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
Main Menu
Module Jump:
Nevada Classics
Nevada Classics
MMG Superformance
Advertise at CC
Banner Ad Rates
Keith Craft Racing
Keith Craft Racing
MMG Superformance
January 2022
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 Tree197Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #441 (permalink)  
Old 01-07-2022, 10:12 PM
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: 11,916
Not Ranked     
Default

Got some fuel lines here in a vulnerable position, needing some 'love' ....

Name:  Fuel_lines_no-guard.jpg
Views: 307
Size:  93.7 KB


So here's the solution, made up using my fancy bender (two pieces of hardwood decking, a couple of F-clamps, and my bench vice) ....

Name:  Fuel_lines_guard.jpg
Views: 304
Size:  95.2 KB


Cheers!
Glen
ALF, 1985 CCX, tkb289 and 1 others like this.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links
  #442 (permalink)  
Old 01-08-2022, 02:14 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: 11,916
Not Ranked     
Default

LHS felt unloved too, so got the 'treatment'

Name:  Guard_LHS.jpg
Views: 300
Size:  95.2 KB

Should stop some stone damage, maybe...


Cheers!
Glen
1985 CCX likes this.

Last edited by xb-60; 01-08-2022 at 02:16 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #443 (permalink)  
Old 01-08-2022, 05:59 AM
tkb289's Avatar
Senior Club Cobra Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Cobra Make, Engine: ERA FIA 'Street' Build
Posts: 2,080
Not Ranked     
Default

The RHS solution looks like a nice example of aluminum origami. The button head screws & PEM nuts, aligned with the rivets, is a clean look and serviceable should that be necessary in the future. As usual, elegant work Glen.
__________________
289 FIA --- ERA 2136
Build Log:
http://www.clubcobra.com/forums/era-...build-log.html
Reply With Quote
  #444 (permalink)  
Old 01-08-2022, 05:50 PM
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: 11,916
Not Ranked     
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tkb289 View Post
....aluminum origami.....
Origami it certainly is, Tim. That panel probably took me around 8 hours, start to finish; much trimming, and tweaking in the "vise bender "
It's satisfying work, though .....and what else would I be doing on a hot Saturday?

Cheers!
Glen
tkb289, Alfa02 and Harpoon PV2 like this.
Reply With Quote
  #445 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2022, 05:03 AM
Alfa02's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Cobra Make, Engine: Pacific Roadster, 347 cu.in. 5-speed
Posts: 1,297
Not Ranked     
Default

Glen, I'd trade you a little of that heat 12" of snow on the ground, and 10-12 degree @ night (Very Rare). That's way too cold for us PNW guys, normal is 40-45 (Raining), and maybe 6" of snow for the whole winter. And yes, A little cheese please with my whine Cheers my friend, TommyRot.
Reply With Quote
  #446 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2022, 04:13 PM
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: 11,916
Not Ranked     
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alfa02 View Post
Glen, I'd trade you a little of that heat 12" of snow on the ground, and 10-12 degree @ night (Very Rare). That's way too cold for us PNW guys, normal is 40-45 (Raining), and maybe 6" of snow for the whole winter. And yes, A little cheese please with my whine Cheers my friend, TommyRot.
Tommy, sounds like you need some 'feel good' info, yes?
You've got 12" of snow? Current temp here is around 30C (85F?)

Cheers!
Glen
Alfa02 likes this.

Last edited by xb-60; 01-10-2022 at 05:52 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #447 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2022, 05:26 AM
Alfa02's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Cobra Make, Engine: Pacific Roadster, 347 cu.in. 5-speed
Posts: 1,297
Not Ranked     
Default

Thank you, my friend, just what I needed Funny story, I was looking for a new tow rig, something that can pull the 20Ft. enclosed trailer with the Cobra in it. (About 6500Lbs) everyone else has a 4-wheel drive pick-up's (Dodge Rams, Ford F-250, Chev. 2500 ) Well as you know I'm not a normal guy Never owned a 4-wheel drive or cared to. So, what did I come up with?? an Infiniti QX (SUV) 5.6 liter (400HP, 400+Toruqe, 4-wheel drive) So since we have all this snow and I now have a 4-wheel drive rig, all the neighbor's wanted things from the store, I said, "No Problem" and processed to drive my little CLK Mercedes to town. Everybody that knows me said "You know Tom he wouldn't take his new SUV out and get it dirty" The Little Merc. did just fine Cheers TommyRot.
Harpoon PV2 likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #448 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2022, 05:59 PM
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: 11,916
Not Ranked     
Default

Tom,
Your car shed/garage must be big enough to be visible from space
How many vehicles do you have now??

Cheers!
Glen
Alfa02 likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #449 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2022, 06:29 PM
Mongoose930's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Cobra Make, Engine: Hi-Tech
Posts: 648
Not Ranked     
Default

Hi Tom, many here will think it is overkill, but I purchased a "Hensley" style hitch for my car hauler (24-foot box / 27-feet overall) which weighs in at about 6K lbs total. I tow with my Jeep Grand Cherokee W/Hemi and I feel so much better having this setup. I hauled my trailer from NH to VA to Pittsburg for the SAAC event a few years ago and had absolutely no issues. The few times I hauled this trailer without this hitch, it was not so great. I ended up going with the Propride version and never looked back. If I had a heavier pick-up with a longer wheelbase and wider track, I probably would not have purchased it. These two videos do a great job of showing the principle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDER3up7I_s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1MZoskr46Q
Alfa02 likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #450 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2022, 06:38 PM
Mongoose930's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Cobra Make, Engine: Hi-Tech
Posts: 648
Not Ranked     
Default

My Jeep and trailer with ProPride Hitch. And my spreader...
Attached Images
 
1985 CCX likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #451 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2022, 06:40 PM
Mongoose930's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Cobra Make, Engine: Hi-Tech
Posts: 648
Not Ranked     
Default

Sorry Glen - I just realized I was hijacking your thread...

Your build is awesome - can't wait to see the finished Cobra!!
Reply With Quote
  #452 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2022, 08:15 PM
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: 11,916
Not Ranked     
Default

No sweat. Most of us here have a good sense of humour
That hitch looks like almost 'railroad' capable

Cheers!
Glen
Alfa02 and Harpoon PV2 like this.

Last edited by xb-60; 01-11-2022 at 03:38 AM.. Reason: edit
Reply With Quote
  #453 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2022, 07:28 PM
Alfa02's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Cobra Make, Engine: Pacific Roadster, 347 cu.in. 5-speed
Posts: 1,297
Not Ranked     
Default Thanks Glen !!!

One more post Glen, then back to your build K? Thank you, Mongoose 930. I'll have to check my tongue, I have a full size battery box with solar panel on top. I'm pretty sure I can get the "Older Style" EZ lift hitch bolted to the sides, but could be a tight fit with your set-up. I've been thinking of something like this?? https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Eaz-Lif...0T36E3Q4&psc=1
Attached Images
  
Reply With Quote
  #454 (permalink)  
Old 01-12-2022, 12:23 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: 11,916
Not Ranked     
Default

OK
That is a tight squeeze into your 'trailer-port'
I don't see 12" of snow, BTW
Alfa02 likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #455 (permalink)  
Old 01-12-2022, 06:29 AM
Alfa02's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Cobra Make, Engine: Pacific Roadster, 347 cu.in. 5-speed
Posts: 1,297
Not Ranked     
Default Tight Squeeze

That my friend, is what you learn in 28years driving semi-trucks Brent (EM-0785) said "No way that will fit" To make it even worse, there's big fir trees and bush, on the pass. side. I should has bet him lunch You get one chance to get it right. And yes, that was summer 2020, so hardly any SNOW Cheers Glen, now back to important stuff, like finishing your 289FIA car. TommyRot.
Attached Images
   
Mongoose930 and EM-0785 like this.
Reply With Quote
  #456 (permalink)  
Old 01-12-2022, 04:23 PM
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: 11,916
Not Ranked     
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alfa02 View Post
....now back to important stuff, like finishing your 289FIA car. TommyRot.
Oh, that's right. I think there's still work to be done there
Alfa02 likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #457 (permalink)  
Old 01-12-2022, 10:52 PM
Harpoon PV2's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: May 2021
Cobra Make, Engine:
Posts: 92
Not Ranked     
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alfa02 View Post
That my friend, is what you learn in 28years driving semi-trucks Brent (EM-0785) said "No way that will fit" To make it even worse, there's big fir trees and bush, on the pass. side. I should has bet him lunch You get one chance to get it right. And yes, that was summer 2020, so hardly any SNOW Cheers Glen, now back to important stuff, like finishing your 289FIA car. TommyRot.
I'm not bragging mind you, but if I was backing that trailer in, I could demolish the car port, and for good measure, knock down the tree and flatten the bush, I'm that good! Cheers, Dennis
Alfa02 likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #458 (permalink)  
Old 01-12-2022, 11:07 PM
Alfa02's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Cobra Make, Engine: Pacific Roadster, 347 cu.in. 5-speed
Posts: 1,297
Not Ranked     
Default

Dennis, us truck driver's call that "Hitting the Trifecta" Cheers TommyRot.
Harpoon PV2 likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #459 (permalink)  
Old 01-14-2022, 03:34 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: 11,916
Not Ranked     
Default

Another very small item ticked off the list.... the required reversing light.
It's as discrete as I could make it

Name:  reversing_light.jpg
Views: 110
Size:  88.7 KB

....and just catching the last light of the day from the sunset


Cheers!
Glen
Reply With Quote
  #460 (permalink)  
Old 01-20-2022, 09:05 PM
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: 11,916
Not Ranked     
Default

Next on the list....seat belts.

I've got the inertia reel retractors mounted correctly (ie legally). Access to the rear bulkhead is quite good. The saches of the lap/sash belt are centre-mounted, rather then outer-mounted.

Name:  retractors_mounted.jpg
Views: 63
Size:  94.6 KB


On the other side of the trunk bulkhead (where the belt and buckle pass through), I've got a moulding that I've covered with leather for a less 'plastic' look.
This is it, ready to be fitted....

Name:  covering_moulding_2.jpg
Views: 62
Size:  53.9 KB


Too hot to work out there again today.

Cheers!
Glen
1795 and Harpoon PV2 like this.
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 02:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, 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