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Forum: The Paddock 18th February 2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By BenL
Re: The new Ford GT

Last year, I was at a local, Wednesday night cruise night(*) with my GT40 when a guy showed up in a brand new Lamborghini. He didn't stick around long. Same thing happened when someone else showed...
Forum: The Paddock 15th February 2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By BenL
Re: Mystery Car Contest

Yup, that's it.

From Amelia Island's email:
Forum: The Paddock 15th February 2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By BenL
Mystery Car Contest

They've already announced the winner and answer (I'll post it later), but I'm curious if anyone on this site (that's a clue) can identify the car (until now, I didn't know that the car existed).
...
Forum: The Paddock 12th February 2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By BenL
Red face Antenna Range

Someone asked on Amazon about a product, but due to a typo, he got a lot of answers to the question asked, but not the question intended.

Amazon.com: Customer Questions & Answers...
Forum: All GT40 7th February 2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,124
Posted By BenL
Re: GT40 kit completed the most

Are you looking for manufacturer with the most completed cars? Or highest percentage of completed cars?

I think the answers to both questions would be interesting.
Forum: The Paddock 7th February 2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By BenL
Re: Tesla Car in Space!

That would have been cool.

It was the first time they launched the Falcon Heavy. They claimed to have been worried about it blowing up on the pad, so they used the car as a dummy payload.
...
Forum: The Paddock 6th February 2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By BenL
Tesla Car in Space!

This is cool. You can see video of Elon Musk's personal Tesla car floating in space.

Live Views of Starman - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBr2kKAHN6M)

It's cool watching the...
Forum: All GT40 3rd February 2018, 01:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,102
Posted By BenL
Re: Identify This Replica If Possible

Did he know there was a car in the storage unit when he bought it?
Forum: All GT40 3rd February 2018, 01:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By BenL
Re: Auction: J12

Sure, I have have $83 in my wallet, feel free to bid up to that.

I went to Amelia Island last year for the first time. Lots of pretty cars everywhere.
Forum: All GT40 30th January 2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 905
Posted By BenL
Re: Another of the Greats Gone - RIP Dan Gurney

[QUOTE=6R07mi;518243]
Ford Paid Touching Tribute to Dan Gurney at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IdN05XFCBU)

That's amusing. The voice is computer...
Forum: All GT40 30th January 2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By BenL
Auction: J12

Gooding has J12 up for auction in March at Amelia Island.

1967 Ford GT40 Mk IV | Gooding & Company (https://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1967-ford-gt40-mk-iv/)

1967 Ford GT40 Mk IV
The Last...
Forum: All GT40 29th January 2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 905
Posted By BenL
Re: Another of the Greats Gone - RIP Dan Gurney

In 2003, I stumbled across Dan Gurney giving an interview at the Henry Ford Museum while sitting in front of J5 (the infamous Gurney bubble is visible).
Forum: GT40 Memorabilia, Books, Videos, Apparel 24th December 2017, 01:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,256
Posted By BenL
Re: GT40 - The Autobiography of 1075 - Hutton

For those who want a quick link, it's: Ford GT40: The autobiography of 1075 (Great Cars): Ray Hutton: 9781907085680: Amazon.com: Books...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 23rd December 2017, 11:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,721
Posted By BenL
Re: Aerodynamic Data for GT40s

I forgot about this thread (I posted to it 10 years ago). Some folks might be interested in this video of a Mk I in a wind tunnel.

1030 in a Wind Tunnel....
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 23rd December 2017, 11:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,927
Posted By BenL
Re: 1030 in a Wind Tunnel.

Good point, a 750 CFM Holley might influence the air flow.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 23rd December 2017, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By BenL
Re: Weber ida fire extinguisher nozzle positions

Years ago, I remember being told if there's a backfire to stomp on the gas pedal to draw the flames back into the carbs.

When driving normally, I'll try to remember to switch off the fuel pump...
Forum: The Paddock 16th December 2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 566
Posted By BenL
Re: New Lockheed Martin Toy

That's an interesting way for Santa to deliver presents.
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 16th December 2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 21,742
Posted By BenL
Re: Design An Emblem?

The logo in the ad reminds me of the Isle of Man symbol.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5d/Flag_of_the_Isle_of_Mann.svg/510px-Flag_of_the_Isle_of_Mann.svg.png
Forum: The Paddock 21st November 2017, 03:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 650
Posted By BenL
Reinventing the Wheel

For the next mission to Mars (or the Moon), NASA is working on developing a new type of wheel.

https://www.nasa.gov/specials/wheels/
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 14th November 2017, 01:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,401
Posted By BenL
Re: Front License

Someone in Massachusetts is trying to get rid of the front plate requirement. He claims it'll save the state $2 million.

Dropping Front License Plate Requirement Could Save Mass. $2M << CBS...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 5th November 2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 735
Posted By BenL
bluetooth OBDII scanner and software?

Does anyone have a recommendation for a bluetooth OBDII (OBD2) scanner and Android software to use with?

(for Ford, Toyota, and Subaru)
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 26th October 2017, 02:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,491
Posted By BenL
Re: Tire straps?

At the moment, I'm leaning towards tire basket straps. With an 8" or 10" wide tire (such as those on a GT40), I think that the straight tire straps will work well on my trailer, but I don't think...
Forum: The Paddock 25th October 2017, 02:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By BenL
The Making of "The Italian Job"

This is a wonderful behind the scenes look at a great movie (the original)

The Making Of The Italian Job 1969 (This is the self preservation Society) - YouTube...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 20th October 2017, 12:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By BenL
Re: 1030 Article

Yes. I've had it since 1994. It was advertised in Hemmings.
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 20th October 2017, 12:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,285
Posted By BenL
A Scary Photo

After driving 55 miles, I found this when I lifted the tail.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 19th October 2017, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,491
Posted By BenL
Re: Tire straps?

BTW, this is what I currently use. It's a combination of a single strap with something like an axle strap that wraps around the top third of the tire. It's easy to use as long as there's clearance...
Forum: All GT40 19th October 2017, 01:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By BenL
Re: A visit with legends

If you have time also visit Greenfield Village, which is attached to the Henry Ford Museum, but requires a separate ticket.

While some people might collect model cars or dolls, Henry Ford...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 12th October 2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,272
Posted By BenL
Re: GT40 coming through the field

The youtube page says


If it's an original car, does anyone know which chassis number is it?
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 10th October 2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,491
Posted By BenL
Re: Tire straps?

Thanks for the recommendations. Paul, your photo answers another question of mine (does the ratchet need to be inline with the other two hooks).

Has anyone used them with a narrow 155x13 tire?
...
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 10th October 2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,510
Posted By BenL
Re: where to buy a body gt40 at a low price?

I fixed the URL in my original message. The correct URL is for William Hough Composites is:

Composites created by datonabill (http://houghcomposites.wix.com/site#!)
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 10th October 2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,510
Posted By BenL
Re: where to buy a body gt40 at a low price?

I recently ran in to Bill Hough at a car show. He's now working for himself making bodies for GT40s (and Lolas). His business is called "William Hough Composites"

composites created by...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 9th October 2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By BenL
1030 Article

GT40 1030 appears in an article (and on the cover) in the spring 2017 issue of "Mesh New England" (http://www.meshnewengland.com). Lots of nice photos by Josh Sweeney of Shoot for Details...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 9th October 2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,491
Posted By BenL
Tire straps?

Has anyone tried using tire straps like these for towing? They go along the tread of the tire, up one side and down the other.

They use three J hooks, one each in front and behind the tire and...
Forum: The Race Track 22nd April 2017, 02:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,636
Posted By BenL
Re: Street and Track Car? Sub $40K?

Ron Earp
Mustang with track pack

That is what I'm currently leaning towards. Though as far as I can tell Ford calls that their "Performance Package".

"EcoBoost Performance Package includes...
Forum: The Race Track 21st April 2017, 12:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,636
Posted By BenL
Re: Street and Track Car? Sub $40K?

Tray Houston
Miata

For some reason, the new Miatas don't come with manual gearbox.

Joules5
Used Lotus Exige or Elise

Pantera1889
WHy not a 2015-2016 Mustang 5.0L??
Forum: The Race Track 18th April 2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,636
Posted By BenL
Street and Track Car? Sub $40K?

For driving in the US, what is a good, modern street car that can drive to the track and then drive on the track at a track day event (not racing) that costs less than $40,000?

At the moment, I'm...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 2nd March 2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,669
Posted By BenL
Hydraulic Car Ramps

I haven't tried these hydraulic car ramps, but they look useful. When flat, they're only 5" (12.5cm) tall. They have a foot pump to raise the ramps to a max of 16" (38.5cm). The prices (before...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 1st March 2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,927
Posted By BenL
1030 in a Wind Tunnel.

GT40 1030 at Ford's (Sverdrup) wind tunnel in 2002. 1030 was on loan to Ford while they developed the Ford GT which came out in 2003.


GT40 1030 in a Windtunnel - YouTube...
Forum: The Paddock 22nd February 2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,561
Posted By BenL
Re: Amy MacDonald

Thanks for the links. This is the first I've heard of Amy MacDonald.

I was thinking that she reminded me a bit of Kirsty McColl, then I found that she sang "Fairytale of New York" at a Kirsty...
Forum: Worldwide GT40 Events 19th February 2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,526
Posted By BenL
1030 at Amelia Island

1030 will be making its debut at a national concours at Amelia Island in March. It's appeared at a few regional events (including surprising people by showing up a couple of local cruise nights),...
Forum: All GT40 18th February 2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,675
Posted By BenL
Re: MK3 at JD classics

The top of the page says "1967 NEW YORK SHOW FORD GT40 MKIII PROTOTYPE CHASSIS NUMBER XP130/1"

Also see the discussion:
http://www.gt40s.com/forum/original-gt40s/40454-real-m3-1101-a-2.html
Forum: The Paddock 7th February 2017, 12:28 AM
Replies: 4,429
Views: 951,241
Posted By BenL
Re: Jokes anyone? -

I found this on Facebook:
In the 90s Arsenal Football Club had a player called David Dicks. When he was injured, the newspaper wrote "Arsenal to play without Dicks". The coach was upset so the...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 3rd February 2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,419
Posted By BenL
Re: GT40s site issues Feb 2, 2017

Thanks for the update. I was wondering why a bunch of posts from yesterday disappeared.
Forum: Worldwide GT40 Events 29th January 2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,592
Posted By BenL
Re: Around the world in a ford gt / amelia island

I'll be at Amelia Island (my first time). I'll try to find you and introduce myself.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 29th January 2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,488
Posted By BenL
Re: Kwik load trailers

Not a car trailer, but this "trailer" might give folks some ideas for a cool car trailer.

Coolest Girl Ever at the Boat Ramp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBNq0NlEp78
Forum: The Paddock 26th January 2017, 04:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 855
Posted By BenL
Re: Australi day.

Speaking of Australia Day, could someone translate this?
YouTube: Most Aussie Interview EVER! #straya (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA1kV7Gcnv4)

Is what the guy is saying really that funny?
...
Forum: The Paddock 25th January 2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,210
Posted By BenL
Re: Happy Burns Night and remember...

There used to be a website called HaggisHunt.com that would show you screenshots from webcams in Scotland. Periodically a wild haggis would appear in one of the screens. If you spotted one, you...
Forum: The Paddock 9th January 2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4,429
Views: 951,241
Posted By BenL
Re: Jokes anyone? -

Try downloading the image to your computer and then upload to the site?

If you're using the Chrome browser, try right-clicking on the image and select "open image in new tab". If that works, try...
Forum: The Paddock 24th December 2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,162
Posted By BenL
Re: Rudolph, the true story

For those folks who like the musical "Hamilton", check out "Hamildolph (An American Christmas Story)"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7sm49fHlyI
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 24th December 2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,488
Posted By BenL
Re: Kwik load trailers

I have a 22 year-old tilt bed trailer from Brian James Trailers in the UK. It weighs about 600kg (1,300 lbs). It has a hydraulic ram to tilt the bed (no ramps). It's almost perfect for a GT40....
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