Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent Reader
4/29/21 10:32 p.m.

Got the cobra up and going after 12 years asleep. Fresh fuel and a carb rebuild and she's ready to rip.

 Got the brakes more sorted in Norma.  Just need some pre flared line and brakes are done

11GTCS
11GTCS HalfDork
4/30/21 8:19 a.m.
Norma66-Brent said:

Got the cobra up and going after 12 years asleep. Fresh fuel and a carb rebuild and she's ready to rip.

 Got the brakes more sorted in Norma.  Just need some pre flared line and brakes are done

Casually slips Cobra pics into thread...

Well OK then! laugh   That’s sweet, more on both please!

Wow nice job getting those fans in, I know it wasn’t easy.

I’ve always admired a nice looking serpentine conversation like you’ve got, but I have to admit I think twice about it now that I see how much space it’s taken up in your engine compartment.

Got the cobra up and going after 12 years asleep. Fresh fuel and a carb rebuild and she's ready to rip.

Yes yes of course. I mean, who amongst us doesn’t have a spare Cobra or two hiding in the rafters.  Well played...

P3PPY
P3PPY Dork
5/1/21 8:54 p.m.

Slipping that Cobra in reminds me of a dude I saw at a restaurant a few times. He pretty consistently drove a very nice Mercedes sedan, but that's not saying much, anyone can splurge. Then one day he drove a Maserati. One nice/expensive car is one thing. Two? There's a story there. Of course a while later he brings in the Cayenne Turbo so we had to talk. 

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent Reader
5/1/21 11:20 p.m.

It's my FIL cobra. 351 Windsor kit car. Old enough build that it has us hose clamps on it. Its been sitting in the body shop for as long as I have known my wife and it needed some love.

Should have the master in early next week. Then just bleeding the brakes and that system should be checked off the list. I'm getting closer to transmission install which is the last big hurdle to get it back on the road. Deadline for Norma is July 31st

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent Reader
5/6/21 9:27 p.m.

Local shop here in town got me some custom bent lines to move my master cylinder proportioning valve so I'm not smashing into the fender 

 

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent Reader
5/7/21 8:19 p.m.

Cobra is done. New valve cover gasket's, fresh fuel, new plugs and a fuel line. Ran it around the body shop a couple times and ran pretty good.

Feeling good and back to the galaxie to finish her up.

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent Reader
5/15/21 5:04 p.m.

Got the master installed, got the fan shroud mocked up more and ready for final assembly.

Got the motor torn down and ready for bell housing runout. 
 

Spent most of the time today redoing the brakes. I put the rotors on the wrong side on the front. Dumbass

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent Reader
6/11/21 10:54 p.m.

Had a buddy came out and we thrashed tonight. 

Got the headlights converted over to led. 

Hydraulic clutch is installed

Plate for auxiliaries is mounted.

 Transmission will fit as a direct bolt in. Unreal

bellhousing runout is done and the offset dowels showed up this afternoon.

 Tomorrow trans install 

 

Azryael
Azryael Reader
6/11/21 11:52 p.m.

I still want a four-door Galaxie, but I'm loving those headlights!

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent Reader
6/12/21 7:32 a.m.

Goal today is to get these set in place.

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent Reader
6/12/21 12:09 p.m.

we came and we conquered

wawazat
wawazat Dork
6/12/21 3:11 p.m.

Nice work dude!laugh

11GTCS
11GTCS Dork
6/12/21 9:17 p.m.

This is so freaking awesome.   Can’t wait to see the on the road shots! 

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/13/21 5:42 a.m.

Fantastic!

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent Reader
6/15/21 8:04 p.m.

Driveshaft is on order. 
65 3/4 inches fully compressed. Once the driveshaft is in the driveline is done. 
This week I'm going to focus on finishing the last of the installs of the small parts. (Cdi box, Radiator, Column)

After those are complete all that's left is running lines and wiring. 

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent Reader
6/28/21 9:02 p.m.

Insert joke about genetics. Driveshaft is drying overnight after some black base-coat and hardner.

Tomorrow night we are going thrash on the wiring. Got a large load of parts coming tomorrow to get most everything else finished. Still a lot to do but it's downhill at this point. 
I'm having a car show at my business on July. 31st. Still possible to make it.

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent Reader
6/29/21 10:01 p.m.

Rear end and trans filled with oil.

 Most of the wiring is done.

lots of plugs made and cdi box mounted

 driveshaft installed

wawazat
wawazat Dork
6/29/21 10:05 p.m.

Nice work man!   I was working on my old Ford tonight too!

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent Reader
6/29/21 10:14 p.m.

In reply to wawazat : we want more cougar updates!

 

wawazat
wawazat Dork
6/29/21 10:20 p.m.

Haha!   laugh  Thanks man!

Please see posts below.  

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent Reader
7/1/21 8:08 p.m.

Cars out at another shop getting the brake lines made. 
clutch is bled

more parts acquired and more stuff on the way. Should be a pretty close to first fire on Monday.

 

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent Reader
7/5/21 4:43 p.m.

Starting system check.

We have communication with the Fi-tech Ecu. The little green man in there seems happy and is allowing us to send the files in and out. 
 

Need some fittings, filter the gas and then first fire time.


Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent Reader
7/6/21 7:51 p.m.


Punch list

final clutch bleed

power steering lines

Filter fuel and clean lines

radiator soft lines

two brakes for throttle cable and porp valve.

car is going to fire by the end of the week

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