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Author Topic: 66 Daytona Continental 24 Hrs - MK-II trans  (Read 4405 times)
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« on: January 24, 2017, 11:53:09 AM »

I haven't checked the engine ID ( AX-316-1-25 ) to see which car this is, but is this the 2 speed automatic?

Update: I believe this is P1016, tested Jan 17-22nd 1966 at Sebring with an automatic transaxle, Miles / Bucknum driving.
Raced at Daytona 24Hrs Feb 5-6 1966 race number #87, it's noted as racing with an automatic.
Likely this photo was taken prior to the Daytona race in the paddock

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* 66 Daytona 24Hrs MK-II P1016 engine AX-316-1-25 -a.jpg (14.34 KB, 800x1112 - viewed 92 times.)

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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2017, 12:15:00 PM »

Were the automatics the Mercury branded cars?



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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2017, 02:22:11 PM »

   Yes sir that is the automatic for sure.

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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2017, 09:07:59 PM »

This appears to be a different version automatic,
it is likely in a Holman-Moody entered Lola T70 Mk-2 #SL72/37, driven by Mario Andretti that was tested at Nassau Dec 1966, but did not start the race, also the Webber setup looks very similar to the setup on J2 in Aug 1966 at Riverside that ended in the the terrible Miles crash.

Does anyone know if this is the "crash-box" auto or the 2 speed?

Eric della Faille photo; Revs Institute® Archives;
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