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    Heh ... it can't be a Chevy. I understand from my friend Nomad that Chevy owners don't have "big bulges"
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    Another deadline not met ... so it will just get done sometime soon


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    True statement Carl.

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    Excuse the blur.
    Heat shields done in a snake skin design. Maybe not very practical or effective, but it is unique.

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    Discreet-ish wing fitted to the boot/trunk lid.





    And flush mounted tail lights.




    And modern headlights and indicators.
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    Nice pictures "Q". Thanks for posting them.

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    Hood latch alternative...


    Neat radiator enclosure.


    Alternative bonnet/hood shock mount, placing no stress onto the fibre glass, thus no chance of possible hood deformation due to a high pressure point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron77 View Post
    Nice pictures "Q". Thanks for posting them.

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    Any time Ron. I like sharing...

    ... Cobra related info...

    ... for those that might have wondered onto another topic. ;)
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    Not sure Nomad, but I think "Q" is referring to us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverback View Post
    Not sure Nomad, but I think "Q" is referring to us.
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    Sorry.

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    "Q",

    A question about that hood. I like having the props on both sides but at the bottom like that doesn't it put a lot of strain on the hood and pistons with all of the rest of the hood up in the air? I have never seen one with the props at the bottom like that before.

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    Ron,

    Good point. These cylinders look a whole lot beefier than the ones that come from FFR; probably exerting a lot more pressure on the lower hood mount.

    Am putting rods on both sides for the reasons you indicated.
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    Kit Arrived: 10/25/2012
    Build Started: 4/8/2013
    Rolling Chassis and Engine/Transmission Installation: 8/23/2015
    Go Kart: 3/26/2016

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


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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlewms View Post
    Ron,

    Good point. These cylinders look a whole lot beefier than the ones that come from FFR; probably exerting a lot more pressure on the lower hood mount.

    Am putting rods on both sides for the reasons you indicated.
    "...but at the bottom like that doesn't it put a lot of strain on the hood and pistons with all of the rest of the hood up in the air?"



    As the pistons don't mount directly to the hood, I don't think they can be exerting pressure directly onto the hood, but the weight of the hood up in the air, with the low piston mount, it most probably could.
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    From an engineering standpoint I do not see any issues with it.

    The gas struts and brackets need to be stronger, but it looks to me like he has that covered.

    And think of the hood as being one section of a cantilevered draw bridge. If it was a constant thickness, then there would be an issue. However it's got stiffening ribs around the entire perimeter so it will not flex.

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    Posting this here from a post made by Carl to keep "customized" Cobra images in one thread...




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    While I can understand the need, and I know my dermatologist would agree, I don't see myself having a top like that.

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    Here is a nice looking interior ...

    From the Olde Goat Garage

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    347 Stroker with EFI, SA T5, IRS
    Kit Arrived: 10/25/2012
    Build Started: 4/8/2013
    Rolling Chassis and Engine/Transmission Installation: 8/23/2015
    Go Kart: 3/26/2016

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


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    Nice, but too fancy for me.

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    i'm with Silver... to nice for a convertible. Show car . Interior must be black. Dust proof

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    Imagine sitting on those seats on a HOT afternoon?

    You can't.
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