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Old 09-02-2010, 07:32 PM
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Default First accident with the cobra today

I've been working on my carbs (2x4) and it felt relay good about the way it was running so I decided to take a run on rt 18 near Eatontown,NJ....When I built the car I made my own steering column out of .75 stainless and use a VW turn signal...and it looked very cool! I had never had the shaft grooved for a C clip and when I nailed it and the carbs were working perfectly it pushed me back in the seat along with the steering wheel...yep, I had no steering at 75 mph and as the car changed lanes heading for the trees I HIT THE BRAKES.....I did run off the road into some brush and branches ...small crack below the left turn signal, $500.00 to fix at the boat yard. I did manage to reconnect the steering, back her onto the side of the road and then come home. I'm having the shaft grooved tomorrow for a C clip...right now I'm feeling very lucky?
Jon
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