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Forum: The Paddock 20th May 2018, 03:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 606
Posted By Malcolm
Re: Calling Old Members

Hi Ian

Still here. Been concentrating on another self build,only its a house extension this time. Poor old GTD been sat for too long unused.

cheers

Malcolm
Forum: The Paddock 26th March 2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 6,442
Posted By Malcolm
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

So why don't the military use shot guns instead of assaulty rifles? Maybe not so deadly by comparison after all! Doh!

Shame they don't show Duck Commander on TV here anymore. Used to like that...
Forum: All GT40 9th March 2018, 04:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,833
Posted By Malcolm
Re: Help to Identify a Gulf GTD.....

Looking at the chassis number pictures it gets a bit confusing.

The non factory chassis plate has 11489 on it. Chassis numbers for 1989 went from 13989 to 19889. 114 should fall into 1988 so...
Forum: All GT40 9th March 2018, 03:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,833
Posted By Malcolm
Forum: All GT40 27th February 2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
Posted By Malcolm
Re: Top Gear

currently top gear as not as fascile. Both good non thinking entertainment but neither are car review shows
Forum: All GT40 26th February 2018, 03:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
Posted By Malcolm
Re: Top Gear

I think it was left hand drive and had a central gear shift. Very brief first in car driving shot was only evidence! Not original but Superformance but looked good on track.
Forum: The Paddock 24th February 2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3,175
Views: 214,914
Posted By Malcolm
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

Winston Churchill I believe once said

The Americans always get it right. But only after they have explored every other alternative.

I think you are currently exploring alternatives right now!
Forum: The Paddock 12th January 2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3,175
Views: 214,914
Posted By Malcolm
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

Trump not coming to open a new embassy is no insult to me. It is not a big deal whether he comes or not. If he did come then he would get protested as he just will be protested whatever he came to...
Forum: The Paddock 3rd January 2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,511
Posted By Malcolm
Re: Why this forum is dissapperaring up its own anus?

Leave the paddock set up as it is and let people self censor! Heck, I never open any thread to do with an SLC, however good or bad a car it might be!

And to David, pretty good result, one rant...
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 1st January 2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,767
Posted By Malcolm
Re: GTD 40 for sale in the UK

All standard GTDs had the engine tilted forward which is why they should have an angle plate under the carb to level it up.

GLWS
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 29th August 2017, 04:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,570
Posted By Malcolm
Re: Can you name these cars at

Spectre R42 designed by Ray Christopher of GTD fame
Forum: The Race Track 3rd August 2017, 03:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,144
Posted By Malcolm
Re: Buzby rides again!

Great stuff Glenn. Out of that list of celebs you did well to be partnered by Tiff although I see you ditched him to get the trophy picture!
Forum: The Paddock 26th June 2017, 04:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,897
Posted By Malcolm
Re: London Tower Block Fire

With such a large number of towers failing retrospective fire tests the issue to me is one of how did this cladding gets its fire certificate? When a firm buys cladding, it buys on the basis of...
Forum: The Paddock 26th June 2017, 04:25 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 25,260
Posted By Malcolm
Re: F1 in 2017

How does a circuit with such narrow sections become an F1 circuit? Probably lots of $$$$? Marshals appear to need more training too. Notwithstanding those moans the race was more interesting as...
Forum: The Paddock 6th June 2017, 02:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,140
Posted By Malcolm
Re: Muslim Madmen Strike Again

CCW didn't seem to help these guys

Sacked Florida employee shoots five ex-colleagues in head - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40162989)
Forum: The Paddock 4th June 2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,140
Posted By Malcolm
Re: Muslim Madmen Strike Again

Well fortunately Larry, most of us aren't like you.
Forum: The Paddock 3rd May 2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3,175
Views: 214,914
Posted By Malcolm
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

Hi
We are having a general election in the UK. Just thought I would mention it
Cheers
Malcolm
Forum: The Paddock 2nd April 2017, 03:32 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 25,260
Posted By Malcolm
Re: F1 in 2017

The untouchable Red Bull heir in Thailand - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-39427291)

And I thought the Austrian was the owner! This article takes the shine off the brand IMHO
Forum: The Paddock 30th March 2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3,175
Views: 214,914
Posted By Malcolm
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

Whilst I am happy to be leaving I accepted there would be a price to pay for doing so. To me the only price paid so far and I acknowledge there is plenty of time still for things to move further, is...
Forum: The Paddock 28th March 2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 25,260
Posted By Malcolm
Re: F1 in 2017

You need to watch Death Race 2000. Always thought Euthanasia Day at the old folks home was amusing but now my Dad is that age so having to correct my humour!
Forum: The Paddock 28th March 2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3,175
Views: 214,914
Posted By Malcolm
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

This is meant to be a little light hearted and definitely not comparing the two against each other. No comparison in very many ways! However both a bit precarious at the moment so I see this more...
Forum: The Paddock 28th March 2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,030
Posted By Malcolm
Re: Edd China leaving Wheeler Dealers

I can confirm China is his real surname.

I drove the sofa around Silverstone on a charity day but chickened out at 45 mph, but that was the early 3 wheel version not the current I believe 4...
Forum: The Paddock 28th March 2017, 03:51 AM
Replies: 3,175
Views: 214,914
Posted By Malcolm
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

A question;

Which leader is going to last longer?

Donald Trump as President or Jeremy Corbyn as leader of Labour?

Both seem to me to be doing stuff that will not be tolerated forever, so who...
Forum: The Paddock 24th March 2017, 05:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,737
Posted By Malcolm
Re: ISIS Asian attack in London yesterday,

Sorry didn't feel minded to respond before as thread was going off track.

I worked in central London for 7 years for the railways. I was based in an office above a main terminus. This period of...
Forum: The Paddock 23rd March 2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,737
Posted By Malcolm
Re: ISIS Asian attack in London yesterday,

As was quoted in the House of Commons today

Those who carry out such wicked and depraved actions as we saw yesterday can never triumph in our country and we must ensure that it is not hatred,...
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 13th January 2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 17,408
Posted By Malcolm
Re: Cav gt40 for sale uk

This

only snobbery about having an age-related plate (the "my original replica is older than your bastard kit car" thing

Any car with a Q plate is one with an unknown age. It applies to non...
Forum: The Paddock 3rd December 2016, 05:51 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 25,260
Posted By Malcolm
Re: F1 in 2017

JB and Phillipe are free......
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 22nd November 2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,186
Posted By Malcolm
Re: Member since 2008 and my first post

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdLVCqcCcs0

This is all I could find on You Tube from that day. I think my copy of the clip is on video cassette!!!!!
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 22nd November 2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,186
Posted By Malcolm
Re: Member since 2008 and my first post

Had a sit in your car in 2004 when Top Gear (pre Clarkson, Hammond and May era) did a piece on it with a number of GTD40s in attendance. Filmed at a test venue local to me known as Longcross, now a...
Forum: The Paddock 21st November 2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3,175
Views: 214,914
Posted By Malcolm
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

So there I was in the hospitality suite at the race track on the Isle of Anglesey (north west tip of Wales (that's on the western side of England ok?)) at the annual Race of Remembrance an event...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 21st November 2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,981
Posted By Malcolm
Re: New User Registrations

Its them pesky Russians again no doubt looking for more Clinton emails !!!!
Forum: The Paddock 9th November 2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3,175
Views: 214,914
Posted By Malcolm
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

Apparently if you had a 5 accumulator bet on Leicester City winning the football premiership, Brexit happening and Trump becoming president your pay out would have been in the region of 12,000,000!
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 9th November 2016, 06:11 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 70,160
Posted By Malcolm
Re: 917 Scratch Build

On the picture with the exhausts, won't the welds fracture over time? You have different rates of heat expansion yet all solidly fixed together. Did you consider springs as often used to hold...
Forum: The Paddock 8th November 2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 35,970
Posted By Malcolm
Re: F1 in 2016

Even just a few years ago this competition would have had many replies. Now not so many interested in F1. Franks competition is perhaps the most interesting aspect of the final races as it is...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 3rd November 2016, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 963
Posted By Malcolm
Re: GTD spring upgrade

Eibach should have the details on record.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 1st November 2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 963
Posted By Malcolm
Re: GTD spring upgrade

Bit soft for track use. Eibach do a dual rate spring set up for the GTD that is very comfortable on road and track. Effectively rising rate springs. Bit pricey but I think worth it. This spring...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 19th October 2016, 05:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,917
Posted By Malcolm
Re: Kwik load trailers

20 odd years ago I made a bespoke trailer for my GTD. To overcome the low ride height of the car I fixed the trailer ramps/deck at an angle so the front of the trailer was about 12 inches higher...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 3rd October 2016, 04:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,863
Posted By Malcolm
Re: GTD40 suspension upgrade

sorry duplicate post!
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 3rd October 2016, 04:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,863
Posted By Malcolm
Re: GTD40 suspension upgrade

Sorry to pop the bubble, but the Derek Bell who had the GTD Lola T70 and was responsible for Quaife making the UN1 gear box kits is NOT the Derek Bell of Le Mans and F1 fame. Just a clever bloke who...
Forum: The Paddock 6th September 2016, 04:41 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 35,970
Posted By Malcolm
Re: F1 in 2016

According to Eddie Jordan, today is the day an announcement should be made stating that there is a new major stakeholder in F1 and that Bernie will go! We shall see.
Forum: The Paddock 2nd August 2016, 05:22 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 35,970
Posted By Malcolm
Re: F1 in 2016

It was a deliberate move and Nico was full of BS in his excuses for it. What annoys me is that the lower formulas will copy this sort of move. They don't have the same level of safety in their...
Forum: The Paddock 25th July 2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,011
Posted By Malcolm
Re: From the new home of Social Engineering and PC

There is a little bit of right in everyones response above because as we are all remote observers and likely not involved enough to know the full detail we are imposing our own viewpoint on the gaps...
Forum: The Paddock 22nd July 2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By Malcolm
Forum: The Paddock 30th June 2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3,175
Views: 214,914
Posted By Malcolm
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

And our stock market just closed today on a 10 week high.

I was in Rome last Friday morning. Whilst it was an insignificantly small sample of people spoken to, the feeling was, if the UK can...
Forum: The Paddock 28th June 2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4,436
Views: 969,911
Posted By Malcolm
Re: Jokes anyone? -

Yup, but never saw that as part of the Leave campaign as part of exiting the EU.
Forum: The Race Track 27th June 2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,114
Posted By Malcolm
Forum: The Paddock 20th June 2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 35,970
Posted By Malcolm
Re: F1 in 2016

Can anyone explain how that circuit got sanctioned? Most of it reminded me of Indy Car road circuits (which is fine) but some of it was tighter than a tight thing gone through the wash on a very hot...
Forum: The Race Track 20th June 2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,638
Posted By Malcolm
Re: Proud Of Ford Winning LeMans Today!

Not everyone sees this as clearly as you do! Remember Ford did not sell any cars prior to taking part in this event so had to apply for a waiver which the other teams gave them else they would not...
Forum: The Paddock 1st April 2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 35,970
Posted By Malcolm
Re: F1 in 2016

My neighbours gardener fell off a ladder and landed very horizontally and won the local hospital award for the most fractures in one accident for his 12 broken ribs and 6 vertebrae. I was amazed at...
Forum: All GT40 24th March 2016, 05:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,095
Posted By Malcolm
Re: Spectre R42

I don't think it possible to put a GT40 body on an R42 without monumental alterations that would be irreversible. The chassis are nothing alike. If you start you may end up with two dead project...
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