Absolute Pace

Welcome to Club Cobra.

You are currently viewing the world's largest resource for Shelby related information as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!


Go Back   Club Cobra > Club Forums > Australian Cobra Club

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

Nevada Classics
MMG Superformance
Main Menu
Nevada Classics
Nevada Classics
MMG Superformance
Advertise at CC
Banner Ad Rates
MMG Superformance
Keith Craft Racing
Keith Craft Racing
MMG Superformance
February 2021
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            
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-17-2010, 04:36 PM
byroncobra's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Cobra Make, Engine: HARRISON, FORD 302, SOLD
Posts: 768
Not Ranked     
Default First Drive

Not really a drive, more of a test run.

I've had my car ready pretty much driveable and awaiting the trimmers' call for weeks so the frustration got the better of me yesterday.

What the hell I thought.......living in a rural area, unfortunately peppered with very enthusiastic Highway Patrol Ossifers, my major concern was getting busted unregistered etc etc.

Anyway, with no dash and the seat just sitting on the floor I gingerly did a few laps up and down the road out front.

I note that i have not driven or even passengered in a Cobra before so this first experience of raw mongrel motoring was awesome.

Apart from finding minor probs like the throttle spring is too soft and the handbrake is dragging on the rear drums a bit the major drama is there's a whole lota banging going on in the rear end caused by too small a clearance between the Nissan mounts and the chassis. When i first bolted it all up 18 months ago I worried that the Nolathane bushes may move a little and cause this problem........should have fixed it then There was clearance there but obviously not enough.

So i spent yesterday dropping it all out, cutting a bit more steel away and fabricating new cover plates to weld back in............all in a days work for a Cobra builder (rebuilder)

I bet the trimmer calls tomorrow and wants the car straight away
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-17-2010, 04:47 PM
Merv and Sharon's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sunshine Coast Qld, QLD
Cobra Make, Engine: Harrison # 80; Ford 5.0L HO Trickflow heads, cam and rockers and MassFlow EFI
Posts: 3,482
Send a message via Skype™ to Merv and Sharon
Not Ranked     
Default

I remember the same - or similar - experience Greg. I was so impressed, everything seemed to work! The clutch, the motor, brakes, everything. Then I got back and noticed that the noise I was hearing on turns was the wheel arches rubbing on the tyres. Forgot to raise the height! Then there was the fuse that could not be found ....

Well done!
__________________
Merv

Ford Cobra
Harrison #80.
Peregian Beach
Sunshine Coast Qld.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-18-2010, 02:49 AM
Krait's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Gold Coast, QLD
Cobra Make, Engine: Harrison #69, HSV LS2, T56, Custom rear suspension
Posts: 604
Not Ranked     
Default

Good work Greg.

Another milestone passed

Cheers
__________________
Geoff
Cobra Car Club of Qld - UAE Chapter
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-18-2010, 02:53 AM
Merv and Sharon's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sunshine Coast Qld, QLD
Cobra Make, Engine: Harrison # 80; Ford 5.0L HO Trickflow heads, cam and rockers and MassFlow EFI
Posts: 3,482
Send a message via Skype™ to Merv and Sharon
Not Ranked     
Default

When are you coming back Greg (from Saudi)?

Merv
__________________
Merv

Ford Cobra
Harrison #80.
Peregian Beach
Sunshine Coast Qld.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-18-2010, 06:37 AM
Krait's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Gold Coast, QLD
Cobra Make, Engine: Harrison #69, HSV LS2, T56, Custom rear suspension
Posts: 604
Not Ranked     
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Merv and Sharon View Post
When are you coming back Geoff (from Saudi)?

Merv
Merv,

No idea at this stage. Am supposed to have three trips home per annum but am flat out and haven't been home since Christmas. Didn't help that they fired my No.2 just as the project really picked up speed The missus is flying the family to the UK in October for my birthday as she figures that's the only way to see me...if I can get out of here for a few days. Haven't found any significant car events on in the UK during Oct yet

She is also in the process of house selling & buying so maybe I'll wait until the move is over to come back

Cheers
__________________
Geoff
Cobra Car Club of Qld - UAE Chapter
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

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 03:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, 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