Hello All - Tim Welch here, new member

Scott Harrison

"Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional"
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They call that "sorted" Papi
That's what is called trying to figure out WTF someone else did.

Some day when you have an hour to waste, ask me to tell you about Jack Goehring's EFI system....

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Danbo

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That's what is called trying to figure out WTF someone else did.

Some day when you have an hour to waste, ask me to tell you about Jack Goehring's EFI system....
I remember that mess!

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Stinson52

Tim Welch
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SPS 0034 about to be loaded on to Intercity semi in San Carlos CA y’day. ETA Annapolis 2/13. Weather & temp tags permitting I’ll show up at C&C fairly soon & hope to meet some of you. Cheers Tim

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_Chris_

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SPS 0034 about to be loaded on to Intercity semi in San Carlos CA y’day. ETA Annapolis 2/13. Weather & temp tags permitting I’ll show up at C&C fairly soon & hope to meet some of you. Cheers Tim
Wonderful! Safe travels!
 

Stinson52

Tim Welch
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SPS 0034 was delivered yesterday pm to Eastport.

Before unloading (car was in upper rack) driver took me underneath & brought to my attention

a) grease exiting left CV joint boot & accumulating on the chassis nearby

b) oil (presumably engine) near transmission inspection cover.

So my bad luck with this Superformance Slabside never ends - the worlds best looking lemon.

Invite member recommendations for a good Cobra shop for these repairs & ongoing service.

The good news is it drives great with the Holley 4bbl, even idle just under 1000rpm and great power. I picked up the car around 5.30pm - gas near empty so I went for gas and a 30 min top-down spin, heater blasting ( to no great effect). That drive, cold and dark as it was, still enough to rekindle why I have this car. Just incredible.

Weather permitting, may do C&C tomorrow but don’t want to put too many miles on it before the leaks are fixed.

Tim Welch
 

Doug Smith

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I had to replace the CV boot on my Superformance many years ago. For the oil, in my opinion that kinda comes with the territory with these cars (but that might just be me). I several cars and I think they all leak something. That's how I know they have oil in them. I have a Tesla too and with how it goes for me, I wouldn't be surprised if I walked out to the garage this morning and found an oil stain on the floor under it :cool:. I neglected the small oil leak in my Cobra for many years of autocrossing and track days. Now that I have the time and the space (and the radiator went bad and started leaking after 19 years) I've taken the whole car apart and I'm cleaning it all up (not that I would recommend that approach but just saying it does happen). Enjoy it anyway...
 

Hot Rod

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SPS 0034 was delivered yesterday pm to Eastport.

Before unloading (car was in upper rack) driver took me underneath & brought to my attention

a) grease exiting left CV joint boot & accumulating on the chassis nearby

b) oil (presumably engine) near transmission inspection cover.

So my bad luck with this Superformance Slabside never ends - the worlds best looking lemon.

Invite member recommendations for a good Cobra shop for these repairs & ongoing service.

The good news is it drives great with the Holley 4bbl, even idle just under 1000rpm and great power. I picked up the car around 5.30pm - gas near empty so I went for gas and a 30 min top-down spin, heater blasting ( to no great effect). That drive, cold and dark as it was, still enough to rekindle why I have this car. Just incredible.

Weather permitting, may do C&C tomorrow but don’t want to put too many miles on it before the leaks are fixed.

Tim Welch
Both common issues. Boots get torn and engines leak. Instead on spending a lot of money chasing oil leaks, drip pans and oil are cheap. When I notice more oil than normal in the drip pans on the lift, I know its time to tighten the valve covers and oil pan bolts, no matter how much red lock tight I had put on them.
 

jkobra

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I had to replace the CV boot on my Superformance many years ago. For the oil, in my opinion that kinda comes with the territory with these cars (but that might just be me). I several cars and I think they all leak something. That's how I know they have oil in them. I have a Tesla too and with how it goes for me, I wouldn't be surprised if I walked out to the garage this morning and found an oil stain on the floor under it :cool:. I neglected the small oil leak in my Cobra for many years of autocrossing and track days. Now that I have the time and the space (and the radiator went bad and started leaking after 19 years) I've taken the whole car apart and I'm cleaning it all up (not that I would recommend that approach but just saying it does happen). Enjoy it anyway...
I have grease leaking from the passenger side rear CV boot. What's involved with replacing the boot ? Thanks.
 

Doug Smith

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It was a really long time ago so I don’t remember exactly. I think you have to disassemble a fair bit of the rear suspension to get the axle out. I don’t remember how the boot was replaced but it probably isn’t too hard to figure out.
 

Stinson52

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Thanks all for the input on CV boot grease etc.

Titled SPS 0034 last week & have tags and temp sticker good thru 3/20.

Next up: MD inspection - any recommendations ‘reasonably’ near Annapolis?

And for ongoing servicing?

Per Google looks like Gear One in West Chester PA is closest Superformance rep but 2+ hours away.

Roll on spring! Sunday forecast is sunny - may head to C&C.

Tim Welch
 

Hot Rod

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Tim,

I have been pretty happy with Classic Motor and Machine in Leesburg for stuff I don't want to do. Much closer than PA. I think there are a couple of recommendation posts for them on here somewhere.
 

sbrookeinmd

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I went to Auto Italia in Rockville for the MD inspection based on someone's recommendation here. They "got it" and took care of the inspection with no problems.
 

Doug Smith

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Tim,

I have been pretty happy with Classic Motor and Machine in Leesburg for stuff I don't want to do. Much closer than PA. I think there are a couple of recommendation posts for them on here somewhere.
+1 for Classic Motor and Machine. I live a couple of miles from them. Had them deck and bore the Mustang engine when I blew a head gasket. Had them also do the bottom end. So far so good.
 
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