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    Welcome Back!

    Welcome back to work Fran Hall & RCR!
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    Parts list to connect RCR Mark I gas tank with gas cap

    Peter, thanks for the info and especially the part #s. I'm waiting for RCR to start back up and finish my Mk1 kit. So, in the meantime, I'm biding my time and pouring over the forum to see what other helpful build hints I can find. I'm also hoping to find a simple, easy fuel supply system from...
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    Rod's GT40

    Today, January 21, 2020, marks the day I officially started the build of my GT40 with the arrival of 4 brand new Avon CR6ZZ tires (See attached picture). I believe I have the wheelbase correct, but not sure about the track, and the alignment is probably way off. I know, not much to look at...
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    GT40 Engine to Transaxle Help

    OK, thanks guys. Lots of valuable info here, and all of this is what concerns me. I don't want to make a big $$$ mistake. I think I'll wait to hear from Fran and his transaxle guy to see what I'm actually getting. Then I can decide. But... is it safe to say that my engine builder should use a...
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    GT40 Engine to Transaxle Help

    My Kit is ordered: RCR GT40 MK1 Frt & Rr, Both Nostrils, 2" Flares, Quad Tail Lights. My Tires are ordered: Avon CR6ZZ Frt 215/60R15, Rr 295/50R15. My Engine is ordered: Craft Performance SBF 347/363 Dart Block, 500hp & 450ft/lb torque. And, RCR/Fran has found an NOS ZF Transaxle for me which...
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    Rod's GT40

    Frank, I won't have my kit until maybe sometime late spring, so can't really answer what all isn't in the kit. You're better off asking someone on this list who is currently building or has already built one. I do know some of the things are tires, fuel supply items, clutch, and exhaust (RCR...
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    Rod's GT40

    Frank, I'm kind of a newbie here also. Especially new to anything with a mid-engine/transaxle. I'm going to need a lot of help from the people on this forum. Having spent 34 years with Ford Motor Co., I had always wanted either a Cobra or a GT40. I built the Cobra 5 years ago. Well, with...
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    Rod's GT40

    Michael, It took me a while to respond to this because I hadn't decided on an engine. Acting on RCR/Fran's suggestion, I discussed some options with Craft Racing. With their help, I settled on their 347/363 S/P package. It's a SBF based c.i. Dart block rated at 500hp & 450 ft/lbs torque...
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    Rod's GT40

    Well, I did it! This morning I visited Fran at RCR and pushed the button on one of his GT40 Kits. Fran is such a gracious host and will show you stuff in his shop that most people can only fantasize. Street cars, race cars, motorcycles and machines. He has them all, and the ability &...
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    What have I done?

    Howard, thanks for the kind reply. It's still months away, but I can't wait to get started. Being retired I have the luxury of being able to work on things most anytime. A good friend and I built my Cobra in his shop. We did something to it almost every day but still took 15 months. Funny...
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    What have I done?

    What have I done? Oh, what have I done? 5 years ago at this same time I ordered and then built a Cobra Roadster replica. Really fun to build. More fun to drive! Having worked at Ford during the '60s the Cobra & GT40 have been in my mind for a long time. A week ago today my wife & I took...
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    GT40 Manufacturers

    Sorry about that. I see it now. Somehow, my eyes went right by it.
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    Hello from Southeast Michigan, USA

    I just happened upon this forum and sooooo happy! I've been considering a build of a GT40 replica for a long time. Wife & I saw the Ford vs Ferrari movie recently and she loved it! She absolutely wants us to build one. Good girl there. Anyway, a little about myself: Tinkered with gas...
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    GT40 Manufacturers

    How about 'Race Car Replicas' located in Fraser, Michigan USA. Not too far from where I live. I'm going to make an appointment to go see their facility. They claim to have supplied all the cars (including the Ferraris) used in the Ford vs Ferrari movie. I wonder what's to become of those cars...
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