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KugaWestie last won the day on September 16

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About KugaWestie

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    The Face of the Club LOL
  • Birthday August 4

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  • Car Details
    Westield sold
    AC Cobra in build
  • My Location
    Kidlington, Oxfordshire

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  1. KugaWestie

    Cobra 427 Build

    I also cut the front section of shaft off the water pump in front of the pulley. This means it now clears the front chassis rail
  2. KugaWestie

    Cobra 427 Build

    I started sorting out then new alternator position this afternoon. i made up a new mount for it. Normally on the RV8 the alternator is on the driver side of the engine, but to me it looks like there isn't more room on the passenger side, so that's where is it going. So the mount is made and the alternator is on position. Next job is to sort out the adjuster bracket
  3. KugaWestie

    Mazda SDV, Build Number 3

    Bodywork looks alwight that
  4. KugaWestie

    Cobra 427 Build

    My new Denso alternator arrived today. I won't be using the Rover one!
  5. KugaWestie

    Cobra 427 Build

    Original RV8 gearbox mounts arrived today So I dug out the gearbox mount bracket, the rubbers fit on the angled sections I found some exhaust manifold studs that I had spare, so I positioned the bracket and then drilled and tapped the bottom of the chassis tube. I screwed the studs into the chassis and then welded them in. Gearbox mount complete. What it does mean is in future I can just undo the 4 nuts and the gearbox can come out through the bottom of the car easily if the need arises.
  6. KugaWestie

    Cobra 427 Build

    On my travels today I picked up a new oil filter to put on the engine and when the guy handed it over to me in Eurocarparts I was shocked by the size of the box. I spent the rest of the day thinking there isn't enough space for that big,filter and it is going to foul on the chassis. I need not have worried, it fits lovely
  7. KugaWestie

    Cobra 427 Build

    I made up the strengthening gussets tonight for the engine mounts and tacked them into position
  8. KugaWestie

    IVA date 14 of December

    @Chris Brading if you want the car looking over before the big day I am happy to come and have a look for you to see if there is anything you may have missed
  9. KugaWestie

    Cobra 427 Build

    I knocked up the start of the engine mounts tonight. This is work in progress as I still need to add some strengthening gussets before fully welding Once these were done on both sides, I lowered the hoist to let the weight off. The engine is now sat on the mounts which is a nice feeling Once the gussets are done and it's all fully welded I will sort out the gearbox mount. At present the gearbox is supported on a jack.
  10. KugaWestie

    Cobra 427 Build

    Too cosy for my liking
  11. KugaWestie

    Cobra 427 Build

    Ahh that's interesting Jeff, thanks. You are correct, it is an SD1 engine. I might have a look for a P6 pump and shorter crank pulley then
  12. KugaWestie

    Cobra 427 Build

    After lots of tweaking and repositioning I finally got the engine level across the banks, and almost level from front to back. By this point I had taken the Standard intake manifold off and dropped on the Edelbrock manifold
  13. KugaWestie

    Cobra 427 Build

    Gearstick and gearbox position as it currently stands
  14. KugaWestie

    Cobra 427 Build

    And into the chassis. It is a very tight fit which slightly surprised me. There is no way that big old Jag V12 would have gone in there
  15. KugaWestie

    Cobra 427 Build

    Next it was up, up, up..........followed by a twist on the leveller...........down down down

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