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Re: BRA289 customized recreation

Post by Migge » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:47 pm

Thanks again for the compliments guys. Was a great weekend to meet new and old faces. Watched some racing and was lucky beside the heavy rain, mainly nights. Covered the passenger side of the car with a special made foil and taped it for the trip home. Great, hit not one single drop of rain. Delay at the tunnel train and the first time I got the engine not started. You guess where? Exactly, in the middle of a row of cars in the train when everybody wants to leaf it in Calais. The guy with the orange vest on the train said NO when I asked him to give me a push start. I asked for a second time very kindly and he answered ahain with a NO. I asked again if he can speak or understand German and he answered again NO. I bad mouthed the frog...... with many many German swearwords and pushed the car out of myself to the end of the train. I nearly collapsed but all cars behind me could go out. There was a young guy with the service car for cars like mine. He just wanted to pull me out of the train. He gave me a push start for 3 meters and the engine started. I gave him a tip and started home for the last 5 hours. Antwerpen cost me 2 hours, stop and go. Had to pull off jacket and underjacket, 28°C in traffic jam pooh. Engine stayed a 92°-95°C, great. After 12 hours I parked the Cobra in the garage. Incl. the SPA trip and some small ones before I traveled approx. 3000 km and I filled up Oil for the first time, just 500 ml.
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Re: BRA289 customized recreation

Post by philriley427 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:53 pm

What a hero!

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Re: BRA289 customized recreation

Post by Migge » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:59 am

Was with the car to the weight station. All the additional tubes and the aluminium (and the rivets :-)) made it not only stiff but a bit heavier too. Tank was nearly full :-(, aka 75 ltr. full, maybe 65 ltr. in. Total was 1060 kg minus the fuel 65 ltr = 49 kg, so approx. 1010 kg inkl. the heavy windscreen :-) which is now mounted.

Front to rear relation was 49% front, 51% rear. With dry fuel tank is will be 50/50.
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Re: BRA289 customized recreation

Post by peterc » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:30 pm

Sounds good. Mine was 1065 kg with full tank of only 46 litres and Jag rear suspension. Circa 46%- 54% front to rear.
I also have a lot of sound insulation and carpet!
I keep looking at the rear to see where it could go on a diet!
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Re: BRA289 customized recreation

Post by David Large » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:11 am

I weighed mine when it was first finished (1989) and it was 1050kg with a half tank of fuel. The spare wheel dish on my car is a real steelworks job and very heavy. I don't know what the split is. David
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Re: BRA289 customized recreation

Post by Migge » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:43 pm

Special customized BRA289

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Re: BRA289 customized recreation

Post by Migge » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:59 pm

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Re: BRA289 customized recreation

Post by clive » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:38 pm

Imgur seems to be the best host.
Cheers, Clive.

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Re: BRA289 customized recreation

Post by amulheirn » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:01 pm

The thing is, if Imgur starts charging or disappears, you have the same problem we just had with Photobucket.

As paying club members, you are allowed to upload images direct to this server. I need to write a How-To on this, but here's something that might show you how to do it:

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=3353&start=40#p28124

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Re: BRA289 customized recreation

Post by Migge » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:33 pm

Will try it next week :-)
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