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Thread: SCCA regional events in Texas etc. 1960s-70s through the lens of Jerry Melton

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    Are we to conclude that the TR6's ignition has been tampered with?

    Modern-style coils mounted low down, crank trigger ignition?

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    Ray,
    That is a prototype of what we hope will be the next generation TR 6 Supercharger system.
    The first type had a modified Holley 2300 downdraft carb. which after a while did not work so well.
    I can't say much more except it is a GM type coil pack ignition with a single point fuel injection system.
    Moss has made a special throttle body, it has sensors for throttle position, crankshaft and MAP etc.
    The original distributor is in there so the tachometer cable can be utilized.

    p.s. It is not on the market yet.

    Ken

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    It is always good to see someone has done well after being a race driver.
    Bill Marsh is a good example, as he has established a very successful Auto Group with his family at Traverse City and Saginaw in the state of Michigan.

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    Bill Marsh in his Formula B / 2 Brabham BT 21. July 1969.
    (Jerry Melton photo.)

    A site regarding Bill Marsh in 2019.
    https://www.billmarsh.com/dealership/about.htm


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    Some of the Formula Open Wheel Class cars at Waterford Hills. July 1969.
    Formula C cars
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    F-C Stanguellini FJR Alfa 1300cc DOHC Pete Klain Owner/Driver# 44

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    Formula Fords. (Note the early type wing arrangement on the last FF. # 39 )
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    (Jerry Melton photos..)

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    car no 33, and car no 3 in the photos above are fomula 'C' going on the info on the side of the car. both are using weber side draft carbs as well

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    Both of those FFords look a lot like Lotus 20s, though the first one looks to have a different nose and windscreen...

    The FC cars both seem to have Brabham wheels. But maybe I'm wrong with the Kasprowicz car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by khyndart in CA View Post
    Ray,
    That is a prototype of what we hope will be the next generation TR 6 Supercharger system.
    The first type had a modified Holley 2300 downdraft carb. which after a while did not work so well.
    I can't say much more except it is a GM type coil pack ignition with a single point fuel injection system.
    Moss has made a special throttle body, it has sensors for throttle position, crankshaft and MAP etc.
    The original distributor is in there so the tachometer cable can be utilized.

    p.s. It is not on the market yet.

    Ken
    Ken H - I wondered about the " wireless " Dizzy too !!
    Guess they will make a cap to cover the lead holes !!

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    It would be more fun to run dummy wires to the dipstick to make onlookers guess some more...

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    It is amusing how one "dizzy' cap gets so much attention.
    Perhaps the dummy wires would be interesting or a pen holder etc. .. etc..
    It would have been so much easier to have some ignition boots put on the cap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Bell View Post
    It would be more fun to run dummy wires to the dipstick to make onlookers guess some more...
    Love it Ray .. then they would plaster it all over Facebook !!

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    One driver who competed at this track in 1969 was a young 22 yr.old, Chuck Bartlebaugh, who drove a McLaren 1 C Can Am car # 79 against various fields. He raced this car for several years including the 1974 Mid-Ohio Can Am race which included Porsche 917/10s and Shadow DN 4s etc ! (Imagine the speed difference !)
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    (Jerry Melton photos..)

    Perhaps due to the racing experience against "The Bear" Denis Hulme, helped Chuck prepare for his later career change where he now lives close to where our daughter lives in Missoula, Montana. (See the site below.)

    http://www.bebearaware.org/AboutChuck/aboutchuck.html


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