Adler P14 FF


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History

1987

We first introduced our new Adler F2000 car at the 1987 Molson Indy.
Of course this was without any testing, just a few laps around Mosport for checks.
I showed up at registration after a ridiculous amount of effort to get the car ready,
and I had overlooked getting my race license.

Whoops ... Panic ... Fuck.
Tommy Meacham was in charge and he hand wrote a note approving my entry for the race.
I will never forget his generosity.
First session out we were 12th fastest but slipped to 16th in qualifying.
In the race my hastily conceived front anti-roll bar design failed and I spun.
We recovered with an odd handling car to finish 9th.
With regret that was our best result for the rest of the season.


1988

 For 1988, we made a new lighter frame with a double hoop roll over bar
and widened the front and rear track.
For the first time we also had sponsorship from Dick Baker who owned Canada Transport.
Regrettably we had a terrible season chasing top end speed.
We tried 4 engines in our 7 races with no solution.
It turned out fuel delivery was the culprit ... long story.


1989

For 1989 we made a new high tail section and were hoping to race that season.
Running a small business and our young family became a necessary priority,
so that was it for us.


1989 to 2022
 At the end of 1989, we moved out of the city to rural Prince Edward County.
The car sat up in our loft all this time gathering dust until one morning in 2019.
I was minding my own business sitting out on our deck with Joan.
We were having our usual morning coffee when
quite out of the blue she suggested we should restore the race car.
And she even made it sound like a good idea.

I can honestly say that the thought of putting the car back together had never even crossed my mind.
I knew instantly we were in trouble.
A project like this will consume a lot of time, money and energy and other parts of life will suffer.
However with Joan's constant support, we were finally able to get the car ready to run again.
We look forward to the future.




 










Adler P14 FF Specifications:
Name 
 Fred
Body 
 fibreglass
Frame 
 tubular steel space frame
Suspension   front/rear 
 unequal length wishbones
 pushrod/pullrod actuated
Cooling 
 left mounted radiator
Steering 
 rack and pinion
Wheelbase 
 94"
Track front / rear 
 63" / 60"
Overall width 
 71"
Overall height 
 40"
Overall length 
 149"
Wheels 
 5.5 x 13"
Curb weight 
 
Fuel capacity 
  29 litres
Engine 
 1.6 litre 4 cylinder Ford
Gearbox/transaxle 
 Hewland Mk 9





  The Adler P14 FF is designed and built by:
Percy Adler of Adler Metal Works
 Prince Edward County, Ontario
Canada


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