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Old 05-09-2011, 08:45 AM
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Tell me (for my own purposes, and as always, thinking ahead), would gauge visibility be improved if the whole grouping was shifted in towards the vehicle centreline a little?
Yes it would.

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Old 05-11-2011, 10:37 AM
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Great to see it on the road, and just in time for the great warm season.

Really looks great in the outdoors!

Best of luck to you with it.

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Old 05-15-2011, 11:20 AM
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Had some nice driving yesterday. The Richmond 5-speed takes some getting used to but can be mastered. I had a tendency to go from third to second (instead of to fourth) that was annoying. Less often went from second to fifth. Just took some getting used to.

Was brave enough to floor it through the first three gears and it is wicked fast. My friend that races a Lotus Exige Cup car looked a little fearful as I was going through the gears, but when we were once again safe and sound said he was very impressed by the V-8's torque. Thought it was clearly faster than the Exige.

I had a bit of a shock when I snapped the turn signal arm while making a left. Not a very sturdy piece. Taped it up but will need to be replaced post-Carlisle. Has this happened to anyone else?

This car really sucks gas. Of course I've been keeping the revs high and not doing any real cruising, but it has burned up almost 20 gallons with just 167 miles on the odometer. As I said last week, the odometer seems to understate the mileage by 20%, but even accounting for that it's about 10 mpg. We had a '65 Cadillac that got that kind of mileage.

Where my right hand rests on the transmission tunnel by the shifter the aluminum is starting to tarnish. What do you guys use to clean up the aluminum?

Everyone oohs-and-ahs over it, and the paint job gets a lot of compliments, but the most fun is opening the hood. What's some backfiring compared to the bug-eyes the Webers always get? That and the exhaust note just gets people laughing and shaking their head. The car is just too much fun!
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Old 05-15-2011, 12:10 PM
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Turn signal is a British POS, what did you expect? Ha! Webers are always fun to unveil & open up next to a punk kid in a WRX. Got to love that!
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Old 05-15-2011, 12:24 PM
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Jeffy, The turn signal switch is pretty delicate and I've replaced mine once Easy enough to do, but a quick 45 or 50 bucks I think. I just keep handing Peter cash and he gives me parts. I've lost track now! LOL I'll be at Carlise with #781 with the ERA gang. Seems we keep the same friends as our cars shared the Ct Custom booth at the Frank Marrotta show in Jan. Are you going to Carlise or just the car? Wife and I will both be there.
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Old 05-15-2011, 02:23 PM
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The turn signal should come with a warning then! Seemed awfully flimsy.

Murky, I won't be at Carlisle, sadly. I heard there was a black Cobra at Marotta's show, so I guess that was yours!

Have fun at Carlisle, and good luck with the weather.

BTW, I grew up in West Hartford and sent you a pm a few days ago, in case you didn't notice it in your inbox.
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Old 05-16-2011, 05:09 AM
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Hey Jeff! So you and 2131 have gained celebrity status with an appearance on the ERA website!
Will you still talk to us commoners?
Seriously though, I've kept a keen eye on the latter stages of your build, made a few notes along the way, learnt a few things, and hope to translate them into the metal (and 'glass) a little bit further along the track.
Cheers!
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:48 AM
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My recollection is that the turn signal is a VW part;

See: Your Parts Search Returned 1 Part(s)

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Old 08-31-2011, 04:32 AM
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Hi Jeff! How's that red rocket going? Silly question; you've had a whole summer now to enjoy.
Got a question....do you recall what the brand of the remote oil filter bracket is? And what is the 'switch' on the top of the bracket? And do you have a thermostat in the line?
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Old 09-01-2011, 06:41 AM
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Hi Jeff! How's that red rocket going? Silly question; you've had a whole summer now to enjoy.
Got a question....do you recall what the brand of the remote oil filter bracket is? And what is the 'switch' on the top of the bracket? And do you have a thermostat in the line?
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The switch regulates flow to the oil cooler. You don't really need the oil cooler under street conditions and shutting off the oil flow raises the heat in the engine. No thermostat in the oil line, I just make adjustments depending on how hot it is outside.

Here is a link to the manufacturer:

Beaumont Metal Works, Manufacturer of Industrial belt grinders and finishing equipment

Fair warning: it's not cheap and plumbing it to his satisfaction was one of Doug's biggest challenges. Looks really cool though!

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Old 09-01-2011, 07:15 AM
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Yes, I like it!
Thanks for the link.
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:24 AM
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Turn signal is a British POS, what did you expect?
Up yours!

Actually, if it's the original style, it will be VW, which is obviously German.

BTW, beautiful car Jeffy with some really lovely detailing. Congratulations.

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Old 12-28-2011, 01:49 PM
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Jim Inglese has added a "Customer Cars" page to his website, and guess who made the cut!



The rest are here:

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Old 12-28-2011, 01:52 PM
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I'm thinking we can rule out CSX 2009 as the answer to your question.

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