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    on the first crank

    After sitting untouched for almost 14 years I dragged this '60 out of the shop. Tossed in a battery and filled the carb. Started up in about two revolutions. The brakes went away but everything else seems to be working (gotta clean out the tank though).
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    great ! what brand/engine is this ?

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    my only "real" Cobra is a 428 SCJ engine
    It's modern swap in the little '60. It's got a 1963 283 small block Chevy. Rated at 195 HP but I added a late sixtie's iron four barrel intake/Q-Jet so it might push 200

    I'm pleased. Good oil pressure and the generator is charging too.

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    Congratulations on getting it started after sitting that long.

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    my only "real" Cobra is a 428 SCJ engine
    Once in a while a car will cooperate but I won't count on it. After I get this one ready I'll be giving my '41 Caddy a shot at starting.

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    Why are they sitting so long?

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    my only "real" Cobra is a 428 SCJ engine
    Lack of space is a big part of it. When the '60 went into the back of my shop I never expected to let it sit for over a decade but once stuff got in/on/in front of it, it was sort of trapped. They're only coming out now because I want to thin the herd an bit.

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    1969 NASCAR Cobra, 428SCJ engine bored .065 and sonic tested and balanced and blue printed.
    Kerry,

    Talk to Rich. He will buy anything. That is if Ginny will let him. He just finished a new barn so he has another one to put cars in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron77 View Post
    Kerry,

    Talk to Rich. He will buy anything. That is if Ginny will let him. He just finished a new barn so he has another one to put cars in.

    Ron
    I hear that When I told the BOSS I wanted an RCR she challenged me to sell off some things. I hate to let this Chevy, the Caddy and a bike or two go but the added space is going to be almost as nice as another car. I've had the '60 for almost 28 years. It was a daily back in So Cal and up in Valley Springs too. My co-workers called it the "Program Manager Special".

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    Kerry,

    The Chevy would be a great resto mod ...

    Post photos of the Cadillac please ...

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    Another deadline not met ... so it will just get done sometime soon


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    my only "real" Cobra is a 428 SCJ engine
    I thought a CTS-V engine would make this car although it is so original it might be best left as is.

    It has something like a protect o plate sewn into the kick panel. Original delivered on July 1, 1941.
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    You've got to keep the Caddy original.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al G View Post
    You've got to keep the Caddy original.
    I know that's the smart thing to do. I think I'm just going to sell it so having made no changes was the right move on my part.

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    Well there is always Wayne from Chasing Classic Cars.

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    my only "real" Cobra is a 428 SCJ engine
    He's got the contacts but I'd rather spend an afternoon with Dennis Gage.

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    1969 NASCAR Cobra, 428SCJ engine bored .065 and sonic tested and balanced and blue printed.
    That is a real classic and I agree, keep it the way it is.

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    my only "real" Cobra is a 428 SCJ engine
    150 hp and over 100 MPH stock. Pretty serious in 1941.

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    With brakes that would stop from 60 to 0 in a mile or so. Unless you hit something first, then it stopped sooner.

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    Ya Kerry, that Caddie needs to be kept untouched and that 60 Chevy needs an LS3 with a 4L80E behind it. Of course then the Chevy would need another $50K+ invested in suspension, brakes, paint, interior, etc., etc., etc............

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    Ted,

    You are so right about the Chevy but I would go for 75 percent of the fun at 25% of the expense. For under 500 bucks there is a front brake kit that uses Chevy 12"/calipers with 2" drop spindles that upgrade to tapered wheel bearing. For under 500 bucks a new fast ratio power steering box. I bet the Shelby/ Guldstrand upper control arm drop applies here like it does on so many pre-80s cars. I put a crate LS3 with a cam into a '69 Vette and a T56 and that would be perfect here too. I could live with its patina for a while while turning tires into memories Yeah...I have been thinking about keeping it.

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