After prompting by a mate of his we encountered at some road works during our return to the Classics Museum on the weekend of the national rally Gordon finally heeded Philip Meyer's call for members to show off their cars in the Club Cars section of the website. On April 7 2015 I was pleased to receive the story of the cars development so far and several photos with the request to include them on our web site.
These were duly sent to Patrick Harlow our web master who was a bit busy to load them straight away.
Sadly within a short time we received the news of Gordon's unexpected passing, his funeral being on April 22. We decided to hold off entry of Gordon's car until the family had a chance to decide its future.
We are now very pleased to include the car in the dual names of Gordon
and Julian Lennox, Julian being the youngest son and keen on his Dad's
rather special creation has taken over custody of the car.
The engine had been reconditioned 10 years previously but had done less than a 1000 k's. Gordon had fitted an Airsensors fuel injection system to it prior to that, but after the reco the hotwire on the air mass sensor had broken and was too expensive to replace which was why it was parked up. The trans had been rebuilt by Trevor McLean of Papakura Automatics (R.I.P) and he dealt to it severely. He told Gordon there was nothing he do to the engine that will ever worry the trans. He also provided him with the cam which he reckoned was perfect for street performance and fuel economy.
A 465 holley was
recently fitted to replace the injection, lp electric fuel pump
and regulator. It has headers with a 2 1/2 inch exhaust and flowmaster
muffler. It has an electronic distributor and finned alloy rockers.
The car has been
The car has beenlowered 2 inches on heavy duty coils and gas shocks on the rear with gas for the front in the near future. The brakes have been fully reconditioned. Power steering has been fitted and most of the bushes have been replaced throughout. The wheels are 18 x 8 front and 18 x 9 1/2 rear Ridler R695's shod with 255/35 front 285/35 rear tyres.
The body was stripped out and cleaned and painted Absolute Red with black accents. The interior had been done 12 years ago so just needed a good tidy and he tinted the windows 35%. A last job was the fitting of a Pioneer stereo with USB, SD card and bluetooth capabilities.