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    Rear Clip Support

    No but with a dimension drawing on a napkin and the photo you could get a couple made at a local fab shop:) These are fitted to an RCR GT40, maybe look there first. Cheers Ian
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    CAV or RCR GT40 WHY?

    You may want to look into buying a car already here and done car or a partially built or abandoned kit. Also it's worth mentioning that in order of magnitude the difficulty to build a GT40 is at least four times more work than a Factory Five Cobra and it will cost a lot more than you planned...
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    RCR GT40 THROTTLE ISSUES...

    Hi Kim, It's easy to fall in love with these cars, as Lee said a beautiful car. The throttle pedal return spring I made from stainless steel wire. There's not much room to play with at the pedal pivot, however in the absence of a manfactured spring this works very well. Cheers Ian
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    RCR GT40 THROTTLE ISSUES...

    Hi Kim, With the learning curve required to complete a car of this caliber, the support and knowledge base available from this forum is invaluable to the home builder. Having to take something apart and do it all again is not unusual as individual car owners have full choice of parts they...
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    RCR GT40 THROTTLE ISSUES...

    Hi Kim, a lot of good suggestions concerning the throttle linkage, levers and springs thus far. I'd really like to see a pic or two of your linkage hooking up to the throttle pedal as this is not clear in the photo posted. On the RCR pedal boxes we've set up a clock spring is installed on the...
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    RCR GT40 THROTTLE ISSUES...

    Hi Kim, It would be helpful if you posted a few pics of the throttle hook up at the pedal box and the induction system to get a handle on possible causes and make suggestions. The three RCR pedal boxes I've set up all worked very well once properly adjusted. The same care is required with...
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    cav starter

    Hi Neville, no doubt you have gone through all the parts cross over guides and searched the part number online in your quest. What I should have said is that the solenoid is a common part if you have twenty years experience in Bosch starters. There are many OEM parts on the CAV GTs from Tier 1...
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    cav starter

    Hi Neville, the solenoid is a common Bosch part. Take the starter to a local alternator/starter re builder. He'll have the part, install it and make sure the brushes, bearings and bendix are all ok, refresh as required. Safest thing to do. Also you should check over all the battery grounds...
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    problems with soft brake pedal and weak brakes.

    About the brake bias, when they are properly bedded in and bias adjusted for optimum braking on smooth flat clean pavement you should have all four brakes on the verge of locking simultaneously, however in extreme braking the front brakes should lock first. The suspension must be properly set...
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    tire pressure and caster angle

    Hi Neville, What you're really asking for is the complete four corner setup of the car. There is a limit on the amount of caster, camber and toe available on the CAV GT. The first concern is ride height. The second concern is the corner weights. Then you can head towards alignment specs, not...
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    CAV GT40 ball joints

    There is renewed interest in these parts particularly from new CAV owners like yourself looking to build or upgrade older CAV GT40s to the best it can be. I am always happy to help out with advice regarding technical questions raised by forum members regardless of brand of manufacturer as...
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    CAV GT40 ball joints

    The CAV GT is a very robust car. The ball joint pin will bend before any damage to the upright assembly or upper control arm. Ball joint pins are machined from alloys designed to do just that, bend rather than break off. On the CAV Canada suspension upgrade kit the ball joint issue was fixed...
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    CAV GT40 ball joints

    Hi Jasper, The upper ball joint at normal ride height (5 inches for most KVA / GTD based cars) has 7 degrees of the movement in the joint is being taken up by the kingpin angle of the CAV upright, leaving about 7 degrees left to use in bump. If you drop the ride height to original GT40 specs (4...
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    Fuel Filter Help

    You're welcome, thank you. I've seen these parts as new staked or not. Today's fuels are not kind to old plastic or new incorrect choice of plastic chemistry. So a simple pressed in part should be sympathetically staked. Fabulous looking part too. Cheers
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    Working on the GTs trans pics.

    Hi Ken, all good suggestions for sure. You can't be too careful with tolerances when mating up non OEM parts like your Renault transaxle to a SB Ford V8. This is a well proven combination going back for decades. Jac Mac raises a good question, why did it fail? I expect checking the run out of...
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