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by mooreken
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Cobra stuff
Topic: Motor saga
Replies: 15
Views: 228

Re: Motor saga

He is on 103rd St next to the go kart track.
by mooreken
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Cobra stuff
Topic: Motor saga
Replies: 15
Views: 228

Re: Motor saga

Horsepower by Hedrick
Mark Hedrick

He has a nice shop. The machine shop reminded me of the airplane engine shop my father worked at. Spotlessly clean.
He also has an engine dyno that I wish I had spare money to play with again. That was a fun day.
by mooreken
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Cobra stuff
Topic: Motor saga
Replies: 15
Views: 228

Re: Motor saga

I was a little lazy this weekend and didn't finish the motor assembly, but I got the hard part done. Heads all torqued and the valves run. I took the time to CC relitive parts and ran the compression numbers. I don't know how much cutting was needed to true the heads the chamber is now only 60cc's I...
by mooreken
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Cobra stuff
Topic: Motor saga
Replies: 15
Views: 228

Re: Motor saga

Here's the update on my head repair. Only one guide broke during the bronze bushing upgrade. So with that one and the well worn guide only two had to be replaced. The valve seat pressure is now at 140lbs instead of the 75lbs that the flat tapped springs had that Comp cam had sent me. And a freash va...
by mooreken
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Cobra stuff
Topic: Motor saga
Replies: 15
Views: 228

Re: Motor saga

Thanks both of you for the input. It has been a tough decision. Ultimately it comes down to budget. I have put a lot of $$ in the motor as a whole these last few months with Accusump, roadrace pan, balancer, and a few other upgrades. On the fixed income play toy budget I having to look at the dollar...
by mooreken
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Cobra stuff
Topic: Motor saga
Replies: 15
Views: 228

Re: Motor saga

Well just to keep the story going. I have sort of fit my cylinder head issue into a figurative box. I got a reasonable good price when I bought them used on ebay. I don't remember exactly the price but I think it was around $500 for the pair. Not bad for aluminum 2.02 int. valve heads that had the s...
by mooreken
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Cobra stuff
Topic: Motor saga
Replies: 15
Views: 228

Re: Motor saga

As they say I feel your pain. The longer shocks will not matter unless they bottom out during normal travel at your previous ride height. They might have an o-ring on the shaft to indicate travel. If not a small thin zip tie can be used. If so the only solution is to raise the ride hight or stronger...
by mooreken
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Cobra stuff
Topic: Motor saga
Replies: 15
Views: 228

Motor saga

Well its been too quite here on the forum. As I was driving in the Reptile roundup cruise I had a fair amount of smoke coming out of my right side pipe. As I had just changed the oil pan to a road race type, I was hoping that maybe I had just over filled it. So as the saying goes I was whistling pas...
by mooreken
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Cobra stuff
Topic: The King's Head British Pub car show
Replies: 0
Views: 98

The King's Head British Pub car show

Do to my connection with my brothers Triumph TR250 and the fact that I was out driving around in my Cobra I stopped by to see the Triumph Club of North Florida show. The parking lot was closed for the show but I got lucky and someone was pulling out right near the entrance outside of the parking lot...
by mooreken
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Cobra stuff
Topic: I found the rattle
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: I found the rattle

Thanks...that is what I have replaced it with. This was the second failure I had with this brand in the last 6 months. The first one only slipped. Made the timing lines go all wacky.