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    Ford v. Ferrari trailer

    Yes they are RCR. Apparently for simplicity and ease of maintenance (which is to say, no maintenance) they are powered by Chevy LS engines, not Fords. A friend in France is hoping to buy one of the standard-spec cars, as they are worth substantially less than a GT40 powered by a proper Ford...
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    Ford v. Ferrari trailer

    Somewhere somebody posted pics of the RCR GT40 camera cars with their dramatically extended wheelbase, but for the life of me I can’t find it. Can somebody give direction to that post please? Thanks!
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    ZF Transaxle -- Final Drive Ratio

    Remember that in the ZF both 4th and 5th are overdrive, normally .84 and .705. So “4.22” gearbox final drove doesn’t really behave like a traditional car with such a low (numerically high) rear end ratio. With 15-inch wheels and 295/50 tires, you will turn about 3000 rpm at 70 mph. That’s...
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    Brake pads again!

    FWIW Wilwood has a great brake torque/temperature graph available for each of their pad compounds. In my Pantera I wanted a single pad that would be suitable for street use, yet effective at the kind of moderate-to-severe track day use I would give it. In the end I settled on the BP-20 due to...
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    Chuck's Jaguar D Type Build

    This is a fantastic thread, and I love D-types almost as much as GT40s. But since it’s an RCR car, why not put it in the dedicated RCR forum, along with the other oh-so-cool products Fran makes?
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    I think oil temp sender is usually in the oil pan. Pressure sensor can be on the left front of the block, next to the oil filter. Some Ford Engines have provisions for locating the sender at the top of the block at the rear, behind the intake, but I don’t know if Windsors allow that.
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    ZF Fitting

    That’s just a plastic plug to fill the hole, I think. I suspect (but don’t know for a fact) that the hole is a pipe thread, same as the one used for the side filler, and the drain plug? The original GT 40/Mangusta vent fitting thing is a rather tall,elaborate-looking affair. I don’t know if...
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    ZF Transaxle wanted

    Uh...both of you guys seem a bit lost. Peter—Michael isn’t offering to sell you one from Texas. He is wanting to BUY the one in Belgium, but is asking here about it for some reason, instead of asking the seller (who is not a member here). Import costs from Belgium to the UK would be minimal...
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    ZF Transaxle wanted

    Peter, It’s a small world. The ZF on Leboncoin is actually being sold by a good friend of ours, Patrick Hals (in Belgium). He bought it from another good friend, Forest Goodhart who was the president of the Pantera Club of Northern California. He got it from yet another good friend, Larry Stock...
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    ZF Transaxle wanted

    I (and Julian above) have a friend in Paris who has three Panteras and works on others for his friends. He just bought a ZF from Kirby Schrader in Houston (who is also a SPF owner and lurker here) and will be swapping it out this weekend on his friend’s car. I think he was planning on rebuilding...
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    More Global Cooling/Warming/Change hoax.

    Interesting reading:
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    Brake and Clutch Reservoirs on Original GT40s

    That car is a Suoerformance replica if I recall correctly, so wouldn’t the indicator be standard SPF?
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    Roadster replica?

    CAV built a handful of roadsters. Fran Kress had an ERA roadster which is now owned by a Pantera buddy of mine in Holland; Fran replaced it with an identical-looking Superformance (the #54 car above) if my memory is correct? I wouldn’t try to reinvent the wheel. If you want a roadster, there...
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    GT40 For Weekend Cruiser

    Ron is a professional Pantera mechanic. He is a good guy to ask if you want to find a good car. I am a professional Pantera dork (see me on Jay Leno’s Garage) and am also a good guy to ask if you want to find a good car. Julian Kift is also well-versed in these things. If anybody has a hankering...
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    Was there ever a Sunoco GT40?

    Answer: no, there was not. You are most likely confused and thinking of the very famous Sunoco Ferrari 512M: Most Sunoco cars were GM-powered, i.e. Trans-Am Camaros, and Lola T70 Spyders. The original Gulf colors were not the light blue and orange that we are so familiar with. Gulf Oil’s...
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    GT40 For Weekend Cruiser

    At the risk of offending people here, allow me to suggest the rational alternative: Pantera. It offers a fantastic mid-engine chassis, Ford V8 power, incredible styling AND a shocking level of practicality, to include two relatively huge luggage compartments. A GT40 is a wonderful thing...
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    Walther GT40? GT40 P1005

    I believe the silver car is a Gelscoe or SPF FIA-spec replica?
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    SPF spline size front sway bar?

    I don’t know what the SPF solution is, but what about drilling a hole through the bar and the arm and securing with a roll pin or a bolt?
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    Mkii key and/or button?

    Of whatever was wrong! A master caution light is tied in to a separate warning light panel. Any time a monitored system has an issue, such as brake fluid volume level, water or oil temperature, oil pressure, tire pressure, etc. etc. etc. it would illuminate a specific warning light and also the...