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    GTD40 for sale **SOLD**

    Re: GTD40 for sale That's good to know Brian. I haven't seen the boys and girls since you moved from West Meon. The embarrassing thing is that new venue is closer to me! Still have problems with getting up early to go to work the day after. Guess I'll have to give up work (if only)!
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    GTD40 for sale **SOLD**

    Re: GTD40 for sale This car has been sold. I'd like to thank those of you who showed such interest in her. I hope that all of you will find the 40 of your dreams
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    Thanks for your interest. The car has not yet been sold but I have 3 interested parties coming...

    Thanks for your interest. The car has not yet been sold but I have 3 interested parties coming to see the car this Friday
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    GTD40 for sale **SOLD**

    1986 GTD40 registered for the road September 2001 5300 miles on the clock Ford Torreador Red MOT until June 2019 Engine: Ford 350 Cleveland manufactured September 1973 in Broadmeadows plant, Australia Head: Iron 2V closed chamber quench heads Stainless steel valves Hardened seats...
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    Miracle Carb

    There's a new rolling road set up just down the road but they only seem to know about cars with injection and ECUs. I asked them if they knew a good carb man and they replied that they'd been looking for one for years and if I found one would I pass on his name! What could I reasonably...
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    Miracle Carb

    She fired up first go and I spent about an hour and a half adjusting the timing, idle screws and curb idle screw until I got maximum inlet vacuum at 650 RPM. I then took her for a drive... Whoa! 0 to likely to lose licence in a couple of heartbeats! What's the next step?
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    Miracle Carb

    I’ve taken the Holley off the car and can now confirm that the Secondary metering block doesn’t have a power valve and looks like the pictures of the metering block supplied with the 34-6 kit. I thought the primary throttle blades were fully closed but looking at them from the underside I can...
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    Miracle Carb

    Thanks for the info guys. Here’s a few more details: The engine is a 351 Cleveland and comes from a 1974 Australian Ford Landau. I’ve replaced the open combustion head with one of the quenched heads. The engine’s been rebuilt and has a Competition Cam 280H cam The secondary metering block...
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    Miracle Carb

    I have a Holley carb with 1850S stamped on the airhorn which makes it a model 4160. However,sometime in it's life it's been converted to a model 4150 presumably by using the Holley 34-6 kit. I say presumably because the secondary metering plate has been swapped for what looks like a metering...
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    GT40 display at Silverstone 24 Hours 2007?

    As you know my '40 is waiting for an engine transplant but I'll certainly take it to Silverstone even it is just for the drive. Anybody else up for it?
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    Wedding lift required

    Many thanks to Malcolm for stepping in and helping out. Much appreciated.
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    Wedding lift required

    Thanks for replying Guys. Malcom - I'll phone you tomorrow. I think my friend would offer to clean your car with his tongue - he's that disappointed about my letting him down. Actually come to think about it he'd probably offer to clean it with MY tongue but let's not go there! Brian -...
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    Wedding lift required

    Six months ago a friend at work asked me if I would drive him to his wedding in my 40. No problem. So last Saturday we had a dry run from Farnborough to a place just outside Petersfield. I ran him down there and back to his house and then I drove back to my place. The engine had sounded a...
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    UK Fuel Price

    A friend sent me this link the other day: Overclockers UK Forums - Uber massive bio-fuel breakthrough It might be of interest to all you diesel heads out there.
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    Speedometer problem

    Just before Christmas my Stewart Warner speedometer started playing up. When starting off for the first time in the day the speedometer wouldn’t register the speed although the odometer would ratchet up the miles. After a couple of miles it would start to register and then it would be OK for the...
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    Polyurethane bushes for GTD

    Thanks for the info people. Part numbers and good advice on how to fit them! Guess I'm going to be busy soon. Merry Xmas everybody!
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    Polyurethane bushes for GTD

    One of my jobs over the winter will be to replace the squidgy rubber bushes in all the standard A arms of my GTD with polyurethane bushes. This must've been done before but a search of the forums doesn't reveal any postings. So... Are there any readily available parts that I can use or do I...
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    Granada mk2 disc pads

    These guys do Mintex pads for 2.0L Mk2 Granadas: [url=http://www.motorsportworld.co.uk[/url] They're listed as Part No MGB633M1144
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    Track Time at Dunsfold!!!

    I've just spoken to Roy Smart about joining the club in the New Year. I'd like a place at Dunsfold and I promise to bring a '40!
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    Great Western Kit & Car Builder Show

    I've just made (some more) minor mods to the GTD and I'm itching to give it a road test. This weekend's going to be dry (and cold) so I might just pop down the A303 anyway. Beats going shopping with the other half!
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