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Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles Yesterday, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Audi 016 help please

Robin, the “play” in the transaxle could be derived from the running tolerance in the CW&P as well. There is shimming behind the diff bearings to set this...might be worth checking that setting as...
Forum: Original GT40s 4th December 2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,958
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: P1109, horror!!

Clearly the market values an original car, with original provenance. I don't think anyone disputes that.....all that's needed to know that is to pay five seconds of attention to what happens at high...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 21st November 2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Oil cooler placement

Thanks gents, good information and suggestions.

Randy, what kind of check valve is good?

JacMac - got it. I could just use the new cooler in the rear. Taking the front cooler out of the mix...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 21st November 2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Question about ignition options....

Thanks Randy, appreciate the insight. I've done a fair bit of web research....and have seen there are some issues/problems people have experienced. There's also some good success stories. I'll...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 21st November 2017, 01:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: 2x2 and the GrapVine

Dang, that's where my trailer hitch adapter went.

Could you pop that in the mail to me? Need it for hauling some old auto parts in an open top trailer filled to the brim.....over some bumpy...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 12th November 2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Question about ignition options....

Really appreciate the helpful suggestions and ideas here gents.

After a lot of thought....and re-thinking....I ended up adding the FAST dual sync distributor here. This distributor is plug and...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 12th November 2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Oil cooler placement

Just wondering if I should expect some troubles with this oil cooler placement. It's rather high, just about the same height as the mid-point of the valve covers. It's located there because this is...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 11th November 2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Front License

You're right about the WA police. I think it's a revenue thing personally.

In any case, four of the five cars I have don't have front license plates....and I've never been pulled over for not...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 20th October 2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 949
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: 634
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: 11
Views: 961
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: 885
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: The SLC Clubhouse 28th September 2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,078
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Thoughts on fuel tank temperature?

Highly recommend the fuel cooler/radiator idea Terry mentions - have used that before with good effect.

Keep in mind this is fuel flowing through, so, there needs to be appropriate protection...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 28th September 2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
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: 790
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: 11
Views: 961
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: 2,008
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: 781
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: 16,177
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: 16,177
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: 509
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: 4,097
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: 16,177
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: 16,177
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: 4,411
Views: 897,977
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: 1,007
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: 1,013
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: 14
Views: 1,052
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: 1,013
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: 1,394
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: 2,650
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: 1,865
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: 16,177
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: 2,523
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: 34
Views: 4,958
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: 1,322
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: 4,894
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: 1,053
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: 3,944
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: 1,942
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: 1,789
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: 16,177
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: 16,177
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: 2,523
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: 6,036
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: 1,424
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: 2,694
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: 746
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: 746
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: 2,977
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...
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