located middle longitudinally. Click here and here and here
5735cc, 101.6 x 88.4 mm
550 bhp / 410 KW
730 Nm / 538 lbs ft
cast-iron block 229.2mm height, 111.8mm bore spacing, aluminum alloy head
connecting rod length between centers 144.8mm
side camshaft with overhead valves (OHV), 2 valves / cylinder - 16 valves total
aspiration: natural with 4 x Weber 48 IDA Carburetors
firing order: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2
wet sump

Hewland LG500-82, 4 speed Manual gearbox
Chevrolet engine
1st: 2.083/1 (50/24)
2nd: 1.433/1 (43/30)
3rd: 1.206/1 (41/34)
4th: 1.027/1 (38/37)

Hewland LG500, 4 speed Manual gearbox
Ford engine
1st: 2.261/1 (52/23)
2nd: 1.419/1 (44/31)
3rd: 1.206/1 (41/34)
4th: 1.055/1 (38/36)

final drive, 3.308/1 (43/13)
Borg & Beck dry triple disk clutch
welded steel (60%) and aluminium (40%) monocoque chassis, 1.25 x .083 inch Steel tubes
Lightweight fiberglass panels. Front section quickly removable by withdrawing "pip pins", giving good access to front suspension and water cooling system. Tail section similarly removable for access to engine, transmission, and rear suspension. Includes ducting to rear brakes and to engine and transmission oil coolers. Front windshield of DOT approved safety glass with side curtains of plexi-glass

Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over Armstrong shock absorbers, 3/4" diameter anti-roll bar
Rear suspension lower wishbones, top links, twin trailing arms, coil springs over Armstrong shock absorbers, 5/8" diameter anti-roll bar

BMC (from Austin 1100) rack-and-pinion steering with leather covered 11" diameter steering wheel
disk brakes 12" diameter by 1" thick, front and rear, mounted on light alloy bells with Girling aluminium 4 piston calipers and Ferodo DS11 pads. Twin master cylinders 17.8mm diameter actuated by a balance bar adjustable for bias. Air ducting to brakes. Calipers are of extreme duty endurance type
Width: 1850 mm / 72.8"
Height: 950 mm / 37.4"
Wheelbase: 2413 mm / 95"
Track, front, 1448 mm / 57"
Track, rear, 1461 mm / 57.5"
wheels, front 8 x 15", rear 10 x 15"
tires, front 9.20 x 15" or 550/15", rear 12.00 x 15" or 650/15", Firestone or Goodyear or Dunlop
825kg
fuel tank, 190 lt


Results in WSCC

Season races for Prototypes 2.0+
Car entry, chassis number Car number/ result
Dayt Sebring Monza Tourist trophy Targa Florio Spa Nurb Mugelo Rossfeld Le Man Reims Freiburg Ollon Bridgeh
Team 2000km 12h 1000km 500km 1000km Hill climb 24h 12h Hill climb Hill climb 500km
Lola Cars - Team Surtees, SL70/1 (Chevrolet 327) #1, stee ring
Harold Young, SL70/2 (Ford 289) #2, 2nd
Mecom Racing Team, SL70/3 (Ford 289) #22, oil cooler
John Mecom, Jr, SL70/6 (Ford 289) #11, suspe nsion
Hugh Dibley, SL70/7 (Chevrolet 366) #3, suspe nsion
Raceway Engineering, SL70/9 (Chevrolet 331) #26, acci dent
Total points
9
9
Statistics
Works Starts/finishes 6/1 1/0 3/1 2/0
Drivers Team entries and car number
Lola Cars - Team Surtees
John Surtees 1
Mecom Racing Team
John Cannon 22
Jack Saunders 22
John Mecom, Jr
Walt Hansgen 11
Raceway Engineering
John Fulp 26

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Drawings

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Weber 48 IDA carburetor

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Hewland LG500 gearbox

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