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Old 02-26-2012, 04:27 PM
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Congrats on your purchase... looks to be a very tidy DRB.

I think that I saw your 'dog' pulling the wagon in the budweiser commercials.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:24 PM
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Well, Iím officially a lurker no longer!!

Iím now finally the proud and ecstatic owner of a 1995 DRB. After a few years of trying to decide exactly what I was looking for, then searching and considering lots of scenarios and potential pitfalls of importing, buying interstate and locally this car came on the market very close to home and ticked lots of boxes on my wish list and literally had my name on it, (well at least my initials). Iím now looking forward to participating more on the forum, not with expert knowledge unfortunately but at least it will be content. LOL Iíd just like to express my thanks to those members, some in Sydney, some interstate some overseas who have freely offered their helpful advice; Steve, Dennis, Dave, Craig, Treeve, Bill, Peter and others who have answered my many questions.

Hey Adam congratulations thatís a very nice car, itís a wonder we didnít run into each other while looking at some of these cars.

Here's a shot of my beast, I'll put up some more info on it later.

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Old 02-27-2012, 01:36 PM
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Seems to be a lot of cars on the Central Coast now.
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:37 PM
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Welcome to the coast Brett, Ken told me on the weekend you'd moved up.
Hey Adam don't forget what Mark Twain said "Its not the size of the dog in the fight...."LOL

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Old 02-28-2012, 12:51 AM
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Congrats Adam (and Paul)

A really nice looking car all the way from Gunnedah.........shouldn't have any coastal rust problems

Just goes to show, good things come to those that wait.

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Old 02-28-2012, 01:03 AM
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Congratulations Adam & Paul. Fantastic to see some great old cars finding the right new owners. Patience does pay off. And best of all you get to enjoy and drive your new toys immediately.

You guys should start your own threads and share a heap of photos of your Cobra's. It would be great to see more detail and get a chance to discuss the finer details and specification. There are a lot of very knowledgeable DRB and ex-DRB owners on this forum.

Adam, nice to see replica spinners on the old polished B45 Simmon's wheels. Now that wasn't the easiest thing to do back in the day and very cool. I expect there are lots of nice attention to detail touches in that Cobra of yours.
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:18 AM
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Thanks Greg and the rest of the ACC team who have posted and congrats too Paul....we probably pinged each others options mate...LOL...anyhow..I am at Umina Beach and your just over the RIP bridge so we need to network so PM me and we can touch base as you only like 8 kays tops away.

As far as Donk specs, Kevin the previous owner builder said he had a spec 5.0 HO lined up as a crate but there was a defect with the engine so he ended up with a "more lively version" as the long motor as a replacement.

What that means is... I do not know, but the heads are not standard and there appears to be a bit of a cam judging by the idle and the fact that it goes absolutely ape sh!t over 2K RPM.

I will not really know until I replace as required and will upgrade accordingly.

It is not the fastest Cobrep in the land by any means, but I was not after that..(I all ready have the fastest Ford XR4 or ST 150 south of the equator as my runabout...no big claim there I know, but I know how easy it is to get carried away spending)...


...but this car is more than able to cope with challenges so far from a Cobra Mustang and the local HSV crowd...at the end of the day I love my new toy and will only get real with it on the track (I respect my license and other road users too much to go P plating) once I am "One with the Machine"

Thanks guys and cheers,

I will try to get some better pics up when I get more time to play on the net without the other home life responsibilities.

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Old 02-28-2012, 01:25 AM
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Sorry Craig,

Missed your post while clunking on the keyboard.....

Look, all I can say is that the car is an absolute credit to Kevin Louis who built it. It is clear that a lot of love, patience, skill and attention to detail went into the build...all on a Shelby American Chassis.

Kevin sold due to unfortunate reasons I later learn't and I am hoping that the sale can help him and his lovely wife realize their travel plans.

I will definately have to get some great pics once this weather sorts itself out and look forward to meeting up with you guys at events and breakies...hopefully Paul will be keen for a cobra tandem cruise down the F3 for Brunch some time too!
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:28 AM
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Well done Adam and Paul. Straight into the experience!
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:44 AM
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Great news Adam and Paul. I know that you've both been looking for a while and it looks like the hard work has paid off.

Paul - I like the 3 car garage!
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Hi Craig,
I don't know whether you got my pm the other day or another one of many just vaporized into cyberspace. I just wanted to thank you for your helpful advice while searching for a car. As for the three car garage....... well with two kids and a wife with cars and heaps of crap to store, three spaces is not nearly enough. When I built it I purposely didn't make it too big so I wouldn't store heaps of garbage in it, I thought I'd only make it big enough for cars. Well in hind sight that wasn't such a great idea. I just had a quote to knock a hole in the middle of the back wall for a cobra sleeping spot, storage and work area effectively nearly doubling the size and it was $65,000. Would I like a big garage and no cobra or a cobra and a big garden shed to store the crap in, easy choice really. Anyway thanks again for your advice.

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Old 02-29-2012, 03:49 AM
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Nice to see another Cobra on the Coast.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:24 PM
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Thanks Craig,

I had a brief meet up with Paul Today at his beautiful Nursery and Cafe. If anyone ever in the Empire Bay area I would recommend dropping into Impact Plants nursery and cafe as the menu and food look great and the atmosphere is very relaxing....until a cobra rolling up shatters the tranquil bush silence

Hopefully we can organize a central coast cruise once this weather improves although we may have a challenge keeping up with Craig's Machine

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