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Hot!Falcon's MR2

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2017/02/08 09:33:53 (permalink)
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Falcon's MR2

I thought i'd post a few pics of Dougs MR2 at Wakefield. (thanks Anthony Oh from AO Graphics for the great photos)
Hopefully he'll provide some info on his car for this to become a showroom thread....
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    Re: Falcon's MR2 2019/02/19 20:34:32 (permalink)
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    I hope some of you blokes might be interested in this little nasty thing.
    I went out to Lakeside Raceway to cheer for the MR2 guys who were competing in the ICC event.
    The rear suspension uprights began to mildly attract my attention then the name also made a bit of
    an impression too. Hang on, that's my suspension geometry!
    Right beside the MR2s, about four metres from where I was standing talking to the guys.
    It could have been over somewhere else in the pits and I may not have seen it.
    Over a period of about two years I designed and constructed it and finally got it operating and
    CAMS registered in 1978. FORTY YEARS ago. That was in Adelaide.
    After some years I sold it interstate and lost track of it. Then it turns up here. Amazing.
    And amazing that it still exists. Most race cars don't live long lives.
    The owner had been trying to find if I was still kicking too! We where both a bit tickled.
    Sure made my day.
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    Re: Falcon's MR2 2019/02/19 21:05:29 (permalink)
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    Thats incredible Doug. Did you get any other pics of the car? I never realised that you built machines like that. You're obviously not just a pretty face...

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    Re: Falcon's MR2 2019/02/19 21:47:33 (permalink)
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    Wow that's a cool story. Nice one, Doug!

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    Re: Falcon's MR2 2019/02/19 22:04:00 (permalink)
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    WOW!! totally cool story Doug.

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    Re: Falcon's MR2 2019/02/19 22:49:12 (permalink)
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    I have a couple more which has kinda ruined the illusion of a pretty face though Rick.
    This one was the third one I designed over a few years. First was a rear/mid mount dirt track mongrel thing that very nearly killed a mate. I got sick of building nice high compression engines
    and then letting them swallow rocks and gravel. Wasn't overly impressed getting hit in the mouth and face by the rocks that didn't go down the bell mouth of the carby. I was dumb enough to try to win my heats. In the finals I'd start somewhere down the back. REVERSE GRID !!! Dumbo.
     

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    Re: Falcon's MR2 2019/02/20 11:09:32 (permalink)
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    Thanks for the story. A good read. 
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    Re: Falcon's MR2 2019/02/22 16:05:48 (permalink)
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    Amazing car Doug!
    Can you give us a run down on the specs and what it was built for?
    Must be a bunch of stories to go with it!

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    Re: Falcon's MR2 2019/02/23 07:39:03 (permalink)
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    Thanks for the positive comments fellas. Didn't know if it would be gladly accepted here but I did want to share.
    Be careful what you wish for Aaron as there are many funny stories.
    When I first got it running we took it to Adelaide International Raceway for some testing but didn't give it any full angry standing starts. Was quite pleased with it's handling, brakes etc. so entered it for my first crack at Collingrove Hillclimb, A fair bit of interest when it came out of the trailer for the first time and I heard mutterings to the effect  "Well that aint gunna bloody work, no chance."  I give it whatfor off the line and the b*##~~d thing collapses a little piece of light walled tube supporting the final drive. Put it back in the trailer. Lots of giggles.
    Next meeting. No breakages. Starting to get my eye in after four runs up the hill. Quicker each run.
    Same blokes that were originally doing the muttering were now my best mates and had tape measures all over the bloody thing.
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    Re: Falcon's MR2 2019/02/23 15:01:33 (permalink)
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    That's great to see you finally found it! Recall a few conversations about this over the years. Very happy for you Doug. 

     
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