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Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 13th June 2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,093
Posted By David Briggs
Re: Electric Water Pump question

Meziere, in Escondido CA, makes and both a remote electric pump and one that directly replaces the stock pump.
I have run both in a 40 and they work great.
Dave
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 9th June 2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,357
Posted By David Briggs
Re: Distributor gear on small block Ford

The gear did not actually break, but finally failed due to lack of lubrication. There is evidence of overheating in the rocker arms as well. The cam itself was getting plenty of oil, everything looks...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 2nd June 2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,357
Posted By David Briggs
Re: Distributor gear on small block Ford

Thanks for all of the responses. It had the correct gear for the cam and I will remove the pan and the pump.
Dave
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 1st June 2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,357
Posted By David Briggs
Distributor gear on small block Ford

Hi, I have a friend with a Tiger that I installed a Crane Hydralic roller cam , retro fit lifters and Comp Cams stamped steel roller tipped rockers in his 289.
There is not a lot of oil in the top...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 17th March 2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,182
Posted By David Briggs
Re: Cam change

My car is a 347 with webers and a ZF with 4.22 ring gear and it makes about 450 hp. The car is very fast and very driveable, the only 427 cars that I have worked on and driven had a 3.70 gear and...
Forum: All GT40 29th December 2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,509
Posted By David Briggs
Re: Which trailer to transport a GT40?

I have an enclosed trailer and remove the driver door window so that I can escape after I drive it in.
Dave
Forum: The Garage Sale 2nd December 2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 938
Posted By David Briggs
Forum: The Garage Sale 13th November 2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 938
Posted By David Briggs
McLeod Clutch and flywheel

157 tooth McLeod Billit steel flywheel, 28 Oz balance, 26lbs weight with match balanced McLeod Diaprahgm clutch, new dual friction Ford clutch disc.
This set up was on my CAV for 10,000 miles (w/BMW...
Forum: All GT40 9th November 2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,020
Posted By David Briggs
Re: Is a GT40 replica a reasonable weekend car?

I have driven my SPF 600 miles to Reno from San Diego and back plus numerous other trips of several hundred miles. It is very streetable and reliable. These cars are very simple and if you go over it...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 27th October 2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 469
Posted By David Briggs
Re: new from Pennsylvania

Can't go wrong with that choice but there are lots of good manufacturers to pick from.
Dave
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 27th October 2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,666
Posted By David Briggs
Re: Weber Help Please !

The fuel pickups on the CAV's are flexible, try removing the the pick up lines from the fitting on the back of the fuel tank and pushing a phillips screwdriver down thru the tube to straighten it,...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 26th October 2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 189,130
Posted By David Briggs
Re: Jason's Coyote Powered RCR40 Downunder

Fabulous! What a great project.
Dave
Forum: The Garage Sale 23rd October 2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,871
Posted By David Briggs
Re: CAV stub axles

Thank you Alan!
Dave
Forum: Worldwide GT40 Events 20th October 2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,909
Posted By David Briggs
Re: GoodWood Revival special GT40s

great photos! Does anyone have a picture of how the double nostril front cover seals against the back of the radiator?
That is a project that I want to do on my SPF.
Dave
Forum: Original GT40s 20th October 2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,989
Posted By David Briggs
Re: Pebble Beach winner?

Great job on the photos Mike.
Dave
Forum: The Garage Sale 18th October 2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,871
Posted By David Briggs
Re: CAV stub axles

I have sold out my current run of these axles, I have to make a run of 4 sets minimum. I have changed suppliers and the lead time is now less than 30 days.
This is one of the single best upgrades...
Forum: The Garage Sale 14th October 2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,871
Posted By David Briggs
Re: CAV stub axles

Alan, sent you a PM.
Dave
Forum: The Garage Sale 13th September 2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,871
Posted By David Briggs
Re: CAV stub axles

The bearings are BMW and the uprights are a CAV designed part.
Dave
Forum: The Garage Sale 5th September 2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,871
Posted By David Briggs
Re: CAV stub axles

The stub axles will work with any transaxle, and the 930 CVs are used with any trans axle. The Audi might require an adapter for the CV to attach at the transaxle, I don't recall. I did a CAV with an...
Forum: The Garage Sale 4th September 2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,871
Posted By David Briggs
CAV stub axles

These are custom stub axles, made from 300m and properly heat treated. Basically the same as used in off road Trophy Trucks, I have been working on them for quite a while to get them right.
They...
Forum: The Garage Sale 4th September 2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,136
Posted By David Briggs
Re: Real GT40 Bellhousing

Bell housing is sold, thanks to the forum.
Dave
Forum: The Garage Sale 29th July 2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,136
Posted By David Briggs
Re: Real GT40 Bellhousing

Hi Kelly, I will measure the holes today and get back to you this evening.
Dave
Forum: Superformance GT40s 29th July 2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,275
Posted By David Briggs
Re: Radiator Thermoswitch

I don't have a computer in my GT and as long as the coolant leaving the radiator, going into the engine, is cool that is fine with me. A lot of this seems to be over thought for a simple beast like...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 27th July 2013, 01:28 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,863
Posted By David Briggs
Re: How many RHD SPF GT40s in the USA?

Mike, when are you going to step up? You have been talking about a 40 for years!
Dave
Forum: Superformance GT40s 27th July 2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 917
Posted By David Briggs
Re: Lower Rear A-Arm

Hey Tim, when did you get this car? Looks great!
Dave
Forum: Superformance GT40s 26th July 2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,275
Posted By David Briggs
Re: Radiator Thermoswitch

The advantage to having the fans activate on the output side of the radiator is that they will not be on when the car is moving (unless AC is activated). The temp leaving the engine will always be...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 26th July 2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 829
Posted By David Briggs
Re: would it work in the engine compartment

Hi Richard, CAV puts the condensor (with an electric fan attached) on the left side of the engine compartment, works fine there. Try to seal it off from the headers.
Dave
Forum: Superformance GT40s 22nd July 2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By David Briggs
Re: 24 Hours

Hi Richard, I sold the Indy car to a race car collector, I could not get a suitable gearbox for it. I had money on one for 2 years but the guy would not produce it. I wanted to drive another race car...
Forum: The Garage Sale 22nd July 2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,136
Posted By David Briggs
Re: Real GT40 Bellhousing

I do not know anything about different versions of the original GT40/ZF bellhousings The only reproduction that I am aware of is the Safir GT version which is for a 6 bolt block and a -2 ZF, I have...
Forum: The Garage Sale 15th July 2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,136
Posted By David Briggs
Re: Real GT40 Bellhousing

Hi Jim, that is exactly what this is, I have a 6 bolt reproduction of this bell on my GT and it uses a smaller diameter flywheel and a double disc clutch, made by Safir GT.
The one I have for sale...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 14th July 2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By David Briggs
Re: 24 Hours

Richard, another epic drive for you. I have moved from Ramona to Vista, much closer now. Let me know when you will be in the area again, lets get together.
Dave
Forum: The Garage Sale 13th July 2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,136
Posted By David Briggs
Real GT40 Bellhousing

This is a Genuine GT40 Bellhousing, in excellent condition (does not appear to have ever been installed on a car) for a 5 bolt 289 and a ZF-0. This was sold to me as a Indy car bell for ZF (at about...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 22nd April 2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,908
Posted By David Briggs
Re: CAV Stub axels

Hi Kenny, I can supply the stub axles.
I have them custom made by a machinist who makes similar parts for off road race trucks.
You can PM me for details.
Dave
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 3rd September 2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,078
Posted By David Briggs
Re: inlet manifold leaking water

I always use studs in the intake, I think that helps.
Dave
Forum: All GT40 26th August 2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 19,972
Posted By David Briggs
Re: Ronnie Spain's Book

Hi Ronnie, I too would like a signed copy of your latest work.
Dave
Forum: Superformance GT40s 11th August 2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,420
Posted By David Briggs
Re: Little Venting - SPF Construction

Wow! I have been busy doing other things and away from the forum for a while.
I have to add my 2 cents worth,
My car had a few small things wrong but I was able to drive it from San Diego to Reno...
Forum: The Garage Sale 11th August 2012, 04:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 857
Posted By David Briggs
28 oz Mcleod flywheel and clutch

Steel billet Mcleod 157 tooth flywheel and match balanced 10 1/2" clutch w/new Ford Disc.
I ran this on the 347 in my CAV for about 8000 miles. When I built the SPF I used the Safir bell housing and...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 23rd July 2012, 01:19 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,795
Posted By David Briggs
Re: FAILED!!! at the BAR (Califonia Smog test)

I did my SPF in 2009, I did add a tube from the valve cover (to "seal" the PVC system) to the top of one of my Weber Carbs.
The guy in San Diego was great, you must have really come up against...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 25th June 2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,763
Posted By David Briggs
Re: Need some history on SPF MK II P 2176

What is the point of all the horse power if you cannot get it to the ground?
And to me a major attraction of the GT40 is it's rugged and brutish simplicity.
It is essentially a 200 MPH (for many...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 25th June 2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,925
Posted By David Briggs
Re: Fitting fans to radiator

I never use the push thru pins, always make a shroud.
It is very easy to fold the edges so that it will attach to the frame of the radiator and will be far more efficient then just sticking the fans...
Forum: Worldwide GT40 Events 14th June 2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,287
Posted By David Briggs
Re: Monterey 2012

I am interested in going and would love to see you all there.
Any suggestions on a room? I am making this decision pretty late in the game.
I would be driving the GT up from San Diego and Lance...
Forum: The World Market - Share Parts, Sources, and Reviews 14th June 2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By David Briggs
Forum: The Race Track 4th June 2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,644
Posted By David Briggs
Re: New race car

I have not updated this build in quite a while, but many good things have happened.
The car is on it's wheels and for the last few months has been at Areo Tech getting new fuel cells made, I am...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 31st January 2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,714
Posted By David Briggs
Re: Urgent help needed SPF coolant leak

My car did the same thing when it sat outside at a car show, it quit leaking as soon as it warmed up and I was able to get it home, 100 miles.
Dave
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 2nd January 2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,907
Posted By David Briggs
Re: Waterpump theory

Mezier Electric water pump, constant flow, works great!
Dave
Forum: All GT40 28th December 2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,724
Posted By David Briggs
Re: Naked Mk 1V

The Thompson cars are amazing! I am surprised at the market for what is obviously a very expensive replica.
I don't think that there were that many real "J" cars built, does anyone know the actual...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 24th June 2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 18,720
Posted By David Briggs
Re: SPF GT40 Genesis

Do you mean to tell me that my $80,000 SPF roller is not an exact copy of a multi million dollar FAV GT40?
What is the world coming to?
Who gives a rats ass? The car is unlike any else I could ever...
Forum: The Paddock 24th June 2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By David Briggs
Re: oh......

I had that happen in my Formula Ford at California Speedway, definetly a wake up call!
Forum: The Paddock 18th June 2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 992
Posted By David Briggs
Re: I'm tired.

My differences with the Citicorp wonk is not with his view about what is happening in the World, but with his idea that we just need to accept the change in status and die quietly.
Many other...
Forum: The Paddock 17th June 2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 992
Posted By David Briggs
Re: I'm tired.

Jim
It is obvious that we all thrilled to death to be able to work forever!
Even with all of our faults the U.S. is still the Gold Standard for most of the world,few other countries offer the...
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