Progress Thread 95 2-Top Cobra Build Thread- First Drive out

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Both seats in and a test drive, definitely ran cooler with the coolant flush and 180 thermostat.
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Here’s the day I’ve been waiting for for almost two years. Today I take the driving test for my license to finally be able to drive the cobra whenever. Very exciting day to say the least. 16 years down!
 

95BlueStallion

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Good luck man. Should be easy peasy for ya.

Also, your car looks really good all cleaned up. You’re a lucky dude to have that ride as a 16 year old. Keep taking care of it and hold onto it even when the itch for something new comes around. I (and most car guys) regret selling my high school hot rod.
 
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wonder how much it would cost to ship you a pair
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I will add that I have met this kid in person, he has worked hard and deserves to ride in style, his dad is pretty cool too!
bTW are you still sleeping in that jacket I gave you?
 

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Congratulations, you take'n the test in the cobra?
Unfortunately not, I had the door all apart for speakers and window alignment and wasn’t quite presentable. Took and passed the test in a MB E300. What jacket are you referring to btw?
 

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Good luck man. Should be easy peasy for ya.

Also, your car looks really good all cleaned up. You’re a lucky dude to have that ride as a 16 year old. Keep taking care of it and hold onto it even when the itch for something new comes around. I (and most car guys) regret selling my high school hot rod.
Appreciate the kind words. I am beyond blessed to have this vehicle, no plans on ever selling it.
 

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Took the Cobra out to get some gas and to drive to practice after getting the speakers and door panels in. Turned lots of heads and was an absolute dream to drive, it surpassed my expectations on how fun it is to drive.
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I know these are controversial but I couldn’t stand the tucked in rear look. I picked up a pair of hubcentric wheel spacers to bring it out almost flush with the fender, will look perfect once the B springs are in
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It’ll have to do until I can get some real meat out back and not these pitiful 245’s. I’m quite happy with the subtle improvements
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95BlueStallion

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I would have done the exact same thing. I cannot stand the tucked look on the back of SNs.

Double check the torque on them after 30-40 miles, like you would new wheels. And with that I would leave it alone and enjoy having those stock wheels on the car. Keeps the clean original vibe alive. Plus, it’s easier on the clutch to do donuts and burnouts on 245s than wider tires.
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