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    Help with parts to complete RF #36

    Jim, I e-mailed Dan White a week ago but have not had a response... I am still looking for a windshield. Keith
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    Help with parts to complete RF #36

    Now that I have the engine running, transaxle shifting, and all the electrical sorted out; I need some help sourcing some parts to complete the car. The windshield I got with the car is cracked and I need to source a windshield that will fit a Roaring Forties. I have had some e-mail...
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    Roaring Forties #36 Joe's Completion Log

    I swapped the engine mounts left to right and gained another 1/4 inch forward on the engine so now my axles were only about 3/8" out of alignment with the axle drivers. Next I removed the two rear transaxle mounts and welded up the existing holes and reinstalled them. I cut two 1.5" diameter by...
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    Roaring Forties #36 Joe's Completion Log

    When I had the transaxle out and on the bench I used the RF supplied parts to complete it for right hand shift. I cut a gasket for the bearing/seal block and installed it with the rest of the shifter parts and tested it in all five forward gears and reverse. Since the rodent urine had rusted the...
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    Roaring Forties #36 Joe's Completion Log

    As had run into so many issues so far, the decision was made to split the engine/transaxle and put the engine on the engine stand so I could pull the pan and see what we had. A family of rodents had setup housekeeping in the bell housing some time in the past. The urine had made a mess of the...
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    Roaring Forties #36 Joe's Completion Log

    I do believe Dwight is correct here and I need to post some more updates. Just to jump ahead I now have more than 300 hours in the project and it has been trailered to the paint shop so I will be bringing my posts up to date over the next few days. My next project was to get the engine/transaxle...
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    Roaring Forties #36 Joe's Completion Log

    I tackled the rear suspension with a little apprehension as there was a lot to be done to get the rear suspension correct. The rear uprights were set way to the rear and there was more than 1.250" difference between the rear of the axle driver on the transaxle and the axle stub on the rear...
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    Roaring Forties #36 Joe's Completion Log

    My next order of business was to get the suspension set to the correct ride height and do the front wheel alignment. The upper ball joints only had two of the three bolts in place and the bolts appeared to be stainless of an unknown trade mark to me. When I gave one of them a quick test with a...
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    Lucas wiper motor nut

    Ordered one from Finishline. Thank you for your help. Keith
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    Roaring Forties #36 Joe's Completion Log

    The first order of business in the completion of Roaring Forties #36 was to move it down to my shop. Again my friend Bobby came by to turn the steering wheel. I really thought this would be an easy task, just hooking it to my riding lawn tractor with a ratchet strap and towing it down hill to my...
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    Lucas wiper motor nut

    Yes, I am in the US (Huntsville, Al). I have resisted ordering one from the UK $40 plus shipping seemed a little steep. If you have one for sale please PM me. Thank you. Keith
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    Lucas wiper motor nut

    I need the nut that connects the Ferrell where the drive cable leaves the wiper drive to the tube. It appears to be a 14mm x 2mm. The nut goes on this part..... Thank you, Keith
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    Roaring Forties #36 Joe's Completion Log

    At the request of the new owner of Roaring Forties #36 I am going to continue this build log (unless we have an objection from the moderators) through completion. Please let me take a sentence or two for a reintroduction as I have been off the forum for over 8 years. Some of you may remember me...
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    GT40 50TH Reunion!

    My 40 has not been out of the garage since November of 2012. Looks to me this could be the best reason ever to dust it off and trailer it 900 miles to the track. Keith
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    Fatal GT40 Accident - Please tell me this is not Toms RCR GT40

    Very bad news. I swapped information with Tom a lot during my build. So so sad to hear. My prayers are with Tom and his family. Just another reminder that these cars are not toys and must be treated with great respect. Keith
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