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I just did some research and you are correct. I never knew that the 289 Cobras had transverse leaf springs. Very strange type of suspension for a modern car.  The Model T had a transverse leaf spring front suspension.

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1 hour ago, JohnnyK said:

I just did some research and you are correct. I never knew that the 289 Cobras had transverse leaf springs. Very strange type of suspension for a modern car.  The Model T had a transverse leaf spring front suspension.

They were basically a 1950’s AC Ace so no surprise as Shelby do not want to spend years on developing a car from the ground up.  Somehow they managed to beat the Corvettes and the rest as they say is history.

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6 hours ago, vamach1 said:

They were basically a 1950’s AC Ace so no surprise as Shelby do not want to spend years on developing a car from the ground up.  Somehow they managed to beat the Corvettes and the rest as they say is history.

Btw, Don’t the corvette of that time as well have transverse leaf springs? 
 

great build by the way, very interesting to see!

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11 hours ago, JohnnyK said:

I just did some research and you are correct. I never knew that the 289 Cobras had transverse leaf springs. Very strange type of suspension for a modern car.  The Model T had a transverse leaf spring front suspension.

The cobras were only "transverse" in the sense of which way the springs pointed. They were more like "1/4 Elliptic" springs. They WERE leaf springs, but were clamped in the middle, and they acted as the springs and the upper control arms, with corresponding "A" frames as the bottom links, and hydraulic dampeners, (shocks)

The early IRS Corvettes were opposite of the that, in that the spring was on the bottom, with the control arms on the top, with shocks. The Corvettes had regular uneven control arms with coil springs and hydraulic dampeners up front

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14 hours ago, JohnnyK said:

Why were transverse leaf springs used in the coupes instead of the coil springs that were used in the roadsters? 

The 260/289 Cobra Roadsters and coupes were built off the early AC leaf spring chassis's.

The 427 roadsters had updated frames and suspensions, built to withstand the increase in HP and torque of the 427's, which included coil sprung suspensions.

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Hi everyone,

Here’s an update as to where I am now. The pics pretty much do all the explaining, so I’ll leave it at that. I’ll probably get another update posted sometime over the next couple days. Thanks for checking in ... I appreciate the kind comments and that there is obviously a lot of interest in this car/project.🤠  When looking at the first picture on this WIP it may not appear there is a whole heck of a lot of parts, but once you get into it there’s really quite a bit going on.

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23 hours ago, Mattilacken said:

great build by the way, very interesting to see!

Thanks Anton.

 

1 hour ago, Bill J said:

More fine work! Where does one acquire the necessary "cat hair"? Gotta love thise critters :)

Thanks Bill ... The cats have been watching this too. I think they mostly just wonder why I stare at and touch  this “thing” so much.

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2 minutes ago, absmiami said:

Love those switches ...

Thanks Andrew! They were actually not as hard as I thought they were going to be. I just rubbed my x-acto blade against my tweezers and got some magnetization and could then hold and place them with the tip of the blade. The hardest part was cutting them, which wasn’t too bad.

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Great work Josh!  Just a FYI,  Mr. Bradford glues thin aluminum foil over the body openings of the master before he cast the molds.  This creates very thin flash across the opening that then can be easily removed. The outline of the foil is what you are seeing on the underside of the hood.  Much better than grinding out resin to open the scoops etc.

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4 hours ago, absmiami said:

Magnifiers ?

Haha ... no magnifiers so far. I’ll probably wind up cross eyed 🤠

 

3 hours ago, afx said:

Great work Josh!  Just a FYI,  Mr. Bradford glues thin aluminum foil over the body openings of the master before he cast the molds.  This creates very thin flash across the opening that then can be easily removed. The outline of the foil is what you are seeing on the underside of the hood.  Much better than grinding out resin to open the scoops etc.

Interesting to know ... The more I hear about this process, which is still a big mystery to me, the more I think the profit marigin must be pretty small due to all the prep work and packaging of all the little parts, etc. The outside of the body needed only very minimal prepping of my own before painting, and I don’t use primer either... 99% of the prepping was trimming and sanding around the windows and other openings, and I did go around and deepen the panel lines with my new Trumpeter scriber that I love!

....Thank you also for the compliment !

 

2 hours ago, MarkJ said:

Detail work is top notch. Especially the guages. This build is turning out  excellently.

 Thank you very much Mark!!

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Again, This is some seriously awesome work going on here. Those guages are so crisp and clean for 1/24 scale. Like you say if it wasn't for the forum, I would probably just paint the guages black . Once the model's completed, its hard to get good shots of the dash.

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4 hours ago, MarkJ said:

Again, This is some seriously awesome work going on here. Those guages are so crisp and clean for 1/24 scale. Like you say if it wasn't for the forum, I would probably just paint the guages black . Once the model's completed, its hard to get good shots of the dash.

Thanks again Mark ... it’s kinda funny, my other models have pretty detailed foot pedals, but not even close to the detail on these, and the foot pedals are virtually unseeable once installed even if the car has no roof! I am however, pretty consistent about doing dashes as well as I can. I guess I’ve convinced myself that it’s really important ... to me🧐 Another thing that’s happening to me because of this WIP, is that I find myself scrutinizing my photos and wanting to improve things that you probably would never notice with your naked eye ... 

...LIKE THIS !

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