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Forum: The Garage Sale 10th March 2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Wilwood Reservoirs

That is awful nice of you, but I need to buy the master cylinders and the ones I need come with reservoirs.

If I find one that doesnít, Iíll surely hit you up!
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 10th March 2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 753
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Front Sway Bar Brackets

Had my buddy with me in the shop today. Heís 13 and slowing down. Great dog.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 10th March 2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 753
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Front Sway Bar Brackets

Yeah, Iíll add some washers. A little color is good.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 10th March 2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 753
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Front Sway Bar Brackets

Completed installing the new sway bar bushings and it looks like it will work as designed. My only damage are the holes I made with the last mount. I’ll weld them up eventually. I even removed the...
Forum: The Garage Sale 10th March 2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Wilwood Reservoirs

Haha, that must have been it!
Forum: The Garage Sale 9th March 2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Wilwood Reservoirs

Man, you gotta act fast around here!
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 5th March 2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: LTB Just Fishing For a Spider

Thanks Tom, but I'm fishing to see if anyone has one lying around that I could get for a good price.
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 4th March 2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By Norcoastal
LTB Just Fishing For a Spider

As the title says, Iím fishing for a spider or center section.

Iíve just finished the suspension and Iím looking to see if anyone has a fiberglass spider laying around their garage that they...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 4th March 2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,551
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Coyote or SBF

Well said and I agree!
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 3rd March 2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 753
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Front Sway Bar Brackets

Thanks for your help Dr Bob. I think Iíll be ok. I most likely wonít be racing, it will primarily be a street car.

Iím glad I got it sorted out. Itís a process.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 3rd March 2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 753
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Front Sway Bar Brackets

******UPDATE*****

Looks like if I can buy smaller mounts, I can keep the same bar and location. I believe this is how Chris at AP does it. There seems to be enough space for the bar to sway at...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 3rd March 2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 753
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Front Sway Bar Brackets

Thank you Terry. If I get new bar mounts and put them at the end where you suggest, the bar I’m using may be ok? That’s good news.

I received an email from Dr Bob who recommends a straight bar...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 2nd March 2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 753
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Front Sway Bar Brackets

Hereís that angle with the jack stands simulating load.

I just added the suspension and steering rack so nothing like camber is dialed in yet.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 2nd March 2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 753
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Front Sway Bar Brackets

Great suggestion!
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 2nd March 2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 753
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Front Sway Bar Brackets

I’m having trouble loading them so they’re not in any sort of order.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 2nd March 2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 753
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Front Sway Bar Brackets

Terry here are the pictures you asked me to take. If there is an angle I missed, just let me know and Iíll take some more.

I just want to get the bar mounted properly. Any suggestion as to...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 2nd March 2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 753
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Front Sway Bar Brackets

Here are some footwell pictures. For some reason Chris has a battery box in the footwell. Iíll probably remove that and reposition the battery somewhere else giving me more foot room.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 2nd March 2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 753
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Front Sway Bar Brackets

Thanks Terry. I now understand a little better and also understand why the current configuration isn’t desirable.

It is not a bent or custom bar. It also came from a C5 Corvette however it’s a...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 2nd March 2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 753
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Front Sway Bar Brackets

Thanks Randy. The foot wells are very cramped. Iíll send some pics as the project progresses.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 1st March 2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Master Cylinder Sizes

Hi Terry, Iíve read where many guys have different sizes for front and rear. You have 3/4 on all 4ís and it works well? Thatís great.

What Iím learning about bore size is that is in fact a trial...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 1st March 2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By Norcoastal
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 1st March 2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Master Cylinder Sizes

Thanks Howard. You’re obviously very knowledgeable about this. I think my set up is similar to the second scenario on your SLC, I’ll also be using 17” wheels.

Thank you for your comments!
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 1st March 2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 753
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Front Sway Bar Brackets

Hi Scott. I know I need 17’s. The front brake calipers are too large for 15’s. Thanks for the comment!
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 1st March 2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 753
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Front Sway Bar Brackets

Dr. Bob, thank you so much for your input. I was concerned enough about the position and location of the sway bar that I posted this question to begin with.

I welcome criticism, how else do you...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 28th February 2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By Norcoastal
Master Cylinder Sizes

I know there is a lot of conversation on this site about this. Much of it is over my head. I saw that someone put together a MC calculator and it made my hair hurt.

I have 13” Corvette front...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 28th February 2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 753
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Front Sway Bar Brackets

I'm 6'1' and 235. Its gonna be tight...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 27th February 2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 753
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Front Sway Bar Brackets

Here are a couple of pictures of my build so far. Donít laugh, itís only been a little while :)
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 27th February 2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 753
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Front Sway Bar Brackets

I think Iím ok. I saw one of Chrisí cars and they were at the end of the inside of where the bar is now, but it looks like he used much smaller brackets. These are the brackets from the C5 Corvette...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 27th February 2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 753
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Front Sway Bar Brackets

Thanks Scott. Iíve asked Chris A LOT of questions. I donít want to overstay my welcome.

Iíll take a look if itís still on eBay.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 27th February 2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 753
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Front Sway Bar Brackets

Hi Phillip, it is an Active Power Car. I just got the chassis in January and I havenít done a build thread and probably wonít until I get a little further down the road.

All Iíve done so far is...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 25th February 2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 753
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Front Sway Bar Brackets

I just went on the Speedway Engineering site. Very nice stuff. I may use them on my rear sway bar. Thanks for the tip!
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 25th February 2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 753
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Front Sway Bar Brackets

Thank you for the reply! The mounts are in steel and rock solid. The bushings aren’t rubber they’re poly and the bar is very rigid.

It’s a relief that the bar will work as is. I was worried that...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 25th February 2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 753
Posted By Norcoastal
Front Sway Bar Brackets

Iím using a C5 Corvette suspension and sway bar. The brackets for the sway bar are large and only allow me to mount them in one place.

My concern is that they are too close together to allow...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 13th February 2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,551
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Coyote or SBF

Like I said, this is a work in progress and Iím a few years away from a power plant. Iíll probably change my mind 100 times.

After seeing the coyote gt40 with the 8 stacks, it was pretty sexy.
...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 13th February 2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: How Do You Keep Your Garage Clean?

You misplaced Your Corvette, THATS FUNNY!!!
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 13th February 2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: How Do You Keep Your Garage Clean?

All of the sudden I think my shop is large!
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 13th February 2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,551
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Coyote or SBF

Again, since I’m basically building a modern car and I’m leaning a modern power plant.

Today’s Saleen supercars don’t have carbs.

I’m 59 years old and still like grunge and maybe a little...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 11th February 2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,551
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Coyote or SBF

Fair point...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 11th February 2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,551
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Coyote or SBF

Since there will never be a right answer to this question because it’s subjective in nature, let me ask a question that will have a definitive answer.

Which engine would be easier to set up and...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 11th February 2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: How Do You Keep Your Garage Clean?

Thanks Walt. I am taking my time and I canít believe how much I actually am enjoying it. Itís such therapy.

If you have a tough day at work, you come home and spend a few hours in the shop and...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 11th February 2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By Norcoastal
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 11th February 2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: How Do You Keep Your Garage Clean?

Sadly my shop and my garage are the same thing. One car garage. Itís tight but not too tight.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 11th February 2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By Norcoastal
How Do You Keep Your Garage Clean?

Iíve seen some amazing garages on this site and the floors are spotless and the tool boxes shine and the while walls are gleaming and the cars in progress are shiny.

I just painted my garage...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 10th February 2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,551
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Coyote or SBF

That’s EXACTLY what I’m talking about!

As I said at the beginning, my chassis is designed for a Coyote. If I were to use a SBF, I would need to cut out the existing motor mounts and weld in new...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 5th February 2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,551
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Coyote or SBF

Thanks for all those last three opinions and all the opinions so far. I agree that the casual observer will never know the difference and I WILL build what I want. My question at the onset of this...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 3rd February 2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,551
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Coyote or SBF

I think that’s why I was leaning Coyote. Not only is this chassis designed for that engine, but because no matter how hard anyone tries (even superperformance) it will still be labeled a kit car.
...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 31st January 2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,551
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Coyote or SBF

Iíve been a bow tie guy all my life and this is my first journey into Ford, but even me as a Chevy guy thinks that putting a Chevy motor into a gt40 is too controversial of an idea.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 31st January 2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,551
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Coyote or SBF

Iím doing a ďbudgetĒ build and Iím not looking for the best replica costing $200,000.

Active has a very nice chassis and the c5 suspension is readily available at a reasonable price.

Iím in...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 30th January 2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,551
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Coyote or SBF

I am building an Active Power car and I’ll end up deciding what I feel is best for me, but hearing all these opinions are interesting and educational. I sincerely appreciate the opinions of those on...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 30th January 2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,551
Posted By Norcoastal
Re: Coyote or SBF

I love the opinions and the passion for these cars. I love the GT40 or I wouldn’t spend every night working on it and every moment (when not working or spending time with my wife and family) thinking...
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