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looks great, but still some work for you...
Some work.

That would be an understatement. It will be a busy month or so getting the car easy for the track. Will post photos of the disassembly and re-assembly as it progresses. Just collecting parts and planning at this point.
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Jim: I haven't been following your thread, just taking a peek now and then, when it dawned on me that you were going Vintage racing with a REPLICA ! I have been toying with the idea of selling my Kirkham as a vintage racer, but didn't know which racing assoc allowed replicas. Had been trying to contact Ric Parent @ svra, and tried to make contact with him at Sebring last sat, but he wasn't there.(home with the flu I was told)
I just now did a quick review of your thread, and lo and behold, I see that SVRA does allow some replicas. Could you tell me who at SVRA was/is your contact ?
Looks like your car will be something special, good luck with it !

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this is what the FIA says, regarding their HTP (historical technical passport),
the FIA HTP might be the most valuable paper for historic racing:

"The HTP is essentially a sporting document and says nothing about the authenticity, provenance, origins, etc, of a car. It is concerned only that the car’s specification is that of the particular model it purports to be, the whole purpose of the HTP is to try to ensure that cars accord with the authentic specification and can therefore compete with one another fairly.
This HTP must refer to a historic period in the life of the car/model considered (a “snapshot”). This is not necessarily the point of original manufacture. Period Specification is defined as corresponding to the configuration of the model, proven to the satisfaction of the FIA to have existed in the period in which it is classified (Art. 3.3.1 of FIA Appendix K).
Whether the car is wholly original, partly original, assembled wholly or partly out of period components or a copy or replica built recently is not relevant to the issuing of an HTP. The prime criteria to be granted an HTP is that the car represents a provable specification and type that competed internationally in period."
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The FIA "HTP" is important for Europe and some vintage organizations but HSR and SVRA make their own regulations and recognizing the dwindling grids have chosen to allow proper replicas to compete so long as they are done "period correct" (to their definition of "correct" as 65-66 GT350 are so much faster than in the day) and allowing composite vs. alloy body construction.

We have some Cobra owners who are interested in replicating their original CSX/COX/COB cars to race without some of the risk.
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Attached are some new photos showing the front transverse leaf spring suspension. Real nice looking work.



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I sent Ross a note regarding the suspension....before you do anything....you must square up the suspension to the chassis....

Then it needs to be bump steered.....both front and rear....that has been a real issue with these cars since I got involved with them......it will make a huge difference on a race track.....driving on the street verses a track is way different....and the loads You put on the suspension will cause it to do strange things......they can drive ok on the street.....but the track will show a different side to the suspension.......

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Morris,

Thanks. Looking forward to seeing that information from Ross. I figured that there will be some suspension adjustments required for the track. Plan on doing some corner weights and figuring out best placement for the battery, fire system and fuel cell to try to keep things fairly balanced.

Keep the advice flowing, it keeps me busy and thinking whir I await arrival of the car.

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Ross just forwarded the final set of pictures to me. the car is finally ready for shipping and should be on the big boat heading home soon! Where is a transporter when you need one?! Beam it over here Scotty!

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My work will be starting soon! Now I have to sit back and wait. Race seat, fuel cell, fuel pump, and a few other parts will be arriving today and the harnesses, fire system, kill and start switches should be arriving by next week.

Jim
I see your's is SPFR 0011, ours is SPFR0012,



It arrives CA. 4/8.

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Mark,

Looks nice. You will be about a week ahead of me; mine does not arrive until 4/17. What are your plans for yours

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Jim,

It's going to see a fair number of track days, but mostly road trips (some big mile ones) as you can tell by the bumpers. Then you never know, in time it could go in the direction that you are going.

Would it be to much to ask if you could send me copy the info on the suspension set-up Morris sent you? I'll send you a PM with email.

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Mark,

Sure, no problem. I will get back to you in a few days. Just got back from a hectic trip to California and have a few busy days ahead of me.

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1795 and MOTO ONE, both of your cars look amazing. I continue to look forward to the finished product.
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It's going to see a fair number of track days, but mostly road trips (some big mile ones) as you can tell by the bumpers. Then you never know, in time it could go in the direction that you are going.

Would it be to much to ask if you could send me copy the info on the suspension set-up Morris sent you? I'll send you a PM with email.

Thanks

Mark.
Mark,

You should start a build thread and tell everyone about the particulars of your build. Have you settled on an engine and transmission? What differential are you using, tires, etc.?

What is your timeframe for getting it on the road?

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Mark, Congrats on your purchase and may you have many pleasurable miles behind the wheel. Nice to see your take on the bumpers!
As far as setting these cars up for the track is concerned will depend on the drivers preference ,but we spent a lot of time and effort on the positioning of the rack to do away with bumpsteer as best we could and I`m happy to say the result is good. Did you purchase the manual? because in there I have laid out what is a good base setting.
Please feel free to contact me re any ?`s
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Thanks for all the support, the motor is a 363 Ford Racing with Borla injection, coupled to a Tremec close ratio 5 speed, and ZF with 3.45. We will be getting the manual.

I would like to say we were doing the build, but that is being handled by a trusted contractor. Our timeline is to have it on the road by mid May, adding break-in miles/tuning. I will be adjusting the suseptson to our driving preferences, and getting reacquainted with driving a Cobra , with a track day in June, Or so that's the plan for now.

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Mark,

Sounds like you will be moving right along. It should be a fun car for you. Just sent an email to you regarding suspension setup. Good idea to get the manual, there is a lot of useful information in it. Post pictures as the car comes together, and good luck.

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What is the colour of your car. It's gorgeous!!
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What is the colour of your car. It's gorgeous!!
Galaxy Blue.

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Your Owner's Manual Package is complete and will be mailed to you early this week. Thanks again, and I enjoyed the stories when we spoke on the phone last week....

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Well, it is getting close. The roller should arrive on the 17th and soon it will be here. I re-sealed the rear cover on the differential so that the RTV would have time to cure before placing fluid in it. Had to give a little thanks to Morris and Ross for their work on the rear cover.



The "Th" from thanks did not come out vey well.

The Hoosier's are at Olthoff racing and the engine should be done the end of this week.

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Counting down also, MONDAY, MONDAY, we also start the SB100 paper chase next week.

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