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Old 16 Dec 2009, 17:05 (Ref:2600890)   #1
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Mr.Jingles should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Formula Ford - coverting to a road car via SVA

OK - the layup is this. A friend and I were chinwagging about kit cars, specifically how everything tends to fall into one of a limited number of brackets (Seven, Cobra, Supercar impersonation or - in the case of MEV etc - Atom type impersonation). Eg, nothing really exciting or extreme (maybe not a fair comment, but it was how this whole thing got started).

Anyway - not to dwell on that, we started wondering why no one had converted a race car to be a road car recently, only to find someone had done it with a vee.... this got me thinking

How hard could it honestly be to convert a Formula Ford (asume Duratec) to be roadworthy ALA the SVA, doing the absolute minimum so you could put it back into race trim in an hour or two? The ultimate in race what ya brung

Not talking great road quality driving here - don't care if it is lumpy to drive and will never clear a speedbump - just love the idea that I coudl drive it down the M4 (maybe with a fuel tanker following ) and straight into the pits.

Issues I can see straight away:

1) Heat management (need some fans that can be removed)
2) Wear and tear (mileage on the engine)
3) Getting run over by a lorry driver reading his text's
4) Fuel tank size (lack of)
5) Getting pulled.... lots

plus the obvious indicators, mirrors and other frilly bits!
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