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Old 07-24-2001, 03:10 AM
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thanks for the tip Craig. I will probably end up going that way, however part of the fun is looking around and speaking to old hands like yourself. If you could email me his details, i will call.

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Old 07-25-2001, 05:30 AM
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Sloth - I don't know about old hand! I've only been playing with performance V8s for 10 years. Every time I speak to Tony from TOCA Performance in Brisbane, I go away having learnt something new. He can build you a killer Cleveland combination. His number is (07) 3290 1606. The work that he's doing with custom sheetmetal intake manifolds, completely revised oiling systems, race cylinder head portwork etc is second to none. The next Cleveland I own will be built there. He's not the cheapest engine builder, but if you want the right engine - first time - he's the one!

I had another RMC Cobra previously, and it had a $20,000- 351 Windsor in it - built by a well known Pro Stock racer in Brisbane. I believe that TOCA Performance can build more horsepower into a Cleveland for $10,000 than I had in my $20,000- motor.

You were wondering about a 428. If you are building a car that you want to truly duplicate the look of the genuine Shelby Cobra, then you might consider an FE motor (390, 427, 428) You can put a 428 crank into a 427 block for 450+ cubic inches, but other than a guy that regularly advertises in "Parts Peddler" magazine, there aren't many readily available quality parts for these motors. Certainly not at a reasonable price anyway. If the sky's the limit, you can build a duplicate of David Salkowski's black ERA Cobra in Kit Car Illustrated. His all alloy 427 stroker would easily owe you over $50,000- landed in Australia.

If you want a big block just for it's effortless performance, a mild 460 would be the best option IMO. On the main "All Cobra Talk" forum there have been numerous arguments over the merits of a big block vs small block. Search through there for some other opinions. Me? I went for a supercharged small block. Lighter weight with more power than a big block. Best of both worlds
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Wink Gen III Chev for Sloth

I went the Chev guys. Maybe put a BB in the next one. This time around i thought light weight, inexpensive. Also helps with go fast bits as my brother has one of these in his Lewis (skiboat), and a heap of spare bits.

Unpainted roller will be ready in November. Should have it on the road within a year after that (earlier if i can find the time!!)

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P.S. Thank you all for your advise and opinions. Makes it more fun, and a lot less painfull!!!

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Looks like your in the que with me Sloth.

My basic kit should be ready in November too and I can't wait to get started on it. I decided on the LS1 Gen3 as well for pretty much the same reasons. A brand new emissions legal 350HP, 180Kg all Alloy V8 for $6000 is hard to beat. Have you decided on a box to go behind it? I'm thinking a BT-56 6 speed for mine but I'm still researching.

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That would be the one for me too. It is apparently stronger than the 5 speeds? The injection systems i am looking into now. They can cost a bit eh?
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NOTHING LIKE A LS1 IN A COBRA FOR WEIGHT.

PS MY CAR COMES HOME THIS WEEK!

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FOR SALE :

BTR 5-speed transmission, model 78, 10-spline input
Bellhousing to suit V8 Commodore
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3.08:1 Crown and Pinion gears for the differential

All used only 10K km since brand new.
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it looks the business Craig, that is for sure. I would be interested to know how much your paint worked at, if you want to drop us a mail.

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Craig w,

whats happening,have you finnished your car yet im ordering my car in july,just cant make my mind up on the engine side of things
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