Period correct is a decision you have to make, if you plan to participate in any "vintage" racing events you have to play by their rules or possibly run in some "how large is your disposable income" class.
If you want a track car but like the "cool" component of doing it vintage, that is a different conversation entirely. Suspension developments over the past 50 years along with far superior shock choices can bring a level of comfort to your track time that maybe true "vintage" does not. By comfort I mean speed and confidence/control without being on the ragged edge type of thing.
Don't buy cheap shocks, the list above is a pretty solid outline for these cars without getting too crazy. I would add torque boxes from 67/68 cars for the stiffness add and to prevent deflection at the steering box when turning wider, sticky tires. Likely would want to add a collapsible column in case of a sudden stop on course, well that and a full complement of safety gear, and probably a weld in cage for stiffening and proper harness attachment.
I would likely tell you to buy someone else's track car and sell your coupe in the box. You would be able to buy one hell of a lot of consumables for the savings you will experience vs building one yourself.
1966 GT Coupe
Not much left original
Trying to do things once
MMI CO / Panhard ~ JRI / Penske ~ Astro A5 ~ FiTech ~ MGW ~ AAW
Last edited by fej; 01-31-2017 at 03:22 PM.