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 Post subject: GT40.
PostPosted: August 21, 2014, 10:34 am 
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I dont know about the pride and joy bit but it was a lot of work. One of a pair of GT40 kit cars I have built, this one is my friends . Other than the basic chassis/body everything was hand made, I did all the mechanicals and my friend that works for a F1 team fabricated all the suspension and exhausts. I will post up my handywork on the transaxle soon. The second car is in the making and more for track use . Will get some proper pics of it.

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PostPosted: September 18, 2014, 8:40 pm 
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are those real gurney-weslake heads?

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PostPosted: September 19, 2014, 4:17 am 
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robbovius wrote:
are those real gurney-weslake heads?


I wish :) no just valve covers.

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PostPosted: September 19, 2014, 7:12 am 
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nice!!

love the sway bar ajustement!

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PostPosted: September 19, 2014, 5:27 pm 
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thats like a hot chick in the bar, tantalising us with her long legs and high heels!

but is there any substance to her conversation or is she a complete air head!!

what happens if you take her home to meet mother, she had better know how to cook.

we have seen the pictures, now tell us all about it so we can decide if we want to take it home, or the track and thrash it within an inch (25.4mm) of its life.

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PostPosted: September 19, 2014, 8:02 pm 
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we have seen the pictures, now tell us all about it so we can decide if we want to take it home, or the track and thrash it within an inch (25.4mm) of its life.[/quote]

Tiz blue , tiz mad fast, tiz mad quick. Engine , 500+hp 302 ford ,major rework of the heads (through the back door of a well known race team) 310 duration cam , .625 lift. 11.5.1 trw forged pistons, arp everything, balanced , oil galleries opened up, screw in core plugs , oil drains plugged to diverted oil to the front of the engine ( nothing upstairs drains down through the block) hp/hv oil pump, tuftride crank , tci damper , trap door and baffled pan, windage tray + crank scraper, 50mm ITB`s with mapable ecu, Gearbox my own re creation of a G50 viewtopic.php?f=18&t=3293&p=188386#p188386 . The car has every bracket made in titanium , all bolt in internal panels are carbon fiber. Titanium uprights front and rear, six pot calipers front , four pot rear,

Sod this I am going to take a few more pictures.

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so it likes rpm then.

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PostPosted: September 20, 2014, 8:23 am 
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Sod this I am going to take a few more pictures.

Pictures, Hell, send us a video! Preferably of that blue beastie screamin' around a corner half-sideways with the engine howling, tires protesting and the driver all arms and elbows wrestling the barstard!!!! :mrgreen:

Bob, the car looks great! The GT40 is one of the most beautiful cars ever built and yet was a brute, a beast, a force of nature...
Helluva car, in other words. Great job on re-creating one, looks perfect!
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