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Forum: GT40 Enthusiasts Club 18th March 2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,843
Posted By john_douglass
Re: Farewell Message

Sorry to see you go - my KVA will miss your near identical KVA.

John:thumbsup::thumbsup:
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 17th February 2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,633
Posted By john_douglass
Re: GT40 Kellison

Loren.

If you decide to make the leap, make sure the body mounts perfectly on the frame. The one that I had was originally designed I believe to be mounted on a volkswagon frame.

Also, make...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 16th February 2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,633
Posted By john_douglass
Re: GT40 Kellison

It didn't look like a real GT40 - I guess I'm picky! Post some pictures of your baby!

John
:thumbsup:
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 13th February 2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,633
Posted By john_douglass
Re: GT40 Kellison

I had a Kellison body but didn't like it. I switched to a KVA. Post some pictures of your build!

John:
:thumbsup:
Forum: All GT40 19th January 2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By john_douglass
Re: KVA build instructions

Mike, I'd like to have a copy of your PDF if you can spare one more!

John

:shifty:
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 1st January 2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,521
Posted By john_douglass
Re: GTD 40 for sale in the UK

Great looking car - engine seems to be tilted forward. Was this by design?

John
Forum: All GT40 24th October 2017, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,622
Posted By john_douglass
Re: Help Identify Replica GT40

Looks like a Kelison but it could be a KVA - mine is a KVA.

Does the engine mount in the back requiring a transaxle?

I hope you can get it at a good price. Make sure it has all the frame and...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 14th September 2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 20,824
Posted By john_douglass
Re: KVA Project

Looks pretty good - reminds me of my KVA!

John
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 14th February 2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,450
Posted By john_douglass
Re: The Future of GT40s.com

Ron,

Keep up the good work - if you need a special assessment to keep the site running count me in!

John

:thumbsup:
Forum: Superformance GT40s 22nd January 2017, 05:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,438
Posted By john_douglass
Re: Back up camera

I installed a camera mounted on my deck lid - works pretty good!

John
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 5th December 2016, 06:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,116
Posted By john_douglass
Re: Henty's scratchbuild GT40

Get yourself a CAV frame before you begin your restoration work - install a roll cage right away!

John
:thumbsup:
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 25th October 2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,980
Posted By john_douglass
Cool Re: CAV clutch issue

Gents,

I have a similar problem except my transaxle is a 930 Porsche. I've replaced the clutch master cylinder and the slave cylinder, bled the system several and still have the problem with...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 25th August 2016, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,561
Posted By john_douglass
Re: KVA GTD (C) 351W in bits in the shed

Patrick,

I have a KVA - post some pictures of what you got.

John
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 25th August 2016, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 828
Posted By john_douglass
Re: 930 transaxle

Guys,

What is puzzling is that I'm using the same brackets that were on there before - the slave cylinder is from a Jaquar XKE V12. I did have to replace the clutch master cylinder from a swing...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 24th August 2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 828
Posted By john_douglass
930 Clutch Disengagement Issue

Steve,

My hydraulic clutch slave cylinder went up on my 930 - I've replaced it but the clutch is not fully disengaging. Do you know how far the clutch release fork must travel to fully disengage...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 13th July 2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By john_douglass
Re: Hydralic Clutch Problem - Porsche 930

Terry:

1) Can you move the arm (by hand) the same distance without the assistance of the slave cylinder (to verify there is a large resistance and that most likely is the diaphram being pushed) -...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 12th July 2016, 02:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By john_douglass
Hydralic Clutch Problem - Porsche 930

I have a Porsche 930 transaxle with a hydralic clutch on my GT40. Some months ago the clutch stopped working properly so I assumed it was the clutch master cylinder. Because of the close mounting...
Forum: All GT40 16th June 2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,402
Posted By john_douglass
Re: Yellow gt40

Beautiful car - looks like mine. However, I'm in the States!

John
:thumbsup:
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 10th June 2016, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,885
Posted By john_douglass
Re: Is this a GT40 Replica

Jac is right - I had one (bought a body) and finally sold it off. It's a poor replica of a GT40 that was built to fit on a Volkswagon chassis.
1. check to see if it has an engine
2. check to see...
Forum: Original GT40s 20th March 2016, 05:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,222
Posted By john_douglass
Re: GT40 Graveyard!!!

Where are they located? Are they for sale?

:thumbsup:
Forum: GT40 Tech - Registration / SVA / Insurance 6th January 2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,478
Posted By john_douglass
Re: KVA VIN number?

Thanks Julian, mine is a KVA by Sabre/Integrity Coachworks also - I have a Porsche 930 transaxle. Some Porsche transaxles are quite tough!

Do you like the ERA more than the Sabre?

John...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Registration / SVA / Insurance 4th January 2016, 06:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,478
Posted By john_douglass
Re: KVA VIN number?

Julian,

What kind of transaxle go you have in your KVA?

John
Forum: GT40 Tech - Registration / SVA / Insurance 3rd January 2016, 07:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,478
Posted By john_douglass
Re: KVA VIN number?

I bought mine from a seller in the US and it came with a bill of sale listing the VIN # and a certificate of origin. See if your seller has this info!

:thumbsup:
Forum: GT40 Tech - Registration / SVA / Insurance 2nd January 2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,478
Posted By john_douglass
Re: KVA VIN number?

Mine is on the driver's side rear frame - just behind the coil spring - it's on top of the rail.
Good Luck!

Post some pictures of your KVA.
John
Forum: All GT40 7th November 2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,059
Posted By john_douglass
Re: Identify an old gt40 fiberglass kit car kit?

Yep,

It looks like an old Kelison - I once owned one. One of the big problems with using the body is finding a frame to mount it on. Also getting parts like windows, etc are a challenge.

It is...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 29th April 2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,942
Posted By john_douglass
Re: Kaspa's scratch build GT40

I'll be following your build - Good Luck!

John
Forum: All GT40 13th January 2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 23,719
Posted By john_douglass
Re: It's Official - New GT

One of the most innovative new features appears to be the air tunnels. These replace the air ducts which on the original GT40's directed air over the engine. The large tunnels direct air straight...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 7th January 2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,206
Posted By john_douglass
Re: With or without A/C

Absolutely need A/C - remember you're sitting in front of the engine and the heat will drive you out of the passenger compartment!

I would rank it second only to a roll bar which is a must when...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 1st January 2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,313
Posted By john_douglass
Re: Overheating

It seems to me that if you placed the reservoir tank and the filler tube above the height of the engine, all the air would automatically be purged from the rear of the manifold. That way you wouldn't...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 26th October 2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,080
Posted By john_douglass
Re: Corvette Suspension on a GT40?

KVA uses rear Corvette suspension components! Mine are connected to a Porsche 930 transaxle!

John

:chug:
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 27th April 2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 20,824
Posted By john_douglass
Re: KVA Project

Tony,

I don't know whether you've considered it, but I would strongly recommend that you install a roll cage before mounting the body panels. These cars are so low and only thing protecting you in...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Registration / SVA / Insurance 30th March 2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,607
Posted By john_douglass
Re: Looking for KVA replicas info

I have a KVA - I believe it's a Mark I.

The bill of Sale (I brought the Kit from another guy) has a sale date of 3/30/96.

It is titled as a '65.

I also have a parts list with specs that's...
Forum: All GT40 12th June 2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,063
Posted By john_douglass
Re: Looking for a GT 40

I might be willing to part with mine!

John

:thumbsup:
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 17th May 2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,715
Posted By john_douglass
Re: Wanted GT40

I have a KVA with a bored and stroked Chevy 350 ci that I'm considering selling - see picture below. Contact me if interested!

I'm located in Md near DC.

:thumbsup:
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 16th May 2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,597
Posted By john_douglass
Re: Half shafts

Thanks Phil,

I'll try to post some pictures. I will need an CV adapter to connect to Corvette torque arms!

John

:thumbsup:
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 14th May 2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,597
Posted By john_douglass
Cool Re: Half shafts

I've got CV's on the inside and Corvette U-joints on the outside - not a good combination I'm advised! Maybe causing some vibration for me!
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 19th October 2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,500
Posted By john_douglass
Smile Re: Ford GTs chase GT40

Good Show - reminds me of when 3 Ford GT's tried to molest my Yellow GT40 !

:chug:
:chug:
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 1st October 2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,433
Posted By john_douglass
Re: cooling system questions

Jim,

This post is so old I don't know whether it's active. I see you're in Annapolis - I'm in Rockville, Md.

I'm having an overheating problem and noticed a bleed line from the radiator was...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 18th September 2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,674
Posted By john_douglass
Cool Re: KVA project - where to start

Nick,

One other suggestion I'd like to make - make sure you have a steel firewall separating you from the entire engine compartment!

John

:thumbsup:
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 18th September 2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,674
Posted By john_douglass
Cool Re: KVA project - where to start

Nick,

Unfortunately I don't have one on mine - I wish I did. You need it for safety reasons. You've got to remember that you're ridding around in a car that only 40 inches off the ground and hard...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 17th September 2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,674
Posted By john_douglass
Cool Re: KVA project - where to start

I'm a KVA owner so it looks like you got an interesting project. I can see some differences in your frame than mine but the body looks the same!

One suggestion that I'd make is to add a roll cage...
Forum: All GT40 7th September 2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,651
Posted By john_douglass
Cool Re: Who is gt40sbot and why so many post?

Ron,

It looks like you've worked out most of the bugs in your GT40 bot! You might want to consider posting them to a new separate page say "New Posts - Sales" rather then cluttering up the "New...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 27th August 2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,306
Posted By john_douglass
Cool Re: Best roller rockers and mounts ?

Chris,

You might try a stud girdle to lock everything down - I had a similar problem!

John
:thumbsup:
Forum: All GT40 6th August 2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,508
Posted By john_douglass
Cool Re: GT40 Replica beginner

Here's a option that not many people consider. I started out with it. It uses a specifically designed frame which holds an Oldsmobile engine and transaxle. This engine combination is plentiful and...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 11th May 2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,528
Posted By john_douglass
Cool Re: Help with 930 CV joint boots

I used Fenco K1094 for '79 Porsche 911SC on mine - no problems so far!
:thumbsup:
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 25th April 2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By john_douglass
Cool Re: Carlisle 2012

Fran,

I was thinking about going, but if you're not going to be there - there's no point in my going!

John
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 25th April 2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,700
Posted By john_douglass
Cool Re: Shifter thread pitch?

Guys,

I've been looking to replace my knob too - I've seen a number of them on ebay.

Search on "20 1/2 knob" on ebay motors!

Good luck

John
:thumbsup::thumbsup:
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 19th April 2012, 02:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,454
Posted By john_douglass
Smile Re: 930 starters

Bill,

I finally got around to replacing the ring gear. Your detailed instructions on how to do that were very helpful and I wanted to again thank you.

There were a few minor differences in my...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 13th March 2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,454
Posted By john_douglass
Re: 930 starters

Bill,

Thanks for taking the time to give me detailed instructions for replacing my ring gear - it seems like a very delicate projects with many steps to remember! I kinda believe that my problem...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 11th March 2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,454
Posted By john_douglass
Re: 930 starters

Bill,

I read you thread re: Porsche 930 ring gears - my starter just chewed up a couple of teeth on my ring gear.

Do you have any tips or suggestions on the best way to pull the transaxle to...
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