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    Tow Hook in the nose

    I was wondering what solutions people had for mounting a tow hook in the nose of the car somewhere, and still allowing the nose to come off/on. I'm especially curious what those of you with RCR cars do, since the nose structure is just bent aluminum sheet to hold the radiator and the front clip...
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    Tornado Sports Cars- Something to Think About

    I wrote the text of this post three months ago, saved it, and didn't look at it or this forum again until today. I wanted some time to cool off and to see if I still felt the same way when I returned. After all, this post is going in the same section as pages of transaxle and part scam threads...
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    Pulled apart my fuel tank and...WOW

    I recently cut one of my Tornado fuel tanks apart to partition it for an EFI pump in the rear, among other things. These are the 'nice' foam-filled tanks, which are £795 from Tornado instead of £595 for the regular baffled ones. When I went to pull out the foam, I discovered that the nice foam...
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    Used 930 Transaxle Purchase

    I have the opportunity to possibly purchase an unflipped 930 transaxle with LSD along with a cable shift, small block chevy adapter, and some other odds and ends for a reasonable price. I know very little about this type of transaxle, and it would be about a third of the value of this parts...
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    GT40 Part CAD Models

    I've collected and measured quite a few miscellaneous parts so far in this project, and I've started making some of them available on GrabCad for anyone to download. Below are pictures of the first few, and I'll be uploading more as time goes on. Link to my GrabCad page...
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    What's your unsprung weight?

    I never seem to hear actual numbers on unsprung weight or corner weight of suspension components here, unless someone weighed their new rims before mounting them. I'm wondering if anyone has actually taken their bits off and thrown them on a scale to get an idea of the weight. I weighed the...
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    Tornado Parts Sale

    I am selling off some of the Tornado parts that I no longer have a need for. These are located in northeast Connecticut -Complete Tornado suspension- A-arms, trailing arms, hubs, uprights, rotors, calipers, coilovers, steering rack- $800 -Tornado Pedals and Pedal box- $75 -Clutch/brake...
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    GT40 Body Model

    Hi guys, I've been working with Boris (email [email protected]) over the past few months, as he constructs a high-quality body shell in CAD to make available for us all. Many of you have probably downloaded his original shell, available on GrabCad and a few other sites, from a few years ago...
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    Suspension Travel

    For those of you who have messed around with this before, what do you have for suspension travel and what kind of chassis is it? Droop/Bump split, if you know it? I saw a blurb from ERA that said 7" of travel at the wheel, which seems massive, and impossible on these cars if split 50/50, so...
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    Connecticut Car show- Rentschler Field 4/14

    Hi guys, For those of you in the Connecticut area, there's a huge car show put on by members of the UCONN car club this Sunday. I've been helping at the show for a few years now. Lloyd has been going with his '40 for a number of years, and it is always a highlight of the show and usually...
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    Full CAD Model- 5.0 Coyote Engine

    For those of you who dabble in CAD and/or are working on Coyote builds, I have made available a CAD model of the new 5.0, located here: Ford 5.0 coyote engine - STEP / IGES, Solid Edge - 3D CAD model - GrabCAD This is direct from Ford Racing, and is a dumb model with all accessories. (No...
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    UN-1 Dimensions

    I'm looking for any dimensions I can get my hands on for the UN-1 transaxle. Sketches, napkin drawings with build notes...distance from front flange to shaft outputs...etc.
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    Anyone with a GT40 in the CT area?

    Hi guys, I recently purchased an older Tornado Kit Car and have started work on it. I am doing hours of homework on this site here, but it is tough to wrap my head around some things, considering I've only seen a GT40 in person once, at a car show several years ago. I've never even sat in...
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    Old Tornado- Bringing Back to Life

    I recently acquired an old Tornado kit that had been partially built. I am told the first owner died, and the second owner kept it in a garage for a decade. This thread will catalog my build. I have yet to put up a thread in the introductions section. I've been looking (and dreaming) about...
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    Need Opinion on Tornado Kit

    Hi guys, I last posted almost 3 years ago. I've been lurking, and hunting for a kit car within a price range I could afford. Working 3 jobs also saps time away from being able to pursue this stuff. I found a Tornado kit car from 1989 that has been sitting in a garage for years after a...
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    Fiberfab Avenger

    Hi all, I was looking for some opinions on a Fiberfab Avenger kit car. I'm looking at one tomorrow and would like to know what a fair price would be in your esteemed. This is an original 70's fiberglass body with what appears to be a custom frame, and a 4 cylinder fiero engine. I have been...
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    Cheap Transaxle

    Hi all. Im new to the forum. I have been thinking about getting a GT40 kit car for years, and I might end up with one this weekend. (The guy said it is a fiberfab gt15/gt40 kit car) This forum appears to be a huge resource, and I spent quite a chunk of time browsing it already, but I figured I...
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