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It is time to get back to work on the Daytona.

The car now has approximately 9,000 "test" miles on the odometer, but this has been with a single Holley 4 barrel carburetor on the 289 engine.

The obvious next step in the recreation of a Daytona Coupe Cobra is the installation of a set of four 48IDA Weber carburetors as used on the orignal cars.

Certainly in 2020 and continuing into 2021 the COVID-19 pandemic got the worlds attention. By early March 2020, the state of California where we live began to issue "stay at home" orders and other restrictions aimed at curtailing the spread of the virus. If there was any good news in this situation, it was the fact that I had a lot of time to spend in the garage and getting back to work on the Datyona.

The pages that follow pick up where the previous web pages left off. The following is a partial list of tasks accomplished toward the Weber goal while awaiting the return to a more normal non-pandemic life style.

  • Weber engine installation
  • Radiator air outlet air deflector and Engine oil access door
  • Hood work stand
  • Footbox insulation
  • Engine cooling system modifications for Webers
  • Clutch and brake master cyinder feed lines
  • Transmission crossmember modifications

The following pages have been added on October 25, 2021

  • Weber "System" Considerations
  • Weber Tuning and Initial Test Drives
  • Making a Daytona Coupe Quiet(er)
  • Hood Prop Rod and Front License Plate

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