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Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 13th November 2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,778
Posted By awatkins
Forum Moderation (lack thereof)

On Oct. 6, 2013 user MHNCO made the following post:

http://www.gt40s.com/forum/superformance-gt40s/41487-starting-savingss.html#post423023
It states, to one of our more senior and most polite...
Forum: All GT40 12th November 2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,375
Posted By awatkins
Re: Is a GT40 replica a reasonable weekend car?

Rick -- Good, finally. But I don't accept your use of the plural. If you're going to moderate, then moderate the problem, not the aftermath.

For example, moderate the following two posts:
...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 12th November 2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,193
Posted By awatkins
Re: Boss Mustang

Somewhat off topic I know but I just wonder what the Boss Mustang folks think of the Holman Moody TdF Mustang.

Holman Moody | 2014 - 50th Anniversary TdF Mustang (http://www.hm50th.com/)

...
Forum: Original GT40s 12th November 2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,395
Posted By awatkins
Re: Honker II

Yes, supposedly his fondness for honking the air horn on his trucks. (?)
Forum: All GT40 12th November 2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,375
Posted By awatkins
Re: Is a GT40 replica a reasonable weekend car?

If I were 14 with my first Corolla I'd probably learn something from your diary entry. Not sure what though.

At the risk of losing my only internet stalker, I'll remind you that my car's been on...
Forum: All GT40 12th November 2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,375
Posted By awatkins
Re: Is a GT40 replica a reasonable weekend car?

"Lowbrow" is not a verb. And this from the guy who titled a thread "Ass"...

Tell us all about you're maintenance and ownership "aspects." We're all waiting with bated breath.
Forum: All GT40 11th November 2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,375
Posted By awatkins
Re: Is a GT40 replica a reasonable weekend car?

Sure but holding a can of Boddingtons while going through a turn it's really hard to shift without spilling.
Forum: All GT40 11th November 2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,375
Posted By awatkins
Re: Is a GT40 replica a reasonable weekend car?

13 to 25% maintenance time? Wow that is one f--ked up car. But then this is the one that the Hi-Tech guys built while they were drunk or high, right?

To the OP: never mind this one....he's...
Forum: All GT40 10th November 2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,375
Posted By awatkins
Re: Is a GT40 replica a reasonable weekend car?

Then you shouldn't have any problems.
Forum: All GT40 10th November 2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,375
Posted By awatkins
Re: Is a GT40 replica a reasonable weekend car?

That's luggage... :-)

And just for the record the Mk II's were required in the day to have "FIA Luggage Boxes" which can hold weekend-size luggage. Just don't pack any chocolate.

68449
...
Forum: The World Market - Share Parts, Sources, and Reviews 1st November 2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By awatkins
GT40 MkII by Superformance, P2188. Titanium/black stripes.

On Cobracountry.com but being sold by Hillbank:



http://hillbank-usa.ebizautos.com/template/webdetail/webdetail.aspx?iid=11191208
Forum: All GT40 30th October 2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,003
Posted By awatkins
Re: NEWS: Tom Cruise to play Carroll Shelby in Go Like Hell...?

In the present day, John Goodman as Shelby --

He Peed On My Rug - The Big Lebowski (2/12) Movie CLIP (1998) HD - YouTube

start at about 0:45.
Forum: The SLC Clubhouse 28th October 2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 58,642
Posted By awatkins
Re: Mazda 20 B engine in SL-C

Don't know if it's useful, but there is this relatively recent thread: http://www.gt40s.com/forum/gt40-tech-fueling-electrics-engine-cooling/40446-epas-electric-power-assist-steering.html#post425006
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 27th October 2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 30,427
Posted By awatkins
Re: What Transaxle in your GT40?

Talk about it on the internet?

I know of exactly one person who has a reason to own such an over-powered GT40, and that's Lance Stander, who uses it to "motivate" people to buy. In that...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 27th October 2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 30,427
Posted By awatkins
Re: What Transaxle in your GT40?

Zzzzz.... what!? Did somebody say T44??? :laugh:

Jac -- What did you see that is a far cry? Got photos?
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 26th October 2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 30,427
Posted By awatkins
Re: What Transaxle in your GT40?

Disagreeing is not the same as saying you are not entitled to an opinion. I did nothing to suggest you are not entitled to have or express your opinion. I just don't happen to buy your reasoning. You...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 26th October 2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 30,427
Posted By awatkins
Re: What Transaxle in your GT40?

OK so what would the bill be from a "going concern" company like Albins that will deliver that ready to go, with a warranty, spare parts supply, etc?

IAE if that's where we're headed I can build...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 25th October 2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 30,427
Posted By awatkins
Re: What Transaxle in your GT40?

Let's check the assumptions behind the question:

Can you in fact build a reliable 1000 HP engine for less than $26,000?
Does a transaxle have fewer moving parts than a pushrod V-8?
Forum: Original GT40s 22nd October 2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,982
Posted By awatkins
Re: 1966 GT40 MK II's

Interesting question. I've heard or read the same thing but have never determined all the colors. I would start with the Mustang color charts for 66....

1964 to 1970 Mustang Decoder Numbers...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 15th October 2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,541
Posted By awatkins
Re: Brake pedal adjustment

Great, thanks! I won't worry about availability of the specialized tool then.
Forum: Superformance GT40s 14th October 2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,541
Posted By awatkins
Re: Brake pedal adjustment

Do you take the upright off the car to use the press like this

20 Ton Shop Press - Hydraulic Shop Presses on Sale (http://www.harborfreight.com/20-ton-shop-press-32879.html)

or is your tool a...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 14th October 2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,541
Posted By awatkins
Re: Brake pedal adjustment

Regarding the front bearing, you may have to resort to taking it apart to see what number is stamped on the bearing parts. I think that is at least a reasonable job to do.

In the case of the...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 14th October 2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,541
Posted By awatkins
Re: Brake pedal adjustment

The thread I was thinking of is this one:

http://www.gt40s.com/forum/superformance-gt40s/30710-adjusting-spf-wheel-bearings.html

It spends a lot of time on discussing and indentifying and...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 14th October 2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,541
Posted By awatkins
Re: Brake pedal adjustment

That's one of the few areas I have not taken apart. :lipsrsealed:

There was a thread a long time ago about the stability of that adjustment and whether the rear upright and bearing arrangement...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 14th October 2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,541
Posted By awatkins
Re: Brake pedal adjustment

Yes, not doing an annual (or so) fluid change could do them in.
Forum: Superformance GT40s 14th October 2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,541
Posted By awatkins
Re: Brake pedal adjustment

Great news; glad it's getting explained and fixed.

The only left over thing I'm wondering is why master cylinders are failing although your leaking symptom sounds different from Dave's no-bleed...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 12th October 2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,541
Posted By awatkins
Re: Brake pedal adjustment

Ah! That changes the logic.... Now I understand much better your question about what side to put the cable on. And, which cylinder is front vs rear on my car would have no bearing on yours. Also,...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 12th October 2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,541
Posted By awatkins
Re: Brake pedal adjustment

Bubbles on one side but not the other is a very good theory.

I attached mine to the right side of the shaft. I don't know if it will attach to the left. I doubt it because I think it would bend...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 8th October 2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,541
Posted By awatkins
Re: Brake pedal adjustment

Dave -- At the near certainty of thread drift, I'm puzzled by this. Do you still have the original reservoir-to-cylinder hoses? I ask because a friend who did his own install said when he bled his...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 8th October 2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,541
Posted By awatkins
Re: Brake pedal adjustment

Thanks for explaining that. That certainly seems like an extreme reaction to the problem of the adjuster loosening. I think a single 3/8-24" nut would be sufficient, or a pair of thin lock nuts. But...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 8th October 2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,541
Posted By awatkins
Re: Brake pedal adjustment

Yes, 3/8-24" is a "standard" for brake bias adjuster thread. In fact, I noticed that Howe Racing, who make the bias mechanism in our cars, also make a couple cockpit bias adjusters, for example: Howe...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 7th October 2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,541
Posted By awatkins
Re: Brake pedal adjustment

Oliver --

You don't need to unpin anything to turn the cross shaft (unless your car has pins mine doesn't). On my car I can spin it with my fingers. The only thing that should prevent it...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 7th October 2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,541
Posted By awatkins
Re: Brake pedal adjustment

Oliver --

This old thread is about the lock nut Dave refers to.

http://www.gt40s.com/forum/gt40-tech-chassis-brakes-tires-wheels/23873-spf-gt-brake-bias-bar-lock.html

Also another thread...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 6th October 2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,076
Posted By awatkins
Re: Quaife ZFQ and RBT

That's absolutely great! I had begun to worry about Griffin because there was a lot of discussion when they got going a couple years back and then things went kind of quiet.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 5th October 2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,493
Posted By awatkins
Re: suspension concept

It's an interesting subject but I think your model is a little over-simplified. For example, "spring/damping rates" is not a single parameter; it is at minimum two. Even so, how in a mechanical...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 4th October 2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,076
Posted By awatkins
Re: Quaife ZFQ and RBT

First, thanks much for the thorough report. Any sense of price, how many are out there, delivery time?

Wonderful to have another FE in the works. Mine's mild (on purpose). 490 hp with a torque...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 3rd October 2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,076
Posted By awatkins
Re: Quaife ZFQ and RBT

Again....and for the last time. Start out by reading posts carefully, think before you respond, and then research Quaife and Olthoff and tell us what they said (for the third time). If you're not...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 3rd October 2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,076
Posted By awatkins
Re: Quaife ZFQ and RBT

700? Not sure how "common" that goal is......Is this going into an GT40? If so you might want to don your virtual fire suit. A guy a while back wanted to know how to get to 200 mph on a closed...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 3rd October 2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,076
Posted By awatkins
Re: Quaife ZFQ and RBT

Oops. Called that one wrong. It's a one way street after all.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 2nd October 2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,076
Posted By awatkins
Re: Quaife ZFQ and RBT

"Civil War"??? I love it when obviously stressed people tell me to chill out. There's no big deal Sean. It just gets a little old doing other people's homework over and over.

Internet...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 2nd October 2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,076
Posted By awatkins
Re: Quaife ZFQ and RBT

My head just exploded. Hey Martin you have any ibuprofen? Codeine? Hemlock?
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 2nd October 2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,076
Posted By awatkins
Re: Quaife ZFQ and RBT

I don't remember whether Steve C published pictures of his Olthoff-designed shift linkage, but I have them and it is absolutely baroque. I can completely understand why Dennis would not want to...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 2nd October 2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,076
Posted By awatkins
Re: Quaife ZFQ and RBT

:2thumbsup:!!!

And, just to put a little detail into the failure story, it was in a car with yet another grossly over-powered Windsor that "Car and Driver" magazine had earlier road tested (or...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 2nd October 2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,076
Posted By awatkins
Re: Quaife ZFQ and RBT

I for one am immensely grateful to all who contributed to the ZFQ project. I never did understand what attracts the negativity to the issue; I suspect at least ignorance, although that's obvious...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 2nd October 2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,076
Posted By awatkins
Re: Quaife ZFQ and RBT

What did Dennis Olthoff say?
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 2nd October 2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,076
Posted By awatkins
Re: Quaife ZFQ and RBT

Not recently, and I've been wondering. Griffin has a website. Have you contacted them?
Forum: Superformance GT40s 1st October 2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,892
Posted By awatkins
Re: Tracking a SPF

Or, you could do this for about one third the price:

Radical sr3 road legal @ Monza UKRacing - YouTube
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 1st October 2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,076
Posted By awatkins
Re: Quaife ZFQ and RBT

The Quaife quote above is three years old and subsequent posts have told you it's available. Have you asked Quaife? Have you asked Olthoff? Have you looked for a used one? How about you do some...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 1st October 2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,076
Posted By awatkins
Re: Quaife ZFQ and RBT

Martin -- your posts are too valuable to be shut off by the sloppy habits of a few members. Please don't leave. Otherwise the average IQ just keeps sinking and sinking....
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 1st October 2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,076
Posted By awatkins
Re: Quaife ZFQ and RBT

Sean--

I don't think Glenn is being over sensitive. As one who frequently puts substantial effort into trying to help others on this forum I too find it very frustrating to craft a carefully...
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