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Forum: Superformance GT40s Today, 12:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Rumor Has It . . .

Scott,

Just to add to the confusion, the 1968 and 1969 Gulf rear clips were very different from each other, and they continually underwent modifications throughout each season including having...
Forum: Superformance GT40s Today, 12:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Rumor Has It . . .

Uh...no.

P/1080 was never a Mirage. It was built as a Gulf-spec widebody car from new.

P/1074 was originally a 1967 Mirage with a Mirage serial number, which had a completely different body...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 23rd June 2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Rumor Has It . . .

Robert,

Here is a link to a 2007 post here on this same subject. It shows an ERA with the optional Gulf front and rear flares.

http://www.gt40s.com/forum/213057-post8.html

I had the good...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 22nd June 2018, 02:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Rumor Has It . . .

Do you think they will fix the front end? Every Ďwidebodyí SPF car Iíve seen had a wide tail but narrow front?

Contrast them with ERA wide body cars, and the original wide body cars, to see what I...
Forum: The Paddock 22nd June 2018, 02:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Question Time

So, whatís the question then?
Forum: Worldwide GT40 Events 21st June 2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By Mike Drew
Le Mans Classic 2018

Anybody have a line on which and how many original GT40s (or cars pretending to be original) will be racing this year?

Will there be a paddock for GT40 street cars?

Hope to see some of you...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 19th June 2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: 24h Classic Nuerburgring - GT40 crash

Thankfully just a minor shunt!

Looks like a Gelscoe car, no?
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 19th June 2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 73
Posted By Mike Drew
SPF Mk II ON Petrolicious

SPF Mk II on Petrolicious (https://youtu.be/ml3HtFk6V6I)

Fantastic car, fantastic video! :thumbsup:
Forum: The Paddock 17th June 2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend!

And itís a Super Prius 1-2...:laugh:

I missed the last few hours of the race, waking up just before the finish. When I went to bed the #8 Alonso car was well in arrears but this morning they are...
Forum: The Paddock 17th June 2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By Mike Drew
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 16th June 2018, 02:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,658
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: How Do You Keep Your Garage Clean?

...and a silver one too.

Yes, itís a sickness. But as they are my daily drivers, having four of them helps ensure at least one will get me to work in the morning! :laugh:

My wife and I have...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 15th June 2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,658
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: How Do You Keep Your Garage Clean?

Iím a big fan of wall to wall carpet in the garage. Makes it comfortable to lie on when working under a car, warm in the winter, reflects light if you use light colored carpet, dropped nuts and bolts...
Forum: The Paddock 15th June 2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By Mike Drew
24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend!

All,

Donít forget the race is this weekend. In the USA we will get flag-to-flag coverage (for the first time ever I think?) on the Velocity network. Race begins at 9 a.m. eastern time. :thumbsup:
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 12th June 2018, 12:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: steering wheel

One objection I have to these wheels is that they use a modern, fat grip. The original wheels used a much thinner, more delicate grip. I wonder if itís possible to get a true replica of an original...
Forum: The Paddock 5th June 2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,666
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Will There Be a Paddock on the New GT40s.com?

FWIW I like the paddock just as it is.

For that matter, I like GT40s.com just as it is too. Why does there have to be a Ďnewí one?
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 3rd June 2018, 02:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: gearing

And what kind of gearbox do you have? Knuckle-dragger front engined car guys discuss rear end gearing as an absolute because the premise is that their transmissions are running a 1:1 ratio in top...
Forum: The Paddock 26th May 2018, 01:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 946
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Calling Old Members

Still a wannabe but reading every day, especially the SPF forum and the paddock of course!
Forum: Superformance GT40s 8th May 2018, 02:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: clutch

Wow. That seems ridiculous to me. FWIW I once helped change a clutch and flywheel on a Pantera in the parking lot of a hotel. Using ropes, discovered scrap wood and simple hand tools we got the whole...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 26th April 2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: door latches

John,

If you have 1/4 inch of play it sounds like you are only engaging the secondary catch, not the primary one?

Could it be that you need to adjust in the opposite direction to enable the...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 13th April 2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: '40 Bra

Bras on cars were a short-lived fad that thankfully died out. Besides looking completely stupid, they did exactly the opposite of their intended benefitóthey destroyed the paint underneath. They also...
Forum: The Paddock 13th April 2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,733
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: 2018 Formula One

I wish there was an on-demand option for viewing the races after the fact. Itís great they are broadcast live but I travel frequently and often canít see them when they are broadcast....
Forum: Superformance GT40s 17th February 2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 583
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Electric water pump

Fwiw a friend had a Meziere electric pump on his Pantera. It is MUCH shorter than a stock pump and allowed him to completely eliminate the large firewall hump that normally protrudes into the cabin....
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 13th January 2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 854
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: best heat shield material

Fwiw I have used stick-on heat- and noise-shielding material intended for light aircraft that I got from Aircraft Spruce....
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 13th January 2018, 03:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,018
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: 48 Ida linkage

Fwiw, I had a friend with Webers on his 351C on a Pantera and it drove him nuts. He could never get it to idle consistently. He had a hell of a time syncing them too.

Turns out that his intake...
Forum: Original GT40s 8th January 2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,279
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: What chassis number is this car?

Right. That one car is the only Holman Moody built continuation car that I know of.

Iím not talking about Superformance or any other replicas, or SPF cars where HM provided components such as...
Forum: Original GT40s 7th January 2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,279
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: What chassis number is this car?

As far as I know, HM only built a single continuation MKII which has perpetually been for sale for 10+ years. It may have traded hands a few times but it has never found a true owner as far as I...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 5th January 2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Ignition Switch?

A friend hid a starter interlock in plain sight. He routed the ‘start’ wire through an unmarked toggle switch, one of many on the dash. In practice, the switch needs to be flipped on in order for...
Forum: The Paddock 1st January 2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,651
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Why this forum is dissapperaring up its own anus?

Yup.

I was glad when all politics were moved to a single thread that I now religiously ignore. I havenít read a single political post in many, many months now, and donít miss them one bit. But I...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 14th December 2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,159
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Is gt40's important to you - let us know your thoughts

Thatís an interesting perspective. I was viewing the opposite side of the coinóif I had a SPF-related issue I would have to plow through tons of unrelated marque threads to find the info I...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 14th December 2017, 01:17 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,159
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Is gt40's important to you - let us know your thoughts

Thanks Randy!

I feel stupid nowóand deservedly so!

What would it take to bring the SPF forum back to life? Even though I donít own one and it will likely be many years before I do (if ever), I...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 30th November 2017, 01:56 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,159
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Is gt40's important to you - let us know your thoughts

Ron, no I havenít paid yet. I confess ignorance. I had set it up for recurring payments so that I only needed to be smart one time, and then it would take care of itself each year.

I promise I...
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 24th November 2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,095
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Superformance GT40 MkI

Mike,

Iím sorry to hear you are offering it for sale. Few people seem to enjoy their cars as much as you enjoy yoursóand with good reason. Itís a fantastic car.

I hope that you can...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 18th November 2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,159
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Is gt40's important to you - let us know your thoughts

RonóI had established myself as a silver supporter with an automatic recurring PayPal payment. Out of curiosity I just checked and it shows as having been cancelled???

Is this something you did?...
Forum: All GT40 15th November 2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,281
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: VIN Plates

Lynn,

Great to see you back!

As one who presumably has some expertise in such matters, perhaps you would be good enough to give a primer on the topic, showing the evolution of the various tags...
Forum: The Paddock 15th November 2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,420
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

Amen!

For the record, I have driven a Tesla S. It was very fast but NOT very green, despite what they would have you believe.

FWIW a friend of mine was aggressively recruited by Elon Musk...
Forum: The Paddock 14th November 2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,420
Posted By Mike Drew
Electric cars, in a nutshell...

This is the basic truth about electric cars that left-wing environmental nuts canít seem to understand....
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 13th November 2017, 12:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,275
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: For sale 2 CAVs GTs $110,000 AUD for both

Is it safe to assume these are both proper RHD cars?
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 31st October 2017, 01:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 952
Posted By Mike Drew
What happened to the SPF forum???

Just noticed the SPF forum is gone???

What possible reason could there be for destroying such a valuable resource? For SPF owners (and wannabes like me) it is the principle reason this site even...
Forum: The Paddock 29th September 2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Arabs

Fwiw, these people are almost assuredly Persians, not Arabs. Most westerners are ignorant of the difference, and our terrible media doesn't do us any favors by not bothering to try to educate instead...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 26th September 2017, 01:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,102
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: flat tow

Hahahahah!!!!

It's tough to make out the tail number, but I think I flew that actual airplane earlier this year...
Forum: Superformance GT40s 22nd September 2017, 11:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,102
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: flat tow

Dude. Seriously????

I race in the 24 Hours of Lemons series. $500 race cars. Not one of us would lower ourselves that much.

If you have a Ranchero and can afford a GT40, you can certainly...
Forum: All GT40 17th September 2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 56,506
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Something is missing

I hadn't noticed until just now that yournhar has the BRM-style knockoffs as used with the BRM six-spoke wheels, as opposed to the Halibrand-style knockoffs, which were used with the Halibrand wheels...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 16th September 2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,922
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: ZF 4th gear breakages

Dave,

The earliest Panteras only supported the gearbox at the center rear using brackets attached to the studs that hold the cast iron rear plate on.

With rubber motor mounts, there was enough...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 14th September 2017, 02:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,922
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: ZF 4th gear breakages

Lloyd has shown me some destroyed gearboxes, but all of them could be attributed to operator error. Gregg Esakoff has about 750 hp in his race Pantera and his car has a Dash-1 variant which isn't as...
Forum: The Paddock 13th September 2017, 02:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,415
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: IRMA

I'm reading that loads of people in several states have died or suffered great injury from carbon monoxide poisoning from running gas-powered generators indoors.

It's very sad, and astonishing to...
Forum: The Paddock 4th September 2017, 11:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,395
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Hurricane Harvey - Now a Category 4

I read in a newspaper it was a million.

And Irma is steaming towards Florida and is expected to make landfall as a Category 4 storm which would make the first time two Cat 4 storms hit the US in...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 2nd September 2017, 02:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,645
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Hateful 8, a hard won '40 for an FNG

Are you literally living in San Francisco, or just in the general vicinity?

I had my Pantera in San Francisco for the first couple of weeks that I owned it back in 1989 and it was a bit of a...
Forum: The Paddock 1st September 2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 803
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Sled Driver

He is a very popular and charismatic speaker. Search YouTube and you will find loads of videos featuring him speaking to crowds aboutnis experiences.....
Forum: The Paddock 28th August 2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,395
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Hurricane Harvey - Now a Category 4

I heard from Kirby Schrader that he is still dry....
Forum: The Paddock 28th August 2017, 11:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,555
Posted By Mike Drew
Re: Joe Arpaio

Also, the underlying issue was that a local judge was ordering local law enforcement to NOT enforce FEDERAL law. I believe that is inherently an illegal order, which is why they ignored it. He was...
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