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    Keith D and Daughters MK11 Scratch Build log

    exciting buildi! We bought an Active Power Cars "roller" and it's been a lot of hours (just got it street legal),...I can only imagine the amount of work you've got in front of you. Both of my daughters are helping, they're 6 & 8yrs old, so while not doing substantial work, we're spending a...
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    Seattle Active Power GT40 - A Father/Son build

    Last set up of updates... Took the GT40 to it's 2nd AutoX...this time I made the ~100miles drive (1 way). The car drives well on the freeway, but the engine doesn't like being at ~2,000 rpms...it's some bad vibrations, which I assume is at part due to the big cam, and being hard mounted...
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    Seattle Active Power GT40 - A Father/Son build

    100% agreed. I bought a ND Miata a few years ago down in LA, and drove it back along the coast w/ my wife all the way to Seattle. Would love to do many of those same roads to the music of a 427 rubmling behind me...although I doubt my wife would want to come on this trip, she likes a quiet...
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    Seattle Active Power GT40 - A Father/Son build

    I keep dreaming of taking a month off work, and making the entire drive in the GT40 all the way to San Diego. Hit all the major tracks, and scenic roads along the way. I've done a good amount of AutoX, mostly in the Seattle area, but also neighboring states and a few national...
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    Seattle Active Power GT40 - A Father/Son build

    Agreed. Early on when I was just putting around the neightborhood I had it loose, but once I got above ~20 MPH, I switched to a fabric tool bag, and use the passenger harness to secure it to the floor.
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    Seattle Active Power GT40 - A Father/Son build

    I had signed up for the Packwood SCCA autoX National Tour event in early July, and was thinking I'd most likely run my M3, as the GT40 still had a descent amount of work needed before it was ready for an AutoX event. Luckily I was wrong...made it just in time; the only downside was that I had...
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    Seattle Active Power GT40 - A Father/Son build

    Some fairly big milestones...all thanks to COVID and having a lot more time at home! Went to the local dyno to ensure the tune/engine were running well. Carb Conn in Kirkland WA is great, I've come here a few times over the years and they have already been great to work with. Made just...
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    Seattle Active Power GT40 - A Father/Son build

    Getting the front clamshell to sit flush...orginally I was thinking that I needed to shim up the windsheild base, but instead I installed a central Hood latch on the hood, and that holds the hood down flush. Far easier...and it keep the hood from bouncing up/down on the road when at speed...
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    Seattle Active Power GT40 - A Father/Son build

    it's been a few months since I've updated here...I've been very fortunate with COVID to be able to work virtual, but that means my days are literally 100% in front of monitors, so I haven't felt like spending more of my off-work time making build updates; but I have spent a lot more time in the...
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    Seattle Active Power GT40 - A Father/Son build

    Reach out to Chris at Active Power. Good luck! : http://www.activepowercars.com/
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    Rcr 40-31

    Did you check grounds, or any loose wires? I had a chaffed ignition wire awhile back, and it would only cut out once the wires got warm and on bumps...once warm, the wire would relax and all it needed was a bump to touch the chassis and ground out that 1 cylinder intermediately; drove me nuts...
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    Seattle Active Power GT40 - A Father/Son build

    a few more updates. 12VDC electric Heater: thought this would be simplier than a coolant version, it includes a small fan. I added 2 more in lines fans. installed: put the heaters and 2 fans in the passenger footwell...I added a foot rest to ensure a passenger would never kick it. Hood...
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    Seattle Active Power GT40 - A Father/Son build

    a few miscl. updates... Installed my Relay box from Painless...this will handle everything outside of the engine fuse box. includes 8 relays, should be more than enough. Making updates for the wire routing...the bottom holes are wires, the middle notches are for the cage door bar. Turn...
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    Rcr 40-31

    Sorry to hear about the issues...hope you get it figured out soon, summer is nearly here! Where in Oregon are you? I'm up in Seattle
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    Seattle Active Power GT40 - A Father/Son build

    and it's a Harbor Freight unit!! I usually put wheel chalks behind the car when I'm winching it up...just in case. The scarier part was the first time I drove off the lift...triple checked that my brake pedal was firm! I even had my wife ensure our street was clear just in case.
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