Bob Ellis #202
It all started late one night (or was it early one morning?) after numerous tins of Jim, that we decided an XP Coupe would make a bloody neat race car. We looked at one the next day and it arrived in the shed the next week. We all looked at one another, now what??
I looked at all the different classes and decided on Competition Coupe. It was then that the work started, all unnecessary metal was removed by C.I.G. still with no set plan, but it was coming to me slowly.
A 2" chop was next, then the engine set back and removable front. More C.I.G. chassis work in the form of an LJ Toranan front end which now turns with the aid of a Commodore rack. Down the back a 9" differential was mounted utilizing a fully adjustable 4 link set up.
A small block Chev and top loader was aquired and the necessary mounts fabricated.
Inside the dash was changed from right to left hand drive.
Ready to start the cage work , it's all to high! Chop another inch out of the roof, so now it's 3" chop. Over 30 metres of tube was used in the construction of the cage, so I feel very safe behind the wheel.
I was really hoping to have it running at the 2001 Speed trials, but as the story goes, things happen. Ah well. the salt will still be there next year. Between then the car will be entered in the Brisbane Rod show to promote the DLRA. Meantime I'll bring my T bucket this year for some fun.
Bob Ellis #202