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Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 11th October 2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,741
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Question about ignition options....

Hi Cliff, check out the Pertronix "Stock Look" as cast distributors. On GT40s it's much easier to install (firewall clearance) with the engine already mounted. I used one in this RCR GT40 to replace...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 10th October 2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,778
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Exhaust manifold

It would be helpful to know the engine family: Small block Windsor, FE, Cleveland or big block. Also Displacement and engine block deck height effect the fit of GT40crossover exhaust systems to the...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 15th January 2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,475
Posted By Canuk40
Re: GTD Speedo

Hi Paul, Micks thread about his speedo has also brought out good tips. I've seen a few cars gain mileage on the electronic odometer so an external signal generator such as the VDO GPS Sensor may...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 15th January 2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,606
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Speedo connection to 2 wire sensor

Hi Mick,

I think Tom has the best solution if your wiring is ok and the problem persists. Wiring diagram #2 corresponds to standard CAV practice however speedometer issues are not unusual in the...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 15th January 2017, 12:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,606
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Speedo connection to 2 wire sensor

Can you post a pic of your instruction sheet? If the Audi sensor is an un-amplified magnetic reluctance unit that may be covered in the two wire setup, the VDO gauges in CAVs used a powered proximity...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 15th January 2017, 12:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,475
Posted By Canuk40
Re: GTD Speedo

Hi Paul, If the gauge is otherwise working properly it's worth checking the integrity of the ground connections in the harness, ignition system and engine block, would be a shame if you bought a new...
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 6th January 2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,730
Posted By Canuk40
Re: headlites-for-cav

Talk about a problem solver! thanks Karl. The LEDs have a big advantage in lower current draw. Thanks again Cheers
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 6th January 2017, 04:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,730
Posted By Canuk40
Re: headlites-for-cav

Hi Neville, might be worth checking the voltage at the headlights when on, low beam then high beam. You're looking for 12 volts ignition on or 14 volts with engine running.

The early CAV cars ran...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 26th October 2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,040
Posted By Canuk40
Re: CAV clutch issue

Hi Chuck, How many miles are on her? On the early CAVs with ZF (RBT) transaxles there was an issue with bell housing alignment that caused hard shifting into reverse and first gears. Really important...
Forum: Feedback: Buyers, Sellers, & Vendors 13th February 2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,392
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Beware Ian CAV

Hi All, It's important to respond to Tom's comments because he certainly deserves better service from me. There is no way to spin doctor or candy coat the fact I have let him down. Tom and I spoke...
Forum: All GT40 18th September 2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,921
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Cav 1075

Here's the link for the trailer manufacturer, very slick unit, one man operation and can load any low ramp angle car: KC Slider - The safest and easiest enclosed trailer car hauler on the market....
Forum: Worldwide GT40 Events 18th September 2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 726
Posted By Canuk40
British Car Day Sept 18

Looks like fine weather for the British Car Day in Oakville, link: British Car Day (http://www.torontotriumph.com/BCD/) Always a great show and Angelo will be there with is CAV 1075. Come on down!
Forum: All GT40 17th September 2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,921
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Cav 1075

Thanks guys, we had an opprtunity to put the car outside for few more pics a couple of days ago. It's really hard not to just stare at the car and loose all sense of time.

What I can say about...
Forum: All GT40 11th September 2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,921
Posted By Canuk40
Cav 1075

Here's some pics of Angelos CAV 1075 since extensive modifications were done including conversion to right hand drive, right hand shift, single Monza cap and crossover fuel system.

I used...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 11th September 2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,081
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Rear uprights - fabrication plans

Hi Jasmes, I agree with Mickky3 on the heavy or ugly part, our fabricated steel uprights are lighter than most cast aluminum parts, will accept any combination of brakes you can fit in the wheels and...
Forum: The Paddock 19th February 2011, 02:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,149
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Odd Planes

Hi David,

Yeah that's true. The Orenda Iroquois engines met specifications Rolls Royce said couldn't be done. Of course after they took one apart, figured out how to make it they had engines for...
Forum: The Paddock 18th February 2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,149
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Odd Planes

Hi Rick, Thanks for that, here's a link ADA-Arrow Cancellation (http://www.avroarrow.org/Cancellation.htm) which delves into some of the advanced technologies in the Arrow, both domestic (Canadian)...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 18th February 2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,936
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Soft Feel Paint for Interiors

At least you're honest, most of us have had a bad experience flocking around...

We did some flocking last year and it was very satisfying, a bit messy but that's the price of fun I suppose! It was...
Forum: The Paddock 18th February 2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,149
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Odd Planes

Since Jeff mentioned it and Jim complimented, here's the Avro Arrow. 1959 all weather, multi-mach, interceptor-fighter. Many technologies and materials we take for granted today were made feasible by...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 11th February 2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 633
Views: 236,140
Posted By Canuk40
Forum: All GT40 11th February 2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,288
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Crash Safety

Hi David, I recall reading about the crash test in the picture posted above. The tanks were filled with a non flamible liquid of equal mass. Any idea what that was? Cheers
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 10th February 2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 633
Views: 236,140
Posted By Canuk40
re: Jimmymac & Alistair's Cars

Looking fabulous! What size of tires are they? Cheers
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 10th February 2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,400
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Dynamic wing - what do you think?

Hi Greg,

Please let me echo Docs comments. This is fantastic forum, easily one of the most helpfull and strait shooting on the web.

Although the GT40 marketplace alone may not suit your...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 10th February 2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 92,728
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Help - GT40 Space Frame Drawings and Plans

Just on a glance, the chassis has about ninety cut and mitered tubes, not counting the front and rear subframes. For the home builder, don't underestimate the amount of time it takes to cut and fit...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 10th February 2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,400
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Dynamic wing - what do you think?

Brian, I agree there have been bad calls in banning some new technologies.

About the dynamic wing, I believe there is a place for it. It's also valid technology with real benefits. Just not on a...
Forum: The Paddock 10th February 2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,850
Posted By Canuk40
Re: What the heck is going on in Canada

Hey Damian, don't get me wrong, I think the post is great, just my dry humor on this friggin cold day.

Lots of coo coo stuff happens here. I think the ATP has taken over the government. ATP,...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 10th February 2011, 03:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,253
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Good Air Fuel Ratio/carb tuning info

Thanks for posting, I learn something everyday:) Worth making a copy of, there is a print version provided too. Cheers
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 10th February 2011, 02:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,529
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Ford Engine Size Comparison

Ouch, please put it back:)
Forum: The Paddock 10th February 2011, 02:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,850
Posted By Canuk40
Re: What the heck is going on in Canada

What a let down, I thought this thread was going to be something enlightening about getting kit cars into Canada! LOL

Not that it matters, just appears to me that for a bunch of old hippies,...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 10th February 2011, 02:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,400
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Dynamic wing - what do you think?

Seems like the consensus is with safety over innovation. Not to say any of us (certified Ludite myself included) are against new things. The race car engineers' job is to find advantages within the...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 9th February 2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,400
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Dynamic wing - what do you think?

The question of dynamic wing speaks to effectiveness and safety. An effective improvement will help you win races though only if yours is more "effective" than the competition, otherwise it's for the...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 8th February 2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,125
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Sauber and other Mercedes delights

Very cool, thanks for posting the link:)
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 8th February 2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 25,391
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Partially Assembled 1966 Ford GT40 Replica Kit

Deadshot, if you buy it and need anything give me a call. Actually same applies to anyone, just happens we're both in Canada... I have complete info on the KVA Type C and all parts in stock from...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 8th February 2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,100
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Sealing thermostat housing with O Ring

Something else to consider, since I found out the hard way, keep the thermostat body in place even if you knock out the middle to make it free flow. Most housings and manifolds have a recess machined...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 8th February 2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,563
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Unintended Acceleration Yesterday - GT40

Hey Cliff, hardly sporting picking on M3s, would have been nice to see the look on his face! Cheers
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 7th February 2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,563
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Unintended Acceleration Yesterday - GT40

Another application of Murphys Law. We've changed our throttle cable housings from PTFE lined to spiral wound steel. This seems to be the most resistant to heat and is a better fit with the stainless...
Forum: The World Market - Share Parts, Sources, and Reviews 5th February 2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,986
Posted By Canuk40
Re: GT40 for sale in Alberta

Hi Mark, Thanks for posting the info. Looks like a Sabre or Integrity/KVA. No doubt it will find a good home soon. I hope the new owner joins the Forum too, the more the merrier!

Cheers
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 4th February 2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,129
Posted By Canuk40
Re: What Am I getting into now?

I agree with the mild cam, more cubes, high flow heads. I struggle with stroke/con rod/piston deck height lengths/ratios as there's a case for every configuration.

External imbalance or zero...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 4th February 2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,760
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Superformance GT40 questions... need help :)

Welcome aboard and enjoy the ride! Cheers
Forum: Original GT40s 4th February 2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,237
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Mirage or not?

Thanks Jay, is it true there will be few more Mirage built? You're going to run out of trick 351s! Cheers
Forum: Original GT40s 3rd February 2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,237
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Mirage or not?

Well Harley Cluxton and the chaps at Gelsco will definatively know about the sole surviving M1. The car in the Piston Heads link looks a bit too strait and early spec to jive as being THE ACTUAL...
Forum: The Paddock 3rd February 2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,149
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Odd Planes

Another "plane" if you accept hovercraft, the Tupolev AS2, apparently still in production.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 3rd February 2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,646
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Chassis Rigidity - Replicas v. Origianls

Bob, gotta agree with you on that if we're talking impact protection.

I do recall something about the roadsters not working out as well as hoped at Targa Floria because of reduced stiffness in...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 3rd February 2011, 04:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,760
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Superformance GT40 questions... need help :)

Wow, if I was a potential customer reading this it would be like, man I've got into this group. Fair and honest advise throughout.

Also quite rightly mentioned, this forum is full of members who...
Forum: The Paddock 3rd February 2011, 04:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 783
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Aesthetics of current sports racecars ?!

Thanks Jim, that recharged my rose colored glasses!

There were some butt ugly curvy cars back then too, of course how could we forget beauties like the Matras? Also some looked good at the time...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 2nd February 2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,646
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Chassis Rigidity - Replicas v. Origianls

I wonder about the variance in chassis rigidity between original cars. Alan Mann had a couple of aluminium tubs, yes? The Mk11s had firewall mods to make room for the big mill, the X1 Roadsters had...
Forum: The Paddock 2nd February 2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,795
Posted By Canuk40
Re: What was your first car

My first car was a boat, a land yacht, a batmobile wannabe. 1960 Cadillac Series 62 convertable. Black with a black leather interior and white top. She's was later reincarnated as four Honda Civics....
Forum: The Paddock 2nd February 2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 783
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Aesthetics of current sports racecars ?!

Good points, cars like the Sauber C9-C11, Porsche 956-962, Mazda 737 had quite flat surfaces yet still looked fabulous. Then again, Gordon Murry did the McLaren F1 3 seater, no aurgument the man...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 2nd February 2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,796
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Gullwing Door Conversion

Hi Jimmy, I'd be happy to ship you some snow my friend! Over the years I've had broaden my idea of what a GT40 replica should be.

Although the majority of my parts are brand specific to the CAV...
Forum: The Paddock 2nd February 2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,149
Posted By Canuk40
Re: Odd Planes

Hey Jim, Years ago I saw a photo of the plane, thought wow that's wild, then filed it in the way back drawer. Just came across the plane online and found the link to the guys recreating the plane.
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