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Brabham BT6 Ford, Chassis FJ-5-63, at the 2012 Monterey Motorsports Reunion, WM

Brabham BT6 Ford, Chassis FJ-5-63, at the 2012 Monterey Motorsports Reunion, by Wouter Melissen - Ultimatecarpage.com

The Brabham BT6 was developed from the BT2, of which 20 were built for the 1963 season.

Usually powered by the readily available Cosworth-modified Ford 109E Mk XII Straight 4, Ford Anglia engine, with 4 speed manual gearbox.

It was all mounted in a steel tubular spaceframe chassis and clothed in a straight forward fibreglass body.

Front suspension was on double wishbones with coil springs over dampers, and anti-roll bar, steering was rack and pinion.

Rear suspension with lower links, reversed top wishbones, twin trailing arms, coil springs, and anti-roll bar.

Brakes consisted of disc's on all 4 wheels.

It was altogether more successful, with the Brabham BT6's scoring numerous victories in the hands of the likes of Schlesser and Denny Hulme, who was that year's works driver.

In 1963, Brabham was bettered only by Lotus, who fielded the sophisticated monocoque Type 27. It was the final year of Formula Junior and the BT6 was replaced by the BT9 Formula 3 car.


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