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1795 04-17-2019 04:07 PM

Nice! Hey, look me up at SAAC this July, I will be there racing my FIA. Would love to see your car.

Jim

Mongoose930 04-18-2019 05:55 AM

Absolutely Jim!! I would love to see your car also. I enjoyed watching you prepare your FIA for vintage racing.

cobrakiwi 04-18-2019 06:44 PM

Dang Kevin, congrats on the trailer, looks very nice.
Can't wait to see it!:)

1985 CCX 04-20-2019 06:11 PM

I hope to drive down with you Kevin

cobrakiwi 04-21-2019 09:02 AM

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Next up, making some noise.
I have the engine in the run stand, just about ready for a test run.
It's been a few years since this one ran on the dyno but has been strored well.
I might try for a video of the start up!

Mongoose930 04-21-2019 09:08 AM

Craig - you are making me nervous!!! I think you put the headers on backwards :LOL:

cobrakiwi 04-21-2019 09:10 AM

Maybe Kevin can give us all the details of the engine build.:)

Just testing the look for a boat build!!

cobrakiwi 05-07-2019 03:20 AM

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After running the monster on the engine stand and all looking good with that it's time to put it back on the hook and get ready to install into the car.

Set up the clutch etc, removed a few items from the engine to help with clearance while lowering it into the engine bay.

cobrakiwi 05-07-2019 03:32 AM

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A good friend and fellow cobra owner (HTM101, David) showed up early to spend the day and help with the engine and gearbox install, it was a great help to have an extra pair of eyes and hands to guide the engine and gearbox into place.

All went into place without too much drama, just how we like it!:D

1795 05-07-2019 04:13 AM

Craig,

Nice judicious use of protection for the fenders and cowl. Yes, having a helping hand does make a huge difference. It's a pain trying to lower an engine in, line up the motor mounts and get the bolts in all by yourself. Been there, does that and it takes a lot longer that way.

Jim

cobrakiwi 05-07-2019 04:37 AM

Jim
I totally agree with you, engine installs remind me of the painting process, 95 percent prep 5 percent final paint.

Once we had everything ready to go it probably took 20 to 30 minutes to have the engine and gearbox sitting in place.

The time is in the prep and then all the fasteners and accessories.:3DSMILE:

Mike_I 05-07-2019 07:53 AM

Looks great Craig! The wheel color is perfect. What color is it? Paint or Powder Coat?

cobrakiwi 05-08-2019 04:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Mike_I (Post 1461455)
Looks great Craig! The wheel color is perfect. What color is it? Paint or Powder Coat?

Thanks Mike,
The wheel coating is a powder coating my local powder coating guy and myself came up with.
In my opinion they look even better in person.
The FIA wheels on the 427 car was a must for Kevin, and I think we nailed it.

cobrakiwi 05-13-2019 05:46 AM

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Now that we have the engine and gearbox sitting in place it's time to make it all work.
Large alternator pulley fits with just enough clearance:3DSMILE:

Making up and fitting the oil cooler hoses is next, the two piece turkey pan makes it easy to work on the carburator its self and the fabrication of the linkage.

cobrakiwi 05-15-2019 05:03 PM

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The quick jacks are back from powder coating, I made up the mounting hardware and used the English whitworth stainless lock nuts.

Car is looking better and better with every little part added.:D

patrickt 05-15-2019 05:07 PM

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Originally Posted by cobrakiwi (Post 1461785)
The quick jacks are back from powder coating, I made up the mounting hardware and used the English whitworth stainless lock nuts.

Car is looking better and better with every little part added.:D

Uhhh, don't the nuts go outside on the QJs, not in?:confused:


See: http://www.clubcobra.com/forums/all-...e-outside.html

cobrakiwi 05-15-2019 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by patrickt (Post 1461786)
Uhhh, don't the nuts go outside on the QJs, not in?:confused:


See: http://www.clubcobra.com/forums/all-...e-outside.html

I set the rears up with the nuts inside and the fronts outside.;)

cobrakiwi 05-18-2019 06:06 AM

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Drive shaft in ready to install, front quick jacks mounted.

Gearbox breather made up and installed, gearbox and diff oils added, getting closer!:)

1985 CCX 05-19-2019 09:10 AM

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There are many flavors.......

1985 CCX 05-19-2019 09:16 AM

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I say looks good.
Probably depended on the installer and the jack being used.


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