Absolute Pace

Welcome to Club Cobra.

You are currently viewing the world's largest resource for Shelby related information as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!


Go Back   Club Cobra > Club Forums > Australian Cobra Club

Welcome to Club Cobra!  The World's largest non biased Shelby Cobra related site!

  •  » Representation from nearly all Cobra/Daytona/GT40 manufacturers
  •  » Help from all over the world for your questions
  •  » Build logs for you and all members
  •  » Blogs
  •  » Image Gallery
  •  » Many thousands of members and nearly 1 million posts! 

YES! I want to register an account for free right now!  p.s.: For registered members this ad will NOT show

Keith Craft Racing
Nevada Classics
MMG Superformance
Main Menu
Nevada Classics
Nevada Classics
MMG Superformance
Advertise at CC
Banner Ad Rates
MMG Superformance
MMG Superformance
MMG Superformance
MMG Superformance
December 2020
S M T W T F S
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-03-2006, 05:51 AM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: werribee, vic
Cobra Make, Engine: classic revival 302w
Posts: 65
Not Ranked     
Default windscreen assy

Gday everyone
i have reached a stage in my build where i need a windscreen and was wondering where you guys have purchased one from inc windwings and sunvisors
cheers
jess
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-03-2006, 06:06 AM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Brisbane Australia, QLD
Cobra Make, Engine: RMC under re-construction, GenIV with tremec 600, Jag 3.31 L/S diff
Posts: 3,318
Not Ranked     
Default

Got mine from Don Pilling at Snake Bite:

Don Pilling, phone 5529 0877, Unit 3, Fernrow Place, 227A Brisbane Road, Labradore.

But wait till some of the Vic fellas chime in as I think some-one down there makes them.

Cheers
__________________
It's impossible to soar like an eagle when you're surrounded by turkeys.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-03-2006, 08:07 AM
Kanga's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 106
Not Ranked     
Default

Jess, got mine from python in South Melb, can't compare the quality or price to others. I got a lot of my things from George, I know he can be a bit intense but I don't mine him. I thinkt that his was a similar price to Ian's.


steve
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-03-2006, 01:57 PM
Tenrocca's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Sydney, NSW
Cobra Make, Engine: Classic Revival #3199. 366ci L76, T56 6 speed, Blue circle custom paint, Australias most original cobra 2009-2010
Posts: 2,396
Not Ranked     
Default

I had noticed a guy in Qld selling them on Ebay at a price that looks a little cheaper then anyone else. He syas he makes them and can supply wind wing\visors as well. Have no idea on the quality or who he is though, and Im not sure if Id like to be the guniea pig
__________________
Proudly registered since 2013.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-03-2006, 03:43 PM
pneall's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Sydney, NSW
Cobra Make, Engine: Classic Revival. 6 litre Chev
Posts: 669
Not Ranked     
Default

Stick with Don , you wont be disappointed with the quality of any of his work.

Regards,

Phil
__________________
COBRA 350 Powered by the Dark Side
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-03-2006, 04:37 PM
Leeroy's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Melbourne. Australia, VIC
Cobra Make, Engine: Classic Revival kit. LS1 motor. T56 Tremec 6 speed. 17" replica Halibrand wheels.
Posts: 559
Not Ranked     
Default

Jess
I guy in Lillydale made mine and has made quite alot. Mine is stamped No.89. His qulaity is 1st class and a very nice guy also to deal with and owns a cobra. He made the complete set for me back in 2004 I think for about $1400 all up. PM me if you want his details.
Leeroy.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 07-03-2006, 04:54 PM
Cobra.au's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Central Coast Sydney, Australia, NS
Cobra Make, Engine: Classic Revival, Gen3 ls1, Vortech T-Trim, Motec, tremec M12, wilwood brakes.
Posts: 318
Not Ranked     
Default

I got mine from Classic Revival, dont remember what the pricing was like
__________________
Craig W
Central Coast NSW
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 07-03-2006, 05:26 PM
400TT's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Gold Coast, AUS
Cobra Make, Engine: Wish I had my own PACE 427
Posts: 2,145
Not Ranked     
Default

The best Windscreens are made in England.

As far as I know Snake Bite only sell made in England windscreens.

English screens have the side stanchions that curve over the top of the screen by 40mm on each side, as per original AC Cobra.

Make sure screen comes with:
side stanchions(side posts)
tapped mounting holes for sunvisors & wind wings
slot in top for locating soft-top windscreen mounting hardware.
rubber molding on bottom edge
__________________
www.absolutepace.com
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 07-03-2006, 06:28 PM
Ralph_C's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Canberra, ACT
Cobra Make, Engine: '85 Dax, 302W - "Street Boss", C4, Jag suspension
Posts: 146
Not Ranked     
Default

When I was buying sunvisors, Don told me there is a difference between English and Australian screens - the sunvisor mount holes - 2 for Oz, 4 for UK.
__________________
...Ralph
30 year old car - a work in progress
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 07-03-2006, 07:27 PM
400TT's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Gold Coast, AUS
Cobra Make, Engine: Wish I had my own PACE 427
Posts: 2,145
Not Ranked     
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ralph_C
When I was buying sunvisors, Don told me there is a difference between English and Australian screens - the sunvisor mount holes - 2 for Oz, 4 for UK.
Yep, that's right. OZ screens have 1 screw each side, Uk have 2 screws on each side for Sun Visors.

Also Windwings have different mounting. UK mounting holes are 5mm further apart than Oz.

Don is the expert when it comes to this stuff. Also knows which glass fits which screen etc etc.
__________________
www.absolutepace.com
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 07-03-2006, 07:28 PM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Cobra Make, Engine:
Posts: 18
Not Ranked     
Default

hi all

I put the advert in ebay, and would like to clarify that I have been making cobra frames now for 5 years but only for trade supply,
so decided to try to sell some direct.
most of my frames now go overseas but if there is anyone that is in the brisbane area that would be interested to inspect one of my frames they are welcome and if not to far away i will bring it to them so they can vouch for the quality.
they come with posts, rubber and slot at top for mounting soft-top
tapped for sunvisors and correct distance of locating holes for wind-wings.
I can custom build one to suit the cowling shape if wanted as there can be slight differences from different manufacturers.
otherwise i follow pretty much the contour of the windscreen, which is an australian made , "Protector" windscreen
I do this as a fulltime job so am dependant on repeat business and stand by my product.
thank you

Trevor
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 07-03-2006, 08:55 PM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Brisbane Australia, QLD
Cobra Make, Engine: RMC under re-construction, GenIV with tremec 600, Jag 3.31 L/S diff
Posts: 3,318
Not Ranked     
Default

Trevman..good to see you on here. Welcome to the group.

Actually, I believe I have one of your screens...even tho I purchased it from Don.

the reason I say that is that when I purchased my screen from Don it did not follow the cowling shape as I would like and he had it modified locally....maybe by you.

Had I known that some-one was local at the time I'd would have taken a pattern of the RMC cowl shape as it still does not follow the shape as I would like.

To make it fit well, I had to cut channels at both lower corners and that I am not happy with.

I'd like to further modify the screen so that it fits without those channels. Don't get me wrong...I'm more than happy with the quality....it is an RMC issue as this is my second screen and neither of them fitted well.

I'm more than happy to pay to have it modified....seems both ends of the lower frame need to flatten out a little more so I don't need to recess my cowling at the corners.

Cheers
__________________
It's impossible to soar like an eagle when you're surrounded by turkeys.
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 07-03-2006, 09:43 PM
LoBelly's Avatar
Senior Club Cobra Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Cobra Make, Engine: RMC, carb 347 TopLoader and Jag running gear ~ so old school I time it with an hour-glass :D
Posts: 1,291
Not Ranked     
Default

I got my windscreen from Python, they have them made up.

Because they are low volume it can take a while - I first enquired in November and Python took delivery of the next batch in the following March.

The wait didn't worry me and I'm happy to support local suppliers because - I feel - that you'll need them one day and it would be a shame if they were gone. Also find Geaorge very helpful and certainly committed to his cars/customers.

But, if you need the screen now my advice would be - if you see one Grab It.

As with Rebel the bottom of the screen has more of an arch than the car body meaning an inconsistent gap - plan is to fill it with flexible sealant (low priority)

Anyway - good luck. It certainly changes the look of the car once you get the screen fitted


LoBelly
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 07-03-2006, 10:56 PM
Aussie Mike's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Sunbury, VIC
Cobra Make, Engine: Rat Rod Racer, LS1 & T56
Posts: 5,407
Not Ranked     
Default

I thought there was a rubber flap on the bottom of the screen that was supposed to seal the gap between the screen and the body?

Being that the bottom of the screen is curved more than the body does laying it back further improve the gap situation on the RMC?

Cheers
__________________
Mike Murphy
Melbourne Australia

Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 07-04-2006, 12:02 AM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Brisbane Australia, QLD
Cobra Make, Engine: RMC under re-construction, GenIV with tremec 600, Jag 3.31 L/S diff
Posts: 3,318
Not Ranked     
Default

You are right Mike.....but...

The arc of the screen matches the cobra cowl shape pretty well except that it narrows ( the gap that is) as you get to the outside of the screen inside the posts.

In other words...if you place the screen on the car and incline it backwards to the correct rake, it hinges on each outside corner of the bottom frame.

Because of this one ends up with about 1" gap under the screen when it is at the correct angle. Don suggested some folks put a groove in each corner just inside the side posts so that frame sits down lower into the cowl but that seems like a fudge to me.

see amateur drawing.
__________________
It's impossible to soar like an eagle when you're surrounded by turkeys.

Last edited by Rebel1; 07-04-2006 at 12:05 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 07-04-2006, 12:15 AM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Brisbane Australia, QLD
Cobra Make, Engine: RMC under re-construction, GenIV with tremec 600, Jag 3.31 L/S diff
Posts: 3,318
Not Ranked     
Default

Try this again....had to almost fly to victoria to get it to shrink .
Attached Images
 
__________________
It's impossible to soar like an eagle when you're surrounded by turkeys.
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 07-04-2006, 12:19 AM
Aussie Mike's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Sunbury, VIC
Cobra Make, Engine: Rat Rod Racer, LS1 & T56
Posts: 5,407
Not Ranked     
Default

Thanks Uncle Les. It all makes sense now.

Cheers
__________________
Mike Murphy
Melbourne Australia

Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 07-04-2006, 12:23 AM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Brisbane Australia, QLD
Cobra Make, Engine: RMC under re-construction, GenIV with tremec 600, Jag 3.31 L/S diff
Posts: 3,318
Not Ranked     
Default

Hehehe...by the way uncle Mike...

I've been doin some heavy reading on aluminium things.

Veryyy impressed.
__________________
It's impossible to soar like an eagle when you're surrounded by turkeys.
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 07-04-2006, 12:38 AM
Aussie Mike's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Sunbury, VIC
Cobra Make, Engine: Rat Rod Racer, LS1 & T56
Posts: 5,407
Not Ranked     
Default

Your secret is safe with me.

Cheers
__________________
Mike Murphy
Melbourne Australia

Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 07-04-2006, 12:54 AM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Brisbane Australia, QLD
Cobra Make, Engine: RMC under re-construction, GenIV with tremec 600, Jag 3.31 L/S diff
Posts: 3,318
Not Ranked     
Default

Apart from the differences 400TT mentioned earlier..I believe a major shortcoming of the aussie screens is the lack of a screw holding that 40mm roll over the top.

My old RMC screen had 4 screws in the side and one on the top of the screen where the 40mm roll over finishes.

There is bu$$a all holding these screens on and that top one I believe is veryyyy important.

Unless ya like eating bugs.
__________________
It's impossible to soar like an eagle when you're surrounded by turkeys.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
The representations expressed are the representations and opinions of the clubcobra.com forum members and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and viewpoints of the site owners, moderators, Shelby American, any other replica manufacturer, Ford Motor Company. This website has been planned and developed by clubcobra.com and its forum members and should not be construed as being endorsed by Ford Motor Company, or Shelby American or any other manufacturer unless expressly noted by that entity. "Cobra" and the Cobra logo are registered trademarks for Ford Motor Co., Inc. clubcobra.com forum members agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyrighted material is owned by you. Although we do not and cannot review the messages posted and are not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we reserve the right to delete any message for any reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). Thank you for visiting clubcobra.com. For full policy documentation refer to the following link: CC Policy