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InfamousSVT
09-13-2005, 11:01 PM
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Well, as some of you already know. I didn't have the car at the Winston-Salem show due to the KB taking a crap on me the night before. Ronnie (Scream Machine) was nice enough to come all the way back to Gastonia, NC to pick up my car with his trailor after being in Charlotte and driving all the way to his house in W. Columbia, SC and then back to get my car!

(Pictures quoted from another site for reference only)
The above pictures show what went out on the KB, which was a spidergear (coupler) It's a $20 piece that you can purchase direct from KB and it's simple to replace. The purpose of the spidergear is to cushion the area between the blower snout and the housing so that it isn't metal on metal. This also cuts down on heat transfer. They're two ways this can be thrashed: (1) Not having enough oil in the KB (2) Having too much oil in the KB. Well, the syptoms are oil coming out of the snout and a loud knocking noise when it is completely gone! I purchased the blower used and it from the get go had a small amount of oil coming from the snout every now and then. Well it finally went and Ronnie replaced it and got me all fixed up!

Ronnie also built and installed my Solid axle for the car! :D Pro Locker, 3.73 gears, Moser 31 spline axles, TA girdle, Steeda HD uppers, Steeda "weight jacker" lowers, H&R rear springs, Kenny Brown Rear shock tower brace, etc....
Also, had him build me a strut tower brace while he had it and do a couple custom things to it so that I'm different from the rest of the Comp Orange Coupes driving around :thumbsup:

Sorry for the long post, but just thought you might want to know! I highly recommend Scream Machine Customs for any and all work! ;)

ausie
09-14-2005, 06:50 AM
I do recall seeing an oil expansion tank for the KB unit. not exactly sure where I saw it though but it does exist. Perhaps that would help to prevent oil loss from heat expansion.

Paratrooper82d
09-14-2005, 09:50 AM
Seen the car yesterday first hand. Looks really good. Ronnie, you do some awesome work my friend.

Cobra4me
09-14-2005, 12:20 PM
glad all is repaired and the axle is in, hope to see the car soon.Are you still looking to get the fr500 wheels?

InfamousSVT
09-14-2005, 08:49 PM
Yeah, still going to get the FR500's in black. I won't have them on for the Autofair this weekend, but they will be on before the end of the year :D

97whitevert
09-14-2005, 08:53 PM
i knew it would be done!!!! oh ye of little faith...... :rolleyes:

InfamousSVT
09-15-2005, 09:23 PM
i knew it would be done!!!! oh ye of little faith...... :rolleyes:
I had faith that Ronnie would get the car finished and it would all be great! I just didn't know if I could drive it without breaking something else :D

Buying a Cobra $34,000

Putting a KB and Solid axle in it $6,000

Being able to cruise at 50mph and break the tires loose PRICELESS :thumbsup:

Dave B.
09-15-2005, 11:50 PM
Tell me something,,you talk and others talk about putting a solid axle in a sports car that comes with an Independent rear suspension,,

Why do you feel Fords Special Vehicle team used an IRS in the 03 -04 Cobra ?? if guys were going to then come along and put in an older design rear axle??

InfamousSVT
09-16-2005, 12:05 AM
I had no issues with the IRS in my car. The car handled great and road wonderful on the street.

I actually spent around $1300 in bushings, supports, labor etc.... to try to stiffen up the rear-end and make sure that it wouldn't wheel hop.
After spending this amount of money, I figured I'd just keep the IRS and just upgrade the half-shafts and deal with the wheel hop.
I hadn't planned on doing the solid axle swap, but I've talked to a few people about it and one day I just had an offer for my IRS that I didn't want to refuse!

IMO, I think the Solid axle is the way to go in a sports car that will be drag raced. A solid axle car set-up right, can handle and ride just as good as the IRS cars!
If I were to track race much I probably would have opted to keep the IRS and just beef it up for the once in a while strip use, but I drag race more then I will ever run the track!

My car handles just fine with the solid axle and I've only got around $1500 into it, with all brand new parts. The only thing that was used is the housing. Plus I saved my car around 125lbs. :)


This is just my opinion. I see nothing wrong with the IRS, but I have a built solid axle that will not give me wheel hop that cost the same as the level 5 half-shafts alone (this doesn't even include the bushings etc..)

flynfink
09-16-2005, 07:13 AM
IMO, I think the Solid axle is the way to go in a sports car that will be drag raced. A solid axle car set-up right, can handle and ride just as good as the IRS cars!
If I were to track race much I probably would have opted to keep the IRS and just beef it up for the once in a while strip use, but I drag race more then I will ever run the track..)
Well said, except for one thing, Mustangs are muscle cars, not sports cars. By definition, sports cars are two seaters.

Jason.Looking forward to seeing the car at AF

blk04cobra1
09-16-2005, 09:08 AM
I'd have to agree here as well...all though I did just spend $1600 on the level 5 halfshafts b/c I heard the solid doesnt ride as well...I think it's personal opinion as well...besides, it's all trial and error with these cars and when you find something you like, you stick with it :thumbsup: