One thing missing…

Can you spot the one thing I’m waiting for now…

The registration plate! I’ve just received the paperwork back from DVLA and it’s been allocated a new 21 plate so I’m hoping I can get this made up in the next couple of days and the car will officially be on the road!

Woop, Woop!

IVA Pass!

Within a couple of days the handbrake balance was sorted and confirmed as being within the limits by a local MOT station. The exhausts were baffled further and a test rebooked. Six days later and after a half an hours inspection of the two items the car has passed 🙂

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Pandemic, Cancellations and IVA

With hindsight, I never really considered how much the Covid-19 pandemic would affect getting the Cobra on the road in 2020. When it started in the UK at the beginning of the year and certainly by our first national UK lockdown in March 2020 I’d been in the midst of a final push to get the car completed with a tentative aim of making a trip to the June 2020 Classic Le-Mans in it. Little did I know…

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What’s been going on…

It’s a bit embarrassing that I haven’t gotten this finished yet!

Things are still going, although very slowly but the big news is that over the last few months the engine has been started and in the last few weeks paint has gone on! It still needs polishing etc but it feels like big progress!

The Master Cylinder…

…has it’s adaptors in! Hurah!

After many hours swearing at the impossibility of getting the Dax adaptors into the cylinder, the job is finally done.

In the end I had to take the adaptors sharp lip back by 1mm, rounding it in the process. Altered version on the left…

The plugs we’re taken back with a file, emery paper and a drill. All very professional…

The plugs still didn’t want to go in but with some brake fluid and some gently applied heat to get the rubbers softer they finally wriggled in. I think it was the heat gun that finally did the trick followed by much wiggling. Using a vice didn’t really do much except try to squash the rubber bungs futher back in the cylinder.

The plugs are now set in place nice and flush…

😀