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Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! Today, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: new old Colorado member. CAV 45

Bill,

You've got some great wheels there - we also have some Alfa stuff - duetto, sprint, GTV, 2600 coupe and giulia spider, along with tons of spares - engines, trans, etc. Next project is...
Forum: All GT40 Today, 01:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,162
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: New gt40 orders

Rick,

I understand.

I didn't mean in just a performance-by-the-numbers sense. I meant in a more general way. In other words, the cars are completely different from an experience standpoint....
Forum: All GT40 19th June 2018, 01:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,162
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: New gt40 orders

Just my $02 here....

My impression is that the market for GT40 kits (ie. build from a kit) is not growing overall....due to diminishing hands on car building skills (not check writing skills)...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 16th June 2018, 12:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Hello from Orange County, CA

Congrats David, you're going to have a great time with your Superformance. That's quite the counterpoint to the Airstream. You'll have the best of both worlds.

I sold my GT40 and bought a RR...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 16th June 2018, 12:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,632
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: How Do You Keep Your Garage Clean?

Dang Mike, if I was one of your neighbors I'd say "Hey Mike, get all those damn cars out of the driveway, looks like a used car lot!" Other than the beautiful pantera that is.......
Forum: All GT40 16th June 2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,162
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: New gt40 orders

It does seem like prices have gone up. It was maybe 10 years ago I bought a very nice CAV mono (#8, or was it #6?) for $52,000 in good condition with about 7,000 miles on it. I put about $5K and...
Forum: All GT40 13th June 2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: $12 million MKII?

Nice, cool old race car.

I'd take the new Ford GT and put $11.5 million in the bank however.....
Forum: Original GT40s 4th June 2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: For Sale MkI, IIb & IV Ads 1971

I left a message for Harry at his (305) Florida number to say I'll take 1068 for the $15,000 asking price but he hasn't called back yet....

Think I can get down there with the trailer by about...
Forum: All GT40 3rd June 2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Please post answer/update

Personally, I'm asking for advice with some frequency with regard to some issue or another......so it seems right and decent to share advice/information wherever/whenever I can. That's just being...
Forum: The Garage Sale 1st June 2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: 351W exhaust system , new

Looks fantastic. Is the system made from stainless or mild steel?

Thanks
Forum: All GT40 29th May 2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Please post answer/update

Well, if we're speaking honestly (much of the time people aren't...) then the issue is really this: specialists with knowledge of original cars limiting access to their unique knowledge and...
Forum: All GT40 28th May 2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Please post answer/update

Howard, that's a good question. PM me and I'll tell you the answer.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 28th May 2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 564
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Request for advice re Holley 4150

Mark,

One idea for tuning of your Holley - install a wide band 02 sensor and gauge. You can monitor AFR on the fly and really see what's going on with the mixture across the rev range and under...
Forum: All GT40 28th May 2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: A different iteration of the GT40?

One only of these was made in the rare Arctic White color combination with the A74 option (trailer hitch)- a truly rare car from Detroit. Will be at Barrett Jackson next year in the "survivor" class.
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 22nd May 2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,608
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: FORD GT40 GELSCOE 1969 specs

That's a heck of a nice car for the money. The right buyer will come along no doubt. Good luck with the sale Andy.
Forum: All GT40 18th May 2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: I have sinned - I need advise please!

Congrats on getting back to your car Mike.

Yep, she will need some attention. I would drain that fuel from the system as completely as possible and refill with fresh.....for sure.

After 12...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 14th May 2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Hello from Germany

Willkommen von Hanover.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 13th May 2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Flange Choice for Exhaust Build

Kim, the separate flanges should be fine, have done it that way myself. One recommendation, use flanges that are as thick as possible. Think I may have used 3/8th last time I made a custom...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 8th May 2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Fuel Map

Mitchell, is your Speedmaster system a "self learning" system? In other words, do you have an 02 sensor with a feedback loop to actively adjust the AFR through the rev range?

It sounds like your...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 7th May 2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Borla induction help

George, I'm not 100% because I haven't seen the 302 Borla right next to the Borla 351 manifold, but the TB's should transfer over fine. The fuel rails may be on the same spacing....but may not be. ...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 7th May 2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Borla induction help

George, getting back to your original question - you should not require a different injector going to the 302 from the 351.

In short, it's not so much the size of the injector that...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 4th May 2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Front & rear wheel alignment

Just my settings on my CAV....which made the car drive much better than when I bought it:

1. Front: 1.5 degree neg camber, .5 neg toe in (unsure of caster),
2. Rear: 1.0 degree neg camber,...
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 4th May 2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,608
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: FORD GT40 GELSCOE 1969 specs

Absolutely beautiful car Andy - stunning. Wow.

I understand the nature of the FIA HTP - this certifies the car complies to a period-correct specification, but does not convey any authenticity or...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 4th May 2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,708
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Dan's GTD Getting some attention

Great to hear the project is coming together. No doubt your dad would be pleased to see the car getting the attention and improvements she deserves.

Post some pictures as you go - can be very...
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 29th April 2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,161
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: DRB GT40 for sale.

Dang Pete, you're going to miss the space.....and your beautiful GT40.....

Good luck with the sale.
Forum: All GT40 29th April 2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Highest horsepower gt40?

Pretty sure Larry is right - that particular GT40 was somewhere between 1,000 and 1,100 peak. I heard it wasn't a great driving car because of both the weight and the over-the-top hp/tq.
...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 29th April 2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Staggerd wheel set up verses square

The short answer is: it all depends.....

It depends on the car, basically. Front engine cars with different f/r weights and weight distribution are different than rear engine cars with different...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 28th April 2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,632
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: How Do You Keep Your Garage Clean?

Any garage floor that isn't getting a regular does of coolant, engine oil, brake cleaner, WD40, brake fluid, etc. isn't a working garage. That's called car storage.

The bottom line is that if...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 20th April 2018, 03:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Faulty oil gauge?

And maybe don't loan your car to your younger brother as well???
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 15th April 2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Wire conduit / convoluted tube

Looks like good stuff for the job Mitch.

Plus you can add a water feature to the car if you want...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 14th April 2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Break-in oil - recommendations

Thank you gents, very helpful information.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 13th April 2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Break-in oil - recommendations

What's a good break-in motor oil for a new Ford crate motor?

Synthetic? Old skool non-synthetic? Recommended weight?

Thanks
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 13th April 2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,762
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Ferrari Powered GT40

Absolutely fantastic Troy - amazing creation. Your workmanship looks phenomenal.

That's going to be a heck of a car....and she will sound out of this world. Keep up the great work and keep...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 8th April 2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Faulty oil gauge?

Will, if you have a pre-100 CAV you most likely have the Smith's electric oil pressure gauge.

The Smith gauges tend to last a lot longer than the sensors. So, I would guess it's your sensor which...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 4th April 2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 21,428
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Gonna do it. Lotus Esprit SBF.

I'm alllliiiiivvvee!!! Frankenlotus lives.

OK, now I just need to fix the rear brakes, tidy up the EFI, relocate the battery, install the rear hatch, re-do the transaxle with better...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 3rd April 2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: WEBER 48 IDA'S Help needed

Steve, given your gov't testing requirements, I suspect you'll have an easier time getting the car past the testing with EFI. "Easier" being a relative word there to say the least.

That said, I'm...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 3rd April 2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 300
Posted By Cliffbeer2
DIY shade tree in the age of electric vehicles....

For those shade tree mechanics out there in the age of electric vehicles......is this what we have coming our way? Is this the future?

Can I Fix This Tesla MESS?? - YouTube...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 2nd April 2018, 01:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: WEBER 48 IDA'S Help needed

Steve,

I might start with the following for your 390:

Venturis: 42
Idle jet: 65
Idle jet holder: 120
Emulsion tubes: f7
Mains: 145
Air correction: 160
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 27th March 2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 24,317
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Superformance GT40 MKII For Sale

Kirby, your car is a stunner. Absolutely fantastic. What about giving Scottsdale/BJ or one of the other big auctions a try? Seems like a really, really nice car (like yours) can go for big $$...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 25th March 2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,266
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Share your engine combination............

There's a range for multi-port/8-stack type injection....ranging from a low of about $3,500 all up to somewhat over the $7,500 you mentioned. Range just depends upon how much set up and install work...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 22nd March 2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,197
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Rear tire size question and 2"/4" flares......

No, Rick, they are completely fine for street driving. And no, it's not a matter of not caring or being thoughtless. On the contrary.

And no, you shouldn't "USE the HP!!!!" on the street. ...
Forum: The Paddock 13th March 2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Tesla Car in Space!

The Tesla car in space is just space garbage serving the ego of a wealthy man. It's also commercial PR for a company and has no scientific value. There you go, you just got the first load of...
Forum: The Paddock 13th March 2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3,175
Views: 218,315
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

The fact of the matter is that President Trump won the election with sufficient votes over the Democratic candidate. That means a good portion of this country (a majority of the voting...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 13th March 2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,502
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Has anyone ever gotten a Griffin transaxle......

If you take a look inside an 01E and a 930 (4 or 5 speed) it's like night and day - just for example, the gears in the 930 are much bigger/thicker/wider, as is the casing and everything else which...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 7th March 2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,197
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Rear tire size question and 2"/4" flares......

You can get BF Goodrich in the typical GT40 front and rear sizes.....225 and 295. They're fine for the street but not track. If you have a street set of tires/wheels and also a track set then the...
Forum: Original GT40s 7th March 2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,842
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: GT40 Graveyard!!!

The wonderful GT40 from Ford in the 60's. Only 143 originals were ever made, and only 212 of those survive to this day..........
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 2nd March 2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Minimum fuel line size for 347 with EFI

Perfect. Thanks gents, appreciate the input. I'll stick with the AN-6.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 2nd March 2018, 12:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Minimum fuel line size for 347 with EFI

Just a quick question here - interested in folk's opinion on minimum fuel line size for a mild-ish 347 running 8 stack/multi-port EFI. My current system is plumbed with AN-6 and it just looks a...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 1st March 2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Citroen C35 transmission.

JP - check out Lotus Forum - Lotus Talk (http://www.lotustalk.com). There's a guy there who has developed a better CW&P for the C35. The quaife LSD is also highly recommended.

Other than the...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 1st March 2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 880
Posted By Cliffbeer2
Re: Speedmaster 8-Stack Injection

Randy,

Yes, that's correct. I believe the manifold the OP has does have the shared/common plenum. This is the same with the Inglese 8 stack and other manifolds made for this type of...
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