Incoming CAV GT #41

Hi

I race a full blown racing version of the CAV in Cape Town. Brakes are absolutely awesome. I am using PFC 300mm floated disks with Willwood (racing) 4 pot callipers. Tilton pedal box onto Tilton dual masters. Car is 900Kgs. Feel and stopping power is better than my Porsche GT3 cars.

I will send picks of the brake system if you want.

James

A photo of the car in action:
 

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Ian Clark

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Hi James, great photo, love seeing these cars with contemporary track cars. What are you running for wheels and tires? Thanks for posting, more pics please!

Cheers
Ian
 
Hi James, great photo, love seeing these cars with contemporary track cars. What are you running for wheels and tires? Thanks for posting, more pics please!

Cheers
Ian
Hi Ian

The car has SA made CAV 17inch rims (modified for width) and I run Hoosier R7s - 315/35 at the back and 275/40 in the front. 17 inch rims are very restrictive on a race car due to low availability of options so I am considering changing rims to a more common size so that I can run different tire options but I will have to custom make the rims.

I will take some photos next time I'm down at the track.

Cheers

James
 
Hi James, great photo, love seeing these cars with contemporary track cars. What are you running for wheels and tires? Thanks for posting, more pics please!

Cheers
Ian
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Hi Ian

The car has SA made CAV 17inch rims (modified for width) and I run Hoosier R7s - 315/35 at the back and 275/40 in the front. 17 inch rims are very restrictive on a race car due to low availability of options so I am considering changing rims to a more common size so that I can run different tire options but I will have to custom make the rims.

I will take some photos next time I'm down at the track.

Cheers

James
A very quick video I took after replacing the clutch. BTW it is an 01E box. Bulletproof.
 
Beautiful car :)
These newer generation of GT40's are really nicely built
I say "newer", when compared to my old KCC build from 30+ years ago. Which sadly feels more like a "kit car" vs a true replica.
I'm tempted to upgrade to a CAV myself (sadly I have not had the opportunity to check one out in person) But looking online the stainless steel monocoque chassis looks nice and way way safer than my KCC

Rick, how would you compare the "solidness" of your CAV to say a modern-ish factory built car?

Thanks
 

Rick

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Beautiful car :)
These newer generation of GT40's are really nicely built
I say "newer", when compared to my old KCC build from 30+ years ago. Which sadly feels more like a "kit car" vs a true replica.
I'm tempted to upgrade to a CAV myself (sadly I have not had the opportunity to check one out in person) But looking online the stainless steel monocoque chassis looks nice and way way safer than my KCC

Rick, how would you compare the "solidness" of your CAV to say a modern-ish factory built car?

Thanks

Nothing about the car feels "Kit" like or wonky. Feels very sturdy and well constructed.
 

Rick

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What started out as a rear main leak that’s turned into a complete rebuild of the car.

Shaver racing rebuilt the aluminum 427, now putting out 600hp on pump gas, Inglease injection, RBT refreshed the ZF, new steering rack with improved bump steer geometry, custom leather seats to maintain OE appearance. It’s all coming together now.

the goal of the rebuild was to make it a great driving comfortable car. I’m really happy with the quality of work J&L fabrication is putting into this build.



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Rick, I see you have the original CAV front uprights. I have to say, those are a real weak point of the front suspension. Personally, I would not go on a track for a track day with those front uprights.

Ian Clark makes some very nice front and rear suspension upgrades which include new fabricated front uprights. The kit is a few thousand dollars and takes some turnaround time to get in, but the parts are far superior to the original parts and will increase your safety factor dramatically at high speed/high load.
 

Rick

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Rick, I see you have the original CAV front uprights. I have to say, those are a real weak point of the front suspension. Personally, I would not go on a track for a track day with those front uprights.

Ian Clark makes some very nice front and rear suspension upgrades which include new fabricated front uprights. The kit is a few thousand dollars and takes some turnaround time to get in, but the parts are far superior to the original parts and will increase your safety factor dramatically at high speed/high load.

Hey Cliff,

I appreciate the note, I have seen the discussions on this site about the issues of the early CAV uprights. I am looking to replace them all as a Fall/Winter 2023 project. No track days will happen until then. I'm not sure which uprights to go with. I know Jordi at CAV has released a new kit that upgrades all uprights and control arms to handle high HP builds. I would be curious to know if anyone has ordered and received the uprights from Ian in recent years. I am aware of a debacle of sorts one member had getting his parts.
 
My GT-40 (recently sold) had the full suspension kit (uprights and A-arms) from Ian Clark in Canada. Those parts truly transformed the handling, adjustability, and safety of my car. Would strong suggest those parts be considered. I also think I maybe took some advantage of Ian by using him as a sounding board whenever I had a technical or maintence question. I understand some issues with slow delivery at times, but our cars are really speciality and low volume and all that entails. I think Ian’s involvement in CAV cars and upgrade parts is a massive benefit for CAV owners.
 
What started out as a rear main leak that’s turned into a complete rebuild of the car.

Shaver racing rebuilt the aluminum 427, now putting out 600hp on pump gas, Inglease injection, RBT refreshed the ZF, new steering rack with improved bump steer geometry, custom leather seats to maintain OE appearance. It’s all coming together now.

the goal of the rebuild was to make it a great driving comfortable car. I’m really happy with the quality of work J&L fabrication is putting into this build.



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Hi Rick , could you tell what steering rack that is and where you got it ,thanks jeff
 
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