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Carl G
04-13-2006, 09:59 PM
Well took my car to our favorite cobra repair place :D and found all kinds of problems. Left control arm broke again and the only thing keeping it in place was a triangle shaped steel reinforcement that was welded to the control arm after the first one broke at TWS at 140 mph, on the stright going into turn one. Ordering Maximum M/S tomorrow to airfreight in by Monday. Also from the Austin cruise when I jumped a curb turning into the parking lot that morning, pushed the K-member brace for convertibles into the Canton oil pan. Also the X pipe is pushed into the tranny housing and the brace is pushed into the header and put a dent into one of the tubes. I did some serious work to the under side of the car. Oh, the throwout bearing is going bad, so we have to replace that also. So I need a stock K member and the brace! Set of control arms and serious work to the exhaust and hopefully be ready next weekend for MSR. If we had not put the car on the rack we would have never known about the control arm so maybe the curb was ment to be. Is'nt that a twist. Go figure. It is good to laugh about it now then be at the track and another arm break. I might not be so lucky again. Just a typical day for me :rotf:

jimmysidecarr
04-13-2006, 10:20 PM
HOLY CRAP!!!



Maybe I'll leave all this junk stock after all :doubt:

Arch Angel
04-13-2006, 10:29 PM
Damn Carl! Sounds like you had some fun with that snake!

97CasperCobra
04-14-2006, 01:44 AM
Damn Carl!!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

I'm so glad you found this now on the rack rather going into the last turn at MSR and ending up into the wall!!!

So are you ordering the FULL Maximum Suspension or just a few parts?? :thumbsup:

Carl G
04-14-2006, 08:42 AM
I already have the M/M coil overs for the front. Will do the rear next. :thumbsup:

Twice Bitten
04-14-2006, 10:25 AM
Left control arm

Firme
04-14-2006, 10:42 AM
I am glad you found out about this before the track event Carl. Those MM control arms will do you right :thumbsup:

as for QA1's :evil: .. back to drag racing with you.. :flush:


Maybe I'll leave all this junk stock after all :doubt:

Just because the QA1's fail under open track use (mind you, they are top notch at saving weight up front for drag racing), don't let that turn you off to all of the suspension aftermarket for these cars. There are some tried and true applications that do well out there :)

Mephisto
04-14-2006, 10:46 AM
Holy ****! Note to self: give Carl plenty of room on the track.

Seriously, does that arm look rusted on the inside?

03 cobra toy
04-14-2006, 10:53 AM
Seriously, does that arm look rusted on the inside?

Yes Sir it is...We think it cracked at TWS :eek:

Carl G
04-14-2006, 12:43 PM
I am glad you found out about this before the track event Carl. Those MM control arms will do you right :thumbsup:

as for QA1's :evil: .. back to drag racing with you.. :flush:



Just because the QA1's fail under open track use (mind you, they are top notch at saving weight up front for drag racing), don't let that turn you off to all of the suspension aftermarket for these cars. There are some tried and true applications that do well out there :)

Good point Edmond, I think theywould be excellent for 1/4 mile just to much stress in the turns and the thin wall tubing just cant take the force.

Levi
04-14-2006, 01:25 PM
Good point Edmond, I think theywould be excellent for 1/4 mile just to much stress in the turns and the thin wall tubing just cant take the force.


You just drive to fast. :D

I think some peeps said that about me too. :rolleyes:


If you’re not tearing up anything, you’re not driving fast enough. :rotf:

97CasperCobra
04-14-2006, 01:39 PM
Yes Sir it is...We think it cracked at TWS :eek:

WOW.....I didn't notice any vibrations while driving the Monster back to Houston. :(

Get the parts....come to MSR and rip it up Carl!!!! :thumbsup:

Levi
04-14-2006, 02:11 PM
HOLY CRAP!!!



Maybe I'll leave all this junk stock after all :doubt:


Nothing wrong with stock, you have proven that with the way you hall ass around the track. :cool:

Carl G
04-14-2006, 03:46 PM
WOW.....I didn't notice any vibrations while driving the Monster back to Houston. :(

Get the parts....come to MSR and rip it up Carl!!!! :thumbsup:



The vibration started after I jumped the curb the moring before we left for Austin. Pushed the brace into the oil pan and the cats up against the tranny housing and also bent one of the long tubes. Plus the throw out bearing was going bad which help add to the problem

93KingCobra
04-14-2006, 07:37 PM
Damn Carl glad you found this out know instead of later.....

Carl G
04-15-2006, 09:47 AM
Update!!!!!!!!! Found a good used K member for half the price of new. Bought the brace at Tommy Vaughn. Ordered the controls arms from Maximum M/S be here monday and delivered the throw out bearing to shop yesterday. Looks like we bo OK for next week. Looking forward to being with you guys next weekend. We hould have lot of fun :thumbsup:

Levi
04-15-2006, 02:36 PM
Update!!!!!!!!! Found a good used K member for half the price of new. Bought the brace at Tommy Vaughn. Ordered the controls arms from Maximum M/S be here monday and delivered the throw out bearing to shop yesterday. Looks like we bo OK for next week. Looking forward to being with you guys next weekend. We hould have lot of fun :thumbsup:

That is good news. :thumbsup: I stopped by to drop off my motor mounts, pan gaskets and took a look at your car for myself. :eek:

We are in good hands with the DMC in our corner. :thumbsup:

03 cobra toy
04-19-2006, 05:58 PM
Done...... :thumbsup:
MM front control arms, Stock k-member go to go :D

Carl G
04-19-2006, 08:05 PM
Well once again someone we know has saved my .........., and got me ready for the track this weekend. The new front end works really well with the M/M control arms. It has a nice firm ride up front. The really good news is the car with the exhaust fixed and set up properly makes the car idle a lot better and sounds sweet. It really seems to run better. Thanks again to our cobra/volks repair shop and the fine people who work there. :thumbsup: Now it time to rock and roll this weekend. :D

Levi
04-20-2006, 10:26 AM
Excellent, glad to hear it's rolling. :thumbsup:

Mephisto
04-20-2006, 09:35 PM
Just so I would feel a bit better this weekend, I went to a local shop and had a new custom fit covertable K-Brace made. It fits very well around the Canton pan, so no spacers are needed.

The car is crazy firm with this brace and the door bars installed.

No camera at the shop, so no pictures, Im afraid.

97CasperCobra
04-20-2006, 10:06 PM
Just so I would feel a bit better this weekend, I went to a local shop and had a new custom fit covertable K-Brace made. It fits very well around the Canton pan, so no spacers are needed.

VERY nice Henry!!! :thumbsup:

Does the MM K-member brace not fit well over the Canton oil pan or did you just want to get it installed before the track event??? :dunno: