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Old 05-06-2018, 05:27 PM   #1541
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The question is how long do you think it will take, and will you only have time on R&R or are you returning for good anytime soon?
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Old 05-06-2018, 07:05 PM   #1542
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The question is how long do you think it will take, and will you only have time on R&R or are you returning for good anytime soon?
Chassis work will get done while I am away in between R&Rs.

Probably not going to be home for good for a couple more years. 2 right now is my plan. Then I am going to need a break for at least half a year.

I'd like to get it back in August when I come home next and knock out a bunch of it. Might be able to thrash and be on the road by then. That may depend on finances though...and the wife gonna put the screws to me on spending.
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Old 05-06-2018, 07:36 PM   #1543
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My advice would be make a nice sorted reasonable street car that you can drive all over the place whenever you want and then go get a race car.
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Old 05-06-2018, 07:53 PM   #1544
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My advice would be make a nice sorted reasonable street car that you can drive all over the place whenever you want and then go get a race car.
I found a nice silver 1995 coupe with 128k miles and a bunch of updated suspension parts; Eibach springs, MM parts, upgraded to Cobra brakes all around, etc. I think we have come to a deal on it and if he agrees I am going to pick it up this trip home....with the wife's approval of course.

The car is BONE stock for motor and trans, right down to the air silencer and plug wires. There will be a complete dismantle of kbscobravert and the same for the coupe. Then a swap begins. And the gutted coupe gets taken to chassis shop for the works, cage, mini-tub, through floor subs, tubular front, etc

I've got stuff like an old Bassani X pipe, BBK shorties, BBK throttle body, pullies, new plug wires and coil and other odds and ends that will go into the Cobra with the otherwise stock coupe's parts. We will either drive the cobra convertible or sell it. That may depend on the wife and how much I spend on this new venture.
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Old 05-06-2018, 10:17 PM   #1545
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I am looking at chromoly Team Z k-member with adjustable arms.

There might be a #milliondollarcobrav2 coming. Tired of trying to keep a race car bottled up in a street car. Time to make a race car that should be able to drive on the street.

Still got the instrument cluster?
The cluster is in Mike's car which has all the MM stuff we got from you.
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Old 05-07-2018, 05:05 AM   #1546
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The cluster is in Mike's car which has all the MM stuff we got from you.
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Old 05-07-2018, 08:52 AM   #1547
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If you're going full retard on the coupe... keep the vert to drive it! You can't replace it with one as nice as it that you know everything about for what you'd sell it for.
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Old 05-07-2018, 09:38 AM   #1548
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If you're going full retard on the coupe... keep the vert to drive it! You can't replace it with one as nice as it that you know everything about for what you'd sell it for.
I agree. The squeeze will be on garage space until we can build a larger garage/shop at the house.

For now it will get stripped down and sent to storage...if we go this route.
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Old 05-15-2018, 08:08 PM   #1549
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Well, I may need a name change.

Picked up a 1994 Cobra to become the host for everything in the cobravert.



Disassembly of interior starts tomorrow. Pulling interior for cage, through floor subs. and mini tubs. When that's all done, the rest of the coupe comnes apart down to the shell. Then move over all of the suspension, motor, trans, etc

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Old 05-16-2018, 09:31 AM   #1550
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Are those FR500 wheels?
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:49 PM   #1551
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Are those FR500 wheels?
SVE repops. Sold and gone already.

Finished car will have a weld 15x10, 17x5 combo. I'd like to stuff a 390/45-15 on a 15x12 but may have to narrow the rear to do so.

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Old 05-16-2018, 03:52 PM   #1552
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Interior before.....



And an hour later...


Off to Matt for cage work in a few days.

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Old 05-16-2018, 06:20 PM   #1553
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Damn that's a clean interior for an SN that age. Can't wait to see this one when it's complete.
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:28 PM   #1554
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Awesome, always loved you car but i never liked verts. And i moved, can't help you pull that dash, lol...
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:13 PM   #1555
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Damn that's a clean interior for an SN that age. Can't wait to see this one when it's complete.
Thanks. The car has seen better days. But as the basis roller for what I'm gonna do to it, she will be perfect.
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Awesome, always loved you car but i never liked verts. And i moved, can't help you pull that dash, lol...
Thanks. I'll pull the dash over at Matt's just after dropping it off. Shouldn't take but a few minutes.

The vert is a nice cruiser but it got out of hand. I'll make her a driver again. Then maybe the wife will be okay with both cars. Right now she ain't having it.

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Old 05-16-2018, 08:16 PM   #1556
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Thanks. The car has seen better days. But as the basis roller for what I'm gonna do to it, she will be perfect.Thanks. I'll pull the dash over at Matt's just after dropping it off. Shouldn't take but a few minutes.

The vert is a nice cruiser but it got out of hand. I'll make her a driver again. Then maybe the wife will be okay with both cars. Right now she ain't having it.

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Old 05-19-2018, 08:52 AM   #1557
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Toying with an intake and air to water change.

Weiand dual quad converted to EFI for use with the Holley hi ram ls parts


Borrowed this upper from Matt. Has a core built in but needs finished and water ports welded in. 15" tall from the block deck.


Ports are huge.


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Old 05-19-2018, 02:58 PM   #1558
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I like it.
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Old 05-20-2018, 10:19 PM   #1559
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I'm calling Blake Hughes at 417 Motorsports tomorrow to see if he can make me a billet adapter to go from the lower manifold to the upper plenum. But see if he can make it lower. If he will, I'll send him my adapter to build the program off of.

Cage and chassis parts get ordered tomorrow.

Rearend and suspension along with the transmission came out today. Thanks Paul (greenbullet).

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Old 05-21-2018, 09:34 AM   #1560
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Damn son! Moving right along, I really like that intake, I may need one
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