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Old 01-09-2012, 08:02 AM
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I've been looking into building a AC Cobra. It's gonna be about a year from now when I can start. So I figured now would be a good time to start asking questions.

Is it possible to build something that will do 0 to 60 in under 4 seconds and still be able to drive it 5 to 8 hours on the weekends?

I have a LOT of questions. But lets start with the one above and we'll see if this is possible.

Budget say around 30k to 45k ish.

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Old 01-09-2012, 09:24 AM
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Definitely. There are many cars out there from many different manufacturers making sub-four second 0-60 times. You didn't mention what state you are in and that will impact your engine decision when it comes to titling. Also, don't discount a previously owned or turn key unless your heart is set on building it yourself (even if it is, often you can score a great deal on a completed kit and then change it to your liking for less than building a new kit). Surf some of the websites like FFR, ERA, A&C, or Backdraft, Superformance, Kirkham, Shelby if you prefer a roller or turn key. The world is your oyster!
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:49 AM
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Thanks mreid for the reply.

A Turnkey is not out of the option. But actually building one is something that I've been wanting to do for a long time. I didn't mention the state I was in because I didn't think it had that much of an impact. Arizona is the state, and again didn't think it would be that much of an impact.

I've already did some looking around FFA and Kirkham. The starting kits and the price that they were offering them is what is making this possible. And yet at the same time I know I have A LOT more research to be done before I even start.

Again thanks for the reply, and letting me know that what I would like is something that is actually possible. I see spread sheets, notes and lots of browsing in my future!

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P.S. If anyone else would like to chime in on places to start, url's of whatever. Please feel free.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:04 AM
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Yes you can....check out Keith Craft ...my 408w has 535 hp 535 ft lbs. in my FFR III ...SCRAMES!!!! Welcome to "Cobra Funs". What color you want some times is he hardest part of the build.
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I've already did some looking around FFA and Kirkham. The starting kits and the price that they were offering them is what is making this possible. And yet at the same time I know I have A LOT more research to be done before I even start.
"30-45k ish" will not get you within shouting distance of a Kirkham.... other than that, carry on and good luck.
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Yea avanti-176 the high prices are still out there. But it is nice and to look around

Charles Actually the color is already picked out. The engine I think will be my hardest choice, and require the most research. Everything else almost has to fall into place once the engine is picked. And by this I mean you then have limits on what you can and can not use.

Back to more reading.

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Write the check and turn the key... New Year Special VMS Backdraft RT3 Roadsters 427

You'll have to tel me the color combo though ... Let us do the heavy stuff, couldn't resist
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It's easy to cover both the 0-60 you want and have a good driver.

See the advert here for a great car at a really good price:
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In the 4 years I have owned my Cobra, we have also had a 2006 Jeep SRT/8, a 2001 Chevy Impala, and currently own a 2002 C5 Corvette, and 2010 Infiniti QX56.

Our of all of those vehicles, to me the Cobra is the most comfortable to drive long distances provided the weather is nice.
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lol Thanks Cashburn! it gives me something to look forward too.


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Yea Silverback51. Looking to do some long distance driving as well. Thanks for the input!


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Our of all of those vehicles, to me the Cobra is the most comfortable to drive long distances provided the weather is nice.
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AZ No problemo. Title it as a 65. Engine means nothing here when it comes to getting it registered.
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Dave from Mesa,

Do we have any local clubs? And if so where and when do they meet?


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