Recent content by SwiftDB4

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    Headlight Cover Sealing/Mods?

    Yes I did this on my SPF. Isn't 100%, but keeps vast majority of water/debris out compared to original seal.
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    Kar-Kraft assets purchased to yield more Mk IV

    Wonder if the rights to the t44 went with this deal too?
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    Safir GT40 "real" and some other questions?

    I would agree with Kevin. All cars built after 1969 are replicas, not 'real'. That being said it depends how close to an original is important to you. Safir and SPF are very similar and offer continuation chassis # if that has any importance to you. I've had an SPF for 12 years and love it. Only...
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    GT40s @ Goodwood

    I believe all the AM chassis (5) were that way. Also the tub construction was lighter weight with aluminum roof spider and body panels.
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    What might you do?

    It depends on how much originality matters to you. It mattered most to me and I got an SPF over RCR and other choices. The build quality is excellent with great panel fit and paint. I've been very happy over the past 12 years and would make the same choice now.
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    Roll Cage question .......

    Thank you Frank. Very informative.
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    Fuel pump discussion.

    I've had the best luck with Carter 4600HP. Worst luck with Holley gerotor pump. Shaft seals leaked after just a couple of years (twice). The Carter supplies plenty of fuel for track days with my Roush 427SR.
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    Brake calipers for 15" rims

    Superformance uses Wilwood Forged Narrow Superlite 4 Radial Mount calipers with (4) 1.75" pistons. Rotors are 11.75" diameter 1.25" thick vented Wilwood. Aluminum hats are also Wilwood, but unique to Superformance application. Caliper mount is custom aluminum bracket. Front and rear are...
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    BF Goodrich tyres

    And where in the U.K. can you drive 149+ mph legally? Apparently it's your law (or insurance rule) but what's the logic?
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    cluch problems

    Try bleeding the clutch master and slave to start with.
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    GT40 vs 2020 Corvette

    Jack, I have a Lotus Europa with a Ford Zetec engine as well as the Superformance GT40. The Superformance is similar to the Europa, but much faster. The Europa is more nimble and brakes better. Both cars are loud inside. My wife will ride in the Europa, but not the GT40 because Superformance...
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    GT40 vs 2020 Corvette

    I would not buy or build a GT40 as an investment. Granted my Superformance has appreciated some since I bought it 12 years ago, but with this economy I would expect values to decrease a lot. GT40's built by owner like RCR, etc. don't even appreciate as much as Superformance. Bottom line is buy...
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    Heavy steering

    Is this a recent development? Have you checked the condition and tightness of the nylon cups in the lower ball joints?
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    2020 RBT ZF transaxle power/torque ability?

    The vast majority of GT40's running at Goodwood are Mk1 with 289c.i. Ford and ZF trans. I do recall a couple of Mk11's in 2013, but they have T44 trans. Even replicas of T44's are almost unobtainable. ZF (and the RBT replica) can handle the torque of a racing 289, but they're marginal for the...