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    Roy Smart - Rest In Peace my friend...

    It is with a very heavy heart that I write this post to inform you of the sad loss of Roy Smart on Saturday. Roy had been fighting cancer for the past few months but sadly lost the battle, quietly at home last weekend with his family. Words have been lost in my thoughts since hearing the news...
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    engine / car identify? 1950s

    OK - just a quickie - can anyone identify the motor / vehicle shown below? I'm told 1950s, available in UK and Aus but have drawn a blank. 6 cyl - looked vaguely Austen Healey esque to me but never seen one with a single carb... Anyone.?? (ps - it's before my time... :thumbsup:)
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    After a favour from someone located in Germany..

    Hi all - I've been asked to install a Bosch Race ABS / TC system to a Porsche 997 GT3 track car but am getting very strange costings and lead-times from UK dealerships regarding parts. I know that Bosch are able to supply the parts direct to end user but am unable to contact a friendly...
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    FE motor query

    Ok - firstly this is not GT40 related, However I'm currently helping a friend with a newly acquired 'tow car' which I picture below. The car is a 1959 Ford Country Sedan although I'm nicknaming her 'HMS HOOD' as dimensionally I think its similar in overall length! (and possibly weight!)...
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    New York Telephone directory.

    Hi all, totally non-car related but my wifa and I have been tracing her relatives recently and have discovered that some migrated from Latvia to the USA back in 1950s (possibly from Germany) and have discovered a link to a lady we believe to be related to her grandfather. The lady is living in...
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    El Cojones

    WOW!! :shocked: Watch it full screen in hi-def.... Unbelievable Wingsuit Cave Flight! Batman Cave, Alexander Polli - YouTube
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    Zero miles - GTD40 for sale... *SOLD*

    Firstly I should say I am posting this on behalf of a friend... Don't worry, all will become clear and I have already spoken with Ron Earp about this and cleared it with him, so no shouts about rules being broken please... OK - For anyone that remembers the GTD40 Club and it's magazine, you...
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    International Shipping...

    Hi all - Not exactly GT40 related but might be applicable and I am positive that some of you more knowledgeable persons on here will have the answers... Ok - as a sideline to my normal work, I also modify motorcycle instruments, fitting them with Gear Position Indicators and different...
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    Race-Keeper Video systems ??

    Anyone using one? or have experience with them? Any good? I'm looking to install a multi-camera system shortly to a Porsche GT3 which has a Bosch ECU can-linked to a Motec SDL3 dash. If anyone has anything good or otherwise to say about the system I'd be interested to know before...
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    RX7 Turbo...

    Have just come back from a few days in Essex working on a rather nice new-build. A Mazda RX7 Turbo that had electrical issues and required sorting. So, after 2 and half days, all the gremlins are resolved (all mainly wiring mistakes) and we fired the car up for the first time. It has MOTEC...
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    Home Security...

    If the picture is for real, then the owner sure has some major concerns!!:stunned:
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    missing on 4 cyls...?

    Looking for a bit of help here chaps + ladies... I'm currently trying to help a friend overseas in France sort an issue with their 40. Scenario is: They have a 302 Ford that has just had a refresh, with a rebore, pistons, rings, re-balance, shells, full gaskets etc. The cam has remained the...
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    SLC on Top Gear tonight...

    So did anyone spot the SLC on Top Gear this eve? running at VIR...:thumbsup: and then a little later, was that a Razor (green front) in front of the sideways Mercedes?
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    GTD40 Driveshaft Joint + Gaiters (NOS)

    Having a tidy up at the moment and came across some GTD40 bits that I've had in stock for some time. Fits the standard couplings used by GTD / Chris Cole for the UN1 Renault Transaxles. 1x 100mm Driveshaft coupling - Brand NEW - still in bag with a 'tube of lube'. (you need 2 per shaft...
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    Libya....

    Watching the events unfold in Libya, one thing has stood out to me more than anything else. The amount of ammunition being fired and normally in any direction in gay abandon. I wonder how many 'friendlies' have been injured by the cavalier way in which they seem to blast away all the time...
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    Kyosho 1/10 Nitro GT40 Kit for sale.

    I am having a clear out at the moment and have a Kyosho 1/10 RC GT40 kit for sale. Powered by a pull start Nitro IC engine these are a blast to have some carpark fun with. It is from the Nostalgic Series of kits and is complete, unassembled in it's original box with all instructions decals...
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    Captions please....

    Go on - do your best....:thumbsup:
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    Supercar Saturday 2010 Castle Combe

    Hi all - Just thought I'd stick a link to a Charity Event being held at Castle Combe this coming weekend for the Stroke Association. EVENT DETAILS If you get a chance to visit - please do and help support this very worthy cause. Nadine & Bjorn will be there with the mighty GT3...
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    Electromotive Inc - Do they still exist?

    Well - I am guessing yes - but they sure are difficult to speak to. I've been working on an Electromotive Tec GT install and have had a few issues. I've tried the US support number - 703 331 0100 and the technical enquiry option (2) cuts you off. Selecting 'Operator' (0) puts you...
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    ECU Alternatives..

    Hi all - I'm looking at options to manage an Audi 4.2 V8 motor at the moment. The motor has variable cam timing and I was thinking Motec M800 but wondered if anyone has any other suggestions. Thanks...
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