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Old 08-23-2016, 02:33 PM
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Fellow Cobra Clubbers

Once again we are taking our dog and pony show on the road, this time to Orlando FL. The conference is held during the week of January 9th, International Builders Show.

I am looking for a Cobra to borrow or possibly even one that may be for sale and needs a little traffic/exposure to help move it along.

Any interest? Steve Daniel was very kind donating a car that was for sale last time out. (you can make a sign for all to view with your information)


PM me or email: jgagnon@worthenind.com if you have any thoughts about helping out.

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Old 08-23-2016, 02:39 PM
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Old 10-23-2016, 03:34 PM
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Any dealers ?
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Old 10-23-2016, 04:35 PM
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Jeff:

Call me to discuss details of the event.

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Old 11-17-2016, 07:08 PM
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Still looking for a car......
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Old 11-18-2016, 08:20 PM
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Jeff:

From those who may want to help, it seems all potential liability lies on the shoulder of the car owner and their insurance company while the car is being kept during the week in the auditorium show area.
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I let Jeff and his team use my car last year. They were very careful and took great care of the car. I had concerns in the beginning but Jeff was great to deal with.
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Old 11-19-2016, 08:54 AM
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All that is needed is regular insurance.
I tried to get insurance on my behalf via SAAC as I am a rep.
Problem, only the car owner can hold the policy. I cannot get it for another owners car.
It's basic insurance is all that is needed.
If they drive the car they are covered.
Not a special case.

Thanks Steve

BTW Lynn is letting me use original car in CA show.
It's like a car show.
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Old 11-28-2016, 01:59 PM
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Still looking........... Anyone in Orlando area?

Is there a SPF dealer around there?

TY
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:13 PM
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Tom W came through!
Truly a cad guy and truly a gentleman.
We had s few bumps getting it prepped but we are in business.
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:16 PM
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Day one start.....
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:17 PM
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Time for bling!
521 cubic inches.
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:22 PM
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Whatta show

Tom again THANK YOU!
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Old 01-13-2017, 05:16 AM
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A final thanks to Tom and Kay for allowing us to use his awesome 521 Cobra. Great to have met!
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Thor,

Same car I've had since about 2002: originally an Everett-Morrison, now with a Power Performance (of Iowa) body due to an on-track "learning experience," i.e., a snap spin at around 105mph on turn 3 at Summit Point during a driving lesson followed by an encounter with a berm which flipped the car.

It was built and rebuilt by Fred Gimbel of Autovision in Fawn Grove, PA and painted by Joe the painter in Baltimore using Ford Laser Red and a really white white.

Gory details aside, here are the mechanics: Mustang II front suspension with 1993 Mustang power steering rack and 2004 Cobra 13" brakes using EBC pads. The PS pump has an extended filler neck as copied from Bondurant's to prevent PS fluid overflow, a most undesirable condition as it can be quite flammable.

In the rear there's a Jag suspension from a 3.8S which is slightly wider than an E-type but much narrower than an XJ6 or XJ12, equipped with vented rotors and a 2.88 PowerLok. Aldan Eagle coilover shocks all around - 2 in front, 4 in rear.

The engine is by Leggett Engine Research in MD and is a 385-series block bored and stroked to 521 cubic inches. It has just under 10:1 compression, uses a Crane hydraulic roller cam setup and a Holley HP EFI port injection. When this engine was built we had to put our own bungs in the manifold, but now Edelbrock makes a version of the Torker II with bungs already installed. It also has an MSD 6AL ignition setup. The heads are Ford Racing aluminum.

The trans is a C6 built by Carl Rossler in OH with an FTI mud truck converter with about a 1600rpm stall speed. The trans and converter were built to have free oil flow (no restrictions) plus a rather large trans cooler to allow 30-minute sessions at road race venues including Sebring, Daytona and others without the firetruck following me into the pits at the end of a run. It took four transmissions to get the overheating and smoking to stop... It's OK to note the shifter is from a 1966 Mustang which duplicates those in the SuperSnakes which also had C6s.

The engine has a Canton road race pan which proved incapable of maintaining oil pressure on sweeping turns such as turn 15 at Sebring, so an Accusump helps keep the pressure up.

It has leather sats, 5-point harnesses, dual stainless roll bars which were successfully tested (see above), original style Smiths instruments and plenty of foot room owing to there only being two pedals.

It weighs around 3100lbs, scales 46/54 front to back and can spin any 200 wear rating tire at 100mph if the right foot insists, having north of 400hp and 500ft-lbs at those tires over a pretty wide range of rpms. Tire sizes are 275/40/17 and 315/35/17 on 9-1/2" and 11" Compomotives.

Oh, and it has more than 36K miles including the road race excursions as it is mostly a street car. It has gone more than 450 miles in a day and was driven 250 miles round trip from the house to Orlando.

Now you're sorry you asked

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Old 01-15-2017, 06:38 PM
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Nice job Tom!
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Old 01-15-2017, 09:48 PM
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Sweet Ride!
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Glad that Tom came through for you. He has a pretty mean machine, and he's not afraid to DRIVE it! He's enjoying it to the fullest!

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