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Forum: GT40 Build Logs 18th April 2018, 03:48 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 40,035
Posted By saxoncross
Re: Widebody RCR40

Some seriously nice detailing going on here - very impressive
Keep up the good work
Regards,
Andy
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 16th April 2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 110,576
Posted By saxoncross
Re: Norfolk Tornado

Inspired by JimmyMacís recent posting gear knobs, I thought Iíd have a go at making one. Using the GT logo cut from a key ring, I made a knurled brass insert with was first glued into my lump of...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 6th April 2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 78,559
Posted By saxoncross
Re: Mitch Krause's RCR GT40 Build

Hi Mitch,
Some good progress and work being made here. Regarding your dash wiring I do hope that the blue Scotchlok connectors are only a temporary solution. They’ve a bad reputation for reliability...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 5th April 2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 110,576
Posted By saxoncross
Re: Norfolk Tornado

Back to the ’40, the dash has been out to repaint it and a few minor mods on the dash wiring harness. I also finished off some changes to improve the ventilation. My heater unit has 3 outlets, 2...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 5th April 2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 110,576
Posted By saxoncross
Re: Norfolk Tornado

Hi all,
Time to post on a few updates. I spent the last 6 months giving my workshop a major revamp. Itís gone from a working space of 1 to 4 cars, with lots of lighting, sockets and insulation. I...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 5th April 2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 100,253
Posted By saxoncross
Re: SouthernGT No6

Hi Nick,
great work. What are you plans for paint and are you still planning to take it to LeMans Classic in July?
Regards,
Andy
Forum: GT40 Tech - Registration / SVA / Insurance 3rd April 2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By saxoncross
Re: Reservoir Hose UK/IVA

Hi Brett,
you need to read the DIN number (can't really make it out clearly) of the pipe and then compare it to the requirements. However, it looks like the right stuff
Regards
Andy
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 19th March 2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By saxoncross
Re: Demist

Hi Ryan,
I presume you're referring to the parts depictions drawings for the original vehicle, however I’ve not seen these listed<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com<img src="...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 12th March 2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 295
Posted By saxoncross
Restoration & Motoring blogs

Hi all,
Iíve recently was put onto this restoration & motoring blog, which covers mainly the restoration of a Lotus Esprit, a Range Rover and a camper van. However what makes the difference and...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 12th March 2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By saxoncross
Re: Trinary switch and fan wiring

Hi Mitch,

Attached is the final wiring I use on my A/c system. It took a long time to resolve, mainly trying to understand how to wire in the trinary switch<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 6th March 2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By saxoncross
Re: Demist

Hi Brett,
Presuming you mean the screen vent, it’s a coincidence that I’ve currently got my dash out for a few minor mods. I glassed in a tube to accept a flexi tube from the heater unit, however to...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 5th March 2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By saxoncross
Re: What size aero cap fits in the fancy casting?

Hi Ant,
See attached pic of what I used from RCR and is also available from Mustalgia.com. Note this is supplied with the locking cap and only needs a simple tether to the cap adding to make it IVA...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 27th February 2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By saxoncross
Re: UN1 shift pattern

Hi Eddy,
if you want a conventional shift pattern, with the rear linkage as previously shown, you'll need a front shift lever as follows. This is what I built for mine
Regards,
Andy
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 26th February 2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By saxoncross
Re: UN1 shift pattern

Hi Eddy,
your assumptions are correct. The attached pic is an easier way to explain where the gears are.
Regards,
Andy
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 25th February 2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By saxoncross
Re: UN1 shift pattern

Hi Eddy,
It will have reverse shift pattern with the hardware as shown, I.e.pull back lever for 1st
Regards,
Andy
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 22nd February 2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By saxoncross
Re: Bending A Sway Bar

Gents,
This is the way I was taught to get a rapid cooling to give the correct crystalline structure. Oil and forced air cooling also work.
Hydrogen embrittlement may be introduced, but on the low...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 22nd February 2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By saxoncross
Re: Bending A Sway Bar

Hi Pat,
Assuming you already have a decent grade of spring steel, it can be bent hot, but will need to be re-tempered afterwards, which is along the lines of:
- Heat to cherry red and bend as...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 21st February 2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 520
Posted By saxoncross
Re: Engine problems

Hi Don,
try swopping over the wires on the crank sensor, as they are polarity sensitive. This resolved the issue I had when I was building up my system
Regards,
Andy
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 11th February 2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 812
Posted By saxoncross
Re: Long time guest

You don't need door locks, just fit a remote central locking kit, even easier and more readily available.
Regards,
Andy
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 6th February 2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By saxoncross
Re: Door locks, handles and catches

Hi JP,
Front & rear Clip latches can be sourced from RS Components under part number 687-174
RS Components | Electronic and Electrical Components (https://uk.rs-online.com/web/)
As you have a GT...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Registration / SVA / Insurance 1st February 2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By saxoncross
Re: PASS Bout bloody time ...

Great news John. Looking for ward to see it on the road
Regards,
Andy
Forum: GT40 Tech - Registration / SVA / Insurance 25th January 2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By saxoncross
Re: IVA Fail .....2....

Hi John,
This result is really annoying, but fortunately not your problem to resolve. Any decent tester would have allowed you (in this case Andy Sheldon) to add the additional cable ties on the day...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Registration / SVA / Insurance 20th January 2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,336
Posted By saxoncross
Re: IVA Fail ..

Hi Steve,
I can recommend you a good garage in Norfolk for Mot's. Mine is deemed to low to go on the brake rollers and so is taken for a good drive!! up the road with the electronic Tapley meter on...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Registration / SVA / Insurance 18th January 2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,336
Posted By saxoncross
Re: IVA Fail ..

Hi John,
Congratulations on a ‘good’ fail
I’m a bit surprised about the comment on the side repeaters being too high. The regs state a min height of 350mm and a max ht of 1500mm, so it’s difficult...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Registration / SVA / Insurance 1st January 2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,068
Posted By saxoncross
Re: IVA Ė Brake system Requirements

Hi Antony
So have I got an email from 9 years ago, I don't keep many from last week!
I may have got a hard copy amongst my original build info. I'll see what I can find in the next few days ...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 29th December 2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By saxoncross
Re: Handbrake Caliper

Hi Mark
Do a search for Brembo handbrake calipers, looks like they were fitted to Jaguar 'S' type & I believe the current Lotus Exige uses them. This is what you want.
Regards
Andy
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 11th December 2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,863
Posted By saxoncross
Re: Problems finding a suitable door seal

Hi Nick,
I used seal profile ETS60 from Seals Direct, which is also sold by CBS under part number TRMDRL. As it is not a bulb seal, I found it more compliant and easier to use, as it was not trying...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 10th December 2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,863
Posted By saxoncross
Re: Problems finding a suitable door seal

Hi Nick,
I would grind the edge of the panel until the seal fits, a bit messy but easier to use a standard seal.
Regards,
Andy
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 4th December 2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 97,948
Posted By saxoncross
Re: Brett's RS GTD

Hi Brett,
I would look at reducing the height of the boss on the waterpump the tensioner mounts onto. The pump body may require re-tapping to ensure you don’t strip the thread.<?xml:namespace prefix...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 4th December 2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 41,736
Posted By saxoncross
Re: Bob's GT Forte scratch build.

Hi Bob,
No problems using my pics. I posted them so that other people would have reference material for a decent build and the stuff not covered in the build manual!<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 4th December 2017, 04:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 966
Posted By saxoncross
Re: Mustalgia Fuel Caps

Hi,
These are the same parts as supplied by RCR. I have them on my build and the quality is excellent<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com<img src=" /><o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 28th November 2017, 02:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,104
Posted By saxoncross
Re: KVA / SGT build

Hi Udo
Sounds like you have a good solution already in place
Regards
Andy
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 27th November 2017, 04:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,104
Posted By saxoncross
Re: KVA / SGT build

Hi Udo,
Nice to see a Mk111 coming back to life<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com<img src=" /><o:p></o:p>
Looking at the photo of your radiator, it needs to be rubber...
Forum: All GT40 27th November 2017, 04:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 949
Posted By saxoncross
Re: Out to the Country

Nice car Mark,
Regards,
Andy
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 14th November 2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 110,576
Posted By saxoncross
Re: Norfolk Tornado

Hi Guys,
thanks for the complements guys, it does buff up well with a bit of elbow grease!
Rgds,
Andy
Forum: Worldwide GT40 Events 14th November 2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,827
Posted By saxoncross
Re: Classic & Sportscar Show NEC Birmingham 10-12 November

Firstly a big thank to Darren & Andrew for organising the stand and collating a stunning collection of vehicles. It was an excellent event and a pleasure to have my car as part of the show. It was...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Registration / SVA / Insurance 6th October 2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,895
Posted By saxoncross
Re: MOT.

Well done John, you're nearly there. I known when I first drove mine, I couldn't get rid of a stupid grin for ages...
Rgds,
Andy
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 4th October 2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,905
Posted By saxoncross
Re: New GTD40 owner

Hi Steve,
Welcome to the forum. I think Mike has the Cambridge in Gloucestershire mixed up with the correct Cambridge in Cambridgeshire. So your nearest local meet is probably the East Anglia Area...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Registration / SVA / Insurance 3rd October 2017, 03:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,895
Posted By saxoncross
Re: MOT.

Hi John,
Do you mean MOT or IVA, as there is a huge difference in the level of inspection that is carried out. An IVA certificate is required to obtain a registration document, or are you putting it...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 2nd October 2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 100,253
Posted By saxoncross
Re: SouthernGT No6

Hi Nick,
In your defence, I had the same issue with mine, spending the first test runs starting off in third and slipping the clutch, until I realised what the issue was.<?xml:namespace prefix = o...
Forum: GT40 Enthusiasts Club 12th September 2017, 05:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,103
Posted By saxoncross
Re: 2017 Classic Motor Show, NEC, 10-12 November

Hi Darren,
I can make my '40 available for the event and can help out on the stand

Regards,
Andy
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 11th September 2017, 05:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By saxoncross
Re: Has anyone assembled these ht plugs?

Hi Dave,
I assembled similar boots when I made my HT leads, but was using Ford Gen1 coil packs, so slightly different. I used washing up liquid to pull the cable through, which worked fine, but you...
Forum: GT40 Enthusiasts Club 9th September 2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,903
Posted By saxoncross
Re: Goodwood Revival - Bonhams Auction

Now showing sold for £74,300 including premium
Rgds,
Andy
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 8th September 2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 89,525
Posted By saxoncross
Re: Birth of the ND40

Hi Nick,
Glad to see your making progress on your '40
With your shifter in your preffered position, make sure that it doesn't effect getting in and out of the car. Mine's as far forward as...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 23rd August 2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,488
Posted By saxoncross
Re: Thats strange ...

Hi John,
Glad you found the route cause of the issue. Wire in a relay so you don't get a repeat failure, even if you get one with a higher current rating.
Rgds,
Andy
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 22nd August 2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 20,885
Posted By saxoncross
Re: KVA Project

Hi Tony,
Well done mate and it’s been a pleasure working with you on this project, where you did all the hard work, I was just pointing you in the right direction!<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 15th August 2017, 02:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 510
Posted By saxoncross
Re: Non return valve ...

Hi John,
the flow and hence direction of arrow needs to be towards the carb
Rgds,
Andy
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 4th August 2017, 04:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,076
Posted By saxoncross
Re: GTD Engine/gearbox Lowering

Hi David,
When I was building my Tornado, it originally had a Rover engine, which was swopped for a Ford 302, I positioned it so that the Moroso 8” sump was level with the bottom of the chassis....
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 25th July 2017, 05:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,488
Posted By saxoncross
Re: Thats strange ...

Hi John,
I would be looking for stuck contacts in your starter switch. As I don’t believe you’ve a relay on the starter to solenoid line, it could have fused the contacts, especially if it’s a...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Registration / SVA / Insurance 20th July 2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 961
Posted By saxoncross
Re: Insurance companies

Hi Dave,
I found that Footman James gave me the most competative quote
Rgds,
Andy
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