Race Retro and Gordon Murray's 750 car

From the original drawings, Andrew has been building a chassis designed by Gordon Murray in the 1970's but never completed.
Innovative for its time and very lightweight the chassis will be on display at Race Retro this week end.
Andy and I will be there on the Friday so if you want see what Racekits can do for you or just have a chat with us please drop in.


Suitable Transverse Gearboxes

We are often asked which gearboxes to use with the Falcon or other transverse-engined 750 cars.
On the Gallery page, I have put a table of the most commonly available gearboxes with the standard 5th gear ratio and also with the Ron Welsh 1:1 straight cut 5th gear which can be fitted without dismantling the main gearbox.
One table gives the individual ratios and the other gives the overall ratios.
For comparison I have also shown the overall ratios for a race Reliant gearbox with a 3.9 and a 4.2 final drive.
The 900cc Seicento gearbox is different from the others and needs an adaptor plate to fit the FIRE engine. This is not suitable for the Falcon.  Of the other gearboxes the Grande Punto and  Punto 55 Cabriolet  can make use of the standard 5th gear , but in my opinion would  be better with the Ron Welsh 1:1 5th gear. The others really need the 1:1 gear for 5th to be of any use at all
The Grande Punto  has a  higher torque capacity than the earlier versions and is the one I have used in my Falcon since it was first built.


Autosport International Show is over

Andy and I had a good time at the Autosport International show with plenty of interest in the very good looking Fareham College built Falcon. 

falcon autosport pic.jpg

In the meantime we are developing a lot of improvements to our own car that can be incoroporated into future kits.

I have added a link on the links page to Mark Glovers build blog that he wrote while building his own Falcon -the car in which Mark took 2nd place in the championship this year.




Autosport International

The Fareham College built Rcaekits Falcon will be on display on the 750 MotorClub stand at the Autosport show.

Andrew and I will be there too. So if you want to have a chat about 750 Formula racing in general or Racekits cars in particular come along and see us there.        Martin