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You are doing such a magnificent job. One of a kind.

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How about some close up shots of the start of the flaires!


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Yeah, I'm sure there are different bungee rings on different cars. Thought I had a better pic but can't find it at the moment.
Here's the best one I could find:
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Step one was paper, now thin board before going to ally.
Plan is to make aluminum flares with the bead rolled on the edge to give it a real authentic look.

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My Sebring project is still in the working but the rear fenders are done :-)

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Nice job, are you planning to extend the front as well?
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No, not at all, like CSX2128 they will be left original.

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Jeff,

Just looking at those front end shots on post 28.
The quadrilaterals formed by the 4 anchor points on the leaf spring and A arm, either side of centerline must have changed interior angles considerably when deflecting under load. Has anyone ever expressed an opinion on what this did to camber, and similarly, rearward deflection of the leaf, do to caster. In relation to handling I mean.
I know you are a busy man, but humor me please
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the leaf spring cars had completely variable suspension, while you were driving them, caster, camber, roll centre, bump steer, etc. Few men could drive them fast back in the day, probably less today. be carefull out there.
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This will not be anything like a coil sprung car for sure. The old buggy springs are crazy to drive.
As the spring deflects it changes length thus camber really changes positive and negative depending upon what part of the wheel stroke you are in. That is why the early drivers needed to be so skilled as they were driving cars that literally changed geometry as they raced.
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He has the appropriately sized appendages to handle it............
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I think the fifth appendage is the one needed to drive these things quickly.
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I've always read these were better handling / performing cars than the 427 . I also read the weight of the 289 did an interesting thing to the suspension /frame , basically pulling d down on the leaves , in turn giving a constant wheel to road connection . Am I reading this wrong ?
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Carroll Shelby once told us, "The chassis flex in the early Cobra is part of the suspension. People try to stiffen them up, which kills the handling and the ride."

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Well there you have it!
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Nothing against 1985 CCX's skill or equipment.... I 'm sure he would make John Holmes blush
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Jeff,
Looks great! I'm still working on the Aurora to make it look as CSX as possible
for summer drives.I've been busy with the vettes also getting them ready for NCRS judging... Best luck,
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Looks great! I'm still working on the Aurora to make it look as CSX as possible
for summer drives.I've been busy with the vettes also getting them ready for NCRS judging... Best luck,
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Put up some pics of the Aurora , belive it or not I'm a fan of them
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That chassis/suspension combination won numerous races in its day. Ask Ferrari. More importantly, it is what they were. If you want a BMW, buy one.
Your car is looking neat Jeff. I wish you lots of smiles ahead.
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