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    Cobras for sale

    Hi, guys I am looking at a couple of cobras for sale and was wondering if anybody knew there history. The first is at Sovereign cars an AK blue with silver stripes with a 350 Chevy quoting circa 400bhp, am I right in thinking these crate engines start at around 200bhp so unless I drive it how would you know? The other is a Dax at Hallmark ls3 motor with dyno printout. Has anybody had dealings with these company's?. They both have the latest chassis, I know I am opening a hornets nest but is one better than the other, handling and kit quality, cheers.

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    looks like what you should be looking for is in your forum name

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    Hi Gary I will be part ex my Southern Roadcraft, will be hard to do as this one was a labour of love to build but I fancy a change Chevy power and hard top. I like the AK but am suspicious of bhp claims.The Dax has big bhp but Dax have been a bit unsteady lately. I was just wondering if anybody on the forum knew these cars and if anybody had dealings with Hallmark or Sovereign cars.And SR a very good cobra excellent chassis it is just a pity madgewick has not invested more time in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southern roadcraft View Post
    Hi Gary I will be part ex my Southern Roadcraft, will be hard to do as this one was a labour of love to build but I fancy a change Chevy power and hard top. I like the AK but am suspicious of bhp claims.The Dax has big bhp but Dax have been a bit unsteady lately. I was just wondering if anybody on the forum knew these cars and if anybody had dealings with Hallmark or Sovereign cars.And SR a very good cobra excellent chassis it is just a pity madgewick has not invested more time in it.
    I don't know the AK in question but the BHP figures are not at all unreasonable IMHO Had mine on a dyno and although its a Ford not a Chevy it's the same CC and the figures for mine are in my signature 416 BHP and 466 ft-lbs. Ally heads ported with big valves, free flowing exhaust, slightly wild cam and none of the emissions crap they fit thees days.
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    I think it will be nearer 350hp or possibly 375hp.you would need to stroke it to 383 to get 400hp. Mines a 383 with big valve Ali heads,wild cam and roller rockers putting out 425 and similar torque figures.
    AK 427 SC now sold. New ride is a 57 Chevy Bel Air Big Block 454

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    Cheers Martin for that, I have had nothing to do with Chevy motors just research that bhp figures on new crate motors vary a lot with these engines without changing heads cams etc. I am looking at the Ak more than the Dax, I know the Ls is a good motor but I'm old school and a carb over fuel injection! and your right all the emission crap is a no go for me, cheers Mark.

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    What's wrong with the DAX doesn't matter what's going on your buying a finished car,you don't need to to go to them for mechanicals or anything else for that matter.

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    Hi Roger cheers for that, nothing the matter with Dax, You are right and I am still not ruling it out completely. I have heard pros and con's with both on their body and chassis. Engines in both well proven carb or fuel injected, just looking for advice on both models and the companies selling them, cheers Mark.

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    what is currently not making oyu happy with the SR you have then? from what you say i gather your have a Rover v8 or something similar in it? If so, may be worth looking at a decent 4.6 rover lump - theres a few on here with them that will give the chevy/ford lot a run for there money

    good luck with you hunt either way

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    Hi Gary you are right I have a rover in which is lively but not 400bhp plus lively. I know a 4.6 or bigger will make a difference I like the hard top as well . I know Cheng at Thunder does a DB top that will fit with some fettling but to be honest I have not got the time. I will be gutted to let mine go as having built 3 this one taking a few years it is a exceptionally sorted SR. SMS used it for years in their advertising ads in the kit car mags.SR are an excellent kit as well you know Gary, I am disappointed that madgewick never pushed it. I have never driven a Dax or an AK to compare it with so who knows.Cheers Mark.

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