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Old 12-21-2010, 03:06 PM
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Did you paint or powdercoat your wheels? If you could elaborate I would appreciate it.

BTW, I really think your FIA could be one of the best I've "seen."
ERA mounted the tires and masked them, then Teddy painted the wheels with a two-stage satin/semi-gloss black. I am very happy with the results. I would recommend this route over powdercoating: much broader finish and color selection, easier to "fix" or change the color, and paint appears to provide a thinner, smoother coat. The paint may scar easier than powdercoating, but should be easier to repair.

Thank you for the very nice compliment. As I said earlier, everything has turned out looking (and sounding!) as good or better than I hoped. I also think I'll feel the same about the driving!
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:10 PM
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... everything has turned out looking (and sounding!) as good or better than I hoped. I also think I'll feel the same about the driving!
You'll love driving it. Now, personally, I'm not crazy about cold weather driving. When you get your car it's going to be cold, and that will be your first Cobra driving experience. You'll still enjoy it, but IMO it doesn't come anywhere near springtime Cobra driving. That's my favorite, and it's only a couple of months away.
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:21 PM
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ERA mounted the tires and masked them, then Teddy painted the wheels with a two-stage satin/semi-gloss black. I am very happy with the results. I would recommend this route over powdercoating: much broader finish and color selection, easier to "fix" or change the color, and paint appears to provide a thinner, smoother coat. The paint may scar easier than powdercoating, but should be easier to repair.
If the magnesium wheels do not get made by Halibrand or even if they do get made, then I may go the same route as you and paint or powdercoat my Trigos. I really like that look a lot.
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:57 PM
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You'll love driving it. Now, personally, I'm not crazy about cold weather driving. When you get your car it's going to be cold, and that will be your first Cobra driving experience. You'll still enjoy it, but IMO it doesn't come anywhere near springtime Cobra driving. That's my favorite, and it's only a couple of months away.
I doubt I'll do much driving before it warms up a bunch: the car doesn't have a heater or a top! Upside is that the drawn-out DMV process won't be nearly as frustrating if it's too cold to drive...
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:02 PM
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If the magnesium wheels do not get made by Halibrand or even if they do get made, then I may go the same route as you and paint or powdercoat my Trigos. I really like that look a lot.
The restored CSX 2001 sports the same look, and looks pretty cool in black-on-black:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3vIiezn80k

http://www.shelbycsxinfo.com/Article...-csx-2001.html
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Old 12-27-2010, 06:18 PM
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Is that a tack drive magnito I see on your engine? Tell me about it.
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:26 PM
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Is that a tack drive magnito I see on your engine? Tell me about it.
Yeah, I wanted the Jones 4" tach, which is mechanical drive, so we had to source a tach drive distributor. I believe we used a Mallory 26 Series (don't hold me to this, I'll look it up tomorrow at the office) that we upgraded with an electronic conversion kit, which, I was told, made it equivalent to a Mallory Unilite. As I recall, we did it this way because no one had the electronic Ford Fairlane 38 Series Unilite on the shelf. Best bet is to call Mallory, they were very helpful.

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Jeffy,

Where did you mount the fire system bottle?

Did you use a 5 or 10 pound capacity bottle?

Where are the outlet nozzles...how many...?

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Jeff,

What can you tell me about your remote oil filter assembly? Looks like something I could use for my soon to be FIA (Da Bunnies state, more details in last January ).


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What can you tell me about your remote oil filter assembly? Looks like something I could use for my soon to be FIA (Da Bunnies state, more details in last January ).


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Old 01-01-2011, 11:59 AM
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Jeffy,

Where did you mount the fire system bottle?

Did you use a 5 or 10 pound capacity bottle?

Where are the outlet nozzles...how many...?

Thanks

Pete
It is behind the dash where the heater would go (don't have one). Sorry, don't know about the nozzles! Need to ask Doug...

Here is a pic:


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Outstanding, that is exactly what I'm going to use. Thanks.


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Old 01-01-2011, 12:07 PM
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Jeff,

What can you tell me about your remote oil filter assembly? Looks like something I could use for my soon to be FIA (Da Bunnies state, more details in last January ).


Thanks,

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Congratulations on your find!! Can't wait to hear the details.

That was installed to control the flow to the oil cooler; I expect that under normal conditions the flow will be completely shut off: many have complained that the engine doesn't warm up adequately on the road with the oil cooler functioning. Peter P. said to just cover up the front of the oil cooler with cardboard, but that obviously won't do!

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That's a 5lb bottle. We usually put nozzles on the left and right side of the firewall (behind the engine), pointing forward.
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That's a 5lb bottle. We usually put nozzles on the left and right side of the firewall (behind the engine), pointing forward.
Bob,

What type of suppressant is used in Jeff's car, and are there any other types you would recommend?

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http://www.firebottleracing.com/new-products.html

Halon is not the absolute best fire suppressant, but it doesn't make a terminal mess should you use it.
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Halon is not the absolute best fire suppressant, but it doesn't make a terminal mess should you use it.

Coldfire, aqua based fire suppression systems are best used in a open cockpit car like the Cobra.

http://www.firefreeze.com/coldfire.htm


One nozzle should be pointed towards your fuel source (engine compartment), one should be pointed at your foot box to give you time to get out of the car.


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PS: Disclaimer, I used to sell these systems, I no longer handle the account that was my inside purchase pipeline (I can put you in touch with a NJ based supplier) , but feel strongly enough to use it in all of my personal race cars and cobras when they were warranted.
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Some pictures from today's visit. Not much left to do: paint and install brake scoops, final tuning by Jim Inglese and road test.


















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Your Halon bottle location looks like it may be hard to access for recharging (unless there is a way to do it without removal). My bottle on ERA2041 is mounted longitudinally in the top left corner of the passenger footbox, and isn't visible unless you stick your head under there. Relatively easy access, but not in the way. I assume the guys at ERA put it there, since I am the second owner. And, I don't have a heater either. Just an option for your consideration.........car looks fantastic BTW
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