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Forum: The Paddock 10th April 2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By ckouba
Re: 2018 Formula One

For the first time in a long time, it was an interesting race which was worth watching. I enjoyed it.

Best wishes to the Ferrari mechanic for a healthy recovery. Looked horrid.
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 9th April 2018, 02:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer, take II

You need to be careful Jac... Great minds think alike- but I'm not sure you'd want to be lobbed in that bucket with me (although the bucket might need another label if I'm in it). That's one of the...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 9th April 2018, 01:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer, take II

Per the pretty limited regulations, three wheels are required to be in contact with the ground at all times. The intent with their challenge was for a genuine 4 wheel entry to get through to the...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 8th April 2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer, take II

There was a challenge issued by the organizers. There hasn't been a 4-wheeled finalist for a really LONG time and the challenge is to build one to get there. It may not get me as fast as I need to...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 26th March 2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,047
Posted By ckouba
Re: Share your engine combination............

I went with something "adequate" and while it might not induce racing pulses amongst this demographic, I am quite happy with it in practice. Ford Crate motor with Edelbrock Pro-Flow EFI and ZF -2...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 25th March 2018, 03:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer, take II

Pretty happy with how it turned out:

Google Photos...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 25th March 2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer, take II

Front end coming together even more...

Steering will be done by levers instead of wheel or tiller due to space constraints. They will be located approximately waist level when in the cockpit and...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 23rd March 2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer, take II

I think I'll fly under the radar on this forum. I have a facebook account on which I post maybe 3 times a year, so should be able to control myself there.

If they find me here, good on them!
...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 21st March 2018, 04:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By ckouba
Gravity Racer, take II

The lunacy is starting again.

Last year I (quite casually) chronicled the build of my entry for the Portland "Adult" Soapbox Derby in this thread...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 14th February 2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,604
Posted By ckouba
Re: Coyote or SBF

Which is exactly why I don't lose any sleep over my choice of EFI or SBF vs LS/Coyote, or RCR vs SPF (well, budget actually made that choice for me).

I agree completely with Mike, build YOUR car...
Forum: The Paddock 14th February 2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,160
Posted By ckouba
Re: The Car in the Father Brown mystery/drama series

I don't know Larry... Kinda looks like it already has a top on it, so maybe not as hard as you'd think. I bet it would look good topless though!
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 12th February 2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 629
Posted By ckouba
Re: How Do You Keep Your Garage Clean?

It's all relative Nick. You might see mine and get jealous, I see others' and get jealous...

At least I can see my floor now though!
...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 12th February 2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 629
Posted By ckouba
Re: How Do You Keep Your Garage Clean?

Embarassingly, I don't.

I have a 3 bay shop and it hasn't had anything resembling Randy's re-groups in a LONG time. Until this last month, when I saw something I haven't seen in a while- the...
Forum: All GT40 10th February 2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,755
Posted By ckouba
Re: GT40 kit completed the most

My RCR40 with half tanks is ~2400 pounds. Iron block 302, ZF gearbox, 2" flared rear clip, 8"/10" wheels.



This is very true. Some hear "kit car" and think you get a box with all the parts...
Forum: The Paddock 30th January 2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,029
Posted By ckouba
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

Comments of that nature are restricted to the "Paddock Politics Thread". ;)[/QUOTE]


Since when did mocking a TV network become political?!??:lipsrsealed:

They've been tools regardless of...
Forum: The Paddock 29th January 2018, 02:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,029
Posted By ckouba
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

'Editing' and/or 'proofreading' haven't been of any great concern to society in general for quite some time now...perhaps most notably in the world of 'professional'(?) journalism.


OTOH, the...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 24th January 2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,329
Posted By ckouba
Re: Barrett Jackson GT40

Looks a lot like Dean's old car:

1966 Ford GT40 MkI Replica | S144 | Monterey 2017 (https://www.mecum.com/lots/CA0817-300244/1966-ford-gt40-mki-replica/)
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 17th January 2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,132
Posted By ckouba
Re: Ho 302 f1se

I've got no experience with the specific motor you're asking about, but I also have a Ford 302 long block with 350h/350t in my RCR (alu heads and manifold; Edelbrock EFI). If you're not looking to...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 17th January 2018, 02:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,815
Posted By ckouba
Re: Why did I do this?

Absolutely!

I hear you can drill a hole (or two I think) in the bottom corners of the cavity to allow the water to drain.

Don't ask me how I know this...

And thanks for the valve link Tom!...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 15th January 2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,815
Posted By ckouba
Re: Why did I do this?

Hi Mitch,

I have EFI and use the space as a swirl pot as described. Mine looks like this:
...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 9th January 2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,867
Posted By ckouba
Re: Problems finding a suitable door seal

Hi Tom,

I looked this up and the smallest piece available is 12"x42". You wouldn't happen to have any leftovers would you? I would like to seal this area up but would prefer not to buy a...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 19th December 2017, 04:36 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,149
Posted By ckouba
Re: H Craft GT-R, Jared's build.

Does everyone get to see his photos? My computer doesn't seem to display them no matter what browser I use. This includes the other build thread too.

Please help, the builds are masterpieces and...
Forum: Original GT40s 4th December 2017, 04:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,823
Posted By ckouba
Re: P1109, horror!!

The part that disappoints me is that the same repair panels you can legally buy from Dynacorn and replace one at a time are not allowed to be pre-assembled and "installed" (for lack of a better term)...
Forum: All GT40 6th November 2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,600
Posted By ckouba
Re: GT40 experience England

6' 2" in a standard RCR and love it. No problems if you set your seat up properly.
Forum: All GT40 6th November 2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By ckouba
Re: Look Down, Look Down that Lonesome Road

Unless Fran is the manufacturer referred to in the article (feel free to confirm), what does this have to do with him?
Forum: The Paddock 18th October 2017, 01:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,344
Posted By ckouba
Re: VNUK

Are they actually going to dyno every registered pre-1960 car?
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 6th October 2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,709
Posted By ckouba
Forum: The Paddock 3rd October 2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By ckouba
Re: Tom Petty

Apparently he is now truly gone:

Rest In Peace Tom Petty: 1950 – 2017 (http://www.tompetty.com/)

I will miss him.
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 2nd October 2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,709
Posted By ckouba
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 25th September 2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 107,682
Posted By ckouba
Re: M20 Dreaming

Gutted for you Rod. I lost a handful of guitars in the same manner, which sucked, but worse yet is that creepy feeling of someone's been in your house.

All the best getting the wrong righted and...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 12th September 2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,979
Posted By ckouba
Re: Back to the Future-Ron and Sydney's 1985 5L Mustang Build

Looks great Ron, and sounds like a dream project with the kiddo.

I've never been too gifted stylistically, so take this suggestion with a grain of salt, but have you thought about the blacked-out...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 11th September 2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 50,247
Posted By ckouba
Re: Part 2 of Don's Mk IV Build

GORGEOUS!!!:
http://www.gt40s.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=87308&d=1505132399
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 3rd September 2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,582
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer

Another sweet pic showed up in my inbox yesterday. The finish line of the final:
...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 29th August 2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,582
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer

Yeah but...

The second place car's pusher looked like he could have been picked up from an NFL team. My pusher is in his late 40's and only reasonably fit (hikes, exercises, nothing crazy...),...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 29th August 2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,582
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer

It's even more gorgeous in person! Super nice competitor and super slick entry. He's run it for a number of years now and it has the right amount of patina to let you know it's a serious entry but...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 29th August 2017, 06:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,582
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer

A few additional pics have popped up on the internet:
...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 22nd August 2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,582
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer

One of my favorite pics from the event which I've seen so far, this is the start of the final heat:...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 22nd August 2017, 04:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,582
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer

A few video snips...

Passing by on the course:
2017 Portland Adult Soapbox Derby - Car #2 fly by - YouTube (https://youtu.be/-EfFmYMjcPM)

Heat finish:
2017 Portland Adult Soapbox Derby - Car...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 20th August 2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,582
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer

So, it was a pretty successful day yesterday. I posted this on my slot car racing forum because those are most of the degenerates who helped me get here, but I thought I would post the same update...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 15th August 2017, 02:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By ckouba
Re: Stainless mig welding a custom exhaust system

I usually won't try to tell people what to do but I will tell you this Cliff: GET A TIG!

I had very little experience with what I will call "precision welding" but managed to make my own stainless...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 1st August 2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,582
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer

Thank you sir! It's quite ridiculous. I've topped out at over 60mph, and can consistently run in the 40's and 50's. The car absolutely floats and flies!



Honestly, not sure. Wind noise? It...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 1st August 2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,582
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer

Got the band back together and took the little car out last month.

The band:...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 31st July 2017, 02:41 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 50,247
Posted By ckouba
Re: Part 2 of Don's Mk IV Build

Those numbers sound a bit high. I will have to sneak out to check mine, but I think they were maybe half of that- I want to say either 6 or 9, but my memory is horrible so don't quote me. The...
Forum: The Paddock 12th July 2017, 05:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,443
Posted By ckouba
Jim Clark: The Quiet Champion

The Brits out there may have seen this already but it's a well done hour on his life and accomplishments:

F1 - Jim Clark: the quiet champion (special) - YouTube (https://youtu.be/BINkmyNKPb8)
...
Forum: The Paddock 28th June 2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 25,080
Posted By ckouba
Re: F1 in 2017

OMG- me too!!! I found one where LH had three brake lights all illuminated- clearly showing he brake checked SV...
...
Forum: The Paddock 26th June 2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 25,080
Posted By ckouba
Re: F1 in 2017

Us 'Mericans call it "fake telemetery".

The part of SV's antics which I loved the most was when he asked his race engineer when he was driving dangerously. Seriously dude, man up and accept the...
Forum: All GT40 19th May 2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,658
Posted By ckouba
Re: Wheels! please chime in!

When I ordered mine, RCR was getting their wheels here:

Vintage Wheels, Mustang, Hot Rod and Muscle Car (http://vintagewheelsus.com/)

They do the BRM and Cobra Hallibrand as knock offs. I love...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 5th May 2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,582
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer

From yesterday's shakedowns:

Jeff, on board cam (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95HQL0QwKoc)

Rolling by at full scream (~45 MPH) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB9eAiE1aRs)

What a blast!
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 2nd May 2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,582
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer

Chapter 5: Finishing the Bodywork and Putting the "Pretty" on!

Spilled some red paint on the white...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 23rd April 2017, 02:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,724
Posted By ckouba
Re: how to remove inner trans axle hub on zf trans

Vaughn,

Looking at the close up picture, there may be a lip on the trans output flange and that bearing carrier may be seated in it. Yours look slightly different than mine. Mine were positively...
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