Customer cars at 72nd Goodwood Members Meeting 2014.
On track and at the workshop.
Customer supplied central carbon fibre honeycomb tub and exterior body panels. ARRC developed chrome-moly tube chassis to integrate with tub and provide backbone structure to mount engine, gearbox, rear suspension, front suspension and steering.
Overview of gearbox and rear suspension. Audi gearbox with cable operated shift mechanism designed and built by ARRC. Late model XJ6 rear uprights are modified to attach fabricated wishbones by ARRC. Adjustable rear anti-roll bar by ARRC.
Removable cross member provided to allow for easy gearbox removal.
Note that drive shafts were not installed at the time of this picture.
Front and rear bodywork hinges designed to allow easy access to front suspension and engine/gear box.
Oval plates on the inside of the rear bodywork are wing mounts. When the bodywork is closed these rest on oval cups allowing the down force to be fed into the rear chassis.
Rear bodywork shown in raised position which allows easy access to engine, gear box and rear suspension.
Engine cradle part of rear chassis and showing typical detail of attachment to rear of tub.
Engine is 400 bhp, supercharged, 4 litre, V8 from Jaguar XKR.
View of engine bay from low on left hand side showing removable top tube and how its' top end sandwiches the honeycomb of the tub and attaches to the roll bar.
Mounting for rear screen with short tube struts on removable top tube plus sheet metal shaped to frame and support the screen.
Front suspension during development. Based on Jaguar XK8 upright and wishbones with the possibility to add shims to adjust the geometry.
Shifter end of cable linkage to gear box and adjustable pedal box to allow for different drivers with fixed seat.
Also seen the spreader plates which transfer the load from the front suspension mounts seen above.
Astra column and rack showing mounts.
Project arrived with tub and bodywork, developed using primarily Jaguar parts to make complete car.
Corvette updated and prepared to current racing standards.
Comprehensive roll cage with door X, roof X, screen bar, back braces and seat belt attachment tube. Work also included repositioning the Accusump reservoir seen below the seat belt tube.
Fully fabricated dash and console with period instruments and black crackle finish. Other work included fitting the Lifeline fire extinguisher system and the ignition kill switch seen mounted on the dash.
Door cards in aluminium with crackle finish.
Detail of front down tube by the a-pillar. The tube goes through the fibreglass sill to the metal chassis below with the aluminium plate refilling the gap.
ARRC supplied and fitted window net.
Details of the window net mounting. The back end of the top tube fits through a tab on the main loop of the roll cage; a tab at the front of the tube engages a latch mechanism at the top of the a-pillar tube of the roll cage. The bottom of the net is permanently attached to the door X.
Finished car ready to race. Picture by owner
We've worked on several GT40's installing roll cages and more comprehensive work.
Classic 50's sports car
The original chassis was in poor condition after an active life.Complete replacement was the most appropriate action.