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Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 18th November 2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,066
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Is gt40's important to you - let us know your thoughts

Ron—I had established myself as a silver supporter with an automatic recurring PayPal payment. Out of curiosity I just checked and it shows as having been cancelled???

Is this something you did?...
Forum: All GT40 15th November 2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: VIN Plates

Lynn,

Great to see you back!

As one who presumably has some expertise in such matters, perhaps you would be good enough to give a primer on the topic, showing the evolution of the various tags...
Forum: The Paddock 15th November 2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

Amen!

For the record, I have driven a Tesla S. It was very fast but NOT very green, despite what they would have you believe.

FWIW a friend of mine was aggressively recruited by Elon Musk...
Forum: The Paddock 14th November 2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By Mike Drew
Electric cars, in a nutshell...

This is the basic truth about electric cars that left-wing environmental nuts can’t seem to understand....
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 13th November 2017, 12:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,825
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: For sale 2 CAVs GTs $110,000 AUD for both

Is it safe to assume these are both proper RHD cars?
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 31st October 2017, 01:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 178
Posted By Mike Drew
What happened to the SPF forum???

Just noticed the SPF forum is gone???

What possible reason could there be for destroying such a valuable resource? For SPF owners (and wannabes like me) it is the principle reason this site even...
Forum: The Paddock 29th September 2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Arabs

Fwiw, these people are almost assuredly Persians, not Arabs. Most westerners are ignorant of the difference, and our terrible media doesn't do us any favors by not bothering to try to educate instead...
Forum: All GT40 17th September 2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 48,537
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Something is missing

I hadn't noticed until just now that yournhar has the BRM-style knockoffs as used with the BRM six-spoke wheels, as opposed to the Halibrand-style knockoffs, which were used with the Halibrand wheels...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 16th September 2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 882
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: ZF 4th gear breakages

Dave,

The earliest Panteras only supported the gearbox at the center rear using brackets attached to the studs that hold the cast iron rear plate on.

With rubber motor mounts, there was enough...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 14th September 2017, 02:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 882
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: ZF 4th gear breakages

Lloyd has shown me some destroyed gearboxes, but all of them could be attributed to operator error. Gregg Esakoff has about 750 hp in his race Pantera and his car has a Dash-1 variant which isn't as...
Forum: The Paddock 13th September 2017, 02:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: IRMA

I'm reading that loads of people in several states have died or suffered great injury from carbon monoxide poisoning from running gas-powered generators indoors.

It's very sad, and astonishing to...
Forum: The Paddock 4th September 2017, 11:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 892
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Hurricane Harvey - Now a Category 4

I read in a newspaper it was a million.

And Irma is steaming towards Florida and is expected to make landfall as a Category 4 storm which would make the first time two Cat 4 storms hit the US in...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 2nd September 2017, 02:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 906
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Hateful 8, a hard won '40 for an FNG

Are you literally living in San Francisco, or just in the general vicinity?

I had my Pantera in San Francisco for the first couple of weeks that I owned it back in 1989 and it was a bit of a...
Forum: The Paddock 1st September 2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Sled Driver

He is a very popular and charismatic speaker. Search YouTube and you will find loads of videos featuring him speaking to crowds aboutnis experiences.....
Forum: The Paddock 28th August 2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 892
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Hurricane Harvey - Now a Category 4

I heard from Kirby Schrader that he is still dry....
Forum: The Paddock 28th August 2017, 11:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,030
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Joe Arpaio

Also, the underlying issue was that a local judge was ordering local law enforcement to NOT enforce FEDERAL law. I believe that is inherently an illegal order, which is why they ignored it. He was...
Forum: The Paddock 28th August 2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: amazing technology

Mea culpa--it's actually VIDEO GAME footage of an AC-130....

AC-130 Gunship Simulator - Convoy engagement - YouTube (https://youtu.be/clL9yZSbcE0)
Forum: The Paddock 28th August 2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: amazing technology

Al,

The (fantastic) video has been removed. But the original poster's commentary is idiotic. Drones don't have gatling guns or cannons--or propellers for that matter! :laugh:

That is footage...
Forum: The Garage Sale 15th August 2017, 12:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 994
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Suspension Parts

I thought SPF cars were essentially original spec, with these parts identical to and interchangeable with originals. So what is prompting their wholesale replacement?
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 13th August 2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 675
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Original GT40 Mk II Heads?

I believe they are called "Le Mans rods" which probably tells you something. :)

But I don't have any expertise in this matter.....
Forum: All GT40 6th August 2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,424
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Stolen GT40 Jalopnik article

Steve--we are all glad things are turning out well for you. You said you were going to share the entire story? We are anxious to hear it!
Forum: The Paddock 26th July 2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4,409
Views: 883,181
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Jokes anyone? -

Hahah!

That's called a 'joke'. Here is another article from the same publication.

The Postillon: UK to dig huge moat along EU border...
Forum: The Paddock 26th July 2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4,409
Views: 883,181
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Jokes anyone? -

Hahah!

That's called a 'joke'. Here is another article from the same publication.

http://http://www.the-postillon.com/2017/04/uk-to-dig-huge-moat.html...
Forum: The Paddock 19th July 2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4,409
Views: 883,181
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Jokes anyone? -

Most Americans won't get that joke due to the vagaries of the English idiom vs. American.

In the USA, "Hire Purchase" is called "Rent-to-own".

With that context, the joke is hilarious. Without...
Forum: The Paddock 2nd July 2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 56,102
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Anyone out there still riding motorbikes.

Yup--there is a Pantera connection. My friend owns the very first GT5-S Pantera, the 1985 prototype. The De Tomaso connection is what drew him to the Benelli.

I believe the 750 engine is...
Forum: The Paddock 30th June 2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4,409
Views: 883,181
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Jokes anyone? -

Never mind just found it!

Harry Enfield WOMEN FOR PITY'S SAKE DON'T DRIVE - YouTube (https://youtu.be/BDtVJiK8Lws)
Forum: The Paddock 30th June 2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4,409
Views: 883,181
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Jokes anyone? -

Many moons ago, somebody posted in this thread a hysterical video, a spoof of a pre-war British Pathe newsreel regarding women drivers. I would love to see it again and have searched but can't find...
Forum: The Paddock 30th June 2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 56,102
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Anyone out there still riding motorbikes.

A friend in Spain just bought an immaculate Benelli 900 Sei. They only made 1800 of them over a 12-year run. Super piece of 1980s exotica!
Forum: All GT40 29th June 2017, 02:03 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 48,537
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Something is missing

Permeated makes a specific product for just this application--thermostat housing gasket maker. It's a specialized cousin oF RTV. Available at any auto parts stores in a rather small tube, next to the...
Forum: The Paddock 27th June 2017, 02:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,886
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: London Tower Block Fire

I've never heard of applying external cladding to a building. Does anybody know if this sort of thing is done in the USA?
Forum: The Paddock 22nd June 2017, 12:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,758
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Bruce McLaren Movie

Here is a link with info about the upcoming US release:

RACER Stuff - 'McLaren' documentary to make U.S. premiere in Indianapolis...
Forum: The Paddock 21st June 2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,758
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Bruce McLaren Movie

I would like to see it someday. Is it called "The Bruce McLaren Movie"? :rolleyes:
Forum: The Paddock 11th June 2017, 01:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,448
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Goodbye to a Great Man!

I got a tour of the Edelbrock facility about ten years ago. He was hyper-patriotic and principled about keeping jobs in the USA rather than outsourcing production overseas. Without a doubt he could...
Forum: Original GT40s 24th May 2017, 01:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,664
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Originals brake specification and development

It is pretty remarkable the lengths the teams go to in order to cool the solid discs. Very elaborate boxes are fabricated which wrap around both sides of the disc and are connected to flexible hoses...
Forum: Original GT40s 24th May 2017, 01:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,298
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: #1049

Over here, we call them 'mirrors' :laugh::thumbsup:
Forum: Original GT40s 22nd May 2017, 03:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,664
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Originals brake specification and development

Ryan,

Others will be far better equipped at answering than I am. I just got here first. :laugh:

Early GT40s used three-Piston Girling BR and CR calipers with solid discs. Later cars used...
Forum: Original GT40s 17th May 2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,633
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Identify this car and people?

Bingo! I knew I recognized the driver of 999--Colin Chapman of Lotus. Well-done sir. And yes, that is almost assuredly Don Frey by the GT40. Photo taken right after the '65 Indy 500 which helps...
Forum: Original GT40s 16th May 2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,633
Posted By Mike Drew
Identify this car and people?

Hi Guys,

Check out this old photo. I believe that is a Ford behind the wheel of Old 999, and for sure that is Jim Clark in the Lotus-Ford. But who is the guy with the GT40. And which car is that?
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 16th May 2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,354
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: ZF 5DS25-2 on display

Lloyd Butfoy has one of those factory-produced cutaway gearboxes and displays it at the SEMA show and in his shop.

The /1 and /2 gearboxes are philosophically similar but have almost no shared...
Forum: The Paddock 15th May 2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1,991
Views: 191,977
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: More Global Cooling/Warming/Change hoax.

Dilbert understands global warming! :thumbsup:
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 27th April 2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,454
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Tour Optic 2000

I'm not a Facebook guy, but it allowed me to see the video on my iPad without logging in?

Amazing how hard they push on such tiny roads where there is no room for error.....
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 24th April 2017, 01:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 979
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Wanted: Original style Gulf front and rear wheel spinners

Cliff--those aren't even close. Those are traditional Cobra style, also used on the early Mk I and Mk II GT40. The Gulf cars used a completely different style, pictured at the start of this thread,...
Forum: GT40 Enthusiasts Club 13th April 2017, 02:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,773
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Sonoma Historics

I go almost every year. It's certainly not crowded likemMonterey and the track offers great viewing. There might be a couple of GT40s there. Intrepid Motorsports in Reno runs a red Mk 1 Scuderia...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 13th April 2017, 02:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,428
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Fuel Starvation Under Braking - SPF40

Did you first check to see if your carb came with them from the factory? I think most double pumper have the vent baffle standard.

Could also be that your rear float level is set too...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 13th April 2017, 01:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,719
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: ZF 5DS-25 specifications

I am accustomed to seeing the dataplate affixed to the shifter box cover. I know on 1980s production gearboxes, it was attached directly to the side of the case on the opposite side of the shifter,...
Forum: The Paddock 13th April 2017, 01:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,572
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Iso Grifo engine

From Wikipedia:

In 1972, the Grifo IR-8 was released, using a small-block Ford Boss 351 engines. These models can be recognized by their taller hood scoop. This was the final version of any Iso...
Forum: GT40 Enthusiasts Club 2nd April 2017, 12:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,754
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: P1119

A lot of people don't know that traditional calculations for optimal collector size go out the window when you are talking about 180-degree headers instead of traditional 4-into-1 headers. In order...
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 27th March 2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,108
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Superformance GT40 MKII For Sale

I should mention that Kirby was kind enough to let me drive his GT40 a couple of years ago, and it's an experience I won't soon forget. Simply put, it is an absolutely fantastic example of the breed....
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 27th March 2017, 12:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,108
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Superformance GT40 MKII For Sale

Not long ago Kirby was given the most expensive kind of car in the world--a free race car! :laugh::laugh::laugh:
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 18th January 2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,284
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: The correct distributor gear for Comp Cam.

Graham,

Probably a good idea to call Comp Cams directly. Again at the risk of blatant self-promotion, *IF* they recommend the 35100 carbon poly gear, I have a new one for sale on eBay for...
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