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  1. manta22

    Hand brake adjustment RCR GT40

    Nutserts and Rivnuts are two different products. Both are threaded inserts but are produced by two different companies and are set by different principles. "Rivnuts is a nickname for "Rivet nuts", the original name.
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    Hand brake adjustment RCR GT40

    If the threaded retainers are Nutserts or Rivnuts, they may have been installed incorrectly. In my experience, in thin sheet metal, Riv-Nuts do a better job while Nutserts are better in thick panels. In any case, each must be pulled tight and installed in the correct size hole to prevent the...
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    Is this wheel lip normal, or acceptable?

    Jongbloed modular wheels have a conventional lip.
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    How do i install fender vents

    There have been a number of posts about adding front fender vents to an existing body. I have been wondering about two things- 1. Why weren't the vents molded into the fenders in the first place? 2. The vents seem to be upside-down in some cases, disrupting the clean air flow. My...
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    GT40 Size

    For those who thought the GT40 was tiny....
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    Saw this today on Facebook:
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    Header to collecter fasteners

    Of course they loosen and fall off. You need to use all-metal lock nuts.
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    Incoming CAV GT #41

    Do you have an insulated cover over those exposed battery terminals?
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    MSD 6AL Issues

    MSD does not seem to have a very good reputation for reliability. I suggest a Crane HI-6 capacitive discharge ignition.
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    Balance Bar

    Howard has posted some very valuable advice. "Getting F/R braking right is not easy and it will require some time and testing." To illustrate the lengths some go to get the right mix of parts to give optimum performance, I'll give my rear brake setup as a harebrained example :). Since I used a...
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    Balance Bar

    For street use, the Performance Friction "CarbonMetallic" pads have an unusually high coefficient of friction and they are easy on your rotors.
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    Where to get 6pin wine glass wheels

    I put a set of American Racing magnesium Torque-Thrust wheels on my '65 GTO when it was new back then. Dogs would come from miles around to piss on those wheels. I could NOT keep them clean & shiny. :mad:
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    Detached Workshop Garage Design

    Nice! The drywall ceiling will give you a much brighter interior than otherwise.:)
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    Balance Bar

    Just to carry Howard's point a bit further... (probably to the point of tedium), a mid-engine car is a different animal from a conventional layout. It probably has 60- 65% of its total weight on its rear wheels so one might think it will need more brake pressure on the rear (given equal rotor...
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    Eight Stack Air Filters

    The type of piston rings makes a difference. Without an air filter, chrome rings last longer but take longer to get seated in the bore when new. Softer , moly-filled rings seat quicker but, as they are softer, wear quickly in the presence of airborn dust & grit. Dirt track cars almost always use...
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    And you thought a GT40 project was expensive and difficult

    Well, that's a different sound!
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    Ryans Group Ten GT40 build - Body 5.

    That explains it; I only know Ferrari & Chevrolet engines well.
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    Ryans Group Ten GT40 build - Body 5.

    Thank you, I thought this might be a "W" configuration block.