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Old 03-12-2018, 08:52 AM
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Hey all,
This is only my 1st post. I am not a "troll" as I have seen some of the newbies called.....lol
I just turned 50 and I have always wanted a Cobra ever since I held a Cobra hotwheel in my hand.
Waiting on the word today (3/12/18) for financing

I am a fulltime Firefighter. I have seen a lot of car wreck injuries and fatalities in my 20+ year career. Also lost 2 of my brothers to accidents.
That being said that played a part in which car/motor I chose.
I am not a speed demon. I don't want to drag or road race.
I am just looking to cruise around my area where I live.
How can they see how cool I look if I drive by too fast......LOL

I wanted to go a little entry level power with the motor...if there is such a thing as that in one of these cars.
I chose a Backdraft Racing 2008 Build Roadster with a 302 Ford.....
I know its still going to be fast, but I have had cars with 500+hp and know that they went at least 75mph on the highway...hahaha
So I know how to control myself.

If all goes wells delivery may be in 3 weeks or so.
This is just my post to hopefully become a car holding member of this site.
Thanks Rob in Ohio

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Old 03-12-2018, 09:22 AM
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Welcome to the addiction from someone else with a BDR roadster utilizing a small block Ford (347 Stroker).

Good luck with your pending purchase.
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:35 AM
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Wishing you the best on your purchase from another '08 BDR owner
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:03 AM
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Rob,

Congratulations on your new toy and it sounds as if you are very well aware of how fast these things can get you into trouble. Your choice of a motor for what you want I think is ideal. I have had about every Ford motor except the 427 SOC engine and I have a 408 stroker in my car now as I am to old to race and just drive it. Keep us informed as you get the car and drive it and please post some pictures.

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Old 03-12-2018, 10:20 AM
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Owned a 2013 BDR.... great car!!!! Enjoy it and be safe.
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Thanks Guys.
Once I get the word that all is good I am going to have a mechanic shop do a pre purchase inspection on the mechanics and probably do a compression test as well.
I live in Ohio and it's in California.
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Financing came back fine.
Buying it depends on the pre purchase inspection.
Should know by tomorrow or Wednesday.
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:04 PM
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Good luck, Rob.
From a new guy up around Dayton.

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Old 03-13-2018, 05:23 AM
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Rob,

Good luck and I hope the Inspection shows everything to be in great shape. To bad it is so far away that you can't be there to watch and try it out.

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Pre Purchase inspection came back good.
Called them today to confirm the sale.
Should be getting paperwork this week to sign and send back.
A few weeks and I should have the car I have always wanted since I was a kid.
Now time to buy some meatballs :-)
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Good luck, Rob.
From a new guy up around Dayton.

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I live about 30 minutes from Dayton. Just right down I-75.
If you know where West Chester/Tylersville is.
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Now you need to sign up for the London Cobra Show.
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I live about 30 minutes from Dayton. Just right down I-75.
If you know where West Chester/Tylersville is.
Yep. I know the area. Running between Tipp City and Loveland a lot to see the kids. Send a msg if you wanna swap numbers. We can get together sometime -maybe Cars n Coffee at Austin Landing?

Hope the paperwork and transport goes well.

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Congrats and welcome to the club! I'm pretty much a newbie too, but have owned a few "spirited" muscle cars in the past, so I chose to buy one with the 427 FE motor.
That said, keep in mind, even with a small block, these cars can be a handful to drive but can be a lot of fun, too. Common sense and being aware of your surroundings is a must.
Keep us informed and post some pics.
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I hope that you have the car by now. You are going to really have a lot of good times ahead and there are a lot of Cobra people in that area to get together with. As said above, post some pictures when you get it.

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I hope that you have the car by now.

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Paperwork should arrive today while I am at the firehouse.
I will have to get it filled out and sent back tomorrow.
I delayed it a week for the inspection and making my mind up.
I will post some pictures on the arrival.
I am sure I will do a facebook live post as they are unloading it :-)
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Yep. I know the area. Running between Tipp City and Loveland a lot to see the kids. Send a msg if you wanna swap numbers. We can get together sometime -maybe Cars n Coffee at Austin Landing?

Hope the paperwork and transport goes well.

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Sounds great Bill.
I will send a message.
I am sure to have a lot of questions.....lol
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Good luck and I hope everything goes smoothly. I bet that you are really getting anxious for it to arrive now.

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I'm sure that as someone must have previously mentioned, you've ruined yourself for the rest of your life. Welcome to the insanity and good luck with your car.
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