Just got off the phone, told the wife I would be fixing dinner tonight.
She'll think it's chicken.
"For the 1965 season, the development and racing of the Ford GT40 was entrusted to Carroll Shelby.
On Shelby's initiative, the GT40s were fitted with the same engine as the Cobras an iron cast 4.7 L V8, a
nd the Colotti gearbox that proved unreliable was replaced by a German-made ZF.
In parallel, Ford developed a new version of the GT40. The Mark II was developed by Ford subsidiary Kar Kraft
in Dearborn under the direction of Roy Lunn. The Mk IIs were powered by a 7.0 L engine based on a Ford Galaxie
block. As there was no gearbox available on the market which was able to sustain the torque, the car featured a
new 4-ratio Kar Kraft gearbox. Two Mark IIs were entered by Shelby. The cars were finished in a hurry; as there
was no time to run a fuel consumption test, Shelby did not know the real fuel consumption of the 7.0 L Mk II."
In addition I see in the DNF section, a 427 powered car that made it 89 laps and one made it 45 laps.
Isn't it fantastic how the next year 427 powered cars finished, 1, 2, 3, with the first two cars finishing 360 laps and the third place car 348 laps..........and the 4th place Porsche 339 laps. Where was Ferrari? Well their best car in 1966 finished 310 laps. I guess Henry Ford made his point with SOMEONE, first on the Ford Racing Team, and then with everyone else, lol.
For reference, here is the lineup for that 1966 race.
Thanks for the interchange on this thread guys, I appreciate being corrected about the 1965 cars, very interesting, did not know that before today.