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Forum: Original GT40s 4th December 2017, 04:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,163
Posted By ckouba
Re: P1109, horror!!

The part that disappoints me is that the same repair panels you can legally buy from Dynacorn and replace one at a time are not allowed to be pre-assembled and "installed" (for lack of a better term)...
Forum: All GT40 6th November 2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By ckouba
Re: GT40 experience England

6' 2" in a standard RCR and love it. No problems if you set your seat up properly.
Forum: All GT40 6th November 2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By ckouba
Re: Look Down, Look Down that Lonesome Road

Unless Fran is the manufacturer referred to in the article (feel free to confirm), what does this have to do with him?
Forum: The Paddock 18th October 2017, 01:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 944
Posted By ckouba
Re: VNUK

Are they actually going to dyno every registered pre-1960 car?
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 6th October 2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,866
Posted By ckouba
Forum: The Paddock 3rd October 2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By ckouba
Re: Tom Petty

Apparently he is now truly gone:

Rest In Peace Tom Petty: 1950 – 2017 (http://www.tompetty.com/)

I will miss him.
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 2nd October 2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,866
Posted By ckouba
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 25th September 2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 89,132
Posted By ckouba
Re: M20 Dreaming

Gutted for you Rod. I lost a handful of guitars in the same manner, which sucked, but worse yet is that creepy feeling of someone's been in your house.

All the best getting the wrong righted and...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 12th September 2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,767
Posted By ckouba
Re: Back to the Future-Ron and Sydney's 1985 5L Mustang Build

Looks great Ron, and sounds like a dream project with the kiddo.

I've never been too gifted stylistically, so take this suggestion with a grain of salt, but have you thought about the blacked-out...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 11th September 2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 38,833
Posted By ckouba
Re: Part 2 of Don's Mk IV Build

GORGEOUS!!!:
http://www.gt40s.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=87308&d=1505132399
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 3rd September 2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,788
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer

Another sweet pic showed up in my inbox yesterday. The finish line of the final:
...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 29th August 2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,788
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer

Yeah but...

The second place car's pusher looked like he could have been picked up from an NFL team. My pusher is in his late 40's and only reasonably fit (hikes, exercises, nothing crazy...),...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 29th August 2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,788
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer

It's even more gorgeous in person! Super nice competitor and super slick entry. He's run it for a number of years now and it has the right amount of patina to let you know it's a serious entry but...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 29th August 2017, 06:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,788
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer

A few additional pics have popped up on the internet:
...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 22nd August 2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,788
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer

One of my favorite pics from the event which I've seen so far, this is the start of the final heat:...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 22nd August 2017, 04:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,788
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer

A few video snips...

Passing by on the course:
2017 Portland Adult Soapbox Derby - Car #2 fly by - YouTube (https://youtu.be/-EfFmYMjcPM)

Heat finish:
2017 Portland Adult Soapbox Derby - Car...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 20th August 2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,788
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer

So, it was a pretty successful day yesterday. I posted this on my slot car racing forum because those are most of the degenerates who helped me get here, but I thought I would post the same update...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 15th August 2017, 02:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,022
Posted By ckouba
Re: Stainless mig welding a custom exhaust system

I usually won't try to tell people what to do but I will tell you this Cliff: GET A TIG!

I had very little experience with what I will call "precision welding" but managed to make my own stainless...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 1st August 2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,788
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer

Thank you sir! It's quite ridiculous. I've topped out at over 60mph, and can consistently run in the 40's and 50's. The car absolutely floats and flies!



Honestly, not sure. Wind noise? It...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 1st August 2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,788
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer

Got the band back together and took the little car out last month.

The band:...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 31st July 2017, 02:41 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 38,833
Posted By ckouba
Re: Part 2 of Don's Mk IV Build

Those numbers sound a bit high. I will have to sneak out to check mine, but I think they were maybe half of that- I want to say either 6 or 9, but my memory is horrible so don't quote me. The...
Forum: The Paddock 12th July 2017, 05:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,120
Posted By ckouba
Jim Clark: The Quiet Champion

The Brits out there may have seen this already but it's a well done hour on his life and accomplishments:

F1 - Jim Clark: the quiet champion (special) - YouTube (https://youtu.be/BINkmyNKPb8)
...
Forum: The Paddock 28th June 2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 20,589
Posted By ckouba
Re: F1 in 2017

OMG- me too!!! I found one where LH had three brake lights all illuminated- clearly showing he brake checked SV...
...
Forum: The Paddock 26th June 2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 20,589
Posted By ckouba
Re: F1 in 2017

Us 'Mericans call it "fake telemetery".

The part of SV's antics which I loved the most was when he asked his race engineer when he was driving dangerously. Seriously dude, man up and accept the...
Forum: All GT40 19th May 2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,903
Posted By ckouba
Re: Wheels! please chime in!

When I ordered mine, RCR was getting their wheels here:

Vintage Wheels, Mustang, Hot Rod and Muscle Car (http://vintagewheelsus.com/)

They do the BRM and Cobra Hallibrand as knock offs. I love...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 5th May 2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,788
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer

From yesterday's shakedowns:

Jeff, on board cam (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95HQL0QwKoc)

Rolling by at full scream (~45 MPH) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB9eAiE1aRs)

What a blast!
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 2nd May 2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,788
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer

Chapter 5: Finishing the Bodywork and Putting the "Pretty" on!

Spilled some red paint on the white...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 23rd April 2017, 02:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,350
Posted By ckouba
Re: how to remove inner trans axle hub on zf trans

Vaughn,

Looking at the close up picture, there may be a lip on the trans output flange and that bearing carrier may be seated in it. Yours look slightly different than mine. Mine were positively...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 8th April 2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 45,020
Posted By ckouba
Re: H Craft GT-R

...I want to go to there....
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 3rd April 2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,788
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer

Chapter 4: Moving on to body work

I wanted desperately to learn metalworking through this project, but after piling up some heaps of trial and error (with emphasis on "error"), I accepted the...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 27th March 2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,788
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer

The blue one is the official entry from last year, built in the same style and manner as the kids' soapbox derby cars. It was built by Dennis, who raced his own in the 50's, crewed by another friend...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 22nd March 2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,788
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer

Now note the difference in noise using the pneumatic front end. This is the hill behind the house. It's fairy flat til the end where it dumps you out onto a main road- which is why I was yelling to...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 22nd March 2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,788
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer

One of the initial test runs, running down the hill on the solid tires:

Log 20160929 124413 Untitled - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCAwN0ArCIo&feature=youtu.be)
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 22nd March 2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,788
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer

Chapter Three: A Redesign for the Mk I and the Birth of the Mk II

After experiencing the astronomical NVH levels using the wheelchair wheels, I went back to the internet to ask it a question- what...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 20th March 2017, 04:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,788
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer

No worries Jac, all the "hills" for this endeavor have pavement on them...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 20th March 2017, 03:50 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 18,797
Posted By ckouba
Re: D.I.Y. Mk IV

Jac,

All your pics have disappeared from here too. Any chance in tossing in a few for those who are late to the party?

Hope all is well in the southern hemisphere...

Chris
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 20th March 2017, 03:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,788
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer

Chapter Deux - Functional Chassis and First Test Day

I had nothing to sit on, nothing with which to stop it, and nothing with which to steer it, so it was time to remedy that. I whipped up a...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 20th March 2017, 02:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,962
Posted By ckouba
Re: Is it just me?

Good call Ian. Text posted just fine but couldn't link to a video...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 20th March 2017, 02:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,788
Posted By ckouba
Re: Gravity Racer

Google "Top Gear Reliant Robin test" for the reason we went 2F/1R. I can't seem to post the link to it without getting an error. One wheel in front is more unstable than two.

Next update...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 19th March 2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,962
Posted By ckouba
Re: Is it just me?

It is puzzling, at least to me... I can post a new thread here but I can't reply to the one I started.

Gave it a try again today and still got the same screen.
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 18th March 2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,962
Posted By ckouba
Is it just me?

I keep getting this when I try to post:

"Service Unavailable

The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later.
...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 15th March 2017, 05:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,788
Posted By ckouba
Gravity Racer

Chapter One: Mental Commitment, Design Definition, & Initial Build

Portland has an adult soapbox derby each summer (http://www.soapboxracer.com/) and an acquaintance of mine built an entry and ran...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 24th February 2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 32,860
Posted By ckouba
Re: Widebody RCR40

Adam,

No, the steering wheel shouldn't angle anywhere you don't want it to. I ended up putting in the dash, seeing where the notch for the column was located, setting up the drivers seat, and...
Forum: The Paddock 20th September 2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,628
Posted By ckouba
Re: Do you even fourteener bro?

Do you recognize any Larry? They're in your backyard too!
Forum: The Paddock 20th September 2016, 06:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,628
Posted By ckouba
Re: Do you even fourteener bro?

Mike- That's good strong work, but you don't need altitude to have your breath taken away. I've climbed on three continents and been over 6k meters on my own two feet, but some of the most amazing...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 31st May 2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,071
Posted By ckouba
Re: Fan controller suggestions??

Hi Pete,

This post 328?

http://www.gt40s.com/forum/gt40-build-logs/20158-rcr-40-31-a-3.html#post479772

To which pic are you referring? This is the second one down, the TC is in view here:...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 31st May 2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,524
Posted By ckouba
Re: Let's talk about tires

Yeah, but mine's not "real"... :laugh:
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 31st May 2016, 04:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,524
Posted By ckouba
Re: Let's talk about tires

I looked around but I could only seem to find the gold plated ones on line- like $450 a tire for the rears and $350 for the fronts. For that $'s, I'd hope they were many leagues above the BFG's.
...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 30th May 2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,524
Posted By ckouba
Re: Let's talk about tires

A more traditional 15 x 8 up front, 15 x 10 in the back, all of which are shod with 10 year old BFG Comp T/A's. Now that I am putting real mileage on the car, I am starting to think about what will...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 30th May 2016, 05:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,071
Posted By ckouba
Fan controller suggestions??

My electric fan controller is on the fritz and it's the second time I'll be replacing it. It's nothing fancy but has a T/C by the thermostat which tells the fans to turn on and off. It has quit...
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