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Old 09-15-2017, 05:46 PM
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Old 09-16-2017, 05:52 PM
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Novelty bucket list item checked off- picked up a buddy whose been along for Mayhem's build to go into NYC for an impromptu gathering at Manhattan Motorsports. I do NOT recommend driving our cars in NYC or Hoboken NJ - potholes galore. But, talk about looks, thumbs up, questions and everything in between as we're lugging along in traffic.

Added bonus - Jay came into NYC to meet us at the dealership!



We got there early so we parked on the roof of the dealership (6 floors up).













When we took the car elevator down to leave and the door opened, with Jay standing behind the car, a woman asked if should could hear us rev the engine. I looked back at Jay who was still in the elevator, he smirked, backed out of the elevator so as not to blow his ear drums and who am I not to oblige - a few blips to 6000. We rolled out of the elevator and got another request to do the same thing. Rinse repeat to a cheer of the people around. Couldn't stop laughing and my ears are still ringing.
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Old 09-29-2017, 05:38 PM
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I promised to take you all along on my Cobra journey. That includes the elation of taking delivery and the realities of building a crazy powerful car. This car has brought me sheer and "sheared" pleasure... Mayhem's lung and heart overwhelmed the DriveShaftShop custom axle. Rolled into a 2nd gear, really nice pull (this car is soooo fun) and 'pop'. No more power to the rear wheels. Waiting for word back from DSS. So, for the uninitiated who wants to go down the powerful car rabbit hole, do expect bumps and bruises along the way! Buuuuuut, for those who want to take this adventure, I've not experienced better customer service from any performance shop (and I've experienced a few). So, VMS (Jay, Brian, and their pops) are among the best. Because of them, I feel like I know what it feels like to own a Veyron. VMS will take care of owners (and others who need info, which is even more telling.

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VMS just keeps on delivering. Here's a first drive video they put together. I'm impressed and, yes, I'm biased

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Beautiful sound! I'm really interested in your impressions of your engine combination. How is it around town in terms of flexibility and low RPM throttle response, and how does the power come on when you mash the gas?

I'm guessing that this just might be the perfect setup for a light, rear drive sports car - better balanced than big inch, low RPM torque monsters that evolved in big, heavy cars that would barely move without all that low end grunt. Keep us posted with your experiences.
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It was unseasonably warm today in NJ. So, what does one do on such a beautiful day? Duh, car things!!! Mayhem has gotten many compliments. What has impressed me the most? The compliments coming from serious, jaded gear heads. I'm absolutely, dead-set in lust with this car. Well done Vintage Motorsports, well done.









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Mayhem got a good detail today. Oh, and it had some bad....err good company too!







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Those are great pictures of great cars. You are indeed one fortunate person.

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Who said these things are multi-use! Quite the grocery-getter if I do say so myself

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I realize I have a problem...I like to get groceries too quickly...hahaha

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What was the outcome of your axle failure from the DSS? I ask because I have just now purchased their 28 spline level 5 axles for my SPF. I was told that they don't break them on 900rwhp 03 cobras.... go figure. I have a much less powerful 427 Windsor compared to your supercharged coyote but I went with Nitto drag radials and 4.30 gears....I also have a T-56 magnum. I elected to upgrade the axles to prevent the exact failure you have experienced. I would not have thought you would have sheared the axle off but I guess anything could happen. By the way your car is very nice and if I ever purchase a second cobra I would likely go with a supercharged coyote platform.... I'm sure it is exhilarating.
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What was the outcome of your axle failure from the DSS? I ask because I have just now purchased their 28 spline level 5 axles for my SPF. I was told that they don't break them on 900rwhp 03 cobras.... go figure. I have a much less powerful 427 Windsor compared to your supercharged coyote but I went with Nitto drag radials and 4.30 gears....I also have a T-56 magnum. I elected to upgrade the axles to prevent the exact failure you have experienced. I would not have thought you would have sheared the axle off but I guess anything could happen. By the way your car is very nice and if I ever purchase a second cobra I would likely go with a supercharged coyote platform.... I'm sure it is exhilarating.
Ace - what I ended up sheering was the output shaft. VMS ended up sending the diff to DSS so when they manufactured a new one, it would be spot on. DSS sent one back, which is in the car now. Waiting on the other so I'm granny shifting / driving the car.

Your car sounds like an absolute beast! Great upgrades to keep your peace of mind. I've been asked a few times why I didn't go the classic 427 route. It really comes down to reliability. I want to be able to start the car up every day, any day. The modern engine management computers do that without a glitch.

Great description too - exhilarating is an understatement and I've not yet even done a 'foot to the floor' 1, 2, 3, 4th gear run. I'll be sure to check back in when I do and hopefully I'll have video!

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Ace - what I ended up sheering was the output shaft. VMS ended up sending the diff to DSS so when they manufactured a new one, it would be spot on. DSS sent one back, which is in the car now. Waiting on the other so I'm granny shifting / driving the car.

Your car sounds like an absolute beast! Great upgrades to keep your peace of mind. I've been asked a few times why I didn't go the classic 427 route. It really comes down to reliability. I want to be able to start the car up every day, any day. The modern engine management computers do that without a glitch.

Great description too - exhilarating is an understatement and I've not yet even done a 'foot to the floor' 1, 2, 3, 4th gear run. I'll be sure to check back in when I do and hopefully I'll have video!

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Glad to hear you are not far off from getting it resolved. We hope to have mine back on the road in the next 2-3 weeks. Be careful with that blown coyote....had a 03 cobra a few years back and those root blowers hit hard! Completely understand the route you took...I only went the way I did as I bought the car
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