Pop's Cobra build.

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Good to hear your son is progressing Pop!
Buddy of mine also has an early FFR Cobra. It’s still in progress as well but waaaaay behind yours. And he just picked up another one built in 2004 in pieces as well. Maybe that one will be mine one day :lol:

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comethead wrote:Good to hear your son is progressing Pop!
Buddy of mine also has an early FFR Cobra. It’s still in progress as well but waaaaay behind yours. And he just picked up another one built in 2004 in pieces as well. Maybe that one will be mine one day :lol:

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from what I gather,the newer one's are better !! more foot box room,not as cramped ,,so maybe you'll get it in the end !! thanks and good luck...….POP
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we let this fresh built 289 ,with new out of the box carbs sit for 3wks with out starting it,,other day we tried to start it,,ran awful woukd not idle,,would rev up..but not idle,,,,last night son took top of carbs off ,,had to dig and scrap bad gas jelly/jam looking crap out and squirt carb cleaner and clean idle circuit...and floor of bowls..put back together...runs perfect and will idle correctly.....so don't let your motor sit very long at a time....with out some type of gas treatment ...pop
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Surprised that happened in 3 weeks time. Did the gas have ethanol in it?

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Jims65cyclone wrote:Surprised that happened in 3 weeks time. Did the gas have ethanol in it?

Jim
no sir......was ethanol free...I went and got that gas on purpose...in the end ,,,,it sucked !!,,,,,JIM, this was a messed up thing !!...I wouldn"t ever thought this would have never happened......after the clean up ,it runs perfect !!! ,,,,,brand new carbs,brand new gas lines,brand new lectric pump and brand new 5 gallon can and gas....3 weeks sitten,it turned sour !!!! pop
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I'm guessing it had ethanol in spite of what the pump said. The find is textbook junkanol.
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Was any of this goop in the 5 gallon can? If not, I hope it wasn't residue from a breaking down of seals in the pump/carbs or fuel lines from a possible ethanol contamination, and the 3 week lull gave it time to settle out. :x

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Jims65cyclone wrote:Was any of this goop in the 5 gallon can? If not, I hope it wasn't residue from a breaking down of seals in the pump/carbs or fuel lines from a possible ethanol contamination, and the 3 week lull gave it time to settle out. :x

Jim
the can was clean....I've always thought this station/grocery store was on the shadey side,,I think his pump(s) are in question or his labeling on the pump.....sometimes it seemed I paid for more gas then I got....I can't prove it so I'll not do business with him anymore...the carbs are fixed,so right now..it's shame on him...if I let it happen again.....then it's shame on POP////
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After 21 yrs the motor and trans are officially installed.
Now its time to run the brake and fuel lines plus battery cable.
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Too Cool!
Just watched a show on Shelby, it ended with him doing donuts in a parking lot at 85.
He won't be the only one!!,,, 8)
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So is it already titled or will it be a 2020 car?

I am watching the Niko Brothers on YouTube rebuilding a burn damaged salvage Factory 5 Cobra, they are going to put a 5.0 out of salvage Mustang they just bought in it, I like the way yours is better with an old school drivetrain more like the original ones.

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Looking good Pop! I'll be following along closely. Being 6'6" has always made me look over these, but now I'm thinking about just stretching one 6" or so one day.

Waiting for more . . .

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See Pop Go! Go, Pop, Go! :D

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That’s just beautiful Pop!! 8)
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Looks strange with the headers pointing forward.
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