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Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 6th July 2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: The New & Improved GT40s.com - coming soon!!!

Things are moving along. We're waiting for a new logo/artwork and then the new site will go live. It's going to be a departure from the look, feel, and usability of this site. But overall it is more...
Forum: The Race Track 14th June 2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By Ron Earp
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 14th June 2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,119
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Back to the Future-Ron and Sydney's 1985 5L Mustang Build

Car project work was interrupted with some heavy duty work travel. The issue with the Fox running well has been identified - basically the Sniper cannot wear a metal air cleaner that comes anywhere...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 14th June 2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,119
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Back to the Future-Ron and Sydney's 1985 5L Mustang Build

Man, this thing is perplexing.

Sydney and I took it out for the first drive. All went well for a mile or two, then the ECU reset issue came back in full force. Crazy. Removed the stock air...
Forum: The Paddock 13th June 2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,877
Posted By Ron Earp
Post Re: Will There Be a Paddock on the New GT40s.com?

Why do you continue to make most of your posts in the paddock? You've said your piece now move on. When you start your new forum I highly recommend not using vBulletin software as the base.
Forum: The Paddock 13th June 2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,877
Posted By Ron Earp
Smile Re: Will There Be a Paddock on the New GT40s.com?

Yep, I suppose that's true! Remember, we first had the forum for about, I don't know, maybe six months on a "free to use" server software and host. A very early version of forum software that...
Forum: The Paddock 12th June 2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,877
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Will There Be a Paddock on the New GT40s.com?

I really didn't expect you to believe me Mike. But, you can see for yourself. On the menu under the gallery Click Community, Members List, then sort by post count.

All those folks on the page...
Forum: The Paddock 11th June 2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,877
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Will There Be a Paddock on the New GT40s.com?

Oh no sir, that is not correct. You'll find I have not been antagonistic toward the various personalities in the paddock. I've never banned anyone for their behavior in the paddock, postings, or...
Forum: All GT40 11th June 2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,058
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Anyone having issues with GT Forte?

Been there and this stuff flat out sucks.

The new forum will have a very powerful search engine so that if someone does look for GTForte they'll find this thread first and hopefully be warned off...
Forum: The Paddock 11th June 2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,877
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Will There Be a Paddock on the New GT40s.com?

You don't seem to care for the forum much at all. That's perfectly acceptable since everyone is entitled to an opinion. But when you continue to return to a place you don't like and disparage it and...
Forum: The Paddock 10th June 2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,877
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Will There Be a Paddock on the New GT40s.com?

Awww, so I have to leave too?

Don't worry Mr. Mike. When we swap over to the new forum software all you're going to see is GT40s all the time. No political threads, no alternative facts, nothing...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 10th June 2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,247
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: GT40s Forum Upgrade

The new forum has auto resizing and much more. We're not changing the forum for change sake - the software that runs this site is twelve years old and requires a lot of work to keep going. We're...
Forum: The Paddock 7th June 2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,877
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Will There Be a Paddock on the New GT40s.com?

As to why a new one, you can read those threads in the Site Suggestions subforum but basically this software is old, it requires a lot of work, and time has passed it by.
Forum: The Paddock 3rd June 2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,877
Posted By Ron Earp
Question Will There Be a Paddock on the New GT40s.com?

Will there? I don't know. If we didn't have a paddock more than a few of you would have a hell of a lot more time on your hands, that's for certain. I'm a bit conflicted if we should continue with...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 3rd June 2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,247
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: GT40s Forum Upgrade

Hi Folks,

The new forum upgrade is up and running in Beta now. Probably be two to three weeks before it goes live but I wanted to let you know there is progress.

Thanks,
Ron
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 20th May 2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,247
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: GT40s Forum Upgrade

In the meantime, if you want to see those pictures easily right click on them and select "Open in New Tab". That way you can remain where you are on the forum. This technique comes in handy on...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 18th May 2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,247
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: GT40s Forum Upgrade

Alright folks, no other requests? Overall I'd say we don't have many features on the "to do" list. Sure there aren't cool things you've seen on other forums you'd like to see here?
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 17th May 2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,247
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: GT40s Forum Upgrade

I hear you but I don't think GT40s.com gets so many posts we need to selectively show only a select few subforums. I could see that on some forums I visit with literally 1000s of posts a day but here...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 15th May 2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,247
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: GT40s Forum Upgrade

The software we'll be moving to is XenForo. Here are a few forums that also run this software:

The High Road (https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php)

American Civil War Forums...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 14th May 2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,247
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: GT40s Forum Upgrade

We sort of already had that.....you had the option in your CP to either turn on or off the Paddock. And, it still led to complaining.
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 14th May 2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,247
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: GT40s Forum Upgrade

I think on the politics front the paddock is going to be hidden, secret, and you'll need to ask an admin for the URL and password. If you ask for the URL and password, and still complain, then you...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 14th May 2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,247
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: GT40s Forum Upgrade

Hmmm, forum permissions are messed up. No worries, won't be a problem in new software as we probably won't keep that feature anyhow. We won't invest time tracking that down now though.
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 14th May 2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,247
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: GT40s Forum Upgrade

You can't edit here either after one hour has passed.....The forum has been that way for more than ten years.
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 14th May 2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,247
Posted By Ron Earp
Arrow GT40s Forum Upgrade

Hi Folks,

It's time to upgrade the software on the site. And, it's time to discuss problems that you've seen on the forum and features you'd like to have that maybe you've seen on other forums.
...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 6th April 2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,119
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Back to the Future-Ron and Sydney's 1985 5L Mustang Build

Save the frames the fronts will be all new. TMI makes new front foam in the SVO style which I have, and of course new covers.

To my knowledge no company makes new rear seat foam for Fox coupes....
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 6th April 2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,119
Posted By Ron Earp
Arrow Re: Back to the Future-Ron and Sydney's 1985 5L Mustang Build

Got that right! It does look pretty fab.

Things are getting real fast. Jeff G and I are learning a lot of upholstery work and it turns out it isn't too hard. It's tedious, but it isn't difficult....
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 5th April 2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 21,681
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Gonna do it. Lotus Esprit SBF.

That'll be a fun car! Miss my Lotus. Sometimes.
Forum: The Paddock 5th April 2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 7,471
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: GT40s.com Paddock GUNS thread

I've seen the immigrants and they are us!
Forum: The Paddock 4th April 2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 7,471
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: GT40s.com Paddock GUNS thread

That's sound logic. I suppose it's one of those "I know a foreigner when I see one" deals.
Forum: The Paddock 4th April 2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 7,471
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: GT40s.com Paddock GUNS thread

I'm going to make a guess that you'd supposedly be able to tell a refugee by them being non-white and/or non-christian.
Forum: The Paddock 4th April 2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By Ron Earp
Arrow Critical Thinking and You!

An older article on Critical Thinking but very pertinent to The Paddock.

6 Critical Thinking Skills You Need to Master Now...
Forum: The Paddock 1st April 2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 7,471
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: GT40s.com Paddock GUNS thread

Nick, you've got to pay attention in these discussions.

See, laws work just fine when the law supports a conservative position. For example, a law that banned abortion, that would absolutely work...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 18th March 2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 78,645
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: H Craft GT-R

It sounds great! Coyotes are fantastic motors. I've a friend who is a Ford dealer and this weekend tested a new 18 GT on the dyno at the dealership (he's a fellow SCCA racer too and good guy all...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 18th March 2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,119
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Back to the Future-Ron and Sydney's 1985 5L Mustang Build

Carpet going in over here boss. Not a fun job and a lot more to go. Found out the front seat belt locks aren't working so I ordered new ones. Probably a good idea anyhow.
...
Forum: The Paddock 18th March 2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3,175
Views: 221,037
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

No, not even remotely close to happening. The real history of the German experiments into fission are more interesting.

Fission was discovered in Germany in the late 30s. Around 38 or 39 if memory...
Forum: GT40 Enthusiasts Club 17th March 2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,338
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Farewell Message

For those that don't know, the club and the Fortyfication magazine is fantastic and as a GT40 enthusiast is something you should be part of. Farewell David and best wishes.

Ron
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 17th March 2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 78,645
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: H Craft GT-R

Awesome build and awesome parts.
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 17th March 2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,119
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Back to the Future-Ron and Sydney's 1985 5L Mustang Build

Had to take a bit of time off for racing and race car prep, but, a bit of Fox work got done too.

The dash is all in. Everything is functional and works as it should, no small feat. It's...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 11th March 2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,425
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: My 917/10 is ALIVE!

Awesome! Engine details please!
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 8th March 2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Sticky: Forum Rules
Views: 11,511
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Forum Rules

What day was the transaction? With that information I can refund the Bronze status and you can simply reup as a gold.

Ron
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 4th March 2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,119
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Back to the Future-Ron and Sydney's 1985 5L Mustang Build

Mucho work happened in the shop yesterday with a long work session. We're finally at the point where the dash is repaired & painted and the wiring is done, so, it's time to hang it. Not so fast...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 1st March 2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electronic Fuel Injection aftermarket and retrofit

Did a lot of research on this topic eight months ago. Went with the Holley Sniper for my mild 302 in my daughter's car. So far so good.
Forum: The Race Track 28th February 2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Canada/NZ TVR

TVR race cars are always cool. What engine is it running? Interested to see if the new TVR will be racing with the Coyote engine. Reports are they will.

We just discovered a very similar...
Forum: The Paddock 17th February 2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3,175
Views: 221,037
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

Well, I suppose it'd help you avoid seeing opinions you don't agree with. Rod isn't a supporter so he wouldn't be here. But Jeff is a supporter so he'd still be in the paddock right along with the...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 7th February 2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,660
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: The Future of GT40s.com

Thanks! Love Asheville, but always go on the motorcycle since that area of the US cannot be beat for riding, anywhere.
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 7th February 2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,119
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Back to the Future-Ron and Sydney's 1985 5L Mustang Build

It has been a good while since I updated this thread due to WORK, as in J O B work. January through mid-February is a heavy work time for me and there isn't a lot of time for other pursuits. However,...
Forum: The Paddock 28th January 2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,531
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

Hmmm....

“This will do everything that your regular car commuter car will do, Reisner said on FOX Business’ “Countdown to the Closing Bell.” “Air condition, power breaks, power steering,...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 19th January 2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: posting issues

Put another way, if you made the post the post isn't new to YOU. The software only shows posts new to YOU. For example, this post I'm writing to you right now I will not see under "New Posts" for me,...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 17th January 2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 21,681
Posted By Ron Earp
Forum: All GT40 15th January 2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,409
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Another of the Greats Gone - RIP Dan Gurney

Moved this up from the Paddock is it is of interest to all GT40 enthusiasts. RIP Gan Gurney. There won't be another like you.
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