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Thread: Part 22 – Start Your Engine Day

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    Part 22 – Start Your Engine Day

    With the car almost done my wife had the great idea to have a “Start your Engine Party”. If you have followed along from the beginning you know that the engine in this car came from a 65 Mustang that I had when I first started dating my wife some 35 years ago. The engine was pulled from that car and put in storage about 29 years ago, so the restart had a special meaning to us and the party made it fun for everyone. We invited a bunch of close friends and family and about 30 people showed up for the event. Here are a few photos from the day and a link to a You Tube video.
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    Roseville, Ca.
    289 FIA #9152 "The Flintstone Cobra"

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    Rod - What an excellent idea. The party was a brilliant stroke.
    Good party, friends, a proper blessing and a dance to boot.
    Then add it all with an engine having deep family history.
    Very cool.

    Last edited by Aggressor; December 6th, 2010 at 11:24 PM.

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    Thumbs up

    Congratulations Rod! Great video and story about the motor.
    Unique 4279459

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    Good show.... thanks for sharing.
    427 S/C, Flame Yellow, B2 Motorsports 427ci Stroker Dart SBF, TKO600, 3.73 Posi, Avon tires and so much more.

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    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Gadsden, Al , USA.
    Your hard work paid off, good job!

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    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Bella Vista, Arkansas, USA.

    Thumbs up

    Congratulations Rod! After what can only be considered the 'Mother' of all rebuilds, that car is certainly worthy of that special engine. It has been a long road, with very good and educational reading during the process. I think many of us enjoyed the build a much as you. Drive the heck out of it an enjoy. Again, congratulations on a great job!


  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Shepherdsville, KY, USA.

    Good Job

    Good sounding side pipes....

    Car looks great, now enjoy!!!
    427 S/C , 427 Side-oiler, 4 Speed Close Ratio Top Loader, 3:73 Gear

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Fairfax Station, VA, USA.

    Congratulations!!! I’ve watched your hard work and progress over the years with interest, and it’s really nice to see the car come out as nicely as it has. I hope you spend many enjoyable hours behind the wheel – you’ve sure earned it.
    Unique FIA 351W

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    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Roseville, CA, USA.
    Great job Rod - thanks for inviting me for the big event. The car looks and sounds great. A lot of heart and soul went into that restoration. Now lets pray for clear skies on the 19th for our Nor Cal Cobra Toy Run
    Last edited by pgermond; December 9th, 2010 at 08:36 PM.

    427 Roadster, #4279436
    Southern Automotive FE
    3:31 and Toploader (wide ratio)

    Roseville (N.Cal)

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    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Mississippi Gulf Coast and Central Florida

    Thumbs up

    Nice work, Rod. I agree, Debbie had a great idea for the party! Looks like it all turned out very well.

    You need to tell us about the first drive, and post some video of that...

    289 FIA
    1964 289 5-bolt block
    Toploader and 3.31 rear

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    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    El Dorado Hills, CA, USA
    Rod, it was nice to meet you and Debbie this morning at the NorCal Xmas Cobra Breakfast and Toy Run.
    Can't wait to see your Cobra; congratulations!

    Jim M
    Last edited by jmillington; December 19th, 2010 at 01:03 PM.

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