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  • 02-10-2016, 06:42
    Quote Originally Posted by Plumpcars View Post
    I thought the '57 was Dave Riswick's car?
    Yes that's Riswick's '57. The pic is on here with some others...

    JWR Archives 2
  • 23-09-2016, 05:52
    I thought the '57 was Dave Riswick's car?
  • 22-09-2016, 21:06
    Earlyist Tri's at the Pod ?
  • 16-10-2009, 15:43
    Quote Originally Posted by Stitch View Post
    Hi Martin,
    You need to put the url for the picture in between the [img] tags .... [img]...image url here...[/img]

    Just had another look and I'm not so sure it is a T70 , maybe a Mclaren Elva but the exhausts are throwing me a bit , I expect Roger will be able to tell us .

    I'd never seen or heard of that 57 before , wonder if it might have belonged to a US Serviceman posted here

    Trying to make out what that is in the Gordon Keeble picture with the Mk1 Cortina back lights , nice reg on it BELL 13 ELL

    Sorry to be late Ron what a brilliant thread, it's not a T70, as someone else has said a Mclaren M8 or similar. The exhaust is a bit wierd but if it's anything like a T70 (and they were very like T70s) the exhust burns the back bodywork unless they are moving.
    More importantly what a thread, I have never seen or heard of this '57 before and with 427, wow!!!
  • 14-10-2009, 20:52
    yep, same guy Ken....
  • 14-10-2009, 19:32
    Great detective work Nick. That article you posted on the 57 was written by Mike Collins. Was that the same Mike Collins who was at movienite?
  • 12-10-2009, 20:38
    My old man had the L36 (i think) with a rated 390hp. More like 300bhp. He's sorted that out by replacing the engine with 530hp.

    As for the L88, I imagine it would be a bit of pig to drive for most normal people. A mag did test one at the time and they were getting 11's I think. Wonder how it priced up compared to the 435 rated one.
  • 12-10-2009, 20:29
    Quote Originally Posted by 30psi View Post
    Ah I understand the phase 3 now. The L88 was stupidly rated at 430hp even though it was alot more than the 435hp option. Reputed to be 500+bhp

    That was done to stop average Joe public from buying the L88 and going for the 435HP instead. The serious buyers knew the score but local flash kid with money would walk into a showroom and just order the highest hp rated Vette, the 435 horse. Although still a hot machine it was reasonably owner friendly. The factory really wanted L88's to go to true enthusiasts.
    I 'only' have a 435hp but I'm not complaining!
  • 12-10-2009, 20:24
    There's a new book out on Motion Performance. I have one on order so looking forward to that.
  • 12-10-2009, 20:21
    Quote Originally Posted by Stitch View Post
    The L88 was a factory Corvette option rated at 430hp , the Baldwin Motion Phase III was rated at 500+hp , quote from Joel Rosen....
    Ah I understand the phase 3 now. The L88 was stupidly rated at 430hp even though it was alot more than the 435hp option. Reputed to be 500+bhp
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