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    Today, 11:04 AM
    Gumball replied to a thread Dashboard Advice Please in Roadster
    I did a very traditional S/C layout (OEM Smiths mechanical gauges) with a mix of vintage Ford and Lucas switches, using some original style AC Cars...
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    Today, 08:36 AM
    ThickCobra replied to a thread Carb questions in Roadster
    My engine, as sourced from Mike Forte, was provided with timing set and engined dyno' d. It runs OK, but I'm hoping to get the idle air/fuel mixture...
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    Today, 07:19 AM
    Sorry I'm late to the thread guys. Can't do this weekend as I have the grand kids. And, my engine oil leak is pretty messy. But, I will do...
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    Yesterday, 01:25 PM
    Text sent, so you have my number. Let's plan for a week or two out.
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    Yesterday, 10:44 AM
    My car has Dynamat and foil-backed 3/8" felt/jute carpet underlayment in the footboxes, the front wheel splash panels are vented, and the lower part...
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    Yesterday, 10:33 AM
    I can make it to Mary's in Hebron on Saturday for sort of a "recon" run if not everyone is available. We do a little Cars & Coffee in my area early,...
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    Yesterday, 08:35 AM
    I am less than 25 minutes from Mary's on Maple, so if we could make that work it would be great. Columbus day weekend anyone? And Steno, finally get...
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    09-21-2017, 07:46 AM
    ThickCobra replied to a thread Carb questions in Roadster
    Where can I find this "Carb 101" tuning thread being referred to? I have all the same questions as srobinsonx2.
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    09-20-2017, 06:37 PM
    What TJ said - bummer, though, you missed a great get-together this past weekend at ThickCobra's place with three cars there (that went out for a...
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    09-20-2017, 12:33 PM
    The reason my tires extend a bit more into the wheel wells is that they are a fair bit larger in diameter than the 15" tire sizes recommended by FFR....
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    09-20-2017, 09:00 AM
    Here is my Mk3.1 with Avon CR6ZZ tires - 245 rear and 225 front. Ride height is around 4 3/4 or so, with no issues of bottoming the suspension or...
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    09-20-2017, 05:52 AM
    Gumball replied to a thread Lifts in Roadster
    I also have a jack bridge - it's a heavy metal span that slides the full length of the opening between the runways - and I use a low profile scissor...
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    09-19-2017, 04:35 PM
    ThickCobra replied to a thread Lifts in Roadster
    Chris, BTW, I purchased a vacuum gauge today to work on the carburetor. Went old school but certainly envy you Coyote and Ls3 guys. Jay
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    09-19-2017, 04:32 PM
    ThickCobra replied to a thread Lifts in Roadster
    Chris, That is good to know. I certainly don't want to mess with wood blocks each time I set the car on the lift. The front airfoil on my 2010...
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    09-19-2017, 11:42 AM
    Gumball replied to a thread Lifts in Roadster
    Jay, If you do go with a four post lift, the ramps will pose no problem to your Cobra. Even your C6 should be fine. The runways are about 4 - 5...
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    09-18-2017, 07:04 AM
    Sort of creepy road-rage film from 1971 in which Dennis Weaver gets into it with an old Peterbilt tanker. (and in case my insurance agent is...
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    09-17-2017, 04:12 PM
    Has anyone adjusted the dual adjustable Koni shocks to meet their driving preferences? Since my ride will be street only, I was hoping to adjust them...
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    09-16-2017, 06:21 PM
    ThickCobra replied to a thread Lifts in Roadster
    That looks awesome. Christmas in September!!!!!
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    09-15-2017, 02:57 PM
    ThickCobra replied to a thread Lifts in Roadster
    Fantastic information, insight and preferences shared by all. Though space is not an issue, the budget is. I will sort through it all and choose...
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    09-14-2017, 01:40 PM
    Gumball replied to a thread Paint Question in Roadster
    I used PPG... according to a friend who owns a bodyshop, the Enviro-base version, which is water based, does a great job of orienting the metallic...
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    09-13-2017, 09:33 AM
    As a car-guy, friends of our family approached me for help with a their '77 Firebird. They purchased it new in '77 and drove it for less than 10...
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    09-12-2017, 05:08 PM
    ThickCobra replied to a thread Hydraulic clutch in Roadster
    Same here. Very pleased with the one Mike provided.
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    09-12-2017, 05:05 PM
    ThickCobra replied to a thread Lifts in Roadster
    Is the HD9-XL all of 224" in length? They sell ones that are 174" and 200" in length. My Corvette, Cobra and SUV will fit length wise in the 174"...
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    09-12-2017, 03:25 PM
    Gumball replied to a thread Lifts in Roadster
    Jay - No problem with storage below the car or working height. In fact, I can raise mine high enough so that I can't even reach the bottom of the...
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    09-12-2017, 12:10 PM
    ThickCobra replied to a thread Lifts in Roadster
    Chris, Std lift heights seem to be 74 1/2". Does this height work for you. They offer 86 1/2.
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    09-12-2017, 11:37 AM
    ThickCobra replied to a thread Lifts in Roadster
    Do you plan to store one of your cars on the lift over the winter months, and if so, do you have any concerns with your suspension at full droop?...
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    09-12-2017, 10:18 AM
    Gumball replied to a thread Lifts in Roadster
    Jay - I had much the same experience and results when doing my comparison shopping. What did it for me is watching episode after episode of Jay...
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    09-12-2017, 08:22 AM
    ThickCobra started a thread Lifts in Roadster
    I have finished my build, not yet painted, and have now decided to purchase a lift. Go figure. I know what you're thinking...great timing. Anyway, I...
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    09-07-2017, 08:31 AM
    Prayers are with you - stay safe and don't worry about your FFR.... you and your family are much more important. Use every resource you have...
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    09-06-2017, 04:12 PM
    Gumball replied to a thread Roadster Door Panels in Roadster
    Here's a pic of my Finishline panels and my Kirkey low-back buckets with custom leather covers.
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"There are no more monsters to fear, and so, we have to build our own."
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