Thanks, again, guys for the comments. It was truly a gratifying experience to do this build solo - not counting the endless help here - and have it come out so well. I wasn’t expecting this to pop up again, but I guess Sergio’s graduation announcement brought it to the top again. To Sergio, thank you for continuing this tradition. I was looking forward to earning my graduation cap and look forward to viewing many more.
I’ve already had a couple post-grad events, one good, one bad. On Jan 22 I took the MkIII to a local church car show, received many compliments, and brought home a trophy. I won’t be doing this much, but its nice to support local charities, school, etc. Cruises, shows, and cruise-ins are quite popular here, especially during the winter: A cool
69 degrees here today. On Jan 30 I went to meet up with the Deep South Cobra Club for an event and the FFR supplied remote oil filter mount gave up (developed a crack between the inlet/outlet ports and spewed a little more than a quart of oil all over the engine bay and chassis) and I had to be towed home
. Thanks to a few members here who have posted their experiences with the remote system and the Ford Racing oil filter adapter, I ripped out the remote mounts/hoses and installed the adapter. To Joe Camire; I agree that FFR should do away with the remote system and supply the adapter for shorty header applications.
After 10 hours of cleaning and 2 minutes to install the adapter, I was on the road again. I know this won’t be my last adventure with this car, I just hope they are few and far between…