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Forum: Feedback: Buyers, Sellers, & Vendors 29th December 2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,643
Posted By Jim Downard
Fran Hall is a class act

Just left Fran's place an hour ago. Got a personal tour of the factory with my brother-in-law and it was very much appreciated. Fran took time out of his busy schedule to talk cars and motorcycles...
Forum: The Garage Sale 1st September 2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,817
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: Gurney Westlake Valve Covers

Eric,
Yes got it, but you where beat to the punch by Fran, so to speak.
Forum: The Garage Sale 31st August 2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,273
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: Webber 48IDA w/manifold

Tentatively sold.
Forum: The Garage Sale 31st August 2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,817
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: Gurney Westlake Valve Covers

Fran,
I'll try and get a hold of you for the details.
Jim
Forum: The Garage Sale 31st August 2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,817
Posted By Jim Downard
Gurney Westlake Valve Covers

I am selling my Gurney Westlake Valve covers which I had purchased from Chris Melia on this site. Will fit small block Ford. I was going to put them on a 289. Think I'm done with cars for a while....
Forum: The Garage Sale 31st August 2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,273
Posted By Jim Downard
Webber 48IDA w/manifold

Since I sold my car last year I am selling my Webber setup that I was going to install on my 289 Ford. I ordered the carb/manifold from Racetep and am asking $2900. It comes with the tuning manual,...
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 21st September 2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,590
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: MDA GT40 in Ohio

Car is sold. Going to a new home in West Virginia
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 11th June 2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,590
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: MDA GT40 in Ohio

I feel your pain, just got two hours of sleep last night working on a bid for today. Did wind up being low bidder, but man, the hectic pace of bidding, paperwork, keeping the guys going really wears...
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 12th May 2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,590
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: MDA GT40 in Ohio

Bob,
pm sent
Jim
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 15th April 2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,590
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: MDA GT40 in Ohio

Dave,
PM returned.
Jim
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 3rd April 2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,590
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: MDA GT40 in Ohio

I finally got around to getting the pictures of the seats, carpet, dash, and instruments that are included in the sale of the car.
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 27th March 2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,590
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: MDA GT40 in Ohio

Domenic,
I'm going on a family trip with weekend, but when I get back, I'll try and get you the pics you're requesting. As far as the waterpump, no, you don't need to do anything special, the...
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 11th March 2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,590
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: MDA GT40 in Ohio

Price lowered to $37,500. I also have a full instrument set for the car. I completely forgot about them but stumbled across them in the basement the other day. Only thing needed to complete the...
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 11th January 2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,590
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: MDA GT40 in Ohio

Sorry Bill, I'm pretty sure the wife would divorce me over that deal. I'm trying to thin the herd, so to speak, around my place and I'm going to have to reinvest in my business and my children's...
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 9th January 2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,590
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: MDA GT40 in Ohio

I've found a couple photos of the wheels that I have for the car.
Also, I forgot to mention that I will entertain reasonable offers on the car.
Thanks

I still need to get a couple photos of the...
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 17th December 2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,590
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: MDA GT40 in Ohio

Thanks Steve,
I, like Chris, have decided priorities had to be made, and business comes first. Good holidays to you.
Jim
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 14th December 2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,590
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: MDA GT40 in Ohio

Oh yea, I have more photos on our old computer that our kids use. As I get time, I'll pull some pics from that computer and add to the list.

In addition, the rolling supports that are under the...
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 14th December 2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,590
Posted By Jim Downard
MDA GT40 in Ohio *SOLD*

I'm selling my GT40 project. Busniess changes for me over the last few years, and a build a bit more difficult than I had hoped, plus a wife asking for a Chrismas gift of listing the car for sale...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 29th December 2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 979
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: MDA in the UK

Tony, I look forward to seeing progress on your build. Mine has severely stalled out as I've had to focus more on work and less on hobby. Oh, I sent you a PM too.
Forum: The Paddock 6th November 2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,633
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: Taxes and its effect on Jobs

How do we as the people get control of our county back. If we were able to somehow get issues placed on bi-annual ballots, then the people could vote and make the decisions that our elected...
Forum: The Paddock 14th April 2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: How to fix the Congress

Molleur,
The nail was never hit more dead center than what you just said. You get the world's largest 2nd by me on that one.
Forum: The Paddock 19th February 2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 973
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: Shelby Loses Lawsuit

Now if FFR could counter sue for legal fees. Maybe it'd send ol Shell a message that to try this crap again in the future is going to cost him more than he'd make in royalties.
Forum: The Paddock 30th January 2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,161
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: Over the top? Mosler MT900

What a waste of HP. The Bugatti does 250 with less than half that HP and twice the weight. I wonder two things. 1. How do they get it to hook up, and 2. How are they going to keep it from going...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 6th December 2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,935
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: More Difficult Questions Needed....

How many tires did a Le Mans race ready GT40 have? (remember the spare)
How many trunks did a rece ready GT40 have? (Two silver boxes)
Forum: Feedback: Buyers, Sellers, & Vendors 27th November 2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,110
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: DO NOT BUY FROM T& L Engines!!

If it's any consolation, I email T&L about a small block Ford. They responded within a couple of days. Hence, they're still doing business. Just not keeping customers up to date within the loop. ...
Forum: Feedback: Buyers, Sellers, & Vendors 21st November 2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 36,247
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: T&L Engines Quality Control??? - BEWARE!

I'd suggest anyone wanting to do business with a company like this work up your own contract with the owner holding him personally liable, if he refuses to agree to the terms, then you probably don't...
Forum: Feedback: Buyers, Sellers, & Vendors 21st November 2009, 09:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,110
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: DO NOT BUY FROM T& L Engines!!

Bruce, I just looked up T&L's website and began testing the waters. I put a feeler out to them indicating I was interested in purchasing a motor from them for my car. I told them I was going to...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 13th July 2009, 06:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,080
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: New motor oils are bad for Older Engines with Flat Tappet Camshaft

When selecting a cam for my 289, I called Reed cams in Georgia and told them I was looking to build my motor to rev to 7500 rpm. I thought we'd be going roller, but instead he told me to turn that...
Forum: The Paddock 2nd June 2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,295
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: Unintentional stockholder

I'm not a fan of unions either. I'm a third generation member in a family owned construction company. My grandfather started it out as a union business. Two key stories I remember hearing that...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 17th May 2009, 08:10 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 137,159
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: McLaren replica build base on a Manta

Terry, I'm liking reading through your thread. I can truly appreciate the work your doing. I only wish I had more time to work on mine. Keep up the good work and keep posting away. Your build has...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 16th May 2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,663
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: Frigin hell, check this out!!!

At first, I was thinking that guy in the RUF was driving a little over his head, however, after watching more of the video, I believe he's a rather good driver.
Forum: The Paddock 6th March 2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,338
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: Uh oh, daughter has decided on a car...

Might I suggest you enroll her in some kind of kart driving school. Remember, you've still got 3 years to get her acclimated to performance car driving. She may as well start learning now how to...
Forum: The Paddock 7th February 2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 536
Posted By Jim Downard
Slingshot artist

Check out this video of the greatest sling shot man.

Greatest Sling Shot Man Ever - Video (http://www.maniacworld.com/greatest-sling-shot-man-ever.html)
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 2nd February 2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,062
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: gt40 lookalike headers for sb chevy

Ooops, hit the enter button too quickly. Anyway, I remember seeing a picture of a NASCAR wreck where the car was in the air doing a horizontal barrel roll and the pic was of the underside of the...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 2nd February 2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,062
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: gt40 lookalike headers for sb chevy

I remember seeing a photo of a NASCAR
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 24th January 2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,813
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: Sick of it

O.K. I'm going to let the cat out of the bag. When you see three ghosts on a thread at one time, it's "ME, MYSELF, and I". And just so everyone knows, I'm not as crazy as I think I are.
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 20th January 2009, 06:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,995
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: Ohio MDA

I should note here, I haven't order the Gurney bubbles from Fran yet. After reading my post one might assume I've ordered parts from RCR and haven't recieved them yet. Not the case. My waiting on...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 20th January 2009, 06:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,995
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: Ohio MDA

I've encountered some rough waters along the way that had to be smoothed out. I waited 3 years for new front anti roll bar blades that never showed so I had to cut them down and remake them to work....
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 20th January 2009, 06:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,995
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: Ohio MDA

It's been a long time since my last post. I have made some progress, but with certain factors (economy, forever waiting on parts, reshuffling of my company direction), it's been hard to do much of...
Forum: The Race Track 6th December 2008, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,628
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: The credit crunch hit F1:

Bet they won't be the last to go.
Forum: Feedback: Buyers, Sellers, & Vendors 6th December 2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,825
Posted By Jim Downard
Forum: The Paddock 4th December 2008, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4,410
Views: 895,355
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: Jokes anyone? -

Thought I'd pass this one along.

HOW THE BAILOUT WORKS!

Young Chuck moved to Texas and bought a Donkey from a farmer for $100.

The farmer agreed to deliver the Donkey the next day.

The...
Forum: All GT40 18th November 2008, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,980
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: Chris Martino, What's happening at MDA?

I recieved my last batch of parts about a month and a half ago. I've have to modify a few of them to work, and I'm still waiting on a few others, but Mark does answer my emails and is supposed to be...
Forum: The Paddock 12th October 2008, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: Sign Of The Times ??

I guess what goes around comes around.
Forum: Feedback: Buyers, Sellers, & Vendors 20th September 2008, 08:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,798
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: Free advice befor buying an MDA

Looks like most of my parts are good to go. Like everyone else, MDAs trudging through a bad economy, and I'll intend to work with them to resolve my issues. Better we can all get through this with...
Forum: Feedback: Buyers, Sellers, & Vendors 20th September 2008, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,471
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: Issue with Parts Vendor - Seeking Advice

Throw down for everyone to see. You'll see from a post I started that I have no issues with this method. There is absolutly NO excuse to avoid a bad situation. It is what it is. If you've paid in...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 20th September 2008, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 834
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: '05 gt 40

A buddy AND and F***ing A-hole. Does not compute. It's times like these that let you know who your friends are. Does Ford not make parts for these cars. How about reputable body shops. That's...
Forum: The Paddock 13th September 2008, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,095
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: Now THIS is what you do with a muscle car....

Ron,
What good is a car that can only carry 14 cases of beer. Now you know, you shoulda bought a truck. Now we're talking kegs. Also, you can put a rubber liner in the bed, fill it with water and...
Forum: Feedback: Buyers, Sellers, & Vendors 6th September 2008, 09:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,798
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: Free advice befor buying an MDA

O.K. got most of my parts yesterday. I'm still waiting on front anti-roll bar and lower steering column bearing and support, but I believe I can move forward on the car now. Seems with the world...
Forum: Feedback: Buyers, Sellers, & Vendors 18th August 2008, 05:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,798
Posted By Jim Downard
Re: Free advice befor buying an MDA

Well, time for an update. It actually got to the point where I emaild MDA and threatened legal action. That got some attention, pissed them off actually, then I had a heart to heart with Mark and...
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