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post #46 of 50 (permalink) Old 07-17-2019, 07:56 PM
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So friggin jealous! My 68 is not yet all put back together, so I brought the cobra to my first ever autocross on Sunday. Got to the spot prior to the staging area, and a plastic heater elbow broke, coolant everywhere! Had to get out of line, and rerouted the hoses to bypass the heater. Then chased an overheating problem, which I think is related to the fan switch (not coming on). Never got to run.

Gonna try again in a few weeks.
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I'm sure they wish it was. 90 plus temp and the humidity wasn't far off and they didn't even have a fan running in it! Personally if I were stuck in it all day I'd bring my own generator and fan if necessary!
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So friggin jealous! My 68 is not yet all put back together, so I brought the cobra to my first ever autocross on Sunday. Got to the spot prior to the staging area, and a plastic heater elbow broke, coolant everywhere! Had to get out of line, and rerouted the hoses to bypass the heater. Then chased an overheating problem, which I think is related to the fan switch (not coming on). Never got to run. Gonna try again in a few weeks.

You get points for trying! Hang in there and get that mustang out there, as long as it starts, stops and turns without leaving parts (or coolant) on the track, its ready!
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You get points for trying! Hang in there and get that mustang out there, as long as it starts, stops and turns without leaving parts (or coolant) on the track, its ready!
The tech guy might question your battery hold down if it's not that great and you're to cheap to fix it in it's original location . before it goes to the trunk


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Thanks! Stang is almost there. New headlight harness is pretty much in, checked all the functions yesterday. All good. Need to reinstall the valance and do a quick alignment now that the new control arms, etc are in. Then should be ready to run on my skinny 195s!

Gonna try to hit up Thompson for a Trackcross next Saturday with the cobra. Keeping the heater bypassed, and fully washed out the engine bay and footboxes. Just like an FJ Cruiser, cobra now has some drain holes!

I think (and hope) my fan issue was simply that I didn’t have the rheostat (?) dialed in, the fan never came on, and it overheated. I think it was set too high. I tweaked it today, and let it run for a while. No puking in 100 degree weather, so we’ll see. Hopefully the elbow breaking and the overheating are mutually exclusive!

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