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Murray Chassis

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Ed Murray and Dave Craddock started this car in 1972. It consists of a tube frame chassis and uses a Honda 750 engine.

They cast their own magnesium rear uprights. Dave worked in a pattern shop and had help building the pattern.

The wheels were Halibrand 13" Midget wheels.

Front uprights were from a McClaren MkII (modified Spitfire).

Brakes were Airheart calibers and discs (which proved to be a bad decision).

They fabricated a body from a Moodini, which was a modified Lotus 23.


Ed drove the car a few times then the car. It went through a couple of hands before Rod Hahnemann bought it. Rod "made a bunch of changes, upgraded the brakes, and built a new body using plywood and Masonite for a female mold! We sold him fiberglass materials, gave him advice, and he did it at home," reports Dave Craddock.

Rod sold the car to the Quatrocci brothers and they put a Kawasaki ZX10 Ninja engine in it.

The brothers later sold the car "and Rod ended up with the car again. It's in storage now."

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The last body which
was created by
Rod Hahnemenn

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Original bodywork

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Revised: August 17, 2004.

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