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2Blue2

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I worry about the rubber, so close to the exhaust and so few friends.
 
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Enzio

Dang it. I was hoping mine would get 3 more inches
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I worry about the rubber, so close to the exhaust and so few friends.
Good point! I could use some gasket material but I can't think of how to protect the hydraulic lines from wearing on the edge of the hole without taking apart the line and feeding it through a chase nipple. Then re-bleeding. Ideas? I'm still waiting on some parts so I'll take time to see what I can find.
 

extra_stout

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This must not be water tight. On my 66 I even had no cover or something, it was just open. No problems with that.
Will the sheet metal bolt nicely to the bellhousing, if you leave the rubber away?
Regarding the wear on the hydraulic lines at the hole: cut up a piece (2-3 inch length) of rubber hose in length direction and fix it with a hose clamp to both hydraulic lines.
 
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Enzio

Dang it. I was hoping mine would get 3 more inches
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This must not be water tight. On my 66 I even had no cover or something, it was just open. No problems on car that barley sees rain.
Will it hold nice, if you just bolt the sheet metal to it and leave the rubber away?
I'm working on it. Heading to the hardware store.
 

extra_stout

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Just edited my post and added following:
Regarding the wear on the hydraulic lines at the hole: cut up a piece (2-3 inch length) of rubber hose in length direction and fix it with a hose clamp to both hydraulic lines.
 
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Enzio

Dang it. I was hoping mine would get 3 more inches
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Well I think this will work much better.
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Now on to the next item. But! It's beer time. Happy Memorial Day.
 
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Enzio

Dang it. I was hoping mine would get 3 more inches
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I'm done fixing old nagging problems! A little more cleaning and then a new master brake cylinder, rebleed, and I'm good to go. Tried some seat belt replacements but they weren't going to fit under the hatch window. Maybe that's why they went with two retractors...no room!
Today I decided that the driver seat was always a power seat and as long as I had it out I'd thought I'd look at what it would take to make the lumbar support. Searched the internet for electrical drawings for 2003 seats and after looking at them I went to work.
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I'm smiling cause I've now got lumbar full adjustment on the Cobra II.
 
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extra_stout

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I (we?) want to see more pictures of the seats in the car! :)
It is nice how the MustangII rails fit onto the sn95 seats, as you described already in a previous post.
 

extra_stout

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Tried some seat belt replacements but they weren't going to fit under the hatch window. Maybe that's why they went with two retractors...no room!
I have fixed hatch windows, this is why I could use them. But I cut up the side panel near the window to make a new opening for the belt. I don't think it has to do with the room available.
The universal fit retractors (like in the picture below) have the "outlet" of the retractor is in the same plane as the mounting hole. What is needed is a rectractor "outlet" that is on the other side.
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Perhaps @MustangIIMatt has some more info on the retractors he was using...
 

Enzio

Dang it. I was hoping mine would get 3 more inches
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Today I bench bled a new master cylinder. Removed the old, installed the new, and re-bled the system. Got everything to the no leak point and took it for a spin for a couple of reasons. To check hoses on a 95 degree day and to see how the brakes feel. Drove about a mile and got back to the house. The brakes felt good the whole way. Temp stayed right in the middle all the way. The idle was set too high so I dropped it down. Man does it sound good. While turning the idle down I noticed there was brake fluid under the MC? The fittings were dry. Pulled it back in the garage and it seems there is brake fluid spouting out of the top? Do any of you guys know what could be causing this?
 

Enzio

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But I cut up the side panel near the window to make a new opening for the belt. I don't think it has to do with the room available.


Yes. That is the problem. I'm not going to cut up my panels. I'd love to get rid of the lower retractors but not by cutting up my car. I'll get you some pictures of the seats.
 

LILCBRA

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Today I bench bled a new master cylinder. Removed the old, installed the new, and re-bled the system. Got everything to the no leak point and took it for a spin for a couple of reasons. To check hoses on a 95 degree day and to see how the brakes feel. Drove about a mile and got back to the house. The brakes felt good the whole way. Temp stayed right in the middle all the way. The idle was set too high so I dropped it down. Man does it sound good. While turning the idle down I noticed there was brake fluid under the MC? The fittings were dry. Pulled it back in the garage and it seems there is brake fluid spouting out of the top? Do any of you guys know what could be causing this?
The only thing I can think of is if your cap's seal isn't sealing and allowing fluid to flow past. As to why it would be pressurized enough to be able to do that, I really couldn't offer an explanation although it seems I remember seeing that happen before with no cap on the master cylinder. :shrug:
 
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Enzio

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I spent a little time on the internet and think it's the cap. I'll check it out tomorrow and hope that's all it is. So Thank You for confirming my suspicions.
 
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Enzio

Dang it. I was hoping mine would get 3 more inches
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@extra_stout. Here's some pictures of the seats. The cover on the spring had to come off as there was not enough room with the lower seat belt retractor. IMG_3309.JPG IMG_3310.JPG IMG_3311.JPG IMG_3312.JPG
 
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Enzio

Dang it. I was hoping mine would get 3 more inches
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The only thing I can think of is if your cap's seal isn't sealing and allowing fluid to flow past. As to why it would be pressurized enough to be able to do that, I really couldn't offer an explanation although it seems I remember seeing that happen before with no cap on the master cylinder. :shrug:
I think so too. Yesterday I looked all over for a cap. No luck, but I found a new gasket. I cleaned up the cap as best as I could and installed the gasket and put it on. Drove it today and the leak is still there but only a little. I'll put some more pressure on the hold down clamp and see it that takes care of the problem.
Started installing the door panels and it just plain got too hot to work on it any more so I took my buddy out for a ride. He was grinning.
 
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Enzio

Dang it. I was hoping mine would get 3 more inches
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I've been working diligently on the cobra ii since April 15 almost every day. I've still got a little brake fluid coming out of the master cylinder which I'm determined to overcome. Took it out for a spin over to Wisconsin and back yesterday and then started washing it for the first time.

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Then I spent the entire late afternoon and evening waxing the first coat. Caught the sunset on the hood.
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