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    Registration / VIN / Title in Minnesota

    Mitch. Don’t you have an RCR? Mine came with a VIN and I had a plate made and fixed it to the drivers bulkhead/door jam. They simply checked that my VIN matched my paperwork. Also used the RCR vin for my insurance with Hagerty. I may be lucky, but process was easy in Oregon.
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    Peter from Sammamish, Washington

    Peter, It was good to speak with you last night, and I'm glad you are on the forum now - welcome. I look forward to meeting and helping where I can. Alan
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    Alan's RCR40

    Just aluminum backing plates. I have seen others who build a bracket that also bolts to the door sill. Mine seem fine from a vibration point of view and vibrate less than my center mirror.
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    Alan's RCR40

    Absolutely Dave. Hoping to take it to WOS Sunday to see their Mario Andretti display. (I think they have a MKIV there.) Will let you know when I can get out for Cars and Coffee as it would be great to coordinate. Also hope to meet up with you again this year at the historics. For now I need to...
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    Alan's RCR40

    Sorry. Not sure why the pics posted twice. User error I am sure
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    Alan's RCR40

    Big day - car is registered and tagged. Remarkably easy in Oregon. Took my first real fun drive on the way home on my favorite local “mountain road”. All seems good, but I think the alternator belt is slipping at about 4K rpm. By the way, still haven’t had it above 4K and I can’t imagine what...
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    Alan's RCR40

    I lost a couple weekends do to travel, but today was able to get the water pump re-mounted and coolant filled. I successfully completed 2-3 miles in the neighborhood with no more leaks at water pump or oil leaks. The engine seems to be holding a steady temperature now that I have the fans...
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    Alan's RCR40

    My friend stopped by over Christmas and commented that I have gone backwards! It certainly looked that way as the car was pretty well torn apart. In actuality, work over the break consisted of trying to sort some of the issues found in the first few short drives. I had coolant leaking at...
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    Alan's RCR40

    Chris Kouba came by today and in just over an hour was able to show me how to adjust the shifter and gear box. I now can find reverse (and all other gears). Now that I have figured out YouTube, the following link is the first start from Thanksgiving week. (admittedly a little out of order)...
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    Alan's RCR40

    Another big day today. Finished bleeding the brakes and chasing some leaks and then actually drove it. Turned out that the first run was in third gear. We made some adjustments so that I could find first and the attached link shows this run. I was able to shift into second twice. I cant find...
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    Alan's RCR40

    Worked progressed pretty well over Thanksgiving weekend. I finished the firewall bump-out, shifter is mounted, and throttle cable is finished. Short term goal is to get it moving, I just need to fill and bleed the brake system and I think I can do a slow speed test in the neighborhood. Then...
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    Alan's RCR40

    First start! Started yesterday on the first crank. No major issues, but a small fuel leak that was easily sorted. Chris Kouba and another buddy of mine spent most of the day with me prepping and advising. I couldn't have done it without them - their generosity with their time yesterday and...
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    Alan's RCR40

    Its been over three months since posting and I'm getting close to firing the engine. Everything takes longer than expected. Since July I... - Mounted the coolant expansion tank - Mounted the coolant catch can - Had custom coolant pipe made from therm. housing down to return pipes. - Installed...
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    Alan's RCR40

    Since posting over a month ago, I got the flywheel, clutch, and throwout bearing installed. Everything went smoothly. Dennis at Pantera Performance was extremely helpful and everything supplied went together well. I still need to complete the slave cylinder and linkage, but all parts appear...
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    Alan's RCR40

    Over the last month I have installed the clutch and re-mounted the gearbox. All went well - although I have not yet completed the slave cylinder installation. Clutch is a McLeod dual disc set up. I had the clutch, throwout bearing, slave cylinder and linkage supplied by Dennis at Pantera...
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