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1969 Herb Neal Special

Racing Past Presented by Shannons Insurance.

The construction of the Neal open wheel race car commenced in 1968 and was finished in 1969.

Herb Neal and John Hornby completed the car during a period of around 18 months.

Car # 30
Engine: 1600cc Ford Twincam
Driver: Steve Moody

The construction was very much based on the Brabham type cars of the period.

It was built using tube steel and welded using nickel-bronze and tig /argon. Front suspension is fabricated wishbones, with the ever-popular Triumph Herald uprights.

The rear uprights were hand made from billet aluminium and the car was clad in fibreglass body panels.

The engine is the ever-popular Ford Twincam and produces about 185 bhp.

The gearbox is a 5 speed Hewland dog box with a pawl type LSD. Ratios are changed to suit different circuits, top speed is approximately 140+ mph.