Mk II Body Details
MK II was an evolutionary - not revolutionary change from the MK I.
The change from the small block to the FE did not require
major chassis changes - the MK I was overbuilt already.
Lots of body changes were made - mostly to increase the rear body airflow. The 427 generated a lot more heat than the 289!
|The MK I's louvers in the back body were replaced by a simple screen covering a much larger body opening that allowed air to exit.|| |
the top deck, the two snorkles fed air to the brake ducts and the
central scoop cooled the transaxle and exhaust. |
Behind the driver's door window, the upper scoop fed air to the engine, the lower scoop to the oil cooler.
|The hood exhaust hole was made larger, with a central brace. Many MK I race cars were retrofitted with the hood, replacing the two smaller NACA-type exits.|