Bill's CAV #193 Build - Canadian Made

Bill Kearley

GT40s Supporter
Up date time. The to do list is short, nostril struts should be here soon, windows are in but need trim, air filters are on. I bit the bullet and got the K&Ns from Borla. Road testing was good other than a bog at light throttle and a hint of anti freeze in the air, haven't found the leak yet. I had the carpet fitted. the guy did such a poor job and I put it in the trash and did my own. I fitted the fire wall glass with two ally frames and made a foam and glass sandwich. I'm about to order an emblem from Rick for the home made shifter, just by chance the cut on top is 3/4 inch.
 

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Bill Kearley

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I should say that the first drive was good except the home made trans temp sender and breather combo unit unloaded a bit of oil. An easy fix with better drain back within the vent tube. I didn't have the trans linkage right and had a hard time with 1st and reverse. Adjusted and all is good.
 

Bill Kearley

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Ventured a bit today, about 30 miles. Trans temp gets up to about 170, but never owned a transaxle before. RBT ZF . What is normal? A hesitation I'll have to have looked at by someone with tape holding his glasses together.
 

Bill Kearley

GT40s Supporter
Slacking of on the keyboard. A simple heat shield made, air filters, push on Borla/K&N, a wheel alignment, struts on the nostril
Today was spent on a dyno. The first tune installed into the Holly HP was a mess. After starting from scratch today, I think I have an engine that can be driven on the street. For some reason it tossed a fan belt but an easy fix. After having the numbers on the side I started to peel the sticker of at the door sill. The fix was a strip of rock guard film over the edge. Tomorrows job will be to fit a small CV boot over the shifter and then call it a shifter boot and install a GT 40 emblem, thanks Rick, on the shift knob. Thank you, they just showed up today.
 

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Bill Kearley

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We attended a show in Penticton B.C. last weekend, 850 cars at the event. Part of the deal was a cruise on Main street. Almost an hour at a walking pace at about 90 deg. I was in shock that I had no heat issues of any kind. Thot for sure I'd have blistered paint over the exhaust. I jumped out of the car and opened the clam and all was good. Check out youtube, ( Penticton GT40 ), me with heat stroke. A little chuckle.
The only problem I had was the Borlas where not letting the engine come down to idle due to the heat. Some alignment and adjustment should fix it.
 

Bill Kearley

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Hi Walt, I just looked again. It's GT40 Penticton on Youtube. I was half dead, AC wasn't charged yet and the heat was killing me.
 

Bill Kearley

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This is weird. Now I cant find it. I did it another way, I hope the guy is ok with me sending you the mail and link. I don't know how to cut and past yet. Try not to laugh to hard.
 

Bill Kearley

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Just received a unison gauge, Now I can set the butterflies and idle speed. Just have to get some flex pipe to get rid of the exhaust with the clam open.
 

Bill Kearley

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My eldest was here for a visit and was playing with his camera. I was told how and where to hold the light.
 

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Bill Kearley

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We wen't to the first show and shine on the weekend with the 40. 80 odd cars plus a group of about 15 showed op from Prince George, about 350 miles. I am never after prizes at a show, but this time I was second in peoples choice after an old Bronco and a stuffed ballot box. The organizers have all ready made plans to fix this type of thing for the future. At Kitimat's show we stopped judging and just gave prizes via a draw, no judging, after all it's a hobby not a contest.
 
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