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After 3+ years I'm finally ready to graduate my Mk4 #7214.
Engine is a 347 which I built. Using PowerJection 3 from Very Cool Parts.
Transmission is a Super Alloy T-5 from Levy Racing.
Rear suspension is 3 link.
17" Bullit style wheels from OE Wheels LLC.
Excellent paint & body work by Whitby's. Color is Grabber Orange with Silver Gray metallic stripes to match the wheels & rollbars.
One cool feature I came up with was to control the directionals with push buttons on the steering wheel by using a self cancelling motorcycle module. Horn button is also on the steering wheel.
Pictures were taken at the Virginia Aviation Museum at Richmond International Airport.
And a big thanks for all the help and info I gained from the forum members!
Ron Listo

















 

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VERY nice!! :thumbup1:
 

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Nicely done! Love the color.
 

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Very Nice... Congratulations on a job well done. How did you get your Steering wheel buttons to work. I am thinking some sort of wireless transmitter to relays... Please let us in on the secret... JJ
 

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Great looking car! Daring color choices, but they work well together.
Nice job all around!
 

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i like the license plate the best.
Congrats on a real beauty! What a great setup for a Picture of the Month! Are we not looking for a July POM?

I'm a big fan of the visible radiator in the nose. That's where you placed the front license plate: it's very original and I'm sure you did this on purpose as opposed to using the front support under the turn signal (some Forum vendor?). We don't have front plates up here, so not an issue for us, but do you find that it reduces the cooling air to the radiator? I guess if it did, it just starts the fan earlier?

BTW the play on words as noted by Eddie is really what caught my attention to the plate. The play on words is just awesome. I really like it when we acknowledge that our Cobras are not real, home made and not just a (sometimes almost perfect) fake AC/Shelby Cobra. In this case though, the unreal is also a great qualifier for these projects... Everytime I finish something new on the build and it looks more and more like a real car I find it UNREAL that I could do something like this... Unreal, it's like a dream!

THANK you for sharing!
 

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Congratulations on a great looking car. Love the "non-traditional" colors.
 

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Congratulations, Nice Job! The color combination does work.

Now the best part...You get to drive it.

Have Fun and be safe.

PS: that is the best licence plate.

Jack
 

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Congrats on a real beauty! What a great setup for a Picture of the Month! Are we not looking for a July POM?

I'm a big fan of the visible radiator in the nose. That's where you placed the front license plate: it's very original and I'm sure you did this on purpose as opposed to using the front support under the turn signal (some Forum vendor?). We don't have front plates up here, so not an issue for us, but do you find that it reduces the cooling air to the radiator? I guess if it did, it just starts the fan earlier?
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No issue with the license plate blocking cooling air. Drove it earlier this week in 95+ degree temps with super high humidity, water temp never went over 195 F.
 

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Beautiful car! Terrific interior details, and I look forward to your write up on how you did the turn signals and horn. Colors, as mentioned in a previous post, while daring, work extremely well.
Great minds think alike, as I had planned to use the exact license plate when I finally complete my car. Since I'm in Calif., I hope you won't mind.
Again Great job.

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Well done Ron!
This is a great looking car in person as well.
I do like the 1st & last photos with the F-14, great contrast in Scale & Color.

Cheers,
 
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