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Old 09-19-2020, 05:31 PM
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Hello fellow enthusiasts. I'm starting this thread to document the build of my recently acquired FFR Roadster. I bought it from the original owner who got it running and titled but not finished. I live in Western NC near the Tail of the Dragon. I can't think of a better ride to enjoy this world famous strip of road.
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Checking out the potential project.



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I found my first major issue today when getting the car ready to start. The previous owner said it had been 'a couple of years' since it had been started so I wanted to clean out the fuel system. It turned out to be a bigger job than I expected. I ordered a new tank, pump assembly and sender.
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Hello fellow enthusiasts. I'm starting this thread to document the build of my recently acquired FFR Roadster. I bought it from the original owner who got it running and titled but not finished. I live in Western NC near the Tail of the Dragon. I can't think of a better ride to enjoy this world famous strip of road.
https://tailofthedragon.com/
Where in western NC are you located? Plenty of Cobra guys both in and around Ashville as well as Greenville and north western SC.

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I found my first major issue today when getting the car ready to start. The previous owner said it had been 'a couple of years' since it had been started so I wanted to clean out the fuel system. It turned out to be a bigger job than I expected. I ordered a new tank, pump assembly and sender.
Yeah, it's been "a couple of years" all right...
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Holy crap that thing is rusted....hope the rest of it is better!
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Where in western NC are you located? Plenty of Cobra guys both in and around Ashville as well as Greenville and north western SC.

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I live about an hour west of Asheville near Cherokee, NC. I'll definitely have to connect with the other members in the area when I finish.
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After installing the new fuel tank, pump and sender I blew out the fuel lines and ran some fresh gas through them. I borrowed a battery from my boat and it fired right up. All I can say is it sounds violent! I can't wait to get it out on the road. Here's my inspiration for a potential paint color -

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Love that color !!! What is it and what color stripes are you thinking?
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I have military friends up in your area and i'm up there often. Haven't ventured the trip in my Cobra yet.

It's actually cheaper to drive my deuce and a half than the Cobra. I'm thinking November.

What Mk is it?
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I have military friends up in your area and i'm up there often. Haven't ventured the trip in my Cobra yet.

It's actually cheaper to drive my deuce and a half than the Cobra. I'm thinking November.

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It's a Mk1 that was almost completed. I'm planning to get it on the road then pull the body this winter and get everything ready for paint.
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Love that color !!! What is it and what color stripes are you thinking?
It's Stihl Safety Glasses Burnt Orange LOL. I'm thinking of painting it in a matte finish with charcoal stripes.
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I have a couple of honey do's to take care of then I plan to get the car ready for the NC inspection to title & tag it. I'm hoping I can drive it a little before it get's too cold in the mountains of Western NC. Then I'll pull everything down, make the upgrades I have planned and prep it for paint. I'd like to have it ready to go next spring which might be a little ambitious. I did take it for a 'drive' yesterday which consisted of putting it in gear, moving forward 3 feet and then backing up.
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Nice! Start with baby steps and then go from there!
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