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    Thanks to Kevin I contacted Frank and am now on...

    Thanks to Kevin I contacted Frank and am now on the mailing list. I will update this thread as soon as I hear.
    I did go to see my car today and begged the paint shop to try and finish the car to...
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    Message for Frank re Goodwood meets

    Hi, My car is hopefully a few weeks away from being painted, so I am really keen to finally join the Goodwood meets actually in a Cobra, having spent 30 years stopping by promising I really did own...
  3. Thread: MOT after IVA

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    It makes sense when you think about it, my...

    It makes sense when you think about it, my concern is getting nicked one day for not having an MOT even though when I look up my car there is no date for the next MOT !!!
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    I think the flat 'primer' grey is an age thing....

    I think the flat 'primer' grey is an age thing. My Cobra is in grey gel coat and youngsters love it and think it is painted !
  5. Wow lovely looking car ! Paintwork looks...

    Wow lovely looking car ! Paintwork looks incredibly shiny and flat for an SR, hope mine comes out as good !!!!
    I have the same fans on mine, where did you get the central covers? My motors are...
  6. Thread: Engine Number

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    I had some challenges with my old Ford block for...

    I had some challenges with my old Ford block for IVA. I looked up as much as possible material on the internet about engine codes for my engine. Then took pictures of the block and head casting...
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    So my Honda grommets arrived today. They are...

    So my Honda grommets arrived today. They are incredibly tight on the tube. When you say you opened them up i am interested in what you actually mean. There is not a lot of thickness before you would...
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    Im confused what problem you are trying to...

    Im confused what problem you are trying to overcome. I just used the standard number plate light and no number plate mount at all as I didnt have one.
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    Those Honda ones look a sensible size 27 x 23mm...

    Those Honda ones look a sensible size 27 x 23mm and 36mm x 25mm in the kit. Im guessing you use the larger ones.
    Certainly worth a go.
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    So going to tell us where from ???

    So going to tell us where from ???
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    Im in please!

    Im in please!
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    Thanks Paul, they are cheap until you get to $50...

    Thanks Paul, they are cheap until you get to $50 shipping to the UK !!!!!! We certainly need a few of us to make it a sensible price.
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    I was starting to think about grommets for my car...

    I was starting to think about grommets for my car now it is being painted. I understand the proper ones are a tailored fit but has anyone managed to just use thin walled round grommets and simply...
  14. Thread: Free MOT

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    The only problem with Halfords is they usually...

    The only problem with Halfords is they usually want to tighten the chain and adjust the saddle ! Not surprised they missed the failed light and handbrake, they probably didnt know what they were!
  15. Thread: shades of blue

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    That does look rather nice Simon !

    That does look rather nice Simon !
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    Assume that is Sapphire Drammyboy ? It is true...

    Assume that is Sapphire Drammyboy ? It is true that all these shades vary massively in the light, which is probably why they work so well on the curvy Cobra body.
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    Hey Kevin, it was these pictures that have made...

    Hey Kevin, it was these pictures that have made me think of this colour as it looks absolutely stunning in these pictures, just not sure how 'real' they are and how much photoshop is involved, hence...
  18. Thread: shades of blue

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    shades of blue

    I had thought I had settled on painting my car Viking Blue as I like the pale blue classic colours and am keen to use a period colour . However, I was looking on line and have now established there...
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    Great to see someone get some use out of them, I ...

    Great to see someone get some use out of them, I have PM'ed you.
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    Just making a final check before these tyres...

    Just making a final check before these tyres sadly go in the bin ?
  21. I made sure mine were far enough out to ensure...

    I made sure mine were far enough out to ensure you burn your shins on them (about a good hands thickness gap from the body helps cleaning and avoids heat on the body). This was also dictated by the...
  22. Thread: Stripes

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    Interesting little section from the interweb. The...

    Interesting little section from the interweb. The main text is talking about Daytona's but the last sentence is the best thing about Cobras :

    Fascinating Fact about Shelby’s Le Mans Stripes:...
  23. Thread: Stripes

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    OK, so it is just about perspective, as you are...

    OK, so it is just about perspective, as you are normally looking at each end of the car at normal eyeline rather than above. I assume there are many cars out there with straight stripes and it is...
  24. Thread: Stripes

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    Yes I already spotted that my scoop is about 1/2"...

    Yes I already spotted that my scoop is about 1/2" wider than the stripes should be so my plan was to go around 8". Im just intrigued about the taper and its purpose.
  25. Thread: Stripes

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    Stripes

    I know the official word on twin Shelby Stripes is that they should have a slight taper as they run from the centre to the nose and tail of the car. How many people have actually done this and how...
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