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Tom Green's Sprint/Hillclimb Car

WSCC Competition Secretary Tom Green has bought the GT3 racer built by Andy Dawson and featured elsewhere on this site. Here are some more pictures and details of this unique car.

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View into the cockpit shows sturdy cage, carbon dash panel and Stack instrumentation - the car is bristling with sensors and the data can be downloaded to a laptop after each run.

Heart of the beast is this 380HP 5 litre John Eales Rover. The engine runs on 4 sets of Jenvey throttle bodies controlled by a Motec engine management system. The engine is solid mounted as a stressed member and is bolted directly to the (strengthened) bulkhead using the bolt-holes that normally attach the engine to the bellhousing.


front suspension

Andy Dawson designed front suspension uses coil-over shocks with remote mounted reservoirs. The front track is much wider than the rear.

The interior panels are all fastened with quick release clips so that they can be removed for access to the gearbox and propshaft. Unfortunately this was needed on the day these pictures were taken as the clutch was slipping badly.


'box out

After removing the propshaft bolts the gearbox can be removed from the custom bellhousing by undoing 4 bolts. A detachable brace in the tunnel allows the gearbox to be removed through the passenger footwell.

Here is the custom bellhousing. This is bolted to the bulkhead and contains the 7.5" triple plate clutch and a concentric hydraulic release bearing. The bellhousing is held in by 5 bolts and comes out the same way as the gearbox.


© Ian Crocker
Last updated on Aug 23rd 1999