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  1. geoffmt

    geoffmt Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I get what you mean and I like your choice or that reason! I met some of you roush guys at sema a few years ago and yes very commercial. You call up Nelson Racing Engines and Tom Nelson is who calls you back. I like that kind of shop


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    GodStang Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Insanely awesome! Can't wait to see more!
     
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    96dreamer Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Looks awesome, maybe I'll be able to catch it at some car shows sometime after its done.
     
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    MachME 2V Power Established Member

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    While true, I would have liked it to still be GT 40, IMO.

    The guy who designed it was on Jay leno garage (who also design 03 cobra) and he said it only made production two years because of all kinds of regulation changes, like I remember him mentioning the headliner-top of window line was changed after 06 due to "crash regulation" so in 07 the roof would of had to be taller and it would not fit the lines/body of the car.
     
  5. Great Asp

    Great Asp Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    The engine is a 351W based motor.

    Block: Fully Machined Dart SHP Block
    Crankshaft: Eagle 4340 Steel
    Stroke: 4.000"
    Connecting Rods: Eagle H-Beam 6.200"
    Pistons: Mahle Forged
    Timing Chain: Ford Motorsport Double Roller
    Camshaft: Comp Cams Custom Hydraulic Roller
    Lifters: Ford Motorsport Hydraulic Roller
    Cylinder Heads: CNC Brodix Track 1 214
    Valves: SI 2.08/1.6
    Rocker Arms: Scorpion 1.6 Roller

    The motor will make over 550 hp.

    One item that is a little trick are Firefly stainless steel headers, 2". They come polished on the outside, and ceramic coated on the inside.

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    These things are artwork, and flow like crazy. I have Firefly sidepipes on my Cobra, and when the carbon starts coming out of the stainless (which it will), you polish them and they are brand new again. I just did that on the Cobra over the winter.

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    kazman King of Kazmania Established Member

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    This thread is pudgeworthy
     
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  7. tones_RS3

    tones_RS3 I like members members. Premium Member Established Member

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    Very nice @Great Asp
    That should be fun! Congrats and post pics as the build continues.
     
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    13COBRA Resident Ford Dealer Premium Member Established Member

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    Absolutely!
     
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  9. Great Asp

    Great Asp Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Sorry it has been a while since I posted on this build, getting pictures has been a bit of an issue.

    This is what the car looks like today, but I am told the other in progress pics will be coming along any day now.

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    Now that it is getting close, it is getting rather exciting.

    They have not installed the Gurney flap yet.

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    Rare40th Well-Known Member Established Member

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    @Great Asp

    Maybe it's just camera perspective but...... how in the world do you plan on slipping in to the seat? Looks like some tight spacing... Car looks pretty damn amazing though!
     
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    Mpoitrast87 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    No way my 6'5" frame is fitting in that thing. makes me sad.
     
  12. Great Asp

    Great Asp Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    I know it looks tight, and it is tighter than say a Mustang, but it is easy to get into. Remember that the roof opens with the door, so you place your right foot in while standing, sit down on the nacelle, then swing your left foot in and slide into the seat. Also, the steering wheel is removeable if needed. I found I can get in with our without the steering wheel being in place. I am 6'-0" and 250 lbs, and fit nicely.

    Two big boys in the car together and you will rub shoulders while giggling like school girls. :)

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    5:22 shows getting in, this is a smaller fellow so he can sit and pivot both feet in
     
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  13. Great Asp

    Great Asp Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    6'-5" is a little tall for a GT40. I've seen 6'-3" guys in one, but the guy was bumping his knees under the dash.

    I was shocked when I slid right in. Of course I am used to getting in and out of the Cobra too.

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    Don't know how I missed this build. Great thread!

    Can't wait to see more.
     
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    Man that is a tight squeeze. But having a removable wheel makes a difference. I was always curious about Cobra roadsters or Daytona Cobra's in regards to sitting in them. Especially at 6'2"
     
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    This. Is. Bitchin.
     
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    Great Asp Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    6'-2" in a Superformance Cobra or a Daytona Coupe is no problem. I guarantee

    The Cobra is really easy to get in and out, as long as you don't have the top on. Then you go in head first! o_O

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    4sdvenom Never Enough! Established Member

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    The car looks amazing!
    I’m definitely envious

    Ken
     
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    Coming along!! This is a fantastic project.
     
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    There aren't many material posessions that I get jelous over, but this one... Gets me
     
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