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Old 07-01-2020, 02:51 AM
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Originally Posted by the Wasp
Dave, were you thinking good Saito thoughts? you tell us your brother took 15 years to built a cool, dream-to-have Cobra. but you didn't tell us about it's engine. that could give a guy brain stress for wondering too long .

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Yes Jim, I did think good Saito thoughts, my cousin in East Liverpool, Ohio has a few Saitos, I may end up with them, he's busy restoring a 1948 Ford and hasn't done any RC for 10 years.

The Cobra is powered by a 306, a 302 bored .010", it has 11.0 to 1 compression, a very lumpy cam and makes 450+ hp. The induction system is a 65 mm unit from a Saleen Mustang and has 50% higher flow fuel injectors. The rear suspension is an independent unit from a Lincoln LS7 and is mostly aluminum. The rear gears were swapped from 3.08 to 3.55. The Cobra weighs precisely 2,000 pounds.
If your neighbor recently moved out, you had no reason to think it strange when a pickup truck backed up to the door.
Old 07-01-2020, 05:35 PM
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Yes Jim, I did think good Saito thoughts, my cousin in East Liverpool, Ohio has a few Saitos, I may end up with them, he's busy restoring a 1948 Ford and hasn't done any RC for 10 years.

A) The Cobra is powered by a 306, a 302 bored .010", it has 11.0 to 1 compression, a very lumpy cam and makes 450+ hp. The induction system is a 65 mm unit from a Saleen Mustang and has 50% higher flow fuel injectors. The rear suspension is an independent unit from a Lincoln LS7 and is mostly aluminum. The rear gears were swapped from 3.08 to 3.55. The Cobra weighs precisely 2,000 pounds.

B) If your neighbor recently moved out, you had no reason to think it strange when a pickup truck backed up to the door.
A) now Dave, that in all sounds like a great street setup !! but tell your brother, with what I know of Cobras, is that they love to come around while doing a burn-out because they are so short, so to be ready for that if he burns some rubber

B) exactly, you know I didn't even know the kids name. I was upset a bit a few times with him because he would ride his 4-wheeler down the road and back. then one winter night I heard him out there making noise with his 4-wheeler. I looked out the window and he was out there plowing my driveway with it. I went out and thanked him, he seamed nice, and he went on to plow my driveway for 3 winters.
to add to my cop story, if I was in court I would have to say I don't think it was the kid that stole the stove and things. because it didn't look like him.

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Old 07-01-2020, 06:16 PM
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When I was a kid I plowed the local farmer's fields with my '69 F-150 for years and no one thanked me.
Old 07-02-2020, 02:10 AM
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Originally Posted by the Wasp
A) now Dave, that in all sounds like a great street setup !! but tell your brother, with what I know of Cobras, is that they love to come around while doing a burn-out because they are so short, so to be ready for that if he burns some rubber

B) exactly, you know I didn't even know the kids name. I was upset a bit a few times with him because he would ride his 4-wheeler down the road and back. then one winter night I heard him out there making noise with his 4-wheeler. I looked out the window and he was out there plowing my driveway with it. I went out and thanked him, he seamed nice, and he went on to plow my driveway for 3 winters.
to add to my cop story, if I was in court I would have to say I don't think it was the kid that stole the stove and things. because it didn't look like him.

Jim
He drove stock cars on dirt for many years and was very good at it., He's a smooth operator. He used a Rolls Royce trick and always set the throttle up to have a long travel at the pedal, it made the throttle rheostat like rather than an on or off switch. When John attended the building school at the Cobra Kit MFR, they demonstrated the King of Doughnuts feature. They built an entire kit in a week.

I tend to set Saito's up with slower/smoother operation just off idle. My current project is to set up an old LT 25 for my brothers grandsons, but they're getting an OS LA 25, not a Saito 30.
This is the Cobra's rear suspension, the differential housing and the upper and lower control arms are aluminum,some are steel, he lucked when he bought it.

It would take at least a Saito 2.20 to run it.


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Old 07-02-2020, 04:52 AM
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Just think of the Saitos you could buy for the cost of one Cobra rear end!
Old 07-02-2020, 07:01 AM
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Factory 5? Wanted one, but I don't have a spare $30K siting around for one.
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
When I was a kid I plowed the local farmer's fields with my '69 F-150 for years and no one thanked me.
thank you Lonnie for plowing that farmer's field, that was very nice of you !

many young kids today would have been out there spinning around in circles kicking up dirt with their tires spinning, yelling and laughing with their engine racing

Jim

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Dave, that's going to be one nice ride !!

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Old 07-03-2020, 03:44 AM
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Originally Posted by the Wasp
Dave, that's going to be one nice ride !!

Jim
It certainly has good looks,

Jim, how is your Saito supply? I have too many 50's and 56's.
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Hobbsy, PM me and I will see what I can do to help you out.
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Originally Posted by the Wasp
thank you Lonnie for plowing that farmer's field, that was very nice of you !

many young kids today would have been out there spinning around in circles kicking up dirt with their tires spinning, yelling and laughing with their engine racing

Jim

Young? Pfft, now the 40 somethings do it.
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Mike
i will be going through OKC in a few hours.
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thought I would wave.
Old 07-03-2020, 08:15 AM
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Getting around.
Old 07-03-2020, 08:56 AM
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Wave? I'd at least stop by and say Hi. Pete would stop by and empty his fridge of beer!
Old 07-03-2020, 09:08 AM
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Itís my yearly trip too Texas I take in the spring or fall when it cool down there.
going to try and re-kit some planes so I can put the Saitoís in something different.(like I donít have enough Saitoís to spare) lol
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Originally Posted by Captcrunch44
Itís my yearly trip too Texas I take in the spring or fall when it cool down there.
going to try and re-kit some planes so I can put the Saitoís in something different.(like I donít have enough Saitoís to spare) lol
Have a good trip and I'll wave back!
Old 07-03-2020, 10:37 AM
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Holy cow I thought I seen Mikeís place. He has two or three of the pumping things in his front yard.
also it is hot on Oklahoma the fieldís are smoken.
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I think I also seen his house.
what place for Saitoís

Most be at lest 50 stores
Old 07-03-2020, 12:53 PM
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I don't think Devon Tower is in my price range but if you had taken the I44 north bound exit off of I40 I'm just 2 miles up the road and onemile father west.
Old 07-03-2020, 03:16 PM
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it's story time boys.

I was working on the kitchen floor today. heard a knock at the door. go out to see who it was. it was a rather nicely dressed man. told the wife before I opened the door that it must be a solicitor.. so I open the door and the guy asked if we could talk, I said sure. I was thinking to myself that "I was going to shut this guy down good for wanting to sell me something I don't want". at that thought, I looked down and saw a holstered gun and a badge. it was a city police detective. well, in short the house next to me is empty. and the detective told me that some one went into the house and stole the oven and other things.
well guess what. I did see that theft as it happened !! and I told the detective I saw it. you see, the people that lived there moved out just before it started to snow this last winter. and some one went into the house some 5 weeks later. a red pick up backed up to the front door and the 2 guys removed the oven and other things. I told the detective that I didn't think much of it at the time. and that the only thing I can say is that the pick up truck was red.

well we talked for about 6, 8 minutes. as the detective started to walk a way he stopped and asked if he could ask me one more thing. he asked me if I lied to him. I told him no. so he ask if everything I said was the truth and I said yes, and then he asked me if I understood I can be arrested for lying to the police. I said yes, and so he asked again, if everything was the truth and again I said yes. and he walked away..

boy ol boy I sure hope I don't have to go to court to testify about the red truck !!!!

so guys, how was your day ? did you have a good day ? was it exciting ?

Jim
Good thing you don't live in China Russia north Korea or Cuba. That police officer interaction probably would have been action rather than threat.
And what the heck is wrong with castor oil exactly? Lol
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Was planning to go to Amarillo late May early June this year. Guess will have to plan for next year in our new trailer.
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Wow, look at you guys go. I need to get out of state more. We used to back when we lived in Texas and the wife and I were rolling in money. Oh well, things change but at least we're out of the rat race.
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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
It certainly has good looks,

Jim, how is your Saito supply? I have too many 50's and 56's.

Dave, thank you !! but I rather have you find someone that would fly it more than I will. I have all 4 of mine. 91, 100, 115 and 100 Twin and I'm going to keep them babies.

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Originally Posted by acdii
Young? Pfft, now the 40 somethings do it.
today; the 40s are like new 30s LOL

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Old 07-04-2020, 03:07 AM
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Originally Posted by the Wasp
Dave, thank you !! but I rather have you find someone that would fly it more than I will. I have all 4 of mine. 91, 100, 115 and 100 Twin and I'm going to keep them babies.

Jim
Sorry Jim, I didn't intend for that to exactly be a sales pitch, although I would part with, maybe one each of the 50 and 56.

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