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Old 11th January 2017, 10:29 AM  
allanfeldman
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Join Date: Mar 2004
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Re: Where it all started

I spoke to Eric Broadleys son and he confirmed that his father left the project because the car was going to be used as a Road Race car and not a pure race car. The car had already been designed in the USA before it got to FAV Slough. It was based on Roy Lunn's 1962 Mustang 1 concept car which included the high shovel nose that was going to cause problems. Lunn and Broadly fell out because of the previous compromise on purpose and also because Broadley felt that Lunn was messing with the suspension setup to much. The input from Broadley was important to the Ford GT40 project but the car was not a Lola. The Ford GT40 was put right when it got sorted with a ZF gearbox and a new nose clip desigined by Len Bailey in 1965.
Regards Allan
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