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    Bad news today. One of the first and best Cobra drivers had to shut the doors to the racing school. Hope those instructors can find another place quickly. Here’s a longer version of my time there. https://youtu.be/7bKVHCt7FZ0
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    20th Anniversary MK4 Roadster, #8752, 18 of 20, Delivered 12/03/15, 1st Start 01/28/2017, off to paint 4/13/2017, Forte 351w/ Holley EFI, Forte throttle linkage, TKO 600/Forte Hyd. Clutch, UniSteer Electra Steering, RT's turn Signals, many Breeze parts, Paint by the Cobra Colorist. Finished on 10/08/2017. 500 mile inspection on 10/21/2017, 3000 mile inspection on 1/14/19.

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    That’s a shame!

    Chris
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    Really like you solution for the heater while still having a glove box (post #10). What are the dimensions of the extended box you built? how did you determine where to cut the opening in the firewall? Did you end up needing to build another box around the blower and run a hose to capture fresh air from the cockpit? I am waiting on delivery so some of this may be more clear once I see it in person but trying to organize all my thoughts on enhancements like this. Thanks in advance!

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    I probably would build a box over the blower if I get a top. I feel there is no need with an open cockpit. The box has to be 2.5”s deep and the other dimensions are just enough for the core to fit inside. I got lucky with placement and only needed to groove the corner for the wiper tube to go by.
    20th Anniversary MK4 Roadster, #8752, 18 of 20, Delivered 12/03/15, 1st Start 01/28/2017, off to paint 4/13/2017, Forte 351w/ Holley EFI, Forte throttle linkage, TKO 600/Forte Hyd. Clutch, UniSteer Electra Steering, RT's turn Signals, many Breeze parts, Paint by the Cobra Colorist. Finished on 10/08/2017. 500 mile inspection on 10/21/2017, 3000 mile inspection on 1/14/19.

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    Congrats!

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    OMG!!! Seriously?? (sorry a little late) that is so sad!!!! I’ve been through a few of his courses and have had the privilege of actually having Bob for an instructor. Total class act...so very sad to hear of it’s closing
    If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough....

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    3000 mile oil change and inspection done. A few added upgrades too. I added some new headlights that have the option of a running light inside and upgraded bulbs. Needed to rework these after installation as the manufacturing oils inside smoked the glass after first on. My oil pan and bell housing have always concerned me also, as they both were about 3/4 of an inch below the frame rails. Trimmed the housing and the 7 1/2 inch Milodon pan is now installed. Fel Pro has a product called SnapUps that made installation easy under the car. Watched several youtube videos on oil pan installs and the engine were all upside down. Not as easy under the car. SnapUps helped hold and line everything up while installing.
    Here's a couple of pictures.
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    Quick test drive today in fantastic weather. Wife even went. I guess the car is ready for summer.
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    It looks sooooo good.... I'm so excited to be getting another 20th Anniversary Roadster on the road.... Tell me, what color red is that? Thanks...

    Mk4 20th Anniversary #8690 ( #8 of 20 ) Purchased 8/18/18----Build Started 8/19/18
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    Nissan plasma red per da Bat
    20th Anniversary MK4 Roadster, #8752, 18 of 20, Delivered 12/03/15, 1st Start 01/28/2017, off to paint 4/13/2017, Forte 351w/ Holley EFI, Forte throttle linkage, TKO 600/Forte Hyd. Clutch, UniSteer Electra Steering, RT's turn Signals, many Breeze parts, Paint by the Cobra Colorist. Finished on 10/08/2017. 500 mile inspection on 10/21/2017, 3000 mile inspection on 1/14/19.

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    Looking good Jim!
    MKIV #9122 Ordered kit 5/24/17 received kit 8/11/17 MK4 Base kit +,First Start 4/7/18, First Go-Cart 4/22/18, In gelcoat, licensed and driving 8/11/18. Coyote gen2, T-56, 2015 IRS 3.31, 17" Halibrand replicas w/Nitto NT555 G2, Withby Motorcars power brake kit W/Wilwood pedals, 04 Cobra front brakes, 15 Mustang rear brakes with mods, power steering. Paint Jeff Miller Da Bat, Lexus Spectra Blue Mica W/Toyota Silver Sky Metallic strips. Build thread: http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...Paul2STL-Build

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    Waiting for the weather
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    Weather is getting better. Sunday cruise with a new gopro mount. Getting ready for track day on April 6th. Works well and you can't even see the mount. https://youtu.be/DUPtHN_vhac
    20th Anniversary MK4 Roadster, #8752, 18 of 20, Delivered 12/03/15, 1st Start 01/28/2017, off to paint 4/13/2017, Forte 351w/ Holley EFI, Forte throttle linkage, TKO 600/Forte Hyd. Clutch, UniSteer Electra Steering, RT's turn Signals, many Breeze parts, Paint by the Cobra Colorist. Finished on 10/08/2017. 500 mile inspection on 10/21/2017, 3000 mile inspection on 1/14/19.

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    That is a pretty cool vantage point! Looking forward to some track day videos.
    MK4 #8900 - complete kit - Coyote, TKO600, IRS - Delivered 6/28/16 First Start 10/6/16 Go cart - 10/16/16 Build completed - 4/26/17 - 302 days to build my 302 CI Coyote Cobra - Registered and street legal 5/17/17
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    I got my complete kit plus coyote and tko600 a few weeks ago. I have the 18x9s and 18x11s whats the best tire size?

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    Front 255/35/ZR18
    Rear 315/30/ZR18
    I went with Toyo. Work really well. Soft. Lots of traction. Down side is they say they last about 5000 Miles and are more expensive.
    20th Anniversary MK4 Roadster, #8752, 18 of 20, Delivered 12/03/15, 1st Start 01/28/2017, off to paint 4/13/2017, Forte 351w/ Holley EFI, Forte throttle linkage, TKO 600/Forte Hyd. Clutch, UniSteer Electra Steering, RT's turn Signals, many Breeze parts, Paint by the Cobra Colorist. Finished on 10/08/2017. 500 mile inspection on 10/21/2017, 3000 mile inspection on 1/14/19.

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    Went to a local shop today as a preview to a Hooked on driving event at the Ridge Motor park in Shelton. Racer on Rails. Awesome guys there and glad to help everyone get going in driving fast on the track. Twin brothers that race BMW's. They also are into full blown simulators and practice daily. The sims were very advanced and they have their cars loaded so they control just like on the track. Paul and I drove the cobras up and had a great time as the weather is fabulous right now. My numbers are on my car and I did a complete tech inspection for the track. I'll pull it up there next Saturday but the weather forecast says rain, rain and more rain. Here 's some pics before I loaded it on the trailer. I did do a 360 video but it take time to edit and I'll get it done later. jim
    P.S Also borrowed some Scales from Paul and corner weighted my car. Was very close so didn't have to adjust but the total weight was 2430 lbs empty.
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    Looks like you have a 4 legged furry speed bump in the 5th pic. I bet he'll move when you fire that thing up.

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    Looks great! Hope the weather forecast improves!
    MK4 #8900 - complete kit - Coyote, TKO600, IRS - Delivered 6/28/16 First Start 10/6/16 Go cart - 10/16/16 Build completed - 4/26/17 - 302 days to build my 302 CI Coyote Cobra - Registered and street legal 5/17/17
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    Weather was Rainy. Hooked on driving had a great event though. Instruction was awesome and everyone showed up except one person. I'll do it again. Great way to experience time on the track.
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    Pacfic NorthWET Crazy

    Jim,

    With those webbed feet from growing up in the NorthWET, I'll bet you were in your element. I on the other hand was chasing down a screaching sound coming from the bellhousing. Clutch ajustment fixed it. All better now !!

    As soon as I get more time behind the wheel (totally dependent on the weather gods) for some shakedown runs, I will be down to do a little cruising.

    Great picture.

    Bill

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    Hi Bill, Did a little cruising today. Spring is fantastic here when the weather cooperates. Yards all done and I'm up for a cruise. Just let me know. There is an event coming up end of the month at Pacific Raceways in Kent. It is SOVREN Vintage racing. Would be fun to have a cruise up there with all the cobras to watch Karen Salvaggio run her coupe. Here's a few pics of the weather last weekend and today in the yard....
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    Nice pictures Jim and that FFR sticker on your trailer is pretty cool! Funny thing is I was off today working on the yard, guess I should of sent you a text.
    MKIV #9122 Ordered kit 5/24/17 received kit 8/11/17 MK4 Base kit +,First Start 4/7/18, First Go-Cart 4/22/18, In gelcoat, licensed and driving 8/11/18. Coyote gen2, T-56, 2015 IRS 3.31, 17" Halibrand replicas w/Nitto NT555 G2, Withby Motorcars power brake kit W/Wilwood pedals, 04 Cobra front brakes, 15 Mustang rear brakes with mods, power steering. Paint Jeff Miller Da Bat, Lexus Spectra Blue Mica W/Toyota Silver Sky Metallic strips. Build thread: http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...Paul2STL-Build

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    Shoot could have been fun, Next time. Can't remember where I got that sticker. Oh yeh. It was from Paul.
    Last edited by RR20AC; 04-15-2019 at 10:14 PM.
    20th Anniversary MK4 Roadster, #8752, 18 of 20, Delivered 12/03/15, 1st Start 01/28/2017, off to paint 4/13/2017, Forte 351w/ Holley EFI, Forte throttle linkage, TKO 600/Forte Hyd. Clutch, UniSteer Electra Steering, RT's turn Signals, many Breeze parts, Paint by the Cobra Colorist. Finished on 10/08/2017. 500 mile inspection on 10/21/2017, 3000 mile inspection on 1/14/19.

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