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Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 15th April 2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Wire conduit / convoluted tube

Looks like good stuff for the job Mitch.

Plus you can add a water feature to the car if you want...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 14th April 2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 167
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Break-in oil - recommendations

Thank you gents, very helpful information.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 13th April 2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 167
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Break-in oil - recommendations

What's a good break-in motor oil for a new Ford crate motor?

Synthetic? Old skool non-synthetic? Recommended weight?

Thanks
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 13th April 2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,170
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Ferrari Powered GT40

Absolutely fantastic Troy - amazing creation. Your workmanship looks phenomenal.

That's going to be a heck of a car....and she will sound out of this world. Keep up the great work and keep...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 8th April 2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Faulty oil gauge?

Will, if you have a pre-100 CAV you most likely have the Smith's electric oil pressure gauge.

The Smith gauges tend to last a lot longer than the sensors. So, I would guess it's your sensor which...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 4th April 2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 20,625
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Gonna do it. Lotus Esprit SBF.

I'm alllliiiiivvvee!!! Frankenlotus lives.

OK, now I just need to fix the rear brakes, tidy up the EFI, relocate the battery, install the rear hatch, re-do the transaxle with better...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 3rd April 2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: WEBER 48 IDA'S Help needed

Steve, given your gov't testing requirements, I suspect you'll have an easier time getting the car past the testing with EFI. "Easier" being a relative word there to say the least.

That said, I'm...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 3rd April 2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 181
Posted By Cliffbeer2
DIY shade tree in the age of electric vehicles....

For those shade tree mechanics out there in the age of electric vehicles......is this what we have coming our way? Is this the future?

Can I Fix This Tesla MESS?? - YouTube...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 2nd April 2018, 01:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: WEBER 48 IDA'S Help needed

Steve,

I might start with the following for your 390:

Venturis: 42
Idle jet: 65
Idle jet holder: 120
Emulsion tubes: f7
Mains: 145
Air correction: 160
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 27th March 2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 22,315
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Superformance GT40 MKII For Sale

Kirby, your car is a stunner. Absolutely fantastic. What about giving Scottsdale/BJ or one of the other big auctions a try? Seems like a really, really nice car (like yours) can go for big $$...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 25th March 2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Share your engine combination............

There's a range for multi-port/8-stack type injection....ranging from a low of about $3,500 all up to somewhat over the $7,500 you mentioned. Range just depends upon how much set up and install work...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 22nd March 2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,224
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Rear tire size question and 2"/4" flares......

No, Rick, they are completely fine for street driving. And no, it's not a matter of not caring or being thoughtless. On the contrary.

And no, you shouldn't "USE the HP!!!!" on the street. ...
Forum: The Paddock 13th March 2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Tesla Car in Space!

The Tesla car in space is just space garbage serving the ego of a wealthy man. It's also commercial PR for a company and has no scientific value. There you go, you just got the first load of...
Forum: The Paddock 13th March 2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2,955
Views: 205,666
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

The fact of the matter is that President Trump won the election with sufficient votes over the Democratic candidate. That means a good portion of this country (a majority of the voting...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 13th March 2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,147
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Has anyone ever gotten a Griffin transaxle......

If you take a look inside an 01E and a 930 (4 or 5 speed) it's like night and day - just for example, the gears in the 930 are much bigger/thicker/wider, as is the casing and everything else which...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 7th March 2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,224
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Rear tire size question and 2"/4" flares......

You can get BF Goodrich in the typical GT40 front and rear sizes.....225 and 295. They're fine for the street but not track. If you have a street set of tires/wheels and also a track set then the...
Forum: Original GT40s 7th March 2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,226
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: GT40 Graveyard!!!

The wonderful GT40 from Ford in the 60's. Only 143 originals were ever made, and only 212 of those survive to this day..........
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 2nd March 2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Minimum fuel line size for 347 with EFI

Perfect. Thanks gents, appreciate the input. I'll stick with the AN-6.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 2nd March 2018, 12:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Minimum fuel line size for 347 with EFI

Just a quick question here - interested in folk's opinion on minimum fuel line size for a mild-ish 347 running 8 stack/multi-port EFI. My current system is plumbed with AN-6 and it just looks a...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 1st March 2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Citroen C35 transmission.

JP - check out Lotus Forum - Lotus Talk (http://www.lotustalk.com). There's a guy there who has developed a better CW&P for the C35. The quaife LSD is also highly recommended.

Other than the...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 1st March 2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Speedmaster 8-Stack Injection

Randy,

Yes, that's correct. I believe the manifold the OP has does have the shared/common plenum. This is the same with the Inglese 8 stack and other manifolds made for this type of...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 1st March 2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Which battery?

I'm the CFO of a battery company, and live/eat/sleep battery technology and applications. Here's what I can tell you:

1. Every battery from lead acid to Li has a limited cycle life. 1,000...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 27th February 2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,096
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: 302 or 351W??? I'm driving myself nuts

Just my $.02.

I've had a 289 which could rev really nice up to about 6500 rpm, and put out a reliable 375hp - great engine.

I currently have a 347 but don't have much run time with it. I...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 26th February 2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Electronic Fuel Injection aftermarket and retrofit

I've installed one multi-port EFI system and it works well....right out of the box.

That said, I took extreeeeeeeeme care to install the system properly with all the recommendations and...
Forum: The Paddock 26th February 2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2,955
Views: 205,666
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

There's a responsible path here regarding gun control. Reasonable limits upon who can have access to a gun (nobody with history of violent crimes, mental illness, etc.) and information/tracking...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 22nd February 2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: 01x Inner CV sizing or measurements needed

Phil, on my ‘88 Esprit conversion (SBF) I used an Audi 016 with off the shelf Porsche 930 CV’s and off the shelf Porsche axles. No adapter needed. This made things quite easy, and inexpensive. The...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 19th February 2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: My drivetrain choice...

Very cool power plant Bruce - that engine in the Evo IX made for a super potent car. I think in that form is was something like 290 hp/tq, and relatively streetable. You probably have plans to...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 19th February 2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Speedmaster 8-Stack Injection

Mitch,

Yes, that's the basic idea. You can actually mount the IAC is a variety of locations - it's essentially just a breathing tube for add'l air into the plenum downstream of the throttle...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 13th February 2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: FAST 2.0 EFI Install

Sounds and looks great Dave. Nice video. You know that the pointy end of the car is the front and goes forward though right?
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 13th February 2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Speedmaster 8-Stack Injection

Mitchell,

Yes, I have.

Just to be precise, the mechanicals (inlet manifold, TB's, linkage, etc.) is a speedmaster product. The EFI control system you're working with is made and sold by FAST...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 5th February 2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,553
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Coyote or SBF

Phillip,

If you're more comfortable with Chevy then use a Chevy engine - one of the great things about a replica is that it can be done in different stages of "replication" of the original....very...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 5th February 2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Early CAV MONO Steering Rack Bushing

Pat, I had heard the early CAV mono steering rack is an early BMW M3 rack. I can't recall if I tracked the down or not as I never had any problems with the rack.

Just wanted to mention that in...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 2nd February 2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 603
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Brake Question

Dave, sounds like your front Brembos/discs are the problem.

One question - after bleeding and driving the car, a) are the discs centered in the throat of the calipers? b) are the pads properly...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 1st February 2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,495
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Reverse Rotation Automatic Transaxle. Planetary gearset?

Why not just use a 912 engine and gearbox? Everything is oriented the right way for your Super Beetle. You can get 200hp out of a 912 engine with webers and big valves and cam. Powerful and light...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 30th January 2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 33,941
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Forum: All GT40 18th January 2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,016
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: 494 can am block

Wayne, you drive a hard bargain. I'll top all these other cheapskates and give you $300 bucks for it. Let me know.

Seriously, that would be so cool if you could mate up the original block to the...
Forum: The Paddock 18th January 2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,017
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: No tool engine removal

aww, that'll buff out.
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 18th January 2018, 01:58 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 20,625
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Gonna do it. Lotus Esprit SBF.

Hi Walt, not that I know of. That's kind of half the reason I'm doing this really....

Other V8 swaps have included an audi 4.2, chevy LS, Buick 3.5, and Caddy Northstar. Would be kind of cool to...
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 18th January 2018, 01:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,747
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Wanted: pin drive

Vintage wheels has the 17 inch halibrand replicas available by special order. Not cheap at $2,800 bucks a set, but the wheels from vintage wheels are excellent quality. You can get either 5 pin or...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 17th January 2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 20,625
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Gonna do it. Lotus Esprit SBF.

Thanks guys, I'll keep plugging away at it!
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 17th January 2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 20,625
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Gonna do it. Lotus Esprit SBF.

Yup, absolutely Terry. Was thinking the same thing. Thought I would add a heat shield there. Maybe even try something exotic like face it with gold foil or ?? Planning on ceramic coating the...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 17th January 2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 20,625
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Gonna do it. Lotus Esprit SBF.

and a couple more pics.......
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 17th January 2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 20,625
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Gonna do it. Lotus Esprit SBF.

pics attached here.....from a couple weeks ago.
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 17th January 2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 20,625
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Gonna do it. Lotus Esprit SBF.

Hi Fellas, quick update here.

So I finished installing the EFI and the ignition - pics from a couple weeks ago during the process.

Last Saturday it came time to try to start her up. I cranked...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 16th January 2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Gearbox mounting

Marcus, the gearbox needs to be damped, but properly mounted to the strongest place connected to the chassis. The 012 has side mounts and both should be used, with a proper transaxle mount - easiest...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 16th January 2018, 01:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,809
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Why did I do this?

Mitch, if you've ever tried to go on an overnight road trip with your GT40 then you're familiar with the total lack of storage for even just the essentials - underwear and a wash kit along with...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 2nd January 2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,283
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Jim Pace - two laps in a 1966 GT40 MKII onboard at VIR

Mike, I have no idea who "Dennis" is or what car "Dennis" owns/drives....nor do I have any idea what you're talking about with regard to some GTD/FAV connection. Sorry.

So far you've accused me...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 1st January 2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,283
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Jim Pace - two laps in a 1966 GT40 MKII onboard at VIR

Mike,

Excuse me? I'm simply asking if it's an original or a replica being driven hard in the vid clip as the introduction is confusing - it's a simple and rational question.

Hate? Who said...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 29th December 2017, 11:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,283
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Jim Pace - two laps in a 1966 GT40 MKII onboard at VIR

Puzzled - what's so tough about calling a replica a replica? Is that really a 1966??

If so, kudos to the driver for driving the snot out of a $3,000,000 car! Great video.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 14th December 2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,046
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...
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