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Forum: The Paddock 12th April 2018, 02:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: 2018 Formula One

That’s good news for you guys.
I stopped watching F1 here in the UK when coverage left the advert free BBC.
Forum: The Paddock 30th March 2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,195
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: GT40s.com Paddock GUNS thread

Again Larry, defending of your right to have guns is the most important thing to you. You try to take apart my argument line by line, but not a word about the dead children and thousands of innocent...
Forum: The Paddock 29th March 2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,195
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: GT40s.com Paddock GUNS thread

WOW! Just wow! You just validated my whole argument.
You just don’t get it do you? A gun and a bomb are designed to KILL PEOPLE. Nothing else. I eat my dinner with a knife, play games with a bat,...
Forum: The Paddock 29th March 2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 223,028
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: More Global Cooling/Warming/Change hoax.

Bob, are you saying that the people and industry on the planet have absolutely no influence on the weather/temperature whatsoever?
Thanks
Simon
Forum: The Paddock 29th March 2018, 02:59 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,195
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: GT40s.com Paddock GUNS thread

Same old arguments that we had here and in Australia, no, the US IS different. The amount of guns in circulation is significantly more (per capita) than almost anywhere else, so I guess you’re...
Forum: The Paddock 28th March 2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,195
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: GT40s.com Paddock GUNS thread

Maybe I shouldn’t get involved, being in the UK, HOWEVER, I used to own a couple of guns a few years ago before Dunblane.
I used to shoot Police pistol disciplines at my local shooting club. After 5...
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 16th February 2018, 02:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,521
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: 881
Posted By simonjrwinter
Forum: All GT40 15th February 2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 881
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: 881
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: 881
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: 669
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: 17
Views: 2,137
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: 1,354
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: 832
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: 7,793
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: 7,591
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: 3,458
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: 3,995
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: 3,995
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: 1,591
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: 972
Posted By simonjrwinter
Forum: All GT40 8th March 2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,040
Posted By simonjrwinter
Forum: All GT40 8th March 2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,040
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: 4,914
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: 1,267
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: 1,774
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: 1,774
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: 1,774
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: 1,774
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: 1,267
Posted By simonjrwinter
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 16th February 2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,267
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: 1,267
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: 1,267
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: 1,837
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: 1,837
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: 1,284
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: Gt40 back home

Nice colour and mk3 windows?
Forum: The Paddock 9th February 2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,364
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: 1,837
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: 801
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: 3,693
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: 1,431
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: 1,010
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: 1,010
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: 1,939
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: 936
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: 936
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: 936
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: 1,213
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: 2,160
Posted By simonjrwinter
Re: 5/8 scale gt40

Go kart chassis?
Disability scooter chassis?
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