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Forum: The Paddock 10th July 2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: End of school prom

Sorry Larry, grandson Louis did not have a lady to go with, so decided to do one better and arrive un? noticed to the assembled throng who were posing in all sorts of motorised vehicles, but he was...
Forum: The Paddock 8th July 2018, 03:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By wealdenengineer
End of school prom

How to arrive , my grandson said V8 and loud, so we did !
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 7th July 2018, 02:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Tyres/Tires

Alex, I got some part used CR6ZZ in my store, might solve a problem for you ! Frank
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 1st July 2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,579
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: UN1 gearbox

John, you are missing a lot of points here, call me if want discuss, Frank
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 28th June 2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Anyone used Zircotec for Exhaust coating?

Simon, the system on your car was originally chrome, but deteriorated over time. As the other guys have stated, Zirtech is very expensive, ceromchrome on new mild steel pipes lasts 4 - 5 years if...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 22nd June 2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Snap-on Timing light help

Problem solved and sorted, having been told by S-ON rep that it was throw it away and buy a new one ! All working OK, fRANK
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 21st June 2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By wealdenengineer
Snap-on Timing light help

Has anyone here got a Snap on Timing light number MT2261A ( the computerized Tach / advance unit ) Mine broke today and I found the cables to the Spark Lead pickup unit had disconnected at the pick...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 13th June 2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 136
Posted By wealdenengineer
Goodyear Blue Streak G7 tires

Anyone got any 15inch Blue Steaks available / price ?
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 7th June 2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Monocoque Chassis

John, an original numbered GT40 for sale , just a few million US$, suit you ? Frank
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 7th June 2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Monocoque Chassis

John, call me Friday
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 7th June 2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Monocoque Chassis

John, Ray Webber sadly passed away a few years ago, and the mirage is no longer available, Frank
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 31st May 2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: SGT #49 build

Call me, not something to discuss open forum, but necessary to be informed. Frank
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 31st May 2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: SGT #49 build

Shaun, NOT a good idea based on the experiences of ZFQ owners, Frank
Forum: The Paddock 19th May 2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,356
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Calling Old Members

Ian, you know I am still around, if you look at the bottom line you will see I check posts daily, and answer any help wanted if I can .
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 2nd April 2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: WEBER 48 IDA'S Help needed

Steve, there are a lot of other things to consider before just bolting on a manifold and IDAs to a GTD40, give me a call if helpful. Frank
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 1st April 2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: No 2 main failures

Eddy, the engine has standard 1 - 5 - firing order. The block has now been repaired by installing new caps and line bored, now got to rebuild with new 40th pistons and a rebalance. ( Customer choice...
Forum: The Paddock 20th March 2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Happy Birthday Frank

Thanks guys, its not that bad getting to 75, I can still get in a 40 and that's all that's necessary !
Forum: The Paddock 19th March 2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Happy Birthday Frank

Thanks Paul, but still 17 when I get into a 40. Frank
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 13th March 2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: GTD brake upgrades

Aaron, don't think of upgrading front brakes in isolation to the whole braking system, and ( my opinion ) don't think Willwood ! First consideration is change the pedal assembly for higher ratio , I...
Forum: All GT40 27th February 2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,124
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Top Gear

I have never watched the Grand Tour, and up till now not liked the new Top Gear. Which is the best in your opinion ?
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 27th February 2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: UN1 shift pattern

another option
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 17th January 2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: No 2 main failures

I like to entice worldwide comments before getting into individual details. How many others have had similar failures, more common on race engines using standard or semi standard two bolt mains ? ...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 16th January 2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: No 2 main failures

Got one in the shop today!
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 16th January 2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: No 2 main failures

Yep, seem to be more common these days , even at lower HP
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 16th January 2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By wealdenengineer
No 2 main failures

So tell me about these failures !
Forum: The Paddock 31st December 2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,711
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Why this forum is dissapperaring up its own anus?

If you guys want GT40s .com to continue then drop the politics etc. I still answer calls for help on this site, but otherwise I lost it years ago, and at my age I don't need to be annoyed by the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 24th December 2017, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Potential UK SL-C build

Mike, if you are considering any form of competition with the car you should scrutinise the MSA Blue Book carefully, lots of recent rule changes might affect your initial build .
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 23rd December 2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Weber ida fire extinguisher nozzle positions

Nick, there is another solution, instant fuel pressure dump back to the tanks via a solenoid valve, this takes away any residual pressure from the incoming fuel lines to the carbs, much safer!
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 22nd December 2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Weber ida fire extinguisher nozzle positions

Good one Karl, I like the story . If running carbs, particularly Webers, it is, in my experience, essential to dump all residual fuel pressure from the system immediately you turn off the engine, and...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 19th December 2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Weber ida fire extinguisher nozzle positions

Nick, call me for more info if required, Frank
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 19th December 2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Weber ida fire extinguisher nozzle positions

No ! Nick, are you using carbs or FI ?
This is what appears quite a simple question which gets more complicated as you understand the issues involved. The safest answer is don't have a fire in the...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 15th December 2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,103
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Oil.....

We use Joe Gibbs!
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 30th November 2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: GTD wiper arm needed

Standard GTD wipers were always a Peugot Arm and a Rover blade, both UK parts
Forum: All GT40 5th November 2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,704
Posted By wealdenengineer
Forum: The Paddock 26th October 2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 662
Posted By wealdenengineer
Turbo ( or should it be Turdo ? )

New meaning for performance boost
Forum: The Paddock 25th October 2017, 05:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: The Making of "The Italian Job"

The Mini Coopers were the best motor club car of their day, we did everything in them, racing, rallying, autotests, you name it we did it, including sex. great liitle cars, could not afford one now,...
Forum: The Paddock 17th October 2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,457
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: VNUK

Steve, No, that's another new one on me! Gets crazier by the day.
Forum: The Paddock 14th October 2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,457
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: VNUK

This is moving away from the headline of this thread. the VANUK legislation could have a very real affect on every motorised vehicle , and particularly in respect to all motorsport activities, and I...
Forum: The Paddock 11th October 2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,457
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: VNUK

As I and many others, including the MSA, understand, it is necessary that all wheeled vehicles , including bicycles, invalid and mobility scooters, farm machinery etc etc must be insured, even if...
Forum: The Paddock 11th October 2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,457
Posted By wealdenengineer
VNUK

Look up VNUK, this is the European Commisions requirement that a law be introduced in every EU country that ANY vehicle, which includes ALL motorsport vehicles of every type, inc F1 to MOTOGP to the...
Forum: The Paddock 1st October 2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Fast GT40

Her name is TESIE !
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 30th September 2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,208
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: where to buy a body gt40 at a low price?

Kimson, SLOW DOWN - take advice, do not jump in with your enthusiasm, it will cost you a lot of money and disappointment in the long run. Talk to the guys who have done these projects, not just the...
Forum: GT40 Enthusiasts Club 30th September 2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,763
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: 2017 Classic Motor Show, NEC, 10-12 November

P1119 is sitting in my workshop !
Forum: GT40 Enthusiasts Club 29th September 2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,763
Posted By wealdenengineer
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 16th September 2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 31,338
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Electric A/C Compressor

Simon, send me your E mail address and I will get the UK manufacturer to contact you directly, Frank
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 6th September 2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 995
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Super wide tyres

So you are not going to drive it then, just a static show car ?
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 5th September 2017, 05:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,400
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: engine popping

Go NGK plugs, appropriate heat range, set gaps 45 thou.
Forum: GT40 Enthusiasts Club 4th September 2017, 04:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,338
Posted By wealdenengineer
Goodwood Revival - Bonhams Auction

There is a very high quality GTD40 for sale in the Bonhams Auction at the REVIVAL on Saturday, well worth a look if you are considering a purchase.
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 28th August 2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,687
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: Hateful 8, a hard won '40 for an FNG

Like the paint scheme, great looking car, but the steering is still on the wrong side ! Frank
Forum: Original GT40s 28th August 2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 191,612
Posted By wealdenengineer
Re: P1001

Well, some bloke called Frank did start it off with the first pieces of the jigsaw !
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