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 Post subject: cobra manifold not completely compatible
Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 12:05 pm 
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I've started the strip down on my EF and have noticed that the cobra manifold does not have the throttle cable mount like the HO manifold does, has anyone done this mod, is so can you tell me how you mounted the throttle cables, there's a few other things I've noticed but this looks like the biggest headache so far

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 12:37 pm 
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Thats really the only issue, I just made up a dodgy bracket which I just packed with washers and bolts to get the correct spacing away from the TB. I will try and get some pics and post them up, its not pretty but it works perfectly and no one can see it anyway. There are some other slight differences like no coolant lines to the TB spacer, and often slightly different vacuum line hookups but they are easy to get around.
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Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 1:18 pm 
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Actually I too was going to ask you to throw up a picture of your custom bracket Grant but kept forgetting to ask you.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 1:14 am 
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I just mounted the cable from the front, mind you I was using Cobra throttle body. Bent and welded braket to front two bolts..Just fabricate old braket in same location as old one?? I think you need shorter throttle body bolts also as the EGR is intergated into manifold...

 

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 Post subject: cobra manifold
Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 9:56 pm 
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Just had the same problem with re-fitting my rebuilt 302 into my efxr8.Got around the problem by using a spacer I got made up.Its just like the old egr spacer made out of 25mm aluminium with a 70 mm hole in it and 2 studs tapped into it in the same spot where the bracket goes.It was made using a laser cutter,I can get another one made if you want one as the program is still in the computer.

 

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 Post subject: Re: cobra manifold
Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 8:22 am 
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chooka wrote:
Just had the same problem with re-fitting my rebuilt 302 into my efxr8.Got around the problem by using a spacer I got made up.Its just like the old egr spacer made out of 25mm aluminium with a 70 mm hole in it and 2 studs tapped into it in the same spot where the bracket goes.It was made using a laser cutter,I can get another one made if you want one as the program is still in the computer.


thanks for the offer, I'll see how I go with making a bracket first, but your option sounds neater.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 1:12 pm 
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put a dry nos injector in there aswell..

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Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 7:20 pm 
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Is this is the same problem with the explorer manifold....haven't had a good enough look at it

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 7:23 pm 
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offyaguts wrote:
Is this is the same problem with the explorer manifold....haven't had a good enough look at it


No because explorers still use the EGR spacer which is where the TB cables attach. Cobra's have the EGR spacer already built in and therefore the throttle mounting points are on the wrong side for aussie engines.
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Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:59 pm 
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Will the EGR spacer be restrictive on the E series with explorer manifold?? If it is should I just grind it out a bit?

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Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:15 am 
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Yep I got mine spun out to 70mm very thin now!!Opens out as it goes into manifold..

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:07 am 
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Who did that for you?

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:44 pm 
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A little engineering place up here in Hornsby NSW..Anyone who can operate a lathe..

 

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