Recent content by Julian West

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    GTD chassis # 17789

    Simon, Thank you for adding to the history on this car. FWIW I fully understand why you would want your father's involvement in this car to be recognised. Thank you to Rob Bloom for what I believe to be a very fair and accurate statement. Stuart was also a good friend to me & his recent passing...
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    Quick ratio steering rack for G T Racing chassis (ex MDA kit)

    What Bob said :) I have the alloy front uprights from MDA on my GTD & used this method to 'wake up' the steering. Much easier and cheaper than modifying the steering rack. If it's any use I'll try & dig out some photos. Kind regards Julian
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    Show me your fuel pumps please! - Carb fed engines

    Gents, Thanks for your input. It's possible the claimed flow rates of the Facet Red Tops could be a little optimistic, I found this 10 year old thread, post 14.... https://www.gt40s.com/threads/my-fueling-plans-for-the-dynatek-injection-system.29515/ Running the two pumps together looks like...
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    Show me your fuel pumps please! - Carb fed engines

    Hi Veek, Thanks for your post & the Malpassi instructions, I appreciate your suggestion. The stumbling only happens intermittently and occasionally at WOT & I have set the fuel pressure to 7psi at tickover as per the Carb's requirements. I'm beginning to think the problem may be that the Facet...
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    Show me your fuel pumps please! - Carb fed engines

    Thank you all for your replies so far. I'll summarise what I've learned so far & hopefully this will be of use to others. Due to the location of my pumps 10" above the fuel tank outlet, I require pumps with a 'LIFT' capability. My engine requires around 35 GPH flow & the Holley 670 carb...
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    Show me your fuel pumps please! - Carb fed engines

    Good point, I'll look into that. Thanks for the tip.
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    Show me your fuel pumps please! - Carb fed engines

    Thank you all for your replies, Mike, do you know if your friend installed the Holley pumps level with the tank outlet or higher up in the engine bay? Holley state the 12-125 "Should be mounted below the fuel level of the tank for a good gravity feed on the inlet side". However reading through...
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    Show me your fuel pumps please! - Carb fed engines

    Gentlemen, I'm finding my Facet/Malpassi fuel system is struggling to keep up after many years of reliable use. I've searched many fuel pump threads & am looking for the best option to upgrade my current system, hopefully without too much modification. Are the Gerotor type pumps the best...
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    Wilwood Mechanical Handbrake Spot Parking Brake Caliper - Pair

    Pair of Wildwood cable operated handbrake callipers, well used & well worn. Fitted with spacers to suit 28mm thick discs and extended pull levers. In honesty, these callipers do not work particularly well, but when correctly adjusted & setup they worked well enough to pass an MOT, once! May be...
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    Show us your GT40!

    Castle Combe Sprint, a 'wet start'!
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    Show us your GT40!

    Quarry corner, Castle Combe circuit, Wiltshire
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    NEC show pictures of GT40 Enthusiasts Club cars

    Hi Neil, I understand the original transaxle was replaced during the restoration. Kind regards Julian
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    NEC show pictures of GT40 Enthusiasts Club cars

    Hi Jim, yes you and Dave are absolutely correct, it is a Heron MKIV. The current owner and restorer is a Gentleman named Andris Stals. He did tell me what type of Transaxle he used but I'm afraid I can't for the life of me remember. kind regards Julian
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    NEC show pictures of GT40 Enthusiasts Club cars

    Yes, I chatted to the owner/restorer of the MKIV. I asked him about the engine & apparently it's a 'Shevvy'. Not an engine I've ever heard of... :) Great stand put on by the GT40EC, the cars all looked stunning. Kind regards, Julian
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