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  1. Thank-you for your reply. It was starting to get...

    Thank-you for your reply. It was starting to get lonely in this thread... LOL.



    That's a very good idea. I've never owned a cellphone, much less an iphone, but my son has one and I'm sure he'd...
  2. First of all, I must apologize to Kiel and the...

    First of all, I must apologize to Kiel and the once-upon-a-time lad. I didn’t take their post seriously enough. As mentioned in my last post, I can get the same GM caliper with a larger piston area...
  3. Odd you should post today Gav as I have further...

    Odd you should post today Gav as I have further info. It makes all the calculations and speculations I made so far… sort of irrelevant.

    Turns out GM made their D52 calipers with quite a variety...
  4. I've been trying to put some numbers together to...

    I've been trying to put some numbers together to quantify the advantage of the new calipers I am considering purchasing. Not a whole lot of luck, but here goes:

    1/ Total piston area increase,...
  5. Thanks Colin. I understand now. It's definitely a...

    Thanks Colin. I understand now. It's definitely a possibility although finding room may have to be a bit imaginative.
  6. Really? I was picturing one of those vacuum units...

    Really? I was picturing one of those vacuum units that mounts on the firewall. Anyone have a link for an example?
  7. Colin: The thought crossed my mind for about 2...

    Colin: The thought crossed my mind for about 2 seconds. I doubt it could be done without major changes. My brake and clutch pedals sprout up from the floor with all the master cylinders directly...
  8. Front Brake Caliper Upgrade; Ponderings and Questions

    I’ve been investigating a minor front brake upgrade. Currently, I can slow down pretty good, but I can't lock the wheels (yes, you shouldn't do that, but if you can, it tells you that there's...
  9. Thread: Winter Lay Up

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    [QUOTE=KevinW;590771]- ah, but how cold and damp...

    [QUOTE=KevinW;590771]- ah, but how cold and damp is your winter in your garage John?[QUOTE]

    Unheated garage. Winter can drop to -22degC outside (usually only about -12 or so), although inside temp...
  10. Thread: Winter Lay Up

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    Mine sits from about now until May. Never do a...

    Mine sits from about now until May. Never do a thing other than turn it off and walk away. Same thing since 1996.

    Putting it on axle stands takes weight of the tires, but allows the suspension to...
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    I did a clutch change a while back and everything...

    I did a clutch change a while back and everything worked very well. Now that I have a few miles on it, I find it won't go into First once everything warms up... say after 1/2 hour of driving.

    I...
  12. Thread: project binky

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    Thanks Clive! I don't know why I didn't pay...

    Thanks Clive! I don't know why I didn't pay attention to this thread before, but I have now and I'm thoroughly enjoying the episodes. Up to Episode 9 now.

    Amazing design and fabrication skills,...
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    Slave Cylinder Internal Spring

    After a long time last spring, I managed a clutch change that I was really happy with. Happy with it all summer, However I now have a problem that after about ½ hour of driving (once everything is...
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    Go-Kart Racing in the 1960s

    Seeing how there hasn't been any new videos for some time, I thought "almost anything" might be OK. Here's a video of Go-Kart racing in the 1960s:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2NnVtQpAvg
    ...
  15. I don't believe mine is derated as there is no...

    I don't believe mine is derated as there is no mention of this in anything I have from the kit manufacturer. Also, it passed that 40 ft-lb test. A reduction of 5 friction surfaces to three ought to...
  16. Oops, that last link was incorrect. Here it is: ...

    Oops, that last link was incorrect. Here it is:

    http://www.erareplicas.com/427man/jagrear/parts.htm

    Yes, I don't think working over the differential would be all that bad. I discovered my issue...
  17. As far as I can tell, the Dana/Spicer Powr-Lok is...

    As far as I can tell, the Dana/Spicer Powr-Lok is essentially the same thing (although I'm not sure.. I'm still looking into this myself as I am considering a tear-down). The following info may be...
  18. Thread: How many?

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    Let me think: 2 engine rebuilds (1st a cracked...

    Let me think:

    2 engine rebuilds (1st a cracked block, second a broken piston due to incorrect timing)

    1 new clutch

    1 new clutch slave cylinder

    1 set front brake pads (an upgrade)
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    I took my Cobra for a test drive to check out my...

    I took my Cobra for a test drive to check out my new modification. What is it you ask? Well, it's not a mod to the car exactly. It's a mod for me! Yes, new sneakers!

    Over the past number of years,...
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    Could the screw be too long and bottoming out...

    Could the screw be too long and bottoming out against the glass? I might be all wrong about that as I can't remember how they screw on, however if it bottoms against the glass, it won't hold as the...
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    Yes, well done. I think it's: 1% driving...

    Yes, well done.

    I think it's:

    1% driving
    99% looking up problems with it on the internet
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    I heard back from the engineer at my kit...

    I heard back from the engineer at my kit manufacturer. He say they use aircraft bolts, AN6-10A and that they are equivalent to Grade 5. He also sent me a link:
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    I really don't know, however the u-joints appear...

    I really don't know, however the u-joints appear very robust.


    Yes, my car has a Safety Hoop as shown below. You will note the engineer recommends Grade 8 bolts. Of course the problem with them...
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    Very good! Thank-you! It seems I need 3/8” vs....

    Very good! Thank-you! It seems I need 3/8” vs. metric, but I’ll do some more research to see what I can find.



    Your mention of the friction taking up the load has intrigued me, so I wanted...
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    Yes, there are before and after pictures here: ...

    Yes, there are before and after pictures here:

    http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=60480&page=2

    Yes, I use a mechanical fuel pump.

    By the way Kevin, I hope you're not getting...
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