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  1. MotorEddy

    Whats this

    Pretty sure that's Broadley in the yellow windcheater, and, if my eagle eyes don't deceive me, "Jenks" right at the back, under the left umbrella. https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/archive/article/december-1966/37/on-the-road-with-the-ford-gt40
  2. MotorEddy

    Southern GT #48

    Oh....and I appear to have bought a 1969 Ford small block 302 cubic-inch V8 engine. Complete, containing relatively clean oil and fresh coolant, so fingers crossed.
  3. MotorEddy

    Southern GT #48

    I don't the inspector's hemisphere will be able to touch the internal mechanism:- The phrase "pinch trap" doesn't appear in the 2018 IVA manual against which I'm building this car. Have you got any further information about this part of the assessment? Cheers, Eddy
  4. MotorEddy

    Southern GT #48

    First of all, I lay awake for a couple of hours between 3 and 5am so I could think about how to align my stamped numbers. I do this a lot with GT40-related issues. Then I went out to the garage and measured the cut-out in the stainless steel gate top cover, and decided I needed 12mm between the...
  5. MotorEddy

    Southern GT #48

    I think I can make my gear lever comply:- The lever itself is 8mm thick stainless, so the radius is 4mm - pass! A leather gaiter will be fitted which covers the shift gate so there's no gap. I'll fit a different reverse lock-out lever which has much more rounded edges. The aluminium cover...
  6. MotorEddy

    Southern GT #48

    Do you mean fail on "sharp edges"?
  7. MotorEddy

    Southern GT #48

    Gear linkage cover and shift gate made.
  8. MotorEddy

    Jimmymac & Alistair's Cars

    My Uncle Brian had a Shadow-ised Vincent Rapide, lovingly restored by him over a number of years. The bike below isn't his (he died in 1997) but very similar. He had new stainless spindles made for the Girdraulic forks, but the clearances were too tight, and on a rippled section of tarmac on...
  9. MotorEddy

    Early planning options on transaxle

    Oh...and I understand that you can retro-fit a GT3 gearbox oil pump into a G50, but I don't know whether this still applies when the gearbox has been inverted for mid-engined uses. Eddy (closet P-car fan).
  10. MotorEddy

    Early planning options on transaxle

    See here:- Particularly from 4:05... Harris "What was the most difficult component to make last 24 hours?" Norbert Singer (thinks) "Ach...it's the gearbox". Then goes on to explain the challenges of endurance racing. And if you're talking about Group C-levels of power, you're going to need...
  11. MotorEddy

    MDA GT40 Rebuild.

    Oh, and I think that seats should be driver's choice....didn't Graham Hill ask for a "proper" racing seat to be fitted to Alan Mann XGT-2 for the start of the '66 race, as that was his preference? It's certainly there in the recent (albeit post-restoration) photos:- and chassis 1079 has the...
  12. MotorEddy

    MDA GT40 Rebuild.

    Hi Jack Some other '40 interiors...think there's a mix of Mk2 and J-car in here:- Personally, I really like the flat, crackle-black panels.
  13. MotorEddy

    MK1 road car brakes

    Hi - here's a photo of "XGT-2" being restored:- You can just make out the tab on the back of the brake pedal (between the bias-bar clevises) where the handbrake cable would have attached to pull the brakes on.
  14. MotorEddy

    MK1 road car brakes

    MK1 has an under-dash handbrake lever, which pulls the brake pedal down. You'd never pass any sort of inspection with that set-up in a road car.
  15. MotorEddy

    Southern GT #48

    Thanks, James. I've never seen a collet of that pattern before - do you think it's Hobbymat-specific? In good news, the mill is back together, but when I switched it on for the first time I thought something was wrong and the spindle was stuck....because it was sooo quiet! Now I realise what...
  16. MotorEddy

    Road trip

    Or - as my kids called it when they were little - "mouse cheese". I think because in every Tom & Jerry cartoon portraying cheese it was always Emmental! Emmental Brian's car (I may have mixed-up the captions...not sure).
  17. MotorEddy

    Lucy Thomas

    I see your Lucy Thomas....and I raise you Daniela Andrade...!
  18. MotorEddy

    Southern GT #48

    OK - so I pulled it all apart:- The new bearings are now installed in the spindle (2 x angular contact ball races, opposed & preloaded and 3 x ball races). The other issue with this mill is the tiny MT1 taper in the spindle nose, but there's an option of a bolt-on cutter holder...
  19. MotorEddy

    Southern GT #48

    @Mic @weisserheilbronn @Mark Boyers @davidmgbv8 Thank you all for the suggestions. I'll test the annealing you describe - trouble is it's a large-ish panel and I have little spare aluminium for tests / fails! Will let you know how I get on.
  20. MotorEddy

    Front end NACA ducts

    See @wealdenengineer 's thoughts on this:- https://www.gt40s.com/threads/advice-on-weatherproofing-a-southern-gt-pedal-box.54280/post-551538 and pic here:- https://www.gt40s.com/threads/advice-on-weatherproofing-a-southern-gt-pedal-box.54280/#lg=attachment107783&slide=0 from same thread.
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