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Forum: The Paddock Today, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: Suggestions for a thread that Jeff will be unable to shut down.

Ya, lets all let it go....shake hands virtually......and have a beer with each other.....I'm going to get mine now.....GT40 friends and buddies.....forever!!!!!!
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse Today, 12:02 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,646
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: SLC Hubs/ race worthy

Ken, Ya, and the price of the SKF bearings seam to be coming down and for a one time replacement like on a streetcar then I tend to agree with you. However a guy running a track car could rebuild the...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse Today, 11:40 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,646
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: SLC Hubs/ race worthy

I also was made aware of these guys. They make stub shafts also. I haven't called them but I include the link as a resource.

Raxles, America's premier supplier of OE quality CV Axles and CV...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse Today, 11:23 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,646
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: SLC Hubs/ race worthy

Sorry Ken, at that point, I (we) were pretty focused on trying to solve the rear. I just missed it. In any case they still look like a good idea if they still are available and have the back side...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse Today, 11:00 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,646
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: SLC Hubs/ race worthy

Wow. Are we sure they are available, some times these kind of special products just dry up. But if I had not already gone with the X tracker solution I have to say I think I would have tried these. ...
Forum: The Paddock Yesterday, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: Calling Old Members

Still here. But here is now Texas. I am a political refugee from the peoples republic of California. Still have the GTD but it has been retired from the track and have since built a SLC for track...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 19th May 2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 364
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: Wiring fans to both come on for AC or Engine

Relays:

Automotive Relays 12 Volt - Wiring Products (http://www.wiringproducts.com/automotive-relays)

Automotive Relays | Mouser...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 17th May 2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,646
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: SLC Hubs/ race worthy

Let me run these down and see what's what.

Update: I called Vetteworks and they sent me to Vansteel who they said is where they came from. The guy on the phone said he couldn't find them in the...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 16th May 2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 364
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: Wiring fans to both come on for AC or Engine

I looked for a simple calculator for wire size/current/wire length. Here you go. I do have a electrical engineering background and I don't see 14 awg working at 40 amps continuous current flow and...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 15th May 2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 246,799
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: SLC 24 Howard Jones

So I upgraded my front bearing hubs to the XTracker design. I got some adapters to fit them to the upright from Strano parts.

Strano Performance Parts - Featured Product...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 15th May 2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,646
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: SLC Hubs/ race worthy

Ken, good info for the thread. Are they still available? I never got a response to the email address you posted earlier.
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 15th May 2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 364
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: Wiring fans to both come on for AC or Engine

Here is a print. The 12v+ comes from what ever protected (fuse or circuit breaker) you prefer.

If either or both the water temp switch or the AC control switch is triggered then the relay(s) it...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 15th May 2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,646
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: SLC Hubs/ race worthy

I put the fronts all togehther yesterday. It took a bit of finish fitting but in the end it all goes together with a minimum amount of modification.

So first: the first three pictures are of the...
Forum: The Paddock 14th May 2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 6,135
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: GT40s.com Paddock GUNS thread

here:

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 13th May 2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,646
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: SLC Hubs/ race worthy

Edited, thanks Ken.
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 13th May 2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,646
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: SLC Hubs/ race worthy

I shall report that the SKF-BR930544 fits the Strano C4 to C6 adapter perfectly. The connector would need to be de-pinned, wires fed through the opening provided in the adapter and then reinserted in...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 12th May 2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: UN1 Renault optional shifter

There you go Henry, I get one of those and make my own gearbox pieces. This one?
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 10th May 2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,097
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: Scandinavian SL-C build

Stainless steel mandrel bends

Columbia River Mandrel Bending (http://www.mandrelbends.com/)
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 10th May 2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,646
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: SLC Hubs/ race worthy

John, in a perfect world the best way to retrofit the issue would be to make new upright center sections, take the old one out and replace it with a upright center designed to accept the C7 bearing...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 9th May 2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: Superlite For Sale - Sort Of

What the fuck is........... THAT?
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 9th May 2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,646
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: SLC Hubs/ race worthy

I have in hand the C4 to C6-6 adapters for the front of the car. I tried the C7 hubs and they do not fit because the large diameter bearing housing continues as the same diameter and does not step...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 8th May 2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By Howard Jones
Forgotten group 3 racecars

I found this surfing. Kinda cool.

Ten Forgotten Group C Racers - LM24 Legends You've Never Heard Of - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_VRrFt5gDM)
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 8th May 2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: UN1 Renault optional shifter

Andy, that's pretty much what I was thinking, yet couldn't seam to put into words. Thanks for that. I think I will just make my own system based on the general layout of the one in my SLC and this...
Forum: All GT40 8th May 2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,824
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: GT40 vs the Competition

Modern racecar

Willow Springs Pescarolo 01 LMP1 Lap Record 1:22.274 by Fast Toys - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfwW8kW64PA)

All time records

Track Records | Willow Springs...
Forum: All GT40 8th May 2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,824
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: GT40 vs the Competition

Here's what I found online. Same big Willows track.

Willow Springs lap times - FastestLaps.com (http://fastestlaps.com/tracks/willow-springs)
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 7th May 2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: UN1 Renault optional shifter

Andy, the focus shifter is meant to be placed behind the transmission with the cables running forward whereas the gt40 layout has the opposite layout with the cables running rearward.

Also the...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 4th May 2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 678
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: Dan's GTD Getting some attention

Take some pictures of you, your dad, and the car all together. Get the best one blown up to poster size and give it to your dad for his birthday.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 2nd May 2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By Howard Jones
UN1 Renault optional shifter

I have a GTD (center shift USA car) with the original Lotus Esprit shifter and translator (piece on gearbox) First the nylon bits in the shifter are worn out and second I've never really liked how...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 2nd May 2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,620
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: Front Tyre/Tire - Avon

I have a GTD with 17 inch wheels. On the front I have 245-40-17. Their diameter is listed as 24.7 inches. and they fit without any body/chassis interference.

However I have tried to fit 245-45-17...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 2nd May 2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 80
Posted By Howard Jones
Tire sizes

Here is a good tire size website. All sizes by diameter, rim size etc. The compare different tire by size. etc. Cool site.

TireSize.com - Compare Tire Sizes, Specs, Prices & more...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 30th April 2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,250
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: How Do You Keep Your Garage Clean?

Put car(s) outside, pick up big stuff, open garage door(s), leaf blower.
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 28th April 2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,646
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: SLC Hubs/ race worthy

Ken, thank you for that. I was not aware that there are two versions of the sculpted gen2-3 upright. See, you are being very helpful!
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 28th April 2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,646
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: SLC Hubs/ race worthy

After talking to a old friend who has a huge amount of experience with X Tracker hubs on SLC's I am pretty much convinced that for my use they are a satisfactory solution. They also have seamed to...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 28th April 2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,646
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: SLC Hubs/ race worthy

here is the inboard side
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 28th April 2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,646
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: SLC Hubs/ race worthy

Ken, I am suggesting using dowels to rigidly locate the adapter plate in place so that the hub is firmly located on the upright by its center indexing shoulder. Then the clamping force is provided by...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 27th April 2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,646
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: SLC Hubs/ race worthy

Ken how about three 1/2 dowels to locate the adapter plate. They could be embedded aprox 1 inch into upright and again 5/16 into the adapter. All very close tolerance. If any movement of the...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 27th April 2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,646
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: SLC Hubs/ race worthy

Ken, you have been a big help. Thank

The hub uses a 12mm bolt. The hole for them go all the way through the upright. The counter sink depth on a 12mm flat head allen bolt is right at .25" and we...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 27th April 2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,646
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: SLC Hubs/ race worthy

Ken, Those of us that are working on this are aware that the 2nd gen upright is different than the one on my car's 1st gen. type with it's completely flat upright face. The 1st gen is really quite...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 27th April 2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 246,799
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: SLC 24 Howard Jones

Pictures at COTA
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 26th April 2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,646
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: SLC Hubs/ race worthy

I think that would be a unfair statement. I was the first guy to call Fran and ask if he could work with me to build a SLC track only car. It was being sold as a street car at the time and before he...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 26th April 2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,646
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: SLC Hubs/ race worthy

Jac, some of that may have come from the flat tow back to the paddock, positioning the car to winch it into the trailer, unloading it at home and driving it into my shop. I any case I had no warning...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 26th April 2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,646
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: SLC Hubs/ race worthy

Jac thought it would be worthwhile to add pictures of my rear hub failure. For more detailed information please see my build thread. It is important to remember this is a race use on big ass slicks,...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 26th April 2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 246,799
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: SLC 24 Howard Jones

Stub shaft.

I am currently looking into a source for stub shafts that will accommodate C5 C6 X Tracker hubs. If I can find or make them then this track use only issue at the rear will have been...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 25th April 2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 246,799
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: SLC 24 Howard Jones

First, As best I could, I tried to get a torque reading when I took it all apart. The retaining nuts did not loosen as far as I could tell. Both the primary and the "lock" nut were tight to at least...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 24th April 2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,646
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: SLC Hubs/ race worthy

Looking at that big hub again I see it has a very large diameter wheel center. It won't work on corvette wheels unless they make other versions.
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 22nd April 2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,646
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: SLC Hubs/ race worthy

Here's another idea. This one uses a tapered bearing and has a flange to bolt to the upright. A new stub shaft would be required. Idea would be to use only the separate hub without the axle or brake...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 22nd April 2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,646
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: SLC Hubs/ race worthy

Jac........like this only with a flange on the end to bolt on the upright?

http://www.raceproducts.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/1500-Steel_Floater_Kit_Info-_Sheet2.pdf
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 22nd April 2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,646
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: SLC Hubs/ race worthy

Ed can you post a link to the pictures you referenced. If I google "FB superlight builders" I get nothing useful.
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 20th April 2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,646
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: SLC Hubs/ race worthy

Thanks for the typo check, Jac. By the way how would you locate the 5/16 steel spacer to the aluminum upright. I was thinking spring pins using the original three holes no longer needed for the new...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 19th April 2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,646
Posted By Howard Jones
Re: SLC Hubs/ race worthy

Thinkin the same thing as a friend of mine, That's why it's a good thing that the C6 is "shorter" than the C4. The problem is the second gen. upright with the ribbing isn't flat. My early one is flat...
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