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Old 09-06-2017, 04:51 PM
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Maybe a V8 Miata for the summer, and the real thing Cobra for the winter.

Thanks again, guys -- despite the difficulties, I will find a Cobra solution.
A V8 Miata can be a wonderful daily driver or canyon cruiser, and yes, with working AC and a radio too boot.


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Old 09-08-2017, 05:37 AM
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You mentioned taking women for rides. I found out that a lot of women like to look at a Cobra, sit in a Cobra, and most of all, have their picture taken in a Cobra. Unfortunately, they often do not want to go for a ride in it especially if they have done it once already. The noise, hair blowing, and exhaust smell seem to turn them away from a second ride really fast unless they are true car people.
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Old 09-08-2017, 09:13 AM
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You mentioned taking women for rides. I found out that a lot of women like to look at a Cobra, sit in a Cobra, and most of all, have their picture taken in a Cobra. Unfortunately, they often do not want to go for a ride in it especially if they have done it once already. The noise, hair blowing, and exhaust smell seem to turn them away from a second ride really fast unless they are true car people.
Yep. All of those plus the heat in the foot box. My wife went for a ride a couple of times then hated it and wouldn't even get in it any more.
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Old 09-08-2017, 09:38 AM
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A woman is hard to predict, even if you know her well - there's a revelation!

My wife is not the outdoorsy type and didn't like riding on my Harley. When I got the Cobra on the road, her biggest complaint was messing up her hair, but she figured out a way to tie it back and wear a hat. She won't go out in the extreme heat but, as I said in an earlier post, we go for early morning rides, stop for breakfast and coffee, and then get back before it gets oppressively hot. We also go for night drives and make a stop somewhere for a treat. In cold weather, I put heated seats in and, with a blanket on her lap, she's fine down to low 40's so we're able to extend the season. She's a passenger more than 50% of the time I take it out. So, talk with your better half about these things and figure it out.

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Old 09-08-2017, 09:46 AM
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Took my wife for a ride and now she wants to drive it all the time. We almost fight for the keys.
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Old 09-08-2017, 10:09 AM
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My wife and I have thousands of two lane miles in the last seven years. Foot box and tunnel heat can be minimized with proper heat shielding. The CSX4000 seats incorporate a bladder to cushion your posterior and are one of the most comfortable seats, even on 200 mile non-stop runs. Being in our 70's and driving a Cobra does much to keep us young. We did a run from Morro Bay to LA in 114 degree heat ( with iced neck coolers ) and lived to do it again. Life should be an adventure.
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Old 09-08-2017, 02:51 PM
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Yep. All of those plus the heat in the foot box. My wife went for a ride a couple of times then hated it and wouldn't even get in it any more.
LOL..yeah...my wife loves it when her friends see her riding in the car. Then we turn the corner and she is complaining she wants out.
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:13 PM
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I'm also in Arizona where 100 is sweater weather ..lol. Mine is an evening and winter cruiser. I have a GT500 for summer.
I have a superformance with a BB FE and I don't feel uncomfortable with foot box or engine heat. I just cook in the sun. Add a long sleeve shirt and pants
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Old 09-15-2017, 03:09 PM
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In New Jersey here. I drove it about 1,200 miles so far since April this year. I only start to sweat once it passes 95 degrees outside. I use a cowboy hat to keep the sun off me and that really helps.

I take a long route to/from work that is single lane with light traffic so I tend to be cruising at a nice 35mph the whole time with no waiting. Standing still is the only rough part, but the car itself is just so fun I tend to not care
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Old 09-16-2017, 02:02 AM
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Best you drive to work early, and home late. This way you escape the heat!
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Old 09-16-2017, 07:05 AM
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My husband and I drive in all weather from the 100's to the 30's, not in rain or snow on the road or black ice if the roads are cleared we might be out. I have very long hair just put a baseball cap on and rubber bands. As far as no a/c you learn how to keep cool, drink extra fluids. So you are sweaty, just add extra perfume. In winter we have a heater, jackets, gloves. We really don't care what the weather is, just to be out in the car and having a great time, works for us
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Old 09-17-2017, 06:08 AM
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My wife loves our car looking at it, hearing it run ,watching me do an occasional smoke show but no way can I get foolish with her on board. She also loves it with the top off I do not because of the sun after having one melanoma removed and being warned about more sun exposure. We have decided it's time to put the car up for sale.
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Old 09-18-2017, 01:29 PM
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I put a Bimini top on ours. Just being in the shade out of the Texas sun makes a huge difference. We do some traveling too, in June we did a Denver to Montana loop with a group. Cut down the wind noise a bit but doesn't take away from the cobra experience. I make no apologies, we rode in the open for years and years

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Old 09-18-2017, 02:18 PM
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I put a Bimini top on ours. Just being in the shade out of the Texas sun makes a huge difference. We do some traveling too, in June we did a Denver to Montana loop with a group. Cut down the wind noise a bit but doesn't take away from the cobra experience. I make no apologies, we rode in the open for years and years

How does that Bimini top change the air flow / wind at highway speed? Would you recommend it - other than for sun protection?
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There's less wind buffeting, but the airflow is still good. I don't think I'll ever take it off the car, although it's easy to do, how's that for a recommendation?
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:27 PM
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There's less wind buffeting, but the airflow is still good. I don't think I'll ever take it off the car, although it's easy to do, how's that for a recommendation?
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There's less wind buffeting, but the airflow is still good. I don't think I'll ever take it off the car, although it's easy to do, how's that for a recommendation?
Sounds good to me!

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Had a Bimini top on an old Lotus 7 type car - also had a removable perspex rear screen that clipped onto the roll bar - can confirm that both make a huge difference to buffeting.
Remove one and you lose half the difference. Great for long trips as a lot less noisy than the exhaust drone amplified by a full soft top. Might go that way with the Cobra when I get around to it.

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I'm 6'2 is it much more difficult getting in and out?
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Had a Bimini top on an old Lotus 7 type car - also had a removable perspex rear screen that clipped onto the roll bar - can confirm that both make a huge difference to buffeting.
Remove one and you lose half the difference. Great for long trips as a lot less noisy than the exhaust drone amplified by a full soft top. Might go that way with the Cobra when I get around to it.
Using the right fabric prevents that exhaust echo, plus it open everywhere but "up"
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