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Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 20th October 2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: A Scary Photo

Dang, I was wondering where that nail went.........
Forum: Lola T70 Lounge 19th October 2017, 01:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Wheel Bearing Noise

If the race rotated to the point of galling on the spindle then that likely caused some heat....perhaps enough heat to distort the race so the bearing doesn't run true anymore.

Definitely use high...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 3rd October 2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Question about ignition options....

Thanks Randy, yup, checked with them - they were quite helpful but essentially recommended a distributor-less system. That makes sense, just trying to weigh the different options.

Alternatively,...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 3rd October 2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Parking Brake Woes

Mike, don't feel bad - these cars can come with a number of issues to sort out before they work properly. These are kit cars.....

When I bought my CAV it didn't shift, the A/C was disconnected,...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 28th September 2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: GT40 coming through the field

Yikes. That's pretty aggressive driving for historic racing....even if it is a race and not a parade lap or two.

Some other expensive cars on the track there. Good to exercise a little caution...
Forum: All GT40 28th September 2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Amazing model work

Wow, that is amazing workmanship. Absolutely stunning.

The builder has a great eye for accuracy and detail.....obviously. And, a level of patience that goes way beyond normal human abilities.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 22nd September 2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Question about ignition options....

I have to replace the large (huge!) HEI distributor on my 347 with something smaller to clear the new injection manifold and TB's going onto the car. The HEI dizzy is just way too big to clear.
...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 21st September 2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,499
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Flat Plane Crank Engine

Frank is exactly right - rpm limit is more valve-train limited than crankshaft. But, once you have valve-train sorted out (quad cam, no rockers, direct lobe-to-valve actuation) so you can wind 'er...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 20th September 2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: New GT40 on the way

My personal experience (with a 347) has been that 3,000+ rpm is too busy and noisy for sustained driving jaunts. I swapped out the gearbox on my CAV in order to drop rpm (and add an LSD) to the...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 20th September 2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,376
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Gonna do it. Lotus Esprit SBF.

Incidentally, I'm stainless MIG welding the system with 309L. My stainless MIG skills are improving....thank god.

I took the system to a welding shop for finish TIG welding but they wanted $700...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 20th September 2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,376
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Gonna do it. Lotus Esprit SBF.

Making some slow progress. The custom 304 stainless exhaust system is nearing completion. Need to finish fabricating the downpipes from the exhaust manifold into the rest of the system.

Just got...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 8th September 2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: where are the Nrs ?

As Tom says, on the top of the bellhousing at the front you'll see the particular ratio designation stamped into the metal.
Forum: Original GT40s 7th September 2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,298
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Ford GT40 Factory Blueprints Chassis plans from Ford Advanced Vehicles

I love it - "original Ford factory scanned blue prints!" This is "the real deal." Really?


Huh, I wasn't aware there was digital scanning technology around in 1964......
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 1st September 2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,376
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Gonna do it. Lotus Esprit SBF.

and another pic.

hhhmmmm....having trouble uploading pics.
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 1st September 2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,376
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Gonna do it. Lotus Esprit SBF.

Quick update here fellas. As usual, progress is slow but moving forward.

The stainless 2.5" exhaust system is coming together. For about $400 bucks I bought a kit comprised of 304 stainless...
Forum: The Paddock 1st September 2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4,405
Views: 867,400
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Jokes anyone? -

Admiral Horatio Nelson is standing on the rear deck of his flagship. His first mate Hardy approaches and says "Admiral Nelson, we have a report from the crow's nest of ten French war ships on the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 30th August 2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Hateful 8, a hard won '40 for an FNG

Fantastic car - looks absolutely stunning. Congratulations. You're going to have a lot of fun with her!

What is FNG? ___________ Newbie Gearhead?
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 15th August 2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 812
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Stainless mig welding a custom exhaust system

Thanks fellas, appreciate the words of wisdom and advice here. Good ideas all.

I'll do a little practice with the stainless mig on some scrap (will check out the backside purging too). In...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 14th August 2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Audi 016 help please

That's one thing that can happen with these 016's...... There's a strengthening plate you can add at the back which helps with this problem as a preventative measure.

German Transaxle is indeed...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 12th August 2017, 02:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 812
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Stainless mig welding a custom exhaust system

Just wondering if I should tackle welding up a custom stainless exhaust system (downstream of the 4-into-1 manifold and collector) for my bastardized Lotus Esprit project (with a SBF).

I'm a...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 12th August 2017, 02:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,122
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: 289 weber intake question

Highly recommend the manifold with the single outlet and thermostat for a road car - keeps it simple.

Confirmed, IDA manifold does not fit IDF. For your 289, I'd recommend the 44 IDF's. As was...
Forum: All GT40 9th August 2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,151
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Stolen GT40 Jalopnik article

Very glad you got your CAV back there Steve. Drugs make people do stupid things. Or perhaps stupid people do drugs......and stupid things....not sure which is the starting point.

Great to hear...
Forum: The Garage Sale 6th August 2017, 04:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,334
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: WTB 016 clutch release arm

John, just a bit of a side note here - the 016 release arms came in two versions.....a cast steel version and a stamped steel version . The stamped isn't very strong, and can flex and crack and...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 28th July 2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,376
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Gonna do it. Lotus Esprit SBF.

The water radiator(s) I'm looking at adding are actually twin audi auxilliary coolers. They're small....which is needed given the space limitations, but between two of 'em perhaps it will add a...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 29th May 2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,157
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Limited slip ?

What's shocking is some very high end sports cars don't come equipped standard with a limited slip. My Lotus didn't have a limited slip.....seriously? $80,000 sports car in 1988 with an open diff? ...
Forum: Original GT40s 29th May 2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,378
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: P1109, horror!!

Ouch. Very sad to see that.

I think that's why there seems to be fewer and fewer original GT40's actively racing. Crashing your multi-million $/Euro GT40 is a big hit.....and insurance doesn't...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 29th May 2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,061
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Reco on injection and ignition

Hi,

My Fortus (347 SBF in a Lotus Esprit) project is making progress. I have the engine/transaxle mounts fabricated and the drivetrain is essentially mounted. Now comes the tough part - axle...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 3rd May 2017, 01:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,372
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Webers

Gus, the 48IDA's will work well on a 402.

There are some initial baseline jet setting listed in Pat Braden's Weber book I believe. I highly recommend this book, available on Amazon. It...
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 24th April 2017, 12:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Wanted: Original style Gulf front and rear wheel spinners

Hi Elliot,

The wheel lug/spinner in the picture on the left looks much like those available from Vintage Wheels here: Tri wing spinner flat finish : Vintage Wheels, Mustang, Hot Rod and Muscle...
Forum: The Race Track 18th April 2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,416
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Street and Track Car? Sub $40K?

Just a suggestion Ben, but there are a lot of good Porsches in the $40K range which are decent track day cars and also viable on the road. If you mean a new car (rather than used) it's somewhat...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 11th April 2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,794
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: End to a longtime kit car saga!

Sorry to hear that Joe. That's a real shame. As Will said, I've heard the GTM is a tough car to build.

Maybe a roller GT40? Something mostly done from a well known source, with just some finish...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 4th April 2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,579
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: 48 IDA Weber fueling issue

Here's a really good article on system design.

How To Build The Proper Fuel System For Carbureted Motors - Chevy High Performance Magazine...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 20th March 2017, 11:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,376
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Gonna do it. Lotus Esprit SBF.

Right, that makes sense.....either the core or the inlets/outlets may restrict flow. I'm thinking two smaller radiators in parallel might alleviate the potential restriction???

Quick pic of one...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 20th March 2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,376
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Gonna do it. Lotus Esprit SBF.

Hi fellas, making some (very) slow but steady progress here.

I have the engine and transaxle mounts now fabricated in order to position the engine/transaxle correctly using the original mounting...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 11th March 2017, 12:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,157
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Limited slip ?

Shawn, it's been debated quite a bit on here - there's a lot of information on this including a very recent thread in the drive train section.

That said, there's a lot of different opinions. ...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 5th March 2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,437
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Install question

Well, it only takes about 10 minutes for good mechanics to rebuild a whole engine......so, based on that, just the installation part might be 5 minutes?

Ron capps funny car rebuild Seattle 2013...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 2nd March 2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,214
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Quad DCOE 40s

Mike, the quad DCOE set up can be a really nice fueling system - both visually and functionally.

One thing to keep in mind: having four DCOE's is not sufficient in itself. For the thing to run...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 27th February 2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,373
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Torsen v. LSD

Thank you fellas, this is great information. Very helpful.

I guess not surprisingly, the answer depends on usage profile and a few variables. Basically, this particular car will get driven on...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 19th February 2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: I like to drive a hot car.....

And the new one. 493hp, 595lb/tq. 0-60 in 4.5 seconds, top speed of 191 (w/o limiter).
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 19th February 2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By Cliffbeer2
I like to drive a hot car.....

But not this hot......

I had an interesting experience the other evening. Arrived home from work around 6:30 and pulled into my driveway, hit the garage opener button and was just about to pull...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 19th February 2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,690
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Looking for FE engine knowledge

Gale,

There was a guy active on the forum right in your area who was building a Mark IV. I think his name was "Big Bob" or something like that.

Anyone remember Bob? It was definitely an fe...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 25th January 2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,870
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: One and done, I don't fit!

Why did you give up on installing a lowered pan and thinner seat? That may be your answer for a GT40.

Alternatively, you may find more room in some of the other makes. I'm 6'3" and quite a lot...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 25th January 2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,373
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Torsen v. LSD

Now I know this has been debated before, I'm just wondering now if anyone here has experience with a GT40 using a torsen diff on the track.

I have the opportunity to install either a porsche LSD...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 20th January 2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Tyre recommendation for Street + some track days

Attached is some tire info you might find helpful. I used Avon CR6ZZ's as well as the crappy BFGoodrich's on my CAV. The Avon's wear pretty fast for street use but stick well....great tire.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 18th January 2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Anybody making their own celvis bolts

The offset, or absence of offset, doesn't change the number of elements (pivot points), merely the location if the pivot point. The center bore of the Rose joint is the pivot point, regardless of...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 11th January 2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,013
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Hello from Puyallup Wa.

Hi there Gale, welcome to the forum. You'll find a lot of helpful and smart guys here.

I'm in Seattle.....sold my GT40 a few years back but starting to look for another one. There's a guy on the...
Forum: All GT40 10th January 2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,623
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: 1965 GT40 Originals

You actually might find that of the 100 or so original cars produced, only 200 remain in existence......
Forum: All GT40 4th January 2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,496
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Identifying my CAV.

Jonny, CAV maintains a database of their cars including color and owner - you may be able to track it down that way. Contact them through the website and they'll no doubt try to help - good folks.
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 3rd January 2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 820
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Hello from Santa Cruz, California

Cool project Ben. I assume you're speaking of the car on the left, not the orange car on the right in the pic.

I've thought about doing something similar in the past - almost bought an ex-80's...
Forum: The Garage Sale 3rd January 2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,869
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Audi 016 transaxle kit

The transaxle kit has been sold.
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