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    trying to get below 103dB for Spa track day

    Simple answer is the Frank Catt design fitted to my car 23+ years ago and still in use on many race GT40s. Accepted at Goodwood, Spa and hill climbs over a ten year period. Fine for road use too, doesn’t wake the neighbours or frighten the horses.
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    UK Member Intro

    The GTD referred to by Frank Catt is mine and was developed and re-engineered by him for competition and road. You are welcome to visit. I live in Cottingham.
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    A GT40 For The Taller Person

    I’m 6’2” and 99 kilos. I fit OK in my GTD. Seats are aluminium tubs fixed to the floor leather covered - this really adds to the space. No Gurney bubble. No seat padding but being set up for road and race it makes no difference then Frank Catt moved the pedal box forward for me. I‘m in East...
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    Windshield Glare

    Just read these posts. Same problem here, solved with black alcantara cut to shape, kills the glare, period.
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    Need help with an assignment: GT40 vs GTD40

    There are a few zeros between the price of an original GT40 and a GTD40 which narrows the choice. I was lucky enough to drive GT40s back in the 1960s. My GTD40 was built in 1989 then re- engineered and developed for road & track by GT40 guru Frank Catt at Wealden Engineering Development. it’s as...
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    Safety wire

    Watch on Youtube, 3 part video “How to do it: Reinstalling Cobra wheels with spinners”. Part 3 show installing safety wire.
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    I would recommend binge watching ‘The Sopranos’ and do what the New York mafia would do: remove all identification marks, remove body parts, take the parts and bury them in various remote locations around East Sussex and then report Christopher as stolen. This will save you and the owner a great...
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    Avon stops production.

    This is what I received when I asked Avon about production of CR6-ZZ:
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    Weber 48IDA Heat Soak/Hot Start Problems

    The car Frank refers to is mine. I experienced the same problems. Stopping to refuel after just a few miles I had to wait around 30 minutes before the car would restart. After a 30 mile run, I parked but was asked to move but the car would not restart, again for around 30 minutes. Frank...
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    48 IDA leaking on Idle/shutdown

    Remembering the hairy moments in the pits with fuel and 48iIDA’s when involved in racing P1001 back in the 60s, I had concerns about the risk of fire with the same Weber’s on my GTD. It was also irritating to stop to refuel after a fast run and have to sit for 20 minutes or so before the car...
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    GT40 on fire or how to prevent

    Absolutely right Frank. Your system is brilliant, not only adds to safety but solved the problem of starting when hot. No more sitting around in filling stations waiting for all to cool.
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    GT40 on fire or how to prevent

    Much happier since Frank fitted this to my car. Also solved the problem of having to wait for the engine bay to cool before restarting. I use 97/99 octane fuel which is recommended as E5, painful on the wallet at U.K. prices but well worth it! Renewing fuel lines? Definite food for thought...
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    Show us your GT40!

    GTD. Built 1989 by Brian Pepper, GTD Distributor, for first owner Alan Barlow (804AJB). Full rebuild, re-engineered and developed by Frank Catt, Wealden Engineering Development with second owner Andrew Fordyce in late 90s for competition, track and fast-road use. Successful seven year hill climb...
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    The club ?

    Not membership secretary Frank, I have added advertising to the editorship role. We will need a new membership secretary otherwise the mailing list for the magazine will not be updated which will lead to some unhappy members.
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    Spa Classic 18-20 may

    Would really like to see photos of GT40s at the weekend. If you take any please let me know
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    New GTD40 owner

    Good to know i’m not the only old f..t (77 last week) with a GT40. Acquired my GTD a few months ago (804AJB) re-engineered around ‘99 as a racer by The Master - Frank Catt - little used over the past few years so sent down to Frank (I live in East Yorkshire) for recommissioning and alterations...
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    I was a close friend of Bernard White and involved with his teamÂ’s antics with 1001 and its Ferrari 250LM and BRM 261/5. Jenkins referred to Innes Ireland towing 1001 on a Don Parker trailer with BernardÂ’s DB6 back from Zeltweg. We had a memorable dinner in Judenburg the evening before the...