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95cobraR
05-06-2003, 07:20 PM
Thanks to all the SCCA workers that allow us to spend our retirement money tearing up our Cobras. You are the BEST!

Cobra-R
05-06-2003, 11:01 PM
Looks great, those cars are still amazing 35 years after the fact. What have you all done to it, and how does it compare handling wise to the newer Mustangs?:thumbsup:



Brian

racercosmo
05-07-2003, 04:56 AM
I agree wholeheartedly. Some people complain about the politics involved with SCCA, I can agree with that part too. One thing that cannot be argued however, is how fluidly the events run. Everybody has a place, they know what their place is, and they are in their respective places. I feel very secure that if a problem arises, possibly life threatening, somebody will know what to do and be there to do it.
Thank you very much SCCA volunteers.

95cobraR
05-07-2003, 08:42 AM
Yea, the politics with the "higher ups" at SCCA sometimes make you wonder what they are smoking. But, the ladies and gentlemen that stay on the corners and in the pits through rain and cold wind for sometimes 14 hours a day are heros. I've seen them dive in a burning car without a hesitation.

The '65 Mustang is run regularly in Historic Sportscar Racing (HSRrace.com). It is mostly just as they ran them in the first year of Trans-Am in 1966 (where Mustangs won their first, of many, championships).

It is a 289 with the good steel crank, good rods, lumpy cam, ported big value heads (from a 351, but don't tell), Holley double pumper, close ratio toploader, and 8" rear diff w/ 3:89 gears for all tracks except Daytona (3:25). Full length headers and open exhaust. Period correct Kelsey-Hayes front disks and drum rear brakes. Stock modified suspension with adj. Koni shocks.

It has a huge oil cooler and big aluminum radiator to keep it cool. We run Hoosier bias belted tires. You have to slid it to make it fast.

My almost stock '94 Cobra can run equal times at any track. The old Mustangs handle like my Ford truck. They do not stop very well. But they are fun as hell to drive fast. If the '65 had the Cobra brakes and the Cobra rack and pinion steering it would smoke 'em all (but that ain't vintage).

Doc
#2 Ford racer

black94cobra
05-07-2003, 05:14 PM
I also think that the NASA workers do a great job also. (My wife works the grid at the NASA Va. events) She stands out there for 10-14 hours a day so I can get some free track time to play with my cobra. WHAT A WOMAN!!!:thumbsup: :bounce: :bounce:

johnbasf
05-07-2003, 05:53 PM
Originally posted by black94cobra
I also think that the NASA workers do a great job also. (My wife works the grid at the NASA Va. events) She stands out there for 10-14 hours a day so I can get some free track time to play with my cobra. WHAT A WOMAN!!!:thumbsup: :bounce: :bounce:

Did she work grid at LMS last year?? If that's her she really calms the drivers down by joking around with us. :thumbsup:

black94cobra
05-08-2003, 09:31 AM
Yes, she was working the grid at LMS. She was out there on Sat. from 8:00 am to 10:30 pm. What a trooper!! She also worked the grid at VIR and pit out at CMP last time. And in her spare time she has been selling t-shirts and touring laps. She will probably be working the grid at summit which will be the next event we go to. She is also 95cobraR's sister. It's his fault that we have this addiction! :D