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Old 11-27-2018, 09:30 PM
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Default T.I.T. ALERT ~ Its time to Fire Up HM-2008!

(just posted this on the TCC-DFW facebook group, so for you non-FB'ers here ya go... )

Calling the Texas Installation Team! After six years of building, and countless years of dreaming, I'm about ready to fire up my KC 427W engine in my cobra build for the FIRST TIME!

I need you guys to come down to my little ol place in Midlothian, Texas (just 30 miles south of downtown Dallas or Ft Worth) on Saturday December 8th at 12 noon to help me with any advice, wrenching, priming, timing, checks, double checks... Everything is mostly done, wiring is done, everything is connected. I just need to put in water, oil and gas. I have plenty of tools, a timing light and a fire extinguisher Any thing else? Bring it please...

I'll even provide beer, pizza, bbq or some such bribes. I gotta get this thing on the road and ready before April 2019! If you are able to make it, email me directly at bobworley15@gmail.com for my home address. There is plenty of parking space so if the weather is favorable bring those cobras! Lets break in the neighbors the right way!
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Old 11-28-2018, 04:35 AM
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Bob,

Good luck with the first start. After all you have did you shouldn't have any major problems. Just be sure that after it has ran for a bit you go over all of your fuel connections and make sure they are still tight. And having others there to watch when you fire it up is a very wise thing as they can spot any leaks or anything else quickly before they could cause a problem.

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Old 11-28-2018, 06:07 AM
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Bob you're going to have a great day! The one thing I would do is make sure you prime the engine first before you start it. Like Ron says make sure you have no leaks especially fuel! Re check all fittings, fluids and connections after it has been run.

Enjoy your day and let us know how it went. A video of the start up would be awesome!
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Old 11-30-2018, 07:46 AM
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Well, I appreciate the support from California, and Canada, at least...
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Old 11-30-2018, 08:05 AM
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(just posted this on the TCC-DFW facebook group, so for you non-FB'ers here ya go... )

Calling the Texas Installation Team! After six years of building, and countless years of dreaming, I'm about ready to fire up my KC 427W engine in my cobra build for the FIRST TIME!

I need you guys to come down to my little ol place in Midlothian, Texas (just 30 miles south of downtown Dallas or Ft Worth) on Saturday December 8th at 12 noon to help me with any advice, wrenching, priming, timing, checks, double checks... Everything is mostly done, wiring is done, everything is connected. I just need to put in water, oil and gas. I have plenty of tools, a timing light and a fire extinguisher Any thing else? Bring it please...

I'll even provide beer, pizza, bbq or some such bribes. I gotta get this thing on the road and ready before April 2019! If you are able to make it, email me directly at bobworley15@gmail.com for my home address. There is plenty of parking space so if the weather is favorable bring those cobras! Lets break in the neighbors the right way!
I certainly can't make it, but will live vicariously through your exploits!

Best wishes for the first start - and future endeavours (Canadian / British spelling).
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Bob, sounds like a momentous occasion, I'm in!
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I trust one of the assembled throng will record the event for posterity and make the video available on CC. Sure hoping!
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All of us PNW member's will be there in spirit. Good luck, and yes please a video. Cheers Tom.
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Old 12-01-2018, 09:44 PM
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One more week, Paul. December 8th. I'm still tidying up some final wiring.
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Old 12-03-2018, 08:13 AM
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Well the forecast for Saturday is looking rather crappy, but oh well ... i'm forging ahead. Getting closer to buttoning up the wiring and battery.
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:17 AM
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The last of the fluids have been added and topped off, just waiting to press the "ignite" button on Saturday!

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Old 12-07-2018, 05:32 AM
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You are very prepared. Most people forget the blinker fluid.
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In case of an emergency, you may want to stow a can of dehydrated water in your trunk.
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Success! We had liftoff on Saturday despite the really nasty cold drizzling rain, and a very good crowd made it, thanks Guys!

Russ from San Antonio came up and helped me get started. We first set the #1 piston on top dead center, then marked the distributor and rotor position with a sharpee. I then removed the distributor and manually ran the oil pump with his priming tool, and I saw that the oil pressure jumped up to 80-90 psi which was encouraging. Then once the crowd arrived, including my dad and son, I ran the oil primer once more, then installed the distributor back in place at the marks I previously made. I then filled the carb float bowls with fuel up to half way in the sight glass and it was time to roll it out and try to start.

We pushed the car out to the driveway and everyone gathered around. I jumped in anxious to push the "boom!" button. Hit the starter and the engine turned over and over and over and no fire. Not a spit or sputter. Then someone yelled they saw a fuel leak in the fuel rail. It was minor, and I jumped out to grab a wrench. As I came back he said "found your problem, bobby" - I had forgot to plug the distributor wire back in. Duh!

After tightening the fuel fitting, I jumped back in, hit hit button and this time......



Yippee! Ain't Life Grand?!

My brother in law came with his multi-camera video set up and took a lot of high quality video. He is editing it up this week and I will publish it as soon as I get it.
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