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    Ted,

    I was working on the brakes and can't believe how solid this darn Chevy is. Of six hard lines that I had to undo the only one that broke t was because I did not raise the car enough to give me proper access to that one. I keep thinking I need to keep this car but I have supporters trying to keep my eyes on the prize

    I got a call yesterday from a friend who said he'll buy my '76 pickup (custom body by Bill Hines, paint by Larry Watson and crashed by another celebrity) and he might take the Caddy too. If I could find a new home for the '23 I'd be getting pretty close.
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    So, is keeping the 60 Chevy and building the GT40 a possibility if all of the other vehicles are sold ? That would be pretty sweet and you would have a cool car to drive while the GT is under construction.

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    my only "real" Cobra is a 428 SCJ engine
    If I sold all the stuff that is for sale other than the '60 I think the BOSS would green light the GT40 without hesitation.

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    Thanks to a great friend I had a productive day. I told him that I need to replace two hard lines as part of the brake job and he gave me some seamless brake line in a coil. It's doesn't look as neat as the typical rigid straight stuff but it is noticeably easier to double flare. As an added bonus he loaned me a hydraulic flaring tool. Man-O-Man! TOO EASY! I did the hard line from the RR cylinder to the T junction while under the car. I did the one from the rear rubber line to the engine compartment by flaring the end while inside the engine compartment. It saves the hassle of mocking up the line and then pulling it back out to flare it.

    The BOSS gave me a hand and the new radiator took about three minutes to bolt up. Everything I mail ordered fit, brake parts, radiator and hoses.

    The best part of the whole day was driving it out of the garage and washing the floor. I've been rolling around in a combination of antifreeze, brake fluid and soap for the last two days
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    That is looking good Kerry and it is nice that everything fit without a lot of trouble. And if you finish the Cobra you may have even more room.

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    my only "real" Cobra is a 428 SCJ engine
    It was in the 60's today which made it a perfect day to work on a '60. Tach is mounted, oil changed and a lot of cleaning. You can see though the glass now.

    The BOSS surprised me. She said "Set your price and lets start using this one again." I think the integrity of this old beast has her thinking about how hard it is to find solid stuff from the 60's. She said she really liked diving it when it was her daily.
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    Woooohooooo!

    Great if you'll be able to keep it and continue to use and enjoy restoring it.

    As you mentioned these kinds of cars are sought after and they simply dont come around so much anymore.
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    my only "real" Cobra is a 428 SCJ engine
    Got a call today, my friend who bought the step sided decided to take the Cadillac too

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    Congratulations Kerry ... looking forward to your GT40 Build
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    Another deadline not met ... so it will just get done sometime soon


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    Kerry, that is great and I too am looking forward to your GT-40 build.

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    my only "real" Cobra is a 428 SCJ engine
    Still need to move few more...
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    Kerry,

    That is a sharp looking truck and you should have no trouble selling it.



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    my only "real" Cobra is a 428 SCJ engine
    Besides the "little" truck one of the biguns should go too.
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    my only "real" Cobra is a 428 SCJ engine
    I like the night view.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry View Post
    Besides the "little" truck one of the biguns should go too.
    This is one case where I like the biguns.

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    Kerry, you have quite the eclectic car collection ! Pretty cool stuff. Has that odometer on the '60 already made one revolution ? I too am looking forward to that GT40 project.

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    My gas gauge must not work. His shows F while mine always seems to be stuck on E.

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    my only "real" Cobra is a 428 SCJ engine
    I like the green glow for the tach and decided to see how it looks with the factory gauges in green too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shootnride View Post
    Kerry, you have quite the eclectic car collection ! Pretty cool stuff. Has that odometer on the '60 already made one revolution ? I too am looking forward to that GT40 project.

    Ted
    The car showed about 90K when we got it. Looking at the pedal pads my guess is 102K not 202K or 302K. I know I will kick myself for letting this one go. My Dad had two '60s when I was a kid. I just found the receipt for one he bought in 1968. He turned a four door sedan into an El Camino. I used to sit in the garage and watch him work on it Saturdays and Sundays. When he let me help with something I felt very proud. Good times.

    Bikes or cars, if it has wheels, I like it.

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    A friend of a friend called today. Looks like the Biscayne is heading off to a new home next Saturday. Gonna miss it.

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