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Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 22nd December 2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By Ken Mason
Re: Christmas and New Year present to myself

I'm glad you did! Got a better offer... I have loved T70s since Denny Hulme crashed one in front of me at Coram a long time ago. Looking forward to seeing yours in the flesh..
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 22nd December 2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By Ken Mason
Re: Christmas and New Year present to myself

Looks lovely Graham - just what colour is it going to be then?
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 29th March 2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 862
Posted By Ken Mason
Re: Ballast resister

Great advice as usual - thanks very much!
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 29th March 2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 862
Posted By Ken Mason
Ballast resister

Testing the voltage to the coil on my chevrolet engined 40 showed it was only receiving around 7 to 8 volts from a healthy battery. Testing either side of the ballast resister revealed it was the...
Forum: All GT40 21st March 2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,941
Posted By Ken Mason
Red face Re: Well I never

That's great Paul thanks for those. Talking to John Jordan's grandson the other day he said the GT40 was eventually sold for a minute sum, less than two grand I believe!
Forum: The Paddock 16th January 2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,243
Posted By Ken Mason
Re: Slot Cars. Any advice?

The best place for all thing Slot Racing in England is this forum:

SlotForum - Slot Car News, Reviews & Resources (http://www.slotforum.com)

I run a slot car racing club in Norwich, it has a...
Forum: All GT40 25th June 2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,569
Posted By Ken Mason
Re: Fire!

Thanks for everyone's help. I will try the hoover - rag method first.
Forum: All GT40 24th June 2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,569
Posted By Ken Mason
Smile Fire!

My mate John and I started my GT40 for the first time since its latest engine problem. Its now running a duplex chain cam drive rather than the screaming in my ear gear drive of old.

Anyhow all...
Forum: The Paddock 1st February 2010, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 489
Posted By Ken Mason
Smile Renault r30

I see Renault have just launched their new R30 forumla one car. Well blimey it can't be that new - I've had a Renault 30 gearbox in the back of my '40 for ages.
Forum: The Paddock 17th June 2009, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 426
Posted By Ken Mason
Re: Rover V8 specialists, SE UK?

Simon,
This guy is very helpfull:
V8 Tuner - Rover/Chevy/Ford V8 - Carburettors & Fuel Injection (http://www.v8tuner.co.uk/category.php?id=10)

He works from a house in Wymondham just outside...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 5th June 2009, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By Ken Mason
Re: Cable change ball joints

Sorry Graham,

I didn't really think about it till I took the silencer off this week and found out how sloppy the joints were!
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 4th June 2009, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By Ken Mason
Re: Cable change ball joints

Many thanks Simon - I have ordered them today.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 4th June 2009, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By Ken Mason
Cable change ball joints

Can anyone help me obtain the little ball joints in the cable change on my Renault transaxle in Britain please. And what size are they? (I mean the thread size I need to order).

Both are worn...
Forum: Original GT40s 5th May 2009, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,722
Posted By Ken Mason
P1085

There is a short article in this month's Motorpsort magazine which says Ford GT40 chassis 1085 took to a race circuit for the first time ever at Donington Park in April. Owner Jonathan Turner bought...
Forum: GT40 Enthusiasts Club 23rd April 2009, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 859
Posted By Ken Mason
Re: Classic gear

It's all down to money. Top Gear's budget is massive hence they get helicopter shots etc. This show was mostly a single camera shoot with all its limitations. I thought the worst thing about it was...
Forum: GT40 Enthusiasts Club 22nd April 2009, 04:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 859
Posted By Ken Mason
Classic gear

There is a new series on classic cars starting on ITV4 at 7pm tonight (Wed). It's called Classic Gear and beyond that I know nothing about it - but I have set my box thingie to record the series in...
Forum: The Paddock 26th March 2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By Ken Mason
Re: Books worthy of note:

Vulcan 607 - the story of how a chain of refuelling tankers got a Vulcan all the way to the Falkland Islands to bomb the airfield is really fascinating.. The number is ISBN-10: 0593053915
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 12th March 2009, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 795
Posted By Ken Mason
Re: Tank capacity

Thanks for your quick replies guys. V Helpefull X
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 11th March 2009, 01:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 795
Posted By Ken Mason
Tank capacity

Can someone tell me how much petrol the tanks on a KVA GT40 hold? And were they all the same? Also mine don't seem to be linked together which I understand is the norm... I wonder why?

The reason...
Forum: The Paddock 22nd December 2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By Ken Mason
Re: in honour of Sir Stirling Moss

Stirling said it was a great loss.

But I hear today that Dave Richards, who owns Prodrive and ran the Subuaru World Rally team until they pulled the plug, is in the Middle East brokering a deal...
Forum: The Paddock 22nd December 2008, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By Ken Mason
Re: in honour of Sir Stirling Moss

I agree - horrible thing!

Weirdly I was in the newsroom where I work a couple of weeks ago when a phone rang and I picked it up to hear a vaguely familiar voice asking for Hannah - one of our...
Forum: The Paddock 31st October 2008, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4,405
Views: 866,524
Posted By Ken Mason
Re: Jokes anyone? -

Below are four (4 ) questions and a bonus question. You have to answer them instantly. You can't take your time, answer all of them immediately. OK?


Let's find out just how clever you really...
Forum: The Paddock 28th October 2008, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By Ken Mason
Trolley on rev limit

Went to Tescos today. Didn't realise they are fitting rev limiters to their trolleys.
Mine had a notice saying: 'Caution Trolley may stop suddenly if you go over the red line'.
Wonder what the rev...
Forum: The Race Track 20th October 2008, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,172
Posted By Ken Mason
Re: Ross racing at Phillip Island 18th/19th October

Malcolm,

Was that you in the white MX5? I was watching at Russell when you had a huge tank slapper coming out of Coram - well held! It also looked like you and your co-driver were having fun with...
Forum: The Paddock 16th October 2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4,405
Views: 866,524
Posted By Ken Mason
Re: Jokes anyone? -

Proof of what can happen if a wife or girlfriend drags her husband or boyfriend along shopping

This letter was recently sent by Tesco's Head Office to a customer in Oxford : (Yeah, yeah. Ed.)
...
Forum: The Paddock 9th September 2008, 06:52 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 36,077
Posted By Ken Mason
Re: F1 2008

I hope this link works, but amazing incar footage of Hamilton as he closes on Raikonen at the end of the Belgium Grand Prix. His reaction time when Raikonen lifts for the chicane are nothing short of...
Forum: All GT40 15th July 2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 945
Posted By Ken Mason
Smile Insuring your car

I am not easily impressed - but today I managed to cut Over 100 off my GT40 insurance! I had a quote from Adrian Flux who had insured the car for the past few years at a basic 291 but with bits and...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 7th July 2008, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,320
Posted By Ken Mason
Re: test drive video

Malcolm,

Really impressed with how smooth and refined your car is - especially for one that I believe reguarly takes to the track. Unless the roads around your house are much smoother than here in...
Forum: The Paddock 15th June 2008, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 978
Posted By Ken Mason
Go Alex

My hero Alex Zanardi has just won the first race of the World Touring Car Championship at Brno in Czechoslovakia.

He put his BMW on pole, was second on the first lap and then passed his team mate...
Forum: The Paddock 23rd May 2008, 06:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,133
Posted By Ken Mason
Unhappy Re: How tough is tough?

Jesus whatever possessed you to post that?
Forum: The Paddock 21st May 2008, 04:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,133
Posted By Ken Mason
Re: How tough is tough?

Alex Zanardi is the one that impresses me. Lost both legs in an oval single seater in Germany, a year on takes to the same track in a car fitted with hand controls and is virtually as quick as...
Forum: The Paddock 7th April 2008, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By Ken Mason
Can You drive it to a garage without MOT

Just a quick question. (For those in Britain - sorry) I know you can drive a car without tax or MOT if you have booked an appointment for an MOT. But can you drive it to a garage for repairs before...
Forum: The Race Track 7th April 2008, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,319
Posted By Ken Mason
Re: Race Report - Snetterton 6th April 2008

Really interesting Malcolm. Please keep us up to date with your progress during the year. I drive an MX5 on the road and really like it. They are great cars.
Forum: All GT40 22nd February 2008, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,941
Posted By Ken Mason
Re: Well I never

Found this: Ford GT 40 chassis #P/1038 was delivered to the Essex Wire Corp. on 1-4-66..After changing hands a couple of times it was bought in 1967 by John Jordan of Bedfordshire England.In the four...
Forum: All GT40 22nd February 2008, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,941
Posted By Ken Mason
Well I never

I was talking to Rhiannon, a colleague at work today. Her partner Dan is a member of the Jordan family who make very popular cereal and museli bars in the UK.

She was saying that Dan's...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 15th February 2008, 07:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,749
Posted By Ken Mason
Smile Re: Help Badly Needed

Good news! The engine started and ran beautifully yesterday. After pulling it out and checking everything it seems Andy from just down the road from me had the right answer. It was jammed hydraulic...
Forum: The Paddock 6th February 2008, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4,405
Views: 866,524
Posted By Ken Mason
Re: Jokes anyone? -

The following is the transcript of an actual radio conversation in
October 1995, between a US Navy ship and the British authorities off the
north coast of Scotland. The transcript was released by...
Forum: The Paddock 24th January 2008, 07:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,104
Posted By Ken Mason
Re: Happy Landings

From the Press Association this morning:

Both engines of the British Airways jet that crash-landed at Heathrow Airport were still running when it came down, investigators revealed today.
Disaster...
Forum: Lola T70 Lounge 20th January 2008, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,144
Posted By Ken Mason
Smile Re: T70's on TV

I agree Keith, it was a bit of a bore, too many interviews, not enough action. But the tickover on that red Corvette went a long way to endearing the prog to me!
Forum: The Paddock 20th January 2008, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By Ken Mason
What's it like? The Revival I mean...

Am thinking of going to the Goodwood Revival for the first time this year. Girlfriend Kate is keen and fancies dressing up in fifties gear. But I have reservations.

One it's quite expensive to go...
Forum: The Paddock 7th January 2008, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By Ken Mason
Re: Gerry Marshall Baby Bertha Vid

Gerry Marshall - literally a larger than life character. I remember his exit from the pits at Snetterton for practice in a Bill Blydenstein Vauxhall Viva - sideways down the pit lane - the marshalls...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 5th December 2007, 01:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,362
Posted By Ken Mason
Re: FIA Battery Cut-Off placement

Brett,

Mine used to be raced so it's on the offside front near the windscreen..... I do worry about someone turning it off when I am at traffic lights but in reality I doubt if they would know...
Forum: All GT40 2nd December 2007, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,765
Posted By Ken Mason
Weights

Interesting article by respected motoring historian Doug Nye in the latest Motorsport magazine. He has come across the scrutineer's figures for the 1966 Le Mans. The winning Ford weighed 1211 kg -...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 1st November 2007, 05:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,749
Posted By Ken Mason
Re: Help Badly Needed

Thanks to everyone for their help and suggestions. There are a lot of things to try and I will keep you posted. Fingers crossed the solution is there somewhere!
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 31st October 2007, 08:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,749
Posted By Ken Mason
Re: Help Badly Needed

Paul,

Thanks for your input.

The rebuild was done because the oil pressure was very low although the engine ran fine. We just replaced the main bearing shells as the bores were OK. Nothing else...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 31st October 2007, 06:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,749
Posted By Ken Mason
Unhappy Help Badly Needed

I am having huge problems with the Chevy engine in my GT40 after a rebuild. Everytime its started the engine runs fine for a few minutes and then it either bends a pushrod or pushes it right through...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 30th October 2007, 06:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By Ken Mason
Re: Norfolk Tornado builder

Hi Andy,
I live in Norwich any my 40 is nearly ready to go back on the road save for some engine issues. Send me a pm and maybe we can meet up sometime. I have to warn you that I am among the...
Forum: The Paddock 26th October 2007, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By Ken Mason
Re: le mans onboard camera 1977- porsche 936

I love the bit just after Arnage (I think) where he goes into a corner a little bit too hot and it understeers wide. He just steps on the power to point it back the right way. Beautiful...
Forum: The Paddock 17th October 2007, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4,405
Views: 866,524
Posted By Ken Mason
Re: Jokes anyone? -

DICTIONARY FOR WOMEN'S PERSONAL ADS

40-ish - 49
Adventurous - Slept with everyone
Athletic - ...
Forum: The Paddock 11th October 2007, 05:20 AM
Replies: 4,405
Views: 866,524
Posted By Ken Mason
Smile Re: Jokes anyone? -

An Australian rugby fan was found unconscious in a French hotel. He was dressed in an Aussie rugby shirt, fishnet stockings, suspenders, lacy panties and a bra.

The medics removed the rugby shirt...
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