Tornado Polo shirts
Official Tornado Polo shirts are now available as worn at the National Kitcar show at Stoneleigh by the company representatives on the exhibition stand. Available sizes are S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL and 5XL. The shirts are Royal Blue in a 50/50 polyester and Cotton fabric. The shirts feature the Tornado Sports Car company logo embroidered on the left front chest and the logo with wording and GT40 embroidered on the rear.
Aluminium shock absorbers
We have now introduced all new CNC machined billet shock absorber units. These are CNC machined from Aluminium billet to our specifications and are the new standard units for the Tornado TSC GT40 replica. They are supplied in car sets of 4 including coil over springs, spacers and all fixings.
8 Stack Weber IDF carb set up
We now have available 8 stack IDF carb systems complete including inlet manifolds, carbs, linkages, fuel line kits and cold air turkey trays. As these kits have been so difficult to obtain already modified to suit the GT40 application, we have decided to start producing a custom made package.
Carbs are available in a choice of both 44 and 48 IDF sizes.
Manifolds are available with and without a vacuum take off port for brake servos.
Fuel line kits are available in both push on rubber fuel hose as original or in aeroquip type fittings with braided stainless fuel hoses.
Improved speedo trigger wheel

 

Now available is a new electronic speedo sensor trigger wheel.
The wheel has 40 teeth which gives an improved smoother signal over the 6 CV joint cap screw heads usually used to generate a signal.
The trigger wheel bolts directly to the CV joint and is supplied in two halves to save having to remove the driveshaft and CV joint for installation.
The calibration code in the speedo unit will need to be changed to get the correct readings with the new wheel.
To do this simply multiply the existing figure by 6.666.
The signal is also much cleaner as the sensor is reading on a flat surface as opposed to the curved cap screw resulting in a smoother more accurate reading on the speedo needle.
Rear upgraded hand brake kit

 

A new more effective high static hold rear handbrake caliper conversion kit is now available. The calipers feature a die cast body with a forged cable attachment arm and weigh just 1.5 kgs each. The kit includes a pair of rear calipers, 2 sets of high friction composite metallic pads, adapter mounting brackets, all required bolts and fixings and handbrake cable end fittings. The kit is easy to install and bolts on in minutes. An installation video can be seen here at the following link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ke89jDEalHA

 

 

 
Curved plastic rear window

 

 

 

GT40 replica rear window options have always been either a flat plastic window secured with screws which was prone to sag
due to the heat of the engine or a shaped and curved glass window which was bonded in place.
We have now produced tooling to be able to manufacture a shaped and curved plastic rear window.
As a high temperature is used to form the curvature of the window this will totally eliminate any sag due to the heat of the engine
which is much lower than the forming temperature used during manufacture.
Screws that match those in the side windows and light covers can be used for fixings to give an original look which is not possible when using the glass window.

Yet another first from Tornado Sports Cars!

 

 

Bill board tyre lettering kits

 

 

 

New improved Billboard lettering kits are now available again.
You can letter your modern road tyres to look like historic race tyres.
Kits include lettering , adhesive, tyre cleaner and instructions.
Any known style of lettering is available including pin stripes for tyres such as Goodyear Blue streaks etc.
Prices vary depending on the number of letters etc.
These letters are not just masked and painted but are proper actual white rubber letters which are 2mm thick bonded in position using the special glue supplied in the kit.

 

 

14" Diameter replica steering wheel

 

We have now introduced a new 14" diameter version of our popular GT40 replica steering wheel.
Already available in 15" as original and a smaller 13" diameter, some customers feel the 15" version is too large and the 13" version is too small, so the 14" version offers the best of both Worlds.
None of our replica steering wheels feature a laser etched logo in one of the wheel spokes which is not an original feature of a GT40 steering wheel.
All wheels are supplied in Black leather with satin Black slotted wheel spokes as original.
All wheels are supplied with an aluminium center wheel boss, badge and fixings pack.
A removable aluminium quick release steering boss adapter plate is also available.

 

 

 

New and improved GT40 Replica Seat

 

 

We have now introduced a more original looking version of the iconic GT40 replica seat
These feature more brass rings in the original GT40 square pattern without any stitching. The earlier version has an oblong pattern with interconnecting stitching which is not correct.
The seat bases are the same as the original with the stretched webbing for maximum comfort.
The pictures show an Alcantara seat and a Leather seat both with Brass rings and the seats are also available in Leatherette with brass or nickle eyelets.
These are the best looking most comfortable GT40 replica seats available anywhere.

 

 

 

 

New engine top vent panel
Now available are new engine top vent panels as original featuring the correct number and size of louvres.
Manufactured in mirror polished Aluminium and supplied complete with stainless steel fixing screws.
Supplied pre drilled and trimmed to size by our CNC cutting machine.
Rear body vent panels are also available to match and are sold in pairs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
Billboard Avon Tyres

 

 

Avon CR6ZZ tyres supplied by Tornado Sports Cars are now available with the Avon Billboard logo applied to the side wall.

The lettering is applied using the same method as used back in the day for a vintage look.

This option is only available when purchasing both wheels and tyres as a package.

A Goodyear Eagle version will be available in the near future.

 

 

 

LUCAS 608 GT40 INTERIOR MIRROR

 

 

A Lucas 608 Mirror as fitted to original GT40's complete with an aluminium mounting are now available.

The Mirror features an aluminium embossed casing and riveted construction as original .

The Mirror can be mounted directly to the front screen or the headlining.

We recommend mounting to the headlining as the pressure required to adjust the Mirror on the screen can result in cracking the front screen.

The mirror incorporates a dipping function as original operated by the sliding lever.

 

 

 

 

GURNEY WESLAKE VALVE COVERS

 

 

A new and improved version of the Gurney Weslake valve covers is now available.

The top fins have been replaced with one long continuous fin to give a much more accurate look and the mounting boss positions have been improved.

These covers are a direct fit onto any heads which a standard Ford 302 rocker cover will fit.

They will clear most roller rocker set ups but a spacer kit in a range of thicknesses is also available for additional clearance if required.

They are supplied complete with fixings and sold in pairs and are supplied in a raw blasted aluminium finish and are fully machined but are not drilled for breathers or oil fillers.

We can supply them machined for push in breathers or fillers if required.

The attached picture is of the new casting pattern which is why it is finished in red.

 

 

 

The latest new version of the Knock on hub wheel spinner

 

 

The latest new version of the Knock on hub wheel spinner is now available.
 
It features the shorter more star shaped ears and a reduced ear angle to reduce stick out on the front wheels caused by the shallow off set of the wheels.

These were used on the front wheels of the Gulf cars with a regular spinner used on the rear but I have seen some original cars that use this spinner front and rear.
 
We also have wheel nuts available which are 75 mm AF which means we are able to offer 3 alternative types of wheel fixings.

 

 

Gulf roof section vent

 

 

A Gulf GT40 single roof vent as on 1075 is now available.

It can be recessed flush into the roof outer skin and made functional by cutting a slot through the roof outer skin beneath the vent and then cutting a hole in the roof inner skin to allow cockpit ventilation as on 1075.

Manufactured in Aluminium.

 

 

Front and rear body section restraint cables

 

 

New body section restraint cable kits are now available.
These can be fitted to replace the rear body section stays that were previously available.
The kit consists of cable, hooks, swivel end clips and fixings pack all in stainless steel to prevent rusting.
The same kit can also be used to restrain the front body section.

 

 

Super heavy duty starter motor

 

 

A new super heavy duty ultra torque starter motor featuring a steel gear insert for use on both EFI and carburetor equipped engines.
This starter is both compact and powerful and ideal for use on EFI engines with up to a 10:1 compression ratio.

These starter motors feature an integral solenoid and use permanent magnets instead of field coils.
A direct replacement fit to our cast aluminium Renault to Ford/Coyote/Chevrolet small block engine bell housing conversion kits.

 

 

Gurney roof bubble

 

 

A new MK1 GT40 roof bubble is now available in the slightly lower height of 1 3/4" than our previous version which has now been available for the last 30 years or so.
The new version has a shaped mounting flange that is curved to exactly match the curvature of the door top to avoid door top distortion.
Virtually all other available roof bubbles have a flat flange that distorts the door top when screwed directly to the door top resulting in a poorly fitting door top into the roof section.
We now have roof bubbles in 3 different heights of 1 1/4", 1 3/4" and 2 1/2" and in both Mk1 and MK2 styles.

 

 

ZFQ and QBE62G Transaxle Gearbox

 

 

We are now supplying the latest new version of the ZFQ transaxle which has been renamed the QBE62G and is supplied including a bellhousing to suit the Ford Windsor small block engine. The following details have been provided by the manufacturer.
Quaife designed the QBE62G to provide a modern, uprated, robust replacement transmission for the ZF DS-25/2 gearbox as used in the Ford GT40, DeTomaso Pantera, BMW M1 and many other mid-engined supercars.
The fitment, major dimensions, gearchange location and shift system used on the Quaife QBE62G replicate the ZF DS-25/2 gearbox, while the five speed ‘H-pattern’ layout and distinctive ‘dog-leg’ first gear location are also retained to ensure authenticity.
Developed in conjunction with a British-based replica manufacturer, Quaife has ensured that the unit’s length allows for easy installation into Ford GT40 type cars, but QBE62G is also suitable for numerous mid-engine replica and kit car applications.
Key engineering details include the use of 85mm shaft centres and an ultra-reliable hypoid crownwheel and pinion, which enables the QBE62G transaxle to handle a maximum recommended 500bhp. Helical gears are included with a synchromesh gear selection, minimising gear noise and ensuring everyday usability.
A Quaife oil pump and clutch lever assembly are available as optional extras.
Key features of the Quaife QBE62G 5-Speed, ‘H’ pattern ZF replacement transaxle gearbox include:-
85mm shaft centres and hypoid crown-wheel and pinion to handle high output engines
REM Superfinished gears as standard
Fitment, major dimensions and gear-change input replicates original ZF DS-25/2
5-speed H-pattern with ‘dog-leg’ 1st, as per original ZF DS-25/2
Standard GT40 or inverted, (3.750 ratio only), De Tomaso fitment
Helical gears and synchromesh gear selection
Quaife ATB differential included in design
Gear Ratios
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
2.533 1.619 1.200 0.929 0.742
Final Drive Ratios
3.500
3.750

 

 

New Tachometer

 

 

We have now introduced a new Tachometer to our standard instrument set. Its 0 to 8000 rpm and now features a 6500 rpm to 7000 rpm red sector as on original GT40 Tachometers. The bezel is IVA compliant as standard.

 

 

 

 

Racing Wing Mirrors

 

 

We now have available classic chrome racing mirrors the same as those fitted to many original GT40s back in the 60's.
The mirrors are mounted direct to the front wings.
Sold in pairs complete with all fixings.

 

 

 


Door top capping strips

 

 

We have now introduced a more accurate version of the door top capping strips which were fitted to original GT40's in order to prevent door top lift at high speed due to negative pressure.
This new version is made to the original Ford Advanced Vehicle factory drawings from 1964 to ensure a better fit without scratching the paint on the door tops.
They are manufactured in GRP and attached to the door rebate using self tappers behind the door seals.

 

 


Motorsports Decals

 

 

We are now able to supply a range of self adhesive backed Motor Sport Decals. Any Decal in any size. Packages for original cars available. For example Gulf 1075 in 1968 and 1969 colour schemes. Also Roundels and race numbers etc. The finishing touch for an authentic replica. Picture shows decals for 1075 in 69 and an Essex Wire car.

 

 

Race number lights

 

 

We have now introduced a set of 3 roundel race number lights as fitted to GT40 race cars for night time race number illumination. These lights are as original and supplied with bulbs and fixings.

 


Gulf rear identification light

 

 

Original rear ID marker lights as fitted to Gulf GT40 1075. Available in a very limited supply, due to rarity, on a first come first served basis. We are also in the process of producing a modern replica version of these lights. Available in Red, Green and Amber. Supplied complete with all fittings and fixings.

 

 

Gulf front wheel spinner

 

 

A new version of the Knock on wheel spinner is now available. It features the shorter more star shaped ears and a reduced ear angle to reduce ear stick out on the front wheels. These were used on the front of Gulf cars with a regular spinner used on the rear but I have seen some cars that use this spinner front and rear. The red spinner is the casting pattern and the second picture shows it side by side with the regular spinner casting pattern. We also have wheel nuts available which are 75 mm AF.

 

 

BF Goodrich Tyres

 

 

BF Goodrich tyres are now available again in 15” diameter in the UK through Tornado. We have  the  full range available for GT40 and Cobra replica cars. These tyres offer a more economical alternative to the Avon CR6ZZ tyres.

 

 

 

Gulf front indicators

 

 

Flush mount front indicators are now available in glass as fitted to the original Gulf GT40 racing cars like 1075.
They require a 52 mm diameter hole to be cut in the body work and they are supplied complete with a fitting kit and all fixings. They use a 12v bulb as original and not LEDs like modern alternatives.

 

 

Replica Walnut Gear knob

 

 

We have now introduced a new wooden GT40 gear knob which is made to the original Ford Advanced Vehicle drawings dated 09/11/64.
This was used on all original GT40 cars.
It is manufactured in Walnut as original and finished with a hard lacquered coating.

 

 

Winged Dzus fasteners

 

 

We have now introduced a new winged version of the Dzus fastener as used on Gulf GT40 1075 and MK 2 GT40’s for easy and quick opening of the front hatch panel and front body section. Supplied in a set of 6 complete with springs and fixings.

 

 

Gulf replica steering wheel

 

 

A Gulf replica chassis 1075 steering wheel is now available.
It is available in both 15” as original and 13” for more thigh/leg space.
The spokes have no holes or slots and the boss is finished in a satin black with plated fixings as original. The wheel rim is covered in Black Leather. The spokes do not have a makers name engraved into them as some replica steering wheels do which is not original. A Ford GT emblem can be fitted into the boss if required but this was not present on 1075.

 

 

Gulf car front lower Headlight units

 

 

We are now able to supply the lower headlight units as used on the Gulf racing cars like 1075. They feature both main and dip beams and a suitable mounting kit will be available in the near future. They are supplied in pairs complete with bulbs and fixings.

 

 

Original Front Indicators

 

 

We have now introduced original GT40 front indicators. These feature a flat glass front lens instead of the peaked plastic front lens which is usually fitted to all replicas. They are supplied in pairs complete with bulbs and fixings.

 

 

 

MK2 Front Wing Humps

 

 

These GRP mouldings are bonded onto the tops of the wings on the MK1 front body section to convert it into a MK2 body section.
 
When the original MK2 GT40 was run on the banked track at Daytona the G force generated on the corners caused the front tyres to rub through the tops of the front wings on the front body section.
To begin with holes were cut in the tops of the wings to prevent the tyres  rubbing and then humps were added later for improved airflow.

 

 

 

Hartwell Replica Latches

 

 

These are replicas of the Hartwell latches used on the original GT40 cars to secure the front and rear body sections.
 
We did track down the original latches from the original manufacturer but the cost was £2700 per latch as they were used as an engine cowl latch on an Aircraft and carried the required certification to be used as such.
The replica  Hartwell Latches are manufactured by Tornado Sports Cars and are supplied complete with all fixings and mounting plates.

 

 

MK2 GT40 roof vent

 



A roof vent featuring 8 louver vents in Aluminium as per the original MK2 GT40.

 

 

Colour coated outer wheel rims

 

 

All wheels are now available with the outer wheel rims coated to match the wheel centre.
This gives a more authentic one part wheel look.

Further details on request.

 

 

Spaceframe Chassis CNC Panel Set

 

 

We are now introducing a new fully CNC cut and pre folded panel set for the Spaceframe type chassis frame.All panels are supplied fully CNC cut to shape including all access holes and folded as required.All rivet holes are also pre drilled in the correct position to eliminate the time consuming task of measuring and marking each individual rivet position and spacing.All removable access cover panels are also supplied pre cut to shape with fixing holes.Panel sets are available in mild steel, aluminium and polished stainless steel.
The total number of parts in a full panel set is 44 items.

 

 

 

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