Larry Tucker’s Shelby GT350R is nearing completion. One of the last jobs was to apply the period livery based on the Mark Donahue car from 1965. Roundels were painted in white with the Shelby side stripe stickers applied along the bottom of the doors. There are just a few small jobs left before the car makes its debut for the 2017 race season.
Easily one of the most desirable cars in the world. A Ford Mustang pushed to its limit by Carol Shelby for one purpose. To go racing. This car is going to be no exception. We are currently in the process of preparing this car for Larry Tucker. It is being built to FIA spec and will be seen competing in major historic GT grids from next season. The car is on its wheels now with a 9″ rear axle. We are currently sealing the bulkheads and plumbing the car for fuel and brake lines. A custom wiring loom will go in along with all the required FIA safety equipment. Watch this space for progress and up to date photos.
The rolling road is a superb tool for diagnostics. We use a gas analyzer in the exhaust to monitor the fueling whilst the vehicle is running under load. We can run the car at any speed, any rpm and at any throttle position. We can determine if the engine is running rich or week under any conditions. The rolling road can also be used to monitor the ignition system. Here we assess the fueling of a Shelby Mustang GT500. This one was running a little weak but still making a lot of power.