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Forum: The Paddock 12th April 2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By Veek
Re: And now for some entertainment

And the flathead...

Ford Flathead V8 Engine Rebuild Time-Lapse | Redline Rebuild - S1E2 - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=L_AY8bH3vxY)

and a 5.8L

2013 GT500 5.8...
Forum: The Paddock 12th April 2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By Veek
Re: The Devil's Work

My friends, there is more evil in the world...
Forum: The Paddock 12th April 2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By Veek
Re: 2018 Formula One

I wonder how ESPN is planning to pay for it.
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 5th April 2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 100,404
Posted By Veek
Re: SouthernGT No6

Stunning build Nick, it looks like it will be a fantastic drive.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 29th March 2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By Veek
Re: Spinning Ball Joint

Thanks for the help. Another suggestion from another forum was to take a regular (non-locking) nut and use that to pull the shaft into the taper and then wrap the joint with a ratchet cargo strap and...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 28th March 2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By Veek
Spinning Ball Joint

I've recently replaced my steering tie rod end ball joints and during reassembly they seem to spin before I get to the recommended 65ft/lb torque setting. A fellow in my car club suggested spraying a...
Forum: The Paddock 26th March 2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 3,518
Posted By Veek
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

To add to Walt's point, the military does use shotguns. It's a great way to clear a house. The bad news is the guy with the shotgun generally goes in first. Doh!

I've found the The Jeremy Kyle...
Forum: The Paddock 23rd March 2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By Veek
And now for some entertainment

Yes ladies and gentlemen, it's just this easy...

Rebuilding Ford 289 V-8 engine (Fairlane, Mustang, GT350) time-lapse | Redline Rebuild #9 - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVtrnxx3rTE)
Forum: The Paddock 12th March 2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2,960
Views: 206,467
Posted By Veek
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

Jeff, your Tribune story is referencing old 2017 numbers whereas the Rasmussen is from last week (March 9th) which compares Mr. Obama at the same tenure. The March 12th weekly poll released today has...
Forum: The Paddock 9th March 2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,960
Views: 206,467
Posted By Veek
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

Interesting news.

Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll Trump vs Obama at this tenure in their presidency.

Total Approval:

Mr. Trump 44% 9 March 2018

Mr. Obama 44% 9 March 2010
Forum: Worldwide GT40 Events 8th March 2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 270
Posted By Veek
Amelia Island Concours Schedule Change

For those of you planning to attend I received this yesterday from James Redmond of HSR:

THE AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE MOVES TO SATURDAY MARCH 10 DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
RM SOTHEBY'S...
Forum: The Paddock 7th March 2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2,960
Views: 206,467
Posted By Veek
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

Jeff,
Since we're friends, I read the piece you cited by Ms. Mayer, all 14,825 words of it. She was a familiar name as I had previously read some of her work.

Your article is clearly a rebuttal...
Forum: The Race Track 3rd March 2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By Veek
Re: 1971 - Team Manager's Ford Escort race

Thanks for sharing Nick. The commentary was hilarious!

"I’ve never seen Chapman so happy unless someone mentioned money!”
Forum: The Paddock 2nd March 2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By Veek
Re: Randy’s back...

Welcome back Randy and thanks to Keith for filling in.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 23rd February 2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By Veek
Re: Bending A Sway Bar

Rod, how would you bend it?
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 22nd February 2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By Veek
Re: Bending A Sway Bar

Thanks for the help. I know know a lot more than I did a day ago.
I'm now looking for a shop that can handle it. A fellow in my muscle car club suggested I get a new bar fabricated with a material...
Forum: The Paddock 21st February 2018, 05:18 PM
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Views: 206,467
Posted By Veek
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

Rod, when post comments like “I’d be in favor of raising the age to drink, smoke, vape, for gun ownership, military, etc. With the advent of drones and pilotless planes, “boots on the ground” isn’t...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 21st February 2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By Veek
Bending A Sway Bar

I'm looking at a minor redo of my front swaybar/anti-roll bar that involves putting another shallow bend in it.
I've heard that it can be heated and bent, that it should never be heated and bent,...
Forum: The Paddock 21st February 2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2,960
Views: 206,467
Posted By Veek
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

Rod, perhaps you would enjoy reading the research of the National Academies of Science (NAS). I've also provide some research from the CDC which seem to fly in the face of your assertion that gun...
Forum: The Paddock 20th February 2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2,960
Views: 206,467
Posted By Veek
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

How about raising the age to vote??

I also assume you've never been in the military.
Forum: The Paddock 20th February 2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2,960
Views: 206,467
Posted By Veek
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

I guess this is what it's come to.

Ledyard Student Arrested for Claiming They Could Buy Gun: Principal - NBC Connecticut...
Forum: The Paddock 19th February 2018, 06:52 PM
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Views: 206,467
Posted By Veek
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

Interesting point Al. It goes without saying that the stark contradiction of 18-20 year olds being too immature/irresponsible, to buy a beer or as Rod suggested even join the military because "kids...
Forum: The Paddock 19th February 2018, 06:24 PM
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Views: 206,467
Posted By Veek
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

Doug, you're wrong. It is illegal to convert a semi auto rifle to full auto. If you have documents as to where such conversions kits purport to be available, immediately report them to the Bureau of...
Forum: The Paddock 19th February 2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2,960
Views: 206,467
Posted By Veek
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

Here's the solution to Doug's issue:

The AR-15 with the "Hello Kitty" Style.
And no, it is not easy to convert a semi auto to full auto and it is a felony.
Forum: The Paddock 18th February 2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2,960
Views: 206,467
Posted By Veek
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

Doug, do you happen to know what age the government arms young men in the military?

Just so you know, Florida has never made any such assessment as to the maturity of 18 year old drinkers in the...
Forum: The Paddock 18th February 2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2,960
Views: 206,467
Posted By Veek
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

Mocking suicide rates for women??? Who else thinks that's "funny $hit"?

But as I read it Rod, your plan so far, is to wait for five "lost" generations of to die off or are otherwise out of...
Forum: The Paddock 18th February 2018, 04:05 PM
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Views: 206,467
Posted By Veek
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

Randy, if you're out there, thoughts and prayers for you and your family at this most difficult time.

“Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it...
Forum: The Paddock 18th February 2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2,960
Views: 206,467
Posted By Veek
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

Doug, out of curiosity what was the Obama solution??? After Sandy Hook he said, "I’ll use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens, from law enforcement, to mental health...
Forum: The Paddock 17th February 2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By Veek
Re: Mystery Car Contest

Ian, the Hemmings description of the car indicates the side intake was added later by Shelby American, presumably when the car was returned after testing by Ford. The write up also indicates it must...
Forum: The Paddock 17th February 2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By Veek
Re: Mystery Car Contest

Great car and thanks for sharing Ben.

Here's the post from Hemmings:
...
Forum: The Paddock 17th February 2018, 12:25 PM
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Views: 206,467
Posted By Veek
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

Jeff, re-read my post. You didn't answer my question. Please provide any credible source that "A fair amount (of the Steele dossier) has been proven to be true."

Of course the Russians (Putin)...
Forum: The Paddock 17th February 2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2,960
Views: 206,467
Posted By Veek
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

But the Steele dossier was paid for by the Clinton Campaign and the DNC. The criminal referral I mentioned earlier says it may have even been fed by the DNC and KGB operatives.

What I also found...
Forum: The Paddock 17th February 2018, 09:55 AM
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Views: 206,467
Posted By Veek
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

Jeff, seriously, please provide any credible source that "A fair amount (of the Steele dossier) has been proven to be true."
Forbes Magazine disagrees with you and labels the Steele Dossier "utter...
Forum: The Paddock 16th February 2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2,960
Views: 206,467
Posted By Veek
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

And in spite of all that, had Mrs. Clinton not had the hubris to give her "Deplorables Speech" on September 9th, she probably would have won.
But then we find the allegations that Russians paid...
Forum: The Paddock 15th February 2018, 05:48 PM
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Views: 206,467
Posted By Veek
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

Yikes, we agree. (No insult intended) ;)

As I posted, without e-verify, reasonable visa overstay enforcement and coherent limits on chain migration a wall would merely be a useless symbol.
I...
Forum: The Paddock 15th February 2018, 03:28 PM
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Views: 206,467
Posted By Veek
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

Apologies Rod, no insult intended.

As for walls, they can work but it does matter how much effort you want to put into it. I've spent time patrolling the Czech, East German borders as well as the...
Forum: The Paddock 15th February 2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,164
Posted By Veek
Re: The Car in the Father Brown mystery/drama series

I certainly agree about Nancy Carroll. We get the series out of sequence from the original showings in the UK so Nancy is back on.
The car I originally sought to identify was the one pictured. I...
Forum: The Paddock 15th February 2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2,960
Views: 206,467
Posted By Veek
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

Very selective Doug, sort of like CNN. You quoted the "Border activist" who makes a speculative comment about the crossing problems moving from San Diego to Arizona.

Interestingly, you didn't...
Forum: The Paddock 14th February 2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,164
Posted By Veek
Re: The Car in the Father Brown mystery/drama series

Stephen, you may be right! The original car (Triumph) posted may have been a different car used in the production.
Just to confuse things, the actress that plays Bunty Emer Kenny says her character...
Forum: The Paddock 14th February 2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2,960
Views: 206,467
Posted By Veek
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

Doug, you forgot to mention Mrs. Clinton. After reading "Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign by Allen and Parnes, you can decide for yourself her fitness for office.

Shattered:...
Forum: The Paddock 14th February 2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2,960
Views: 206,467
Posted By Veek
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

Well the wall seems to work in San Diego San Diego Fence Provides Lessons in Border Control : NPR (https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5323928)
Forum: The Paddock 12th February 2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,164
Posted By Veek
Re: The Car in the Father Brown mystery/drama series

One of the issues I have with the "new retro" cars is while their styling is beautiful, they seem to be overdone in what I'd call the "bling factor". Compare your Brough or any of the prewar pics I...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 12th February 2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By Veek
Smile Re: Steering intermediate shaft phasing

Thanks so much for the insight Clayton and especially the helpful pics.
It's interesting that there are such contradictory views on phasing but your approach of "in phase" but "spline at a time...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 11th February 2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By Veek
Steering intermediate shaft phasing

In putting my steering rack together I decided to check on the ideal placement of the u-joints on the intermediate steering shaft. On end goes to the rack the other to the steering column. What I...
Forum: The Paddock 10th February 2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,164
Posted By Veek
Re: The Car in the Father Brown mystery/drama series

Nick, you've been elevated to "Hero of the Year" status.
What a wonderful "auto"-biography!
The fact that you have Merlin cranks and bride bottoms in the same seat alone makes the story a classic....
Forum: The Paddock 9th February 2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,164
Posted By Veek
Re: The Car in the Father Brown mystery/drama series

Beautiful! and thanks for sharing Nick. I enjoyed the you tube videos but they were so short. Can you share any history of the car? I just turned my dictionary to the word "elegance" and a pic of...
Forum: The Paddock 9th February 2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2,960
Views: 206,467
Posted By Veek
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

Really?? Your obvious condescension aside, I simply clicked on Rod's name for more postings. Look for yourself:

http://www.gt40s.com/forum/search.php?searchid=2583925

It's the basis for my...
Forum: The Paddock 9th February 2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,164
Posted By Veek
Re: The Car in the Father Brown mystery/drama series

That is a truly stunning car Nick.

If it's yours:

1. I'm truly envious
2. You must provide more pics.
3. I wouldn't kick the Bugatti out of the garage for a spot or two on the floor though....
Forum: The Paddock 9th February 2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By Veek
Re: Tesla Car in Space!

When you accidentally use Apple Maps instead of Google.
Forum: The Paddock 9th February 2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2,960
Views: 206,467
Posted By Veek
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

Really??? When exactly was Rod last contribution to something other than his "political outlook"? Certainly not in last year since the current president was in office.
Sounds like you've just...
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