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Old 05-10-2016, 12:41 AM
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Old 05-18-2016, 01:26 AM
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I just noticed their eBay advert last night.
A 20x15" wheel with 29x18x20" Mickey Thomson tyre isn't for everyone, but I like it! Body shape looks good. Windscreen and roll bar could be laid back a bit more if I was being picky...

20"x16" with the metric conversion of 425mm wide tyres on this beast.. Sorry for the correction 750hp
Hi guys my name is Wil and I design and build the ICCARS AC Cobra replicas and this was a special request to build this monster..
I am a new comer to the Cobra scene and to you guys so any feedback (positive or constructive) would be appreciated.
Saying that I am experienced in the GT40 scene having built an RF GT40 that is twin Turbo'd and gets up and boogies.. LOL
I would like to hear back from you as to what makes your AC better for your own enjoyment, and hope I can contribute to what makes this kit better for future enjoyment.
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Old 05-18-2016, 01:37 AM
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There is a lot to like about that chassis. Windscreen is an easy fix and personal preference as well I guess. Maybe just a little bit too much rear wheel but kit looks very promising. Like to see some more info.
Hi Tenrocca, the windscreen set back is at 55 degrees as per the original, as this gives you better head clearance, however to adjust the angle is easy as the mounting points are set by the builder based on the required angle they wish to achieve, within reason...
The chassis has a very high torsional rigidity (9350Nm+) the plus is because the chassis were designed and testing without being panelled, which adds to the stiffness, and the body is carried over 13 connection points to the chassis and when bonded (if bonded) adds tension to the torsional strain on the chassis, thereby increasing resistance to twisting - increasing torque slightly..
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Old 05-18-2016, 01:42 AM
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I dont mind that.
Thankyou boxhead, that was seven years of my life to design and build the first chassis, and I am very proud of the end result. I am glad that you appreciate the detail as well, it is a very complex structure..
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Old 05-18-2016, 02:11 AM
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And he's using Skyline rear ends. Very Harrisonesk.

Must be modding them though to get that sort of wheel size in there.
Hi Spookypt, the choice for rear cradle was simple - Skyline, the front was more difficult but then I saw something I really liked and could make it work - Mazda RX7 twin turbo SD3FS and the rest is history. Considered the best handling AC Cobra in SA by the certifying Engineer. All upgrades available for better brakes, callipers etc.. We run power steering as STD. The front end has 8 Degrees anti-dive, 9-11 degrees positive castor and Bump steer is almost eliminated altogether. The sensation is equivalent to driving a BMW but it is an AC Cobra...
And to get those rear wheels to fit in is as simple as changing the cradle for a five link live rear axle system. Panhard rods are not an issue with minimal travel on this type of vehicle.

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Old 05-18-2016, 02:45 AM
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Hi Wil
It's Dave with the green RF, love your turbo GT40. Guys ,Wil has a twin turbo GT40. Great to see you here Mate.
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Welcome Wil. Nice to have u around. Be nice to see your cars (and the 40) at this years Nats!!!
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Live axle is good , 4 bar link is good , panhard is Bad --they induce rear steer right when you don't want it , Watts link is good

Back to the topic............
Agreed, the Watts link is the way to go for most modern cars that have a greater suspension travel, however an AC Cobra would only traverse through it's total moment about 25-30mm from full compression to total rebound, hence the pan hard rod is a good compromise for this set up. Trust me, those 16" wide wheels do not scrub and they only have 15mm clearance from the chassis, and 7mm from the body..
It's all in the geometry..
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Old 05-18-2016, 03:44 AM
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I do love the obscene amount of dish that car has.....
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It's Dave with the green RF, love your turbo GT40. Guys ,Wil has a twin turbo GT40. Great to see you here Mate.
Thanks Dave, it's been almost 18 months of modifications and problem solving to get the GT40 to where it is now.. I'm happy with it though as it produces 650HP at the flywheel and over 950Nm of torque at 4600+
Attached a photo at the dyno..
That was a fun day.. Not!!
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Old 05-18-2016, 03:55 AM
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I do love the obscene amount of dish that car has.....
10" of dish.. That's more than most wheels have in total width.
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Old 05-18-2016, 03:58 AM
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Welcome Wil. Nice to have u around. Be nice to see your cars (and the 40) at this years Nats!!!
Thanks spookypt, however I would rather take my 545ci P5 LTD to the Nats. It runs a gearvendors OD/UD system as well, so killer gear selection. The 295 MT ET's don't stand a chance on that thing.. LOL
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Great cars!

Love the GT40, surely more rear tyre needed!

I think your LTD would have trouble in the corners at Wakefield Park - Spook is talking about the Cobra Nationals rather than Summernats.

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I think new tyres for the GT40 would be a good start LOL..

I missed the point on what Spook was saying, but fully agree the LTD would be out of it's comfort zone at the Cobra Nationals..

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Hi guys,

as I am new to this forum I'm not sure if this should be a new thread or not but I thought I would share a couple of photos of my own AC Cobra build, and over time keep updating posts to reflect my progress.
Please advise if this would be better done as a new thread?


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I can only speak for myself, but I think it is great if a manufacturer runs his/her own build thread it has to be a good thing.

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as I am new to this forum I'm not sure if this should be a new thread or not but I thought I would share a couple of photos of my own AC Cobra build, and over time keep updating posts to reflect my progress.
Please advise if this would be better done as a new thread?


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Tks Boxhead,

I am not sure how many posts I have to have up before I can post my own thread?
Is there a min. number of posts to start my own thread.
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Yeah start a new thread in the Aussie section with your builds ,call it ICCars 001Build so your future Customers can find it easy.
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I think it is 10, you have that many now as it becomes available at the same time as posting pics does,

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I am not sure how many posts I have to have up before I can post my own thread?
Is there a min. number of posts to start my own thread.
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