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Old 04-27-2018, 04:29 AM
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I'm pretty sure that Craig made significant improvements to the Contemporary shape. The Pace body is way sleeker, more accurate and sits lower on the chassis for a nicer stance. Contemporary bodies were originally splashed from an original car, but jarring changes were subsequently made to "equalize" the resulting side to side imbalance and to lower the wheel openings as the raised rear haunches sat too high over the then newer low profile 60 and 50 series tires. The result was a chunky, high-sided profile and a cocked-up arse end. Unfortunately, the truth that Conteporarys were splashed off of an original Cobra gave rise to an enduring myth that they were "the most accurate replicas" and many newer brands in turn based their shapes on that altered profile. That sadly resulted in a wave of high-butt, jacked-up rear ends as seen on early Factory Fives (pre-MK IV), Everett-Morrisons and even Superformance replicas. Jim Price of Superformance realised this and later SPF's benefited from retroactive changes to subtly minimize the effects of the Contemporary DNA. FFR also improved their bodies with the MK IV model.
Ahem - sorry for the sermon. Pet peeve of mine. Carry on mates!
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I'm 6'4 and 85 kg. Buy/borrow a thin seat (R-model?) or Kart seat and look at Cobras without seats.

You will be surprised how much space is wasted by using bulky seats. ERA has a nice chart showing legroom. This helps to compare passenger tub space.
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South Australia, See Wil at Kangaroo Island Cars. Makes an awesome Cobra kit with lots of variations and local support is gold.
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South Australia, See Wil at Kangaroo Island Cars. Makes an awesome Cobra kit with lots of variations and local support is gold.
If I'm ever fortunate enough to be in the market for another Cobra, I'll be down to Kangaroo Island like a shot.
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Old 04-29-2018, 04:12 AM
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This is a Street Beasts 98" wheelbase Cobra 427 S/C. The cockpit is much longer than that of a typical Cobra. I have to move my seat forward to be able to reach the pedals. Having power seats makes that task a lot easier. Street Beasts went out of business about 7 years ago, or so I've heard. Everett-Morrison Motorcars makes 96" and 98" wheelbase versions. Everett-Morrison Motorcars



At the 6:50 point in this video you can see my car startup and pull out of the parking stall. It's obviously a long wheelbase car.

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I am 6'2" and have to move my seat forward in my ERA...

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