Fillmore’s RCR Mk1 GT40

Tim Collins

Supporter
My name is Tim Collins. I’m building an RCR 40 for my buddy Chris Fillmore. We picked up most of the Mk1 kit, which is only a short drive across town, in October 2018. Over the next several months we procured the Coyote engine and started assembling the chassis. Then in the spring of 2019, my wife was diagnosed with stage four cancer. The car and other projects were put on hold while we started chemo and the search for clinical trials.

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Tim Collins

Supporter
In late November 2019, I started working on the GT40 again in earnest. The first step was to tackle the chassis modifications that we had been contemplating since we first tried to fit the Gen-2 Coyote engine. The engine was very close to fitting the chassis; however, it would require solid engine mounts and less than ideal space for the bundle of snakes. Also, the starter did not fit. So, we decided the cut out the dead space and reconfigure the area for Mustang motor mounts, and stock accessory drive, including the A/C Compressor. Very happy with the results.

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Tim Collins

Supporter
I designed and fabricated new rear clip hinges, taking ideas from what others have done. Highly recommended…robust, opens and closes smoothly and very easy to take off and put on by yourself. The 4 individual stanchions make it easy to shim and make the pivots parallel. For final assembly, I will turn down the aluminum pivot bod
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y and add a nylon or Teflon sleeve. This will eliminate galling and mitigate any metal to metal rattle.
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Michael

Supporter
Very nice rear clam hinge redesign Tim! Thanks for sharing your engineering. I would be very interested to pony up for an install kit if you were to make them available... ;) ;)
 
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