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Old 08-03-2011, 09:42 PM
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427 stroked LS3 with 8 throttle body injection.
Compound turbo, Duramax Diesel for my Paj' tow car.
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:44 PM
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Nelson Race Engines 632 BBC twin turbo warrior series.
on 91 octane : 1500Hp and 1300 ft lb but on race gas 2700hp and 2100ft lb torque.

About $55,000 us dollars per unit but at todays exchange rate ....

not sure a Cobra would handle it but it sure as hell would be fun trying!
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:47 PM
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Gibbo, how's the build going?

new member - new cobra build
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Gibbo, how's the build going?

new member - new cobra build
We ended up with a drb which was going real well til mother nature interveened and we got hit with a 7.2 mag earthquake and then 2 6.3's which has pretty much stuffed my house and garages. The only damage to the cobra was the headlight bezels where some panels landed against it. It did make a bid for freedom and went through the garage door but as it wasn't painted no harm done... just a few scratches in the gelcoat. Got a shock to get home from work to find the car sitting in the driveway thats for sure.

car is progressing along tho... diff/rear suspension done, dash, seats, shifter, radiator mounted/ all external hardware sorted. Just engine mounts to do, throw in the motor/box, wire it up, driveshaft etc and then its time for the first drive.

When things have selted back to some sort of normality i'll put up some pics.

Major thing to do at the moment is build a new house and workshop or as my wife says a workshop with a house attached. (three car internal access garage with 12X7.2 external workshop plus car port)
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:39 PM
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Gibbo, anything to justify a bigger garage! Take care and best of luck with the build(s).
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:06 PM
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Good luck with that Gibbo. We just had some friends from Christchurch and Dunedin with us here. Greg is an insurance assessor. Sounds like you were lucky to escape without even more damage.
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I'm getting 1,000 klm out of my 2.0 litre diesel Golf for 50 litres. I don't know what it would sound like with side pipes but there would be plenty of room in the engine bay.

Great news today and time to pull out the good bottles of red. My engineeer has finally supplied a 17 page report on the calculations of the stress points on the Cobra and when I get off here, I have to email them to the RTA. Hopefully, I will then receive a new inspection date and have the car registered before the massive changes occur in NSW with the NSW RTA structure.

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All allow FE 427 running 4 down draft webbers.
I would do the same, except 8 throttle bodies.
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Well I thought about this a bit, & thought if I was using my Harrison chassis I'd want the rest of the car as Australian as possible so
Option 1; 4.5 lt Repco Brabham ( the old formula Libre engine made for sports car racing) with a Harrop g'box behind it.
Option 2; this would have to be the trusty ol' Ford Cosworth 3 lt & a harrop box as well.

Like to idea of option 1 though. A very long time ago I saw one of those engines in an FJ show car.......amazing

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This assumes I don't have to pay for it of course, or I won lotto!

Alu Shelby block 527 SOHC Cammer...
with the trumpets (TWM fast) & the EFI goodies!

End of discussion!
ditto Dimis, although I think he meant a 427 SOHC Cammer, save the stroking for a rebuild later. Probably go with a DART Alu block and have Gessford build it, meeting tolerances down to a nat's ass is a Gessford specialty.
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Old 08-05-2011, 06:22 AM
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What about a rota mota? brap....brap....brap.......
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For me its a Boss 331, just love the combination. Dart block, yates heads and cross ram injection with plenty of special carbon fibre bits. Am very lucky, hope to have it in by years end. Althought the stock market gobbled a bit of it up last week.

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Old 08-06-2011, 04:45 AM
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What about a rota mota? brap....brap....brap.......
Funny you should say that.
Many moons ago when I lived in Canberra and the Toyota Crown kit was around I also had a few spare chook cookers laying around. I went to the Dept of Motor transport and they siad that installing one would create no problems as the 'standard' horsepower was the same as a 2600 crown engine. I formulated a cunning plan to put a chook cooker in the crown I got for a song and then later get the crown chassis based cobra body.
To this day I still have nightmares of my intentions and am greatful I didn't do it.
Young. dumb and full of ?? empty wallet back then.
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Outwest34au, what the hell is a chook cooker?

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Same as a 20 litre drum Mando.
Just some of the knick names used on Rotary motors.

As that is what they look like.
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Same as a 20 litre drum Mando.
Just some of the knick names used on Rotary motors.

As that is what they look like.
As the Rotor heads say mine may be rotary but yours.......will be Pist.ON !
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The Viper engine makes great power & torque for a light weight Cobra.
The picture of the Viper engine is my car, the Double Vemon Classic Roadster. Ed Combs built it in 1997. I won the car @ the Spring Fling Cobra event in London OH now the London Cobra Show.
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Gorgeous car Chuck, and that's a lot of car for the price. It would go for close to $100K here in Oz. Wish it was as simple as sticking it on a boat and driving the wheels off it down under!
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Outwest34au, what the hell is a chook cooker?

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A chook cooker is a rotisserie,, aka rotary.

Every wankel knows that,
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[quote]Every wankel knows thatQUOTE]



Nothing like a good wankel I say.......
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