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Garage / Re: Water pump woes. What am I looking at?
« Last post by E Paul on Today at 12:29:26 PM »
I am just throwing this out there, but I was able to change my water pump without pulling the engine and transaxle. Of course the head and oil sump still have to come off. I did not say it was easy...just possible.
Paul
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Garage / Re: Water pump woes. What am I looking at?
« Last post by Benn012 on Today at 12:25:16 PM »
Hello,
I broke the water pump of my type 74 in late summer, and I am currently repairing my engine. I took pictures of the front cover, which also supports the water pump. I think your problem comes from the mechanical seal, which is behind the turbine. Unfortunately, it is necessary to remove the engine / gearbox then cylinder head and oil sump to access the water pump.
Good luck!
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Garage / Re: Does this car make my ass look big?
« Last post by pboedker on Today at 10:45:37 AM »
I'm the same height as you and almost the same weight and I also had some fitting problems in my TCS. Of course it also depends on what percentages of your height are divided into legs and body.

Both the seat bottom and back cushions are removable and I used that as a starting point for the small modifications needed for my situation. Without the cushions the side foam padding is doing much of the support, but I ended up with cutting the seat bottom foam to be half the original thickness and re-inserting it. By doing that the side foam was not too compressed under my weight and the height problem was then solved.
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Garage / Re: Does this car make my ass look big?
« Last post by BDA on Today at 10:41:13 AM »
I forgot to mention that a "Gurney bubble" is a pretty simple mod especially compared to lowering the floor.
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Garage / Re: Does this car make my ass look big?
« Last post by 4129R on Today at 09:10:13 AM »
There is a lot more room for everything in a GT40.

The seats are just foam strips, so when they get wet (the roof/doors leak), you just take the foam strips out and put them in the kitchen to dry.
I don't have a Gurney bubble and probably should have gotten that.

It makes the difference. It looks good too. GT40P2194
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Garage / Re: Does this car make my ass look big?
« Last post by surfguitar58 on Today at 09:05:04 AM »

When I was building my car, I considered lowering the floor a bit. Rather than lower the whole floor, I was thinking of cutting the rear and sides of the seat area, bending it down and glassing a little lower.

That thought occurred to me also. A Gurney head bubble up top and a 2 cheek double butt bubble down below.  :o
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Garage / Re: Does this car make my ass look big?
« Last post by BDA on Today at 08:31:31 AM »
I was about 6'2" (but I've shrunk a bit as I've gotten older!). When I drove my Europas when I was in college, my height - or the height of the roof - was never a problem but I knew a couple of extra inches of headroom would be nice to have so when I rebuilt my car, I put a "Gurney" bubble in my roof. It does what it's supposed to do but I have some misgivings. Having my head as high as it is hinders my view out of the window.

When I was building my car, I considered lowering the floor a bit. Rather than lower the whole floor, I was thinking of cutting the rear and sides of the seat area, bending it down and glassing a little lower. I discarded that idea because my seat was going to be all the way back and that would have required modifications to the firewall. I didn't know of any lower seats that I would want in my car. This was before the Internet got going so I couldn't easily research other options and I wasn't interested in building my own seat. This was after all going to be a street car, not a race car so it had to look nice. Also, I didn't need to worry about a helmet.

In retrospect, I should have put more thought into lowering the seat. You can probably get an inch or so by modifying the stock seat if you don't need to adjust it. That may be enough if you don't want to wear a helmet, but you would probably be a able to wear a helmet for a short period, for example at an autocross.
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Garage / Re: Does this car make my ass look big?
« Last post by SwiftDB4 on Today at 08:18:59 AM »
There is a lot more room for everything in a GT40.

The seats are just foam strips, so when they get wet (the roof/doors leak), you just take the foam strips out and put them in the kitchen to dry.
There is more width and legroom in a GT40, but the headroom is less. I can easily wear a helmet in my S1 Europa, but a helmet scrapes the roof in my Superformance GT40. I don't have a Gurney bubble and probably should have gotten that.
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Members Cars / Re: 54 and 65 in Australia
« Last post by GavinT on Today at 08:15:50 AM »

[...] Because I want to vintage race it I am locked into the rules so need to maintain the wedge head [...]


G'day Willa,

What class are you considering? . . Class Sb?

I haven't looked at the Historic rules for a long time but could you not use the 1565cc capacity as delivered in the Type 65 in the USA?

Cheers,
Gavin
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Garage / Re: Does this car make my ass look big?
« Last post by 4129R on Today at 07:36:51 AM »
There is a lot more room for everything in a GT40.

The seats are just foam strips, so when they get wet (the roof/doors leak), you just take the foam strips out and put them in the kitchen to dry.
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