The frame was constructed from 1
square steel tube. The engine and gearbox were offset 6"-7"
to the left of centre and mounted as far to the rear as possible. The
carby’s were 3 x 1 ½"
S.U. The exhaust was two separate extractors with the tailpipes finishing in
front of the left rear wheel. The tail shaft was 13"-14" long and acutely angled to the centrally mounted
diff. The gearbox was an early model Holden 3 speed unit.
The rear axle was a modified
F.E .Holden unit located by 4 rose jointed trailing arms and a pan hard rod.
The front end was Triumph Herald uprights, rose jointed upper wishbones (round
tube) and square steel tube lower wishbones. Suspension was coil spring/damper
units all round. A modified Morris 850 steering rack was used.
The brakes were discs at the
front and F.E drum brakes at the rear with an adjustable proportioning valve
fitted. A VH24 P.B.R power brake unit was fitted.
The wheels were 13 x 6"
front and 13 x10"
at the rear. The wide rims were made and fitted by Austral Wheel Works. When
sold the wheels were fitted with Dunlop Racing Tyres.
The bodywork was minimal, being
flat aluminium sheet. When fitted, the front bodywork was fairly typical front
engine style. Being our first effort and made in a hurry, to satisfy
regulations, it was not all that pretty.
The car was run mainly in
V.A.D.C. meetings driven by Bruce Towns or Barry Benson. It was driven by
Barry Benson at the Geelong Speed Trials 23rd August 1965 and ended
up in the hay bales after the finish line. It was driven by Bruce Towns at an
open Sandown Meeting, 26th September 1965,in division 2 racing car
The car was sold to Lou Molina
approx 1965/66 and driven by Ernest and Anthony Molina, being known as the M.M.
Special. I have no further knowledge of the car from there on, although
Anthony said that he saw it at a hill climb in Gippsland 6-7 years ago being
run by a young bloke who said that it scared him.