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  1. gt40rick

    Steve’s Active Power GEN II Coyote GT40

    Yes, but only when driving on the road since they drop top end power when you are on the track. Old school is cool to. I had the smaller version of those on a different 280Z that I bought brand new in '77 (special model called "The Z With More Zap").
  2. gt40rick

    Steve’s Active Power GEN II Coyote GT40

    I put the same drive by wire Harrop Hurricane on my LS3 525 in a '77 280Z in 2011 and had excellent streetability and excellent WOT. the right tuner can do wonders.
  3. gt40rick

    Filling Tanks--Fuel Cutoff

    There are no silly questions since we gain a bit of knowledge with every question that we ask. Many times we ask just to get confirmation or alternate solutions to our task at hand.
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    Filling Tanks--Fuel Cutoff

    Yes, near the tip of the nozzle is a small hole, and a small pipe leads back from the hole into the handle. Suction is applied to this pipe using a venturi. When the tank is not full, air is being drawn through the hole by the vacuum and the air flows easily. When gasoline in the tank rises high...
  5. gt40rick

    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas Howard!
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    Bill's CAV #193 Build - Canadian Made

    I had the same problem as you... I went the fiberglass route and it looks good but I may make it full width to eliminate the small radius's on both sides.
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    Mitch Krause's RCR GT40 Build

    The primary reason that I did this to my G50/50 was to ensure that the transaxle was properly lubricated since it had been flipped and was not designed to run inverted (adding excessive oil is not a proper solution either). I like to run my GT40 hard on the track from time to time and the oiling...
  8. gt40rick

    Classic Car Developments Chassis #3

    Sounds as good as it looks!
  9. gt40rick

    PHOTO CONTEST

    Now you have 35 to 10, 25 ahead now.
  10. gt40rick

    Transmission Oil Pump

    I agree with Randy, in your test the bar is level and the oil is cool. When the oil is hot and the bar is at an incline then the oil will tend to take the path of least resistance since there is no restriction to equalize the flow to all of the fittings. Instead of welding the drilled plug...
  11. gt40rick

    Bill's CAV #193 Build - Canadian Made

    I have the Borla 8 stack (58mm version) and it does take a heavy foot to operate but you get used to it. I think that Borla put some pretty stiff springs in the butterfly shafts.
  12. gt40rick

    50/52 Transaxle Cooler

    Randy, Two thumbs up, that will work just fine. Anyone who can TIG weld should be able to fill the NPT end or weld in a slug that can be drilled. I didn't look at this option since I can't weld for crap.
  13. gt40rick

    50/52 Transaxle Cooler

    Ok, let's try something different, put the orifice in the NPT to AN fittings coming out of your spray bar. This will ensure that ALL lines have the same flow and that all gears will get the same oil pouring onto them. If your ring gear oil location is like mine then you can put the orifice in...
  14. gt40rick

    50/52 Transaxle Cooler

    I should note that the .010" c-bore is done on the AN end of the fitting not the NPT end. That way the oil pressure only pushes the drilled washers to the bottom of the c-bore (make OD of the orifice to be a snug fit into the c-bore). If done on the NPT end the c-bore would have to be an...
  15. gt40rick

    Mitch Krause's RCR GT40 Build

    Looking good, just one question, did you place the filter before the pump inlet? I f not you should re-plumb it so that it can protect the oil pump as well as the transaxle. Since it is a positive displacement pump it does not take a very big particle to lock it up.
  16. gt40rick

    Southern GT Chassis #54 Build - The What Have I Done Chronicles!!

    Looking good! Keep up the good work.
  17. gt40rick

    Rick's RCR GT40

    More Door Work... I wanted to made the doors feel more solid when they close and I want the inside of the car to be as cool as possible so I insulated the inside of the doors with 1" to 1.5" of structural foam. I first had to make a mold from a cardboard box that was covered with plastic...
  18. gt40rick

    Rick's RCR GT40

    Door work... I made a mistake and trimmed the right door too short by 1/8" so I had to grind the door edge to a shallow bevel to layup the fiberglass on so that I will have a solid door edge that I can cut to the correct shape. After grinding I built a ledge out of 5 layers of aluminum tape...
  19. gt40rick

    50/52 Transaxle Cooler

    In the blue NPT to 6AN fittings are .0625" orifices that were made to be inserted into them. The fittings were counter bored about .010" and washers about .125" thick with a .0625" hole were inserted into them, simple but effective since it will make a spray that hits every gear including the...
  20. gt40rick

    Rcr 40-31

    "Conversely: There is no activity upon key on/external relay clicking - fuel pump does not cycle ~3s like it always did Hand-held calibration module is dead - It does nothing (no sign of power even being delivered to it); supposed to display temps, RPM's, advance, idle settings, etc... No spark...
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