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Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 16th February 2018, 02:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,610
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: GTD 40 for sale in the UK

Nice that this lovely car is going to an enthusiast (hopefully)
Seen too many been snapped up by dealers and sat in showrooms for months, even years at overinflated prices out of the reach of mere...
Forum: All GT40 15th February 2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By simonjrwinter
Forum: All GT40 15th February 2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: Looking for my old GTD

A part completed kit? Unregistered?
I’m asking if it was ever completed, it wasn’t even finished when I sold it, askmid doesn’t help with that
Simon
Forum: All GT40 14th February 2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: Looking for my old GTD

What is ask mid?
Forum: All GT40 13th February 2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By simonjrwinter
Looking for my old GTD

Just wonder if it was ever completed. It had s/s dropped floors and an SGT rear end. These pics came from the chap who bought it from me but I never heard from him again.
I think it went somewhere...
Forum: All GT40 20th January 2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 382
Posted By simonjrwinter
GTD instructions etc

Just came across three folder of GTD “stuff” including an instruction manual
Free to anyone who can pick up from Upminster, Essex otherwise they’re going to the dump

Simon
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 2nd July 2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,756
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: GTD throttle cable re-routing

You need a cable suitable for something like a Scania lorry. They are lined with heat resistant material that stays slippery even when subjected to extreme heat.
Simon
Forum: The Paddock 11th June 2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,279
Posted By simonjrwinter
Custom car 1979

Gt40 owner, hope you can read it!

http://s91.photobucket.com/user/simonjrwinter/library/CC%20GT40
Forum: The Garage Sale 8th June 2017, 05:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 780
Posted By simonjrwinter
FS in UK Smiths 200MPH speedo

This looks like it MAY possibly be NOS but obviously several decades old!

PM me an offer on £200 if its of interest

Pics here.....Speedo by Simon Winter | Photobucket...
Forum: Original GT40s 30th May 2017, 03:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,999
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: P1109, horror!!

Wow, that's FUBAR'd
If that was any other vehicle it would be written off and broken for parts.
However, being a GT40, as long as the VIN plate is ok......
Forum: The Paddock 17th April 2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,431
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Religion Thread

God is great.....but he's no Eric Clapton.......
Forum: The Paddock 11th April 2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,370
Posted By simonjrwinter
Iso Grifo engine

were these ever 351 cleveland engines?

simon
Forum: The Paddock 5th April 2017, 02:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,907
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: Edd China leaving Wheeler Dealers

(Meant to be Edd obviously)
Forum: The Paddock 5th April 2017, 02:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,907
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: Edd China leaving Wheeler Dealers

Eddo China leaving, no, surely not.....that's like Clarkson leaving Top............oh wait.....
Forum: The Paddock 23rd March 2017, 03:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,532
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: This guy is amazing!

Pretty good what can be done with CGI today.
Forum: The World Market - Share Parts, Sources, and Reviews 23rd March 2017, 02:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By simonjrwinter
Forum: All GT40 8th March 2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,927
Posted By simonjrwinter
Forum: All GT40 8th March 2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,927
Posted By simonjrwinter
GTD FEL 747D...sold!

Well, that didn't last long......I only bought the old girl in January, but common sense has kicked in and I've realised the work involved in a total refurbishment, is probably more than building a...
Forum: All GT40 7th March 2017, 03:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,750
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: Ken Attwell (KVA GT40 Replicas)

Mr Attwell was responsible for fulfilling so many dreams for so many people, and ultimately a whole industry. I would think every GT40 manufacturer in the world can directly or indirectly trace their...
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 18th February 2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,199
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: GTD rear uprights wanted

Still looking for some unwanted uprights......
Will cover postage.
Forum: All GT40 17th February 2017, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,660
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: MK3 at JD classics

Aaaah, I seeeeeee, I misunderconstumbled.
Amazing thing, notice how the screws holding the window frames in are all facing the same way?
Be interesting to know what the restoration cost was.....
Forum: All GT40 17th February 2017, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,660
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: MK3 at JD classics

So it WASN'T restored by JD?
Forum: All GT40 17th February 2017, 03:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,660
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: MK3 at JD classics

For those who have never heard of JD classics....

https://youtu.be/ZioZOfM0Kn8

Caution, automotive porn!
Forum: All GT40 17th February 2017, 03:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,660
Posted By simonjrwinter
MK3 at JD classics

I would guess this...
JD Classics (http://www.jdclassics.co.uk/ford-gt40-mkiii-prototype.asp)
Is finished to a far higher standard than when new and also, if you have to ask the price........
...
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 16th February 2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,199
Posted By simonjrwinter
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 16th February 2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,199
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: GTD rear uprights wanted

Stuart
Pm
Sent
Simon
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 15th February 2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,199
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: GTD rear uprights wanted

Ok, thanks Stuart
Simon
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 15th February 2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,199
Posted By simonjrwinter
GTD rear uprights wanted

When I get round to starting the rebuild I'd like to replace the rear drums with discs (just Granada/Scorpio items)
I remember when I had my last GTD, the rear uprights were different on the disc...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 13th February 2017, 04:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,776
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: Cleaning fuel tanks

No, but I know a man who has.....
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 12th February 2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,776
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: Cleaning fuel tanks

Thanks a Howard,

Can somebody lend me a pickup........��
Forum: All GT40 10th February 2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,210
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: Gt40 back home

Nice colour and mk3 windows?
Forum: The Paddock 9th February 2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,323
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: Very cool Jetman video

Wow! Impressive stuff
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 9th February 2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,776
Posted By simonjrwinter
Cleaning fuel tanks

Once I start the restoration of my GTD I'm going to need to give the fuel tanks some serious de-gunging
If you take a look at the fuel filters you'll see what I'll be dealing with!
Any...
Forum: The Paddock 9th February 2017, 03:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 756
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: Apollo 11 Day 1, part 1: Launch

Wow proper geek stuff, right up my street. Thanks for posting.
Simon
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 8th February 2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,513
Posted By simonjrwinter
GTD knock on wheels?

Any UK based options for GTD's?
I'm considering Vintage Wheels in the US. nice looking wheels.
Simon
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 31st January 2017, 04:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,354
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: Hartwell Alternatives

Had these https://uk.rs-online.com/mobile/p/toggle-latches/0687174/
On my last GTD
SIMON
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 30th January 2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 963
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: Granada build wheels wanted UK

Thank you but not what I was after.
I'm looking for an old set of wheels my car can roll on while I refurbish the wheels
Simon
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 30th January 2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 963
Posted By simonjrwinter
Granada build wheels wanted UK

Anybody got a set they could let me have, am in SE but could travel reasonable distance
Thanks
Simon
Forum: GT40 Enthusiasts Club 30th January 2017, 04:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,875
Posted By simonjrwinter
FEL 747D any pictures?

As some of you might have read in another thread, I have bought a GTD in need of total restoration.
The car was built in the 1980's and, as was he norm at that time, registered with a Ford logbook....
Forum: All GT40 29th January 2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 846
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: GTD VIN numbers

Thanks Mike,
Interesting. I'm under the impression my chassis was an early one, poss 1985 maybe even 1984 (were GTD going then?)
I know my chassis has an almost identical format to a GTD I used to...
Forum: All GT40 28th January 2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 846
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: GTD VIN numbers

Does GAGFTU***** sound like a GTD Chassis number or a Ford (Granada 1977) number?
Forum: All GT40 28th January 2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 846
Posted By simonjrwinter
GTD VIN numbers

what letters do they start with.......
Thanks

Simon
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 26th January 2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,178
Posted By simonjrwinter
Can anyone ID this picture?

I'm pretty sure it was taken in the UK of genuine GT40's (FEL 1C is there) but the white MK4 might make the place/date stand out for someone....

gt40 gathering_zpsuf6zhou4.jpeg Photo by...
Forum: All GT40 25th January 2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,030
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: 5/8 scale gt40

Go kart chassis?
Disability scooter chassis?
Forum: All GT40 21st January 2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,522
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: GTD restoration project

It seems the sellers description of "racing history" is based on 2 pictures taken in Brands a Hatch car park at some time in the distant past!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/theclarksnz/5505797162/
Forum: All GT40 20th January 2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,522
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: GTD restoration project

Sadly the seller was "economical with the truth"
No race history. The car has a roll cage fitted and has a removable steering wheel fitted but there's no evidence of any Racing apart from "sponsored...
Forum: All GT40 20th January 2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,522
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: GTD restoration project

I was told that the car used to belong to a chap who either knew or did fabrication work for Ray Christopher, don't suppose I'll ever know.
Forum: All GT40 20th January 2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,522
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: GTD restoration project

Sadly no "spare race spec webbers" but all there. Mose of the "spares" are junk. Set of 302 heads that are only useful as boat anchors!
Forum: All GT40 20th January 2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,522
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: GTD restoration project

Indeed
A total strip and rebuild on the cards
Hookey stacks.....it's a single carb under there!
Forum: All GT40 20th January 2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,522
Posted By simonjrwinter
GTD restoration project

Just bought this....
Unused for 28 years!
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