Its been a long time since I last updated the blog on my Cobra and everything Cobra related, and this has mostly been because i have been hooning around the countryside in it like Toad of Toad Hall. However I thought it was time to give you all an update and show/tell you about some of the creases I'm ironing out... or at least trying to.
The images opposite are from the NE1 motor show that was held in the centre of Newcastle in 2016. This was the second year for the show, the first year back in 2015 had all the display cars on the show with no barriers or restrictions for the public and with a change of plan from the organisers the 2016 show had the cars fenced off from the foot fall. This made it much more acceptable for me as the narrow city street and massive footfall of traffic allowed me to keep people back from my paint. I love to display my car but i get seriously infuriated by the people that show little or no respect for other peoples property and can cause damage by not being careful. The 2016 show was a great success and you can find lots of videos on Youtube if you look... I'm in a fair few of them. The show ends on the Sunday when all the cars parade down the street and merge with the general traffic coming along from the one way system. The crowd that gather are very impressive and its hard not to give them a show in the style of some burnouts, however in my case its normally "pride before a fall" so just lots of noise from me and aggressive accelerating onto the main road.
I'm sure your familiar with the saying "two steps forward, one step back"...... Well that's what I've just bloody done. I have gone and solved a problem quickly and effectively but as a knock on effect i have created another....... the air filter.
I fitted the air cleaner in its position and rolled up a bit of blue tac, with this on the highest point of the air filter and the bonnet closed the now squashed bit of blue tac should give me a measurement of how much room i have to play with to raise the air filter up.... not much just under 1"
I have now placed an order for a spacer that measures 3/4" and fingers crossed this will give me the clearance I now need. If not its back to the drawing board with the whole bloody thing.
So another update soon..... probably next week when its been delivered and in turn create another problem by fitting that. ha ha