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Forum: The Paddock 30th June 2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,463
Posted By Bill D
Re: Bill D's Back Surgery - Update!

David
It was a microdiscectomy. I'm pain free for the first time in 7 months. The soreness at the incision site gets better each day. Today was the first day I didn't have to take pain meds. My...
Forum: Lola T70 Lounge 26th April 2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,062
Posted By Bill D
RCR70 at Knott's Saturday

There was a very cool RCR70 at Knott's saturday. The owner was most gracious and had a funny accent like Fran :) The car was painted dark blue and orange. Many, many people thought it was an...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 22nd April 2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,701
Posted By Bill D
Re: need ford gt40 chassis blueprints

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/GT40_Bill/cleanedup.jpg
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 10th April 2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,966
Posted By Bill D
Re: 917 K Gulf Design

Incredible!!!!
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 23rd March 2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 907
Posted By Bill D
Door panels

How hard do you think it would be to make some nice leather covered door panels? Nothing wild. Just some nice padding and gathered pockets.

Thanks
Bill D
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 23rd March 2009, 12:17 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 57,768
Posted By Bill D
Re: Rob's RCR40 Build

Terrific! Looks just like an original! Coud you also show a side view picture of the seats? I need to see how much lean back you have. I think I have my seats mounted too far back. My head hits...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 22nd March 2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By Bill D
Re: Happy Birthday Bill

Don't worry guys, Diane is driving!
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 22nd March 2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By Bill D
Re: Happy Birthday Bill

Thanks Tom!
It's been a great birthday so far. My son made me waffles for breakfast and my wife is taking me out to dinner. Wish we could take the GT but it's down for a minor repair.
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 22nd March 2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 600
Views: 128,701
Posted By Bill D
Re: SLC 001 Build

Need a picture from the rear so we can see the wide ass tires
Forum: Feedback: Buyers, Sellers, & Vendors 22nd March 2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,759
Posted By Bill D
Re: Free advice befor buying an MDA

So has MDA officially ceased?
Forum: The World Market - Share Parts, Sources, and Reviews 20th March 2009, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,110
Posted By Bill D
Re: "original" GT40 wheels

Weren't original wheels 6-pin?
Forum: The Paddock 19th March 2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By Bill D
Re: $288k ???

More than I can afford
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 16th March 2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 97,718
Posted By Bill D
Re: RCR #010 Build Progress

Randy
They need to be tuned. A friend is going to tune them once he gets a free day
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 15th March 2009, 11:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,469
Posted By Bill D
Re: Oil Filter Leak

Great timing! I have the same setup and the same leak. Thanks for the tip.
Forum: The Paddock 15th March 2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By Bill D
Re: How accurate?

Numerous tries to achieve 5.23
Forum: The Paddock 15th March 2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,732
Posted By Bill D
Re: France rejoins nato !

Ah, the creme puffs are back
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 15th March 2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 29,016
Posted By Bill D
Re: GT40 Mk1

Just incredible. Truly a work of art
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 14th March 2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 978
Posted By Bill D
Re: spherical rod end sources

JEGS High Performance - Your source for Edelbrock MSD Holley Mr. Gasket Moroso (http://www.jegs.com)

Summit Racing - High Performance Car and Truck Parts | 800-230-3030...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 14th March 2009, 10:03 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 97,718
Posted By Bill D
Re: RCR #010 Build Progress

Well, the sweet taste of success was short lived today. The right rear wheel start making terrible sounds. Horrific sounds!! And I could see the rear wheel wobbling. I had to drive 25 miles like...
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 14th March 2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 17,106
Posted By Bill D
Re: RCR 40 For Sale

DAMN!! If I was in teh market for a GT40 today, right now, I would snap that up in a heartbeat!! Beautiful car!!
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 14th March 2009, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,702
Posted By Bill D
Re: Can't Get The Spinner Off

Thanks guys. I will be vigilant
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 14th March 2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 97,718
Posted By Bill D
Some new pics in the sun

Took the car out today, cleaned it, and took some pics in the sun
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/GT40_Bill/DSCN1880.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/GT40_Bill/DSCN1878.jpg
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Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 14th March 2009, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,774
Posted By Bill D
Re: Question on ZF shift pattern

Thanks guys. I got it resolved this morning. On the end that attaches to the transaxle, I had to shorten the attachment point 1/4". Now don't jump to the conclusion that I cut the cable. I...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 13th March 2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,774
Posted By Bill D
Re: Question on ZF shift pattern

No. I get R-1-2-3. I get a typical H pattern. When I try for 4th or 5th, I can't push the shifter over enough. I need to adjust the cable back at the transaxle
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 12th March 2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 41,870
Posted By Bill D
Re: Howard B's RCR 40

Fantastic progress! Have you given any thought to engraved panels to identify the dash switches. This place made panels for me at about $40 each

Aircraft Engravers - Engraving placards, vinyl...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 12th March 2009, 11:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,702
Posted By Bill D
Re: Can't Get The Spinner Off

I've heard the safety wire is to be loose so in the event the spinner comes loose, the safety wire will be tight, preventing the spinner from coming off. This will signal the driver he needs to...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 12th March 2009, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,774
Posted By Bill D
Re: Question on ZF shift pattern

Well, after jacking around with it for awhile, I see I need to adjust the cable to pull the shifter shaft further in on the ZF. This weekend's task #114
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 12th March 2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,774
Posted By Bill D
Question on ZF shift pattern

When I got my ZF back from RBT. Lloyd wrote down the shift pattern with REVERSE left and up. But on mine its left and down. First is straight up from there. But I can only get 3 gears.

Thanks...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 12th March 2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,702
Posted By Bill D
Re: Can't Get The Spinner Off

Yes I am. I think the main problem is the depth of the wheels. You have to whack at an awful angle that it doesn't provide for a clean hit
Forum: The Paddock 12th March 2009, 03:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,752
Posted By Bill D
Re: When your best isn't good enough.

I think I speak for all of us on the forum Russ when I say we wish we could be there for you and Cheryl. But we are with you in spirit, thoughts and prayers. May God provide you both with the...
Forum: The Paddock 11th March 2009, 11:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,752
Posted By Bill D
Re: When your best isn't good enough.

Ross, we are terribly saddened by your loss. May God give you and your wife support during this terrible time.

Sincerely
Bill and Diane
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 11th March 2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,702
Posted By Bill D
Re: Can't Get The Spinner Off

We finally got it off using heat and WD40. It must have tightened up from driving. Thanks guys
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 11th March 2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,702
Posted By Bill D
Can't Get The Spinner Off

Just when I think I'm over problems, a new one appears and an old one possibly. I need to remove the right rear tire. It's pin drive. But I can't get the spinner off! Complicating things is the...
Forum: Vendor and Manufacturer Announcements 11th March 2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,025
Posted By Bill D
Re: Aluminium rear upright

Superb job Andy
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 11th March 2009, 12:03 AM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 256,864
Posted By Bill D
Re: Chuck and Ryan's RCR Build

Excellent pics! Did your car get a lot of looks at the burger place?
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 10th March 2009, 11:57 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 97,718
Posted By Bill D
Re: RCR #010 Build Progress

A little spitting at certain RPM range. Then they tke off like a raped ape
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 10th March 2009, 11:41 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 97,718
Posted By Bill D
Re: RCR #010 Build Progress

Installed my oil breather tank tonight. I might add another on to the other side

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/GT40_Bill/oilbreather_001.jpg
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 10th March 2009, 10:13 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 47,171
Posted By Bill D
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 10th March 2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 47,171
Posted By Bill D
Re: Keith's RCR GT40 Mk I Build

Very slick!!

Now, what do you do if the unit does not unlatch?
Forum: All GT40 9th March 2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,307
Posted By Bill D
Re: GT40 Driving Impressions

I plan to take some high quality hi-res pictures this coming weekend in a park near my house
Forum: All GT40 9th March 2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,307
Posted By Bill D
Re: GT40 Driving Impressions

Naw!! I'm going to take a few more baby steps before I go to the track
Forum: All GT40 9th March 2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,307
Posted By Bill D
Re: GT40 Driving Impressions

Thanks guys. I feel like the monkey is off my back finally!

Chuck. Good picture. My steering arm has only one hole. Did yours come that way or did you drill it out?
Forum: All GT40 9th March 2009, 09:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,307
Posted By Bill D
Re: GT40 Driving Impressions

Chuck-
Not sure what you mean. where are the holes?

Bill-
Thanks for the tip. My son and I will try to set the mirrors tonight. I might also add a rear view mirror to the windshield
Forum: All GT40 9th March 2009, 04:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,307
Posted By Bill D
Re: GT40 Driving Impressions

No. I checked the turning radius when I had the car apart. I considered sending it back to the manufacturer to see if it could be modified. Lack of time and money shot that idea down
Forum: All GT40 8th March 2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,307
Posted By Bill D
Re: GT40 Driving Impressions

Cliff
No stops. That's the way the R&P was designed
Forum: All GT40 8th March 2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,307
Posted By Bill D
GT40 Driving Impressions

My son and I washed and waxed the car today and then took it to the gas station to get gas. Since the gauges are not operative, we weren't sure how much we had. We filled both tanks and it took 3...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 8th March 2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 97,718
Posted By Bill D
Re: RCR #010 Build Progress

Randy
I deleted the website because the $100 annual fee was due and I didn't want to renew it
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 7th March 2009, 10:03 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 97,718
Posted By Bill D
Finally Success!!!!

3rd starter is the key! Had to grind the opening of the sandwich plate to get the starter to fit. But it works! Drove the car around the block and pulled into the garage. Started again and drove...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 6th March 2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,930
Posted By Bill D
Re: UK 908 /910 / 917 bodies

Damn!! That 908 looks super sexy!!
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 5th March 2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,180
Posted By Bill D
Re: Electric water pumps - Discussion

The advantage an electric water pump has over the mechanical ones is it can be plumbed with a thermostat to cooling the engine after shutdown. The same can be done with the radiator. In tandem, they...
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