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Forum: The Paddock 17th February 2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 187,724
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

Well, I suppose it'd help you avoid seeing opinions you don't agree with. Rod isn't a supporter so he wouldn't be here. But Jeff is a supporter so he'd still be in the paddock right along with the...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 7th February 2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,223
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: The Future of GT40s.com

Thanks! Love Asheville, but always go on the motorcycle since that area of the US cannot be beat for riding, anywhere.
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 7th February 2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,547
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Back to the Future-Ron and Sydney's 1985 5L Mustang Build

It has been a good while since I updated this thread due to WORK, as in J O B work. January through mid-February is a heavy work time for me and there isn't a lot of time for other pursuits. However,...
Forum: The Paddock 28th January 2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,571
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

Hmmm....

“This will do everything that your regular car commuter car will do, Reisner said on FOX Business’ “Countdown to the Closing Bell.” “Air condition, power breaks, power steering,...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 19th January 2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: posting issues

Put another way, if you made the post the post isn't new to YOU. The software only shows posts new to YOU. For example, this post I'm writing to you right now I will not see under "New Posts" for me,...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 17th January 2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 19,261
Posted By Ron Earp
Forum: All GT40 15th January 2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 901
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Another of the Greats Gone - RIP Dan Gurney

Moved this up from the Paddock is it is of interest to all GT40 enthusiasts. RIP Gan Gurney. There won't be another like you.
Forum: The Paddock 13th January 2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,571
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

That's a great looking car but Fisker isn't going to produce enough of anything to influence the trajectory of EV evolution.
Forum: The Paddock 9th January 2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,571
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

If you liked that then you'll really enjoy your experience with a true EV. I don't know what Mercury the hybrid might have been since Mercury hasn't existed for quite sometime, but try a pure modern...
Forum: The Paddock 9th January 2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,571
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

Me too.

I realize the Bolt (or any EV really) isn't an enthusiast's cup of tea. They aren't sexy and currently very little motorsport involves them. Electric motorcycles have a race at the Isle of...
Forum: The Paddock 8th January 2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,571
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

H2 fuel cells will further hamper the acceptance of EV tech. If you need a range extender you need to take advantage of our existing system - gasoline. Adding H2 to EV will just make things more...
Forum: The Paddock 8th January 2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,571
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

Hey Randy, EV only for folks that do long distance travel won't work well, right now. But will at some point in the future.

We purchased the Bolt with the quick charge feature. What's that? A...
Forum: The Paddock 7th January 2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,571
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

The second generation Volt is absolutely capable of charging the battery. In fact, there are five distinct modes that the ICE can interface with the car and the car determines how power will flow for...
Forum: The Paddock 6th January 2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,571
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

In short, we love the Bolt. It's a fantastic car and yes, you can still be a car enthusiast and have an electric car. In fact, you can develop a new enthusiasm for cars.
Forum: The Paddock 6th January 2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,571
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

Relatively minor update, but we made the last long trip we'd speced the Bolt out to make, down to Emerald Isle from Cary NC. The distance for this trip is about 168 miles however we made the trip...
Forum: The Paddock 6th January 2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,571
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

Our family requires basically three "long" trips to be possible with the Bolt. Cary to Greensboro, Cary to Burlington, and one way Cary to Emerald Isle. All are possible according to specs but until...
Forum: The Paddock 6th January 2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,571
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

Alrighty, we've made the first long trip with the Bolt. We made a 140 round trip to visit my folks yesterday and all was good. The conditions were very unfavorable to an EV - cold outside temps...
Forum: The Paddock 6th January 2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,571
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

No incentives in NC for an electric charger. I didn't really expect any in this state but checked anyway. We can use the Bolt in the HOV lane if there were any in central NC. None around that I know...
Forum: The Paddock 6th January 2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,571
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

Bolt acquired. Julie is pretty excited. Looks way better with black badges and front licence plate holder removed. She named it Blue Tardis because it's way bigger on the inside. Accurate.
...
Forum: The Paddock 6th January 2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,571
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

Car buying at Chez Earp is a never ending source of entertainment.

The i3 was driven. It drives well, that is, sharper handling than the Volt or Bolt, and it has a nice steering feel. The...
Forum: The Paddock 6th January 2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,571
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

The Volt drive went well today with all family members participating. We had a fully charged Volt and managed to get 49.9 miles from it on electric and another 20 miles with the generator running. I...
Forum: The Paddock 6th January 2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,571
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

I'm an owner of an electric car (well wife is) and a car enthusiast. On another forum I frequent I went through the purchasing process in dozens of posts with the folks on that forum. I'll report...
Forum: The Paddock 2nd January 2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,914
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Why this forum is dissapperaring up its own anus?

Or make it accessible by password. It already doesn't appear in search results. It could be hidden, and, require a password. So you'd really have to want to get in to the hidden, secret, password...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 1st January 2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Ford windsor/cleveland length?

Yep. And even at 60 degrees the motor still needs a balance shaft since it has the inherit vibration modes of two triples that can't be canceled.

The GM and Ford 90 degree V6s are some odd ducks....
Forum: The Paddock 1st January 2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,914
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Why this forum is dissapperaring up its own anus?

I'm still amazed that the Paddock generates so much hate. And, that the paddock is still an echo chamber for a few individuals that basically post nowhere else on this forum. Al, Larry, Lonesomebob,...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 27th December 2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Ford windsor/cleveland length?

Wait now I'm not that old yet!

I have a out of print 4.5L SVO Build book I picked up off Ebay and I thought the SVO crank had split journals but I've never seen one in the flesh. I would've...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 26th December 2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Ford windsor/cleveland length?

True. The Essex V6 was long running, something like 1981 to 2008, but it is the only US Ford motor I'm aware of that had the oil pump external to the engine. That of course necessitated some...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 26th December 2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Ford windsor/cleveland length?

No kidding. Ford seemed to not have a plan there at all.

I don't know Chevys well and Mopars even less. Did either of them do a better job at putting together a relatively standard and tidy...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 21st December 2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,498
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Unable to post to SPF

It's a build log. Seems like the build log forum is a good place for it.
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 20th December 2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,547
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Back to the Future-Ron and Sydney's 1985 5L Mustang Build

Whew, a month had flown by. We're really close now. The engine is running, not great but running. The Sniper install went fine and initial startup is done, but while we can get it to idle and take...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 20th December 2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: What happened to the SPF forum???

You're responding to a post from Mike that is from 10/31/17. The SPF forum is there and is open.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 15th December 2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Oil.....

I use oil that is slippery, typically carmel colored.

In 15 years of racing I've never had a failure related to brand of oil. I have had various failures related to lack of oil though, so one...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 14th December 2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,436
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Is gt40's important to you - let us know your thoughts

Maybe it's time to rethink how you view the forum as a resource. The SPF subforum doesn't have any factory support, it's just a subcollection of threads that are about SPF which are not organized at...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 7th December 2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,498
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Unable to post to SPF

I've not heard back from them in over a month at least. The bigger problem is it's like this every year and I'm out of steam messing with it. Either you do or do not want to contribute, simple...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 2nd December 2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: For sale ad not appering...

The system with auto moderate posts based on post count and some other factors. Helps eliminate spam.
Forum: The Race Track 29th November 2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,206
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Seems a waste...

The school at at Road Atlanta and went out of business many months ago.
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 29th November 2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,436
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Is gt40's important to you - let us know your thoughts

Please turn the recurring stuff off. I can't turn it off from my side - folks sign up, then five years later they're sending me nasty messages saying I'm charging them for support even though the...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 18th November 2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,547
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Back to the Future-Ron and Sydney's 1985 5L Mustang Build

It has been a long while since posting on this thread. A situation at work exploded in late September and I haven't had much time to coordinate work in the garage with Jeff and Sydney. Sydney is knee...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 12th November 2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 49,693
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: possibly the sickest engine/tran package for an SLC ??

Ah, that makes more sense. John was talking about a standard LS while I was specifically talking about DOHC V8s, which the LS isn't unless it has the Mercrusier package on it.
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 12th November 2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 49,693
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: possibly the sickest engine/tran package for an SLC ??

The DOHC four valve Mercury LS engine is $8k cheaper than the Ford Crate motor? That's a pretty good deal. I didn't realize it was that inexpensive.
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 10th November 2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,436
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Is gt40's important to you - let us know your thoughts

Posts in the Paddock have not shown up for many years in the New Posts link. Like I said, you have to go looking for the Paddock. And if you go looking for it, well, then you're interested and thus...
Forum: The Paddock 10th November 2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 69,278
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Anyone out there still riding motorbikes.

Beautiful machine!

But those don't fit my usage these days of riding many hours with friends to various locations for overnights, dinners, drinks, and camaraderie.

They could use that sort of...
Forum: RCR Forum - RCR40/SLC/917/Superlite Aero 10th November 2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 49,693
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: possibly the sickest engine/tran package for an SLC ??

No offense to the LS crowd cause that's an awesome engine, but if I wanted a domestic DOHC V8 I think I'd go with the Ford series. Their crate Aluminator is 580 naturally aspirated horsepower.
...
Forum: All GT40 10th November 2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,782
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: The Paddock Poll

While not paddock specific it's still interesting. Post it up.
Forum: All GT40 10th November 2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,782
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: The Paddock Poll

Knock yourself out as long as the poll has at least the choices of the original poll plus whatever choices you felt were missing.
Forum: All GT40 9th November 2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,782
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: The Paddock Poll

All true. Still cannot understand why folks go read threads that upset them. I have zero interest in F1 racing and it pisses me off how much money Americans waste on sports activities such as the...
Forum: All GT40 9th November 2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,782
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: The Paddock Poll

No Mike, it wasn't designed to produce a certain result. I created it at lunch on a whim.

If you feel that strongly about it then create a poll.
Forum: All GT40 8th November 2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,782
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: The Paddock Poll

Nope. Master Blaster!

So if the small sample size is to be believed then the Paddock needs to become a "Members Only" sort of club.
Forum: All GT40 6th November 2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,782
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: The Paddock Poll

Maybe it should be like Thunderdome - two men enter, one man leave.

We'll set it up so two people can post while others can watch and vote. A poll will be run that will be used to declare the...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 6th November 2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By Ron Earp
Re: Wiring Connectors - Need Recommentation

It does, just like the factory Deutsch connector. Clearly I'd verify it when you get the tool because the suppliers and so on change all the time, but a proper four position crimper can be had for...
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