It is rumored this car had a "127" (and not "980" heads), and a low rise aluminum 2x4 maniflold, a photo of which can be seen in Pete McCarthy's book.
These cars were unique and claimed higher efficiency over Full Size V8 cars. Check out the fuel economy performance by a random selected '63 V8 Tempest. An... Show moreyone know if this was an Automatic or Manual shift car on this run?
M versions which are little short profile for '63 but they were take offs, so cannot complain. L profile Dunlops would have been taller.