1968 TransAm Mustang Fire Up
My buddy Dale snapped his Crankshaft, and had 2 weeks to get it back on the track. Well, pushing almost all my clients aside, she is ready to race at Willow Springs California. DePalma Motorsports 818-904-0302
Road America GT350R Northwoods Shelby Club
Having some fun @ Road America with my Northwoods Shelby Club buddies.
We use a Jerico straight cut dog ring road race transmission. The clutch is used to get the car rolling, otherwise during on track use the driver lifts off the throttle sufficiently to allow the dog ring to be pulled out of engagement staying off the throttle just long enough to allow the dog ring to engage with the next gear. In practice, the driver can move the gear lever faster than he can move his foot off and back on to the throttle. Therefore the effective method is to apply load to the gear lever with your hand and then lift the throttle foot off and back on to the pedal as fast as physically possible. In lifting your foot, the loaded gear lever will almost involuntarily flick to the next gear before the foot is re-applied to the throttle.
Down-shifting has similar rules applied regarding speed of shift. Unloading the dogs is done in the opposite manner. While braking, the dogs must be unloaded by touching the throttle pedal. One sharp dab of the throttle is appropriate per shift. `Blipping the throttle` just before engagement is advisable if the rev drops between gears are over 1300 rpm, as this will aid engagement and stabilize the car.
This allows for much faster shifts and since there are no syncros, there are non to destroy.
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Mustang GT-1 Trans Am Racing at Road America
Take a few laps in my 1998 Mustang GT-1 TA car at Road America during the 2011 Kohler International Challenge Group 10 race as I battle current Grand Am and World Challenge cars piloted by road racing legends Jack Baldwin and Brian Kubinski. Thanks to my great crew, RT Restorations, and George and Cheri Forge from Motor Masters that helped me land this old girl right in the middle of Winner's Circle! Be sure to watch in HD and don't miss the "on the grass pass" of the Cobra Challenge car into turn 12, or the race up the hill into turn 6 to grab 2nd place from the WC Corvette.
1967 Shelby Mustang Terlingua Coupe
Original S-Code 390c/u with a 4 speed transmission. Shelby Trans Am coupe Replica:
Motor: Ford 302 Roller Block, 347c/u, Solid lifters, Probe Pistons, Aluminum Heads, Comp Cam XR-286 R-10,
Transmission: Tremec TKO600 RR Transmission
Canton 9qt. road race oil pan and windage tray
Front Suspension: Total Control upper and lower control arms, Total Control Coil-Overs, Total Control Rack & Pinion, 1 1/4" Sway Bar
Brakes: SSBC 4 Wheel Disc Brakes
Cooling: Big Block Radiator with dual electric fans
Fuel: Holly 650 d/p Carb.
22 Gallon Fuel Safe
Exhaust: JBA Headers, Magna-Flow Tubular Mufflers Side exit pipes,
Rear Suspension: Pan Hard bar, 9" Posi rear, 389:1 ratio, Spax Adj. Shocks, 5 leaf rear springs, Traction Bars,
Wheels: PSE 15" x 8" Tires: Dunlop 245/50/15,
Set-up JBA racing