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Forum: The Paddock 23rd March 2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By llarsen
"End Burnt Plug Boots Forever" ????

ACCEL says that they have the cure for burnt spark plug wire boots with Extreme 9000 Ceramic Wire kits. The 8mm Ferro-Spiral core wire now has ceramic boots on the spark plug end of the wires that...
Forum: The Paddock 6th February 2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 501
Posted By llarsen
Peanut-Containing Product Recall Widget

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Forum: The Paddock 24th October 2008, 04:24 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,917
Posted By llarsen
Obama Fights Lawsuit

A Pennsylvania lawyer, Philip Berg, Esquire, has filed a lawsuit against Barack Obama and the DNC (Democratic National Committee), to force Obama to show proof of citizenship by producing a certified...
Forum: The Paddock 3rd October 2008, 10:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 927
Posted By llarsen
2 pack epoxy primer in a spray can!

While I'll admit that I have led a somewhat sheltered life lately, I'd never seen this before. I have to believe that this stuff could come in mighty handy from time to time.

Eastwood...
Forum: The Paddock 16th September 2008, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By llarsen
Re: Road Atlanta Petit Le Mans

Bill,

I'm going to start petitioning the comptroller here immediately to see if I can arrange this one! I'll let you know.

Regards,
Lynn
Forum: The Paddock 16th September 2008, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 579
Posted By llarsen
Accel has new 25ohm/ft race wires

http://geo.q5media.net/GeoBase/arrow/_writecontent/_uploads/_users/472/Press%20Release%208_07/PRO25_8.8MM.jpg

Accel has come out with new spark plug wires that combine good RFI suppression with...
Forum: The Paddock 25th June 2008, 04:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 396
Posted By llarsen
Prestolite Performance Summer Rebate Program NOW - August 31

http://geo.q5media.net/GeoBase/arrow/_writecontent/_uploads/_users/472/SSR_PR.jpg

The Prestolite Performance SUPER SUMMER REBATE program is in effect NOW through August 31st, 2008. Rebates of up...
Forum: All GT40 29th March 2008, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,221
Posted By llarsen
Superformance Mk II sells for $80K at B-J West Palm

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/64360/64360_Front_3-4.jpg

This Superformance Mk II which is fully streetable with all required lights and safety features and...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 29th March 2008, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,972
Posted By llarsen
Re: Converting to E85 ethanol

Jack,

If you haven't double checked the fuel flow rates of your injectors, E85 will require ≈ 1.4 times the flow of gasoline, don't be surprised if you need to use larger injectors to keep the...
Forum: The Paddock 28th March 2008, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 635
Posted By llarsen
Book Recommendation

If anyone is (or knows someone else who is) dealing with depression, self-esteem issues, issues arising from being a perfectionist, workaholic or the like, I'd like to recommend a very good book:...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 12th March 2008, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 802
Posted By llarsen
Mallory's new E-Fire All-Electronic Advance Distributor For Ford

http://geo.q5media.net/GeoBase/arrow/_writecontent/_uploads/_users/472/Press Release 8_07/2255104_inset.JPG

Cleveland, Ohio (February 2008) Mallory Ignition announces the availability of the new...
Forum: All GT40 13th August 2007, 01:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,442
Posted By llarsen
Re: GT40 Manufacturers

Maily,

It's not just you. My attempts to communicate with Mr. Ransom have been less than satisfying. I purchased parts from Denis as the business was changing hands with good results; however when...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 11th August 2007, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,376
Posted By llarsen
Re: Wheel Alignment

Russell,

Russ started this excellent thread which is a great read: What Causes Heavy Steering........
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 26th July 2007, 08:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,936
Posted By llarsen
Re: SPEC Clutches Interest?

Thank you, Russ. That's part of the reason for the recommendation to provide "an annular hydraulic release mechanism with all clutches." It is not difficult to design progressive engagement into a...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 24th July 2007, 09:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,936
Posted By llarsen
Re: SPEC Clutches Interest?

If you really want to provide a useful clutch to the GT40 (and other midengine component cars) community that differentiates your company from all of the rest, then I would suggest the following:
...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 21st July 2007, 06:38 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 25,600
Posted By llarsen
Re: New Transaxle Comparison / Discussion Thread

Wanni,

Maybe I took your comment shown above out of context, but this is what I was speaking about when I said "interest will ebb and flow, but never go away."

No worries my friend, it was poor...
Forum: All GT40 21st July 2007, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,748
Posted By llarsen
Re: Question on tying down a GT40 to the trailer

I agree with over tire tie downs. Further, I would get a set that has a bra of sorts over the tire to preclude it from jumping sideways or coming loose should the tire go down:

...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 17th July 2007, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,134
Posted By llarsen
Re: How to do to unsubscribe?

There is no official "good ole boys network" on this forum!

In fact when Lynn "the person" recently called a user to task for what I considered to be a comment that stereotyped Americans in a bad...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 17th July 2007, 11:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,352
Posted By llarsen
Re: Turbocharged, Supercharged or N/A?

1. NA
2. Turbo
3. Super

I don't see forced induction as cheating, BUT nitrous is bogus. If it isn't there all of the time or whenever I want it, then why bother. Another laughable feature is...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 17th July 2007, 10:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,189
Posted By llarsen
Re: My first V8. Iron or alloy Block?

The following comparison of iron vs. aluminum properties with respect to heat are considered important by some as well:

Thermal Conductivity:

Iron (300 K) 80.4 W/mĚK
Aluminum (300 K) 237 W/mĚK...
Forum: The Paddock 16th July 2007, 03:15 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 32,761
Posted By llarsen
Re: F1 2007

Happy Birthday David :pepper:
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 16th July 2007, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,282
Posted By llarsen
Re: Catalytic Converters ! Acceptable or Dire ?

Martin,

Australia requires cats (I believe) on the cars registered within the last few years. I have seen several photos of these Aussie cars fitted with cats. While I can't direct you to a...
Forum: The Paddock 16th July 2007, 07:15 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 32,761
Posted By llarsen
Re: F1 2007

Pete and Dave,

It doesn't matter how many people you have watching regs when they are changed and only a select few are told. I am sure you all have heard, finally, of the latest change to...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 15th July 2007, 09:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,593
Posted By llarsen
Re: Anyone seen these seats???

Mark,

I moved your thread here because it is the right technical forum for seats, but you might want to post something in All GT40 in the General Discussion area also.

I sure hope that who ever...
Forum: All GT40 14th July 2007, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,723
Posted By llarsen
Re: Octane Magazine, Carrol Shelby, Ford GT40 Name

For quite some time now I have wondered why the GT/GT40 was either not mentioned or was nothing more than a footnote to the many Carroll Shelby and Ford Muscle pieces that I have seen on TV. With...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 12th July 2007, 11:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By llarsen
Re: The edit button, Where did it go?

Guys,

You have an hour to edit your posts.

People in the past were making statements and when they were quoted, if they didn't like the light it cast them in, they would go back and edit the...
Forum: Feedback: Buyers, Sellers, & Vendors 11th July 2007, 01:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,208
Posted By llarsen
Re: ARE dry sumps

Your statement that prompted my post calling into question your characterization of Americans.



So, I am not intelligent enough to know who I am talking about.



I didn't inject myself...
Forum: Feedback: Buyers, Sellers, & Vendors 10th July 2007, 06:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,208
Posted By llarsen
Re: ARE dry sumps

Russ,

Many of those who voiced indignation that you would have received a part that was so poorly made were Americans. That would seem to be a bit out of character for citizens of a whole country...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 10th July 2007, 11:58 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 23,561
Posted By llarsen
Re: Original Specification Parts

James,

I only just learned about the use of your endless hours of effort to line some slimy bugger's pockets. I am appalled at this and will pledge my every effort as an admin to do what I can to...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 8th July 2007, 04:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,543
Posted By llarsen
Re: Stainless/Chrome braided sleeving?

I tend to think like Russ, but I guess it depends on who you're building your car for. I didn't build my car for "a crowd" or even a small group, rather I built it for myself. But, I am fervently...
Forum: Feedback: Buyers, Sellers, & Vendors 7th July 2007, 12:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,208
Posted By llarsen
Re: ARE dry sumps

I noticed that ARE claims to have quite a few customers here: Who Uses ARE. (http://www.drysump.com/who.htm)

Perhaps some of those who use ARE products would like to know about the fine products,...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 7th July 2007, 10:56 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 18,767
Posted By llarsen
Re: GT40 Engine Build Mirage Chassis

Doc,

I have the bottle pictured below that I might be persuaded to part with since originality is not huge driving factor with my car. It is mounted and in use at present, but contact me if you...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 5th July 2007, 02:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,077
Posted By llarsen
Re: automatic...

I saw an episode of Two Guys Garage on Speed channel recently and they were at a shop that manufactures super high capacity torque converters. The application being talked about was very high...
Forum: The Paddock 5th July 2007, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 578
Posted By llarsen
Re: WMV file

Bill,

Zip it up and then upload the .zip file. It will have to be downloaded and, in most cases, unzipped to be viewed. But, hey, it gets it on the forum.

Regards,
Lynn
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 5th July 2007, 12:22 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 16,579
Posted By llarsen
Re: What causes heavy steering at racing speeds

I asked the question about adjusting KPI to make sure that I wasn't missing something so that I could make some sort of bottom line statement for the average Joe who has read this thread hoping to...
Forum: The Paddock 4th July 2007, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,902
Posted By llarsen
Tilt-A-Car

Just got the latest email advert from Eastwood. In it they show the latest device to help you work on your car. At $1400 it is a little pricey for something that doesn't look too complicated. It...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 4th July 2007, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,063
Posted By llarsen
Re: Fuel Tank Selector

James,

Many of the items Golan Products are intended for the motorcycle market. So I would advise that flow rates and other specs be checked for use on a GT40. Ilan Golan has answered the phone...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 3rd July 2007, 01:34 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 25,600
Posted By llarsen
Re: New Transaxle Comparison / Discussion Thread

Guys,

Dom and Ian, good work! It has been a while since one of these has been done and, with all of the recent development in the area of gearboxes, this effort was over due. This information...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 3rd July 2007, 01:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,023
Posted By llarsen
Re: Elite New Transaxle

Paul,

A comment on the case shown. By the appearance of the bosses that are cast in the case around the side covers, I would guess that it is designed to be a stressed member; the bosses appear...
Forum: The Paddock 1st July 2007, 02:53 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 32,761
Posted By llarsen
Re: F1 2007

Well, "The Kid" finally has had a race in which he did not lead a lap. I guess he's washed up now (he says with tongue firmly planted in cheek ;-) since he only placed third. The bit with Kubica was...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 1st July 2007, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,152
Posted By llarsen
Re: Which cam ?

Scott,

I am using Crower lifters with the high pressure pin oiling option, Comp 939-16 springs w/Ti retainers and Jesel 1.6 shaft mount rockers. I am building to 7.5K but will rev limit at 7.25K....
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 1st July 2007, 12:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,152
Posted By llarsen
Re: Which cam ?

Scott,

If you ever decide to go with a solid roller, you might consider this cam. It is a reasonable cam for a road race engine with a reasonable price since it is a Comp Cams off the shelf:
...
Forum: The Paddock 30th June 2007, 03:24 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 32,761
Posted By llarsen
Re: F1 2007

Ferrari got the pole, but "The Kid" still got outside of 1st row! And how about Alonso blowing up! and DC's issues with the new tranny.

Lynn
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 30th June 2007, 12:37 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 42,611
Posted By llarsen
Re: N E W Superlight cars from R.C.R

Check this website (Lextreme) out:

http://www.lextreme.com/pul/IMG_1701.jpg (http://www.lextreme.com/fi.htm)

Lynn
Forum: The Paddock 30th June 2007, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 717
Posted By llarsen
Re: Help needed in Castiac Calif.

Mesa,

Being from Ukiah (also lived in Gualala), I have tried to confine myself to the good end and am a propent of statehood for Norcal :-) With my grandparents, several aunts & uncles and...
Forum: The Paddock 30th June 2007, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 717
Posted By llarsen
Re: Help needed in Castiac Calif.

Gregg,

Out of curiosity, I looked up Castiac, CA on google maps just to see where it was (I was born & raised in N. Calif. and had never heard of this town.)

Google Maps only came up with a...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 28th June 2007, 11:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,986
Posted By llarsen
Re: SL Roadster sketches...

Fran,

Understand the anti ride-up reasoning for front fenders (I got started with cars by driving ╝ midgets at age 4), but also agree with Randy that there is something that just isn't working for...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 27th June 2007, 02:49 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 16,579
Posted By llarsen
Re: What causes heavy steering at racing speeds

Ross,

I resemble that remark! Having followed this thread, I can now at least understand what Frank is trying to achieve with his increased KPI. What I am having a hard time with is how one can...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 27th June 2007, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,134
Posted By llarsen
Re: 930 transaxle & oil cooling

Steve,

The stock style synchronizers in a 930 box call for the use of a dino type gear oil as synthetics are too slippery and will prevent them doing their job properly. Dino oil has a...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 26th June 2007, 01:27 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 36,700
Posted By llarsen
Re: New TRT Transaxle

Richard,

Having had my cardiac cherry popped recently also, I can relate a similar outcome as David; although I only had stints placed in my arteries and not the full rib cracking that he had.
...
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