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Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 20th May 2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 707
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: GT40s Forum Upgrade

In the meantime, if you want to see those pictures easily right click on them and select "Open in New Tab". That way you can remain where you are on the forum. This technique comes in handy on...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 18th May 2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 707
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: GT40s Forum Upgrade

Alright folks, no other requests? Overall I'd say we don't have many features on the "to do" list. Sure there aren't cool things you've seen on other forums you'd like to see here?
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 17th May 2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 707
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: GT40s Forum Upgrade

I hear you but I don't think GT40s.com gets so many posts we need to selectively show only a select few subforums. I could see that on some forums I visit with literally 1000s of posts a day but here...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 15th May 2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 707
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: GT40s Forum Upgrade

The software we'll be moving to is XenForo. Here are a few forums that also run this software:

The High Road (https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php)

American Civil War Forums...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 14th May 2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 707
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: GT40s Forum Upgrade

We sort of already had that.....you had the option in your CP to either turn on or off the Paddock. And, it still led to complaining.
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 14th May 2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 707
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: GT40s Forum Upgrade

I think on the politics front the paddock is going to be hidden, secret, and you'll need to ask an admin for the URL and password. If you ask for the URL and password, and still complain, then you...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 14th May 2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 707
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: GT40s Forum Upgrade

Hmmm, forum permissions are messed up. No worries, won't be a problem in new software as we probably won't keep that feature anyhow. We won't invest time tracking that down now though.
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 14th May 2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 707
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: GT40s Forum Upgrade

You can't edit here either after one hour has passed.....The forum has been that way for more than ten years.
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 14th May 2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 707
Posted By Ron Earp
Arrow GT40s Forum Upgrade

Hi Folks,

It's time to upgrade the software on the site. And, it's time to discuss problems that you've seen on the forum and features you'd like to have that maybe you've seen on other forums.
...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 6th April 2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,293
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Back to the Future-Ron and Sydney's 1985 5L Mustang Build

Save the frames the fronts will be all new. TMI makes new front foam in the SVO style which I have, and of course new covers.

To my knowledge no company makes new rear seat foam for Fox coupes....
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 6th April 2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,293
Posted By Ron Earp
Arrow Re: Back to the Future-Ron and Sydney's 1985 5L Mustang Build

Got that right! It does look pretty fab.

Things are getting real fast. Jeff G and I are learning a lot of upholstery work and it turns out it isn't too hard. It's tedious, but it isn't difficult....
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 5th April 2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 21,053
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Gonna do it. Lotus Esprit SBF.

That'll be a fun car! Miss my Lotus. Sometimes.
Forum: The Paddock 5th April 2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 6,439
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: GT40s.com Paddock GUNS thread

I've seen the immigrants and they are us!
Forum: The Paddock 4th April 2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 6,439
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: GT40s.com Paddock GUNS thread

That's sound logic. I suppose it's one of those "I know a foreigner when I see one" deals.
Forum: The Paddock 4th April 2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 6,439
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: GT40s.com Paddock GUNS thread

I'm going to make a guess that you'd supposedly be able to tell a refugee by them being non-white and/or non-christian.
Forum: The Paddock 4th April 2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By Ron Earp
Arrow Critical Thinking and You!

An older article on Critical Thinking but very pertinent to The Paddock.

6 Critical Thinking Skills You Need to Master Now...
Forum: The Paddock 1st April 2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 6,439
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: GT40s.com Paddock GUNS thread

Nick, you've got to pay attention in these discussions.

See, laws work just fine when the law supports a conservative position. For example, a law that banned abortion, that would absolutely work...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 18th March 2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 75,924
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: H Craft GT-R

It sounds great! Coyotes are fantastic motors. I've a friend who is a Ford dealer and this weekend tested a new 18 GT on the dyno at the dealership (he's a fellow SCCA racer too and good guy all...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 18th March 2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,293
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Back to the Future-Ron and Sydney's 1985 5L Mustang Build

Carpet going in over here boss. Not a fun job and a lot more to go. Found out the front seat belt locks aren't working so I ordered new ones. Probably a good idea anyhow.
...
Forum: The Paddock 18th March 2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3,175
Views: 214,899
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

No, not even remotely close to happening. The real history of the German experiments into fission are more interesting.

Fission was discovered in Germany in the late 30s. Around 38 or 39 if memory...
Forum: GT40 Enthusiasts Club 17th March 2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,099
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Farewell Message

For those that don't know, the club and the Fortyfication magazine is fantastic and as a GT40 enthusiast is something you should be part of. Farewell David and best wishes.

Ron
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 17th March 2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 75,924
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: H Craft GT-R

Awesome build and awesome parts.
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 17th March 2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,293
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Back to the Future-Ron and Sydney's 1985 5L Mustang Build

Had to take a bit of time off for racing and race car prep, but, a bit of Fox work got done too.

The dash is all in. Everything is functional and works as it should, no small feat. It's...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 11th March 2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,327
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: My 917/10 is ALIVE!

Awesome! Engine details please!
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 8th March 2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Sticky: Forum Rules
Views: 11,383
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Forum Rules

What day was the transaction? With that information I can refund the Bronze status and you can simply reup as a gold.

Ron
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 4th March 2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,293
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Back to the Future-Ron and Sydney's 1985 5L Mustang Build

Mucho work happened in the shop yesterday with a long work session. We're finally at the point where the dash is repaired & painted and the wiring is done, so, it's time to hang it. Not so fast...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 1st March 2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 794
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electronic Fuel Injection aftermarket and retrofit

Did a lot of research on this topic eight months ago. Went with the Holley Sniper for my mild 302 in my daughter's car. So far so good.
Forum: The Race Track 28th February 2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Canada/NZ TVR

TVR race cars are always cool. What engine is it running? Interested to see if the new TVR will be racing with the Coyote engine. Reports are they will.

We just discovered a very similar...
Forum: The Paddock 17th February 2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3,175
Views: 214,899
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

Well, I suppose it'd help you avoid seeing opinions you don't agree with. Rod isn't a supporter so he wouldn't be here. But Jeff is a supporter so he'd still be in the paddock right along with the...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 7th February 2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,164
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: The Future of GT40s.com

Thanks! Love Asheville, but always go on the motorcycle since that area of the US cannot be beat for riding, anywhere.
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 7th February 2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,293
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Back to the Future-Ron and Sydney's 1985 5L Mustang Build

It has been a good while since I updated this thread due to WORK, as in J O B work. January through mid-February is a heavy work time for me and there isn't a lot of time for other pursuits. However,...
Forum: The Paddock 28th January 2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,244
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

Hmmm....

“This will do everything that your regular car commuter car will do, Reisner said on FOX Business’ “Countdown to the Closing Bell.” “Air condition, power breaks, power steering,...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 19th January 2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 752
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: posting issues

Put another way, if you made the post the post isn't new to YOU. The software only shows posts new to YOU. For example, this post I'm writing to you right now I will not see under "New Posts" for me,...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 17th January 2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 21,053
Posted By Ron Earp
Forum: All GT40 15th January 2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,331
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Another of the Greats Gone - RIP Dan Gurney

Moved this up from the Paddock is it is of interest to all GT40 enthusiasts. RIP Gan Gurney. There won't be another like you.
Forum: The Paddock 13th January 2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,244
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

That's a great looking car but Fisker isn't going to produce enough of anything to influence the trajectory of EV evolution.
Forum: The Paddock 9th January 2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,244
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

If you liked that then you'll really enjoy your experience with a true EV. I don't know what Mercury the hybrid might have been since Mercury hasn't existed for quite sometime, but try a pure modern...
Forum: The Paddock 9th January 2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,244
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

Me too.

I realize the Bolt (or any EV really) isn't an enthusiast's cup of tea. They aren't sexy and currently very little motorsport involves them. Electric motorcycles have a race at the Isle of...
Forum: The Paddock 8th January 2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,244
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

H2 fuel cells will further hamper the acceptance of EV tech. If you need a range extender you need to take advantage of our existing system - gasoline. Adding H2 to EV will just make things more...
Forum: The Paddock 8th January 2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,244
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

Hey Randy, EV only for folks that do long distance travel won't work well, right now. But will at some point in the future.

We purchased the Bolt with the quick charge feature. What's that? A...
Forum: The Paddock 7th January 2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,244
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

The second generation Volt is absolutely capable of charging the battery. In fact, there are five distinct modes that the ICE can interface with the car and the car determines how power will flow for...
Forum: The Paddock 6th January 2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,244
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

In short, we love the Bolt. It's a fantastic car and yes, you can still be a car enthusiast and have an electric car. In fact, you can develop a new enthusiasm for cars.
Forum: The Paddock 6th January 2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,244
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

Relatively minor update, but we made the last long trip we'd speced the Bolt out to make, down to Emerald Isle from Cary NC. The distance for this trip is about 168 miles however we made the trip...
Forum: The Paddock 6th January 2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,244
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

Our family requires basically three "long" trips to be possible with the Bolt. Cary to Greensboro, Cary to Burlington, and one way Cary to Emerald Isle. All are possible according to specs but until...
Forum: The Paddock 6th January 2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,244
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

Alrighty, we've made the first long trip with the Bolt. We made a 140 round trip to visit my folks yesterday and all was good. The conditions were very unfavorable to an EV - cold outside temps...
Forum: The Paddock 6th January 2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,244
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

No incentives in NC for an electric charger. I didn't really expect any in this state but checked anyway. We can use the Bolt in the HOV lane if there were any in central NC. None around that I know...
Forum: The Paddock 6th January 2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,244
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

Bolt acquired. Julie is pretty excited. Looks way better with black badges and front licence plate holder removed. She named it Blue Tardis because it's way bigger on the inside. Accurate.
...
Forum: The Paddock 6th January 2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,244
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

Car buying at Chez Earp is a never ending source of entertainment.

The i3 was driven. It drives well, that is, sharper handling than the Volt or Bolt, and it has a nice steering feel. The...
Forum: The Paddock 6th January 2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,244
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

The Volt drive went well today with all family members participating. We had a fully charged Volt and managed to get 49.9 miles from it on electric and another 20 miles with the generator running. I...
Forum: The Paddock 6th January 2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,244
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

I'm an owner of an electric car (well wife is) and a car enthusiast. On another forum I frequent I went through the purchasing process in dozens of posts with the folks on that forum. I'll report...
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