Club Cobra Gas - N Exhaust  

Go Back   Club Cobra > Manufacturers, Engine Builders, tools, and parts. > Antique & Collectibles

Welcome to Club Cobra!  The World's largest non biased Shelby Cobra related site!

  •  » Representation from nearly all Cobra/Daytona/GT40 manufacturers
  •  » Help from all over the world for your questions
  •  » Build logs for you and all members
  •  » Blogs
  •  » Image Gallery
  •  » Many thousands of members and nearly 1 million posts! 

YES! I want to register an account for free right now!  p.s.: For registered members this ad will NOT show

Nevada Classics
Main Menu
Module Jump:
Nevada Classics
Nevada Classics
Keith Craft Racing
MMG Superformance
Advertise at CC
Banner Ad Rates
Keith Craft Racing
MMG Superformance
MMG Superformance
MMG Superformance
September 2022
S M T W T F S
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30  
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-06-2010, 06:16 PM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Cobra Make, Engine: A&C Cobra, 521 CU BBF, Holley ProJection, T56 Magnum, 3.5:1 TruTrac 9-inch
Posts: 275
Not Ranked     
Default A&C Build

Hello.
Just found this forum .... I have been building an A&C Cobra since Nov 2009 (not that long!).

I have built up a 521 CU BBF (stroked 460), Tremec T56 Magnum 6-speed, Holley Fuel Injection....

I want to order the body later this month.....

Anyway, wheels are my issue right now.
I put Wilwood front disc brakes on the front and Willwood on the rear as well.
My understanding is that the front actuallly moves out 1/2 inch on each side according to Wilwood. But the rear should not have changed.

So I assume I need an extra 1/2 inch of backspace for the front wheels so everything lines up right?

I'd like to run 17 inch wheels with something like a 315 series on the rear.

Does anyone have any comments about wheels, clearances, etc?

What kind of wheels are people using on theirs? I have been looking at TeamIII Halibrand replicas perhaps?

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-06-2010, 08:01 PM
Wbulk's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: American Fork, Ut
Cobra Make, Engine: 66 Cobra
Posts: 920
Not Ranked     
Default

Don't try to get any wheels until you get the body. Then you will also have to determine what tires you want and get the specs for the tread and section width. Back spacing, wheel width and tire section width will all come into play to determine where the tire will set in relation to the body. Then if you have a solid rear axle do you have bump stops to keep the tires from rubbing the body on a hard bump. If not then you may have to move them in if you have the room, or go to a smaller wheel and tire. I recommend you mount the body, ensuring that it reasonable centered by the wheel lips and the same height side to side. Then put a level down from the wheel lips and measure to the wheel mounting points on the front and back. Once you have those measurements you can lay it all out on paper. Remember back spacing is the the rim mounting surface to the outside of the wheel lip, which is usually a 1/2". So a 10" wheel is 11" outside to outside. Take your time and get it right. Wheels and tires as you know are expensive.

Last edited by Wbulk; 06-06-2010 at 08:03 PM.. Reason: Correction
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06-07-2010, 06:08 AM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Marlboro, NJ
Cobra Make, Engine: Contemporary Cobra
Posts: 882
Not Ranked     
Default wheels

I finished my A&C about 2 months ago....call Joe, he knows better then anyone else.
Jon
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 06-07-2010, 06:31 AM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Bayside, NY
Cobra Make, Engine: Antique & Collectible
Posts: 67
Not Ranked     
Default

I am using the same brake setup but don't have wheels or body yet. When i picked up my frame, on my way down i stopped by EddytheB's shop and he had a few A&C's there with 17". The one with wilwoods had 4 3/4 backspacing front and rear with 17x8 and 17x11. check out his website or email him, he is very helpful as is everyone on this forum. Now that you found it i'm sure your build will go a little smoother with all the help you can get here.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 06-07-2010, 11:08 AM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Cobra Make, Engine: A&C Cobra, 521 CU BBF, Holley ProJection, T56 Magnum, 3.5:1 TruTrac 9-inch
Posts: 275
Not Ranked     
Default

Thanks for the fast replies!
Build has been going along fine, Joe is definately a good resource.

Ill give him a call about the wheels, but Ill probably wait until I get the body to double check.

Another question, is the steering column. Does the steering rod and ujoint run under the driver side exhaust header? Seems a little tight there! Does anyone have a picture they could post?
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 06-07-2010, 01:40 PM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Zachary, LA
Cobra Make, Engine: Hunter - 427
Posts: 232
Not Ranked     
Default Steering Shaft

The steering shaft runs above the headers. Its very tight, I have power steering.




Joey

Last edited by jbcobra67; 06-07-2010 at 04:45 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 06-07-2010, 06:32 PM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Cobra Make, Engine: A&C Cobra, 521 CU BBF, Holley ProJection, T56 Magnum, 3.5:1 TruTrac 9-inch
Posts: 275
Not Ranked     
Default

Very tight indeed! Thanks for the picture, really appreciate it
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
The representations expressed are the representations and opinions of the clubcobra.com forum members and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and viewpoints of the site owners, moderators, Shelby American, any other replica manufacturer, Ford Motor Company. This website has been planned and developed by clubcobra.com and its forum members and should not be construed as being endorsed by Ford Motor Company, or Shelby American or any other manufacturer unless expressly noted by that entity. "Cobra" and the Cobra logo are registered trademarks for Ford Motor Co., Inc. clubcobra.com forum members agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyrighted material is owned by you. Although we do not and cannot review the messages posted and are not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we reserve the right to delete any message for any reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). Thank you for visiting clubcobra.com. For full policy documentation refer to the following link: CC Policy
Links monetized by VigLink