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Forum: The Paddock Yesterday, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By BenL
Re: New Lockheed Martin Toy

That's an interesting way for Santa to deliver presents.
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse Yesterday, 06:44 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,939
Posted By BenL
Re: Design An Emblem?

The logo in the ad reminds me of the Isle of Man symbol.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5d/Flag_of_the_Isle_of_Mann.svg/510px-Flag_of_the_Isle_of_Mann.svg.png
Forum: The Paddock 21st November 2017, 03:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By BenL
Reinventing the Wheel

For the next mission to Mars (or the Moon), NASA is working on developing a new type of wheel.

https://www.nasa.gov/specials/wheels/
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 14th November 2017, 01:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 826
Posted By BenL
Re: Front License

Someone in Massachusetts is trying to get rid of the front plate requirement. He claims it'll save the state $2 million.

Dropping Front License Plate Requirement Could Save Mass. $2M << CBS...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 5th November 2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By BenL
bluetooth OBDII scanner and software?

Does anyone have a recommendation for a bluetooth OBDII (OBD2) scanner and Android software to use with?

(for Ford, Toyota, and Subaru)
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 26th October 2017, 02:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By BenL
Re: Tire straps?

At the moment, I'm leaning towards tire basket straps. With an 8" or 10" wide tire (such as those on a GT40), I think that the straight tire straps will work well on my trailer, but I don't think...
Forum: The Paddock 25th October 2017, 02:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By BenL
The Making of "The Italian Job"

This is a wonderful behind the scenes look at a great movie (the original)

The Making Of The Italian Job 1969 (This is the self preservation Society) - YouTube...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 20th October 2017, 12:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By BenL
Re: 1030 Article

Yes. I've had it since 1994. It was advertised in Hemmings.
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 20th October 2017, 12:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 961
Posted By BenL
A Scary Photo

After driving 55 miles, I found this when I lifted the tail.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 19th October 2017, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By BenL
Re: Tire straps?

BTW, this is what I currently use. It's a combination of a single strap with something like an axle strap that wraps around the top third of the tire. It's easy to use as long as there's clearance...
Forum: All GT40 19th October 2017, 01:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By BenL
Re: A visit with legends

If you have time also visit Greenfield Village, which is attached to the Henry Ford Museum, but requires a separate ticket.

While some people might collect model cars or dolls, Henry Ford...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 12th October 2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 950
Posted By BenL
Re: GT40 coming through the field

The youtube page says


If it's an original car, does anyone know which chassis number is it?
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 10th October 2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By BenL
Re: Tire straps?

Thanks for the recommendations. Paul, your photo answers another question of mine (does the ratchet need to be inline with the other two hooks).

Has anyone used them with a narrow 155x13 tire?
...
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 10th October 2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,671
Posted By BenL
Re: where to buy a body gt40 at a low price?

I fixed the URL in my original message. The correct URL is for William Hough Composites is:

Composites created by datonabill (http://houghcomposites.wix.com/site#!)
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 10th October 2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,671
Posted By BenL
Re: where to buy a body gt40 at a low price?

I recently ran in to Bill Hough at a car show. He's now working for himself making bodies for GT40s (and Lolas). His business is called "William Hough Composites"

composites created by...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 9th October 2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By BenL
1030 Article

GT40 1030 appears in an article (and on the cover) in the spring 2017 issue of "Mesh New England" (http://www.meshnewengland.com). Lots of nice photos by Josh Sweeney of Shoot for Details...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 9th October 2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By BenL
Tire straps?

Has anyone tried using tire straps like these for towing? They go along the tread of the tire, up one side and down the other.

They use three J hooks, one each in front and behind the tire and...
Forum: The Race Track 22nd April 2017, 02:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,964
Posted By BenL
Re: Street and Track Car? Sub $40K?

Ron Earp
Mustang with track pack

That is what I'm currently leaning towards. Though as far as I can tell Ford calls that their "Performance Package".

"EcoBoost Performance Package includes...
Forum: The Race Track 21st April 2017, 12:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,964
Posted By BenL
Re: Street and Track Car? Sub $40K?

Tray Houston
Miata

For some reason, the new Miatas don't come with manual gearbox.

Joules5
Used Lotus Exige or Elise

Pantera1889
WHy not a 2015-2016 Mustang 5.0L??
Forum: The Race Track 18th April 2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,964
Posted By BenL
Street and Track Car? Sub $40K?

For driving in the US, what is a good, modern street car that can drive to the track and then drive on the track at a track day event (not racing) that costs less than $40,000?

At the moment, I'm...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 2nd March 2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,318
Posted By BenL
Hydraulic Car Ramps

I haven't tried these hydraulic car ramps, but they look useful. When flat, they're only 5" (12.5cm) tall. They have a foot pump to raise the ramps to a max of 16" (38.5cm). The prices (before...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 1st March 2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,285
Posted By BenL
1030 in a Wind Tunnel.

GT40 1030 at Ford's (Sverdrup) wind tunnel in 2002. 1030 was on loan to Ford while they developed the Ford GT which came out in 2003.


GT40 1030 in a Windtunnel - YouTube...
Forum: The Paddock 22nd February 2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,278
Posted By BenL
Re: Amy MacDonald

Thanks for the links. This is the first I've heard of Amy MacDonald.

I was thinking that she reminded me a bit of Kirsty McColl, then I found that she sang "Fairytale of New York" at a Kirsty...
Forum: Worldwide GT40 Events 19th February 2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,249
Posted By BenL
1030 at Amelia Island

1030 will be making its debut at a national concours at Amelia Island in March. It's appeared at a few regional events (including surprising people by showing up a couple of local cruise nights),...
Forum: All GT40 18th February 2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,433
Posted By BenL
Re: MK3 at JD classics

The top of the page says "1967 NEW YORK SHOW FORD GT40 MKIII PROTOTYPE CHASSIS NUMBER XP130/1"

Also see the discussion:
http://www.gt40s.com/forum/original-gt40s/40454-real-m3-1101-a-2.html
Forum: The Paddock 7th February 2017, 12:28 AM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 899,489
Posted By BenL
Re: Jokes anyone? -

I found this on Facebook:
In the 90s Arsenal Football Club had a player called David Dicks. When he was injured, the newspaper wrote "Arsenal to play without Dicks". The coach was upset so the...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 3rd February 2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,244
Posted By BenL
Re: GT40s site issues Feb 2, 2017

Thanks for the update. I was wondering why a bunch of posts from yesterday disappeared.
Forum: Worldwide GT40 Events 29th January 2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,381
Posted By BenL
Re: Around the world in a ford gt / amelia island

I'll be at Amelia Island (my first time). I'll try to find you and introduce myself.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 29th January 2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,936
Posted By BenL
Re: Kwik load trailers

Not a car trailer, but this "trailer" might give folks some ideas for a cool car trailer.

Coolest Girl Ever at the Boat Ramp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBNq0NlEp78
Forum: The Paddock 26th January 2017, 04:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 783
Posted By BenL
Re: Australi day.

Speaking of Australia Day, could someone translate this?
YouTube: Most Aussie Interview EVER! #straya (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA1kV7Gcnv4)

Is what the guy is saying really that funny?
...
Forum: The Paddock 25th January 2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,087
Posted By BenL
Re: Happy Burns Night and remember...

There used to be a website called HaggisHunt.com that would show you screenshots from webcams in Scotland. Periodically a wild haggis would appear in one of the screens. If you spotted one, you...
Forum: The Paddock 9th January 2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 899,489
Posted By BenL
Re: Jokes anyone? -

Try downloading the image to your computer and then upload to the site?

If you're using the Chrome browser, try right-clicking on the image and select "open image in new tab". If that works, try...
Forum: The Paddock 24th December 2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By BenL
Re: Rudolph, the true story

For those folks who like the musical "Hamilton", check out "Hamildolph (An American Christmas Story)"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7sm49fHlyI
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 24th December 2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,936
Posted By BenL
Re: Kwik load trailers

I have a 22 year-old tilt bed trailer from Brian James Trailers in the UK. It weighs about 600kg (1,300 lbs). It has a hydraulic ram to tilt the bed (no ramps). It's almost perfect for a GT40....
Forum: All GT40 1st December 2016, 01:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,779
Posted By BenL
Re: Jim Clarke Jr. car?

It looks like it didn't sell. The estimate was $3,750,000 - $4,250,000.
Forum: All GT40 30th November 2016, 11:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,748
Posted By BenL
Re: 1965 GT40 Originals

No.

Take a look at the chassis numbers in Ronnie Spain's book. In addition to the prototypes you cite, there were a bunch of production cars built in 1965.
Forum: All GT40 30th November 2016, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,555
Posted By BenL
Re: "Ah, boss, we have a little issue...."

Update: Ford GT Three speeding charges dismissed | VailDaily.com (http://www.vaildaily.com/news/regional/ford-gt-three-speeding-charges-dismissed/)
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 30th November 2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,573
Posted By BenL
Re: Fran Kress' blue "#54" car

Did anyone go to the first annual Atlanta Concours d’Elegance two months ago?

There were a couple of articles saying that the newly restored 1054 will be there for its one and only appearance in...
Forum: GT40 Memorabilia, Books, Videos, Apparel 30th November 2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,339
Posted By BenL
LEGO Kit (March 2017)

LEGO has a small kit coming out with a GT40 (1046) and a new GT (#66) as part of their Speed Champion series. It's coming out in March, price will be about $30.

Lego Ford GT and Ford GT40 Speed...
Forum: Original GT40s 2nd August 2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,284
Posted By BenL
Re: Shell Oil Commercial featuring GT40s

I was wondering about that. The article didn't mention the parachutes, but the John Allen book has a photo of one of the cars with a parachute.
Forum: Original GT40s 2nd August 2016, 12:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,284
Posted By BenL
Re: Shell Oil Commercial featuring GT40s

The Inside Line website no longer exists, but the article was saved by the archive.org website.
...
Forum: All GT40 10th July 2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 14,780
Posted By BenL
Re: GT40 public attention

I'm an introvert. I don't like talking about myself, but I'm quite happy to spend a couple hours in the hot sun at a car show talking with people about the car.
Forum: Original GT40s 26th May 2016, 02:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 16,522
Posted By BenL
Re: P/1046 Restoration Making News

Chapters 3 and 4 are out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i9rmnYWR2o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rf58bzdDk0Q
Forum: Original GT40s 24th May 2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,635
Posted By BenL
Re: 1964 Le Mans GT/104 fire photos

Did your spell checker change Lola to Lotus?
Forum: The Paddock 16th February 2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 899,489
Posted By BenL
Re: Jokes anyone? -

I never heard her before, but she's brilliant!
Wedding by Pam Ayres (http://youtu.be/5GAUtYav0jo)
Forum: The Paddock 16th February 2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,358
Posted By BenL
Hershey vs Cadbury

Hershey is suing to prevent US companies from importing Cadbury chocolates from the UK. Hershey owns the rights to make Cadbury products in the US, but with half of the cocoa solids of the original...
Forum: All GT40 28th August 2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,716
Posted By BenL
Re: One World Trade Centre

The Empire State Building is rather tall and has an observation deck at the 86th floor.

ESB Observation Deck - NYC Tourist Attractions | Empire State Building...
Forum: The Paddock 1st August 2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 522
Posted By BenL
World SF Convention?

Will anyone else from the forum be at the World Science Fiction Convention in London later this month?

Welcome to Loncon 3 (http://loncon3.org/)
Forum: All GT40 1st August 2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,662
Posted By BenL
Re: Original GT40 Steering Wheels

Here's a recent picture of 1030's steering wheel. It has tear drop slots.

#RacedInAnger - This GT40 was well worn, but still beautiful.......
Forum: All GT40 31st July 2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,943
Posted By BenL
Re: Does anyone know this car (or it's owner)?

The pictures were taken three years apart, so things could have changed (such as the number on the door and the wheels). They both have the driver info written on the door in a similar style.
...
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