Club Cobra

Club Cobra (
-   Contemporary Classic Forums (
-   -   New Member with CCX 3127 (

BKGCCX3127 11-16-2020 12:44 PM

New Member with CCX 3127
2 Attachment(s)
Hello all, I am a new member to this site. I have Contemporary number 3127 and have owned it for almost 4 years now. I havent done a whole lot to it yet but am planning an engine and transmission change in the near future. Hope to learn and share lot of info here.
Brian Keith Green

Danr55 11-16-2020 02:16 PM

Welcome to the insanity.

xb-60 11-16-2020 02:41 PM

Yes, welcome Brian. Don't worry, we're not all insane. Just some ;)

What engine and transmission does your car have, and what are you planning to change to?


1985 CCX 11-16-2020 03:06 PM

Love the old plate

sd427 11-16-2020 09:45 PM

Old style, but new plate.

Alfa02 11-16-2020 10:45 PM

Yes Brian welcome aboard :) You don't have to be a half-a-bubble off, to enjoy our Cobras, but it helps ;) Great group of like minded guys here. Cheers TommyRot.

BKGCCX3127 11-20-2020 11:55 AM

1 Attachment(s)
Thanks guys for the welcome.........its kind of an interesting story how I acquired this car. Back in the early 90's I had a NAF Cobra and took it to all the shows and cruise nights here in town. it was a 427 SC body but had a hopped up 302 and toploader 4 speed in it. I was at our local A&W cruise night one evening when this bad ass red Contemporary Cobra showed up. It was parked next to me and I was checking it out as I was in love with the red beauty. That's when the photo was taken. Fast forward some 25 years later and come across the car for sale in Fresno. Didn't know it was the same one until we shared some stories and figured it out. The second owner was a friend with Fulton Racing in SC. SO he had sent the car to him years ago by rail and Fulton put in a race 427 Chevy and Muncie 4 speed. he enjoyed it many years but decided he wanted to build a Studebaker so put the Cobra up for sale. I told him I love the car but I was going to HAVE to change the engine. SO within the first month of owning it I located a real Side Oiler 427 and bought it. 28k later the side oiler and my toploader are done and ready to go in soon I hope. It took a while to build the engine and I never thought that I would spend that kind of money on an engine but it sure did come out awesome! I will have to post some photos and maybe a video of it running on my run stand. I will be posting lots of photos here.

BKGCCX3127 11-20-2020 12:14 PM

They sure do make it hard to add photos to any post here.....I hate facebook and dont use it anymore but it sure was easy to use.

Thor maine 11-20-2020 02:37 PM

I am going to say it and say you should have kept it Chevy and saved the 28K!!!!! Long Live the Chevy in a Cobra!

ERA 626 11-20-2020 04:44 PM

welcome, we are friends on FB... ramond redington lol

BKGCCX3127 11-20-2020 11:24 PM


Originally Posted by ERA 626 (Post 1485526)
welcome, we are friends on FB... ramond redington lol

Im actually not on facebook anymore though. I deleted it, Not sure if Im going back, It WAS alot easier to post photos and stay in touch with everyone though. IF I do go back I will look you up!

BKGCCX3127 11-21-2020 07:55 PM

How the car looks today........................I have upgraded to pin drive wheels.

BKGCCX3127 11-22-2020 07:14 AM

Here's a video of my engine........ on Run Stand 3-12-2020 by Brian K. Green, on Flickr

patrickt 11-22-2020 07:32 AM


Originally Posted by BKGCCX3127 (Post 1485582)
Here's a video of my engine.......

Excellent. Out of curiosity, how hard was it to get your QT bellhousing dialed in properly (if you've done that yet)? Over the years, I've heard the QTs line up right almost out of the box, whereas old Lakewoods like mine can be a nightmare.:cool:

BKGCCX3127 11-22-2020 07:35 AM

It lined up perfectly. However I haven't installed the clutch and mated the transmission yet. But so far it looks like it will be no problem.

BKGCCX3127 11-22-2020 11:29 AM


Originally Posted by 1985 CCX (Post 1485360)
Love the old plate

by going through this site it seems that you are the Contemporary CCX guy..........I have lots and lots of documentation from my car and lots of Contemporary brochures and decals.

ERA174 11-22-2020 03:56 PM

Good luck with your CCX, she is a beauty. I went to see the Contemporary facility in the early 1980s. At the time I lived in New York and liked the look of the Contemporary and ERA Cobras. It took a while, I eventually acquired an ERA 427. I hope you have many miles/smiles with that Cobra.

BKGCCX3127 11-22-2020 05:27 PM


Originally Posted by ERA174 (Post 1485606)
Good luck with your CCX, she is a beauty. I went to see the Contemporary facility in the early 1980s. At the time I lived in New York and liked the look of the Contemporary and ERA Cobras. It took a while, I eventually acquired an ERA 427. I hope you have many miles/smiles with that Cobra.

Thank you!!!! You too!

dccobra 11-25-2020 12:19 PM

3 Attachment(s)
I share the same story with my Contemporary. First saw it in the mid 80's when the owner at that time would bring it to my father's Ford Dealership to get serviced. Then i stumbled upon it in a storage facility about a year age where it had been stored for the last 12 to 15 years and ended up buying it.

750hp 11-26-2020 02:04 AM

Welcome Brian. I have CCX 3117, so we aren’t far apart! The pin drive upgrade looks great.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:45 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
The representations expressed are the representations and opinions of the 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 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. 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 For full policy documentation refer to the following link: