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roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2987 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

TR 8 Update, Huffaker GT 1
Posted by: roverman
Date: November 06, 2012 12:39PM

I could not find ring and pinion, lower numerically than 3.08/1. I decided to build a Yukon aluminum 9" ford, with a drag spool. This should preclude the need for a cooler, in 1/4-1.5 mile, standing start speed events. I'll be building a 4L V8, this time around. The high hp./large motor will need development time. I thing this means about 160 mph., for "flyingwedge", in April. Onward, roverman.


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2987 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: TR 8 Update 1/11/13, Huffaker GT 1
Posted by: roverman
Date: January 11, 2013 02:31PM

I ordered a Hurst Super Street shifter, through "tech" at Jeg's. This based on my input of road race usage,(M 22 box), wanting "straight" shift rods. Shifter looks fine, and then I receive the "installation kit"= + $140., and it has 3/8 spagetti, for shift rods ! This is starting to "shift" my brand loyalty. Onward, roverman.


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2987 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: TR 8 Update, Huffaker GT 1, "PICTURES"
Posted by: roverman
Date: January 16, 2013 12:31PM

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roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2987 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: TR 8 Update, Huffaker GT 1, PICTURES
Posted by: roverman
Date: January 16, 2013 02:09PM

Regarding photos above, not the best, but you get the idea. I'm not proud of the way the car has been stored, since 1985, but I'm doing a full restoration-now. Bolt-on alterations-only, to upgrade for Mojave 1.5 mile,(April 2013). Lot's to accomplish, for the April run. Cheers, roverman.



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DC Townsend
David Townsend
Vermont
(406 posts)

Registered:
11/21/2007 12:22PM

Main British Car:
'78 B (almost done) 30-over SBF, dry sump

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Re: TR 8 Update, Huffaker GT 1
Posted by: DC Townsend
Date: January 16, 2013 07:01PM

Art,
Is the mesh on the driver's side floor over top of the sheet metal or in place of it? Hard to tell from the photo. Looks to be a great ride when completed.

David


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2987 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: TR 8 Update, Huffaker GT 1
Posted by: roverman
Date: January 16, 2013 08:08PM

David, mesh is on top of original floor pan, just how Huffaker built it.Calling on our collective wisdom, how to I take care of the surface rust, on the floor, under the mesh, without removing it ? If I sand blast, I'll never get all of the sand out. Otherwise, I plan to get a lot of jollies, in this E-ticket ride. Just posted some pic's of "AC 6.1", in the Healey section. Cheers, roverman.



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WedgeWorks1
Mike Perkins
Ellicott City, Maryland
(460 posts)

Registered:
07/06/2008 08:07AM

Main British Car:
1980 Triumph TR8 3.5 Litre Rover V8

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Re: TR 8 Update, Huffaker GT 1
Posted by: WedgeWorks1
Date: January 17, 2013 09:23AM

I am confused as to why you would not bring it back to Vintage GT1 specifications? If you think about it there was Slagle's coupe and convertible GT1 cars. There were probably 2 or 3 Huffaker convertibles and 2 or 3 coupes. There was one other GT1 TR8 running with them. I have not seen any of the Huffaker cars back on the track or even brought to exist? You could get away with running a 4 bolt main 4.0 liter engine to run in the class and transmission is open and so is the rear but if those parts are with the car and it is complete why not? Just my .00000999999 cents worth.



roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2987 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: TR 8 Update, Huffaker GT 1
Posted by: roverman
Date: January 17, 2013 11:28AM

Mike and clan. NO cutting on the car ! Maxton nose and possible belly pan, is only for straight line speed events.I have no current plans to run SCCA GT1. Putting the car back to Huffaker spec', will be very simple. Why use up the long obsolete race 5 speed or rear end ?Going the other extreme,I have no desire to compete for points in VARA, , with their restrictions. This is the "H5" car that Lee Mueller, among other's, drove for Huffaker. Cheers, roverman.



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DC Townsend
David Townsend
Vermont
(406 posts)

Registered:
11/21/2007 12:22PM

Main British Car:
'78 B (almost done) 30-over SBF, dry sump

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Re: TR 8 Update, Huffaker GT 1
Posted by: DC Townsend
Date: January 17, 2013 05:34PM

"Calling on our collective wisdom, how to I take care of the surface rust, on the floor, under the mesh, without removing it ? "

I've great success with Eastwood's rust conversion products (they actually seem to work as advertised). They come in both aersol as well as quarts, etc. and spray on for simple application. That way, no removing the mesh, assuming you can get decent penetration spraying through it. Otherwise, I think you'll need to remove it, deal with rust, paint, replace it.


Phillip G
Phillip Leonard
Kansas City
(395 posts)

Registered:
02/03/2008 04:12PM

Main British Car:
1992 MG RV8 Rover 3.5

Re: TR 8 Update, Huffaker GT 1
Posted by: Phillip G
Date: February 01, 2013 12:45PM

Art,

Thanx for the pics of your Huffaker TR8 GT1 racer !

I hope to someday see it at the racetrack.

keep them on the track,

phillip g


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2987 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: TR 8 Update, Huffaker GT 1
Posted by: roverman
Date: February 01, 2013 01:29PM

Phillip, As I do yours. Cheers, roverman.


rtope
M. Ray Tope

(9 posts)

Registered:
08/08/2010 01:35AM

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Re: TR 8 Update, Huffaker GT 1
Posted by: rtope
Date: May 14, 2013 07:07PM

In the pictures from 1-16-13, what type of Rear disk brake system was Huffaker using in the car, and what size were the rotors & calipers???


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2987 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: TR 8 Update, Huffaker GT 1
Posted by: roverman
Date: May 15, 2013 05:17PM

Ray, AP Lockheed, 4 piston and 10.5" vented rotors ? I'll need to check. I'll be converting to a full-float 8" Ford rear. Trans is M22 Muncie. Onward, roverman.


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1259 posts)

Registered:
05/14/2010 03:06AM

Main British Car:
What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: TR 8 Update, Huffaker GT 1
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: May 17, 2013 04:08AM

Art!
Pretty cool car. Don't know how I missed the earlier pics.
Must have been the brain damage from the pool accident.
If you need help just yell. We aren't really that far away.
I'd love to be part of putting that car back on the track.
Cheers
Fred


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2987 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: TR 8 Update, Huffaker GT 1
Posted by: roverman
Date: May 17, 2013 11:26AM

Thanks Fred, as Mike says, we don't see "any" of these cars, anymore. I'm really glad I saved it, all these years. Not saying I woun't, but the thought of road racing this, in SCCA, doesn't appeal to me at this time. I am determined to at least do track days and such. Cheers, roverman.



tr8
Paul MacDonald
Canada
(33 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2008 04:07PM

Main British Car:
TR8 Coupe Rover 4.0

Re: TR 8 Update, Huffaker GT 1
Posted by: tr8
Date: February 09, 2019 06:18PM

Any updates on the car?


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2987 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: TR 8 Update, Huffaker GT 1
Posted by: roverman
Date: February 12, 2019 12:43PM

How the time flies... I must be having fun ? It's not like me-BUT, I may have come to my senses. Put the car back as it was built, excepting with a 4.0L block. Car is dirty/neglected, but not that bad to restore. This will be blast to show and drive, just as Huffaker built it. Onward, art.


tr8
Paul MacDonald
Canada
(33 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2008 04:07PM

Main British Car:
TR8 Coupe Rover 4.0

Re: TR 8 Update, Huffaker GT 1
Posted by: tr8
Date: February 13, 2019 09:13AM

Great plan, glad the car will not be modified, too unique for that.


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