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BJ's Snake 12-23-2017 01:01 AM

Got it mate and replyed

xb-60 12-23-2017 02:49 AM


Originally Posted by BJ's Snake (Post 1434939)
Little bits make it authentic to ol' 98....

Very nice!
Drilled or punched?


BJ's Snake 12-23-2017 04:24 AM

Milled.... whatever that is, during a change of setup of machinery.....
beyond me but appreciated anyway.
Saved me the hassle for the desired effect.
Thanks Realsteel, especially before Xmas.

Alfa02 01-25-2018 04:34 AM

Hey Brett, did you get my PM? Sent it after you had left the States. Nothing too important, just wanted to know how your trip to the Museum went? Sorry I missed are meet-up there (No cheap airfares, during the holidays). Did you get close-up to Ken's car? Maybe some pictures would be nice to see. Mine's in the final stages here at my buddy's shop (Old School Garage, Port Orchard Wa.) You back to work on yours? Cheers Tom.

BJ's Snake 01-27-2018 10:13 PM

Hey Tom

Got back last weekend then had to pack up to go 4WD camping trip this weekend, so didn't see your message, sorry bout that.

Yes, got up close to #98 at Boulder. Even got told to step back a bit in case I dropped my camera on her, more like dribble on her!

Good to hear yours is nearly done, got to be happy with that.
I will getting into finishing mine now as I hope to have it ready by October for our 25th Cobra Nationals.


BJ's Snake 02-08-2018 09:47 PM

Yum Yum!
Another box of goodness for the FIA.

Thanks Mal Wood.


BJ's Snake 02-26-2018 01:37 AM

Righto, Body off for wiring and paint prep.
let's put it inside I say....WTF she says!!

Chassis stripped back.

#98 had white wheels, Such a shame....But!


xb-60 02-26-2018 03:32 AM

....going straight to the pool room :cool:

BJ's Snake 03-03-2018 12:44 AM

Tyre Lettering
Bit more detail added


Sawdust 03-03-2018 08:51 AM

They look awesome!

Cobalt289 03-03-2018 04:16 PM

Those tires look great! But does anyone know if there is an alternative that looks more like what the original cars had than the big NASCAR billboard Eagles? Like in the photos of #98, above?

BJ's Snake 03-03-2018 07:37 PM

Pm a guy on here called Paintwerks.
He is doing a billboard style kit here in Australia.


ALF 03-04-2018 02:07 AM


Originally Posted by Cobalt289 (Post 1439754)
Those tires look great! But does anyone know if there is an alternative that looks more like what the original cars had than the big NASCAR billboard Eagles? Like in the photos of #98, above?

We need to get John (CompClassics) involved on this.
He did some work on non billboard tires and I hope he'll be able to provide something for us.:)

Cobalt289 03-12-2018 11:03 PM

Alf - yes! Those tires!

BJ's Snake 03-22-2018 02:49 AM

Gauges/ Dash
One of the best things so far is getting the dash layout done.
Finding a 5 inch Tacho was time consuming but thanks to Ross at Riverside Racers in Canada, all good.
Pretty happy with this.



Wazza 03-22-2018 03:36 AM

VERY cool mate....great to see.

1795 03-22-2018 03:47 AM

Ross is the best! He helped me with my build as well. Nice work, keep it coming.


Tenrocca 03-22-2018 01:21 PM

Looks great - whats the reasoning for having the tacho sideways?

Treeve 03-22-2018 02:00 PM

So that redline is straight up. You don’t need to read the dial just see the needle with your peripheral.

Wazza 03-22-2018 07:07 PM

Wouldn't it be funny if someone had stuffed up back in the 60's, and mounted the tacho everyone thinks it HAS TO be set like that for some reason.

Treeve's explanation makes much more sense.

It reminds me of a silly bit of Golf trivia.....

Currently, and since the late 1800's.... the size of a golf hole HAS to be 4.25 inches,
and so many people think that it's all part of the Grand plan in the frustrating game of golf.

Some sort of reasoning as to the relative size of the golf ball, and it is all about making the game more difficult, and that someone worked out the exact size of the holes to make the game "perfect".....

When in reality, 4.25 inches was the size of the hole cutter that they used when they wanted to make it standardized for all golf courses.
The first hole cutter was most likely made out of scrap pipe, which happened to be 4.25 that was adopted as the "right" size.

I'm going out to the Cobra to tilt my tacho.....see if it helps !! haha


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