David G 69 Gulf SPF build begins.

Randy Folsom

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Now that the front of the engine is figured out I will remove the engine from the stand and mount the flywheel and the the bellhousing and zero runout the bellhousing then install the clutch assembly. I want to send the bundle of snakes out for jet hot coating but think I need to test fit it first and make sure they clear the upper crossmember first.
David, did you send the exhaust to Jet Hot. I asked a few different vendors how they coat the inside. The only one that would not tell me was Jet Hot. Claimed it was a trade secret. The others all said they cap the ends and swirl. That is also how Ceracoat recommends. It’s certainly a lot less expensive. I am also looking at Eastwood’s internal coating. They provide a 2’ hose with a 360^ nozzle. Cheers, Randy
 
I had a neat piece of the puzzle show up almost a year to the date of the delivery. And I plan on registering it as a 1969 so I stumbled across this fitting 69 Florida license plate. My chassis number is P1176 . 50 year Anniversary of P1075.
I love the matching “Gulf” guitar David. I’ve seen them on the Safir website and have to admit they’re tempting, but my taste runs more toward acoustic type guitars… :cool:
 
Got my quick Jack's 6K and they work perfect. This is only one click to the first safety lock. Motor is off the motor stand and ready to index the bellhousing. Test fitting the engine tomorrow.



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Hello David, I am planning on buying a quick jack for my SPF GT40 and I was wondering if you could tell me the make and size of quick jack you are using? I understand that there are a few sizes available. I am also particularly interested in where you have positioned them under the GT40 so as not to cause any damage to the bodywork or chassis? For example, do you use rubber blocks between the chassis and jack? Any info you can provide will be appreciated.
Thank you.
Robbie.
 

Darius Rudis

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QuickJack 5000SLX (from 2017). Comperable is https://www.quickjack.com/car-lifts/5000tlx/

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David Garton

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Hello David, I am planning on buying a quick jack for my SPF GT40 and I was wondering if you could tell me the make and size of quick jack you are using? I understand that there are a few sizes available. I am also particularly interested in where you have positioned them under the GT40 so as not to cause any damage to the bodywork or chassis? For example, do you use rubber blocks between the chassis and jack? Any info you can provide will be appreciated.
Thank you.
Robbie.
Robbie, my Quick Jack's 6000 and are longer and heavier duty then the 5000's and work great. I bought them on Black Friday sale for under $1500 free shipping. They come with two thickness blocks. I put them forward where the lower control arms meet at the frame and rears end up under the crossmember. Photos of model numbers.
 

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Robbie, my Quick Jack's 6000 and are longer and heavier duty then the 5000's and work great. I bought them on Black Friday sale for under $1500 free shipping. They come with two thickness blocks. I put them forward where the lower control arms meet at the frame and rears end up under the crossmember. Photos of model numbers.
Thank you for taking the time to reply with all this detail David, exactly the information I require. I am based in the UK so I will search for this model and size to see what price I can buy it here in the UK. Really appreciate your reply.
Robbie.
 
Personally I think the 6000 series QJs are way overkill for use with the 40 only, but I could see going with them if you have other larger vehicles that require them. I have the 5000 series and they’re perfect for the 40, plus they also lift my Nissan Frontier (4700 lbs).
 
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