Recent content by iank2112

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    Tornado TS40 'evolution'

    Amazing car!
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    Carbon fiber gt40?

    There are other photos online, the panels are definitely CF. The chassis is space frame with CF panels rivetted and glued on AFAIK. Ian
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    Difference in GT40 model kits

    In a nutshell, yes ... they are all replicas. Some are more accurate than others, but since they were not built in the 60s (or in the case of the original Safir MkVs up through the early 80s I believe), they are replicas. Ian
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    Restoration Project?

    According to the comments on the "Where is it now?" thread: Per Robert Gressard "The car is 1070P. It has no racing history. It exploded in 1969 in Akron Ohio on RT 18. Notice the hubs and uprights are missing. A new car was built around them and the title. I owned it for 32 years." "The...
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    Engine power!

    Well, if you want to upgrade your power, yes, the transaxle is the limitation. But you should also look at your brakes - you'll need to stop too :)
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    Not new but now need a GT40 in my life

    Inching closer to pulling the trigger on a GT40 myself ... finalizing which way to go and clearing garage space. Crushed the tip of my middle finger last week, and nearly lost it. So, small set back ...
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    Drivetrain Options

    How about the Albins ST6-M or AGB? Both are under £20K from what I can tell
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    Rick's RCR GT40

    Hmm, double post ...
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    Rick's RCR GT40

    Welcome back to the fold :) Your GTD was the one that really got me looking into trying to build one. Still working on that ... Ian
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    And Now for Something Completely Different...

    I've been playing since I was 14, though I took a break from serious playing for about 15 years. Picked it back up again last year, trying to shake the cobwebs off. I have a 1987 US Kramer Baretta and a 1974 Fender Strat Tobacco Burst. The Strat was modded when I bought it in '84 (my first...
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    New build GT racing chassis

    I believe GT Racing is the new MDA based on the pics on their website. GT40 Chassis - GT Racing Ian
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    HELP Looking for information on this orange Superformance GT40 SPF 2214

    2214 was owned by David Briggs who used to post quite a bit here. You can search for info on the car. He owned a CAV, but wrecked it pretty hard. That's why the motor and trans in 2214 originally came from a CAV. He posted about it here as well. Ian
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    Tornado TSC GT40

    Mark, When I was an undergrad at UC San Diego, we would walk across the street and sit on the cliffs further south down the coast and have conversations with the pilots as they were able to just sit aloft in the wind quite often. I've even seen a few planes get launched. As an employee at...
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    Tornado TSC GT40

    Hence the prevalence of various gliders off Torrey Pines - the gliderport! I actually watched someone chase a hawk around the cliffs there one day. The hawk finally got sick of it, went into a dive, and the RC plane went in after. Needless to say, the hawk had no problem pulling up out of...