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sbca96
08-07-2006, 05:11 AM
Went out driving around after correcting the runout issue, have a little bit
pulsating left, but it got better then more I drive it. The manufacturer had
told me to follow this proceedure :

http://www.volvospeed.com/Reviews/seasoning.htm

Here are a few pictures along the way :

Would you believe that those rear brakes are the same diameter as the
stock Studebaker fronts?

http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96/images/Avantinewimages/Cobra_brake_breakin/cobra_brake_testdrive004a.jpg

http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96/images/Avantinewimages/Cobra_brake_breakin/cobra_brake_testdrive006a.jpg

Getting down low .. and watching for cars!

http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96/images/Avantinewimages/Cobra_brake_breakin/cobra_brake_testdrive007a.jpg

Went to the beach, here is the river where it hits the Pacific :

http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96/images/Avantinewimages/Cobra_brake_breakin/cobra_brake_testdrive011a.jpg

http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96/images/Avantinewimages/Cobra_brake_breakin/cobra_brake_testdrive012a.jpg

Looks kinda menancing :

http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96/images/Avantinewimages/Cobra_brake_breakin/cobra_brake_testdrive015a.jpg

Here is what happens when your gas gauge doesnt work, and you throw
caution to the wind and decide to make "one run" before hitting the gas
station to fill up - you run out of GAS! Luckily, I was walking distance to
the Vandenberg Air Force Base NASA Gate. I was able to call a friend, &
he drove out to bring me gas. I made the mistake of taking a picture of
the Gate on the way back to the car. I was met shortly by Vandenberg
Police, & they were going to take my film until I explained it was a digital
camera. He had to watch, as I deleted the image, after calling into their
headquarters to find out what to do. 911 changed more then a few things.

http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96/images/Avantinewimages/Cobra_brake_breakin/cobra_brake_testdrive020a.jpg

This is for those who think there is no passenger side :

http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96/images/Avantinewimages/Cobra_brake_breakin/cobra_brake_testdrive021a.jpg

Tom

Scott
08-07-2006, 09:07 AM
Pretty neat, Tom! I can tell you're excited about the car and having fun improving the mechanicals. Nice pictures, too!

StudeRich
08-07-2006, 03:25 PM
Tom; stay away from those Military Bases man !!:(
we don't want to have to bail you outta the slammer![xx(]:(


quote:[i]Luckily, I was walking distance to
the Vandenberg Air Force Base NASA Gate. I was able to call a friend, & he drove out to bring me gas. I made the mistake of taking a picture of the Gate on the way back to the car. I was met shortly by Vandenberg Police, & they were going to take my film until I explained it was a digital camera. He had to watch, as I deleted the image, after calling into their headquarters to find out what to do. 911 changed more then a few things.Tom

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

sbca96
08-07-2006, 03:59 PM
Unfortunately, everywhere I go outside of town is the military base.
So its hard to take a test drive without crossing into "the base".[:I]

Tom

bdcardinal
08-07-2006, 09:52 PM
hey all, first post. i actually supplied the initial brake setup to Tom when i dumped my stock 98 GT brakes for a 2000 Cobra R setup. im really glad to see my old brakes spawn a new setup for the Studebakers. its been really cool seeing all of this come together, a ton of engineering was involved with the setup.

1998 Mustang GT 5 speed
Engine: K&N Drop in, air silencer removed, autolite copper plugs
Brakes: 2000 Cobra R 4 Piston Brembo front, 2004 Mustang Cobra rear
Suspension: MM full length SFC, MM Bilstein Coilover w/ Hypercoil springs, MM Panhard Bar, MM LCA's, 2004 Cobra steering rack
Wheels/Tyres: 17x9 Maximum Motorsports Konig Villian, 275/40YR17 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S
Drivetrain: 28 Spline Moser axles with 3.5" ARP wheel studs, FRPP AL Driveshaft, FRPP Diff Girdle

sbca96
08-08-2006, 01:26 AM
Hey Ed! Wow ... we have a Mustang guy on the forum now! Thanks for
the kind words, its been a bumpy ride for sure (and with the runout
issues, that would be meant literally too!;))

Tom

bdcardinal
08-08-2006, 03:42 PM
if you want bumpy, take a ride in my mustang. i figured out a way you can alter the setup to use the 4 piston brembo front brakes. basicallly everything is the same, except you have to use a 1998 Cobra wheel. its 17x8 but has a large enough bulge on the spoke that it will allow a 1/8-1/4" clearance between the wheel and the caliper.

1998 Mustang GT 5 speed
Engine: K&N Drop in, air silencer removed, autolite copper plugs
Brakes: 2000 Cobra R 4 Piston Brembo front, 2004 Mustang Cobra rear
Suspension: MM full length SFC, MM Bilstein Coilover w/ Hypercoil springs, MM Panhard Bar, MM LCA's, 2004 Cobra steering rack
Wheels/Tyres: 17x9 Maximum Motorsports Konig Villian, 275/40YR17 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S
Drivetrain: 28 Spline Moser axles with 3.5" ARP wheel studs, FRPP AL Driveshaft, FRPP Diff Girdle

sbca96
08-08-2006, 04:12 PM
quote:Originally posted by bdcardinali figured out a way you can alter the setup to use the 4 piston brembo front brakes. basicallly everything is the same, except you have to use a 1998 Cobra wheel. its 17x8 ....

But is the offset the same as the 5.02 of the AFS knock offs? Thats
the main concern with the Studebaker front suspension, it was designed
back before radial tires, and wide wheels. Doesnt have the room you
have in your Mustang. A guy back east who is attempting to mimic my
setup recently tried some 17x8 dealer wheels on his Avanti II. The
backspacing was 5.72, and the wheel ran dead into the tierod end![:0]
I am hoping the get the Avanti to In N Out on friday, so you can check
out the Cobra setup in person! Hopefully the turnout will be better
then last week!!![8D]

Tom

PS: You still want your own Avanti? I have seen a few Avanti IIs in
need of some help that would fit your pre '75 requirements. You can
still keep the Mustang track car and make a street/track Avanti.;)

bdcardinal
08-08-2006, 04:24 PM
http://www.buyfordracing.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=262

looks like 5.72 o well. it will still work as a spare tire for my car, thats what they used on the 2000 Cobra R for a spare. the trunk was kinda crowded on those cars with a differential cooler in there too.

1998 Mustang GT 5 speed
Engine: K&N Drop in, air silencer removed, autolite copper plugs
Brakes: 2000 Cobra R 4 Piston Brembo front, 2004 Mustang Cobra rear
Suspension: MM full length SFC, MM Bilstein Coilover w/ Hypercoil springs, MM Panhard Bar, MM LCA's, 2004 Cobra steering rack
Wheels/Tyres: 17x9 Maximum Motorsports Konig Villian, 275/40YR17 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S
Drivetrain: 28 Spline Moser axles with 3.5" ARP wheel studs, FRPP AL Driveshaft, FRPP Diff Girdle