A replica of a 49 has been a gunnado of mine for a few years now (or a 33 which I think looked fabulous even if it did have a tiny engine).
Anyway - toss the Chev', insert a DFV... hmmm...
I'd still prefer a 49 replica I think but the above could certainly be fun - and I would love to have a go if anybody gets one, I'll be careful I promise...
How much for one of the "new" DFVs now? Anyone here have one gathering dust?
It'd have to be a 180 degree cranked engine to do it for me so maybe a little Fezza engine or even the V8 they use in the Radical SR8 (made from bike engines).
Hmmm - thinking about it the Repco Brabham sounded more conventional so maybe the Chev wouldn't be so bad after all...
New build DFV kit-set's are between £60-80k from Nicholsonns and Richardsons and the like, but you could pick up a freshly rebuilt one for around £50k.
We've a couple kicking around the workshop but they are both taken:drunk:
This car is specked to have the ZFQ transaxle and John Wisher, one of our ZFQ team supplied the uprights and wheels for the car (BRM GT40).
The car was first publically displayed at the Autosport show and was very well received with one guy saying that he wanted on to replace his Radical but if he got one then he would also have to get one for his wife.
They really are a beautiful thing. Before I got into Historic racing I worked 10 years with Nicholson Mclaren Engines, building and developing DFV's. Right through their glory days in Group C and F3000. Loads of engines for the TGP F1 series too. Still my all time favourite. Only a 4 rotor Mazda can make your ears bleed like a F3000 spec DFV at full chat. 500 bhp, ok has been bettered, but all below 9000rpm. No wonder they had a 1000 mile rebuild interval. They were serious bit's of kit. Nice to have one to play with again in the T280:drunk: