I have just finished restoring this vintage racer. The resto was initiated by Porter Racing in Merced, please see pics. I finished the resto here in Washington State. Most items are new including the motor, Hewland work (I checked w/Hewland, they thought my request was unusual, but they verified that the Hewland number is original to the car), tires, paint and livery, powdercoated wheels, newly chromed suspension, new belts, new fire system, new seat, new drive donuts, new mirrors, new windscreen... Long list of new items. The new pedal box is movable as-is to three positions. I have moved it to the middle position. Accomodates short to over six foot drivers! The rollbar has the SCCA number on it. It was changed at the factory prior to delivery in 1972 as the SCCA had a new height requirement for that year. The number looks to be #49009.
Was raced in SCCA in Texas by Robert Samm. Unfortunately he has passed away, and his widow is unreachable for the original logbooks and file papers. So... the car has a new logbook from SOVREN from May of 2010 at the Spring Sprints in Seattle. Car has been verified with Peter Hampsheir in the UK as to its authenticity, and is likely the most original PH8 on this side of the pond.
Recent Competition History
N/A Was SCCA competitor; scca rollbar number above.
Weight: 900 lbs
Engine Builder: Elden
Manufacturer: Ford - Uprated motor!
Type: Formula Ford
Horsepower: n/a was dyno'd but no sheets.
Induction: Weber as per vintage rules 32/36.
Heads: Steel - legal.
Valve Train: OHV - stock per rules; no rollers
Exhaust: New ceramic coat.
Total Time: ZERO
Titan oil pump
Capacity: 6 gal.
Fuel Pump: factory
Fuel Type: 110 racing fuel
Water Rad Location: front of chassis; redone
Water Pump: yes - on block.
Oil Cooler: yes
Oil Cooler Location: above/behind Hewland
Ignition: standard point
Battery: compact came w/car.
Data Logger: none
Gears: no spares
Shifter: legal 4-speed with reverse
Trans Cooler: none
Races: unk. freshend
see Porter Racing ad for work completed.
Differential: new drive donuts
Axles: newly chromed
Construction: Fiberglass (5) panels
Color: Dark Blue
Paint: PPG; new April 2010.
Condition: Excellent - no events on new resto.
brand new paint and livery.
Type: period tube chassis; newly powdercoated
Material: Steel Tube per regs.
Finish: newly powdercoated
Front Suspension: newly chromed - excellent
Rear Suspension: newly chromed - excellent
Shocks: unk. Konis, I did not have them rebuilt; will see on-track.
Brakes: four wheel disc; all new calipers.
Steering: above chassis! rack/pinion std.
Wheels: Magnesium newly powdercoated
Color/Finish: black seat - foam pad.
Fire System: Brand new (2) nozzle system.
Restraints: NEW; Crow 5-point dated May 2010
Guages: oil/water smiths tach
Steering Wheel: Used Mountney, could not find a new one in this size.
Condition: Tach sent to Nisonger for rebuild; new tach drive.