August 26, 2003
why we put the chassis & body back on the table, is because
the rear of the car always looked crooked.....because it was.
goes: It was the early '80s and we just finished racing at
Road Atlanta. Andy & I were preparing two Swap Shop 935s,
one for Doc Bundy and one for Desire Wilson. It was a wonderful
afternoon, I think we finished 2nd in the race, don't know
where Interscope finished. One of our buddies from the old
days was a mechanic on the Interscope Team (we'll call him
Dirk). Dirk was giving John Paul, Jr.'s sister a ride from
the pit lane to the garages at the top of the hill, so he
thought he would step on the gas. Remember, these 935's really
do make more than 700 hp. Well, you can guess what happened...
O.K., I'll tell you. The car went sideways and whacked into
another parked car, totaling the car it hit & doing a
big number on the back of the K-3. Needless to say, this was
the only accident the car had been in. So 2 things happened,
one, the car got fixed, but the bodywork was installed a little
on the piss (on the piss is a term used by the English mechanic
to mean crooked). Two, our friend, Dirk, got fired and actually
came to work for me at Gunnar Racing soon after the accident.
He is a great guy and a great mechanic, just a lousy showoff.
on the right shows the tail low on the right side.
pictures show the wing angle so we can document it for reassembly.
or not, this car has always been a great handling car, so
we want to blueprint all the specifications.
years back, Jay won the overall HSR championship with this
car, beating out even the big prototypes.
of these pictures are really for all you model guys.
restore all of these parts. The pictures are really for our
documentation. This K-3 has never been apart since its racing
this car from Danny Ongias and it had been sitting since 1983.
rear bodywork gets installed in a fixture to insure body straightness.
of some of the body seams.
the pressure regulator fuel rail, which is used on all klugelfisher
taken for reassembly.
assembly being disassembled.
the pedal assemblies we've rebuilt in 935s have always been
natural aluminum in color. This assembly had been black hard
anodized (original to delivery).
is disassembled, inspected, cleaned, polished, plated and
put back together.
have the parts in stock, i.e. bushings and new hardware, this
can be done in one day.
have been restored cosmetically.
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