Recent content by Scott Calabro

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    ReCreated FAV Prints

    Good Lord, will someone please just post up the original blueprints (if they exist as a COMPLETE set) so we can finally put this nonsense behind us. As mentioned, very few will attempt and finish a chassis with a set of prints. So in reality, there will be zero loss of revenue for companies...
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    Most Common Mistakes - New GT40 Owner

    Ed Roth always comes to mind whenever I see a LHD/CS replica with its giant shifter. ;)
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    Most Common Mistakes - New GT40 Owner

    +1 Rick, totally agree, the “mistake” would be to build a LHD car!
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    Most Common Mistakes - New GT40 Owner

    If you have a multiple Weber carburetor setup, shut your electric fuel pump/s off 60 seconds or so before you shut the engine down. This will lower the level of fuel in the carbs helping to prevent fuel from boiling and possibly starting a fire. It also prevents modern pump gas from going...
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    Jimmy... Fort Worth, Texas, USA area

    Dan, It’s hard to read the tail “N” number from that picture. If you know it you can look it up on the FAA’s website. If the new owner never re-registered it or changed the number (not likely) then at least you’ll get somewhere. Scott
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    Safety wire

    Got timed out by the website on my last post. What you describe Larry is exactly how the Main and Nose LG wheels are attached on the 65,000lb Falcon 900LX I Crew chief. The axles and wheel nuts have multiple holes to ensure hole alignment at torque up with multiple sets of wheels and nuts...
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    Safety wire

    Wow Ady no wonder you have a headache, I have one now too! Only kidding I did find this on ( Uh Oh) “Ferrarichat” for you to enjoy when your headache goes away. https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/threads/why-do-wheel-spinners-tighten-clockwise-on-the-left.475510/
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    Safety wire

    I remember reading that too and laughed my ass off! That’s what “witness marks” are for not safety wire. It’s like saying “Well, I’ll let my wheel nuts loosen, then I’ll torque em back up” I guess it takes all kinds
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    Safety wire

    That’d be an engineering issue I’d inquire with SPF about if, that is what mfg replica you own. My thoughts are though that several threads should protrude through the nut.
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    Clear Sealant for Headlight Lens/Covers

    I’ve used DOW 557 and DOW Molykote 316 with success for that type of “mold release” Both are sold in aerosol cans for around $20 Try it on a test piece first though!
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    Safety wire

    So just to be clear and to eliminate my “Colonialist butchering” of the English language, which style safety do you think results in a more positive way (less movement in the loosen direction) of securing the wheel nut?
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    Safety wire

    I noticed that as well. It’d be nice to see al least a few threads protruding from the nut.
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    Safety wire

    ??? The point of wiring fasteners is to prevent them from becoming loose. If as you say it requires more force to “break” the wire if attached on the “nut” portion of the spinner instead of the end of the ear, how can the “Authentic” way be a better safety? When the wire is terminated at the...
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    Safety wire

    Dave Hood’s appears to be broken near the pigtail. Tim’s is better (he has the anti - chafe installed) , but is not twisted tightly at the spinner ear and the pigtail is not bent in a “U” and twisted in the opposite direction of the main wire.
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