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Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 14th May 2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 709
Posted By cribbj
Re: GT40s Forum Upgrade

We were having issues awhile back with the "Mark Forums Read" button under the Quick Links menu not working.

The work around was to go to the Home Page and hit that "Mark Forums Read" button.
...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 29th April 2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By cribbj
Re: Penetrating Oils

I also found the ATF/Acetone mix to work the best at unsticking piston rings and dissolving gum/varnish/carbon. This was for a short block sitting on an engine stand, but had multiple cylinders that...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 25th October 2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,889
Posted By cribbj
Re: Is gt40's important to you - let us know your thoughts

Well cr*p. I went ahead & hit the "Gold Supporter" button, and now I see that I just have a gold star icon spinning in my user box, and have lost the Lifetime Supporter trophy icon..... Maybe it'll...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 25th October 2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,889
Posted By cribbj
Re: Is gt40's important to you - let us know your thoughts

Lifetime Premier Supporter here, but am willing to contribute more because this is one of very few car sites that I subscribe to, where a good technical discussion doesn't degenerate into a "mine is...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 27th August 2017, 02:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,474
Posted By cribbj
Re: Unred Post Flags

Still had one Unread Post thread pop up this morning after trying it Ron's way yesterday.
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 26th August 2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,474
Posted By cribbj
Re: Unred Post Flags

Ron, I think you're on to something there.....

I notice the "Mark Forums Read" button on the forum home page has a different set of modifiers than the "Mark Forums Read" button on the Quick Links....
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 26th August 2017, 04:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,474
Posted By cribbj
Re: Unred Post Flags

Just logged in 1st time since yesterday and no new "unread posts" came up.

Is the forum back to normal again?
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 14th August 2017, 03:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,474
Posted By cribbj
Re: Unred Post Flags

I had another six threads pop up this morning with "unread posts". Opened them, closed them and they disappeared the next time I hit my shortcut for "new posts". Guess that'll be the daily band-aid...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 13th August 2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,474
Posted By cribbj
Re: Unred Post Flags

Ian, I tried your fix and thought it worked, but one day later, a new thread appeared in the "unread threads".

But at least it was only one, not a couple hundred :)

Is your fix still working...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 10th August 2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,474
Posted By cribbj
Re: Unred Post Flags

Ron, like others, I've tried 3 different browsers, plus deleted the GT40s.com cookies from all three. Same result.

One browser that I use clears the cache and deletes all cookies and local content...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 8th August 2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,474
Posted By cribbj
Re: Unred Post Flags

Marking forums read isn't doing anything for me anymore.

My usual mode of operation in the past was, click my shortcut for New Posts, read what's interesting, then click on "Mark Forums Read" and...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 4th August 2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,474
Posted By cribbj
Re: Unred Post Flags

Same here; the "Mark Forums Read" button doesn't seem to have any effect.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 16th August 2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,038
Posted By cribbj
Re: Turbo Wrap or not to turbo wrap

Jim, I would reinforce Kaspa's comments about the wrap, however I would both ceramic coat the hot side, AND use one of the blankets Kaspa mentioned.

The ceramic coating will keep more heat inside...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 19th December 2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,644
Posted By cribbj
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 22nd April 2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,293
Posted By cribbj
Re: Alternative engine for your SLC

That's Ed "MWrench's" site, but I don't recall seeing those cutaway pics before, thanks!

The link to the twinturbo M70 in the Cobra is another Houston guy. We corresponded a fair bit during his...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 22nd April 2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,293
Posted By cribbj
Re: Alternative engine for your SLC

Crazy Swedes! At least they maintained a sense of humor trying to stuff 2 turbo's onto that V12 in an engine bay that is already challenged to handle a straight six. Seven years later and it's...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 20th April 2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,293
Posted By cribbj
Re: Alternative engine for your SLC

Great pic Graeme, thanks for that.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 29th November 2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,473
Posted By cribbj
Re: Full CAD Model- 5.0 Coyote Engine

Thanks, ARP are my next port of call, however it still would be good to know the dimensions of the Coyote studs just for general info.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 29th November 2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,473
Posted By cribbj
Re: Full CAD Model- 5.0 Coyote Engine

Would any of you Coyote experts (Darrin / Jason / Others?) know the dimensions of the Coyote head studs? I've heard the early Coyotes had M12 studs, but the later ones are using M11?

I'm looking...
Forum: The Race Track 17th November 2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,152
Posted By cribbj
Re: The unloved 456 Ferrari

Typical 1st time Ferrari buyer's remorse statement:

"I could afford to buy it, I just couldn't afford to keep it running!"
Forum: The Race Track 17th November 2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,152
Posted By cribbj
Re: The unloved 456 Ferrari

Jack, that car is all about understated elegance.

I'd love to have a 456 GTA sitting next to my 550 (especially since the 550 isn't running :))
Forum: Feedback: Buyers, Sellers, & Vendors 26th October 2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,298
Posted By cribbj
Re: A&E Automotive

Looks like he has a shop over near Dallas.

I would do a search of the membership here for other members in Dallas; perhaps you could find someone who would contact him for you.
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 14th October 2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 21,053
Posted By cribbj
Re: Gonna do it. Lotus Esprit SBF.

Rick, wasn't that Eric Broadley who was pitching his MK6 Lola to the Ford execs? :)

Apologies for the thread drift.....
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 10th October 2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 21,053
Posted By cribbj
Re: Gonna do it. Lotus Esprit SBF.

Then the Lexus 1UZ all aluminum DOHC V8 might be a suitable candidate. It's also very compact (about a 700mm cube), displaces 4 liters, and produces just shy of 300 HP (in stock trim). They're dirt...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 8th October 2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 21,053
Posted By cribbj
Re: Gonna do it. Lotus Esprit SBF.

Cliff, what about the Ford Coyote motor? The Ford Racing crate motor is a tad over $6K and puts out around 420 HP and weighs between 420-430 lbs. But it's a wide beast, being a DOHC configuration.....
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 6th September 2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,473
Posted By cribbj
Re: Full CAD Model- 5.0 Coyote Engine

Dylan, I don't know how I missed this when you posted over a year ago; this is just super. It sounds like Ford Racing are a great bunch of people who are willing to help out the little guys out here,...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 12th July 2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By cribbj
Re: High Current connectors

Anderson Power should have anything you need: Anderson Power Products (http://www.andersonpower.com/products/high-power-pcb.html)

Most of the supply houses like Waytek & Digikey sell their...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 10th February 2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 31,597
Posted By cribbj
Re: My Lotus build

Mike, great build; being a Europa fan, I'm sure you're aware of Europa Engineering / Banks Service Station & the 62 Europa: Banks Type 62 (http://www.banks-europa.co.uk/cars/cars_type_62.htm)....
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 6th February 2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,721
Posted By cribbj
Re: RamLift Pro Lift system

Jack, Simon's day job is running a business refurbishing yachts, so he's probably familiar with all the various & sundry pumps used on the marine side. I know he (re)searched the market pretty...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 5th February 2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,721
Posted By cribbj
Re: RamLift Pro Lift system

Jack, I think it's upwards of 800-850 psi before the relief/bypass pops, and that's adjustable.... At least that's what I remember when Simon & I were testing one of them awhile back.

I have one...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 29th January 2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,468
Posted By cribbj
Re: Small block ford in a Lotus?

Cliff, have you ever checked out Ian Gray's work: F1-67 - Stuart Taylor Motorsport (http://www.f1-67.com/index.html?)
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 21st September 2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,544
Posted By cribbj
Re: Source for Automotive Electrical Connectors

Have a look at Anderson Power Products' line of Power Pole connectors. The contacts are silver plated for lowest resistance and they offer up to 75 amps, I think, in a fairly small form factor. These...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 14th September 2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,582
Posted By cribbj
Re: 7K Hydraulics

You're right Jac Mac, but just an example to show that some hydraulic lifter technologies can do the higher RPM.

The Ferrari lifters are interesting, as at first glance they appear to be a...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 14th September 2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,582
Posted By cribbj
Re: 7K Hydraulics

Nearly all Ferrari's built since 2000 have been equipped with hydraulic tappets and their redlines exceed those mentioned. I think the only exception was the 456, which had shim over bucket solid...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 31st August 2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 747
Posted By cribbj
Anyone with an "in" @ ARP?

I'm looking for some 12 point, flanged head nuts with an M11 x 1.0 thread. Yes, I know it's a weird thread size; what can I say, it's a Ferrari......

The standard Ferrari nuts are regular hex...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 27th August 2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,732
Posted By cribbj
Re: BMW v12 m70

Graeme, the inverted G50 is part of it, plus the sheet metal sump is a good 100-120mm deep, IIRC. Several of the M70 swaps have been dry sump conversions for this reason. (Chelle's 250 GTO, Jay...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 23rd August 2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,732
Posted By cribbj
Re: BMW v12 m70

Yes, it'll fit. Here's a "drop in" of one of my mockup M70's and a G50/02 into a friend of mine's early Roaring Forty.

If you'd go forward with this concept, you'd want probably want to dry sump...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 11th August 2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,296
Posted By cribbj
Re: found an interesting project

It's stupid only if the goal is cheap HP, but judging from this guy's background and the team he's working with, they're not chasing cheap.

I think it's a great exercise in the unconventional. It...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 7th August 2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 50,978
Posted By cribbj
Re: Flat Plane Crank LS1

Troy, that's a beautiful crankshaft and Ford must've gotten wind of your project; article on page 62 of the latest R&T (Sept '13) reports that the 2016 Mustang GT350 package will include a 5.4 liter,...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 25th June 2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,190
Posted By cribbj
Re: oscilloscope suggestions?

Alan, it does seem to be quieter when running on battery power than mains. Someone mentioned using the scope for checking dwell, so here's a dwell waveform as an example. This is from my 550...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 23rd June 2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,190
Posted By cribbj
Re: oscilloscope suggestions?

I have one of the USB 'scopes similar to your 2nd link. It's noisier than a quality scope, but it gets the job done for 10x less. Unless you're chasing millivolt signals, it'll probably work for you...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 28th May 2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,147
Posted By cribbj
Re: 360 Ferrari Engine With Twin Turbos? (Attn: Mesa?)

Ouch!! The hydraulic lifters for my 550 are only $22 each. Were yours 33mm diameter? At $88 from the dealer, or $82 from Ricambi it'd be worth a shot trying to rebuild them. Try Dave Helms @ Scuderia...
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 23rd May 2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 985
Posted By cribbj
Re: Toyota 1UZ parts

Darren/Henry, try posting here: Wanted Classified - Lextreme: Lexus-Toyota V8 Forum (http://www.lextreme.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=35)
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 30th December 2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,212
Posted By cribbj
Re: Why water hoses die

Andy, I think they're on about their Green Stripe product, although they didn't specifically mention it:

Gates Green Stripe Hose Is Fully Compatible With Today's High-Tech Coolants - Hose -...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 25th October 2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 942
Posted By cribbj
Re: Help With a Leaky BSPP Fitting??

Found the culprit with the help of the digicam. The inner threads for the fitting came too high and interfered with the chamfer surface for the o-ring. So the o-ring doesn't have a full, unbroken...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 25th October 2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 942
Posted By cribbj
Re: Help With a Leaky BSPP Fitting??

Cheers Russ & good to hear from you.

I did swap the first square section o-ring out for a thicker round one. I may try an even larger one, however. Thought the plastic washer would do the trick,...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 24th October 2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 942
Posted By cribbj
Help With a Leaky BSPP Fitting??

I have a leak in a high pressure hydraulic circuit at a BSPP male plug fitting. This plug is the type that has a machined recess for the o-ring, and there was a square cross section o-ring there. It...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 18th October 2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,155
Posted By cribbj
Re: Right way to ad pictures

Those pics are actually hosted on another server like PhotoBucket (example only). To post pics like those, you'll need to first upload them to the external host, then "hotlink" them by clicking the...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 1st September 2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 50,978
Posted By cribbj
Re: Flat Plane Crank LS1

Scott, the 360 and 430 are still relatively new models and are going to be expensive.

A quick search on Ferrari Chat's Classifieds brings up a 2.7 version F355 motor with ECU's for $16K. Seller...
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 1st September 2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 50,978
Posted By cribbj
Re: Flat Plane Crank LS1

If you want a flat plane crank, and a high RPM screamer that sounds like a Ferrari, why don't you just buy a Ferrari V8 instead of trying to make some of these other motors something they're not? It...
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