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    GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

    Appears all are loving the USA election, but on a serious matter, I just visited the Shelby museum in Boulder CO. Great !! And all for only $5. I've been to the Indy museum and the Henry Ford museum and this Boulder museum is terrific. Great collection of GT's, Cobras, Mustangs and even more...
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    Light weight BATTERY

    Thanks Guys for the battery expertise. Appears all I need to do is to lay down cash on a lithium model. But they are pricey. ranger jim
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    Light weight BATTERY

    I'm looking for a light weight battery for my GT40 build. The battery needs enough power to crank over a 302 Ford. The battery should be completely sealed (giving off no gases or liquids) and a long shelf life would be an asset as cars tend to sit a lot. Seems to be a lot of batteries to choose...
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    Turbo Wrap or not to turbo wrap

    Ceramic coating of headers appears to be favored instead of wrapping materials to reduce under hood temps. My question is: Is an insulating blanket on the turbine (exhaust) side of a turbo a help or hindrance ? ranger jim ps Way to go Ford on their win at Le mans 2016 :thumbsup: check...
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    How about a Corvette C4 based car?

    You know, I've always seen a Corvette as a good donor car for an average kit car. Doesn't say much for their resale value though .
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    Sequential transaxle for SBF RCR40

    Fran, Talked to you late last fall about a sequential transaxle for a RCR40 powered by a SB Ford. You mentioned Sedev. How is your sourcing of this transaxle progressing ? Ranger Jim
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    Finally New RCR factory being completed

    Congrats on the new digs Fran. Talked to you before Christmas about a sequential transaxle from Sedev for a RCR 40 coupled to a SBF. How is the search going and would appreciate details . Thanks Ranger Jim
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    Gun Control

    Check it out on the net and you'll find mass shootings and the sale of prescrtion psycotropic drugs(zoloft, prozak, etc.) are the is the dirty little connection of this madness. The big drug companies are behind the madness, not firearms.
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    Is the right to bear arms outdated.

    Something the media conveniently fails to point out is prescription drugs are behind people going wacky with guns. Mass killiings with guns mirror the advent of pcycotropic drugs of the 1960's. There is plenty of evidence on the I-net if one cares to do a little research. Power hungry...
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    Best idea. Ever.

    Alex, you are on the right track. You're using Power By Ford...But I'd still rather have a GT40...
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    Knock/Ping and Engine Tuning

    Yes they are a little off on their tuning, but I do like your coyote overtaking of that sheep!!! Like a GT on a Corvette...
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    Hmmm, Looks a lot like a Ford Mod 4 cammer...

    Hmmm, Looks a lot like a Ford Mod 4 cammer...
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    Air Horns ?

    Hi Bill Musarra, Thanks for the tip on the air horns. Do you have a web site or phone number for Car Builders. Thanks Ranger Jim
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    Air Horns ?

    The air horns I've been using have been Fiaam. I have seen Fiaam regular car type horns that last the life of the car, but their air horns just don't cut it. The first two sets I bought were made in Italy. Both quit in less than a month. JC Whitney was great about warranty replacements. The...
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    Air Horns ?

    For a kick, I installed a cheap set of JC Whitney air horns(for $28) on my wife's Escort. There add claimed 130 decibels loud. These air horns were definetly loud. They were the loudest horns I've experienced and worked great for scaring deer off the roadway. The problem is they just do not...
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    Shelby Museum GT 40

    Thanks for the pics Chuck. I'll have to visit that museum in CO. Didn't know it was there. Ranger Jim
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    Suspension Joints, metallic or rubber?

    Thanks Guys. You all really "bit" on my metallic vs rubber suspension joint queary!! I should have expanded my question a little better , but I believe you guys pretty much blanketed the topic anyhow. Great stuff! Great web site! Actually, I am not so concerned about ride as I am concerned about...
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    Why water hoses die

    Thanks Graeme, Thanks for the info from Gates on hose deterioration. I run of my engines with 180'F thermostats, even my new Ford run around truck. We do the same on our farm engines and have experienced few hose problems over the years. I always felt todays 195'F emission engines are on the...
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    Hot starting problem

    Check your ignition timing. With 9.5 or more compression ratio, an engine will want to kick back against the starter if initial timing is more than 10 or 12 BTC. Make sure to verify the timing marks are correct and 0 degrees is actully 0 degrees. Race cars use a separate switches for ignition...
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    160° Thermostats

    Hi Tom, In warm weather above 70'F, 160F thermostat works just fine, especially if in slow traffic. In the muscle car days, a 160F therm was the norm. On GMC 427 gas trucks, 160F therm was standard equipment for summer use. In the winter in Montana, we changed to 190's. I know this because I...
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