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Forum: Lola T70 Lounge 5th April 2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: lola t70 3b tub

Randy,

who is the maker of this tub, and is it to original FIA specification please. Original spec tubs should have steel and three grades of alloy in their construction.
Forum: Lola T70 Lounge 1st April 2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 382
Posted By 91740Gt
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 16th March 2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,357
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: A blast from the past

This was my old Special Saloon Mini, raced mainly in the Hepolite Glacier championship in the early 70s.

Picture looks a little strange as it was lifted from some early 1971 cine film of Mallory...
Forum: All GT40 15th February 2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: Looking for my old GTD

Simon,

I think most of us wondered what MID was, and what possible use it could have in tracing your unfinished car that you sold. The photos clearly show that there was a lot to do before it...
Forum: Lola T70 Lounge 10th February 2018, 04:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: T70 IIIb Steering Rack mounting

The holes you have ringed are the bracket mounting holes, Not where the clamp itself goes around the rack. I tried to add a picture to this reply but it says its format is too large and will not...
Forum: Lola T70 Lounge 9th February 2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: T70 IIIb Steering Rack mounting

Amazing coincidence.

I was actually at Broadley Automotive/Fox racing this very afternoon, discussing steering racks used on the Lolas. From Austin 1800 to the 1100, left or right hand drive...
Forum: The Garage Sale 4th February 2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By 91740Gt
Forum: GT40 Tech - Registration / SVA / Insurance 31st January 2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: Side windows and IVA

Gentlemen,

I do admire and sympathise with all of you who have to go through the dreaded SVA/IVA test in order to get your cars on the road.

However, please, please, please tell your...
Forum: Worldwide GT40 Events 31st January 2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: Argyll Festival of Performance club display and free tickets.

I,m already booked for it as one of the display cars with the 917K replica and representing Gulf Oil UK, who already have a strong garage presence in Scotland.

If the wind is set fair and the...
Forum: The Paddock 17th January 2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 710
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: Porsche 917 bathtub anyone?

No need Marcus ....... just go out in a wet qualifying or race. Three times last season I was soaked !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 15th January 2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: GTD Passenger Water Pipe Cover

Bingo, we are in luck. Had these since the dark ages !!!!!!!

Now Brett, I see that you have a SGT chassis and it is possible that yours is slightly different to the original GTD measurements.

...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 15th January 2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: GTD Passenger Water Pipe Cover

I,ll go into workshop and see if I have the template for the water pipe cover. Long time since I made one of those, and I assume you have an alloy clad frame and not one of the fibreglass tubs !!
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 12th January 2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 532
Posted By 91740Gt
Swop two for one ......

I require a Hewland LG 500 (4 or 5 gear) gearbox and have a Porsche G50 and ZF 5-25 gearbox in good order plus ús .. to swop for a reasonable condition one.

Any one out there with one...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 27th December 2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By 91740Gt
Forum: Lola T70 Lounge 27th December 2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,118
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: Lola T70 Mk3B (replica) tyres

Giles,
you have a PM.
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 29th September 2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,043
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: where to buy a body gt40 at a low price?

There you are Kimson.

I told you to be patient.
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 29th September 2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,043
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: where to buy a body gt40 at a low price?

Andy,

I most humbly apologise to you and all other readers for my mistake. I had no idea that you did the body construction in house.

All credit to you.
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 29th September 2017, 05:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,043
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: where to buy a body gt40 at a low price?

Kimson,

you are too impatient.

Give them a chance to reply, as they are are not huge multi-national companies with lots of staff. I know that Mick Southern is moving his workshops just...
Forum: The Race Track 29th September 2017, 05:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,340
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: The Spa "Six Hour" race meeting

Well done Karl.

Towards the end you can hear the lovely sound of a Merlin Spitfire engine. This is of one of the few two seat Spitfires that regularly take paying customers up for flights from...
Forum: The Race Track 26th September 2017, 05:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,340
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: The Spa "Six Hour" race meeting

Oh, I know it,s not hard to do, but I am always so busy.

In racing you just cannot stick it on the glass. It has to be mounted in a very sound way and be passed by the scrutineers. I,ll...
Forum: The Race Track 25th September 2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,340
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: The Spa "Six Hour" race meeting

Jimmy,

I just do not have time to do "Movies" and have to rely on others having me in the frame, so to speak.
I did take my first video on my mobile telephone just yesterday morning,...
Forum: The Race Track 23rd September 2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,340
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: The Spa "Six Hour" race meeting

As a footnote to the above story, 3 days later, I,m up at Snetterton for FORC track event, and we unload the 917 fresh with "patina"of oil and looking like it had just done 24 hours.
It was warm...
Forum: The Race Track 23rd September 2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,340
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: The Spa "Six Hour" race meeting

Many thanks to Alex for resizing the above pictures and posting them here for me.

I love Spa, and I had really hoped and prayed that it would be a relatively kind weather meeting. WRONG !!

...
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 22nd September 2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 846
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: Urgent. Mk 1 nose needed.

Graham

That's great. I,ve just telephoned my colleague and left a message for him to call me as soon as he gets home. Could you send your telephone number or email address by a PM on this site to...
Forum: The Race Track 21st September 2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,340
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: The Spa "Six Hour" race meeting

Right, here goes.

These 3 pictures were sent to me by other photographers who were there for the early Friday morning first qualifying session. The other pictures taken by me just will not...
Forum: The Race Track 21st September 2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,340
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: The Spa "Six Hour" race meeting

Alex,

I,ve downloaded them onto the computer, but when I try to put them on this site it just keeps saying " upload failed".

I have lots to tell but I need to provide pictures to back...
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 21st September 2017, 04:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 846
Posted By 91740Gt
Urgent. Mk 1 nose needed.

URGENT.

Not for me, but urgently required for a colleague.

A GTD or similar Mk1 front nose in almost any colour or state of repair, but usable.

Will travel anywhere in UK for right...
Forum: The Race Track 18th September 2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,340
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: The Spa "Six Hour" race meeting

Guss,

Dreadful weather from Tuesday onwards .... should have been power boat racing instead!!

Lots to tell, but the photographs taken on "iphones" just will not download onto this site.

...
Forum: The Race Track 12th September 2017, 02:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,340
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: The Spa "Six Hour" race meeting

There are plenty of Lola T70s, and every other type of sports and GT cars you could wish to see, at this fantastic 3 day meeting.

With 600 cars competing, the tyre suppliers are going to be...
Forum: The Race Track 7th September 2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,340
Posted By 91740Gt
The Spa "Six Hour" race meeting

Any one else going to Spa and this glorious meeting and circuit next week ?

I,m racing in the One hour race with the 917K and hoping for some better fortune this time round. Some recent issues...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 8th August 2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: GTD Engine/gearbox Lowering

Whoops !!!!!

That will teach me not to read the posts properly. I see you have already done that.

Sorry.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 8th August 2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: GTD Engine/gearbox Lowering

If you want to do it easily with a minimum of fuss I,ve got a pair of Roy Smarts bolt-on engine lowering mounts for free. Uses existing bolt holes, and just lower the gearbox tail to suit. A few...
Forum: The Race Track 22nd May 2017, 05:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,104
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: The season gets started.

Mike, you,re a genius. Thankyou.
Forum: The Race Track 20th May 2017, 03:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,104
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: The season gets started.

Jimmy P.
I always wear two facial protection pieces of fire protection, due to the cars vunerability. One is a full balaclava, the other is a "tube" type to give extra neck and lower face...
Forum: The Race Track 10th May 2017, 04:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,104
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: The season gets started.

Qualifying and the race were somewhat frought and I managed to finish intact, but it was not an experience I wish to repeat in a 917 ever again.

It was wet, with a capital W for the race...
Forum: The Race Track 20th April 2017, 03:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,104
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: The season gets started.

Michel,

just a picture for you from a previous race at Brands Hatch, going into the "Druids" hairpin.
Forum: The Race Track 20th April 2017, 03:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,104
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: The season gets started.

Michel,

it is definitely NOT my first race. That was in 1969 and I,ve lost count of how many I,ve done since then.
It is not even the 917 first race. That was at Spa in September 2005.

...
Forum: The Race Track 19th April 2017, 04:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,104
Posted By 91740Gt
The season gets started.

It is all go now as 2017 season gets going.

Had 917 out at Brands Hatch(Indy circuit) last week to run in rebuilt engine, following its "nasty" at Silverstone last year, and to test her out in...
Forum: The Paddock 28th March 2017, 02:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,229
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: Back to the forums...

My sincere condolences to you and your family.
Forum: Lola T70 Lounge 22nd March 2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,636
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: A rare opportunity

By all means have a go at making a road going legal car with an all alloy chassis, but it will dictate to you specific applications that are not too acceptable for road going. It will not stand up to...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 15th March 2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,011
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: Crank angles

Try A&Q, Google or Pistonheads or upping your membership status !!
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 10th March 2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,784
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: Wanted. Shock absorbers.

Strange ..... I don,t see your message sent to others who want parts !!!!!!!!

I will have a look at the post you refer to, but in the meantime, thanks for helping sour my simple request.
Forum: Lola T70 Lounge 10th March 2017, 04:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,368
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: Lola T70 MK3b Bodywork - Suppliers ??

The only manufacturer of the genuine (from original moulds) Lola T70 Mk3b, is TWM at Ellington, nr Huntingdon in UK. I see Tony Waterman fairly regularly and his standards are OUTSTANDING. He ships...
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 9th March 2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,784
Posted By 91740Gt
Wanted. Shock absorbers.

Urgently required.

One or preferably two old, but USABLE Spax front shock absorbers for GTD 40. Springs not required, but will take them if I have to.

PM me if you can help please.

...
Forum: Lola T70 Lounge 6th March 2017, 03:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,368
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: Lola T70 MK3b Bodywork - Suppliers ??

Original front and rear sections are easily ordered from Tony at TWM, BUT ..... you may have to do some "cutting and shutting" as GTD moulds have differences.
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 7th February 2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,786
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: 917/10 "replica" :-)

Do not worry Jim, the rear end frame work was basically supporting the luggage trays and rear deck and is not stress bearing, so that "welding" would hold up OK.
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 7th February 2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,786
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: 917/10 "replica" :-)

Oh Marcus, your sense of humour is just like mine. These pictures were running repair welds, but the original frames also looked like they were suffering with piles !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: The Race Track 5th February 2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,627
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: The season starts soon.

As my 917K is an outright race car, and in order to comply to "historic" type regulations in various series I have to run an aircooled Porsche engine. Mine is a "breathed upon" 3.6 ltr (964) engine...
Forum: Lola T70 Lounge 4th February 2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 124,807
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: LOLA T70 scratch build...

Randy, you did not read Mics answer correctly. He did not say they were steel space framed, only engine, some suspension and roll cage mounting points are steel. Mic has huge experience, far beyond...
Forum: Lola T70 Lounge 26th January 2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,013
Posted By 91740Gt
Re: T70 books

Mike,

despite the Lola T70 Mk3Bs history and abilities, there are no really detailed reference books about them, and it is basically the Starkey books or nothing.
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