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RT/10 & GTS Viper Discussions / 2001 GTS Door Window not attached
« Last post by DarcShadow on April 05, 2018, 10:47:10 AM »
My passenger side door window on my 2001 GTS won't go up. I took the door panel apart and discovered that the window is not attached to the part that goes up and down. I have no idea what the part would be called or how it's intended to connect to the window.

Does anyone have an exploded view parts drawing that would show the part I need and possibly how it's connected to the window?
Viper Parts For Sale / Re: 1:18 Gold Plated Viper Diecast
« Last post by RTTTTed on March 25, 2018, 11:38:10 AM »
How-to section / Re: Tom's 40mm brakes are back!
« Last post by 40mm on March 24, 2018, 04:42:01 PM »
Ok wow!
There is still a demand for these!
All gone for 2018!

Once I get all the cores back there will be another run, but not likely until spring '19 though.... (maybe this fall?)

If anyone has any questions, or would like to get on the no obligation wait list, I do it first come, first serve.

Just send me an email at or call/text 647-992-3933.

Thanks to all who got some!

Cheers all, Rick
How-to section / Re: Tom's 40mm brakes are back!
« Last post by 40mm on March 21, 2018, 07:43:14 AM »
Hi all.

As promised, the 2018 40mm calipers are here.
I now only have 3 sets left (after I filled the folks orders who were kind enough to pre-book them)

Everything about these detail-wise is the same as last year including the price, $800 shipped with your old cores returned to me after install of these.

There is one change, I'm doing them in red as well as black!
It looks awesome and has been reported as being a close match to the red fronts, however I haven't seen a side-by-side comparison yet. They're more red and less orange than the picture shows.

Contact details above are still correct.

Here's pics, (They're more red and less orange than the picture shows.)
Cheers! Rick
How-to section / Re: Opening up Rear Wheelwells for Big tires
« Last post by RTTTTed on March 20, 2018, 01:27:29 PM »
Now I'm finishing up the wheel well mods on my 1998 Hennessey TT.  This car has a dated SVS Twin turbo system that dyno shows 900whp.  Traction is an issue.  Best way to gain traction is taller and softer compound tires.  Stock gen 2 wheel wells only allow up to about 27" tall tires before rubbing through the plastic tubs and rubbing metal firewall of metal frame. So ...  here we go again.

Pic show starting the 'fold' to curve the firewall from flat to round for tire clearance.

2nd pic shows firewall folded, reshaped to the curve and frame cross member cut and welded narrower using .120" steel plate instead of .072" frame material and capping open end.

3rd pic shows finished wheel tub reshaped.

4th pic shows flattened plastic wheel tub Rivnutted/bolted back into place
Viper Parts, numbers, bulbs, specs and info / Re: GTS power steering pump
« Last post by RTTTTed on March 15, 2018, 02:41:49 PM »
This pump comes in many domestic Chryslers, Caddilacs, GMs, etc.  Some have different Resevoirs and some use a different pressure valve.  Most pumps come bare pumps

BBB/VISION-OE7330111 (#6240, 6243) remanufactured, with no reservoir. 
How-to section / Removing transmission Pilot Bearing from carnkshaft
« Last post by RTTTTed on March 10, 2018, 11:10:36 AM »
Normal way to remove bushings and bearings is using grease.  I tried that on my Roe during a clutch change and it didn't work.  This would work better because bread's viscosity is less LOL
How-to section / Re: Trap Door Oil Pan Mod & Windage Tray Upgrade
« Last post by RTTTTed on March 05, 2018, 12:45:33 PM »
Part number for TM/Tri Metal std rod bearings is CB481p. 
How-to section / Re: Trap Door Oil Pan Mod & Windage Tray Upgrade
« Last post by RTTTTed on March 05, 2018, 10:01:48 AM »
I dropped the pan on a 97 GTS to check rod bearings and install a trap door oil pan from Roe Racing before porting the heads and installing a Roe Racing 710 camshaft, rockers, springs etc.  ALL rod bearings were damaged but the main bearings were good.  I changed the rod bearings, trimmed the windage tray and installed the trap door pan kit.  Tuning was an issue and this car went to Dan Cragin's shop since local Portland shops couldn't get the SCT tune correct but Dan did.  He also requires checking the rod bearings to work on car and he found that the new bearings were prefect.  He went over the car found a computer feedback problem and sent me an email that I'd done a good job.  That car is awesome now and 550whp/570wtq and a great driver even with the big camshaft. 
     I recently bought a 1998 Hennessey GTS with SVS TT system (875whp/987wtq) and only 900mi on a new build (rods, pistons, cam, jesels, GG heads etc).  When I drove the car it took several minutes for the oil pressure to com up over 20psi!  After a couple miles the oil pressure came to 47psi.  Weird but it seemed ok once it warmed up.  I drove the car 3.600mi to washington at end of January where I loaded it into my trailer and finished the trip to the "Great White North" protected from the ice and snow.  Low oil pressure on start up in the cold again.  Once inside the shop I put the car on blocks and dropped the oil pan.  Rod bearings were all junk.  I dropped 5 and replaced 3 but I did have to polish 2 crank journals.  I trimmed the windage tray to cream puff engine style with tin snips.  The rod bearings were standard so it hadn't had a bearings failure and I had no idea what caused all the rod bearings to fail.  Perhaps the 15/50 racing oil???  The oil filter I removed was a proper Viper filter from Mopar.  I worried and then called Kevin at Exotic Engines and ordered an external oil pump and wet sump system. 
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