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Old 07-10-2018, 10:17 PM
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Today I fabricated the throttle cable spring bracket and got a dozen throttle springs to choose from and installed two springs. I also built the basic bracket for bracing the fuel line and installed it onto the intake. The attachment to the line hopefully will happen tomorrow. The power steering hoses are leaking though.

I started it up, we set the timing and it seemed to be running fine. I took it out and ran up the road a couple of miles. The car feels perfect. Very solidly planted. The steering is perfect with no play and the alignment seems very good too. I ran it through the gears gingerly and ran it up to about 80 indicated. It was turning about 2200 rpm. I took it back to the shop. Water temp was fine, a bit low possibley.

I also checked the header outlet temps at each cylinder and they all are in the low 600 range at idle with the motor warm after the test drive.

I was sitting too high so I'll want to lower the seat or reduce the pad and will try to get the gas pedal closer to me.

Woooo Hoooooo!

Maybe I can race it this weekend.
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Please see above at the beginning of the thread. There are quite a few.

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Today, ordered an air cleaner which will fit in the opening in the hood, a new pressure side power steering hose and adjusted the throttle return springs and the accelerator cable in an effort to get the pedals closer to the driver's torso.
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:12 PM
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Today we took off the throttle lever and I took it to a metal shop to have a 2" extension welded on.

I have hopes to race on Saturday.
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It sounds as if you are just about there. Good luck and I hope that you get to race it Saturday. Let us know how everything works out and don't be to disappointed if you ruin into a small problem or two when racing.

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Heck, if you do not run into a small problem or two when racing you must be doing something wrong . Everybody has a small problem or two to deal with when racing. I bring every tool that I own to the track and spare parts as well. Good luck and have fun.

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Thanks guys!

I'll be autocrossing if we finish the cobra, so the racetrack is a high school parking lot with orange cones.

It will be wildly inappropriate for the capabilities of the Cobra but I will be able to explore the limits of handling without risking my ride will end up against a power pole.
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Today got the throttle pedal back and drilled it for lightness. Got that reinstalled. The power steering fittings came and were installed....no leaks. And we reinstalled the hood. Tomorrow I hope to get the passenger seat installed.

Racing Saturday!

Wooo Hoooooo!
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Hello, anybody have a carbon fiber hood scoop for sale? Wishing to cover a hole in my hood that is 25" x 14".
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Hello, anybody have a carbon fiber hood scoop for sale? Wishing to cover a hole in my hood that is 25" x 14".



Shell Valley has them. $95.00
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Shell Valley has them. $95.00
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So today the new power steering pump is installed, the pedal placement is perfect, the brakes are bled and not soft anymore, the passenger seat is installed. It starts as it should, and all systems appear to be working correctly. I have it loaded into the trailer with the plan of heading up to Portage high school for a local autocross.

Woooo hoo!

When I took it to the gas station to fill the tank with alcohol free premium four people came up and wanted to talk to me about it just by seeing the rear of the car from the trailer being open.

I am going to have to get an open trailer to haul it.
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An open trailer is what I use. Get ready for a lot of attention. There is not a race weekend where I have less than 20 people, including fellow racers stop by to look at the car. About every other race weekend I will have a family with little kids stop by and I pop one of the youngsters into the drivers seat and let them take pictures of their children. It makes both the kids and the parents day.

Have fun, can't wait to hear how it goes.

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