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Forum: The Paddock 9th July 2018, 01:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By BenL
Re: End of school prom

What did his mates think of it?
Forum: The Paddock 25th June 2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By BenL
Re: RC airplane crosses Atlantic

Neither did I. Here's a video of it arriving in Ireland.
Tam5 - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KEIq76JE7o)
Forum: All GT40 24th June 2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By BenL
Re: $12 million MKII?

Auction page:
RM Sotheby's - 1966 Ford GT40 Mk II | Monterey 2018 (https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/MO18/Monterey/lots/r0073-1966-ford-gt40-mk-ii/692159)
Forum: The Paddock 24th June 2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 227,219
Posted By BenL
Re: A dilemma (NSFW)

This makes for a real dilemma.

http://blog.consumerguide.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/04/5.Fiberfab-Ad-CD.10.68-747x1024.jpg
Forum: The Paddock 24th June 2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By BenL
Re: Question Time

She asked questions about the car that wasn't on the trailer. She claimed the questions were for her 8 year-old son.
Forum: The Paddock 22nd June 2018, 12:51 AM
Replies: 4,445
Views: 977,434
Posted By BenL
Re: The top 30 children's books you'll never see

That should say "Now it's printed on the cover so you can't remove it before giving the book to your friends' kids."
Forum: The Paddock 22nd June 2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 4,445
Views: 977,434
Posted By BenL
Re: The top 30 children's books you'll never see

If you like those book titles, take a look at "Uncle Shelby's ABZs book" (https://amzn.to/2tsoPJD) written by Shel Silverstein.

I used to buy it for friends that have new born children.

...
Forum: The Paddock 22nd June 2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By BenL
Question Time

I'm sure this happens to most people in this forum. You pull into the gas/petrol station with an interesting car on a trailer and someone starts talking to you about your car.

This evening, I...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 1st June 2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,291
Posted By BenL
Re: Rear tire size question and 2"/4" flares......

For non-DOT tires, Goodyear "Cobra" bia ply tires are nice looking vintage race tires.
Front: 26.5x8.0-15
Rear: 26.5x10.0-15

GOODYEARŽ RACING TIRES : Vintage Wheels, Mustang, Hot Rod and Muscle...
Forum: The Paddock 30th May 2018, 01:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,398
Posted By BenL
Re: And now for some entertainment

Some needs to remind him that the Laws of Physics are supposed to apply to everyone, including him.
Forum: GT40 Memorabilia, Books, Videos, Apparel 23rd May 2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By BenL
Re: Gulf toolbox

Unfortunately, shipping from Australia will probably double the cost.
Forum: The Paddock 24th April 2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By BenL
Re: Electric Ferrari

This article says it's a Porsche G50 gearbox

Electric Ferrari 308 GTS gets Porsche gearbox. Blasphemy? (https://www.motor1.com/news/62535/electric-ferrari-308-gts-gets-porsche-gearbox-blasphemy/)
Forum: The Paddock 21st April 2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By BenL
Electric Ferrari

Someone rescued a fire damaged Ferrari 308 GTS from a junkyard and converted it to battery powered. The car was later sold at a Barrett-Jackson auction for $84,700.

What has me horrified is not...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 21st April 2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By BenL
Re: Carburetor Corrosion

Is this it?

Fuel Additives - Carb Defender (https://www.drivenracingoilsales.com/fuel-addititves/)
Forum: The Paddock 6th April 2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By BenL
Re: The Devil's Work

I found it here (https://www.facebook.com/luggnutzcarclub/photos/a.832190570154960.1073741832.825607474146603/2018187011555304/?type=3&theater) on Facebook.

(It looks like once I make a post, I...
Forum: The Paddock 6th April 2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By BenL
The Devil's Work

https://scontent.fbos1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29365570_2018187011555304_480234448583869653_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=d55e898eac81c402614d0aa4f88c001e&oe=5B27A820
Forum: GT40 Enthusiasts Club 1st April 2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By BenL
Re: Darrells trip to Le Mans and Goodwood

If you're staying in Portsmouth, you might want to visit the Mary Rose museum and the adjacent Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Tickets for both are pricey, but they're good for a year, so you can go...
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 25th March 2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By BenL
Re: Floor and Sill Mats

Liability? They're worried about the floor mats getting stuck under the peddle?
Forum: The Paddock 25th March 2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,110
Posted By BenL
Re: Best SUV?

I got the name wrong, it's the Trackhawk.

Here's a review of it on a track.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk First Drive Review Test Drive Road Test - YouTube...
Forum: The Paddock 19th March 2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By BenL
Beer Lift

Someone made a pneumatic lift for storing beer underground in their yard.

Is this the world's best plant pot? Garden ornament rises out of lawn to reveal incredible hidden BEER FRIDGE ...
Forum: The Paddock 13th March 2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,110
Posted By BenL
Re: Best SUV?

This weekend's newspaper had a nice review of the new, AWD Jaguar E-Pace, which is slightly smaller than the F-Pace which came out last year (the article says the F-Pace doubled Jaguar's sales).
Forum: All GT40 13th March 2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,493
Posted By BenL
Re: Auction: J12

The estimate for J-12 was $2,000,000 to $2,500,000, but it didn't make the estimate.

My extremely uninformed guess is that perhaps there wasn't a great interest in the car from bidders because it...
Forum: The Paddock 12th March 2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,110
Posted By BenL
Re: Best SUV?

If you want 600+ ft/lbs of torque for steep obstacles, check out the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Performance Luxury SUV...
Forum: The Paddock 18th February 2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,471
Posted By BenL
Re: The new Ford GT

Last year, I was at a local, Wednesday night cruise night(*) with my GT40 when a guy showed up in a brand new Lamborghini. He didn't stick around long. Same thing happened when someone else showed...
Forum: The Paddock 15th February 2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By BenL
Re: Mystery Car Contest

Yup, that's it.

From Amelia Island's email:
Forum: The Paddock 15th February 2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By BenL
Mystery Car Contest

They've already announced the winner and answer (I'll post it later), but I'm curious if anyone on this site (that's a clue) can identify the car (until now, I didn't know that the car existed).
...
Forum: The Paddock 12th February 2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By BenL
Red face Antenna Range

Someone asked on Amazon about a product, but due to a typo, he got a lot of answers to the question asked, but not the question intended.

Amazon.com: Customer Questions & Answers...
Forum: All GT40 7th February 2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,045
Posted By BenL
Re: GT40 kit completed the most

Are you looking for manufacturer with the most completed cars? Or highest percentage of completed cars?

I think the answers to both questions would be interesting.
Forum: The Paddock 7th February 2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 847
Posted By BenL
Re: Tesla Car in Space!

That would have been cool.

It was the first time they launched the Falcon Heavy. They claimed to have been worried about it blowing up on the pad, so they used the car as a dummy payload.
...
Forum: The Paddock 6th February 2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 847
Posted By BenL
Tesla Car in Space!

This is cool. You can see video of Elon Musk's personal Tesla car floating in space.

Live Views of Starman - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBr2kKAHN6M)

It's cool watching the...
Forum: All GT40 3rd February 2018, 01:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,037
Posted By BenL
Re: Identify This Replica If Possible

Did he know there was a car in the storage unit when he bought it?
Forum: All GT40 3rd February 2018, 01:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,493
Posted By BenL
Re: Auction: J12

Sure, I have have $83 in my wallet, feel free to bid up to that.

I went to Amelia Island last year for the first time. Lots of pretty cars everywhere.
Forum: All GT40 30th January 2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,408
Posted By BenL
Re: Another of the Greats Gone - RIP Dan Gurney

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Ford Paid Touching Tribute to Dan Gurney at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IdN05XFCBU)

That's amusing. The voice is computer...
Forum: All GT40 30th January 2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,493
Posted By BenL
Auction: J12

Gooding has J12 up for auction in March at Amelia Island.

1967 Ford GT40 Mk IV | Gooding & Company (https://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1967-ford-gt40-mk-iv/)

1967 Ford GT40 Mk IV
The Last...
Forum: All GT40 29th January 2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,408
Posted By BenL
Re: Another of the Greats Gone - RIP Dan Gurney

In 2003, I stumbled across Dan Gurney giving an interview at the Henry Ford Museum while sitting in front of J5 (the infamous Gurney bubble is visible).
Forum: GT40 Memorabilia, Books, Videos, Apparel 24th December 2017, 01:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,670
Posted By BenL
Re: GT40 - The Autobiography of 1075 - Hutton

For those who want a quick link, it's: Ford GT40: The autobiography of 1075 (Great Cars): Ray Hutton: 9781907085680: Amazon.com: Books...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 23rd December 2017, 11:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,138
Posted By BenL
Re: Aerodynamic Data for GT40s

I forgot about this thread (I posted to it 10 years ago). Some folks might be interested in this video of a Mk I in a wind tunnel.

1030 in a Wind Tunnel....
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 23rd December 2017, 11:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,321
Posted By BenL
Re: 1030 in a Wind Tunnel.

Good point, a 750 CFM Holley might influence the air flow.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 23rd December 2017, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By BenL
Re: Weber ida fire extinguisher nozzle positions

Years ago, I remember being told if there's a backfire to stomp on the gas pedal to draw the flames back into the carbs.

When driving normally, I'll try to remember to switch off the fuel pump...
Forum: The Paddock 16th December 2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 664
Posted By BenL
Re: New Lockheed Martin Toy

That's an interesting way for Santa to deliver presents.
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 16th December 2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 24,947
Posted By BenL
Re: Design An Emblem?

The logo in the ad reminds me of the Isle of Man symbol.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5d/Flag_of_the_Isle_of_Mann.svg/510px-Flag_of_the_Isle_of_Mann.svg.png
Forum: The Paddock 21st November 2017, 03:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By BenL
Reinventing the Wheel

For the next mission to Mars (or the Moon), NASA is working on developing a new type of wheel.

https://www.nasa.gov/specials/wheels/
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 14th November 2017, 01:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,669
Posted By BenL
Re: Front License

Someone in Massachusetts is trying to get rid of the front plate requirement. He claims it'll save the state $2 million.

Dropping Front License Plate Requirement Could Save Mass. $2M << CBS...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 5th November 2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,087
Posted By BenL
bluetooth OBDII scanner and software?

Does anyone have a recommendation for a bluetooth OBDII (OBD2) scanner and Android software to use with?

(for Ford, Toyota, and Subaru)
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 26th October 2017, 02:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,905
Posted By BenL
Re: Tire straps?

At the moment, I'm leaning towards tire basket straps. With an 8" or 10" wide tire (such as those on a GT40), I think that the straight tire straps will work well on my trailer, but I don't think...
Forum: The Paddock 25th October 2017, 02:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By BenL
The Making of "The Italian Job"

This is a wonderful behind the scenes look at a great movie (the original)

The Making Of The Italian Job 1969 (This is the self preservation Society) - YouTube...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 20th October 2017, 12:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By BenL
Re: 1030 Article

Yes. I've had it since 1994. It was advertised in Hemmings.
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 20th October 2017, 12:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,605
Posted By BenL
A Scary Photo

After driving 55 miles, I found this when I lifted the tail.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 19th October 2017, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,905
Posted By BenL
Re: Tire straps?

BTW, this is what I currently use. It's a combination of a single strap with something like an axle strap that wraps around the top third of the tire. It's easy to use as long as there's clearance...
Forum: All GT40 19th October 2017, 01:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,035
Posted By BenL
Re: A visit with legends

If you have time also visit Greenfield Village, which is attached to the Henry Ford Museum, but requires a separate ticket.

While some people might collect model cars or dolls, Henry Ford...
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