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02-02-2009, 11:04 AM #276
Many guys would bolt on aluminum heads and paint it with the engine. It didn't take long for tech to start making scratch marks on the head. They are talking about adding a mandatory 6800 rev limiter in my class (FIA). I'm all for it since that is where mine already is. Of course, Merv's guys will just take a 8500 chip and stamp 6800 on it.
Anyone that has driven a 95R in the summer knows how much hot air is released from that hood (you have to turn the interior vent off or you will blow hot air inside from the engine).
Nonetheless, there is a lot of air going into the radiator, and it has to escape somehow:
02-02-2009, 11:11 AM #277
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02-02-2009, 03:30 PM #280
Proud American and Christian
No longer an SVT owner until my business takes off
02-02-2009, 11:47 PM #281
Those rear fenders look a little, ummm, massaged. Is that allowed?
Also, what is the NACA duct going to in the pass side?
I was looking into building a Corinthian car a few years back before I took the plunge on the R. They are really active here in TX and OK.
Tom95 Conv/HT #357 SOLD
95R #69 of 250-TF Racing/Zippo Motorsports Racer #47
95R #24 of 250-Snipes Ford Racer #26
2014 Shelby GT500-GB w/White Stripes
02-03-2009, 03:28 PM #282
Performance with a "Smart Car" twist........
I can see a bunch of these running around the Sebring track in the not too distant future.
The Smorsche Corral?
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02-03-2009, 04:14 PM #283
The ducts on the inside do nothing. I bought this front valance (after tearing two others off) for $50. The inside ducts go directly to the frame. I had to cut new holes in the GT350 valance for the middle ducts that go to the brakes. I installed the parking lights for looks.
I have talked to the Corinthian people. We swap tech back and forth. We have invited them to Road Atlanta and VIR.
Leading the field at Sebring! (or down a lap, who cares?, it pays the same money):
02-03-2009, 05:25 PM #284
1 non Ford sports car
1 box graham crackers
1 box marshmallows
1 bos Hershey bars
1 welder100% Hand built 2004 Cobra (Body in white)
Boss 330 built 5.4 32V, Boss 290 lower, US/Aussie upper,
T56, 04 IRS, LT's, full interior and options
404 RWHP/ 387 RWTQ NA 26.56 MPG
108% volumetric efficiency (calc by TMHutch)
Developer of 5.4 32V NA swap kits for SN95 and New Edge
Change it back 2012......
02-03-2009, 08:10 PM #285
Oh Pulese!1995 Cobra R #82 - Sold
1965 Fastback Track Car - Sold
1995 Chrome Yellow GT Coupe, SOLD!
1998 Cobra Coupe, Chrome Yellow, SOLD!
1994 Cobra Coupe, Vermillion Red SOLD
1994 Cobra Coupe, Rio Red Daily Driver.
02-03-2009, 11:23 PM #286
Jumping back to Bruce's prior post and gotta say we almost pissed ourselves when we heard Ted's story. Somehow we were yaking about how the SNW event this year will seem reminiscent of our VIR track ho trip. So that leads to talking about this guy who was there that hit the wall when Ted was instructing him. The guy had a yellow vette so suddenly Ted switches gears by telling us this story of when he instructed in this yellow vintage Mustang. If you've ever met Ted and/or heard his instructing stories, it's not hard to get this hilarious picture in your mind of him being roped into a raised up kiddie seat in a race car!
And to think I actually asked him to instruct my son in the Panoz this year. WTF am I thinking???Fred Fetzer
2000 Cobra R #202/300 - Sold to 67bigblock
1999 Panoz GTRA/Ex-Texas School Car #48 - Sold
02-08-2009, 04:26 PM #287
Tools used around the race shop
> DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for
> suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your
> hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings
> your beer across the room, splattering it
> against that freshly painted part you were drying.
> WIRE WHEEL: Cleans paint off bolts and then throws
> them somewhere under the workbench with the
> speed of light. Also removes fingerprint whirls and
> hard-earned guitar calluses in about the time
> it takes you to say, "Ouch...."
> ELECTRIC HAND DRILL: Normally used for spinning pop
> rivets in their holes until you die of old
> PLIERS: Used to round off bolt heads.
> HACKSAW: One of a family of cutting tools built on
> the Ouija board principle. It transforms human
> energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion, and the
> more you attempt to influence its course, the
> more dismal your future becomes.
> VISE-GRIPS: Also used to round off bolt heads. If
> nothing else is available, they can also be used
> to transfer intense welding heat to the palm of your
> OXYACETYLENE TORCH: Used almost entirely for setting
> various flammable objects in your shop
> alight. Also handy for igniting the grease inside
> the wheel hub you want the bearing race out of.
> HYDRAULIC FLOOR JACK: Used for lowering an
> automobile to the ground after you have installed
> new disk brake pads, trapping the jack handle firmly
> under the bumper.
> EIGHT-FOOT LONG DOUGLAS FIR 2X4: Used for levering
> an automobile upward off a hydraulic jack
> PHONE: Tool for calling your neighbors to see if he
> has another hydraulic floor jack
> SNAP-ON GASKET SCRAPER: Theoretically useful as a
> sandwich tool for spreading mayonnaise; used
> mainly for getting dog shit off your boot.
> E-Z OUT BOLT AND STUD EXTRACTOR: A tool ten times
> harder than any known drill bit that snaps off
> in bolt holes you couldn't use anyway.
> TWO-TON ENGINE HOIST: A tool for testing the tensile
> strength on everything you forgot to
> CRAFTSMAN 1/2 x 16-INCH SCREWDRIVER: A large pry-bar
> that inexplicably has an accurately machined
> screwdriver tip on the end opposite the handle.
> INSPECTION LIGHT: The home mechanic's own tanning
> booth. Sometimes called a drop light, it is a
> good source of vitamin D, "the sunshine vitamin,"
> which is not otherwise found under cars at
> night. Health benefits aside, it's main purpose is
> to consume 40-watt light bulbs at about the
> same rate that 105-mm howitzer shells might be used
> during, say, the first few hours of the Battle
> of the Bulge. More often dark than light, its name
> is somewhat misleading.
> PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER: Normally used to stab the lids
> of old-style paper-and-tin oil cans and
> splash oil on your shirt; but can also be used, as
> the name implies, to strip out Phillips screw
> AIR COMPRESSOR: A machine that takes energy produced
> in a coal-burning power plant 200 miles away
> and transforms it into compressed air that travels
> by hose to a pneumatic impact wrench that grips
> rusty bolts last over tightened 58 years ago by
> someone at ERCO, and neatly rounds off their
> PRY BAR: A tool used to crumple the metal
> surrounding that clip or bracket you needed to
> remove in
> order to replace a 50c part.
> HAMMER: Originally employed as a weapon of war, the
> hammer nowadays is used as a kind of divining
> rod to locate the most expensive parts not far from
> the object you are trying to hit.
> JESUS CLIP: A retaining ring usually found on carb
> linkages and door handles. When it is pried-off
> the shaft it is retaining, it simultaneously
> pops-out of the tool you used to grip it and
> flies-off to that place under the bench where the
> wire wheel (see above) throws everything! All
> you can do is utter the Lord's name in vain (see
> "expletive", below) and go to the junkyard to
> find another one - they generally cannot be found in
> CRAFT KNIFE: Used to open and slice through the
> contents of cardboard cartons delivered to your
> front door; works particularly well on contents such
> as new seats, liquids in plastic bottles,
> collector magazines, refund checks, and rubber or
> plastic parts.
> DAMMIT TOOL: Any handy tool that you grab and throw
> across the garage while yelling "DAMMIT" at
> the top of your lungs. It is also the next tool that
> you will need.
> EXPLETIVE: A balm, usually applied verbally in
> hindsight, which somehow eases those pains and
> indignities following our every deficiency in
02-11-2009, 04:52 AM #288
I was wondering what everyone thinks of this Cobra?
1995 Cobra R #113
1965 Mustang VAS (Vintage American Sedan) road race car
2014 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7L
02-11-2009, 07:42 AM #289
What Cobra?????Mark Wilson
93 Cobra #1824
93 Cobra R #84
95 Cobra R #39
95 Cobra R #136
02-11-2009, 10:32 AM #290
02-16-2009, 08:19 AM #291
Congratulations to Matt Kenseth and Jack Roush for their victory at the Daytona 500.
02-16-2009, 10:19 AM #292
That's quite the trophy!!
02-16-2009, 09:16 PM #293
02-17-2009, 07:15 AM #294
I wish I could afford one of those old Roush road racing cars. That would be the 24 Hours of Daytona cars and the Trans Am cars. Jack always hired the best drivers.
Anyone remember the Roush 7-Eleven car?
02-18-2009, 11:15 AM #295
02-18-2009, 01:27 PM #296
- Tommy Kendall (one of the greatest to ever sit in a Mustang). Tommy also has a 24 Hours of Daytona GTS class victory and the resulting Rolex watch.
- Dorsey Schrader (ditto).
- Boris Said (ditto).
- Ron Fellows (for a few races until Chevy stole him, but Ford also let Chevy pluck Jeff Gordon right out of a Bush Ford).
- Tom Gloy (driver and owner)?
- Wally Dallenbach, Jr.
I have some pictures of these cars somewhere.
The Tommy Kendall #11 All Sport Mustang won 12 straight races in 1995.
YouTube - Jack's Toys Episode 10: 1995 All Sport Trans-Am Mustang
Anyone remember this 1990 Roush Mustang?
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bYlNsQgwX4]YouTube - Jack's Toys Episode 4: John Player Special Trans-Am Mustang[/ame]
02-18-2009, 01:41 PM #297
Tim Holland had one of those Roush mustangs from a Canadian series sitting up at MV Performance for years. It was another of his famous barn finds. I have some pics somewhere but they would have to be scanned.It had a water cooling system for the brake rotors.....and some other pretty crazy trick stuff1993R #23
1992 Ski Nautique
2006 Toyo Tacoma 4x4
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