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Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 17th July 2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,026
Posted By jonathans
Re: wiper question

I think Fran has changed the wiper motor included in the kit since I built my car but my experience may be valuable for you just the same. My kit included a lucas style wiper motor. I happened to...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 18th December 2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 155,975
Posted By jonathans
Re: SLC 001 Build

Just don't pull a Leno. He put a fire suppression system on a Cobra replica. He was worried a passenger might pull the trigger on it so he hid it beside his seat. One day stuck in traffic he...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 14th November 2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,915
Posted By jonathans
Re: Spongy Pedal on new Wilwood Setup

I am no expert but shouldn't you run a residual valve for the rears as well? I thought they were recommended anytime the masters were mounted lower than the slave cylinders to minimize pedal travel....
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 2nd October 2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 632
Views: 181,734
Posted By jonathans
Re: Toms RCR 40 Trackracer

Interesting. I went several heat cycles and never got flow through the heater. I even have air bleeds at the high point of both heater hoses to purge air from the heater core.
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 6th September 2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 68,742
Posted By jonathans
Re: SL-C #50 Allan's Build

Your seats look like Factory Five GTM seats. Did you buy them off of a GTM builder or did you find the same source that Factory Five uses?
Forum: All GT40 2nd August 2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,287
Posted By jonathans
Re: RCR and Superformance

That is a hard comparison. I believe most of RCRs cars are sold to people who will build the car themselves. Superformance sells their cars as turn key less motor. If you want to see pictures of...
Forum: All GT40 27th July 2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,032
Posted By jonathans
Re: 2015 Ford GT

"It looks pretty, but are those pictures from Ford? Or someone's wishful thinking? "

It is very Ford. They went as far as building a prototype. They even did a one hour show on Rides about it. ...
Forum: All GT40 26th July 2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,032
Posted By jonathans
Re: 2015 Ford GT

Looks like the GR-1 concept car that was built as a concept car a few years ago. It looks more like the Daytona Coupe than the GT 40. I would be surprised if they ever build anything that looks at...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 14th July 2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,666
Posted By jonathans
Re: Fuel backing up in the tanks

Interesting thread. I have thought about adding vents on the rear of my tanks after an incident that I had. One day my heater hose blew off and sent hot coolant all over the passenger side of my...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 12th July 2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 61,567
Posted By jonathans
Re: Jonathans RCR 40 Build

It is an interesting comparison between the cars. They are similar in many ways and different in many ways.

I am waiting for the barchetta version of the SLC. When are you going to have it...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 12th July 2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 61,567
Posted By jonathans
Re: Jonathans RCR 40 Build

Randy, I bushed both the plates in the door and the plate attached to the chassis. I have two 3/8 diameter shoulder bolts as the pins. I like your idea of adding an intrusion bar but I never added...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 12th July 2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 61,567
Posted By jonathans
Re: Jonathans RCR 40 Build

Something else you may be interested in is how my GTM and GT40 compare on the road. Now that I have a few miles on both I can give some decent comparisons. I have not driven either car close enough...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 12th July 2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 61,567
Posted By jonathans
Re: Jonathans RCR 40 Build

I have also worked on some details I had been ignoring. I finally made a wiper arm for the car. My kit came with the Lucas style motor so it took combining two different arms into one to get...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 12th July 2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 61,567
Posted By jonathans
Re: Jonathans RCR 40 Build

I thought I would put a few updates on my build. First of all I have about 8,000 miles on the car. The ride has softened up a bit in that time. Originally even small things like bridge expansion...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 22nd June 2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,660
Posted By jonathans
Re: Wiring a one wire alt. with a low volts dash light

Why not just get a 3 wire alternator. They have many other advantages besides having the wiring for the light. See this article for a discussion on that:

Catalog...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 11th May 2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,958
Posted By jonathans
Re: Vapor Lock

The pumps do not like to work as lift pumps. It is more of a case of loosing its prime than vapor lock. I have the same issues with my pumps. Mounting the pumps lower would help but there are not...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 14th April 2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 68,742
Posted By jonathans
Re: SL-C #50 Allan's Build

I don't think the quality of the clamp was the issue. It just seems to be the amount of rubber that the clamp is compressing. With the adaptor there is a half inch of rubber all the way around the...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 13th April 2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 68,742
Posted By jonathans
Re: SL-C #50 Allan's Build

I am one of the GTM guys that had problems with the corrugated hoses. Here are my observations. The GTM uses 2 inch corrugated hoses and in places you use an adaptor, that is just a rubber hose...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 30th December 2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 61,567
Posted By jonathans
Re: Jonathans RCR 40 Build

The windshields are close if not exactly the same. I never laid one on top of the other for fear of scatching my GT40.
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 30th December 2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 61,567
Posted By jonathans
Re: Jonathans RCR 40 Build

One thing that I neglected to compare between the GTM and GT40 was the build process. The GT40 is much easier and quicker to build than the GTM. The quality of the body for the GT40 is better. I...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 28th December 2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 61,567
Posted By jonathans
Re: Jonathans RCR 40 Build

J- I am not surprised that my statement about the LS motors made your day. I have always been a die hard Ford fan, and I especially like to put a Ford motor in a Ford replica, but I have to admit...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 27th December 2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 61,567
Posted By jonathans
Re: Jonathans RCR 40 Build

The brakes are as provided by RCR. They are 11.75 inch rotors front and rear with 6 pot willwoods front and 4 pot rear. Both master cylinders are the same size. The bias is pretty much on the...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 27th December 2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 61,567
Posted By jonathans
Re: Jonathans RCR 40 Build

Glad this was useful for you. I really enjoyed building mine.

Talk about thread resurrection. I have built an entire car since I posted last on this. I now have a completed Factory Five GTM in...
Forum: The Paddock 18th October 2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,193
Posted By jonathans
Re: Is the GT40 and gt40 lookalike replacing the Harley?

I am not significantly over 40. Currently 42 and I finished building my GT40 at 40. My waste is not 4 inches over my belt size. I do not own a shirt with GT40 written on it. I am however...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 1st July 2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 248,629
Posted By jonathans
Re: SLC 24 Howard Jones

I have the same fuel pump you are using. I hope you have better luck with your fuel pumps than I have had. For some reason I cannot seem to get the fittings to seal up. I also have troubles with...
Forum: The Paddock 16th June 2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By jonathans
Re: How safe is your garage?

I agree that locks only keep out the innocent. Most thieves are not that creative. They just go the back door and give it a few kicks.

No lock keeps a determined thief out. I helped my...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 24th May 2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 181,734
Posted By jonathans
Re: Toms RCR 40 Trackracer

The front trim on my engine is very similar to yours. I would recommend replacing one of your idlers with a spring tensioner. I cannot get my belt to stop squealing when the engine is cold and the...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 21st May 2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,922
Posted By jonathans
Re: Cableshift.com

It is better but still a little difficult. The 016 has its own interlock to prevent a downshift from 5th to reverse. If you enter the 5th gate you have to go to the first second gate prior to...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 21st May 2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2,665
Views: 555,134
Posted By jonathans
Re: RCR's Next car should be.....

I have been looking for a J5. My dad built one many years ago and I have always liked the lines on the coupes. I found someone who is making convertible bodies but no one is making the coupes...
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 21st May 2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,429
Posted By jonathans
Re: RCR917 For Sale

I would love to buy that but I have too many fun cars already. Additionally when I bought my last car my wife decided if I could afford another car I could buy her a horse. I am afraid to think of...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 21st May 2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,922
Posted By jonathans
Re: Cableshift.com

I don't know the cable length off hand and it would be very hard to measure it now that it is installed. I have an RCR and it came as part of the deluxe plus kit. I have a center shift and the...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 21st May 2010, 08:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,944
Posted By jonathans
Re: RCR vs. CAV

On the RCR panel fit is up to the builder. The doors are provided oversized and you trim them to fit. They sound pretty solid when they shut. Some builders are adding door bars which would...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 20th May 2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,016
Posted By jonathans
Re: Exhaust gasket

I will have to try that on my Cobra. The right side pipe is always blowing out the gasket. Every time I go over a bad crown or speed bump that hits the pipe I need to put on another gasket. I have...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 20th May 2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,922
Posted By jonathans
Re: Cableshift.com

My transmission is a side shift. There is no play at all for and aft but the play side to side is significant. The play is almost equal to the gate to gate width. I believe that the play is all in...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 20th May 2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,922
Posted By jonathans
Re: Cableshift.com

I have one of their cable shifters on my 016. I also have one on a G50 box. The shifter for the 016 is considerably sloppier than the one on my G50. I also had to do a repair on the shifter for...
Forum: The Paddock 13th May 2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,429
Posted By jonathans
Re: Non circular planetary gears

Reminds me of a toy I used to have as a kid called a spirograph. It was a bunch of plastic gears of odd shapes with holes in them. You put a pen in the hole and worked the gears to draw unusual...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 5th May 2010, 08:30 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,028
Posted By jonathans
Re: Audi 016,Porsche 944,Re-spline of 016

Danny, it looks like that horsepower claim is for the LSD not the gearbox.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 3rd May 2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,241
Posted By jonathans
Re: Fuel Sender Shortening

Usually there are instructions with the gauge set on how to shorten them. Have you checked for instructions with the gauges?
Forum: The Paddock 9th April 2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,656
Posted By jonathans
Re: Prices on the up?

It probably has Cobra valve covers. Doesn't that make it a Cobra Jet engine:)
Forum: The Paddock 8th April 2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By jonathans
Re: Think you've had a bad day?

The consensus on the internet is that was part of a movie being filmed. The physics are all wrong. A real wreaking ball that big would be too heavy for the crane to lift and would not have come to...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 5th April 2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,262
Posted By jonathans
Re: LS Electronic throttle body

You can get what you need off a Camero or Firebird from the late 90s.
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 3rd April 2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 248,629
Posted By jonathans
Re: SLC 24 Howard Jones

Don't forget that it is attached to an aluminum chasis that should be about the same temperature. The chasis should grow about as much as the tank.
Forum: Superformance GT40s 17th March 2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,168
Posted By jonathans
Re: Cooling question

Check your coolant levels. Sounds like you have an air bubble in the system to me.
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 4th March 2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 181,734
Posted By jonathans
Re: Toms RCR 40 Trackracer

I used a supercharger intercooler pump off a Mustang Cobra or Ford Lightning. They cost about $100 and are available all over ebay. They are not available at most discount auto stores. It works...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 4th March 2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 632
Views: 181,734
Posted By jonathans
Re: Toms RCR 40 Trackracer

I hooked up my heater the same way you did and got zero flow through it. The radiator does not present enough resistance to flow to create a driving head for the heater. I had to add a pump...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 22nd February 2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,366
Posted By jonathans
Re: audi 016 ring and pinion.

Try Albins Albins off Road Gear :: Shift to a New Level (http://www.albinsgear.com.au/index.php)
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 11th February 2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,779
Posted By jonathans
Re: LSx - Weber Intake Manifold

If the plenum is big enough to allow full flow you have over 1,000 CFM of carburetor. The engine will lean out and die every time you start to open the throttle due to a loss of signal. If the...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 28th January 2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 975
Posted By jonathans
Re: Wiring for only one fuel gauge

You could also use a DPDT switch to select pumps and gages with the same switch.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 21st December 2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,194
Posted By jonathans
Re: Brake connections...

Darnel is not completely correct. You have at least 4 pipe threaded conections that do need teflon sealant. There are right angle adaptors on each of your brake cylinders that are pipe threads. ...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 14th December 2009, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,696
Posted By jonathans
Re: 016 audi transaxle

I am pretty sure first is left side and and forward on the transmission, just like it would be in the car.
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