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xb-60 10-27-2021 05:18 PM

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Saw this picture of fkemmerer's very nice ERA753

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Good idea! Never too old to learn smarter ways to avoid mistakes (in relation to my posts above ;) )

Cheers!
Glen

xb-60 11-04-2021 04:18 AM

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So, no, I don't recall seeing any '60s FIA Cobras being fitted with eye level auxiliary brake lights.... but I do however need one to satisfy local road registration requirements.
As well as keeping officialdom happy, it may also prevent some dozey dummy rear-ending my car....so I'm happy at a number of levels to comply.

Some pics...

Rear view:

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Front view showing clamp and bracket:

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Another rear view:

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Cheers,
Glen

1795 11-04-2021 04:23 AM

Glen,

Looks like it should work. Nice looking bracket. My only question is, how long is that extension cord that comes out of the boot to power the light? Will it be long enough for a spirited drive? ;)

Cheers,

Jim

Harpoon PV2 11-04-2021 08:46 AM

Just caught your build log! Wow, are you patient! I like the third eye to appease the powers that be. With the Prince Of Darkness lens, it look just like something someone would add to a COB car back in the 70s or 80s! I to am interested in the COB and COX cars. Hopefully I will end up with one of the replica Cobra's, next year. I am leaning towards a tribute to COX6057, better known as The Cobra In The Bedroom! http://barnfinds.com/cobra-bedroom/ One thing the article got wrong is, what does CO stand for, it is not CObra, instead it simply stand for Cobra Other, and X as always in AC Speak stands for eXport and B for Briton or RHD. The other is simply, export to Other then Los Angeles or New York State. Of course, that doesn't explain the CSX cars that went directly via air to FoMoCo in Michigan, or at least one air to Holman & Moody in North Carolina! But what the hay, when you were the Hurlock family you could do what you wanted! If patients is a virtue, well you have that more then covered! I will keep watching, best of luck!

Cheers, Dennis

patrickt 11-04-2021 09:14 AM

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Originally Posted by 1795 (Post 1498944)
Glen,

Looks like it should work. Nice looking bracket. My only question is, how long is that extension cord that comes out of the boot to power the light? Will it be long enough for a spirited drive? ;)

And can you remove it after you're inspected?;) Or does it stay on forever?:confused:

xb-60 11-04-2021 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by patrickt (Post 1498961)
And can you remove it after you're inspected?;) Or does it stay on forever?:confused:

The brake light.... or the extension cord?

patrickt 11-04-2021 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by xb-60 (Post 1498995)
The brake light.... or the extension cord?

Well, I can ask it another way. What do you have to keep there permanently, or at least while driving in OZ, and what can you politely remove after passing your initial inspection?

xb-60 11-04-2021 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by 1795 (Post 1498944)
....My only question is, how long is that extension cord that comes out of the boot to power the light? Will it be long enough for a spirited drive? ;) ....

Hi Jim. Would you believe itís a stretchy cord?
No, no, Iím kidding.

Hereís what the power cord is attached toÖ

Attachment 36673.


And yes, the need to be charging/conditioning the battery Ė or even have a battery fitted Ė is questionable when you consider whatís under the hood....

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ie - nothing :LOL:


We Australians like to anticipate and plan well ahead.


Cheers!
Glen

xb-60 11-04-2021 06:41 PM

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Originally Posted by patrickt (Post 1498996)
Well, I can ask it another way. What do you have to keep there permanently, or at least while driving in OZ, and what can you politely remove after passing your initial inspection?

Patrick, in the case of the eye-level brake light, it certainly is an added safety feature, so it will be staying there. Legally, as well, it must stay there.
The light itself is period correct, so I'm happy enough with its necessary inclusion.

Cheers,
Glen

xb-60 11-21-2021 02:33 PM

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I'm at the stage of tidying up some of the less significant areas on the car.

The boot/trunk has some 'gaps' to fill....

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Made up a couple of simple panels to make it a little neater looking....

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This area of the trunk still isn't sealed ....but I really can't see how I can 100% seal it against dust and water ingress.
No IP rating for me, huh :CRY:

Still, can't see myself driving on unsealed roads or in the rain too often.…


Cheers!
Glen

xb-60 11-25-2021 02:49 AM

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I have some leather left over from the seats and dash, so I'm using some of it to cover part of the inner guards/fenders.
Most of the car's interior will stay as-is in bare aluminium alloy, but I'm thinking that covering the inner areas mentioned will tone it done just a little.
Add a little visual "warmth" .... :3DSMILE:

Here's the right hand side done, and left side with contact adhesive applied ready for the leather ....

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Cheers!
Glen

tkb289 11-25-2021 08:11 AM

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Originally Posted by xb-60 (Post 1499746)
... This area of the trunk still isn't sealed ....but I really can't see how I can 100% seal it against dust and water ingress ...

Hi Glen,

Nice work with the trim panel, looks like the boot / trunk is pretty well sealed up. How much dirt / dust / water will find its way in is hard to say, probably not much at all but time will tell.

If you really want to get the last bits closed off around the push rod and spring & damper shaft, here are a few ideas if you are so inclined:

- Fabricate some more aluminum panels to box the whole area in. The downside is you cover up the suspension bits, which are works of art themselves.

- Close the area off with some leather 'flaps'. Outline the area with self adhesive velcro then fabricate some leather 'flaps' or a 'bag' with Velcro sewn onto the edges to cover the whole area. No holes to drill and if it you don't like it, the self adhesive velcro will come off and the glue cleans up with some isopropyl alcohol. Once again, the downside is it hides the suspension.

- Fabricate a gaiter / boot similar to what is used for a gear shift lever, from the top of the spring perch to the area where it exits the boot / trunk. A drawstring on the top and a split ring & screws on the bottom or use velcro. This would leave the rocker arms exposed. The pushrods are a bit simpler, some kind of a split leather or rubber washer / gasket.

Best bet is to probably just continue making great progress in getting the car up & running and see if it's an issue down the road, so to speak.

- Tim

tkb289 11-25-2021 08:26 AM

Glen,

Just had another thought ...

If dirt / dust / water really is an issue, then box it in with aluminum panels on the sides, but use plexiglass on the front cover. It's all sealed in and relatively simple to build, but you can still see the suspension.

- Tim

xb-60 11-25-2021 03:31 PM

Good suggestions Tim ....particularly the interesting plexiglass solution! You don't expect a 'display case' when opening the trunk/boot.

The engine rebuild is going slower than anticipated. We are waiting on the crank coming back from being linished; it shouldn't be taking more than three weeks though (and counting).
At least we are accumulating engine bits as the days tick by so we can hit the ground running (that's the theory, but rarely happens that way).

Cheers!
Glen

xb-60 12-02-2021 03:53 AM

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A good Cobra friend (thanks Nigel) recommended a local upholsterer for good quality carpets. I made up some templates for both footwell floors and made a visit. Good recommendation, good price, good turnaround of a week was promised....so I was happy to place my order.
Next day, got a text saying that my carpets were ready to pick up. Don't see that sort of service all that often.

Here's the pics....

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As it's an FIA replica, I'm leaving most of the interior as bare aluminium alloy.


Cheers!
Glen

Chupee 12-21-2021 12:12 PM

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Finally got the roll bar install to the point where I am happy with it. I reckon it took 20 hours (:eek:) to get it right.
Every thing is all bolted down tight....and it's not coming out again.

http://www.clubcobra.com/photopost/d...r_finished.jpg

Cheers,
Glen

Looks amazing!

Viking Blue is very close to Princess BLue is it not?

thx

xb-60 12-21-2021 06:49 PM

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Thanks. The colour turned out exactly as planned. Took some time to find the modern close equivalent to Viking blue.

Princess (Alice) Blue is lighter, and looks more grey.
Here's a comparison picture that adequately shows the differences...

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Princess Blue is on the left; Viking Blue, centre

Cheers,
Glen

Alfa02 12-22-2021 04:47 AM

Glen any time frame, with filling the BIG hole in the front ;) If I remember correctly, it was around Christmas last year, we started talking about it :) Really like the rear shock treatment, leave it to you buddy boy to add your special touches, even the Lucas third light looks period correct. Back in the "OLD DAYS" we FF/SR (Formula Fords/Sports Racers) mounted our Rain lights high on the roll bars, for the same reason. My new car is ready for this next year's outing, Moto-Lita wheel is installed, and found a pair of NOS Lucas PL-700 lights (Thanks again Greg @ My427Cobra) Cheers My Friend TommyRot.

xb-60 12-23-2021 04:38 PM

Hi Tom,

Filling the big holeÖ. yes, my man has been dragging his feet big time. Itís now in the hands of someone who is a little more enthusiastic and more has been achieved in a week than in the previous three months. Indication is that the engine should be ready in a couple of weeks. The car will then go onsite into its own little bay for the engine and trans. to be installed.
Iíll report in again when there is more info.
Merry Christmas all!

Cheers,
Glen

xb-60 01-05-2022 10:19 PM

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Greetings, and happy New Year to all here on CC!

So, I have a list to work through while the engine work is being done.

All those little things that have been put off ('til now) because they are small and irritating (and not "glamorous")

This is an important one, and I thought I had done it already ....but no, had not....

Earth wire from fuel filler to chassis:

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Cheers!
Glen


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