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by peterc
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Coil breaking down?
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: Coil breaking down?

My coil is mounted on the inner wing close to the front corner of the engine and the alternator. My exhaust manifolds are lagged but the coil was so hot I couldn’t touch it after a relatively short but fast run. Original cars had the coil mounted on the engine. Suggest you check the connections are ...
by peterc
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Finally put her on the dyno!
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: Finally put her on the dyno!

Aaron, you know what they say about viewing the glass half full. The glass was designed by an engineer and is twice as big as it needs to be!
Peter C
by peterc
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General 289
Topic: Finally put her on the dyno!
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: Finally put her on the dyno!

Hi Aaron, I think coloured wheels is a very personal thing. I have previously toyed with the idea of gold centres for my alloys but decided the plain no frills look is better. Personally my view is chrome or silver wires look better than black. A relative in Melbourne has a pale green ( apparently T...
by peterc
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Finally put her on the dyno!
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: Finally put her on the dyno!

Hi Aaron, you must be pleased. The plus point of an older engine is that it is well run in and loosened up. I recon that until to have 20-25K miles completed then it it’ s not settled in and loose enough to really rev. I’m currently looking for a suitable rolling road who are prepared to adjust the ...
by peterc
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: I presume this can’t be registered....
Replies: 8
Views: 139

Re: I presume this can’t be registered....

The bracket appears to stick out a long way for the side screen retention. However maybe during the driver swaps on long distance races they need a big enough guide to ensure that the side screen goes in smoothly upon shutting the door quickly.
Peter C
by peterc
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: I presume this can’t be registered....
Replies: 8
Views: 139

Re: I presume this can’t be registered....

True enough if you have that level of spending power on a recreational car a few more grand to sort it out is pocket money. Mind you if I were spending that sort of money I would expect the wipers to park properly and they seem to have an issue with the nearside headlight adjustment. Look how one ed...
by peterc
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: I presume this can’t be registered....
Replies: 8
Views: 139

Re: I presume this can’t be registered....

I think that there would be a significant number of mods needed to get through the IVA. Modifying an Ali body is not so easy for changing the light fittings and that’s before you start on the dash plus give the engine a catalyst.
Not a cheap way to get a Cobra on the road.
Peter C
by peterc
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Big block Cobra for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Big block Cobra for sale

Hi Lee, I can remember discussions on what was correct or not for your standard road version of a 427.
I do hope you can get your price bearing in mind the chaotic situation at present.
Can we ask what the new project is?
Peter C
by peterc
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Fuel line longevity
Replies: 19
Views: 998

Re: Fuel line longevity

Thanks for the info Roger.
I think I will over the coming months investigate the thread types in readiness. Certainly can’t assume that they are BSP but most likely a mixture.
Peter C
by peterc
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Fuel line longevity
Replies: 19
Views: 998

Re: Fuel line longevity

I guess we are all going to need to change the fuel lines sometime in the next year or certainly before the E10 is forced on us. Roger, how did you get over the non original bling look of the red & blue anodised fittings. Just use the black ones? We will need to check all the connecting threads e.g....