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  1. 1995COBRA-R

    1995COBRA-R 15 Year Member Established Member

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    Go figure as it is almost 24 years old. :D

    I drove it yesterday and no numbers are showing on the great dashboard clock. It has lost the fuel cell, lost the LF anti-lock brake thing, and now the clock!

    Nonetheless, it still runs as good as it did 24 years ago.
     

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    1995COBRA-R 15 Year Member Established Member

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    It was not long ago when I owned a 1994 Cobra which is shown here at Sebring, FL:

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    Not the clock...anything but the clock!!!
     
  4. 1995COBRA-R

    1995COBRA-R 15 Year Member Established Member

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    I am almost at a loss due to this tragic situation. :D

    This is one of two cars delivered to upstate New York. I experienced a clock and fuel cell failure in my first 23 years of ownership! 95R2017.JPG 95R2017a.JPG
     
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    I’ve got no time for your shenanigans.
     
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    1995COBRA-R 15 Year Member Established Member

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    It's time to for us......
    I am sure that we can go faster than any C4 Corvette.
     
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    specracer SVTOA MCA Premium Member

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    Likely a cheaper fix than the fuel cell
     
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    1995COBRA-R 15 Year Member Established Member

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    I think so since the only almost fast C4 made was the 1995 Corvette ZR-1 (448 made). The Corvette C4 is still ugly and slow.
     
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    1995COBRA-R 15 Year Member Established Member

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    I replaced the leaking fuel cell with a stock tank (still have the original one). I am not fixing the clock.

    I bought the 95R for the unique drivetrain and light body weight. Nothing has changed here.

    I also bought an extra set of wheels, many hub assemblies, front calipers, front and rear brake pads, and other various parts when I had a wholesale Ford parts account.

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    Its a fun car. I went the Glenns performance route. Wanted it to look like the cell was still there
     
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    1995COBRA-R 15 Year Member Established Member

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    I've never meet anyone around here that knew it was a Cobra R, and they didn't know about the fuel cell.

    I just found out that I have no digital pictures of the car with the fuel cell as they are all on film images. I do have this picture from the 2009 Cobra R Reunion at Chicago. I'd say my fuel cell leaked out sometime after 2010...

    I am the 6th car from the left and the fastest one....:D

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    That pic is from Gingerman back in ‘03?

    That’s my car on the far right with no front splitter
     
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    Gingerman in 03?

    Is that when we were there? I was thinking it was a couple years later. I'm not in that photo. And, I don't recognize the background.

    I see Todd for sure.

    Tom
     
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    I didn't know I had a clock in the 95. Where is it? Maybe Ill go look. Mostly when I'm beating that car, I'm checking the fuel gauge.
     
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    1995COBRA-R 15 Year Member Established Member

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    Tom,
    I say 2003.

    This was when the first Cobra-R event at the old Chicago course?

    I was there ~2003 and remembered staying in Bruce's RV at that time.

    I wish I could get the picture with Brain G. and Mark W. delivering the weekend trophy in the NASA race??
     
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    1995COBRA-R 15 Year Member Established Member

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    Can anyone get me a link to a 1995 era service manual as it relates to the anti-lock system?

    The fault code is in the LR but the corresponding volt/amp meter shows the same as the RF.

    I tested it in a very wet parking lot and the LF will certainly skid while the other three systems work well.

    I may just replace the sensors on the LF.

    Another thing: The tires are old that I am using on the car.
     
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    Shirt.jpg Shirt2.jpg Shirt3.jpg 2005
     
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  18. 1995COBRA-R

    1995COBRA-R 15 Year Member Established Member

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    I also have the T-shirt. :D
     
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    This was a common issue for the race cars. It was almost always traced back to the ABS sensor at the problem wheel not grounding well. I would pull that wheel and remove the sensor and sand everything and make sure you are getting a good ground connection.

    Tom
     
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  20. 1995COBRA-R

    1995COBRA-R 15 Year Member Established Member

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    Tom,
    I tried that and had no luck, but I may not have done a good sanding of the surfaces. It was a tight spot, and I was on my back on the ground. I think the 95R front shocks are wider at the base.

    Question: Do the 1995 R's have the OMD1 or OMD2? I can't remember although Ford went to OMD2 in the 1995/1996 era?

    Question2: I didn't follow up on the LF ABS problem since the test drive found the car with a noise when turning hard left and right. Steering rack?

    I ordered some new 255/45/17 street tires today. The tires on it have ~3000 miles (~10% wear) on them but show a lot of dry cracks due to old age.

    Q3: Do you still your 10th Anniv. Cobra 'vert? Just curious.

    Here is a picture that I made today while trying to remember the mechanical specs of the car. It's the fuse box (behind the battery) with the red "ABS Test" thing.

    Happy New Year!
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