Club Cobra GasN Exhaust  

Go Back   Club Cobra > Cobra Talk Areas > Cobra Build Logs

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
MMG Superformance
Main Menu
Module Jump:
Nevada Classics
Nevada Classics
MMG Superformance
MMG Superformance
Advertise at CC
Banner Ad Rates
MMG Superformance
MMG Superformance
Keith Craft Racing
October 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 29 30
31            

Kirkham Motorsports

Like Tree358Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 4 votes, 4.00 average. Display Modes
  #421 (permalink)  
Old 08-25-2021, 07:18 PM
Blas's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Cobra Make, Engine: SPF#0760
Posts: 3,224
Not Ranked     
Default

Amazing adventure. I have enjoyed the ride. Best of luck with her. Easy shakedown miles till you both get to know each other better.
Blas
Bill D likes this.
__________________
Wiring Diagrams: SPF MKII, MKIII, GT40, CSX7000, CSX8000, and Shelby Sebring, Bondurant & Cinema Tribute Cars.
Ownerís Manuals: SPF MKII, CSX7000, CSX8000, Sebring, Bondurant, & Cinema Tribute Cars.

Large, easy to read and trace schematics with part numbers, wire colors, wire gauge, fuses, and electrical upgrade information. Trouble-shooting and replacement part numbers for those roadside repair adventures.
SPFWiringDiagrams@Comcast.net
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links
  #422 (permalink)  
Old 08-26-2021, 12:00 AM
xb-60's Avatar
CC Member/Contributor
Visit my Photo Gallery
Gold Star Contributor
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Adelaide, SA
Cobra Make, Engine: 289FIA 'English' spec.
Posts: 11,492
Not Ranked     
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill D View Post
No. They’re early Ford license plate lights
Some Fords had those lights too?
I know they are Lucas units, used on MGA dash panels, and also some Massey Ferguson tractor dashes (I spent maybe a thousand hours behind the wheel of an MF ....some years ago now).

Wow, Bill, you sure have finished a marathon with a "sprint" to the line. Fantastic job

Cheers!
Glen

edit: Bill, could you post a picture of the installation of your battery? thx
Bill D likes this.

Last edited by xb-60; 08-26-2021 at 03:04 AM.. Reason: edit
Reply With Quote
  #423 (permalink)  
Old 08-26-2021, 06:16 AM
Bill D's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Redding, CA
Cobra Make, Engine: FFR chassis and suspension, Mr. Bruce 289 FIA body
Posts: 1,017
Not Ranked     
Default

Glen-
In front of the passenger footbox

ALF, 1985 CCX and xb-60 like this.
Reply With Quote
  #424 (permalink)  
Old 08-26-2021, 03:08 PM
Bill D's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Redding, CA
Cobra Make, Engine: FFR chassis and suspension, Mr. Bruce 289 FIA body
Posts: 1,017
Not Ranked     
Default

Took her out again for a bit longer. Runs very strong! Came home, parked, checked the wheels and tires and found this…



I just can’t catch a break
Reply With Quote
  #425 (permalink)  
Old 08-26-2021, 03:19 PM
1795's Avatar
CC Member/Contributor
Visit my Photo Gallery
Gold Star Contributor
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Canandaigua, NY
Cobra Make, Engine: SPF MKII Riverside Racer FIA
Posts: 2,200
Not Ranked     
Default

S##@@!

Well, at least it is in an area that can be repaired. It's not like you are going to be sliding sideways through a corner at 120mph...right Bill?

Good luck Bill, at least it did run nice and strong.

Jim
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #426 (permalink)  
Old 08-26-2021, 04:01 PM
1985 CCX's Avatar
CSX2375R Comp289
Visit my Photo Gallery
Gold Star Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Manchester, NH
Cobra Make, Engine: AK1085 and CSX2375R: Competition tribute in vintage Hertz Gold
Posts: 17,107
Not Ranked     
Default

Ah, studs will help in cooler weather.
jmimac351 likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #427 (permalink)  
Old 08-26-2021, 04:57 PM
Bill D's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Redding, CA
Cobra Make, Engine: FFR chassis and suspension, Mr. Bruce 289 FIA body
Posts: 1,017
Not Ranked     
Default

The Billboards are rotting out in the sidewall. Until I can afford new tires (not Billboards), I’ve moved it to the side and parked my new car in the empty space

Reply With Quote
  #428 (permalink)  
Old 08-26-2021, 11:29 PM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 122
Not Ranked     
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill D View Post
The Billboards are rotting out in the sidewall. Until I can afford new tires (not Billboards), Iíve moved it to the side and parked my new car in the empty space

Sweet company
Reply With Quote
  #429 (permalink)  
Old 08-27-2021, 12:26 PM
1985 CCX's Avatar
CSX2375R Comp289
Visit my Photo Gallery
Gold Star Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Manchester, NH
Cobra Make, Engine: AK1085 and CSX2375R: Competition tribute in vintage Hertz Gold
Posts: 17,107
Not Ranked     
Default

Bummer

A slow end to a hot project.

Bill, please please please get good Cobra tires. Regular car tires like BFG's are too hard for Cobras and with power scary.... Not looking to poke anybody on this .....

HP, short wheelbase = need to stick.
Bill D likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #430 (permalink)  
Old 08-29-2021, 05:55 PM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Cobra Make, Engine: era#671 Keith Craft Motor
Posts: 316
Not Ranked     
Default

I have a soft spot in my Heart for Mopars...Nice Combination
1985 CCX and Bill D like this.
Reply With Quote
  #431 (permalink)  
Old 09-02-2021, 11:53 AM
Bill D's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Redding, CA
Cobra Make, Engine: FFR chassis and suspension, Mr. Bruce 289 FIA body
Posts: 1,017
Not Ranked     
Default



Ordered my Trigo 289 wheels and unpolished spinners today. Should have them in about two weeks. Then get some new radial tires, either Cooper or BFGoodrich, mount the white letters inward, paint them black, grind off the lettering on the outside, and use GOODYEAR billboard stencils to create the billboard look.

Reply With Quote
  #432 (permalink)  
Old 09-02-2021, 01:16 PM
1985 CCX's Avatar
CSX2375R Comp289
Visit my Photo Gallery
Gold Star Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Manchester, NH
Cobra Make, Engine: AK1085 and CSX2375R: Competition tribute in vintage Hertz Gold
Posts: 17,107
Not Ranked     
Default

Bill

Please
Dont get BFG's, too hard for these cars. Used to have them on my old CCX, dangerous at best. They have the grip of silicone, laid rubber at every stoplight as they need a bigger car.
Heard Cooper's Cobra's are ok, never had them myself.

Remember BFG's are std cheap tire for muscle cars which are bigger and heavier vehicles.
A light-short wheelbase car tire is better off with soft and sticky.
Try to get soft, also remember you dont need 295 in rear if its a good tire. A 289 body is narrower than a 427 body thus smaller tire ok.
I run the BB fronts on my rear, they work great, Powercushion up front.
Dont overlook the Polyglass or vintage tires by Kelsey.
https://www.kelseytire.com/performance-series/


Get a tire with a low mileage rating as its softer.
Remember what ages these car tires is the heat cycles, they will harden before they wear out most likely.

Always look for the best grip so you dont end up in a bush.....
Bill D and 1795 like this.

Last edited by 1985 CCX; 09-02-2021 at 01:19 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #433 (permalink)  
Old 09-02-2021, 01:40 PM
Bill D's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Redding, CA
Cobra Make, Engine: FFR chassis and suspension, Mr. Bruce 289 FIA body
Posts: 1,017
Not Ranked     
Default

Thanks for the heads up. BFGoodrich is out!
1795 likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #434 (permalink)  
Old 09-02-2021, 03:19 PM
1985 CCX's Avatar
CSX2375R Comp289
Visit my Photo Gallery
Gold Star Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Manchester, NH
Cobra Make, Engine: AK1085 and CSX2375R: Competition tribute in vintage Hertz Gold
Posts: 17,107
Not Ranked     
Default

Thank you
Want to hear about great trips and miles of fun.
Not about fences and trees.
jolsen42 likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #435 (permalink)  
Old 09-04-2021, 05:27 PM
jolsen42's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Mooresville, NC
Cobra Make, Engine: Factory Five chassis/Mr. Bruce slabside
Posts: 530
Not Ranked     
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill D View Post


Ordered my Trigo 289 wheels and unpolished spinners today. Should have them in about two weeks. Then get some new radial tires, either Cooper or BFGoodrich, mount the white letters inward, paint them black, grind off the lettering on the outside, and use GOODYEAR billboard stencils to create the billboard look.

Bill, I don't believe the FIA's ran Billboard tires. Just sayin.

John O
__________________
jjo42
Reply With Quote
  #436 (permalink)  
Old 09-05-2021, 06:00 AM
Sawdust's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: North of Toronto, Ont
Cobra Make, Engine: Superformance #1950, Roush 402R, TKO600
Posts: 528
Not Ranked     
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill D View Post
Thanks for the heads up. BFGoodrich is out!
Bill I ran Mickey Thompson S/Tís, 245ís on the front and 295ís on the rear. Whitewalls were on the inside and I used the Tredwear Lettering. It looked great! Overall I was very happy with the Mickeyís.
Bill D likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #437 (permalink)  
Old 09-05-2021, 10:02 AM
jknich's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: SEQUIM, WA
Cobra Make, Engine:
Posts: 55
Not Ranked     
Default

I'm surprised no one has tried these. D.O.T. Old school tube type, soft tread and good price. I emailed them to see if they can sipe and add rain grooves. Company used to be Mcreary.


American Racer tires from Boubin -::- - Products

These are tubeless radials:


https://www.mandhtires.com/M-H-Drag-Radials
__________________
Jim Nichols

Last edited by jknich; 09-05-2021 at 10:27 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #438 (permalink)  
Old 09-06-2021, 06:41 AM
Bill D's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Redding, CA
Cobra Make, Engine: FFR chassis and suspension, Mr. Bruce 289 FIA body
Posts: 1,017
Not Ranked     
Default

Are there any problems with running drag radials on all 4 wheels on the street?
Reply With Quote
  #439 (permalink)  
Old 09-06-2021, 08:36 AM
jolsen42's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Mooresville, NC
Cobra Make, Engine: Factory Five chassis/Mr. Bruce slabside
Posts: 530
Not Ranked     
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill D View Post
Are there any problems with running drag radials on all 4 wheels on the street?
Why would you want to?

John O
__________________
jjo42
Reply With Quote
  #440 (permalink)  
Old 09-06-2021, 08:39 AM
Bill D's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Redding, CA
Cobra Make, Engine: FFR chassis and suspension, Mr. Bruce 289 FIA body
Posts: 1,017
Not Ranked     
Default

Just asking
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 01:10 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
Links monetized by VigLink