Seattle Active Power GT40 - A Father/Son build

Peter,

That car looks great. Would you be able to PM me your experience with Active cars, and the quality of the kit, issues you ran into?
I'm looking at different vendors so would like to hear why you chose Active.

BTW dad would be proud!!

John
 
Peter,

That car looks great. Would you be able to PM me your experience with Active cars, and the quality of the kit, issues you ran into?
I'm looking at different vendors so would like to hear why you chose Active.

BTW dad would be proud!!

John
Thanks! I'll send you more details on my expereince w/ Active Power Cars (Chris Ardern), but high level if I were to build another GT40, I'd choose them again.
 
Great job, thanks for taking the time to document your build. I just ordered a chassis from Chris, I will probably refer to your thread for reference from time to time.
Glad to hear it! If you're looking for more details, I use a few different mediums differently:

Build blog: I'm behind on making updates...but this is where I try to post more formal updates that have more explanations. http://umimech.com/
FB: I use our FB page as more of the day to day updates, lots more pictures and smaller progress updates. https://www.facebook.com/Umi-Mech-278280096156381/
 
A few more updates:

Got the #’s on!

took awhile, but got a good process figured out for repeatable results.
1st: align the number as needed, then tape the top edge
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2nd) peel the bottom paper off and spray a good amount of soapy water.
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3rd: lay back down, use a rubber squeegee to get most of the bubbles out
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4th: peel the top layer off, and continue to squeegee. I use low heat for any areas I need to wrap around an edge.
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final product:
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seattle got a few sunny days, couldn’t resist a brief drive!
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*somehow I can only edit my posts only within 5 minutes...



I had 2 main objectives for this winter, paint, and reinstalling the ITBs. I had initially installed these over a year ago...but was having high idle issues and lots of backfiring. with so many other things to get done, I swapped to a standard intake manifold and focused on getting it driving.
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The previous set up I had tried to make an intake box around the ITBs, and then join them together so that I could use the MAF...as I continue to hear how hard it is to tune ITBs on the OEM ECU. I had scratched the inlet trumpets as I made/installed that previous manifold....I used my HF lathe to help me sand out those scratches.
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This time around I've got some help to hopefully do a speed density tune and ditch the MAF...since the MAF has the IAT (Air Temp) integrated, I had to split it out and add just a temp sensor
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While doing some data logging to improve the tune, I knew the local Cars & Coffee was also meeting...couldn't resist stopping by for a short while.
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I've still got a good amount to finish up here...reinstall the exhaust heat shield that goes above the exhaust, and then add some type of metal surround around the engine that will have a simple bulb seal to the rear clamshell to help keep fresh air going into the engine.
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With the ITBs working perfectly, I set out to add some type of filtration...primary goals was to prevent any kind of damaging debris (I’m not trying to OEM style), and also not hurt performance.



I modified the valve covers to add 3 small posts to moutn
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I like the function, too bad it reduces the "cool" factor for the stacks!
Nice execution though for sure!

John
 

Eddy McClements

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A few more updates:

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2nd) peel the bottom paper off and spray a good amount of soapy water.
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3rd: lay back down, use a rubber squeegee to get most of the bubbles out
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4th: peel the top layer off, and continue to squeegee. I use low heat for any areas I need to wrap around an edge.
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I really like the non-metallic blue you've chosen - do you have a colour code for it? Looks a bit like RAL5001 green-blue, but regular computer screens don't really display colours correctly.
 
I like the function, too bad it reduces the "cool" factor for the stacks!
Nice execution though for sure!

John
Yeah...I was really torn, cause I too loved the exposed bell-mouths; but I'm always working on something in the garage, so the idea of a small metal shard flying off and landing in there seemed too high of a risk not to add some type of protection.

*weird that my commentary on the photos got wiped away...
 
Seattle weather is improving...got out to a local Cars & Coffee event. My daughter was super excited to ride with me...she couldn't see over the dash, and had to wear ear protection, but she loved every second.

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It's a good juxtaposition against the truck...love that the GT40 roof is lower than the truck's side window.
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Awesome pic with your daughter, gotta start them young!!
I have a very similar photo of our grand daughter sitting in my Ford GT...only she was a bit younger than Peter's daughter at the time. ;-)
She was super excited. With COVID, she's spent a good amount of time in the garage w/ me...I've tried hard to find fun projects for her, but she's also been great at sweeping and organizing tools; she feels invested in the whole build, which is by far the best part.
 
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