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Celerity's Cobra

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by Celerity, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    I finally received it !
     

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  2. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Plans:

    Swap in the 302 I have in the garage (1974 with 20k miles on it). Later upgrade carb, cam, heads. Install Hooker header set on it (I have two complete sets of these, ceramic coated)
    Renew interior. New pile carpet ($100), some floor touch up (There are no holes, but I'm going to address the paint seals). High-back seats, ala Porsche 911 or second gen F-body. Ripping out gauges and panel, start from scratch custom (Lenovo tablet, Autometer gauges, no radio. CB and stainless finish)
    I'm going to install the Mugen steering wheel. Don't hate.

    Then onto some odds-n-ends on the electrical, HID lights (Already have) power windows (Already have) LED taillights, stripped bumpers.

    Complete track-worthy MII front end, $1200 in show chrome. KYB struts (Purchased)
    Fender flares to accomodate larger wheels (Looking at 18", deep dish offsets)
    The front end converts the lug pattern to 5 lug. The rear conversion will as well.

    Oh, and paint. Me and my bodyshop have agreed on gloss black with two matte black racing stripes, Cobra pattern.
     
  3. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Inspirational photos
     

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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    Love it Steve.
     
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    I fuckin hate those things, but if it turns out anything like your inspiration you might make a believer outa me.

    Since your swappin heads eventually, have you ever thought of buildin a Clevor motor? They seem to make good power with 2 barrel heads, which are a dime a dozen.
     
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    Magana559 The Warden

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    interesting, I would like to see what you do to it.
     
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    Looks like a fun project. I am in for the read.
     
  9. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure exactly where I'm going with this. My original intent was the 289 K-Code, but this package came with a TON of spares (An entire spare car, disassembled and catalogued) One of the things it came with was a 302 from a 74 Comet, with documented 20k miles. The motor is mint (I have some pics on my FB).

    I understand that the V6 under the hood now does run, but I don't really care because I don't feel like investing even a dime in an 80 hp V6. So I'm going to just get the 302 completed and use it for awhile, while I build enough knowledge to know what I actually (really) want.
     
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    A K-code would be awesome, but theres nothin wrong with ditchin that 6 for the 302 lol.

    Thats cool that it came with a parts car. In the pics it doesnt look like it needs very much though.
     
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    Nice monster truck integra in the background. I am not a fan of the car but interested in the build.
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I had 3 blow-outs in a week last year. Had to get whatever tires I could find / afford at the time. The rear tires fill the fender to the point that one's hand can't fit in the gap. I can't carry passengers. In fact, I rub with a full tank of gas.

    Don't care.:spin:

    The driver's door is a bit crunched up, so I have a replacement for that too. The thing that bothers me is that the parts car is pale yellow too. Who the hell paints a Cobra flesh / pale yellow ?

    I've got 6 complete dashboards in the pile too. I'm going to butcher one up for the gauges and keep another as a spare. I'm also butchering one of the center consoles to be a roof center console.

    I also have 4 complete taillights / rear fascias. I wonder if I should play around there too.
     
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    Lol, just build an entire sheet metal interior. It would be way cooler.

    Because racecar.
     
  14. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    Kind of reminds me of the malibu from Drive.

    If it goes fast, then cool man.
     
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    just done one of those last summer at my uncles shop. restored it to back with the snake on the hood and all, bitch had a lot of hidden rust but it came out great.
     
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    The Snake hood one is the King Cobra, 77 and 78. Some in 79 too, as I recall.

    This is the two stripe one. I've been working on this thing every minute that I'm not working my job (Which hasn't been enough at all)

    No wait, I meant to say I do work too much. Work from 7 am till 10pm everynight this week. But I'm getting more and more done. Just picked up an edelbrock performer manifold (Free), got the H9 headlights out of the inventory, and can get away with just the 4" dropped spindles in my next pay cycle.

    I have to track down an AC bracket for the 302 now. That'll be fun.

    Oh, and I am on the prowl for a Edelbrock 650 carb. Wrenching like this has got me really tired again - it's a good feeling to be back at the tools.
     
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    I cant argue with the free Performer intake, but please reconsider the 650.
     
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    and another thing you dont see this year fixed up to much, so just for that alone i like it.
     
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    I may actually have one of these laying around, i will try to find it either today or tommorow
     
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    OOO sweet.. Lemme know what else you might have that you wanna get rid of / sell.

    And Newb: Why am I reconsidering the 650 ?
     
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