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Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 5th April 2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,742
Posted By Joules5
Re: 1966R CAV GT40 original owner

Advertised in late 2015 with only 3 posts (all on this thread) from Bill Todd, I'm guessing sold, but hey there's a telephone number listed!
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 28th March 2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Joules5
Re: Spinning Ball Joint

Clean up and thoroughly degrease the hub and a little rub with a bit of emery paper doesn't hurt.

If the joint is facing up you can usually get away using a jack to put some pressure on the tie...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 19th March 2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,311
Posted By Joules5
Re: Transaxle Transverse Sequential Gearbox by Supercar System

At first look it is indeed very interesting, as for feedback on interest in a Ford bellhousing, I'd say yes, I would be in that category.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 17th March 2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By Joules5
Re: Another question: Dry or wet oil sump setup??

Make sure whichever wet sump oil pan you go with it has a fully baffled trap door style oil pickup section to prevent running the oil pump dry in high G cornering. I know Armando's and Aviaid pans...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 9th March 2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,180
Posted By Joules5
Re: Has anyone ever gotten a Griffin transaxle......

Just earlier this week I pointed someone to one on eBay fully rebuilt and flipped for GT40 use, they don't hang around long with those specs at this price;

ZF Transaxle | eBay...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 8th March 2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,180
Posted By Joules5
Re: Has anyone ever gotten a Griffin transaxle......

I have a fully built G50/50 in my Ultima, but it was $15K total investment to get it to reliably handle the 600HP. Personally I'd rather have the ZF in my Pantera or GT40 over it any day of the week...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 8th March 2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,180
Posted By Joules5
Re: Has anyone ever gotten a Griffin transaxle......

At that price range why not just stay with the original ZF?
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 22nd February 2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By Joules5
Re: Question of wheel size and brakes that'll fit........

Bob, can you recommend calipers that are an upgrade from the C4 Corvette that will work with those wheels and rotor?
Forum: The Garage Sale 22nd February 2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,337
Posted By Joules5
Re: GT-40 17" Wide BRM-Style Pin-Drive Wheels/Tires

From the photos it looks like the custom widening also used pin drive/offset wheel centers that are bolted to the wheel? That being the case you could have new ones machined up for any pin pattern or...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 21st February 2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By Joules5
Re: Can AC be added later

Vintage Air offer a good variety of retrofit kits, with small integrated heater and A/C units, that is the route I will go.

As for name, you have to use your real name not a pseudonym.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 13th February 2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By Joules5
Re: Porsche transaxle starter fitment...

A number of manufacturers offer a 'clockable' starter that allows rotation in the mounting or an adapter to achieve same for a lot less than $600. That is not to say the Hi Torque is not a good...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 11th February 2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,670
Posted By Joules5
Re: Winged Dzus fasteners

I just received my updated Pegasus Auto Racing catalog, was thumbing through and this thread came to mind;

Pegasus - Keyword Wing Dzus Search...
Forum: All GT40 1st February 2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,717
Posted By Joules5
Re: Identify This Replica If Possible

Despite the reported condition of the body, photos of it might help with chassis identification, most kits come as a body & chassis.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 20th January 2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 965
Posted By Joules5
Re: mastershift paddle shifting issues. . .

ZF transaxle? Second gear syncro is a common failure if not shifted correctly with full clutch disengagement. Is the Masterhift clutchless shifting?

Julian
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 6th January 2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By Joules5
Re: Wheel Size Quick Question

The ERA wheels are 16" dia. and 12" width, when I got my Mk1 wide body it came with Hoosier slicks and I thought it would be really hard to source 16" tires so I went and had a custom set of Vintage...
Forum: Lola T70 Lounge 29th December 2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,039
Posted By Joules5
Re: Lola T70 Mk3B (replica) tyres

The Pantera guys use the Pirelli 345/35-15 extensively on the later wide body cars with up to 14" wheel widths. A good wearing tire that Pirelli makes in batches to support the Lamborghini Countach...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 12th December 2017, 12:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By Joules5
Re: cable shifter sacc restoration

Well on my ERA I have a rod, but it's RHD, the cable conversion referenced was for an older KVA running a Porsche 901 transaxle and yes it helped in that application as the rod was like stirring...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 12th December 2017, 12:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By Joules5
Re: cable shifter sacc restoration

87 through 89 if I recall, Tercel or Corolla
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 6th December 2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By Joules5
Re: cable shifter sacc restoration

I have experience with the company and partially the product;

In my experience Scott at SACC restorations sells quality products that he has tested for fit and function and stands behind with...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 19th September 2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,121
Posted By Joules5
Re: New GT40 on the way

I'm of the opinion 2200 rpm @ 80 mph is on the low rpm side. In my Pantera with modern rubber (26.2" tire dia.) and stock 4.22 R&P I installed the taller 0.642 5th, which acts as an overdrive gear...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 14th September 2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,687
Posted By Joules5
Re: ZF 4th gear breakages

The reason I asked type of pilot bushing is I had shifting problems with a freshly rebuilt ZF, so much so that it went back and was disassembled for inspection with zero findings. I reinstalled with...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 13th September 2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,687
Posted By Joules5
Re: ZF 4th gear breakages

Surprising to hear, I thought the RBT was designed around the later BMW M1 ZF with additional ribbing etc. What does Lloyd have to say on the failures?

What are you using for a pilot bearing on...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 13th September 2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
CAV
Views: 549
Posted By Joules5
Re: CAV

I would expect your transaxle choice to dictate bellhousing and to avoid confusion I assume your engine is a 351W stroked to 427, so standard 351 bolt pattern?
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 9th September 2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,044
Posted By Joules5
Re: Flat Plane Crank Engine

5.2 Voodoo engines are starting to show up on eBay as GT350's get in the hands of people with more money than talent :)
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 9th September 2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By Joules5
Re: Super wide tyres

It's an ERA anomaly, they are 15" centers mated to 16" hoops. I actually had a set of 15" custom fabricated by Vintage Wheels thinking 16" tires would be impossible to come by, turned out by a stroke...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 9th September 2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By Joules5
Re: Super wide tyres

Fronts are 23.5x10.5x16
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 6th September 2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,393
Posted By Joules5
Re: Wanted: RBT 5 speed transaxle

Call Larry Stock at Pantera Parts Connection in Carson City (775) 856-7011, he has a fresh ZF 5 speed setup for GT40.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 6th September 2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By Joules5
Re: Super wide tyres

I am running Goodyear Eagle 27.0x14x16 on my ERA wide body and can get a photo that will show what the car sits like with a 27" dia. tire.

I know a few wide body Pantera folks running the Avons...
Forum: GT40 Enthusiasts Club 4th September 2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,908
Posted By Joules5
Re: Goodwood Revival - Bonhams Auction

For Motor Cars a 15% Buyer's Premium is payable on the first 50,000 of the final Hammer Price of each Lot, and 12% on any amount by which the Hammer Price exceeds 50,000. VAT at the standard rate...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 28th August 2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,534
Posted By Joules5
Re: Can you name these cars at

The red car is an Intermeccanica Indra
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 12th August 2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,420
Posted By Joules5
Re: Stainless mig welding a custom exhaust system

Welding skill is down to a lot of practice, if you have the time, energy and some stainless scrap to practice on I'd say what have you go to lose to try it. A more capable welder (machine) is going...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 25th July 2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 23,680
Posted By Joules5
Re: Design An Emblem?

That reminds me of the crest on the front of my Ultima....
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 13th July 2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 22,771
Posted By Joules5
Re: Superformance GT40 MKII For Sale

Kirby,

BaT (Bring a Trailer) auctions gathers an eclectic mix of cars and is pretty cheap to list with no sellers fee (5% buyers premium). I've watched 3 Ultima's successfully sell in recent...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 21st June 2017, 12:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,206
Posted By Joules5
Re: Polycarbonate windows

To answer your question I have a Dart aluminum block motor from American Speed, however, If you go the 'replica' route and it's a replica of a vehicle manufactured prior to 1967 then emissions...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 20th June 2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,353
Posted By Joules5
Re: Cam Synch or distributor stub for EFI

$48.97 + 8.265% tax from Summit Racing and I'm just down the road from the Sparks NV store. Shoot me a PM and I'll pick one up and mail to you if you cannot get it local in the UK. You can pay me via...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 20th June 2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,206
Posted By Joules5
Re: Polycarbonate windows

A 'replica' doesn't need to be an exact copy or reproduction, if it were me I'd register the GT-R as a '66 GT40 replica, thereby circumventing the need for smog etc.

I have a Ferrari replica that...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 21st May 2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,407
Posted By Joules5
Re: Calipers

No mention of what diameter wheels anyone is running or anticipating using these with, clearance on a 15" wheel dia. can be a challenge with some calipers.

Julian
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 26th April 2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,496
Posted By Joules5
Re: Aftermarket shifter options?

I had not come across the Numeric option, but research for a replacement for my Ultima led me to the CAE Ultra shifter (an alternative might be the CMS Shifter from California Motor Sport).

Even...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 26th April 2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,967
Posted By Joules5
Re: Webers

I have a set of Webers setup for a 408 waiting to go on, but I need to swap cam as what I have is too much overlap for the Webers. When I get home at the weekend I could look at the specifics.

I...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 26th April 2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,971
Posted By Joules5
Re: Taxes when registering the car?

As stated it varies, not only by state but who you get at the DMV and their mood that day!

I was able to direct the DMV assistant to the manufacturers web page for a basic kit and they took that...
Forum: The Race Track 21st April 2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,887
Posted By Joules5
Re: Street and Track Car? Sub $40K?

The cars you are considering are street cars you intend to use for track, I would expect you can find a good low mileage, one careful lady owner car that suits your needs and forget about the off lot...
Forum: The Race Track 19th April 2017, 12:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,887
Posted By Joules5
Re: Street and Track Car? Sub $40K?

Used Lotus Exige or Elise

You may laugh but Mazda Miata
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 13th April 2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,155
Posted By Joules5
Re: Suspended or Floor Mounted Pedals

My first GT40 (a KVA) had hung pedals, they were almost impossible to operate given outstretched legs and angle of my feet. I switched to a floor mount Tilton unit fairly rapidly resulting in a car...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 13th April 2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,715
Posted By Joules5
Re: ZF 5DS-25 specifications

Thanks JacMac, I knew what I meant.

As Mike says it looks to be an early ZF from the ID plate with the shorter 0.84 5th used in early variants and thus it should have the diff oriented for GT40...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 13th April 2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,440
Posted By Joules5
Re: 495HP or 505HP?

I have learnt the hard way to opt for drive ability over shear power, that is unless you are building a track dedicated car.

Per the thread title 495 to 505HP is a 10HP difference?
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 12th April 2017, 11:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,673
Posted By Joules5
Re: CNC Performance Parts cable shift for ZF/RBT trans

I had an early version of the ZF end, supplied without the cable bracket which I fabricated. CNC Performance are well made and functioning products and Scott at SACC stands behind everything he...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 12th April 2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,715
Posted By Joules5
Re: ZF 5DS-25 specifications

Is your question regarding whether it is an original GT40 ZF, or to verify whether it has been flipped and suitable for use in a GT40?

There should be another digit after the 5DS-25, a -0, -1 or...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 2nd April 2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,138
Posted By Joules5
Re: Front suspension lifts

Fran sells a kit;

Hydraulic Lift Kit — Race Car Replicas (http://race-car-replicas.com/parts/hydraulic-lift-kit)
Forum: The World Market - Share Parts, Sources, and Reviews 22nd March 2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 976
Posted By Joules5
GT40 replica sold eBay

I'm not sure who's kit this is, but it appears well constructed and sold for what must be a fraction of the cost to build;

GT40 sold eBay...
Forum: All GT40 20th March 2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 55,777
Posted By Joules5
Re: Something is missing

It has a plate on it, so looks like it is for road use. I just can't understand all these GT40's being built with LHD too!
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