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Forum: Superformance GT40s 17th February 2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Electric water pump

Fwiw a friend had a Meziere electric pump on his Pantera. It is MUCH shorter than a stock pump and allowed him to completely eliminate the large firewall hump that normally protrudes into the cabin....
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 13th January 2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: best heat shield material

Fwiw I have used stick-on heat- and noise-shielding material intended for light aircraft that I got from Aircraft Spruce....
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 13th January 2018, 03:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,315
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: 48 Ida linkage

Fwiw, I had a friend with Webers on his 351C on a Pantera and it drove him nuts. He could never get it to idle consistently. He had a hell of a time syncing them too.

Turns out that his intake...
Forum: Original GT40s 8th January 2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,077
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: What chassis number is this car?

Right. That one car is the only Holman Moody built continuation car that I know of.

Iím not talking about Superformance or any other replicas, or SPF cars where HM provided components such as...
Forum: Original GT40s 7th January 2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,077
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: What chassis number is this car?

As far as I know, HM only built a single continuation MKII which has perpetually been for sale for 10+ years. It may have traded hands a few times but it has never found a true owner as far as I...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 5th January 2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Ignition Switch?

A friend hid a starter interlock in plain sight. He routed the ‘start’ wire through an unmarked toggle switch, one of many on the dash. In practice, the switch needs to be flipped on in order for...
Forum: The Paddock 1st January 2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,903
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Why this forum is dissapperaring up its own anus?

Yup.

I was glad when all politics were moved to a single thread that I now religiously ignore. I havenít read a single political post in many, many months now, and donít miss them one bit. But I...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 14th December 2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,425
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Is gt40's important to you - let us know your thoughts

Thatís an interesting perspective. I was viewing the opposite side of the coinóif I had a SPF-related issue I would have to plow through tons of unrelated marque threads to find the info I...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 14th December 2017, 01:17 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,425
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Is gt40's important to you - let us know your thoughts

Thanks Randy!

I feel stupid nowóand deservedly so!

What would it take to bring the SPF forum back to life? Even though I donít own one and it will likely be many years before I do (if ever), I...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 30th November 2017, 01:56 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,425
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Is gt40's important to you - let us know your thoughts

Ron, no I havenít paid yet. I confess ignorance. I had set it up for recurring payments so that I only needed to be smart one time, and then it would take care of itself each year.

I promise I...
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 24th November 2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,210
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Superformance GT40 MkI

Mike,

Iím sorry to hear you are offering it for sale. Few people seem to enjoy their cars as much as you enjoy yoursóand with good reason. Itís a fantastic car.

I hope that you can...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 18th November 2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,425
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Is gt40's important to you - let us know your thoughts

RonóI had established myself as a silver supporter with an automatic recurring PayPal payment. Out of curiosity I just checked and it shows as having been cancelled???

Is this something you did?...
Forum: All GT40 15th November 2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,000
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: VIN Plates

Lynn,

Great to see you back!

As one who presumably has some expertise in such matters, perhaps you would be good enough to give a primer on the topic, showing the evolution of the various tags...
Forum: The Paddock 15th November 2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,562
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

Amen!

For the record, I have driven a Tesla S. It was very fast but NOT very green, despite what they would have you believe.

FWIW a friend of mine was aggressively recruited by Elon Musk...
Forum: The Paddock 14th November 2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,562
Posted By Mike Drew
Electric cars, in a nutshell...

This is the basic truth about electric cars that left-wing environmental nuts canít seem to understand....
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 13th November 2017, 12:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,433
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: For sale 2 CAVs GTs $110,000 AUD for both

Is it safe to assume these are both proper RHD cars?
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 31st October 2017, 01:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By Mike Drew
What happened to the SPF forum???

Just noticed the SPF forum is gone???

What possible reason could there be for destroying such a valuable resource? For SPF owners (and wannabes like me) it is the principle reason this site even...
Forum: The Paddock 29th September 2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Arabs

Fwiw, these people are almost assuredly Persians, not Arabs. Most westerners are ignorant of the difference, and our terrible media doesn't do us any favors by not bothering to try to educate instead...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 26th September 2017, 01:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,737
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: flat tow

Hahahahah!!!!

It's tough to make out the tail number, but I think I flew that actual airplane earlier this year...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 22nd September 2017, 11:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,737
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: flat tow

Dude. Seriously????

I race in the 24 Hours of Lemons series. $500 race cars. Not one of us would lower ourselves that much.

If you have a Ranchero and can afford a GT40, you can certainly...
Forum: All GT40 17th September 2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 54,546
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Something is missing

I hadn't noticed until just now that yournhar has the BRM-style knockoffs as used with the BRM six-spoke wheels, as opposed to the Halibrand-style knockoffs, which were used with the Halibrand wheels...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 16th September 2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,409
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: ZF 4th gear breakages

Dave,

The earliest Panteras only supported the gearbox at the center rear using brackets attached to the studs that hold the cast iron rear plate on.

With rubber motor mounts, there was enough...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 14th September 2017, 02:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,409
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: ZF 4th gear breakages

Lloyd has shown me some destroyed gearboxes, but all of them could be attributed to operator error. Gregg Esakoff has about 750 hp in his race Pantera and his car has a Dash-1 variant which isn't as...
Forum: The Paddock 13th September 2017, 02:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,212
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: IRMA

I'm reading that loads of people in several states have died or suffered great injury from carbon monoxide poisoning from running gas-powered generators indoors.

It's very sad, and astonishing to...
Forum: The Paddock 4th September 2017, 11:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,264
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Hurricane Harvey - Now a Category 4

I read in a newspaper it was a million.

And Irma is steaming towards Florida and is expected to make landfall as a Category 4 storm which would make the first time two Cat 4 storms hit the US in...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 2nd September 2017, 02:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,273
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Hateful 8, a hard won '40 for an FNG

Are you literally living in San Francisco, or just in the general vicinity?

I had my Pantera in San Francisco for the first couple of weeks that I owned it back in 1989 and it was a bit of a...
Forum: The Paddock 1st September 2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Sled Driver

He is a very popular and charismatic speaker. Search YouTube and you will find loads of videos featuring him speaking to crowds aboutnis experiences.....
Forum: The Paddock 28th August 2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,264
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Hurricane Harvey - Now a Category 4

I heard from Kirby Schrader that he is still dry....
Forum: The Paddock 28th August 2017, 11:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,337
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Joe Arpaio

Also, the underlying issue was that a local judge was ordering local law enforcement to NOT enforce FEDERAL law. I believe that is inherently an illegal order, which is why they ignored it. He was...
Forum: The Paddock 28th August 2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: amazing technology

Mea culpa--it's actually VIDEO GAME footage of an AC-130....

AC-130 Gunship Simulator - Convoy engagement - YouTube (https://youtu.be/clL9yZSbcE0)
Forum: The Paddock 28th August 2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: amazing technology

Al,

The (fantastic) video has been removed. But the original poster's commentary is idiotic. Drones don't have gatling guns or cannons--or propellers for that matter! :laugh:

That is footage...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 15th August 2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,899
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Spf 2317

I confess to having just enough knowledge to be dangerous :laugh:

The original Dash 0 and later Dash 1 gearbox case was a bit smaller than the more common Dash 2. The bellhousings don't...
Forum: The Garage Sale 15th August 2017, 12:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,541
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Suspension Parts

I thought SPF cars were essentially original spec, with these parts identical to and interchangeable with originals. So what is prompting their wholesale replacement?
Forum: Superformance GT40s 14th August 2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,899
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Spf 2317

Ron, welcome back!

Did you buy a complete Safir clutch setup including bellhousing and flywheel? The original (and Safir) GT40 setup is much smaller than a standard Ford unit. The starter is...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 13th August 2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 877
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Original GT40 Mk II Heads?

I believe they are called "Le Mans rods" which probably tells you something. :)

But I don't have any expertise in this matter.....
Forum: All GT40 6th August 2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,230
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Stolen GT40 Jalopnik article

Steve--we are all glad things are turning out well for you. You said you were going to share the entire story? We are anxious to hear it!
Forum: The Paddock 26th July 2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4,426
Views: 950,907
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Jokes anyone? -

Hahah!

That's called a 'joke'. Here is another article from the same publication.

The Postillon: UK to dig huge moat along EU border...
Forum: The Paddock 26th July 2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4,426
Views: 950,907
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Jokes anyone? -

Hahah!

That's called a 'joke'. Here is another article from the same publication.

http://http://www.the-postillon.com/2017/04/uk-to-dig-huge-moat.html...
Forum: The Paddock 19th July 2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4,426
Views: 950,907
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Jokes anyone? -

Most Americans won't get that joke due to the vagaries of the English idiom vs. American.

In the USA, "Hire Purchase" is called "Rent-to-own".

With that context, the joke is hilarious. Without...
Forum: The Paddock 2nd July 2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 69,261
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Anyone out there still riding motorbikes.

Yup--there is a Pantera connection. My friend owns the very first GT5-S Pantera, the 1985 prototype. The De Tomaso connection is what drew him to the Benelli.

I believe the 750 engine is...
Forum: The Paddock 30th June 2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4,426
Views: 950,907
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Jokes anyone? -

Never mind just found it!

Harry Enfield WOMEN FOR PITY'S SAKE DON'T DRIVE - YouTube (https://youtu.be/BDtVJiK8Lws)
Forum: The Paddock 30th June 2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4,426
Views: 950,907
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Jokes anyone? -

Many moons ago, somebody posted in this thread a hysterical video, a spoof of a pre-war British Pathe newsreel regarding women drivers. I would love to see it again and have searched but can't find...
Forum: The Paddock 30th June 2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 69,261
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Anyone out there still riding motorbikes.

A friend in Spain just bought an immaculate Benelli 900 Sei. They only made 1800 of them over a 12-year run. Super piece of 1980s exotica!
Forum: All GT40 29th June 2017, 02:03 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 54,546
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Something is missing

Permeated makes a specific product for just this application--thermostat housing gasket maker. It's a specialized cousin oF RTV. Available at any auto parts stores in a rather small tube, next to the...
Forum: The Paddock 27th June 2017, 02:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,728
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: London Tower Block Fire

I've never heard of applying external cladding to a building. Does anybody know if this sort of thing is done in the USA?
Forum: The Paddock 22nd June 2017, 12:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,295
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Bruce McLaren Movie

Here is a link with info about the upcoming US release:

RACER Stuff - 'McLaren' documentary to make U.S. premiere in Indianapolis...
Forum: The Paddock 21st June 2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,295
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Bruce McLaren Movie

I would like to see it someday. Is it called "The Bruce McLaren Movie"? :rolleyes:
Forum: The Paddock 11th June 2017, 01:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,737
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Goodbye to a Great Man!

I got a tour of the Edelbrock facility about ten years ago. He was hyper-patriotic and principled about keeping jobs in the USA rather than outsourcing production overseas. Without a doubt he could...
Forum: Original GT40s 24th May 2017, 01:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,321
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Originals brake specification and development

It is pretty remarkable the lengths the teams go to in order to cool the solid discs. Very elaborate boxes are fabricated which wrap around both sides of the disc and are connected to flexible hoses...
Forum: Original GT40s 24th May 2017, 01:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,189
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: #1049

Over here, we call them 'mirrors' :laugh::thumbsup:
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