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Old 19th May 2017, 04:51 PM   #1
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There is one red light and one green light on the top of this car #1049. What are they for?
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Old 20th May 2017, 03:21 AM   #2
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There is one red light and one green light on the top of this car #1049. What are they for?
Recognition or ID lights for night racing and for pit crew to identify cars during pit stops etc
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Old 20th May 2017, 01:11 PM   #3
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Thank you. Had heard a story that these light were for alerting pit crews that red car was to come to pits next lap and that green indicated OK to continue racing. Thanks for clearing that up.
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Old 20th May 2017, 01:19 PM   #4
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Such as these :
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Old 23rd May 2017, 03:13 PM   #5
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The other thing P/1049 has is the unique feature of two blisters on the front clip presumably to clear something?
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Old 23rd May 2017, 07:28 PM   #6
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Ford GT40 Restoration - Chassis 1049

I can see the lights on the roof, what are these blisters you speak of?
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Old 24th May 2017, 01:10 AM   #7
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I can see the lights on the roof, what are these blisters you speak of?
Over here, we call them 'mirrors'
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Old 24th May 2017, 01:18 AM   #8
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on reflection you might be correct Mike
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Old 24th May 2017, 01:36 AM   #9
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Nah not mirrors, just inboard of bottom corner of each headlight about 1/2 way between grill and radiator exit panel, blisters or bumps to clear something.
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Old 24th May 2017, 03:20 AM   #10
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Old 24th May 2017, 03:52 AM   #11
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cant see anything needing the bump for clearance?
could it be for aero reasons to pull air out of the radiator more effectively?
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Old 21st June 2017, 01:44 PM   #12
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Seems the paint code for the light blue Gulf cars is well known. Is there anyone out there that can tell me the paint code for this car? So far in my research I found this but I'm not sure if it's the same as what's on the car. Thanks for the help.
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Update: it looks like it's also known as RAL 5003 Sapphire Blue. The problem is that's the solid color which doesn't help me when it comes to Flake and Pearl. I didn't get a reply from the restoration shop when I emailed them regarding the paint code they used. So if anyone knows someone there that could help please ask them.
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Old 22nd June 2017, 05:15 AM   #14
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The other thing P/1049 has is the unique feature of two blisters on the front clip presumably to clear something?
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Hi Allan,

They were also a feature of the post production assembled P/1109, although this car had the blisters removed when the car was recently overhauled & painted dark blue.

Neither myself or the owner know why they were there.

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