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Forum: The Paddock 6th November 2016, 10:59 PM
Replies: 1,954
Views: 125,319
Posted By ranger jim
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

Appears all are loving the USA election, but on a serious matter, I just visited the Shelby museum in Boulder CO. Great !! And all for only $5. I've been to the Indy museum and the Henry Ford museum...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 6th November 2016, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,877
Posted By ranger jim
Re: Light weight BATTERY

Thanks Guys for the battery expertise.
Appears all I need to do is to lay down cash on a lithium model. But they are pricey.

ranger jim
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 18th October 2016, 09:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,877
Posted By ranger jim
Light weight BATTERY

I'm looking for a light weight battery for my GT40 build. The battery needs enough power to crank over a 302 Ford. The battery should be completely sealed (giving off no gases or liquids) and a long...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 16th August 2016, 01:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 887
Posted By ranger jim
Turbo Wrap or not to turbo wrap

Ceramic coating of headers appears to be favored instead of wrapping materials to reduce under hood temps. My question is: Is an insulating blanket on the turbine (exhaust) side of a turbo a help or...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 17th December 2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,806
Posted By ranger jim
Re: How about a Corvette C4 based car?

You know, I've always seen a Corvette as a good donor car for an average kit car. Doesn't say much for their resale value though .
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 15th February 2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,775
Posted By ranger jim
Sequential transaxle for SBF RCR40

Fran, Talked to you late last fall about a sequential transaxle for a RCR40 powered by a SB Ford. You mentioned Sedev. How is your sourcing of this transaxle progressing ? Ranger Jim
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 24th January 2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,798
Posted By ranger jim
Re: Finally New RCR factory being completed

Congrats on the new digs Fran. Talked to you before Christmas about a sequential transaxle from Sedev for a RCR 40 coupled to a SBF. How is the search going and would appreciate details . Thanks...
Forum: The Paddock 5th January 2013, 01:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By ranger jim
Re: Gun Control

Check it out on the net and you'll find mass shootings and the sale of prescrtion psycotropic drugs(zoloft, prozak, etc.) are the is the dirty little connection of this madness. The big drug...
Forum: The Paddock 5th January 2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 1,247
Views: 51,343
Posted By ranger jim
Re: Is the right to bear arms outdated.

Something the media conveniently fails to point out is prescription drugs are behind people going wacky with guns. Mass killiings with guns mirror the advent of pcycotropic drugs of the 1960's. There...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 5th January 2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,550
Posted By ranger jim
Re: Best idea. Ever.

Alex, you are on the right track. You're using Power By Ford...But I'd still rather have a GT40...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 5th January 2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,123
Posted By ranger jim
Re: Knock/Ping and Engine Tuning

Yes they are a little off on their tuning, but I do like your coyote overtaking of that sheep!!! Like a GT on a Corvette...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 1st January 2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,240
Posted By ranger jim
Re: Air Horns ?

Hi Bill Musarra, Thanks for the tip on the air horns. Do you have a web site or phone number for Car Builders. Thanks Ranger Jim
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 1st January 2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,240
Posted By ranger jim
Re: Air Horns ?

The air horns I've been using have been Fiaam. I have seen Fiaam regular car type horns that last the life of the car, but their air horns just don't cut it. The first two sets I bought were made in...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 31st December 2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,240
Posted By ranger jim
Air Horns ?

For a kick, I installed a cheap set of JC Whitney air horns(for $28) on my wife's Escort. There add claimed 130 decibels loud. These air horns were definetly loud. They were the loudest horns I've...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 31st December 2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,964
Posted By ranger jim
Re: Shelby Museum GT 40

Thanks for the pics Chuck. I'll have to visit that museum in CO. Didn't know it was there. Ranger Jim
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 31st December 2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,808
Posted By ranger jim
Re: Suspension Joints, metallic or rubber?

Thanks Guys. You all really "bit" on my metallic vs rubber suspension joint queary!! I should have expanded my question a little better , but I believe you guys pretty much blanketed the topic...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 30th December 2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,136
Posted By ranger jim
Re: Why water hoses die

Thanks Graeme, Thanks for the info from Gates on hose deterioration. I run of my engines with 180'F thermostats, even my new Ford run around truck. We do the same on our farm engines and have...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 30th December 2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,433
Posted By ranger jim
Re: Hot starting problem

Check your ignition timing. With 9.5 or more compression ratio, an engine will want to kick back against the starter if initial timing is more than 10 or 12 BTC. Make sure to verify the timing marks...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 30th December 2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,170
Posted By ranger jim
Re: 160 Thermostats

Hi Tom, In warm weather above 70'F, 160F thermostat works just fine, especially if in slow traffic. In the muscle car days, a 160F therm was the norm. On GMC 427 gas trucks, 160F therm was standard...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 29th December 2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,161
Posted By ranger jim
Re: gt 40 body

Hi Seb, Don't know much about your world down there. What's the price of gas? Are there open roads suitable for a GT? Send us some pics and tell us more about your interesting Argentina. Ranger Jim
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 29th December 2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,338
Posted By ranger jim
Re: What Spray Glue is Best?

The spray glue upholsters use is called TACC. May be available at Home Depot or Lowes. Upholstery supply shops will definately have this "super glue." This stuff sticks like !Xit to a blanket!
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 29th December 2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,110
Posted By ranger jim
Re: Which paint?

The best trim paint I've used is from SEM and is called "bumper coater". I believe it comes in gray and black. This paint is of o.e.m. quality and better than Krylon. It is made in North Carolina so...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 29th December 2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,808
Posted By ranger jim
Suspension Joints, metallic or rubber?

Fran, As I wish to use my RCR 40 on extended road trips. Have you built cars with suspension joints other than rod ball end type(Hiem). I realise Hiem joints are standard on race cars, but they...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 29th December 2012, 01:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,823
Posted By ranger jim
Re: Best finish for dashboard painting?

The best paint I've used for trim work, is made by SEM. I think this paint is made in North Carolina. They make all sorts of specialty paints from chip guard, vynil paint, carpet paint and all types...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 28th December 2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,455
Posted By ranger jim
Re: Front splitter

Hi Tom, I too am not an aero expert, but I believe to make your project a success, a lot of time($) will have to be spent. Probably have to look at a rear diffuser or wing to balance the effects of a...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 27th December 2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,032
Posted By ranger jim
Re: Non-Ford Engines

It's not a GT40 without a Ford engine. If you have to go modern, a new factory Ford Boss 302 Four valve will meet all emmisions and makes 444 HP and has a 7200 rpm redline. This is a cutting edge...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 27th December 2012, 12:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,614
Posted By ranger jim
Re: THE new 351

Talked to an engineer on Ford Racing's hotline, and Ford considers their new Boss 351 block to be a work of art. He said, this block is very sturdy. Ford has dyno tested this block to 1200 horsepower...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 26th December 2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,722
Posted By ranger jim
Re: How to choose the right cylinder head?

Hi Marcus,
Are you sure you have the right web site? Big Block chevies belong on pick up truck web sites. If you stuff a chevy engine into a GT 40, I can't imagine any resale value. For that matter,...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 26th December 2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,652
Posted By ranger jim
Re: Improper Cam Break In - Zinc Additives?

Hi Chris, about your cam and lifter problem... may not be makers fault...
There was an excellent article in Hot Rod Magazine a year or so ago on the subject of flat tappet cam problems with todays...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 25th December 2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,707
Posted By ranger jim
Re: Serpentine set up

Sorry, that was fordracingparts.com Ranger Jim
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 25th December 2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,707
Posted By ranger jim
Re: Serpentine set up

About a serpentine belt system. Too bad you are not closer to the U.S.A. Ford Explorers use the very system you need. They can be had at wrecking yards for cheap. New parts are available from...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 26th September 2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,586
Posted By ranger jim
Arias Windsor Ford Hemi Heads

Hi GT fans, Seems Shelby via Denbeste is making a hemi head for the Ford Windsor engine. Check it out. ranger jim
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 3rd May 2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,275
Posted By ranger jim
Re: sequential transaxle for GT40

Hi Robert from Yorba Linda. Thanks for your research on sequential's for our GT40's. Haven't contacted EMCO Transmissions as yet, but there is some great promise on their website. Emco is based in...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 12th March 2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,807
Posted By ranger jim
Re: 2012 Ford Boss 302 Crate Engine

Hi William, Seems their is a big approval on you choosing a 2012 5.0 Ford crate engine. I have to agree. However there is concern about the electronics required to control the fuel injection and...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 12th March 2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,812
Posted By ranger jim
Re: Coyote 5.0 Litre with 8 stack injectors at 8200 rpm

Hi Gordo, Loved that rippin' Ford Coyote engine. This kind of Ford engine is nothing new to Ford. Afterall, the "Coyote" name is from AJ Foyt's Ford DOHC powered winning Indy cars which he named the...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 12th March 2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,445
Posted By ranger jim
Re: bundle of snakes magic-man needed

Toyota in NASCAR and now a Toyota engine in a GT40. You Toyota guys are always talking up your resale numbers. So just what do you think the resale value will be of a Toyota powered GT40? Just who is...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 6th March 2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 19,500
Posted By ranger jim
Re: 428 RPM MAXX block / 32 Valve Ford Heads

Hi Kaz, That is one awesome engine! If I were building it, I would ditch the carbs and use electonic fuel injection. Noting that you are from Calgary, you have a terrific stand alone electronic fuel...
Forum: The Garage Sale 23rd February 2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,694
Posted By ranger jim
Re: Quaife 6 Speed Sequential Transaxle

About your Quaufe trans axle. I am in the market for a seuential unit for a GT40 kit car. Needs to hook up behind a Ford 302 or Ford 2.3 OHC. Pictures, gear ratios, clutch info, model number and all...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 6th February 2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 22,211
Posted By ranger jim
Re: Gurney Weslake Head performance

Hey guys thanks for the Gurney/Westlake Ford head pics. I understand Dan Gurney approached Ford to market the "head package", but Ford at the time was ridin' too high and missed the opportunity. If...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 26th January 2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 22,211
Posted By ranger jim
Re: Gurney Weslake Head performance

Gurney/Westlake were of course on the right track with their cylinder heads. The only deficiencies the had was they went with 2 valves instead of 4. The standard 80 degree V8 head cannot compare with...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 26th January 2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,275
Posted By ranger jim
Re: sequential transaxle for GT40

Thanks guys for the input on a sequential trans for a GT40. OK, forget the reasonable price. I have a bud in North Dakota that rides a Kawasaki ZX 1200 (Man Dan Dan) that I want to blow off his...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 27th December 2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,275
Posted By ranger jim
Question sequential transaxle for GT40

Hey guys, are there any sequential transaxles out there for GT40's at a rsonable price?
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