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    Yesterday, 04:09 PM
    Railroad replied to a thread Driveshaft Loop in Roadster
    good that it fits an IRS, not much room for axle travel.
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    11-16-2018, 04:16 PM
    Railroad replied to a thread Driveshaft Loop in Roadster
    My Metco loop arrived today. Great people and show quality product. They follow up on your order immediately. I was surprised the loop included...
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    11-15-2018, 07:25 PM
    I was out of town fro 2 weeks and when I came home, the Roadster would not start.... A dead battery. I charged the battery overnight. The...
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    11-15-2018, 12:38 PM
    Check the 90* rubber hose bend, it may have collapsed. If your vents are not properly venting you may be creating a vacuum in the tank that would...
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    11-13-2018, 05:54 PM
    Railroad replied to a thread Driveshaft Loop in Roadster
    Well, this thread cost me $150 or saved me from physical harm, just put in an order. I am still building, nearing the 1st go cart stage and this is...
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    11-13-2018, 12:12 PM
    I made my own glove box and heater bump out. The bump out is 2.5". The glove box is 3" deep on the top and 4" on the bottom. Mine is aluminum...
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    11-13-2018, 01:26 AM
    Cold weather and soft tires don't mix. Took a short ride on a cold day (55 degrees). Zero traction. https://youtu.be/7oHaXhmEFS0 Also, as...
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    11-13-2018, 01:09 AM
    If your panels are already installed, a 4-1/2" angle grinder works great with a 1/16" cutoff wheel. Need to start straight as it doesn't turn well. ...
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    11-12-2018, 08:20 PM
    The car cover is a great idea. I purchased one from this site. Love it.... fits great. ...
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    11-12-2018, 02:35 PM
    I have a window switch on my plate nitrous system. The throttle has to be at WOT and the nitrous and gasoline solenoids open at 2800 rpm and shut...
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    11-12-2018, 01:46 PM
    I can't say enough about Mark and Matty! They came over to the House twice, 6 months apart and made our dream come true! My Black Mk4 with 347EFI...
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    11-11-2018, 12:51 PM
    Took a short ride on a cold day (55 degrees). Zero traction. https://youtu.be/7oHaXhmEFS0
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    11-11-2018, 11:29 AM
    Railroad replied to a thread Ride Height? in Roadster
    BB767, thanks for the input. There is some safety cushion in that extra inch. Your body/wheel relation looks perfect to me. As stated before, I...
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    11-10-2018, 03:30 PM
    Railroad replied to a thread Ride Height? in Roadster
    Thanks for the advise and cautions. Will definitely be re setting the hide height after the new rims and tires. Though research and discussions on...
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    11-10-2018, 10:21 AM
    Railroad replied to a thread Ride Height? in Roadster
    Thanks for the confirmation and information. I am nearing the go cart stage and will probably leave it at 6" and let it settle. Thanks again, to...
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    11-10-2018, 10:02 AM
    I saw recent ad for oval exhaust pipe. I am sure ground clearance will be a consideration. I deleted the ad, sorry.
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    11-09-2018, 08:01 AM
    Railroad replied to a thread Changing gears in diff. in Roadster
    If you are going to buy new gears, do the math on cruise rpm with your T-5. As said, engine size dependent, I would consider 3.73s.
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    11-09-2018, 07:58 AM
    Railroad replied to a thread Ride Height? in Roadster
    I guess some info would help. I have the MkIV Anniv. edition. Koni double adjustable coil over, front and rear. New type IRS with 400 lb springs,...
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    11-09-2018, 07:47 AM
    Railroad replied to a thread Rear Springs in Roadster
    A 50 lb difference may not be out of range for OK. I have a '23 T bucket with a buggy spring front and rear, so I will know if it is too stiff. ...
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    11-08-2018, 08:02 PM
    Railroad started a thread Ride Height? in Roadster
    I was going to rough in the front and rear alignment today and have a question. I thought I had read that standard ride height as 4 to 4.5 inches. ...
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    11-08-2018, 09:16 AM
    Railroad replied to a thread Rear Springs in Roadster
    Edwardb, glad you responded. I wanted to hear your evaluation of the springs. I am sure they will be OK, now.
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    11-07-2018, 10:00 PM
    Ducky2009 replied to a thread Motor mount? in Roadster
    Had the same problem. I ended up grinding the frame mount slot a little on the DS. That allowed the engine to shift in the mounts and level out. ...
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    11-07-2018, 08:26 PM
    Railroad started a thread Rear Springs in Roadster
    MKIV, New model IRS, FFR Koni's with 400 lb springs on the rear. While putting the nut and bolt stuff on the car, I probably did not notice or...
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    11-07-2018, 07:23 PM
    Congrats! Thanks for posting. It is always inspiring to get first hand, Pics, progress on a build.
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    11-06-2018, 09:47 AM
    Railroad replied to a thread Irs clunk in Roadster
    One of the first checks I would do is see if the pinion/flange will move in and out of the carrier housing. I won't go into the causes, but the...
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    11-05-2018, 09:28 PM
    I unbolted the fuse panel and let it hang to the side and could reach the DS windshield bolts from under the dash (with the body on). As several...
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    11-05-2018, 09:50 AM
    Railroad replied to a thread Main Fuse Rating in Roadster
    I think so. It was a gift. I put the word out, what I needed and it became available. I mounted it on top of the passenger foot box. It is a neat...
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    11-05-2018, 09:21 AM
    Railroad replied to a thread Main Fuse Rating in Roadster
    Here is what I used. It is can be tripped manually and can be reset after a trip.
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    11-05-2018, 08:58 AM
    I just used the key on method. I did leave a couple of fittings loose. It's not fun watching $10/gallon fuel pump out.
    20 replies | 502 view(s)
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I almost became an owner of an original 289 AC Cobra, but Dad thought it rode too rough. I have dreamed of filling that void, until now, when I jumped in and bought an Anniversary Mk IV.
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Heart of Dixie, Alabama
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20th Anniversary Mk IV, A50XS Coyote, TKO 600, Trunk Drop Box, Trunk Battery Box, Cubby Hole, Seat Heaters, Radiator hanger and shroud.

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