Re: XB GT Bathurst car
If it raced at Bathurst, then it should have a CAMS logbook detailing its race history.
I don't think XB race cars were anything different from the factory, unlike the XC coupes. Pretty sure they were able to run a watts link in this period, if not it should have a substaintial fabricated roll bar. I also recall the rear leaf spring were narrowed and mounted inboard on the hangers to allow for wider tyres.
Eaxactly what has been done to the innder guards? I can only guess its the panels either side of the shock towers which as far as I can remember wouldn't be allowed. I imagine it would also weaken the front end. Check for any metal removal, possibly in the inner door skins etc.
It should have a detroit locker 9" with disk brakes, if the team was serious it may also have AP calipers on team fabricated adapters. Top loader with twin plate hydraulic clutch and of course a 351. As it was a race car, the engine number isn't necessarily going to match the chassis number. It could also have dual Webers, look for a mechanical tach drive coming off the dizzy too.
All of the more well known racing XB's have been accounted for. I don't know what happend to Carters though, but I suspect it was converted to XC panels/spec, its running gear trainsferred to his XD and I heard the coupe body was found at a dump.
Moffs Project Phoenix XB became Bondies XC in the 77 1/2 finish and later was painted in cobra colours, its still around now in this guise. Moff got a new XB which became an XC (77 winner), then I believe SC Cobra then Federation Falc although I think there is some quesiton mark over this as the bathurst museum supposedly has the 77 winner (which incidentally doesn't have any build plates)
Jim Richards XB was used for a while by DJ after he wrecked the bryan Byrt XB but was well used and I think became a SS.
Not sure what happend to Ron Dicksons 'Big Ears' coupe, but assume it was given XC panels.
Off hand I can't think of much more.
Oh yes, if you get the VIN, you can call Ford and they will give you the build info/options and which dealer it was delivered too. If it was delivered to Bryan Byrt Ford, Brian Wood Ford or possibly McLeod Ford then you may have something to follow up.
Thats enought, I think i've crapped on too much :)