Club Cobra Keith Craft Racing  

Go Back   Club Cobra > Cobra Talk Areas > ALL COBRA TALK

Welcome to Club Cobra!  The World's largest non biased Shelby Cobra related site!

  •  » Representation from nearly all Cobra/Daytona/GT40 manufacturers
  •  » Help from all over the world for your questions
  •  » Build logs for you and all members
  •  » Blogs
  •  » Image Gallery
  •  » Many thousands of members and nearly 1 million posts! 

YES! I want to register an account for free right now!  p.s.: For registered members this ad will NOT show

MMG Superformance
Nevada Classics
Planet Cobra
Main Menu
Module Jump:
Nevada Classics
Nevada Classics
MMG Superformance
Advertise at CC
Banner Ad Rates
MMG Superformance
MMG Superformance
MMG Superformance
April 2019
S M T W T F S
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30        

Kirkham Motorsports

Like Tree2Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21 (permalink)  
Old 11-06-2018, 07:42 PM
t walgamuth's Avatar
CC Member/Contributor
Visit my Photo Gallery
Gold Star Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Lafayette, IN
Cobra Make, Engine: Looking to buy
Posts: 569
Not Ranked     
Default

I'm heading down to Indy tomorrow with the cobra in my trailer to get a roll bar fabricated.
__________________
Cobra loving, autocrossing Grandpa Architect.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links
  #22 (permalink)  
Old 11-14-2018, 04:34 AM
t walgamuth's Avatar
CC Member/Contributor
Visit my Photo Gallery
Gold Star Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Lafayette, IN
Cobra Make, Engine: Looking to buy
Posts: 569
Not Ranked     
Default

I brought it home yesterday. The roll bar looks perfect! To fit the tubes in the chassis he had to get tubing a little larger, turn it down on the outside and insert it as a spacer. Anyway it looks just as I would want it in a perfect world. It is not bolted in yet so I can adjust the height to be not too high and not too low..

I also need to paint it. hmmmm....black or silver?

I'll get some pics today.
__________________
Cobra loving, autocrossing Grandpa Architect.
Reply With Quote
  #23 (permalink)  
Old 11-14-2018, 07:57 PM
t walgamuth's Avatar
CC Member/Contributor
Visit my Photo Gallery
Gold Star Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Lafayette, IN
Cobra Make, Engine: Looking to buy
Posts: 569
Not Ranked     
Default Pic with roll bar

With the roll bar installed, along with the lowering, 16" rims and Hoosier slicks.

It was cold today and the slicks felt like they were rubbed with olive oil but it was sunny and good for taking pictures..

Tomorrow I hope to get the garage warm enough to paint it.

The guy who fabricated and installed it is amazing. It had to fit down into the two tubes adjacent either side of the seat. The tube is aluminum and an odd size. The roll bar is steel. To create a sleeve to make the smaller roll bar fit into the larger chassis tube he had to put the spacer tube into a lath and turn it to the correct size to fit the hole.

I'll drill holes to bolt it in and paint it myself.

Wooo Hooooo!
Attached Images
 
__________________
Cobra loving, autocrossing Grandpa Architect.

Last edited by t walgamuth; 11-14-2018 at 08:09 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #24 (permalink)  
Old 11-17-2018, 11:52 AM
t walgamuth's Avatar
CC Member/Contributor
Visit my Photo Gallery
Gold Star Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Lafayette, IN
Cobra Make, Engine: Looking to buy
Posts: 569
Not Ranked     
Default

Today I removed the wheels and brake pads and ordered new pads with a street compound from Pegasus.
__________________
Cobra loving, autocrossing Grandpa Architect.
Reply With Quote
  #25 (permalink)  
Old 11-19-2018, 03:29 PM
t walgamuth's Avatar
CC Member/Contributor
Visit my Photo Gallery
Gold Star Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Lafayette, IN
Cobra Make, Engine: Looking to buy
Posts: 569
Not Ranked     
Default

Dropped it off at my indie's shop this morning. By afternoon the TBI was sitting on the intake and he was looking at plumbing. I had to go fetch some plumbing fittings. We discovered the steering stops which keep the tires off the suspension and they were bent ... so we bent them out where they need to be. He'll weld on a brace on each side to keep them in place. I'm having him remove my rear sway bar, lower the driver's seat 2", etc.

Wooo hooo!
__________________
Cobra loving, autocrossing Grandpa Architect.
Reply With Quote
  #26 (permalink)  
Old 11-20-2018, 07:35 PM
t walgamuth's Avatar
CC Member/Contributor
Visit my Photo Gallery
Gold Star Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Lafayette, IN
Cobra Make, Engine: Looking to buy
Posts: 569
Not Ranked     
Default

Today they ran new fuel line, installed the new fuel pump, sorting the wiring and removed the rear sway bar.

I took the brake and gas pedals to the aluminum welding pro and am getting them extended and offset more as needed.
__________________
__________________
Cobra loving, autocrossing Grandpa Architect.
Reply With Quote
  #27 (permalink)  
Old 11-21-2018, 12:01 PM
t walgamuth's Avatar
CC Member/Contributor
Visit my Photo Gallery
Gold Star Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Lafayette, IN
Cobra Make, Engine: Looking to buy
Posts: 569
Not Ranked     
Default

They are hoping to finish today. I picked up the modified pedals today and delivered the brake pads, unfortunately only pads for one end of the car came in, the other is back ordered.
__________________
Cobra loving, autocrossing Grandpa Architect.
Reply With Quote
  #28 (permalink)  
Old 11-23-2018, 10:27 AM
t walgamuth's Avatar
CC Member/Contributor
Visit my Photo Gallery
Gold Star Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Lafayette, IN
Cobra Make, Engine: Looking to buy
Posts: 569
Not Ranked     
Default

I'm still looking for a hood scoop to add to my hood or a complete hood with the scoop already installed. The hole in my hood which previously permitted my Webers to emerge from the engine bay looks silly now with the little four barrell and air cleaner in it.

Anybody have a hood for sale or a hood scoop that looks appropriate for a cobra?
__________________
Cobra loving, autocrossing Grandpa Architect.
Reply With Quote
  #29 (permalink)  
Old 11-26-2018, 12:18 PM
t walgamuth's Avatar
CC Member/Contributor
Visit my Photo Gallery
Gold Star Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Lafayette, IN
Cobra Make, Engine: Looking to buy
Posts: 569
Not Ranked     
Default

The fuel pump had to be bled. So the Cobra starts on the first compression stroke now. The only thing left unfinished was the rear brake pads since they have not come in yet. I loaded it up and brought it home.

I installed the smaller steering wheel again and we adjusted the pedals so they are pretty ideal now.

I'll take it back to Indy asap and get a brace welded onto the roll bar.
__________________
Cobra loving, autocrossing Grandpa Architect.
Reply With Quote
  #30 (permalink)  
Old 12-09-2018, 02:32 PM
t walgamuth's Avatar
CC Member/Contributor
Visit my Photo Gallery
Gold Star Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Lafayette, IN
Cobra Make, Engine: Looking to buy
Posts: 569
Not Ranked     
Default

I got the roll bar braces installed now. Beautiful welding from two lane performance in Indianapolis on Hardy street on the south side.
__________________
Cobra loving, autocrossing Grandpa Architect.
Reply With Quote
  #31 (permalink)  
Old 12-11-2018, 03:58 AM
Gaz64's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Brisbane, QLD
Cobra Make, Engine:
Posts: 2,070
Not Ranked     
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by t walgamuth View Post
The fuel pump had to be bled. So the Cobra starts on the first compression stroke now. The only thing left unfinished was the rear brake pads since they have not come in yet. I loaded it up and brought it home.

I installed the smaller steering wheel again and we adjusted the pedals so they are pretty ideal now.

I'll take it back to Indy asap and get a brace welded onto the roll bar.
I'd like to see that, don't know know many V8s that will start within 90 degrees of the starter engaging, .

Gary
Reply With Quote
  #32 (permalink)  
Old 12-11-2018, 05:27 AM
t walgamuth's Avatar
CC Member/Contributor
Visit my Photo Gallery
Gold Star Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Lafayette, IN
Cobra Make, Engine: Looking to buy
Posts: 569
Not Ranked     
Default

I could be wrong. It starts very fast for sure.
__________________
Cobra loving, autocrossing Grandpa Architect.
Reply With Quote
  #33 (permalink)  
Old 12-11-2018, 02:37 PM
Gaz64's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Brisbane, QLD
Cobra Make, Engine:
Posts: 2,070
Not Ranked     
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by t walgamuth View Post
I could be wrong. It starts very fast for sure.
That's a great outcome, bet you're happy.
Reply With Quote
  #34 (permalink)  
Old 12-11-2018, 08:19 PM
t walgamuth's Avatar
CC Member/Contributor
Visit my Photo Gallery
Gold Star Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Lafayette, IN
Cobra Make, Engine: Looking to buy
Posts: 569
Not Ranked     
Default

Thanks Gaz!..........
__________________
Cobra loving, autocrossing Grandpa Architect.
Reply With Quote
  #35 (permalink)  
Old 12-19-2018, 08:25 AM
t walgamuth's Avatar
CC Member/Contributor
Visit my Photo Gallery
Gold Star Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Lafayette, IN
Cobra Make, Engine: Looking to buy
Posts: 569
Not Ranked     
Default

Pics of the roll bar install. I particularly love his workmanship on the welds. Its a lovely day today, sunny and high of 50f. I think I'll get the cobra out for one last drive today!
Attached Images
     
__________________
Cobra loving, autocrossing Grandpa Architect.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
The representations expressed are the representations and opinions of the clubcobra.com forum members and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and viewpoints of the site owners, moderators, Shelby American, any other replica manufacturer, Ford Motor Company. This website has been planned and developed by clubcobra.com and its forum members and should not be construed as being endorsed by Ford Motor Company, or Shelby American or any other manufacturer unless expressly noted by that entity. "Cobra" and the Cobra logo are registered trademarks for Ford Motor Co., Inc. clubcobra.com forum members agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyrighted material is owned by you. Although we do not and cannot review the messages posted and are not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we reserve the right to delete any message for any reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). Thank you for visiting clubcobra.com. For full policy documentation refer to the following link: CC Policy
Links monetized by VigLink