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Old 06-03-2019, 06:12 PM
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I just picked up a privately built 2013 British racing green A&C Cobra from the Cleveland area two weeks ago. It only had 940 miles on it and was barely driveable. Itís now in a million pieces in an attempt to correct all the build errors. Iím down to the crank on the engine, brake system, clutch system, and fuel system were removed, the peddle box was modified, and the foot area has been cut out, enlarged and glassed back up. Thereís many many more items Iím fixing or improving. I turned the corner last weekend and now everything is going back together. The original body and bare chassis and suspension are gorgeous on this kit. Whoever finished it from there originally should be shot though. 😂. I love this little thing and canít wait to get it on the road.
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Old 06-03-2019, 06:49 PM
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Well, you will know the car inside and out. Post pictures when you get the chance. You will probably need to reply to a few more posts before you are allowed to post pictures. Lots of good knowledge on this site. Have fun.

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Old 06-04-2019, 06:56 AM
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I built my A&C kit from October 2015 - September 2017.
I now have around 3000 miles on the car.
Done 2 drives from Dallas to San Marcos (south of Austin) and back in the car with zero issues/problems.

Any questions you may have on re-assembly, ask away.
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Old 06-05-2019, 12:17 PM
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Good Luck with your re-build .
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Take your time, get it right and it will all be worthwhile. More smiles per gallon.
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Old 06-05-2019, 02:43 PM
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Take your time, get it right and it will all be worthwhile. More smiles per gallon.
No, among the many benefits of doing half-ass repairs and mods on your Cobra is the fact that you will get to experience the joy of performing them again and again.
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Old 07-05-2019, 04:35 AM
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This thing is giving me a run for my money. Electrical systems, dash storage, fuel system, clutch system, and expansion of the foot box and gas pedal setup are done. I just got the engine block back from the machinist and the mess in the rear end and gear swap are almost done. Iíve been burning a lot of midnight oil. After celebrating our country and in between that work thing that I have to do, fingers crossed, she may be ready for the first fire up by next weekend.
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Old 07-06-2019, 03:09 PM
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Delay of game AGAIN, both axle flanges are bent and need to be faced off and squared. Ughh Iíll drop them off at the local machine shop Monday morning. Tomorrow Iíll start putting the engine back together...
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I just picked up a privately built 2013 British racing green A&C Cobra from the Cleveland area two weeks ago. It only had 940 miles on it and was barely driveable. Itís now in a million pieces in an attempt to correct all the build errors. Iím down to the crank on the engine, brake system, clutch system, and fuel system were removed, the peddle box was modified, and the foot area has been cut out, enlarged and glassed back up. Thereís many many more items Iím fixing or improving. I turned the corner last weekend and now everything is going back together. The original body and bare chassis and suspension are gorgeous on this kit. Whoever finished it from there originally should be shot though. 😂. I love this little thing and canít wait to get it on the road.
Ah yes, in the days of, and prior to "cash for clunkers", I picked up a number of poorly built, or highly neglected Cobra kits and finished cars.....Too good to be true, of course they were, every single one of them. But when they left my garage, they were all nicely gone through and street worthy. Take things one step at a time, one set of components at a time, and slowly, you will get to the point where the car is once again safe to drive.

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To bad that there are so many issues with your rebuild. I finished my build a few months ago and are enjoying it a lot.

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Itís alive! Iíve been test driving it around the neighborhood for the last couple of weeks much to my wifeís chagrin...yes it's insured. I have an appointment this Friday to get the NYS VIN installed and then Iím only waiting on the state to send my new title. I canít wait! This car is super comfortable and FUN to drive!
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Old 08-13-2019, 03:28 AM
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Congrats! Still plenty of good driving weather left.

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Congratulations! NY put a VIN on my Wildcat (Cheetah inspired build) on August 6. I'm anxiously waiting for my title.
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Old 08-13-2019, 05:26 AM
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What engine, trainee and differential are in your A&C?
I am not too familiar with that model Cobra.
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351W, TKO600, Ford 9Ē with 3.73 posi
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Pictures...?
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Would you believe I havenít taken any yet! Iíll have to get on that this weekend.
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