- Bowin P8
Bowin P8 was a
Formula 5000and Formula 2class of race car design and built by John Joyce founder of Bowin Cars.
CHASSIS: High rigidity monocuque of high strength alloy and steel, utilising latest techniques in assembly with emphasis placed on ease of maintenance and repair.
BODY: Full aerodynamic wedge incorporating side radiators and in self colour. Interior of cockpit covered in fully moulded seat and trim sections, giving an exceptionally comfortable and roomy cockit.
REAR SUSPENSION: Incorporating twin radius arms, parallel links, Armstrong adjustable dampers and fully adjustable spherical bearings throughout. Coil spring unit mounted inboard with ‘Bowin variable Rate Spring Control’.
FRONT SUSPENSION: Double wide based wishbone design. Armstrong adjustable dampers and fully adjustable spherical bearings throughout. Coil spring unit mounted inboard with ‘Bowin Variable Rate Spring Control’
STEERING: By special Bowin cam-adjustable Magnesium rack and pinion, with energy absorb and steering column. Leather covered steering wheel.
BRAKES: Girling 9-3/4 inch disc and alloy caliper assemblies. Adjustable ratio balance control. Twin braking system, adjustable for length. Rear Brakes mounted inboard on gearbox to reduce unsprung weight.
DIMENSIONS: Wheelbase: 93 inches; Track: 61 Front and 63 Rear; Weight: 800 lb. with twin cam engine.
CLUTCH: Hydraulic system. Complete up to and including release mechanism on gearbox.
WATER COOLING: By twin cross flow lightweight side mounted radiators, the deaireator control tank and pressure cap.
FUEL SYSTEM: Capacity 14 gallons each side in fuel cells in side panels. Twin filters and breathers.
ELECTRICAL: Lightweight aircraft battery, 12 volt. Starter solenoid, starter button and switches. Master battery control also fitted.
INSTRUMENTS: 0-10000 tachometer, oil pressure, water and oil temperature.
WHEELS: Magnesium 10 inch x 13 inch front and 12 or 14 x 13 inch Rear.
ENGINE MOUNTINGS: supplied
FINISH: All suspension parts are in new Bowin Satin finish, other parts cadium plated and stove enamelled. One tone body colour of customers choice.
TRANSMISSION: Hewland FT2000 Five-speed and reverse. Alloy adaptor plate.
OIL COOLING: Alloy oil tank incorporated in monocoque fitted with antisurge baffles and deaireator system, alloy pipes, hoses and fittings. Alloy oil cooler.
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