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ChrisM

Mostly harmless.
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SoCal
I hope you understand there's a big difference between the Coyote Engine and the Voodoo engine. Heads, crank, block and virtually all internal parts are different.
I would recommend creating an intro post elsewhere and let us know what you've got!

Edited to be nicer.
 
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Ugh I love those old terminators kinda sometimes think I should of bought one of those instead of the s197 but either way I do love my car and so do my kids so I can’t complain

its all good bud. Both are great cars. I’ve kept my cobra since I got it in Highschool. I’m only 33. But it’s got such a unique look to it.

I did all the work to it with my dad. Built 5.3 stroker, whipple 2.9, fore fuel system, built tremec, all the other supporting stuff. Makes 760/630 on 93 pump gas. Runs like a clock.

the UPR suspension is all worn out and the bushings are toast. So she got a completely new rear end and front end suspension.
 
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Ann Arbor, MI
I’ve had two intros to tire walls. Sucks. One was at 70+ backwards.
Hans is mandatory in my book and some DE organizations require them.
If you are going hard core there is a lot to be said for just buying a race car already built and saving your GT350 for the street. Likely less $, time and aggravation.
That’s what I did after modding my Boss continually and realizing I was trying to get to a race car. Dawned me..just f’n buy a race car.
Bam! Meet Thor.

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Not to take away anything from anyone else’s dream machine, but I think this is the baddest motor vehicle I’ve ever seen. Nice work Thor 302

And, as Boss 302 folk we know it drives fairly decent as well (massive understatement). Whew. Great thread - I’m inspired.
 
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Ok update update.

the car was dropped off Monday for the carbon parts to be fitted and painted!

Preliminary mock up is great. The fitment of hood an decklid are spot on.

we have decided to nix the fenders. Because of the value of this car, and the minimal weight savings, we decided to leave them off and keep the stock fenders. I am chasing weight, but if I wanted I would like to bring this car back to 100% stock configuration. And the fender removal would leave some marks in the underbody to take off, so I said nah. Not worth it. I’ll find a buyer for the fenders if I want later. But everything else is going on.

here is some teasers. This damn hood is badass!!

I’ll be meeting with painter Thursday or Friday to pick up the stock panels and go over some options for the hood. I want to incorporate some carbon still in the hood to show it off, I was thinking of leaving the hood vents exposed and just doing a clear coat over so everything else matched but the vents. The painter has some other ideas also, so I’ll let you know what we decide. Stay tuned

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