98 Cobra Family Cruiser

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Adapter plate is now mounted. Had to get some M6x1.0x30mm (I think 30mm) allen head screws to mount the plate. There is one hole on the passenger side where the gasket goes over the hole. I trimmed the head of the allen bolt down to clear and added rtv all the way around the bolt as well. Don't want a vacuum leak there. All the rest of the bolt holes are either entirely inside or outside the rail of the gasket where the upper lid will mount.

I also learned you apparently can't run the Vortech coolant crossover pipe with Fore rails. So if anyone is interested I will have a Vortech coolant crossover for sale :)
 

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You could still run that pipe with the rails with some nifty adapters. Jiffy Tite fittings can solve this problem, potentially. I run them in a few places on my car, saved my ass in certain cases too.
 
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You could still run that pipe with the rails with some nifty adapters. Jiffy Tite fittings can solve this problem, potentially. I run them in a few places on my car, saved my ass in certain cases too.

I thought about that and found some super tight 90 degree fittings, but I just wasn't a big fan of that setup. I went ahead and ordered up a coolant crossover delete. Should clean things up a lot in several areas.
 
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Nothing super exciting going on at the moment, but just tying up the tedious odds and ends to get this thing fired up. Working on the fuel system now and adapting the stock hard fuel lines to -6 AN braided PTFE line using Fore rails and FPR. The Mach 1 intake manifold does not work with the stock 98 fuel rail and the 99+ rails don't have a return line so had to go this route unless I wanted to cut up the stock rail.

1/4" for the return and 5/16" feed push lock adapters by Russell:
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Adapter plate, upper lid and fuel rails permanently mounted. Going to run the stock 24lb injectors for the time being:
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I have done a piss poor job keeping this thread updated, but the car is now all back together. Except it won't run :)

See thread below for the issues I'm having:
sn95forums.com/threads/98-cobra-starts-but-dies-immediately-help-needed.79255/
 
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Been a long time since I updated this. Did a few cosmetic things to the car this year and really just drove it and enjoyed it. It is a perfect cars and coffee cruiser which is what I wanted.

-Added some custom powder coated 18x9 / 18x11 TruForged Victory 3 piece wheels with 335 R88R's out back
-Went to a 2003 Cobra T-56 with a Stifflers cross member and MGW shifter
-LSB Customs Carbon GT350 style spoiler

Have several plans for the car over the winter also. Snagged an On3 Gen 2 turbo kit as well as a Fore fuel system with an 03/04 Cobra fuel tank. It will be a twin pump setup.

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