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Forum: GT40 Build Logs 7th August 2016, 11:17 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 141,319
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Kiwi scratchbuilt

Well guys, long time no see. Just an update, Jac Mac is pretty right, my spare time has been fully occupied with Formula Ford and I haven’t been on this site for ages. After the prang it took me a...
Forum: Original GT40s 2nd November 2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,038
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Unknown Beauty

Sharp eyes Jac. Maybe they need to get a bit more heat into the pads......
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 25th October 2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 903
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Help With a Leaky BSPP Fitting??

Sounds like not enough crush on the o ring John. Have you tried a slightly thicker o ring?

Naturally you have checked the machined surfaces are not damaged etc.
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 6th October 2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 141,319
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Kiwi scratchbuilt

Great encouragement guys.

My Kiwi 40 WILL be racing again, with upgrades.

As a side note Ross Nicol has just bought a property a few minutes out of Christchurch so there will be two of us...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 5th October 2012, 03:36 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 141,319
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Kiwi scratchbuilt

Hi guys. All is well. And I am knee deep!

As I have mentioned before on this thread, I get lots more enjoyment from the racing than the building, the building is just the means to an end. With...
Forum: All GT40 30th September 2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,786
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Which is the most correct made replica GT40?

I'm not sure thats the same Goran, used to post really good articles under user name Hemipanter, but I think we have two Gorans here. I could be wrong.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 13th September 2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,707
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: 930 CV joint assembly - gaskets

I don't run gaskets or RTV. If the surfaces are true and clean there should be no need.
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 6th September 2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Hi from New Zealand

LOL. A slip of the brain. My dyno guy is loaded into my shoe phone as dynogary!

However one small update to the list. Ross Nicol walked into work earlier in the week and revealed that he has...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 31st August 2012, 04:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Hi from New Zealand

Hi Stephen, welcome. Whereabouts in NZ are you? (Edit. Silly me, I see in your other post you are selling a Frank Wigg floor section in Auckland)

Other NZers with 40s that I can think of offhand...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 2nd May 2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,725
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Any experience with Keith Craft or DSS?

I had KC supply my heads and valve train. No complaints at all. Even if DSS as a company is equally good, the deal breaker for me would be the crank not being internally balanced.

That is stupid...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 5th March 2012, 01:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,316
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Difuser design and function

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Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 2nd March 2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,316
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Difuser design and function

Diffuser design really needs to be approached in a holistic manner looking at the overall airflow under the car. If you are looking for downforce with a flat bottom car, the diffuser is merely the...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 19th February 2012, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,481
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Tube specs for wishbones?

Mike is right in that the front lowers need to exhibit good design.

I tacked up a couple of preliminary iterations before I settled on the final configuration. Given that I was using light...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 18th February 2012, 02:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,481
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Tube specs for wishbones?

Scratchbuilders tend to do most stuff themselves, that's why they're scratchbuilders! :idea:

Chris, if you feel happy with your ability, and based on your 917 effort I would say you are, then go...
Forum: The Race Track 15th February 2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,717
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Scratchbuilt 'Kiwi 40' goes racing.

Ah Chris, a fate worse than death! :o

No I won't be getting to Teretonga this year Brian. Hope to be tidying up the workshop instead, and fitting new lighting in readiness for a concentrated...
Forum: The Race Track 14th February 2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,717
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Scratchbuilt 'Kiwi 40' goes racing.

Maybe this not strictly about Kiwi 40 going racing, but it is connected on several different levels. Rehabilitation being one of them. So I have included it in this thread, and also I wouldn’t want...
Forum: Lola T70 Lounge 2nd February 2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,085
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Goodwood

I believe some historic racing stateside is more like gentlemens racing with draconian penalties for spinning or contacting another car. I have been told that if two cars contact, then both drivers...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 23rd January 2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 141,319
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Kiwi scratchbuilt

Good idea about the core prints Trevor, that would never have occurred to me, but since I've already done it I'll stick with what I've got. Not that it would have been that hard to enlarge them, I...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 22nd January 2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,962
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Rover V8 History

There's no doubt about that, but over 300ish hp it is easier and cheaper to do it with something else. And by the time the block etc is beefed up with cradles etc and with bigger heads it's not...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 19th January 2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,962
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Rover V8 History

Maybe, but I would be interested to see how long it lasts! Everything below the head gaskets would become suspect.

The problem is the blocks and the bottom end. The two bolt blocks suffer from...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 17th January 2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,962
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Rover V8 History

I think Rons right, and a crank that will take the revs at 5 litre displacement is not cheap. I think the 450 hp Wilcats are pretty much full race with everything that that entails. Anything over 300...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 11th December 2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 34,323
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: My Scratch Built Project

Beautiful work Phil. I was wondering if you'd been doing anything lately...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 5th December 2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,760
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: 930 trans solid rear mount

Works fine Martin.

It connects to a 'rifle bolt' shifter in the cockpit which is nice and precise and quick for the track. But for a road car I think a conventional pivoting lever would give...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 4th December 2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,760
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: 930 trans solid rear mount

Yeah. That's what I've done. See posts # 281 & 282 in my build log. http://www.gt40s.com/forum/gt40-build-logs/16138-kiwi-scratchbuilt.html
Forum: The Race Track 6th November 2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,711
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: 2011 VIR 13 Hour - RCR T70 Replica

So what model waterpump was it that self destructed? What have you replaced it with?
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 6th November 2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,572
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Dg-930 - Porsche 930 Transaxle Improvements

Well done Dave.

As you know I am intending to go the dog box way with mine once I've got another season under my belt. It's nice to be aware of the problems involved with this conversion. I'll...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 2nd November 2011, 03:41 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 141,319
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Kiwi scratchbuilt

Thanks for the input Trevor.

The foundry asked if I was going to do a split pattern. They seemed to think it would be better.

With regard to the core prints, I made them 22mm. I have an old...
Forum: The Race Track 29th October 2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,711
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: 2011 VIR 13 Hour - RCR T70 Replica

9 laps. Sorry to see that Ron. After all the preparation and effort you have put in. It will be interesting to see just what caused the failure, and why.

I guess there is always next year, and...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 27th October 2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 141,319
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Kiwi scratchbuilt

That's exactly what I'm doing Trevor and that's the main reason for doing it this way. Also I can make up the split pattern from the molds as well.


It's good to have guys on board, on this...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 26th October 2011, 12:49 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 141,319
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Kiwi scratchbuilt

Pic 1.
The upright pattern has been finally coated with Duratech and finish sanded and had the eight coats of release wax applied, ready for taking off a fibreglass mold. This will be done in two...
Forum: Lola T70 Lounge 20th October 2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 64,526
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Aussie RCR T70 capers

Just as well the bale was there. It must have absorbed a fair bit of shock which I would imagine would otherwise have been administered much more severely to the car via the lamp post.....?
...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 15th October 2011, 01:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,388
Posted By Russ Noble
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 11th October 2011, 01:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,316
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Possible option?

Further to my last post, I rang Ross Nicol to catch up with him again and during the conversation he mentioned Albins are now doing a GT40 transaxle. Another new kid on the block, but I think I would...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 10th October 2011, 12:51 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 15,230
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: ZFQ Transaxle failure

That's a good point and I have exchanged messages with him in the past, but this doesn't benefit any other forum members who may also have an interest in the technical discussion.

That's why I...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 10th October 2011, 12:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,316
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Possible option?

Albins do build 'normal' transaxles but most of the ones I have seen are much to long for a GT40
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 10th October 2011, 12:20 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 100,725
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: M20 Dreaming

Bloody Kiwi cheapskates!. How can a good tool manufacturer ever make a profit?:laugh:

As everyone has said, great work Leon, I love what you are doing. All the best.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 8th October 2011, 01:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,273
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: ZF vs ZFQ differences?

Alan,

You changed your post after I posted my reply. Which appears to me to be a little disingenuous The entirety of your original post is shown in my first reply.

I am no fan of the ZF, but...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 8th October 2011, 12:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 15,230
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: ZFQ Transaxle failure

That's true, but if everyone was a little less precious about the way he presents himself, we may have been able to get some further insight into the intricacies of gearbox design...... Maybe........
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 8th October 2011, 12:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,273
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: ZF vs ZFQ differences?

I should have thought Wanni's point was obvious, maybe it got lost in the translation, The ZF is well proven, the new kids on the block are not.

Funny, I was just thinking the other day how much...
Forum: The Race Track 6th October 2011, 01:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,234
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Ross Nicol, where are you?

I see he hasn't been on here since June last year.

I know he was pretty involved with a Pantera he had imported from the States around that time. I've been meaning to phone him for a while now,...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 6th October 2011, 01:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,360
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Venting a 930

Bill, I vented mine from the fulcrum plate. See posts 8 & 13 on this thread
http://www.gt40s.com/forum/gt40-tech-powertrain-transaxles/30956-porsche-930-fluid-fill-inverted-applications.html
...
Forum: All GT40 29th September 2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,678
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Dean Lampe's RCR GT 40

If the car keeps rolling over and moving the driver is likely to be less hurt than if he comes to a sudden stop against something solid from the same speed. Most rollovers tend to look spectacular...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 27th September 2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 141,319
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Kiwi scratchbuilt

Dalton, yes 16" rears. The main reason for this is I have been using 15.0 - 26.0 x 15 F5000 tyres which I can get for nothing. They are meant to have minimum 15" wide rims but I have been squeezing...
Forum: Original GT40s 22nd September 2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,568
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Amgt40/1

I'll think you'll find Paul Hawkins never raced with a ZF at all. If he did it was prior to Bernies arrival in Aug 1968.

I thought the Fortification issues # 80 onwards that had the recollections...
Forum: Original GT40s 22nd September 2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,568
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Amgt40/1

Although AMGT2 was not strickly 'correct' (forgetting about the paint scheme for now) in its Paul Hawkins body as, in Paul Hawkins ownership, it was fitted with an LG600. The other body is maybe more...
Forum: Original GT40s 22nd September 2011, 01:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,568
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Amgt40/1

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The blue car is definitely AMGT2 as owned by Jack Launtz. He posted some photos of it on this thread http://www.gt40s.com/forum/original-gt40s/24815-original-mkii-ex-alan-mann.html...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 21st September 2011, 04:01 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 141,319
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Kiwi scratchbuilt

SFOS this season is highly unlikely Brian. Just too many things that are going to be painstakingly slow.

First of these is that I have decided to make my own cast uprights for the rear. There are...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 15th September 2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 141,319
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Kiwi scratchbuilt

Missing photos. I hope.....
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 15th September 2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 141,319
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Kiwi scratchbuilt

Well the enthusiasm is rekindled and the rotisserie was built over the winter.

I was fortunate to have most of the steel lying around. I got a pair of fwd Corolla rear hubs from a friendly...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 15th September 2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,234
Posted By Russ Noble
Re: Ali Greys RF107

Looks good Ali. Does this mean everything is done and awaiting final assembly?
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