T140

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T140

Postby jcblola » Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:56 pm

I need a windscreen for a T140
Can anyone let me know who can supply them
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Postby Reto Kuprecht » Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:13 pm

I'd need one too for my T142 restoration. However, I think this can fairly easlily be done out of a flat sheet of plexi or lexan. Or does the original have compound curves?
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T140 windscreen

Postby jcblola » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:23 pm

According to my restorer it is a quite complex piece,requiring a mould or what ever theyuse to form it.
Surely someone must make them.
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Postby Reto Kuprecht » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:08 am

OK I understand. So we are already two looking for this pice :wink:
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Postby Gerald Swan » Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:28 pm

As ever allow me to point you towards Glyn Jones for advice on where to get spares :), GJones@lolacars.com.

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Postby Reto Kuprecht » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:57 am

Aircraft Windshield Co. in Los Alamitos has the mold for the T142 windscreen and I am in the process of ordering one. Cost ist USD250 a piece. I assume the T140 windscreen is identical.

Contact Judy Gallo at:
Aircraft Windshield Company
10871 Kyle Street
Los Alamitos, CA. 90720
(562) 430-8108
gallo1313@aol.com
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Postby Johan » Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:42 am

Well done !
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Postby jcblola » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:39 pm

Thanks Reto
I spoke to Judy re discount if we had a bulk order for say 6.
She is going to get back to me.
I want 2
A friend in UK wants 2
You want one
Johan want one
What are your thoughts.
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Postby Reto Kuprecht » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:05 pm

Hi!

Unfortunately, I already wired money to them - which means no discount for me :cry:
I only needed one piece, but did know from TWM that they will need some too, but wanted to wait until I have mine and could check on my car. That's why I went ahead (and be the guinea pig).
But if you can still get a larger order together, I think you should be able to get a discount.
I'll wait for mine, and let you know anyway how it fits on my car. By the way, which one is your car? Mine is SL142/20.

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Postby jcblola » Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:51 pm

Hi Reto
Mine is 140/8
The ex Jerry Hansen car.
The rebuild is well under way and hopefully should be completed in a couple of months.
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Postby Reto Kuprecht » Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:02 am

Will you do a cross ram manifold on this engine (as the car once had)?
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Postby jcblola » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:32 am

Yes Reto
We will be running the cross over manifold with DCOEs,we are restoring it as close as practical to its original configuration
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Postby Reto Kuprecht » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:45 pm

That's great! I look forward to the power figures of this setup. I think there are two issues with cross-ram manifolds: Space for tall valve covers might be tight and the carbs are more exposed to rising heat than on a down-draft setup. But I think this can all be controlled and it certainly looks great.
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Postby jcblola » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:45 pm

Hi Reto
I believe we can control those issues.
But we will not be able to run the engine cover just as Jerry didnt back in 68.
He raced the car extremely succrssfully in 68 so it must have been OK in principle.
With what we know today we should be OK
Was hoping to have it ready to race at the AGP next month but it certainly looks at this stage that we wont make it.
But still planning to take to the US to do Watkins Glen in June and Elkhart Lake in July,then bring it home for the rest of the season here.
Wish me luck.
What stage is your car?
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Postby Reto Kuprecht » Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:52 pm

This is what I started with:

[URL=http://img43.imageshack.us/i/p1040183001.jpg/][IMG]

(Trying the pic posting for the first time and checking...)
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