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Re: Pop's Cobra build.

Postby popscomet » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:38 pm

thanks to all......POP n GLENDA.....
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Re: Pop's Cobra build.

Postby loman » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:07 am

Hang in there Pop! The docs will have him patched up shortly and the cobra will be done before you know it.
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Re: Pop's Cobra build.

Postby popscomet » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:22 pm

UP DATE....and a good one !!!! my son was operated on yesterday morning,,,had open heart surgery to repair a vessel right next to the heart itself,,,had to stop the heart for awhile,,done the repair,,it cranked right back up and all is doing fine,,,,his health,age and the fact he does not and has never smoked was all in his favor,,,the GOOD LORD GUIDED that young doctor's hands perfect,,we are very thankful,,,,thanks goes out to all who knew he was going to have to have this done for their pryers and kind wishes and words,,,,he has to take it easy for awhile,,,but soon he'll be back to his old self,and we can get back to what we've always done.....and he's ready !!and OL POP's pace will improve also,the last few mo's have been in limbo,,with my eyes having to go thru what was done and him not having the energy and air to hardly do anything.....me and him have been like a fart in a hot skittle since he was able to walk,,we are so close,,,,,this proves you never fly to high what you can't fall !!...thanks again !! POP
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Re: Pop's Cobra build.

Postby lavron » Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:51 pm

That is good news Pops, you and your family are special people to me and I am sure many others here.

Will be praying for a speedy and complete recovery for Dwayne.

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Re: Pop's Cobra build.

Postby Jims65cyclone » Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:10 pm

Great News :!: :!: He'll be back turnin' wrenches in no time. :D He can tell us all about it next year at PF.

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Re: Pop's Cobra build.

Postby tomb22 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:27 pm

Awesome news POP. The Lord is good. Will be praying for a fast recovery.
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Re: Pop's Cobra build.

Postby loman » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:38 pm

Good to hear Pop! I heard the best therapy for recovery is working on a Cobra. :lol:
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Re: Pop's Cobra build.

Postby popscomet » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:00 pm

loman wrote:Good to hear Pop! I heard the best therapy for recovery is working on a Cobra. :lol:

:lol: :lol: he told me yesterday maybe by season end ,he won't get behind the whl ,but for me and him to take his race car to the track and for me to drive his car,,he said beings his car was faster then my car and since my eyes are better now,,I ought to do better,,,his car is my old car,but it's been yrs since I drove it and won a championship ,,and he's correct,,it's a bunch more faster now then it was yrs ago....POP is keeping the cobra motor started on the start up trailer so's it don't sour !!,,,he's already been up walking some,,and eating ,it's a slow go but it's coming along,,,he ran a low grade fever during last night but that's under control...DOC,said he might come home Friday...thanks to all.....POP
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Re: Pop's Cobra build.

Postby comethead » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:26 am

Great news Pop!!!
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Re: Pop's Cobra build.

Postby popscomet » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:26 pm

Dwayne WAS released from hosp today,,we got him home,he is doing just fine,,,he's kicked back on his own couch.....so far so good…...WHEN THE LORD SMILES,,we all do !! pop
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Re: Pop's Cobra build.

Postby popscomet » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:38 pm

dwayne is back to driving his truck already,,just takeing it easy and slow,,,
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Re: Pop's Cobra build.

Postby poboyjo65 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:52 am

popscomet wrote:dwayne is back to driving his truck already,,just takeing it easy and slow,,,


Good to hear!!! :D
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Re: Pop's Cobra build.

Postby frdpwr » Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:33 am

A little update from last Saturday. The "post 1970" 4 bolt balancer and driver side water pump are gone and a new 3 bolt balancer and pass side Edelbrock water pump along with the correct pulleys are installed. To me a 65 289 needs to look the part. Not much of an update but some progress considering the setback.
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Re: Pop's Cobra build.

Postby lavron » Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:45 pm

frdpwr wrote:Not much of an update but some progress considering the setback.


Glad to see you are coming back from everything.

frdpwr wrote:To me a 65 289 needs to look the part.


I agree.

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Re: Pop's Cobra build.

Postby popscomet » Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:19 pm

not much to report,other then what son said the other day...we are keeping the engine started and letting it get up to normal operating temp on a regular basis,,,,don't recall if I've ever said before,,but the frame number on this thing is 522,so it is an early cobra kit car from factory five...I ordered it in june of 1998,picked it up at the truck terminal sept 98,it came in a 14ft x6,6 wide and 3.5 tall wooden crate,,on a roll back trk,backed it in drive way in frt of old shop,slid it off and uncrated and carried inside,Edelbrock claims by using their alumn heads ,cam intake with 1 4bbl gear drive and a few other goodies the 289 ought to put out 365 hp..this one we put together has 2 4bbl's,so we really are just guessing,,but it should carry a 2200lb,give or take pretty good with a 3.55 ls rear gear and a tremek 5spd....POP may run out of TALENT way before the car runs out of steam :shock: :lol: :roll: ,son is soon to be released from doctor,,,this deer season will be the first in many yrs that I won't go..sold out during the summer,,I will have all winter free,,,just to work and build this plastic car,,,,,thanks for the kind words regarding my only son,DWAYNE,,,and his mother says it also...POP/GLENDA...........
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