Progress Thread King Cobra Build in Oregon

IICrew

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I do not like high pressure or high volume oil pumps for a street car. Both come with downsides with no upsides for most street cars. Both require more power to function. It's negligable but every bit of power helps.

High pressure pumps can cause oil to overshoot the rocker arms. Leading to oil starvation at the rocker. IMHO they are used when oil pressure is low and the engine needs rebuilt anyway.

High volume can lead to too much oil in the valve covers. This causes them to leak or can cause oil starvation as the oil does not have time to return to the pan at high rpm.
 
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Thanks for the tips. The timing chain was new when engine rebuilt some time back. but car sat for 8 years. From timing chain cover had some leaks. I changed the seals and inspected the chain. Moved about 3/4 inch and was clean and solid. Installing new aluminum heads. Picking up distributor today, just got a call saying it's ready. i have half case of K&N filters left from my company. I got them to give away at car shows. K&N donated them. Very popular raffle items. Have both the large and small Ford filters. Was hoping the rain would stop and it would get warm. No rain today but rain for next couple of days. Was hoping to paint the engine compartment and door jams, but now have to wait a few days. My cat Zoey just informed me she is hungry and is walking on the key board. Later
 
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Getting engine ready. Just found out that in 1962 Mercury engines were yellow. At lease my buddy with a 62 merc told me. Hope to have new heads on tomorrow. Took my manifolds to be powder coated and have the rear hatch sand blasted to I can repair some rust areas. Planning to paint the engine compartment Saturday; at least get the primer/sealer done. Ordering new clutch and parts from MDL next week. Was thinking about a hydrophilic throw out beating system but they seem to be pretty costly. Not use which one/system to get.
 

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Ordered a new clutch kit today. still thinking about the hydraulic throw out bearing. Need to check some prices. Painted Transmission Saturdy. Looks good. Ran out of paint. got more and will do the bell housing tomorrow. Cleaned it a bit more today. Put more sealer/primer on today. Had to redo the area in front of the windshield. Several areas I sanded came thru. Fix run on the mirrors and put another coat to ensure the black does not show. Painted inside the mirror housing. Will paint the sealed areas yellow tomorrow.

Outside the Mustang area. Went to see the new Elvis movie yesterday.. If you liked Elvis you will enjoy the movie. Lots of new stuff about his life. Music is great.....
 

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If the clutch fork at the trans clears your exhaust the hydraulic throwout is not really needed. Since your using exhaust manifolds it's a nice luxury but adds some work getting it installed. The mdl clutch is not stiff like a lot of aftermarket clutches. It feels just like the oem clutch. Christine had an oem clutch and the Mach I still has oem. They feel/felt the same as the new mdl clutch.

Is that a Fox body go cart in the background?
 
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It's a II??? I want one! Err umm my grandson wants one. Yeah Yeah totally the grand kids want it. Has nothing to do with my obsession.
 
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My Mustang ii go cart. Put a new engine in it last year. I am putting an air scoop on to match the King Cobra. Also thinking about getting a V8 model and put under the hood for shows...... I am also putting real LED sequential turn signals and brake lights. Figure an MC battery will work just fine. Also thinking about LED head lights just for the fun of it. Put working on hold until mine is done. I did get a racing helmet for it.............at a garage sale. Trying to find some brakes for it. There are no go cart shops any where near me to have it looked at. Any ideas would be great. It does not stop very well.....But does drive nice. Drove it to a store last year.. used the bike lines. Lots of looks :oops:
 
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