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Old 5th April 2015, 09:49 PM   #1
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Old 5th April 2015, 10:52 PM   #2
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Re: Something is missing

Missing Amp Meter?

What's going on with the driveline?
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Old 6th April 2015, 12:29 AM   #3
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Hoping to have shocks next week. Engine is a ways out and wheels and tires are still up in the air. I swear one of these years I am not doing anything to the car so I can start driving it in May and not July for a change.
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Old 6th April 2015, 11:54 AM   #4
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We love you're changes Mike....we wouldn't have anything to look forward to if you stopped.
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Old 6th April 2015, 04:51 PM   #5
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Re: Something is missing

"Auto Meter"
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Old 6th April 2015, 05:01 PM   #6
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Re: Something is missing

SpeedHut volt meter is the plan. They offer faces that are a good match with the stock Smiths.
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Old 6th April 2015, 05:39 PM   #7
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Why not refit the old motor?
And get driving earlier

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Old 7th April 2015, 08:46 AM   #8
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Old engine was sold. That was the reason I took it out.
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Old 7th April 2015, 10:02 AM   #9
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Mike,

Have you decided on a motor??
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Old 7th April 2015, 01:23 PM   #10
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Yes, alloy 302 LeMans spec cam. Induction is still being decided. I want Webers. Not sure I will end up having them or not.
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Old 7th April 2015, 07:30 PM   #11
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Re: Something is missing

Hi Mike, Would you be able to give some details on the blue protective tape you have used, I have a similar need for my project, I tried extra long life masking tape, but found after a few weeks it was impossible to remove.
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Old 7th April 2015, 08:35 PM   #12
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Try using 3M Vinyl lane marking tape 471. It is used for line marking sport stadiums courts and does not lift the floor varnish or the paint on a wall when it is removed.

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Old 7th April 2015, 09:29 PM   #13
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Graeme, I've never had that problem. It is a very dry climate in Colorado so maybe that helps. It certainly has never lifted any paint when removing it.
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Old 7th April 2015, 10:21 PM   #14
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Re: Something is missing

Looks just like any Painters Tape that you can buy at the home improvement stores.... 3M makes it as well as a number of other manufacturers.. I switched over to Frog-Tape as it holds just a little bit better and never leaves a residue when removed...

Your engine sounds good.. You may miss some of the torque of your old engine but the reduction in weight will have a net positive effect...
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Old 7th April 2015, 11:19 PM   #15
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Expecting it to be quite a bit different. Down on power and certainly torque.
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Re: Something is missing

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I want Webers. Not sure I will end up having them or not.
Wouldn't one of the Weber 'look-alike' fuel injection setups be less hassle to tune (etc.)...or no?

I've been told horror stories about both, but, of the two, Webers seem to have the worst rep overall in the PITB department.
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Old 8th April 2015, 09:06 AM   #17
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Probably told by people that thought that GT40s should have A/C and cup holders too
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Old 8th April 2015, 10:50 AM   #18
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.......... Induction is still being decided. I want Webers. Not sure I will end up having them or not.
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Probably told by people that thought that GT40s should have A/C and cup holders too
sounds to me you've answered your own dilemma
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Old 9th July 2015, 01:28 AM   #19
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Re: Something is missing

Has the empty space been filled yet?

Please say yes and post some pics

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Old 9th July 2015, 07:27 AM   #20
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Re: Something is missing

Mike
Sorry I missed out on the engine but maybe I helped motivate the other buyer when I offered to pay your asking price when he was low balling. I moved on and bought another GT40 Mk I by ERA. New and never had the Certificate of Origin removed from the sealed plastic bag the ERA sent it in. Oh and it has Inglese Weber 48 IDAs installed. Compared to a 4 bbl carb they look intimidating, but if you look at it as broken elements they aren't bad to work on...well at less I think? Show us the finished product when you can..Your in prime driving time
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