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Old 6th June 2018, 07:53 PM   #21
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Re: Dan's GTD Getting some attention

Been a couple of weeks but big updates. Finished polishing all aluminum panels and finally have new tires. I am now able to enjoy the car for the first time.
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Old 6th June 2018, 08:34 PM   #22
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I am just in love with these tires. I could not get the avon tires, they just weren't in my budget. I bought these instead. They are Mickey Thomson s/r radials. The car looks so much better now to me. This was the last thing I needed to hit the streets. Tomorrow I plan to do some driving / testing.
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Old 7th June 2018, 12:24 AM   #23
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Nice work and looks really good. Where in L.I. are you located. I have family in Garden City and Carle Place.
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Old 7th June 2018, 09:04 AM   #24
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Drive the wheels off of it with a big smile!
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Old 7th June 2018, 01:22 PM   #25
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DAN,

LET US KNOW HOW YOU LIKE THE Mickey Thomson s/r radials

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Old 7th June 2018, 08:55 PM   #26
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Nice work and looks really good. Where in L.I. are you located. I have family in Garden City and Carle Place.
Suffolk County, Islip area.
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Old 7th June 2018, 09:03 PM   #27
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Drive the wheels off of it with a big smile!
I just spent 2 hours running around and I have to tell you, the adrenaline rush just doesn't go away. What an awesome ride! No issues at all. Trans was a little tight in the beginning but it woke up within a few miles. This car is a beast, throttle response off the hook. I got out at one point and I had rubber legs lol. This was probably one of the best days of my life. This is going to be a great summer!
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Old 7th June 2018, 09:09 PM   #28
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LET US KNOW HOW YOU LIKE THE Mickey Thomson s/r radials

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The tires are great, however they are for the street. I see most cars are being built for track time here and my car will be staying on the street. The speed rating is for 130mph not a vr tire. the grip is awesome and the look is just to my liking, I call it the cool factor. Car stuck like glue to the street, before with the old tires they would break loose immediately, these allow me to actually lay into the throttle.
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Old 9th June 2018, 08:02 PM   #29
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I spent all day driving the car around, 80 degree day and found no temperature issues. I had a blast! I do have a few electrical issues, the white lights on the bottom do not work, the horn does not work. The tires are awesome hooks up hard, noticed it is eating up large amounts of fuel lol, I filled up twice today. I know you guys already know this but I see the car demands respect at all times, every move is a calculation. Sitting on the right side of the car started off as a different experience but now I am just fine with it. I am glad to be enjoying it like most of you guys have been.
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Old 10th June 2018, 07:14 PM   #30
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So today starts a new adventure. My dad had given me and my brother a car each to enjoy and restore, per my posts I have achieved that. Today I was handed the keys to the car that makes the set of Fords complete..........
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Old 10th June 2018, 07:19 PM   #31
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This is the car I got the keys to today. This car has been sitting since the late 80's. This is a contemporary cobra kit, we will be bringing it to my shop next week. This car has a 427 side oiler with a 4 speed. The car has 0 miles on it and needs to be finished.
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Old 11th June 2018, 01:17 AM   #32
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Would your Dad be interested in adopting any more sons ? You have some very nice cars there. Congrats !!
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Old 11th June 2018, 02:24 AM   #33
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I am just in love with these tires. I could not get the avon tires, they just weren't in my budget. I bought these instead. They are Mickey Thomson s/r radials.
Hi Dan,

What sizes did you end up using? What are your wheel sizes (widths)?

Thanks,
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Old 11th June 2018, 04:06 AM   #34
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So today starts a new adventure. My dad had given me and my brother a car each to enjoy and restore, per my posts I have achieved that. Today I was handed the keys to the car that makes the set of Fords complete..........

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Old 11th June 2018, 08:54 AM   #35
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Would your Dad be interested in adopting any more sons ? You have some very nice cars there. Congrats !!
Thank You Brian, and no adoptions LOL. This car will not be staying with me. My dad has not been in the best of health so my brother and myself are going to finish the car for him to drive, kinda a giving back thing. We are looking forward to having the 3 cars together at the local shows this summer.
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Old 11th June 2018, 08:56 AM   #36
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What sizes did you end up using? What are your wheel sizes (widths)?

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The rears are 26x12x15, rear rims are 11.5
Fronts are 26x10x15, front rims are 8.5
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Old 11th June 2018, 10:55 AM   #37
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My two most fav. cars. Pantera and GT40. Sweet. The contemporary cobra is a real gem. They made a very nice car back in the day. I still remember them having two cars at the New Hope car show back in the early 80's. Ah, those were the days.
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Old 13th June 2018, 02:59 AM   #38
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The rears are 26x12x15, rear rims are 11.5
Fronts are 26x10x15, front rims are 8.5
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