Cheers John I thought you would probably have it under controlIan we have to have a dash roll hoop, which you can see in previous pic, and your helmet must be under the line from top of main roll hoop to top of dash hoop. and in my case theres plenty of clearance. i got caught out with the MK1 and had to add the dash hoop to get a log book, so i wont get caught out this time.
BTW i'm in AUS now, not NZ
Thanks John, I must say I've always associated ram scoops in F5000 with much later style machinery, at least in the UK. My company sponsored an F5000 run by RAM Racing with a GAA 3.4 litre Cosworth in the back and driven on a few occasions by none other than Alan Jones. The 'Thursdays' car - it does pop up in videos from time to time. I remember getting a brand new Cortina MKIII Estate and having to use it to shuttle tyres back and forth at Brands & Silverstone - circa 1974/5 if memory serves, and it became distinctly 3rd hand on only my 1st day of ownership! Bad choice of vehicle but it was the only wagon available. The 3.4 litre Cosworth was quite competitive with the Chevys on the twisty tracks but not so much on the power tracks like Silverstone. I remember Alan as a very determined pedaller who took no prisoners.Hi Colonel the engine is a long way from stock ole mate, as for purpose a bit of both, it should give a little boost at speed, and its the period look for the car.