GT40s.com
MK-I  MK-II  MK-III  MK-IV  GULF  MIRAGE  J-CAR  LOLA
GT40s.com
Home Forum Gallery Support GT40s.com  
Register FAQ Advertisers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   GT40s.com > Miscellaneous Hobby Forums > Wings, Wheels, and Keels


Wings, Wheels, and Keels Assorted discussions and build projects

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 23rd March 2007, 07:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
kenshiro8's Avatar
kenshiro8
I Have No Life
Italy
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Bolina !
GT40: multyhull CF
Posts: 2,936
Le mans film, making-off

YouTube - Le Mans film making-off=

I dont remember if was this film where they used a gt40 as camera car..or gran prix
__________________
Paolo,the mad italian :)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
google_ad_section_end -->
kenshiro8 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 23rd March 2007, 11:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
Dalton's Avatar
Dalton
10 tenths
Australia
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Sydney, Aust.
Posts: 1,432
Re: Le mans film, making-off

According to a 1974 article I have, Chassis No. 1027 was originally supplied to MGM as a camera car for the film Grand Prix. At some stage Jim Toensing acquired the car and set about fitting it with the more exotic engine he thought GT40's should have. So he purchased a four cam Indy 500 engine, substituted Lucas fuel injection for the Hilborn system, and fitted an exhaust system emanating from the centre of the engine vee. The near horizontal rear clip window (above the exhausts in this configuration, instead of above the intakes) was left out. It was running about 425 bhp, not extreme by today's standards.

Dalton
Dalton is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 24th March 2007, 10:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
kenshiro8's Avatar
kenshiro8
I Have No Life
Italy
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Bolina !
GT40: multyhull CF
Posts: 2,936
Re: Le mans film, making-off

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dalton View Post
According to a 1974 article I have, Chassis No. 1027 was originally supplied to MGM as a camera car for the film Grand Prix. At some stage Jim Toensing acquired the car and set about fitting it with the more exotic engine he thought GT40's should have. So he purchased a four cam Indy 500 engine, substituted Lucas fuel injection for the Hilborn system, and fitted an exhaust system emanating from the centre of the engine vee. The near horizontal rear clip window (above the exhausts in this configuration, instead of above the intakes) was left out. It was running about 425 bhp, not extreme by today's standards.

Dalton

Dont u have any pics of it Dalton?

Thx
__________________
Paolo,the mad italian :)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
google_ad_section_end -->
kenshiro8 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 26th March 2007, 05:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
milesdearden's Avatar
milesdearden
Rookie
United Kingdom
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Midlands, United Kingdom.
GT40: Looking hard... Currently an Elan +2 in bits
Posts: 39
Re: Le mans film, making-off

YouTube - Le Mans The Movie Trailer

A rather good trailer retrospectively made for "Le Mans".

Was actually linked to on the side of Paolo's u tube le mans link so cannot take any credit!!
milesdearden is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 26th March 2007, 06:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
marcus's Avatar
marcus
Gold Supporter
Germany
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Germany
GT40: LolaT70 project
Posts: 771
Re: Le mans film, making-off

See it all under

Le Mans: The Race, The Movie
marcus is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 26th March 2007, 07:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
91740Gt's Avatar
91740Gt
4 Tenths
United Kingdom
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Suffolk, Englan
GT40: Racing
Posts: 474
Re: Le mans film, making-off

Marcus,

You genius.... Thought i,d seen and read most stuff on the film but that was great.

Thankyou.

GT
91740Gt is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 26th March 2007, 07:59 AM   #7 (permalink)
marcus's Avatar
marcus
Gold Supporter
Germany
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Germany
GT40: LolaT70 project
Posts: 771
Re: Le mans film, making-off

Graham,
don`t make me start blushing...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Bild1.jpg
Views:	180
Size:	23.5 KB
ID:	18671  
marcus is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 26th March 2007, 10:13 AM   #8 (permalink)
Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
GT40: Cape Town
Posts: 18
Re: Le mans film, making-off

good day,

David Piper told me that for the incredible accident (radio controlled) in the movie a T70 was used with a 917 body.

Dominik
Dominik40 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 26th March 2007, 10:36 AM   #9 (permalink)
marcus's Avatar
marcus
Gold Supporter
Germany
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Germany
GT40: LolaT70 project
Posts: 771
Re: Le mans film, making-off

Dominik,

see details under

Wrecking a Lola


Best,
Marcus
marcus is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply


LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread: http://www.gt40s.com/forum/wings-wheels-keels/21222-le-mans-film-making-off.html
Posted By For Type Date
GT40s.com This thread Refback 24th March 2007 02:01 PM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:24 AM.