Bobs GTD

Yes my dog Winston is always at my side in the garage to check and approve my work. Scott, I'll never stop building. Molleur remote mounting the breathers really keeps that heat from the breathers away from the carb. Thanks guys,
Bob
 
Just teasing Bob, you have done a great job! I know I'll be modifying mine for quite awhile. I measured the rear KVA clip at the widest point between the wheel arches and it is 72". (I am going out to pop off the rear clip on the RCR to measure and trial fit) If you would be so kind to measure yours I would be interested........ Scott
 
Ha Guys,
Just finished mounting my new side view mirrors on the car, the old bullet mirrors looked good but were not very functional so I replaced them with these power mirrors that also fold in for storage and just sitting in the car in the garage ( its winter can't do much else) I can see 100% better to the rear. and I think they look pretty good to.
See Ya ,
Bob
 

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Looking good Bob. Nice to see another quality GTD hatching out. They really are very well thought out kits especially considering they were one of the first replicas out there. I love mine!
 
Who's a very clever boy then? Very Nice work! Bob you and I share the same color scheme. I'm going to send you a PM in hopes you would be so kind to share more photos of your car with me. If unable... no problem ...but it does look like a quality job. Thanks.
 
Ha All,
Well after putting about 500 miles on the car I decided enough to the excess heat that I was getting past the double nostril hood, so a friend of mine happened to have an extra single nostril that he sold me. well after some major modifications and a little help from my new garage dog Oliver here is the new hood and it does really cut down on the heat that came from the radiator, can't do much about the flat windshield though, Oh well just wanted to keep everything up to date, time to go drive the 40!!
See Ya,
Bob
Oh I almost forgot I had to switch to a smaller batterie also.
 

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Very nice....I did this also ...also I made two small barrier fences ( not sure the word is right) which had been introduced by the mark IV like on this pic. I can't proof it with mathematics or wind tunnel testing but after mounting them, I had to switch to stronger wiper springs because the wiper wear lifting from the windscreen :)

To really improve passenger cabin temp, go and mount two flipped NACA ducts no the rear window, that really makes a difference. As soon a you drive just a little, the temp drops instantly.
cheers
carlos
 

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poor dog ;-) funny picture though :) looks like a sweet dag.

again another GT40 with better fit to radiator nostril, the single nostril looks also good.

did you also fit small rubber strips along the edges to make it more closed/fit?
 
OK Carlos,
I can see where the front side wings will help with air movement but I can't understand what the ducts in the rear window would do to help drivers compartment heat? please explain this to me.
Thanks,
Bob
 
Bob,
Nostril looks good! The fences won't do anything unless you have the hood naca ducts venting into the cabin. (the fences keep the hot air flowing through the radiator from mixing with the cooler outside air to the vents) My WAG on the rear window naca ducts is that it forces more cool air past the motor and out the back which in turn keeps the firewall/cabin cooler.......

Keep workin it, S
 
Hi Bob,

because of the ventilation the whole engine compartment stays cool and does not radiate that much heat to the rear bulkhead.

It did work for me very nice, I drove the car even at around 28-30 degrees and had no AC on board...

Also hot air can escape easy from the compartment if you stuck in traffic

makes sense ?

Cheers
(C)arlos


OK Carlos,
I can see where the front side wings will help with air movement but I can't understand what the ducts in the rear window would do to help drivers compartment heat? please explain this to me.
Thanks,
Bob
 
Hi All,
Well it is now winter in Wisconsin and that means time to play with the car, I had a lot of fun this summer with the 40 and now its time to do a few things to it. I replaced the accelerator cable first the old one was just not right, so I put in a new push pull unit and it works much smoother than the old one I had. It was kind of a pain in the a** to do I had to take half the car apart to get it in but that's life. I also had a few things anodized just for looks. The biggest thing is the brake upgrade that I'm doing, I'm going to call this Brake upgrade on a budge. I have done all the modifications myself and have less that $1000 bucks in the project including the anodizing I had done.
So her we go:
1 the old rear brakes were way to small so out they went
2 I turned the rear hubs around 180 degrees and added a new mounting plate for wilwood dynopro calipers.
3 i machined a bracket for the wilwood E brake caliper
then mounted it in front of the rotor.
the pictures attached will show you what it looks like.
the fronts will be done shortly then I will post them here also.
So for now that's about it.
See Ya,
Happy New Year,
Bob
 

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Bloody nice Bob! Here in Florida we do most of our " GT 40 Jobs" in the summer as our winters are usually stunning and made for driving. The bad thing is in the summer the garage (unless it A/C'd) can be a hellish place to work....literally hell. So whats next?
 
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