Scotland Tornado

Scott, my rear brace was welded in when the chassis was built so unbolting not an option for me. Good suggestion on the throttle springs, I'll look into that. If I understand you right, you replaced 4 throttle springs with a single spring, which for me would be on the common central linkage pulley on the block.

I believe a big problem for me could be the throttle cable as it is the standard supply that has a stainless steel inner cable with a steel wound outer spiral (a standard Bowden cable). I am going to replace this with new cable that I bought today. It has a Teflon composite inner liner between the inner cable and the outlet sheath and apparently offers very little friction on the inner cable even with tight bends in it. I will probably also look at relocating the foot pedal cable location as Keith has done, but I may need to modify the throttle end as they will be less travel at the foot pedal end. There are two connecting points on the pedal already so that should be an easy change.
 

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All panels have now been painted. Next week, reassemble, then flat back, then the stripes. Here's the rear clip.
 

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I am assuming you are doing a base coat/clear coat job. Ain't it fun!!! Be careful with the sanding and buffing. Easy to burn through.Since there are no style lines on a GT 40 it means doing the whole panel/clip over again:furious:

Bill
 
Car still in the paint shop! hopefully back with me this week. Stripes almost finished.
 

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Finally all painting now complete and the car ready to be delivered back to me tomorrow...
 

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Its been a while since my last update, but the car has now been on the road for the last few weeks. On the whole, its taking a while to get used to the car, and the gears between 2nd and 4th are pretty close, so dropping from 3rd to 4th is a bit tricky if you are intending to drop it into 4th? Pretty much all of the issues I had before have now been resolved, but the car is in need of a tune to reset the carbs. Flooring the accelerator sounds like guy fawkes night in the engine bay but when it comes up to speed, the engine spooths out well! I think the IDF need resetting.

Meanwhile a few photos of the finished car....hold on, is it ever really finished???
 

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Some more photos...
 

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...and some more...
 

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