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1979 Cobra 302 auto

Discussion in 'Members Build-Up Projects' started by broncojunkie, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. broncojunkie

    broncojunkie Active Member

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    I got rid of my 1970 coupe to make room for amother project fox. A 79 cobra. It appears to be all original, other than wheels and an aftermarket cassette player. It didn't run and has been stored under a tarp. State inspection shows it was last on the road in 2000. There is a lot of surface rust on the top surfaces, but repairable. The only real rust i have found is the rear hatch (I already have a good replacement) and the very bottom of the radiator core support, which will need replaced. Shock towers, frame, floor pans, torque boxes and even the fuel tank are clean.

    The driver's seat is trashed, but the rest appear to be fine. I was able to find some nos material to have the one seat recovered.

    I filled the crankcase completely full of diesel and let it sit for a week or so, while my hand was healing from a nasty dog bite. Once I regained use of my hand, I was able to turn it over freely. A buddy came over and we tinkered with it. Rebuilt the original 2 barrel carb, did an extensive tune-up, replaced battery and cables, and she fired up. Not running great, but I suspect some vacuum leaks and ground issues. It was pretty crusty under the hood.

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  2. FoxBodyMustangs

    FoxBodyMustangs Administrator Staff Member

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    keep them pics coming.. going to be an awesome build
     
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  3. broncojunkie

    broncojunkie Active Member

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    All of my builds would be better if I had more time! But thanks! This one is going to be left pretty much stock, for now.
     
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