Lockdown Projects

Craig Smith

Member
... and the other Smith brother is entertaining the current debate: should I upgrade this to a small block Ford?


I've also got a new toy in the garage called a "vapor blaster". Think of it like a sandblast cabinet, yet this one is powered with water. I've currently got it loaded with 25 lb. of aluminum oxide, also have glass bead for a finer finish. More info can be found at: http://vaporhoningtechnologies.com/

If you have parts that need to be seriously cleaned, I've got a CACC family discount O0
 

hbeck

Contributing Member
The big project: Continued working the fit for the hood. I have to move on to the hard part soon, welding in the side walls to the nostril opening and extending the center section down to the bottom of the radiator.
Picture here is the latest fit up on the car. The hood is still a little out of correct shape, more tweaking is required. It's still pretty rough and I may need to do another. Patience and practice is the name of the game.

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hbeck

Contributing Member
The other weekly project Marti and I have been working at the food bank one day a week.
Our family project,

We had been working with a lot of other people on Fridays but we told the manager, Amy, we didn't want to work with so many people during the Wuhan virus. All of s were doing the prep work on Fridays and distribution on Saturdays.

We suggested we come in on Mondays by ourselves and do a prescribed amount of unloading cartons of canned food and packing bags for the distribution on Saturdays. She liked the idea, Now different couples come in each day and do all the prep work for distributions on Saturdays.

The number of people coming has been increasing every week. We are averaging close to two hundred families each Saturday. We had stopped getting fresh vegetables and fruit a couple of weeks ago and the packages of frozen chicken has stopped coming in. The demand has become so great in all the communities, it was beginning to disturb me. There are food banks all over the city trying to keep people afloat. This past week looked to be the worst. No fruit, vegies, bread or fresh meat. I figured somethings got to give.

I guess God was watching out, late in the week some other stuff showed up:
Every family received the prepack bag of groceries canned goods, cooking oil, pasta and rice, cereal, juice and coconut milk.
Every family received venison that Fairfax County had donated later in the week from the urban dear hunt to cull the dear population in the county.
Also, each family received a loaf of bread, apples and oranges and a block of cheese from I don't know where, but they showed up.
The process starts all over again next week.
Good thing there is a God and we live in the land of plenty the USA.
Hope this virus ends sooner than soon.

Hope you are all safe,
Howard
 

Don Schlusemeyer

Contributing Member
Member
Finally had the headers and side-pipes ceramic coated but, my other Cobra related projects have not been accomplished due to work. Construction has been an essential industry and it has not slowed at all. When I built this car 17 years ago (hard to believe) I didn't get around to putting power steering on it. That is one of the non-started projects along with thinking of changing to an EFI stack intake system.Cobra 5-10-20.jpg
 

Scott Harrison

"Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional"
Staff member
Contributing Member
Member
Despite my good intentions, I was unsuccessful in getting any pyrotechnics upon the first startup of the 351. I have to admit it took me much longer than I expected to get this running. What Kevin "Ripoff" Moses failed to tell me when he sold me this "virtually new" engine, was that BOTH the fuel pump and the distributor were "non-starters".

First Crank:


Second Crank & Start:
 

jkobra

Crop Duster/FUMES
Contributing Member
Despite my good intentions, I was unsuccessful in getting any pyrotechnics upon the first startup of the 351. I have to admit it took me much longer than I expected to get this running. What Kevin "Ripoff" Moses failed to tell me when he sold me this "virtually new" engine, was that BOTH the fuel pump and the distributor were "non-starters".

First Crank:


Second Crank & Start:
WOW !!
We have a real youtube star among us !
 
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