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Old 01-16-2022, 12:24 PM
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For a potential new owner to the Cobra world. I want to ask a few questions from the collective wisdom:

1. Is it possible to have a small block engine like a 302 in a 427 body such as the Superformance Mk111?

2. Is the slabside a good call for a new owner who is not track-minded and just wants a bit of a cruiser?

3.Is there a preferred manufacturer for someone who is not looking to tinker with?
I have had several nice ars but are mostly in the exotics world. Yes, with many bells and whistles for safety etc so this is a huge consideration to go into a whole new reality.

Any and all input is extremely appreciated!

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Holy Cow. Iím in the same inquiry looking for the same car advise with the same past ownership ( 997 TT, 355 GTB, 246 GTS Dino)
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Took the rollbar off already and looking to do a few other things. Just got back from the Peterson Museum and the Annual Cobra event.. some nice cars for sure!

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The Aurora story is a good read if you care to learn more.

https://www.auroracobra.org/PDFs/Jemmett.scrn.pdf

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I just looked up CSX2048, and it has the original 9 bolt steering wheel, with the Trafficator in the middle. All 260 Cobra's came like that .
You are right about the "trafficator" and horn button in the middle but the original
wheel itself is very different. Sorry I can't do photos on this site but just pull
up photos of any 260 Cobra and you will see. The wheels are the original AC
steering wheels. Very pretty wheel...probably 1930s design.
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Moto-Lita makes/made all the original Cobra steering wheels. Go to their
website and look at the AC Ace OEM wheels. Those are the correct wheels for
all of the 260 Cobras and are still available today!
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They are different............
Thanks, Jeff. The top picture looks like the early Jaguar XKE wheel and the
second one is the correct 260 Cobra one...I believe. Bob Walker's new book[s]
should tell the true tale!
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Looks like one that just recently sold on BaT a few weeks ago.
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That is all your personal choice, but your current tan interior looks great with the dark blue paint.

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That is all your personal choice, but your current tan interior looks great with the dark blue paint.

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Let's see 153!!!!
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Looks like one that just recently sold on BaT a few weeks ago.
Where are you in So Cal?

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You are right about the "trafficator" and horn button in the middle but the original
wheel itself is very different. Sorry I can't do photos on this site but just pull
up photos of any 260 Cobra and you will see. The wheels are the original AC
steering wheels. Very pretty wheel...probably 1930s design.
Target fixation! I just got a Trafficator, which I am restoring, didn't look at the steering wheel like I should have. If it was put on back in the late 60s or 70s and is documented, I say leave it! But if it was put on later, change it back.
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They are different............
Got to love CSX2000, with the 180mph Mercedes speedometer and the ace ignition switch!
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Here is Aurora Mk. II #153.
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Here is Aurora Mk. II #153.
Amazing leg room due to the cutout!!!!

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Had a little bit of insomnia, so I did the logical thing and looked for photos of AC Ace cars! Stumbled onto these with their interesting steering wheels. The red one is a early model AC engine powered car, the blue one, looks like an late Bristol engine car, with glove box lid and the bend on the gear shift. Now, I am very curious about these steering wheels. When were they added, 1950s, 60s, or latter? Were they a popular add on in that period? I don't know, but would love to Know!

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This probably wont interest many here, but I found out who made the above steering wheels with the holes! The answer is, who didn't make them! From Momo to Moto Lita, 3 holes per arm to 6, flat dished you name it, to fit cars from Bug Eye's to E Types! Now that I think of it, I drove a 1965 Mustang Sports Roof with a dished wheel similar to above, back in the 70s. It was pretty classy, with the torn seats and flat blue paint! Wish I had that car today. Oh well, it was a fun journey.
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So after a few months of ownership I decided to fix a few flaws in the body, this led to paint. So here it sits waiting to be shot today.. Also had to do some seat work to free ip a little more leg room. Gettin there slowly!!
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Chupee, are you changing that beautiful dark blue? Or just a repaint of that color?? That's part of the fun with our Cobras their never really done, always something to try or change. Cheers Tom.
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