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Forum: All GT40 21st April 2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By MikeP
Re: Gt40 parts ??!!

Southern GT - Manufacturer of the new Southern GT40 Replica-d29f90hd4dlc99e5qhe0uc0eo2 (http://www.southerngt.co.uk)

Cheers
Mike
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 12th April 2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By MikeP
Re: Original GT40 B pillar

A couple of pics I took of original cars. Hope this helps.
Cheers
Mike
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 8th April 2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By MikeP
Re: Hello from Long Island N.Y.

Hi Dan,

PM sent. See top left of page.

Cheers
Mike
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 8th April 2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By MikeP
Re: Hello from Long Island N.Y.

Hi Dan,

Welcome. If you need any GTD info send me a PM via this forum and I will try to assist.

Cheers
Mike
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 8th April 2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By MikeP
Re: Faulty oil gauge?

Hi Will,

If the needle drops when you ground the wire at the sender end that would indicate that the sender is most likely the problem. The best way to be sure which end is at at fault would be to...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 6th April 2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By MikeP
Re: Faulty oil gauge?

Info here

How an oil pressure gauge works | How a Car Works (https://www.howacarworks.com/accessories/how-an-oil-pressure-guage-works)

Cheers
Mike
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 6th April 2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By MikeP
Re: Faulty oil gauge?

Look round the engine and locate the sender.
Assuming it is electrically operated, ignition on and remove the wire so it is not touching anything and check the gauge reading. Then ground the wire...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 6th April 2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By MikeP
Re: Faulty oil gauge?

Email CAV and ask them for info about the location of the sender and the make and type of guage they use so you can figure out what the issue is.


[email protected]

Cheers
Mike
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 31st March 2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By MikeP
Re: A blast from the past

More info on the cars here....

Home - Special Saloon + Modsport Database (http://www.modbase.info/home/4581692380)

Cheers
Mike
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 31st March 2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By MikeP
Re: A blast from the past

You can see the cars out on track again here.

HOME - Special Saloon Racing Series (http://www.specialsaloons.co.uk/home/4581833366)
I hope to be at Mallory Park.

Cheers
Mike
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 15th March 2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,051
Posted By MikeP
Re: Share your engine combination............

Road use - Air Gap
351 stroker or track Victor.

Cheers
Mike
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 14th March 2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By MikeP
Re: A blast from the past

And a few more pics here ........

special super saloons pictures - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1iglQ719GQ)

Cheers
Mike
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 14th March 2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By MikeP
Re: GTD brake upgrades

HiSpec brakes

295x28mm Billet 4 (https://www.hispecmotorsport.co.uk/295-billet-radial.html)

They also do alloy hubs for Granada Mk2 uprights.

Cheers
Mike
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 12th March 2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By MikeP
Re: GTD brake upgrades

Hi Aaron,

Most GTDs that I have seen use the front uprights and brakes from a Ford Granada Mk2.

Cheers
Mike
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 4th March 2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By MikeP
Re: A blast from the past

Hi Glenn,

Glad you liked the video and pics. Maybe I should post some more. I always liked the late, great James Huntís description of him as Muddley Talker! Classic.

Cheers
Mike
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 3rd March 2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By MikeP
Re: A blast from the past

Certainly not! I don't do milk floats.
BUT...... twice I nearly bought Ray Christopher's Mini that he built on a GTD chassis.

Cheers
Mike
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 3rd March 2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By MikeP
Re: A blast from the past

A few pics of the sort of cars that had that certain something. They all looked and sounded fantastic. The Super Saloons, Modsports and the Wendy Wools championship cars were special, exciting and...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 2nd March 2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By MikeP
A blast from the past

Here is a video of the sort of stuff I enjoyed when all the cars looked and sounded different. A classic race of a big banger versus a smaller nimble car. Also one of the reasons i bought a 2l Viva...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 1st March 2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By MikeP
Re: Citroen C35 transmission.

Hi JP,

This may help. Citroen SM info,

Dropbox - 642d.pdf (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kxd7h9emkh5e8ij/AACrVN4P2IH7dGLteWyIMeJDa/642d.pdf)

I have attached a pic from this info

Cheers
Mike
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 22nd February 2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By MikeP
Re: Bending A Sway Bar

You can bend spring steel by heating it the section red hot and then bending to the required shape. Because it is spring steel the heating will destroy the spring temper. it will need to be heated...
Forum: The Race Track 9th February 2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 211
Posted By MikeP
F1 TJI explained

Mercedes TJI - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHJWPFoE5uY)

Cheers
Mike
Forum: All GT40 19th January 2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By MikeP
Re: KVA build instructions

Hi John,

Yes no problem. I have sent you a private message. See top left of this page.

Cheers
Mike
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 17th January 2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By MikeP
Re: No 2 main failures

Hi Frank.

Hard to comment properly without the full story of what the spec is and how hard it has been used in terms of revs etc. External balance cranks still give the mains a severe beating at...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 16th January 2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By MikeP
Re: No 2 main failures

Internal or external balance?

Cheers
Mike
Forum: All GT40 16th January 2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By MikeP
Re: KVA build instructions

Hi JP,

I have a pdf copy. I have sent you a private message (see top left of page)

Cheers
Mike
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 12th January 2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,788
Posted By MikeP
Re: 48 Ida linkage

Have the pics shrunk in the wash?

Cheers
Mike
Forum: All GT40 9th January 2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,326
Posted By MikeP
Re: Identify this replica chassis pls?

It could be Mike Welsh's car, up in Scotland if so. KVA with SGT front and rear and in Gulf colours with a 351 sbf.

Cheers
Mike
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 6th January 2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,069
Posted By MikeP
Re: Southern GT #48

Looks like itís time to get an air rivet gun - unless you want arms like Popeye!
With the high top gear maybe think about a stroker kit. Anyway good luck and enjoy your build.
Cheers
Mike
Forum: All GT40 5th January 2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,326
Posted By MikeP
Re: Identify this replica chassis pls?

Southern GT? Glenn Mason's car?

Cheers
Mike
Forum: The Paddock 1st January 2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,369
Posted By MikeP
Re: Why this forum is dissapperaring up its own anus?

Agreed Ron. The original idea of the forum was good but the current reality is not.

Cheers
Mike
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 1st January 2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By MikeP
Re: GTD40 chassis # help please

Here is a pic of the usual location of the chassis number on a GTD. I don't know but it may be on the other side on a left hand drive car.

Cheers
Mike
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 31st December 2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By MikeP
Re: GTD40 chassis # help please

Hi Ken,
That is a plate that someone has stamped and screwed on. The chassis number does not relate to GTD style numbering. The GTD chassis numbers are stamped into the thick square chassis tubes...
Forum: The Paddock 30th December 2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,369
Posted By MikeP
Re: Why this forum is dissapperaring up its own anus?

+1 David.

I have given up on the Paddock which is a shame as it used to be entertaining and amusing.

Cheers
Mike
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 29th December 2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By MikeP
Re: Oil fillter

On my GTD 302ci FRAM 2857A

Cheers
Mike
Forum: The Paddock 28th December 2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,035
Posted By MikeP
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

How many banzai runs can be done before it needs how long to cool the batteries and motors? What range have you got left after max acceleration runs? How can it go like a rocket AND do X miles? How...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 25th December 2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,909
Posted By MikeP
Re: New GTD40 owner

Hi macmachugh and welcome. I have sent you a private message. See top left of page.
Cheers
Mike
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 19th December 2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By MikeP
Re: New from the Isle of Man

Hi Andy.

That is a good plan. I have done it a few times in my 40. You could also do the Manx Classic which runs over 3 courses over 3 days using different bits of the TT course. There are quite...
Forum: The Paddock 17th December 2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By MikeP
Re: Merry Christmas

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral celebration of the winter...
Forum: All GT40 16th December 2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By MikeP
Re: MDA dimensions

Whist most of the replica bodies are slightly different to the original these dimensions should be some where near.

Original GT40 Mk1 dimensions

Outside length: 4191 mm / 165 in,
Width: 1778...
Forum: All GT40 16th December 2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By MikeP
Re: MDA dimensions

Oooops I forgot - they are 40" high!

Cheers
Mike
Forum: All GT40 16th December 2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By MikeP
Re: MDA dimensions

Hi Mark,

I guess they will be pretty much the same as any Mk1 body. Or you can contact Mark Sibley, who was the guy who made them when he ran MDA. You can contact him at his new business here.
...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 15th December 2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By MikeP
Re: Oil.....

Flat or roller tappet? Roller cams nowhere near as fussy so most quality oils of the correct viscosity should be good.
I have flat tappet cam and use Lucas racing Oil which has the highest ZDDP...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 13th December 2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,672
Posted By MikeP
Re: Winged Dzus fasteners

The Dzus I have on my GTD were marked EHF6 - 60. I tried to buy some more to make up a few winged sets but i would need to buy too large a quantity so went no further with it. Pic of the sizes of the...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 10th December 2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,672
Posted By MikeP
Re: Winged Dzus fasteners

This is the drawing I have of the original winged Dzus. The ones on my GTD are different so I have attached the drawing for those as well. The slot is roughed with a Dremel disk wheel and then the...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 4th December 2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 41,783
Posted By MikeP
Re: Bob's GT Forte scratch build.

Looking good Bob. You have got a lot done. You must have been weather dodging! I see what you mean about the anti roll bar mountings. Much better to do them properly out of the way of the exhaust....
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 2nd December 2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By MikeP
Re: Size of holes at plenum / dash interface

Southern GT do a heated front screen. Problem solved.

Cheers
Mike
Forum: All GT40 23rd November 2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,676
Posted By MikeP
Re: Help to Identify a Gulf GTD.....

The cutouts in the rear panel for the exhausts (central) and the two cooling openings at each side look very rectangular and not like the more rounded GTD style openings with slanted outer edges. See...
Forum: All GT40 22nd November 2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,676
Posted By MikeP
Re: Help to Identify a Gulf GTD.....

Another angle may be to get pics of parts of the car which are recognisably GTD such as the rear uprights, front wishbones and the rear chassis frame. The square cutouts in the rear clip in the...
Forum: All GT40 22nd November 2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,676
Posted By MikeP
Re: Help to Identify a Gulf GTD.....

That's a bit of a puzzle. I would guess that the factory cars would all be stamped. As it has GTD40 in the VIN it would seem to indicate post 1990. Do you know where on the frame the chassis number...
Forum: All GT40 22nd November 2017, 05:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,676
Posted By MikeP
Re: Help to Identify a Gulf GTD.....

GTD VIN

Up till 1990 no GTD chassis number had GTD in it. Thereafter the chassis number had GTD40 in front of the chassis number. After 1994 the Poole area dialing code of 01202 and some zeros...
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