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Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 23rd June 2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 938
Posted By toy264
need help interpreting this ZF ID plate

This is a photo of the ID plate on my ZF transaxle. The gear ratios seem low to me given the output horsepower of the 289 circa 1967, but I'm hoping someone might have some insight as to why the...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 20th December 2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,274
Posted By toy264
Re: Where is that CD on tuning Webers?

Doug- if you're still looking, I think I have the CD somewhere.
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 29th October 2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,606
Posted By toy264
Re: RIP Bob Hoover

Just last week I watched an hour-long biography of him posted on YouTube. Hoover, Mitchel, Yeager, Crossfield - what full lives they lived!
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 29th October 2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By toy264
Re: Hello from Texas

I'll second that! Where 'bouts in the Houston area?
John
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 29th October 2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,228
Posted By toy264
original GT-40 engine

I came across this original GT40 289 on the historic racing site today. (just below the 52,000 euro (!) BMW 2000cc M12/7 engine)
parts for historic race cars - on historicracing.org.uk ...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 26th January 2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,330
Posted By toy264
Re: Why Ferrari engineers don't like turbos

Cliff-
That is so epically heretical even Luther and Richelieu!ieu would be impressed! ;)
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 22nd December 2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,999
Posted By toy264
Re: Is this the end of tank baffles

Any opinions on how these might work in combination with the Explosafe flame retardant system? Link:EXPLOSAFE :: SYSTEM (http://www.explosafe.ch/system.php?nav=system)
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 21st December 2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,999
Posted By toy264
Re: Is this the end of tank baffles

I wonder how Holley suggests plumbing two tanks--simple T without check valves?
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 24th October 2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 958
Posted By toy264
ZF bellhousing scan

This is a shaded view of a ZF dash 0 bellhousing scan I had made and thought it might be useful to someone here familiar with CAD. The scan has been converted to a wire frame model and was...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 30th September 2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,425
Posted By toy264
Re: driveshaft angle question

I've got an Aviaid dry sump pan 5-1/25" deep, and the flywheel is 160 teeth, about 11-3/4" dia. , so the bottom of the chassis tubes, the pan, and the flywheel are all essentially at the same level,...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 29th September 2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,425
Posted By toy264
driveshaft angle question

I've got just the opposite concern as a previous poster: I've got a potential issue with my bell housing (289/upright ZF) being too low. I'm aware that raising the engine will increase U-joint wear,...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 10th September 2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,199
Posted By toy264
Re: Automotive connectors

Are the old style Lucas bullet crimp connectors really all that bad? I know the jokes, but they certainly saw a lot of use.
John
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 22nd August 2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,161
Posted By toy264
Re: Period Original Brakes

Either of these two can probably help you out.
Historic Racing: parts for historic race cars - on historicracing.org.uk (http://www.historicracing.org.uk/parts/brakes.html)
Tony Thompson Racing:...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 4th August 2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,110
Posted By toy264
Re: Hi-Po Heads exhaust threads

No, they don't protrude into the water galleries, at least not on the 289 HP block I have. Which year block do you have, has it had any work done on it, and is the head gasket intact?
John
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 3rd August 2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 882
Posted By toy264
Re: Riveting Ali panels to tube

You might try this:
Drill 1/16 inch pilot holes on the panel side of the tube first, then cut a number of 1/16 inch steel rods (pins) just long enough that they protrude slightly when you push them...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 7th July 2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,560
Posted By toy264
Re: Need ZF Input Shaft for Clutch Alignment

You can rotate the driveshaft so that it's splines line up with those of the first clutch disc and push it part way through, but the second disc splines will block it from going any further if...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 4th July 2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,560
Posted By toy264
Re: Need ZF Input Shaft for Clutch Alignment

Alan-
I made mine from a wooden dowel the same diameter as the inside diameter of the disks, with a stepped down end to fit the pilot bearing. I super-glued a 2 inch length of square bar stock to...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 8th June 2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,248
Posted By toy264
Re: 4-bolt ZF dash-one bellhousing

Neville-
If you decide to go that way, I have the original bell housing from my -0 transaxle sitting on the shelf in the garage. I'd be willing to have it 3D scanned here in Houston and have the...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 8th June 2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,033
Posted By toy264
Re: Original Road Car Engine specifications

That photo is automotive porn.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 1st June 2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,033
Posted By toy264
Re: Original Road Car Engine specifications

Andy- thanks for that pdf,--it has specs I haven't seen in official Ford docs.

They give 375 HP with the Le Mans cam and later in the upgrade portion reference a block with 4 bolt mains in the...
Forum: All GT40 6th May 2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,042
Posted By toy264
Re: Legal matter on Ron Earp

I'm so disillusioned by Ron and Fran over this, I've retaliated by upping my support to Silver.
Sunlight, and in this case laughter too, is the best medicine.
Forum: The Paddock 29th March 2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By toy264
Re: Health & Safety? Not in this Shipyard

Didn't that guy work for Exxon a few years back?
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 11th March 2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,572
Posted By toy264
Re: How the OV-2s got to Vietnam

Ron-
I haven't been able to reach Dick yet, but I'll bet what he was referring to was the situation Mike mentioned. In the '60s even though we could have gotten commercial and IFR tickets pretty...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 8th March 2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,572
Posted By toy264
Re: How the OV-2s got to Vietnam

Ron-
I'll call Dick and see what he has to say.
John
Forum: The World Market - Share Parts, Sources, and Reviews 6th March 2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By toy264
Re: GT40 Ford distributor 427 GT40 Ford mechanical tach drive distributor Bud Moore

Thanks Rick- just seemed like less precise, but then if you're never below 3,000 RPM...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 6th March 2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,633
Posted By toy264
Re: Weber intake manifold and potential cooling issue

The fundamental error that led me to ask the question was thinking coolant flow through the manifold was necessary. After more reading, I think this is what seems to be the case.

1. The rear...
Forum: The Race Track 6th March 2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,257
Posted By toy264
Re: Help locating used race tires

Formula Atlantic then--thank you, I'll start calling in the morning!
John
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 6th March 2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,633
Posted By toy264
Weber intake manifold and potential cooling issue

The intake below is a 289 FoMoCo aluminum manifold (C6AE 9425-A) for the Weber 48IDA carbs, and the only head to manifold water inlets are the front two; all the other water inlets from the heads are...
Forum: The Race Track 5th March 2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,257
Posted By toy264
Help locating used race tires

I'm trying to find a set of tires for a vintage Lotus 47GT and need advice on where to start looking. I'm not familiar with the current formula and sports car categories. Are 13" dia wheels in use...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 5th March 2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 115,375
Posted By toy264
Re: Good bye Locost 7 Hello GT40!!

I'm relieved to learn I'm not the only idiot who stores expensive parts in a "good, safe place". After a year, they're only findable if you buy another one.
Forum: The World Market - Share Parts, Sources, and Reviews 5th March 2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By toy264
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 5th March 2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,572
Posted By toy264
How the OV-2s got to Vietnam

David, I know you weren't one of the pilots refered to, but I'll wager you knew someone who might have been! I got it from a classmate from the Air Force Academy who watched it unfold. It's funny in...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 24th January 2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,505
Posted By toy264
Re: How do you select a dry sump oil tank?

The ratios we're talking about relate to the fact that an inlet(s) will be uncovered periodically, and that stage will discharge foamy oil. Given that that's going to happen, how much larger do you...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 22nd January 2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,505
Posted By toy264
Re: How do you select a dry sump oil tank?

Actually, I meant "bumps" when you get light in the seat for a second or so-- seen a lot in rallying. Something I have no intention of doing!...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 22nd January 2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,505
Posted By toy264
Re: How do you select a dry sump oil tank?

Not to pin you down, but from that I'd think an "average" 289/302 3 stage with a well designed pan and 3 gallon tank would be reasonably safe running a 2-3 hour event keeping the RPM below 6,000, but...
Forum: The Paddock 20th January 2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By toy264
Re: That's it we are forming a Republic.

I understood your regret as being that the war continued past the point when its conclusion was inevitable, resulting in several hundred thousand needless casualties post 1916. I was, perhaps...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 20th January 2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,505
Posted By toy264
Re: How do you select a dry sump oil tank?

Jac mac-- Your 2:1 oil/air ratio for tank size implies some oil vol. to begin with. How would you start off figuring that?
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 18th January 2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,505
Posted By toy264
Re: How do you select a dry sump oil tank?

From all I can see, it's obvious that one of the primary jobs of the tank is keep the air that the scavenging pumps add from reaching the high pressure pump stage, but I can't find anything empirical...
Forum: The Paddock 17th January 2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By toy264
Re: That's it we are forming a Republic.

Not to the original point, but I wouldn't limit the dismay to the final two years, and the number of deaths is off by an order of magnitude. Just the causualties has been variously given for just...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 17th January 2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,505
Posted By toy264
How do you select a dry sump oil tank?

I've noticed that the NASCAR people generally use a 5 gallon oil tank while Sprint cars look like they're using something closer to half that. That started me wondering if there's a calculation or...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 30th December 2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,475
Posted By toy264
Re: gilmor belt drive.

I knew a rotary hoe in high school, and her belt kept slipping off too. Probably the result of a bent shaft in a misaligned coupling.

"A bun is the lowest form of wheat."
Oscar Wilde.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 29th December 2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,475
Posted By toy264
Re: gilmor belt drive.

Jac-
Given all the caveats on Gilmer and toothed belt drives, why do they find such wide use on dry sump systems?
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 25th December 2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 33,941
Posted By toy264
Re: Looking for nice pictures of garages

Two things to consider (no pics, mine's an embarrassing mess right now)


An overhead door takes up a lot of space and makes adding a lift later problematic.
A small refrigerator (keg size)...
Forum: The Paddock 23rd December 2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By toy264
Re: One for the Pilots

The F-111 ejection system blows the whole cockpit module off the aircraft and it's rockets carry it away in a complicated sequence, and I know of at least three instances where the parachute on the...
Forum: The Paddock 20th December 2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By toy264
Re: One for the Pilots

I'm glad to see there's been progress in adapting the Navy's style arresting gear to runways other than at the end- do the F-15 & 16s have hooks? In the 50s and 60s the AF had a type of flexible...
Forum: The Paddock 16th December 2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By toy264
Re: One for the Pilots

Pete, just a minor correction- McNamara (Sec. of Defense under Kenedy & Johnson) wanted an aircraft that could do everything and be used by both Air force and Navy for cost efficiency. Fairly early...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 12th December 2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,473
Posted By toy264
Re: suspension concept

I think we're of an age! A class project I was in in the '60s tried to model the behavior of an aircraft nose wheel on landing using an analog computer. Much simpler than your 3 axis problem, but...
Forum: The Paddock 12th December 2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,684
Posted By toy264
Re: California vs. Texas

To return to the subject:

A Californian gets bitten by a coyote, goes home and starts fundraising for a "Jogger-Safe State" & "Let the Chips Fall Where They May!" candidate. The candidate is...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 10th December 2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,566
Posted By toy264
Re: Fuel Pumps

Thanks, Jim. High mount, low, or dealer's choice?
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 9th December 2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,566
Posted By toy264
Re: Fuel Pumps

Is a single SW pump adequate for a four 289 Weber- ballpark 300 HP engine? Most photos I've come across show them in pairs- but were they drawing from separate tanks or in parallel from a selector...
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