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Old 08-05-2020, 04:43 AM
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Looks like a high quality build. You running an Alfa four in it? What will your weight be and what is the power output? Sounds very interesting!
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Old 08-05-2020, 10:24 PM
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Looks like a high quality build. You running an Alfa four in it? What will your weight be and what is the power output? Sounds very interesting!
t, thanks for the "quality" comment.

Ha, ha....no, there's no Alfa twin cam going into the Cobra. One of our other cars is an Alfetta that has been in our ownership for 38 years now. I had to change out the engine a while back, only because of a leaking rear main seal. A recently rebuilt 2 litre unit was available so that went in, and I still have the original 1779 cm³ engine stashed away in the garage.

Here's the ol' b@stard...




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further edit: weight target is 1060kg
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Old 08-11-2020, 01:39 AM
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Been working on installation of the fuel lines, both the main supply, and the return line.
Installation looks quite neat in the tunnel but with no hoist to use, it took a bit longer to fit the lines. The tunnel is closed in for some of its length for torsional strength of the mono, so access is a challenge.
I countersunk the screw heads on the top side of the tunnel, and I have a sheet of 16g alum. alloy to be fitted for appearance.

Here's the view from below decks....




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Very professionally done Glen. Did you have to bend the lines, or were they pre-bent? That is a tight area to work. If you ever end up in a POW camp, tunneling out will be a cinch with all the practice that you have had working in tight place

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Old 08-11-2020, 03:23 AM
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Jim, you make me laugh. Thankyou.

Actually, to show you how tight....a picture from January this year, post #181, when apparently it was 33°C. Today it was much colder, believe me...

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...and it's even tighter coming in from the other end

edit: yes, pipe bends at both ends were professionally done

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Old 08-19-2020, 01:10 AM
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Milestone event after a slow start on the fuel system....

I've never built a fuel system from scratch before, so have not used braided hose and associated fittings previously. Info on ProFlow fittings is hard to find - in fact I could not find anything on building up ProFlow hoses, but can report that my first hose (from tank "out" to rock-catcher filter) is completed to my satisfaction...

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Old 08-19-2020, 03:36 AM
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Looks good Glen! The one thing I hate the most about working on cars is having to install fittings on stainless steel hose. My finger tips are sore for weeks from tiny punctures from loose wires I just do not do it enough to get proficient, or to justify the cost of the special tools. Make sure you wear good gloves.

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Here's the fuel pump and main filter on their mounting plate, along with the rock catcher.



The pump and filter will be mounted onto the lower 'face' of the tunnel, just ahead of the diff. and under the tail shaft. Access for fitting could be described as "a challenge"


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Pump and main filter on their mounting plate, now fitted...
....along with the view from the rear...


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Glen,

If the whole assembly slides in and out from the back, can I suggest you have captive nuts on the plate, so you only need to undo your 4 bolts from underneath, and the plate is out in 5 minutes?

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Thanks Gary, but it it needs to slide out forwards. That vee shaped gap under the front of th diff. isn't large enough.
With the tailshaft in, access to the front two attachment screws/nuts is reasonable, and access to the rear two will be OK, and the assy can then slide out forwards easily enough.....if it needs to. Screws are socket cap head; nuts are nyloc; "Ringie" access to nuts is not a problem
I'm happy that you're paying attention with your "expert eye", though. Appreciated!

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Now we have fuel supply lines from the tank through the rock catcher to the fuel pump in the tunnel, and then to the main filter....



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Fuel return line to tank now fitted and secured:




….and skid plate with its skirt added, now fitted:




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Working on the brake lines now. I've run the line from the master cylinder to the rear end, through the tunnel.....




…and I now have the line out to the RH rear brake…




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I have a soft spot for those sixties Alfas....especially the coupes.
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Well, as I mentioned we've had the old b@stardo for 38 years....so I suppose he's under my skin
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I'm working on the LHS rear brake line now, so nearly finished at that end of the car

Here's a couple of shots of what it's looking like....



Yes I know that's the RHS

....and...



The skid plate under the fuel tank is slightly higher than the underside of the tub. The handbrake cables look vulnerable in this picture, but in actual fact, they are well up out of harm's way.

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Glen,

That sure looks nice from the underside. Wow, that is a lot of aluminum. The parking brake cables are just the right height. When you install the hook in the floor of your garage it will catch them and engage the parking brake to stop the car from flying out the other end of the garage. You know, just like the fighter jets on an aircraft carrier when they land

Getting real close.

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Glen,

That sure looks nice from the underside. Wow, that is a lot of aluminum. The parking brake cables are just the right height. When you install the hook in the floor of your garage it will catch them and engage the parking brake to stop the car from flying out the other end of the garage. You know, just like the fighter jets on an aircraft carrier when they land

Getting real close.

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Jim
Jim, you're right. For the first time, it does seem like it is actually getting closer

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Brake line plumbing now complete at the rear end.

Modified an 11mm spanner/wrench to make tightening the pipe connections easier and more reliable. I didn't have one; it sure makes the job easier, reducing the risk of damaging the pipe connection hexagon....but you all knew that anyway

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