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Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 22nd April 2018, 01:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By KarlWood
Re: SPF Headlight alternative

Don't forget the adapters! It seems the SPF needs the same.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 20th April 2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By KarlWood
Re: SPF Headlight alternative

These are the ones I bought:

Amazon.com: MICTUNING Extremely Bright H4(9003) LED Headlight Bulbs, 80W 8000 Lumens Hi/Lo Beam (6000K White, Pack of 2): Automotive...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 20th April 2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By KarlWood
Re: SPF Headlight alternative

Exactly what I did on the CAV. Absolutely amazing difference! I went from a very scary ride on back roads (VERY nearly hit a pig!) to being a joy to drive in the dark. I also changed the other bulbs...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 19th February 2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By KarlWood
Re: SPF Headlight alternative

Hi Callaghan

I switched to LED headlights in my CAV. I very very nearly fit a large black pig one night. The old incandescent bulbs had to go! I presume it is a similar setup on the superformance....
Forum: The Paddock 7th February 2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,424
Posted By KarlWood
Re: The Car in the Father Brown mystery/drama series

I found this site

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_877330-Triumph-2000-Roadster-TRA-1949.html

Some interesting stuff!
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 4th January 2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 875
Posted By KarlWood
Re: GTD40 chassis # help please

The link has the headlights, brake and indicators. I tried some other brake and indicator LEDs but they were by no means bright enough. The ones in the link are a massive improvement. It gives me a...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 3rd January 2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 875
Posted By KarlWood
Re: GTD40 chassis # help please

Hi Ken,

I suspect that the polarity on the LEDs may have been wrong. It doesn't matter with incandescent bulbs but you will not get anything with LEDs. Some people have needed an additional...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 2nd January 2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 875
Posted By KarlWood
Re: GTD40 chassis # help please

The other big improvement in drive-ability I have made is switching to LED lights.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 2nd January 2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 875
Posted By KarlWood
Re: GTD40 chassis # help please

I couldn't agree more with Bud regarding the crossfire mirrors. Bud was extremely helpful to me when I was looking into mirrors. I haven't bothered with the wiring to be honest, but they made a huge...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 22nd December 2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By KarlWood
Re: Weber ida fire extinguisher nozzle positions

Frank, I am wondering if it would depend on the extinguishant used. I have a fire suppression system using DuPont FE-36. It is a gas and doesn't leave any residual liquid or foam.

I did have the...
Forum: The Paddock 22nd December 2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 774
Posted By KarlWood
Re: X Mass greetings

Happy Friday to one and all! :thumbsup:

And this is not meant to discriminate against those in the world, whose day has moved on to Saturday. To them I wish a Happy Saturday!

Whatever your...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 21st November 2017, 12:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By KarlWood
Re: 2x2 and the GrapVine

Looking forward to seeing the "hateful 8" around the neighborhood! Glad that the 2x2 was not any worse. I know what you mean about the attention these cars get. My friend described it like being in a...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 21st November 2017, 12:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By KarlWood
Re: Fire supression

I had a Safecraft system installed. It has one outlet in to the cabin and two into the engine bay. I would seriously recommend a fire suppression system. Before i had the webers gone through I had...
Forum: The Race Track 28th September 2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,534
Posted By KarlWood
Re: The Spa "Six Hour" race meeting

Here is the video Graham mentioned:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/abq6fF_69XQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Seeing a 917, a GT40 and a Stratos...
Forum: The Paddock 26th September 2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,462
Posted By KarlWood
Re: Unimaginably brutal, people in Iran

It amazes me how people can hurt and kill dogs. Dogs are so human centered in their whole being. They would do anything for us. They are always so glad to see us. It takes an extremely heartless...
Forum: All GT40 26th September 2017, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,371
Posted By KarlWood
Amazing model work

The detail on this is just mind boggling. Well worth a watch

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tY4yfVbM7xk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: The Paddock 25th September 2017, 11:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,462
Posted By KarlWood
Re: Unimaginably brutal, people in Iran

Hi Al,

It is not about political correctness! I think that is an underlying indication that you expect this behavior to be representative of Iranian people. I know it is not explicitly stated in...
Forum: The Paddock 25th September 2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By KarlWood
Re: Arabs

Hi Al,

It maybe that your title is quite inflammatory. I haven't actual opened the link, the title of it is repulsive. There are good and bad people in every country. I choose to only make a...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 21st September 2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 996
Posted By KarlWood
Re: Search

That might not be the clearest!!! Go to Google and enter site:gt40s.com followed by the search term.
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 21st September 2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 996
Posted By KarlWood
Re: Search

The best way I find to search is to use Google to search the site:

Google (http://www.google.com) site:gt40s.com <search term>
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 29th August 2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,396
Posted By KarlWood
Re: digital Speedometer

The GPS speedometers are so easy, I wouldn't use anything else (unless there is a legal requirement that precludes them)
Forum: All GT40 3rd August 2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,615
Posted By KarlWood
Re: Stolen GT40 Jalopnik article

Steve,

I would love to know the details. I also have an early CAV. I hope yours is back on its way back to looking how it should.

All the best,

Karl
Forum: All GT40 1st August 2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,615
Posted By KarlWood
Stolen GT40 Jalopnik article

Not sure if anyone has seen this:

jalopnik.com/car-thief-suspect-caught-because-rattle-canning-a-rare-1797430224...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 19th May 2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,291
Posted By KarlWood
Re: 48 IDA Weber fueling issue

These are the regulators I got :

://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk/p/malpassi-filter-king-regulator-large-v8-85mm-black-fprv8-npt

Malpassi Filter King, they are working great for me.

Regards
...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 27th April 2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,061
Posted By KarlWood
Re: Webers

I worked with Jim himself and also found him very helpful. He was very insistent on certain things to make sure everything ran right (timing and fuel pressure), He was also keen to make sure you...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 26th April 2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,061
Posted By KarlWood
Re: Webers

I would agree with the suggestion of contacting Jim Inglese. He really knows his stuff. I have a 351 windsor stroked to 427 with 48 IDAs. I had Jim rebuild them and set up the linkage properly...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 5th April 2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,571
Posted By KarlWood
Re: Lotus 38 ish Replica

That would have been a trip I wouldn't have minded doing, but I am not available this weekend. It would have been a nice drive down from SF. I will have to look to one of the future events.

Karl
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 4th April 2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,291
Posted By KarlWood
Re: 48 IDA Weber fueling issue

Hi Cliff, I found that 5 could be too much. I had 4.5 and 6 and had issues, but 3 was perfect. Just my experience with Webers. Redline suggest 2.5 to 3

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 4th April 2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,291
Posted By KarlWood
Re: 48 IDA Weber fueling issue

This may be of use: Cobra/GT40 options14 (http://www.jiminglese.com/weberwebsite_016.htm)
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 4th April 2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,291
Posted By KarlWood
Re: 48 IDA Weber fueling issue

I had exactly the same issues. It turned out to be a mix of different things. First I found that the timing advance and retard was sticking on the MSD distributor. I could have cleaned it but it was...
Forum: The Paddock 23rd March 2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,792
Posted By KarlWood
Re: ISIS Asian attack in London yesterday,

I think that this may be of interest and give some more information that people are not aware of:

Jordan and refugees:

"Of these, only 100,000 live in refugee camps, while another 1.3 million...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 20th March 2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,691
Posted By KarlWood
Re: Is it just me?

I found that I couldn't post if I had a https link. I tried to post from YouTube. I removed the "s" so it is not a secure link and it worked fine. Not sure if this is the same as others are getting.
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 16th March 2017, 12:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,134
Posted By KarlWood
Re: Gravity Racer

This is worth a look:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhj58mGyGQ0

Guy Martin is a top bloke. Well known for his TT exploits.
Forum: All GT40 8th March 2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,105
Posted By KarlWood
Re: GTD FEL 747D...sold!

Internet sleuthing will probably be a little easier on a new build!!

Regards,

Karl
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 2nd March 2017, 03:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,069
Posted By KarlWood
Re: New Guy

Just up the road from me Ron! I am in SF.
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 19th February 2017, 11:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,737
Posted By KarlWood
Re: headlites-for-cav

Let me know how you get on Neville, I would love to know if it helps others as much as it helped mine.
Forum: All GT40 26th January 2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,822
Posted By KarlWood
Re: GT40 Car Cover?

I would agree with Bob that the sides could be a little longer though!
Forum: All GT40 26th January 2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,822
Posted By KarlWood
Re: GT40 Car Cover?

I also got mine from California Car Covers a couple of years ago, very happy. Their customer service is also excellent. I originally got it without door pockets. Once I figured out the mirrors I was...
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 17th January 2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,737
Posted By KarlWood
Re: headlites-for-cav

And the front LEDs fit within the space available without any changes to the cover in the wheel well. I am very happy with the outcome, especially given how little work it took!
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 16th January 2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,737
Posted By KarlWood
Re: headlites-for-cav

They plugged straight in with no resistors. I did go with the same bulb for the break light and rear light. Although the existing brake light is as big as the indicator and bigger than the rear...
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 15th January 2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,737
Posted By KarlWood
Re: headlites-for-cav

OK, I have also switched the rear bulbs to LEDs. Again, a big improvement! Here are the bulbs I bought off of Amazon:

JDM ASTAR Super Bright 78-EX Chipsets 1156 1141 1073 7506 LED Bulbs with...
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 6th January 2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,737
Posted By KarlWood
Re: headlites-for-cav

OK, some pictures (before, after and one of each bulb) and a couple of links:

Converter to accept modern bulbs:
2 x H4 BULB ADAPTERS CLASSIC VINTAGE CITROEN 2CV OPEL FIAT H5 to H4 P45T P43T R2 |...
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 6th January 2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,737
Posted By KarlWood
Re: headlites-for-cav

This is a timely posting!! I just switched to LED lights in my CAV. They managed to fit inside the existing inside lining and plugged straight into the current wiring. The only thing extra I needed...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 5th December 2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,546
Posted By KarlWood
Re: What Size CR6ZZ AVONs are you running?

Hi Gary,

215s on the front and 295s on the back of my CAV. Very happy with them.

Karl
Forum: GT40 Enthusiasts Club 10th October 2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,088
Posted By KarlWood
Re: Derek Bell GTD/Lola suspension paper

Glad to help! My knowledge on the cars is not a patch on many many others here! I am glad that there is an area that I am able to add value!
Forum: GT40 Enthusiasts Club 6th October 2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,088
Posted By KarlWood
Re: Derek Bell GTD/Lola suspension paper

There is also a great article on aerodynamics:

https://web.archive.org/web/20080914004612/http://www.bell-performance.co.uk/Articles/web%20car%20aerodynamics%20part%201.htm
...
Forum: GT40 Enthusiasts Club 6th October 2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,088
Posted By KarlWood
Re: Derek Bell GTD/Lola suspension paper

The easiest way would to just copy it all and paste it into a word document. The pictures are already gone.
Forum: GT40 Enthusiasts Club 5th October 2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,088
Posted By KarlWood
Re: Derek Bell GTD/Lola suspension paper

A fantastic looking car! Thanks for posting the pictures!
Forum: GT40 Enthusiasts Club 5th October 2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,088
Posted By KarlWood
Re: Derek Bell GTD/Lola suspension paper

I think this may be what you are looking for:

https://web.archive.org/web/20081008225942/http://www.bell-performance.co.uk/Articles/suspn1.htm
...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 22nd September 2016, 08:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,179
Posted By KarlWood
Re: Perspective

Next to a monster truck the GT looks like a remote control car!
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