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Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 2nd April 2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: WEBER 48 IDA'S Help needed

Steve, there are a lot of other things to consider before just bolting on a manifold and IDAs to a GTD40, give me a call if helpful. Frank
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 1st April 2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: No 2 main failures

Eddy, the engine has standard 1 - 5 - firing order. The block has now been repaired by installing new caps and line bored, now got to rebuild with new 40th pistons and a rebalance. ( Customer choice...
Forum: The Paddock 20th March 2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Happy Birthday Frank

Thanks guys, its not that bad getting to 75, I can still get in a 40 and that's all that's necessary !
Forum: The Paddock 19th March 2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Happy Birthday Frank

Thanks Paul, but still 17 when I get into a 40. Frank
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 13th March 2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: GTD brake upgrades

Aaron, don't think of upgrading front brakes in isolation to the whole braking system, and ( my opinion ) don't think Willwood ! First consideration is change the pedal assembly for higher ratio , I...
Forum: All GT40 27th February 2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 943
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Top Gear

I have never watched the Grand Tour, and up till now not liked the new Top Gear. Which is the best in your opinion ?
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 27th February 2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: UN1 shift pattern

another option
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 17th January 2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: No 2 main failures

I like to entice worldwide comments before getting into individual details. How many others have had similar failures, more common on race engines using standard or semi standard two bolt mains ? ...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 16th January 2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: No 2 main failures

Got one in the shop today!
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 16th January 2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: No 2 main failures

Yep, seem to be more common these days , even at lower HP
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 16th January 2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By wealdenengineer
No 2 main failures

So tell me about these failures !
Forum: The Paddock 31st December 2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,369
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Why this forum is dissapperaring up its own anus?

If you guys want GT40s .com to continue then drop the politics etc. I still answer calls for help on this site, but otherwise I lost it years ago, and at my age I don't need to be annoyed by the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 24th December 2017, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Potential UK SL-C build

Mike, if you are considering any form of competition with the car you should scrutinise the MSA Blue Book carefully, lots of recent rule changes might affect your initial build .
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 23rd December 2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Weber ida fire extinguisher nozzle positions

Nick, there is another solution, instant fuel pressure dump back to the tanks via a solenoid valve, this takes away any residual pressure from the incoming fuel lines to the carbs, much safer!
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 22nd December 2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Weber ida fire extinguisher nozzle positions

Good one Karl, I like the story . If running carbs, particularly Webers, it is, in my experience, essential to dump all residual fuel pressure from the system immediately you turn off the engine, and...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 19th December 2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Weber ida fire extinguisher nozzle positions

Nick, call me for more info if required, Frank
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 19th December 2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Weber ida fire extinguisher nozzle positions

No ! Nick, are you using carbs or FI ?
This is what appears quite a simple question which gets more complicated as you understand the issues involved. The safest answer is don't have a fire in the...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 15th December 2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Oil.....

We use Joe Gibbs!
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 30th November 2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: GTD wiper arm needed

Standard GTD wipers were always a Peugot Arm and a Rover blade, both UK parts
Forum: All GT40 5th November 2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,603
Posted By wealdenengineer
Forum: The Paddock 26th October 2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By wealdenengineer
Turbo ( or should it be Turdo ? )

New meaning for performance boost
Forum: The Paddock 25th October 2017, 05:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: The Making of "The Italian Job"

The Mini Coopers were the best motor club car of their day, we did everything in them, racing, rallying, autotests, you name it we did it, including sex. great liitle cars, could not afford one now,...
Forum: The Paddock 17th October 2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,344
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: VNUK

Steve, No, that's another new one on me! Gets crazier by the day.
Forum: The Paddock 14th October 2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,344
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: VNUK

This is moving away from the headline of this thread. the VANUK legislation could have a very real affect on every motorised vehicle , and particularly in respect to all motorsport activities, and I...
Forum: The Paddock 11th October 2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,344
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: VNUK

As I and many others, including the MSA, understand, it is necessary that all wheeled vehicles , including bicycles, invalid and mobility scooters, farm machinery etc etc must be insured, even if...
Forum: The Paddock 11th October 2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,344
Posted By wealdenengineer
VNUK

Look up VNUK, this is the European Commisions requirement that a law be introduced in every EU country that ANY vehicle, which includes ALL motorsport vehicles of every type, inc F1 to MOTOGP to the...
Forum: The Paddock 1st October 2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Fast GT40

Her name is TESIE !
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 30th September 2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,950
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: where to buy a body gt40 at a low price?

Kimson, SLOW DOWN - take advice, do not jump in with your enthusiasm, it will cost you a lot of money and disappointment in the long run. Talk to the guys who have done these projects, not just the...
Forum: GT40 Enthusiasts Club 30th September 2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,114
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: 2017 Classic Motor Show, NEC, 10-12 November

P1119 is sitting in my workshop !
Forum: GT40 Enthusiasts Club 29th September 2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,114
Posted By wealdenengineer
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 16th September 2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 30,877
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Electric A/C Compressor

Simon, send me your E mail address and I will get the UK manufacturer to contact you directly, Frank
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 6th September 2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Super wide tyres

So you are not going to drive it then, just a static show car ?
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 5th September 2017, 05:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: engine popping

Go NGK plugs, appropriate heat range, set gaps 45 thou.
Forum: GT40 Enthusiasts Club 4th September 2017, 04:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,908
Posted By wealdenengineer
Goodwood Revival - Bonhams Auction

There is a very high quality GTD40 for sale in the Bonhams Auction at the REVIVAL on Saturday, well worth a look if you are considering a purchase.
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 28th August 2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,445
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Hateful 8, a hard won '40 for an FNG

Like the paint scheme, great looking car, but the steering is still on the wrong side ! Frank
Forum: Original GT40s 28th August 2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 187,849
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: P1001

Well, some bloke called Frank did start it off with the first pieces of the jigsaw !
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 9th August 2017, 04:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,078
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: GTD Engine/gearbox Lowering

Which bell housing are you using ?
Forum: The Paddock 7th August 2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Wanted

Yes Ryan, that's correct, but might have be anything with 8 cylinders to start with !
Forum: The Paddock 6th August 2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Wanted

Grandson Louis has stripped his car down and preparing for full full refurb of all parts we have, good project for a 15 year old prospective engineer.
Forum: The Paddock 4th August 2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By wealdenengineer
Wanted

Anybody got an old Ford Cosworth DFV F1 / F3000 engine kicking about under a bench ? Frank
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 4th August 2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,078
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: GTD Engine/gearbox Lowering

The most I have lowered a standard GTD ENGINE UNIT is 80 mm, this is using a Canton 7.5 inch wet sump pan ( of course I have lowered a dry sump unit in a GTD more but that's a different story ) This...
Forum: The Paddock 23rd July 2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 25,086
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: F1 in 2017

If the HALO, or whatever it may be called by then, will definitely finish my interest in f1 , an interest that started in 1960 ! I also foresee quite a few drivers quitting the sport as well, given...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 12th July 2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,185
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: zf-0 type plate

Ryan, he had better put it in the b.....dy car after we moved mountains getting it this far !
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 28th June 2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,289
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Install rivnuts before painting?

Mitch, take advice, never use rivnuts, particularly into glassfibre, big mistake and very damaging.
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 25th May 2017, 01:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,760
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Wanted: pin drive

Why 17 inch ?
Forum: The Race Track 21st April 2017, 04:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,337
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Goodwood Easter Sprint

Make room to take home the "fastest V8" trophy ( again )
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 20th April 2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By wealdenengineer
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 20th April 2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: GTD sway bar info needed please

There are many different ways of engineering this, and we have several preferred ways of doing it, depending on the type of use the car is likely to have. See the attached pictures, this is my...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 14th April 2017, 02:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,339
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Input shaft

I did it a different way, did not like the idea of shortening the shaft by grinding !
Forum: GT40 Enthusiasts Club 1st April 2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,249
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: P1119

Just to satisfy you, the primaries are 1.75" ( inch and three quarter ) , had to go out and unlock the shop to check! Frank
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