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jon1d
21-02-15, 12:30 PM
Nothing to do with me just for interested parties . 1

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cobra-Kit-Car-Ultimate-10-Ltr-for-continuing-project-BARGAIN-/331484958750?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item4d2e0b101e

Murray
21-02-15, 06:01 PM
I saw that too, he seems to have done a fine job so far, and as he say's "not for the faint hearted" I reckon when that thing hits the road its a point and squirt of the highest order beastie. Wish I could afford it, wish I had the know how to complete it even!

corn plaster
21-02-15, 06:12 PM
Looks good. If it goes cheap, sell the engine.

Dixie
21-02-15, 10:08 PM
10 Ltr engine, ridiculous.

I went out today, started to rain. My "Little" Dax was a handful. Lords knows what a 10ltr motor would be like.

M

pete cooper
22-02-15, 12:01 AM
bl--dy dangerous springs to mind.!!!!!!

corn plaster
22-02-15, 08:15 AM
Also registered as a Jag.

Andy

Dek
22-02-15, 08:16 AM
Noticed someone retired called Denis with mechanical and electrical knowledge was interested. Is it you Ogglydoo?
Dek

lutman
22-02-15, 10:17 AM
10 Ltr engine, ridiculous.

I went out today, started to rain. My "Little" Dax was a handful. Lords knows what a 10ltr motor would be like.

M

Knew a man in S.Africa who had a Jag based Cobra with a 10l engine - monster - spent as much time changing the engine mounts as he did driving it. Especially after track days. Looked great in a straight line - so drags ok - but could not handle corners unless driving into them as if drifting

jon1d
22-02-15, 12:52 PM
I recall a Cobra track day at Goodwood in the late 1990's where a guy came with a crew to set fast lap times . His Cobra was a 10lt Donvan all electronics and mapping but the day did not end well. He had a crash and the car was a right off as it caught fire . The driver only certain-ed a a broken ankle . Lucky guy.

AKCobra
25-02-15, 02:14 PM
That could make perfect sense, as hes fitted a fire system too, could this be the one??

Alan.

v8pete
25-02-15, 05:31 PM
Yeah, I remember John Kerr recalling the story of the 10ltr Donovan cobra crashing at Goodwood. The whole thing looks way too OTT for me. Also, looking at that picture with one of the rockers off, you'd need to strip the whole lot down to be sure it isn't full of crud if it's been kicking around for a few years in a garage. I don't doubt the cost of the parts in it, but not really the best starting point for many people IMO.

jon1d
27-02-15, 12:29 AM
I remember John had his black 351 c demonstrator down on the track day . Such a nice car and nice bloke always a joy to chat with .

bigblock427
01-03-15, 11:58 AM
I was having a closer look at this advert, does anyone know what the four gauges at the bottom of the dashboard are for. The one with the red needle appears to be a boost gauge and the one with the twin needles appears to be water/oil temp but why have two of them and there are already water and oil temp gauges at the top of the dash. Just curious.

http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=30806&stc=1

jon1d
01-03-15, 01:31 PM
Not 100% sure why they would have duplicate gauges but it could be inlet and outlet water temperatures. I notice the photos show the car with the front end body off ? Must be in two sections ?

nealgs
01-03-15, 08:01 PM
quote from erbnay post :

'The Front has now been made removable to allow engine access etc'

what a mad beast of a machine :)

Gary

nealgs
01-03-15, 08:02 PM
okay, were has the edit post option gone grrrrrr :)

Dek
02-03-15, 05:39 PM
Made £18,200.
Dek

jon1d
02-03-15, 06:36 PM
Thinks someone got a good buy with a lot of work on there hands and bags of fun to look forward to once its on the road .

oglyoodoo
03-03-15, 09:32 PM
Noticed someone retired called Denis with mechanical and electrical knowledge was interested. Is it you Ogglydoo?
Dek

Definitely not me. I have enough problems taming my 383 let alone anything bigger!!

Hope to catch up with you soon Dek.

Denis