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1964 Competition Press and Autoweek

1964 Competition Press and Autoweek

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1964 Competition Press and Autoweek Ford GT40 coverage.
1964 Competition Press and Autoweek Ford GT40 coverage.

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USAC'srulescommitteemethereTuesday tomakeseveralfar-reachlngrec- ommendationsforactionbythe club'sboardofdirectorsinSept- ember.Amongtheitems: .Thecommittee,bya12to
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racingwhichgoesintoeffectJan. 1,1977.Itwoulddoomthecurrent 4.2-literdisplacement(255cu.in.) usedatIndy,althoughthissizeen-gineauldstillbeusedondirt tracksafter1967.*TOfurtherencourageinterna- tionalinterchangeofdriversand carsthroughuseofuniformlimits, thecommitteevotedaminimum weightlimitonchampionshipcars of1100ibs.after1967,afigurebe- lowthatofanycaratlndythisyear. *Thepresent15-inchminimum onwheeldiametersforchampton- shipcarswasextendedonlythru 1966,possiblytoallowforsmaller sizes,currentlypopularinEurope. *Asub-committeeu,asformed tocomeupwithaproposedrule tobanshroudedwheelssuch
as
thoseusedonMickeyThompson's carsthisyear.Thompsontoldthe committeethatwindtunneltests Showedthatthefendersonhiscars producedonly
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poundsoflifton thefrontend,butinactualrunning itcouldpossiblyaccountforsev- eralhundredpoundsoflift. *Amongotherproposalsdis- cussed
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