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Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 5th June 2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By gsharapa
Re: cooling

LOL......as Walt said, your factory CAV radiator will be fine especially in 80 degrees! Walt is in Florida and I'm in Texas and our cars run fine in 100 degrees.

I don't have a current pics of my...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 30th May 2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 561
Posted By gsharapa
Re: Request for advice re Holley 4150

I've never used a vacuum advance always a total advance locked down. I've had a couple small block 427s and set them total advance at 34 degrees. Keep in mind when you run it up to set it, it's not...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 29th May 2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 561
Posted By gsharapa
Re: Request for advice re Holley 4150

Your original post stated running extremely rich at idle so see what number power valve you have in it first and you might want to replace that first to see if it is blown. Going up in number will...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 28th May 2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 561
Posted By gsharapa
Re: Request for advice re Holley 4150

As many have stated it sounds like you have low vacuum at idle and the power value is opening. Typical if you have a bigger cam with low vacuum. You need to take a vacuum check at idle and in most...
Forum: All GT40 12th May 2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,030
Posted By gsharapa
Re: GT40 vs the Competition

There is just something special about a the 1960s performance cars like a GT40, Cobra, Daytona Coupe or even Corvette Grand Sport vs today's performance cars. I'd take a GT40 vs a new Ford GT any day...
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 9th May 2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,734
Posted By gsharapa
Re: CAV Wide Body No. 104 Lemans Blue

I just looked at the Hemmings listing and it does not state sold on my computer. Nice CAV good luck with your sale. Love the dark blue!
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 2nd May 2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,009
Posted By gsharapa
Re: Superformance GT40 MkI

It would be hard to let that GT40 go. Getting a new one doesn't change much unless you have a particular color in mind and then all the headaches to get a transaxle, sort it out and register it etc....
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 16th April 2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 621
Posted By gsharapa
GT40 Trailer Unload

Bought a new Mission all aluminum trailer for my GT40 and took the car to the Texas Cobra Club Spring Meet/Event in San Marco, Texas. Running the Texas Hill Country with 135 Cobras was a blast for 4...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 26th March 2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,190
Posted By gsharapa
Re: Rear tire size question and 2"/4" flares......

No extensions or flares on my CAV GT 40 as it is the Standard MK1 design. I had bigger Mickey Thompson Radials on it that slightly rubbed on the drivers side (big bumps) on the lower rear bottom...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Registration / SVA / Insurance 25th March 2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By gsharapa
Re: Registration/VIN in Texas

This should be helpful. You present them with SPF's MSO and their identification number will become your vin.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 23rd March 2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,190
Posted By gsharapa
Re: Rear tire size question and 2"/4" flares......

I have a CAV GT40 MKI Std body and I'm running AVONs and love them!

Frt: 225/60R/15
Rear: 295/50R/15

I was running Mickey Thompson Radials prior to the AVONs and had Goodyear Billboards...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 9th March 2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,481
Posted By gsharapa
Re: 302 or 351W??? I'm driving myself nuts

Mine is 351W/408 Stroker with Hydraulic Roller and it spins up fast........... Don't think you can go wrong with either combination.

Vid1 2 11 17 - YouTube...
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 19th February 2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,009
Posted By gsharapa
Re: Superformance GT40 MkI

So how fast were you going in the Cruise to Boulder video? Car sounds awesome and what a smooth drive not to mention the view!
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 8th February 2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 105,539
Posted By gsharapa
Re: Tornado GT40 in Texas

WOW.........Looking almost done Bob! Congrats. We'll have to get the boys together and run out some weekend for a peak!
Forum: Superformance GT40s 26th January 2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,503
Posted By gsharapa
Re: Barrett Jackson GT40

Actually talked to Dean yesterday and that is his old RCR GT40.
Forum: Superformance GT40s 21st January 2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,503
Posted By gsharapa
Re: Barrett Jackson GT40

Well said Mike and I totally agree with you! I've always taken pride in all my cars over the years and preferred to sell to others that were in the sport/hobby vs someone looking to flip the cars. My...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 21st January 2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 34,610
Posted By gsharapa
Forum: Superformance GT40s 21st January 2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,503
Posted By gsharapa
Re: Barrett Jackson GT40

I for one would never buy a GT40 with a mod motor or non 60s based Ford V8. When I saw this car come up it got my attention and wanted to see how it would do until I saw the motor and knew it would...
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 6th January 2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,014
Posted By gsharapa
Re: Superformance GT-40 Mk.II P2221

The awesome tork of a big block and the drag strip!
Forum: All GT40 1st January 2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,467
Posted By gsharapa
Re: CAV history -- the real story!

I had a GTD GT40 back in 2004 and heard back then that GTD went out of business or stopped building GT40s and all their moulds went to CAV who further developed the car. Then I read this post from...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 24th December 2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,042
Posted By gsharapa
Re: Problems finding a suitable door seal

My CAV has door rubber from BMW E39 S. My notes also say you can buy aftermarket product for that vehicle cheaper than BMW but it really seals the doors. Another friend of mine had a new CAV GT 40...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 24th December 2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,042
Posted By gsharapa
Re: Problems finding a suitable door seal

My CAV has door rubber from BMW E39 S. My notes also say you can buy aftermarket product for that vehicle cheaper than BMW but it really seals the doors. Another friend of mine had a new CAV GT 40...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 20th December 2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 736
Posted By gsharapa
The sound of GT40's and Cobra's In The Morning!

What great video to watch over a cup of Jo in the morning.

Cobra and GT40 - LOUD AMERICAN V8 at Le Mans - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xzfx5jFvmEU)
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 20th December 2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,348
Posted By gsharapa
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 14th December 2017, 11:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,530
Posted By gsharapa
Re: One of two CAV GT40's built for Shelby

Pat,

Nice car! I remember the press coverage when Shelby got it for his birthday. Good luck in your sale...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 14th December 2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,018
Posted By gsharapa
Garage Update

Bought a single story house back in April (5 car garage) and finally got the garage updated with new cabinets, lights and paint.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 12th December 2017, 11:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,211
Posted By gsharapa
Re: Rear Clip heat shield pictures, please

My CAV GT40 has a stainless heat shield.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 6th December 2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 625
Posted By gsharapa
Lucas 608 GT40 Mirror

Got my new windshield in a couple weeks ago and found this Lucas 608 GT40 Rearview Mirror on Ebay. Turned out great.
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 2nd December 2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 512
Posted By gsharapa
Out For Toys For Tots Run

Great day in Dallas today December 2nd for annual AER Toys For Tots Run. 75 degrees!
Forum: All GT40 1st December 2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,340
Posted By gsharapa
Re: Thank You CAV!

Yes it turned out great and I also found a Lucas 608 dripping mirror with a GT40 mount on Ebay that arrived today.
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 26th November 2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,117
Posted By gsharapa
Re: Is gt40's important to you - let us know your thoughts

Love the site and always happy to support. I wish GT40 owners were a bit more active but understand many have other priorities also. Since I retired from Ford Motor Company October 1st (39 years) I...
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 26th November 2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,009
Posted By gsharapa
Re: Superformance GT40 MkI

I'm not sure as many people know about GT40s.com as Cobra Country only because of the huge Cobra following world wide. I think a lot of guys on GT40s.com already have or had a GT40 where a lot of...
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 25th November 2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,009
Posted By gsharapa
Re: Superformance GT40 MkI

Awesome GT40 and I really like the white vintage look! These SPF MK1's don't seen to come up for sale very often so I would think this will not be available very long. I also have enjoyed your past...
Forum: All GT40 21st November 2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,340
Posted By gsharapa
Thank You CAV!

Just a quick post to say "Thank You" to Jordi and Candice at CAV in South Africa for helping me get a new windshield and molding! I had a stone hit the windshield a couple months ago right at the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 21st November 2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By gsharapa
Re: Hello from Italy

Good luck in your build as the cars are awesome!
Forum: All GT40 12th November 2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,384
Posted By gsharapa
Re: SNAKEEYES joins GT40 forum !!

This was funny to read. I actually bought this GTD GT40 from Bob back in 2004 and then traded it in late 2005 for a Kirkham FIA Cobra with a guy in New Jersey. Had a few more Cobras after but then...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 9th October 2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,055
Posted By gsharapa
Re: New GTD40 owner

Welcome.........My first GT40 was a GTD and really like it. Your's looks great! Enjoy....
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 21st July 2017, 11:47 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 50,800
Posted By gsharapa
Re: Part 2 of Don's Mk IV Build

You will love driving at speed on those AVONs. I put mine on a few months ago and what a difference....
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 8th July 2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,819
Posted By gsharapa
Re: Cav 186

Walt....This video will give you an idea on travel in the rear when I pull in and go up the driveway. No much travel. This is my old house that I haven't sold yet...

Vid3 2 11 17 - YouTube...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 7th July 2017, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,819
Posted By gsharapa
Re: Cav 186

Here you go Walt; CAV 169

Vid2 2 11 17 - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJir4v2DJK4)
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 5th July 2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 35,877
Posted By gsharapa
Re: CAV #180 Factory Roller

Congrats Bill.........
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 7th April 2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 24,289
Posted By gsharapa
Re: Superformance GT40 MKII For Sale

What a great video...........thanks for sharing and good luck selling an awesome GT40,
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 5th March 2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,842
Posted By gsharapa
Re: New Member From N. Texas

Welcome John....Lots of Cobras in DFW and also a few GT40s. Cobra group meets the first Saturday of every month for lunch (breakfast in hot summer months) so you could see all kinds of Cobras. Their...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 23rd February 2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,298
Posted By gsharapa
Re: New AVONs Installed!

Dave...The concern I had with tiresticker.com was their AVON lettering is not the correct brand logo or at least their picture is not. Pete made the stencils which are 2 inch front and 2.5 inches...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 19th February 2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 105,539
Posted By gsharapa
Re: Tornado GT40 in Texas

Thanks for having us out Bob. I agree the car is really shaping up and looking good. Time for the engine install...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 17th February 2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,298
Posted By gsharapa
Re: New AVONs Installed!

Yes this car is Guardsman Blue. I like the front and rear spoilers and been thinking about those also....
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 12th February 2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,298
Posted By gsharapa
New AVONs Installed!

Put some new AVONs on and painted AVON with stencils. Very nice tires really changes the way the GT40 drives and handles! Love Them...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2C--yfAfaQ
...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 8th February 2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 902
Posted By gsharapa
New Goodies

My new AVONs, Air Cleaner/Turkey Pan with Quicklatch and Holman Moody competition valve covers!
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 4th February 2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,123
Posted By gsharapa
Re: Throttle Cable

Mine was stiff and turned out to be the springs.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Registration / SVA / Insurance 4th February 2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,061
Posted By gsharapa
Re: P2334 Registered in TX

Tim, How about a few pics of your car?
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