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Forum: The Paddock Today, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 65
Posted By MikeP
Re: Merry Christmas

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral celebration of the winter...
Forum: All GT40 Yesterday, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By MikeP
Re: MDA dimensions

Whist most of the replica bodies are slightly different to the original these dimensions should be some where near.

Original GT40 Mk1 dimensions

Outside length: 4191 mm / 165 in,
Width: 1778...
Forum: All GT40 Yesterday, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By MikeP
Re: MDA dimensions

Oooops I forgot - they are 40" high!

Cheers
Mike
Forum: All GT40 Yesterday, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By MikeP
Re: MDA dimensions

Hi Mark,

I guess they will be pretty much the same as any Mk1 body. Or you can contact Mark Sibley, who was the guy who made them when he ran MDA. You can contact him at his new business here.
...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 15th December 2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By MikeP
Re: Oil.....

Flat or roller tappet? Roller cams nowhere near as fussy so most quality oils of the correct viscosity should be good.
I have flat tappet cam and use Lucas racing Oil which has the highest ZDDP...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 13th December 2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 604
Posted By MikeP
Re: Winged Dzus fasteners

The Dzus I have on my GTD were marked EHF6 - 60. I tried to buy some more to make up a few winged sets but i would need to buy too large a quantity so went no further with it. Pic of the sizes of the...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 10th December 2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 604
Posted By MikeP
Re: Winged Dzus fasteners

This is the drawing I have of the original winged Dzus. The ones on my GTD are different so I have attached the drawing for those as well. The slot is roughed with a Dremel disk wheel and then the...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 4th December 2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 30,064
Posted By MikeP
Re: Bob's GT Forte scratch build.

Looking good Bob. You have got a lot done. You must have been weather dodging! I see what you mean about the anti roll bar mountings. Much better to do them properly out of the way of the exhaust....
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 2nd December 2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By MikeP
Re: Size of holes at plenum / dash interface

Southern GT do a heated front screen. Problem solved.

Cheers
Mike
Forum: All GT40 23rd November 2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By MikeP
Re: Help to Identify a Gulf GTD.....

The cutouts in the rear panel for the exhausts (central) and the two cooling openings at each side look very rectangular and not like the more rounded GTD style openings with slanted outer edges. See...
Forum: All GT40 22nd November 2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By MikeP
Re: Help to Identify a Gulf GTD.....

Another angle may be to get pics of parts of the car which are recognisably GTD such as the rear uprights, front wishbones and the rear chassis frame. The square cutouts in the rear clip in the...
Forum: All GT40 22nd November 2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By MikeP
Re: Help to Identify a Gulf GTD.....

That's a bit of a puzzle. I would guess that the factory cars would all be stamped. As it has GTD40 in the VIN it would seem to indicate post 1990. Do you know where on the frame the chassis number...
Forum: All GT40 22nd November 2017, 05:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By MikeP
Re: Help to Identify a Gulf GTD.....

GTD VIN

Up till 1990 no GTD chassis number had GTD in it. Thereafter the chassis number had GTD40 in front of the chassis number. After 1994 the Poole area dialing code of 01202 and some zeros...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 15th November 2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By MikeP
Re: Colorcode GT720 mirage orange?

Here is some info on Gulf colours that I picked up from somewhere - it may even be correct! I am sure the originality pedants will know.

Powder Blue PO30-8013
Marigold PO30-3393

"An original...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 30th October 2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,333
Posted By MikeP
Re: Is gt40's important to you - let us know your thoughts

Gone Gold. Hope this helps.
My vote is for no politics in the paddock and also paddock for site supporters only. Remember when it used to be edifying and interesting?
Cheers
Mike
Forum: The Paddock 27th October 2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By MikeP
Re: Turbo ( or should it be Turdo ? )

I understand that this was a failed experiment run by the Mercedes F1 team in an attempt to improve the sound and volume of the current turbo engines.
Cheers
Mike
Forum: The Paddock 9th October 2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,445
Posted By MikeP
Re: Guns in America

The voice of reason.
Thanks Nick.
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 6th October 2017, 03:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,866
Posted By MikeP
Re: What's better than one GT40?

Count these up as they go out for the track time.....
GT40's at Le Mans Classic - YouTube (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=70lTg5d3LMM)
Cheers
Mike
Forum: The Paddock 5th October 2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,445
Posted By MikeP
Re: Guns in America

58 dead and 500 wounded and this is what you discuss. Really.

Cheers
Mike
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 4th October 2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By MikeP
Re: New GTD40 owner

Hi Steve.
Welcome to the forum with your first post. Please post a few more pics of your car. The engine spec sounds interesting with an 11.5:1 compression ratio. Looks like you will be scouting...
Forum: The Paddock 2nd October 2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,445
Posted By MikeP
Re: Guns in America

Really?
Las Vegas shooting: 58 killed, 515 hurt in massacre on the Strip - CNN (http://edition.cnn.com/2017/10/02/us/las-vegas-shooter/index.html)
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 1st October 2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,671
Posted By MikeP
Re: where to buy a body gt40 at a low price?

Here is an Excel spreadsheet you can use to calculate your costs. Put the costs in as they are for you over there and the spreadsheet will recalculate the final cost.
Cheers
Mike
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 20th September 2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By MikeP
Re: Hello from Cologne/Germany

Welcome Manfred.

Lots of help on here if you need it. Post some pics of your car especially engine bay and front and rear suspension.

Try Google translate to help with the technical language....
Forum: All GT40 18th September 2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By MikeP
Re: GT40's at Manchester Classic Car Show

Thanks Nick. All my pics look like the black hole of Calcutta! Fail!
Cheers
Mike
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 12th September 2017, 04:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By MikeP
Re: Goodwood revival live stream 2017

Some recorded here

Goodwood Revival 2017 livestream | PistonHeads - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIfQtH2CyBg)

Cheers
Mike
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 11th September 2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,582
Posted By MikeP
Re: Henty's scratchbuild GT40

Hi Henty,
I have sent you a private message. See top left of page.
Cheers
Mike
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 9th September 2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By MikeP
Goodwood revival live stream 2017

Goodwood Revival Live Stream 2017 - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUJIIaFG404)

Cheers
Mike
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 7th September 2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By MikeP
Re: Cylinder head inlet valve sizes

Comparing the max available area of the opening at about 0.5" valve lift - when the valve is open the 1.9in valve has 2.98 square inches and the 2.02in valve has 3.17 square inches which is 6.4%...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 4th September 2017, 05:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By MikeP
Re: Rich and lean ....

I first set the carb level when the car is level using a wedge plate. As my engine is slightly nose down and the Edelbrock manifold is angled the other way i use a 5 degree wedge plate to get the...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 29th August 2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 787
Posted By MikeP
Re: digital Speedometer

There are a couple of sensors which can drive the speedo. I have the Hall Effect sensor. The speedo is straightforward to calibrate. i have attached the wiring info for both sensors. Basically as Ian...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 29th August 2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 674
Posted By MikeP
Re: Pics from Rest and Be Thankful 2017

The Ali polished Kirkham Cobra belongs to NW GT40 Enthusiasts Club member Mark Edwards. Well done Mark!
Cheers
Mike
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 29th August 2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 787
Posted By MikeP
Re: digital Speedometer

I have the 100mm ETB Instruments electronic speedometer for quite a few years now. Correct size and appearance for GT40. uses a sensor and small magnets on the gearbox output/Cv joint. I have found...
Forum: GT40 Enthusiasts Club 23rd August 2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 865
Posted By MikeP
Re: Entry list for the Oulton Park Gold Cup

I plan to be there Sunday and Monday.
Cheers
Mike
Forum: GT40 Enthusiasts Club 23rd August 2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 865
Posted By MikeP
Entry list for the Oulton Park Gold Cup

The entry list for the Oulton Park Gold Cup this weekend link below.Weather looks reasonable.

https://hscc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Provisional-Entry-List-Oulton-Park-Gold-Cup-V2.pdf
...
Forum: The Paddock 22nd August 2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 899,488
Posted By MikeP
Re: Jokes anyone? -

From the Edinburgh Festival....

“I’m not a fan of the new pound coin, but then again, I hate all change.” Ken Cheng

“Trump’s nothing like Hitler. There’s no way he could write a book.” Frankie...
Forum: The Paddock 10th August 2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 899,488
Posted By MikeP
Re: Jokes anyone? -

Enough of this sophistication....... here's Cheech and Chong.

Cheech and Chong- Dog Shit - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY7ZX6ngOSs)

Cheers
Mike
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 8th August 2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 815
Posted By MikeP
Re: GT40 final finishes

Excellent. At long last. Well done.
Cheers
Mike
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 3rd August 2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By MikeP
Re: GTD Engine/gearbox Lowering

I don't have any fuel boiling issues on my GTD. you may be using a sledgehammer to crack a walnut. I would look at a lower inlet manifold or better under rear clip cooling or a thin insulating spacer...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 3rd August 2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 30,064
Posted By MikeP
Re: Bob's GT Forte scratch build.

The original ones were from a Ford Zodiac (Mk3?). Pic attached. They used to come up on on EBay but I have not seen any for a while. I got an original one from a place that did old Ford spares. I...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 3rd August 2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 30,064
Posted By MikeP
Re: Bob's GT Forte scratch build.

Good plan Bob. You can get at all the gubbins behind the dashboard and the Alcantara type top will prevent distracting screen reflections. Good idea also to paint the demister vent matt black. Mine...
Forum: The Paddock 3rd August 2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 628
Posted By MikeP
Re: lengths

My GTD, centre front to centre rear....

4m 17cm
13' 8 1/4"

Cheers
Mike
Forum: GT40 Tech - Registration / SVA / Insurance 21st July 2017, 03:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By MikeP
Re: UK Registration, "As New"

Info on this thread.
Post 75 302 (http://www.gt40s.com/forum/gt40-tech-engines-induction-exhaust/50308-post-75-302-a.html)

Cheers
Mike
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 10th July 2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,914
Posted By MikeP
Re: Hello from Lancashire

Welcome back Eddie,

The club have also moved on. We now meet up at the Bells of Peover on the first Wednesday of the month from about 7.30pm onwards.
Bells of Peover | Renowned dining pub just...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 22nd June 2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,375
Posted By MikeP
Re: 331 stroker on 8 stack ITBs

A few questions...

Which block is it and what block prep has been done? Is it a roller block?
The cam gives peak power at about 5,000 rpm. Does this fit with hypereutectic pistons? I think this...
Forum: All GT40 19th June 2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,239
Posted By MikeP
Re: Motor Sport Magazine

Hi Andrew,
Motor Sport is my favourite mag also. I see the car is now nearly ready to go. Looking forward to seeing it in the flesh.
Cheers
Mike
Forum: All GT40 18th June 2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,239
Posted By MikeP
Motor Sport Magazine

In the July 2017 edition of Motor Sport magazine there is a 23 page spread on the GT40, Mainly about running P1000W at Spa.

Cheers
Mike
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 13th June 2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 78,869
Posted By MikeP
Re: SouthernGT No6

One picture is worth a thousand words.....
Cheers
Mike
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 10th June 2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,664
Posted By MikeP
Re: Post 75 302

IVA Emission Information. Kit Cars. New cars being built by Individuals, not companies.
Engine block Date- to 31-7-75 = no visible smoke

Engine block Date- 1-8-75 to 31-7-86 =
Visual & <= 4.5...
Forum: The Paddock 28th May 2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,763
Posted By MikeP
Re: And Another.. Greg Allman..

In happier times.....
GREG ALLMAN & CHER - Love ME 1977 - YouTube (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DnV60-TKiyw)
Cheers
Mike
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 10th May 2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,607
Posted By MikeP
Re: Francesco (fra75) gt40 project

Check if the crown wheel can be flipped rather than inverting the box. I understand it can be done on 915 and G50 boxes.

Cheers
Mike
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