What type of formula car?

Re: What type of formula car?

Postby gt350shelb » May 22nd, 2019, 9:18 pm

This was an interesting approach torsion bars instead of coil overs front and rear. the decarbon shocks are dated 1971/


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Re: What type of formula car?

Postby gt350shelb » May 22nd, 2019, 9:20 pm

this also came with the car but im sure it is from another car ...... has anyone see one painted this way anywhere?


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Re: What type of formula car?

Postby gt350shelb » May 22nd, 2019, 9:25 pm

compare the roll hoop and the front control arms sans coilovers/ and the fuel cell info matched the #5 nickle
If anyone has any other photos of this car I would love to see them !

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Re: What type of formula car?

Postby BLS » May 22nd, 2019, 10:37 pm

The roll bar in the picture and your car is a dead give away IMO. Since the roll bar design is a bit unusual and quite wide, it's not something you'll see very often. They definitely match.
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Re: What type of formula car?

Postby JerrodBy » June 25th, 2019, 6:15 am

That type of a roll bar isn't used in any other model?
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Re: What type of formula car?

Postby BLS » June 25th, 2019, 10:32 pm

It's unusual to me. The width and shape are rather distinctive, nothing I can recall seeing before.
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Re: What type of formula car?

Postby gt350shelb » July 1st, 2019, 9:37 pm

Earl Nicewarner 1971 Super Vee Season in the Nickle #5:



Daytona 16th

Talledega 4th

Road America DNF

Riverside 9th

Leguna Seca 11th



3 points total

5th in SCCA FSV in Northeast Divisional Championship



For 1972:



Sebring 11th

Watkins Glen 10th

Road Atlanta 9th

Road America 15th

Lime Rock 18th



1972 SCCA Nationals May 17th at Cumberland, Maryland 1st and May 30th at Lime Rock Park, Connecticut 2nd.



1976 SCCA Nationals June 27th at Summit Point 3rd; July 18th at Watkins Glen 2nd and August 22 at Summit Point 4th.



In 1977 Nicewarner moved to Formula Ford.
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