Club Cobra Keith Craft Motorsports  

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

Keith Craft Racing
Nevada Classics
Keith Craft Racing
Main Menu
Module Jump:
Nevada Classics
Nevada Classics
MMG Superformance
MMG Superformance
Advertise at CC
Banner Ad Rates
MMG Superformance
Keith Craft Racing
Keith Craft Racing
September 2018
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 07-07-2018, 05:39 AM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Cobra Make, Engine: A&C, 2nd gen 5.0 Coyote, XAct Cromo light flywheel, TR3650, 3.25:1 LSD
Posts: 5
Not Ranked     
Default New Build - Brakes and wheels question

Hi

I just recently received the body and frame. I didn't order the brakes from A&C as I want to run something bigger than 11" in the front. I am leaning towards a Wilwood kit with 12" rotors but there are a few different ones and they mention the hubs change the geometry slightly.

The wheels I am looking at are gray Bullitts in 17x9 and 17x10 with tire size of 245/45/17 and 315/35/17.

With all of that said, I'm interested to see what others have run for a wheel, tire, and brake configuration that works without rubbing on the body or suspension.

Any advice is appreciated.

Thanks

Last edited by CoyoteCobra; 07-07-2018 at 05:47 AM..
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-09-2018, 07:35 AM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Richardson, Tx
Cobra Make, Engine: Antique & Collectibles, Forte 427 SB, TKO 600
Posts: 157
Not Ranked     
Default

Hello there!

I`m running the 11" brakes on my car.
I did swap out the GM metric single piston calipers on the front for the Wilwood single piston caliper. (don`t have the part# right this minute)
Kept the 11" rotors on the front.
For the rears, I kept the explorer 11" set up.
I`m also running manual brakes. (Corvette master cylinder from A&C)
I`ve had no braking issues at all. Matter of fact, I have yet to lock them up on the street. (My car is not a track car.)

As for the wheels, I`m running the 17" knockoffs from Bob Lacey at Vintage Wheel. (same tire size`s as yours. 245 & 315)
He was a little cheaper than going with Team III and his communication was better than Team III`s also.
Bob is familiar with A&C Cobra`s so he knew the proper backspacing and offsets for our car. I also purchased the lug covers and spinners. (He includes the lug nuts already)

With the above set up, there`s no clearance or rub issues at all.

I did notice your installing a second gen Coyote motor? I asked Joe T. about installing one of those in our cars and he says they don`t fit unless you do MAJOR frame modifications. That engine is too wide for our frames.
He said he had built one for a customer (per their request) but said it was an absolute pain in the you know what.

I took delivery of my kit in October 2015 and pulled it out of the garage under it`s own power in September of 2017.
I`d consider my build one of the more "recent" A&C builds here.

Any other questions, post `em up. Give us a day or 2 (or 3) and somebody will get back to you.

Mike

Last edited by H-Rod; 07-09-2018 at 08:13 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2018, 05:55 PM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Cobra Make, Engine: A&C, 2nd gen 5.0 Coyote, XAct Cromo light flywheel, TR3650, 3.25:1 LSD
Posts: 5
Not Ranked     
Default

Thank you for sharing some details on your build.

Before getting the Coyote I spoke to Joe and he mentioned that the Coyote build was rare.

The Coyote is quite wide. Today I sat the engine/trans assembly down on blocks in between the frame rails to see how things are going to work out. I roughly positioned it where it should go and it looks like it is going to be really close. This was just a quick mock up, but the front timing cover is going to be the tightest spot and has about 0.5" on each side. I'm hopeful that I will be able to get away without making major modifications to the frame.

I'm sure I will run into plenty of snags and appreciate the advice and tips shared by others.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-11-2018, 09:38 AM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Richardson, Tx
Cobra Make, Engine: Antique & Collectibles, Forte 427 SB, TKO 600
Posts: 157
Not Ranked     
Default

When the time comes for you to really mount/install the engine in the frame PLEASE post up some pics.
I would like to see that.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-12-2018, 04:57 AM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Marlboro, NJ
Cobra Make, Engine: Antique & Collectable 428
Posts: 718
Not Ranked     
Default Brakes

I started with 11” rotors and Pinto front disc, Explorer reardisc and a Corvette MC....never liked the setup! It did not stop quick enough. I replaced it with Wilwood 12”rotors and 4piston calipers and used a Wilwood 7/8 MC....stops great, a Big difference and worth every penny.
Jon
__________________
The Impossible Only Takes A Little Longer
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-19-2018, 07:22 PM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Cobra Make, Engine: A&C, 2nd gen 5.0 Coyote, XAct Cromo light flywheel, TR3650, 3.25:1 LSD
Posts: 5
Not Ranked     
Default

I will be sure to post pictures and explain my build as it progresses. My A&C build is probably a bit different since I'm using a Coyote. If there are lessons I learn during the build and parts that work to make the coyote fit, it would certainly make sense to share for others to consider during theirs.

Recently I assembled the Wilwood DynaLite front brakes, and I used Summit disk brakes for the rear. I finished bending and running most of my brake lines, and plan on sitting the body on the frame with the engine in place soon. By the measurements I made so far, the clearance with the foot boxes, headers, frame, and hood are going to make for some tight spaces.

I also need to order wheels and tires soon for the body placement. I'm still researching what sort of back spacing and offset others have run without significant rub.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 07-19-2018, 07:41 PM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Cobra Make, Engine: A&C, 2nd gen 5.0 Coyote, XAct Cromo light flywheel, TR3650, 3.25:1 LSD
Posts: 5
Not Ranked     
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by saltshaker
I use 17x10.5" w 4.5bs and 315/35/17 tires on my A&C front rims are 17 x 9 with 4.5" bs
I found this in another thread and is exactly what I was looking for.

Are you still running that wheel/tire combo and happy with it? Any tire rub, or steering feel issues with the scrub radius?

Thanks
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 06:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, 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