Re: Haynes GT40 workshop manual
Just to clarify and I was not being perdantic.
1) The MKII is a GT40 it has in most cases a GT40P chassis.
2) The MKIV is not a GT40 its a 'J' Car. The original 'J'car was built and developed in parrallel for the J catergory rules for Le Mans and also for Can Am. It was developed as a replacement for the GT40 that in MKII form had become to heavy and uncompeditive even against the 330P4 Ferraris.
3) The Ford GT program meant things were taken out of sequence. Correct me if I am wrong Jim (MKIV J-6) but I seem to think I read the MKIV was going to called the MKIII and Ford had assigned that name to their road car! Just because it was called the MKIV does not mean it was a GT40 MKIV!! The MKIV was not a seperate car from the original 'J' car but was created by modifying and remodelling an existing 'J'car by Remington and Shelby.
4) Apart from the engine and transmission (the same for the 1967 MKIIB) the MKIV has no common parts with a GT40 MKII MKIII Gulf or MKI!!!!! It has a honeycombed riveted chassis. It was 38.5 inches in height.
5) Ford wanted an all American car and crew to win Le Mans they did this with the Shelby MKIV Dan Gurney and A.J.Foyt in 1967. Henry Ford did not consider the 1966 Le Mans victory an american acheivement with a Anglo-USA car and an New Zealand crew thats why they race in 1967.
6)So I am not being pedantic; I am just clarifing the fact that a 'J' car was not a GT40. The same as a early 260 Cobra is not a Sunbeam Tiger. The same as a GT40 is not the same as a TVR Griffiths. Similar engines do not make the cars the same!!
7) See Gordon Jones and John Allen Ford versus Ferrari for description. And look out for the picture of the J car being remodelled into the MKIV by Phil Remington and the Shelby team.
Last edited by allanfeldman; 19th June 2012 at 02:29 PM.