Gulf Oil orange stripes….

Finally got around to painting the Gulf orange stripes. It’s actually quite a big job especially with the nose fitted as there is a lot of taping up to do. My $100 professional spray booth did the job!

Turned out well and after letting it dry for a few days I added the dark blue pinstripe to the edges.

It’s certainly getting towards the pointy end of the build so hoping to have it completed by the end of April.



My demo car will be finished in the famous #1075 1969 Gulf Livery as a tribute to arguably the most famous racing car of all time.

At an estimated current value of $25 – $35,000,000 USD, you can see that when compared to #1075 the CAV GT40 OZ Edition is an absolute bargain!

I was fortunate enough to see the famous #1075 in person at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed (see photos below). The weird thing was I thought that it was a replica and I only found out it’s real identity later in the day when reading through the information guide!

First engine start

See video below of my first engine start.

Roger from Innov8 in QLD, who built the engine and 8 stack and fitted the Motec ECU, had to log in over Team Viewer to adjust some settings before the first start. Had a couple of minor issues with the 02 sensors not reading which was traced back to one pin in a plug not being seated properly and the cooling system had a bit of an airlock.

The cooling system has been sorted out so just need Roger to log back in and finish off adjusting the engine perimeters.

Stay tuned for more videos of the engine as next time I’ll be giving it a few revs!

1st engine start…