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Avmaviator 06-24-2011 05:41 PM

KM647 is here! Build pics
I hardly slept at all last night in the anticipation! Christmas morning all over :)

I used Intercity Lines for the shipping. They were very good. The driver, Maurice, pulled up at the time he said. Poor guy had to unload two cars off the top to get to the cobra (it was an Austin Mini Wagon, and a 944 turbo).

Then KM647 came out, man these cars are so beautiful, even more in real life too! We had to push it all the way to my garage, which was hard with the Billboard tires.

Car is perfect, expect for a few minor things (for example, asked for a wood steering wheel, got the leather one, not a problem, already talked to Tom about it).

Anyways, enjoy the pics, and I'll go back to the garage and make engine noises :3DSMILE:
My dog, Zazie, watching the whole thing, she was very entretained!

mreid 06-24-2011 05:59 PM

Wow!!! That is absolutely beautiful!!!

I'm very happy for you and that means I am one step closer to getting mine!

And you finally got your number 647!

Is that the brushed finish?

FFR428 06-24-2011 06:33 PM

A real beauty congrats! I love the brushed aluminum it looks fantastic. Enjoy!

fordracing65 06-24-2011 08:43 PM

Whats with those RED hornes, i like the idea of a horn but why show them off.

Got the Bug 06-24-2011 08:49 PM

Congratulations!! That's the best set of delivery pics I've seen on CC. :D

Jamo 06-24-2011 09:58 PM

Really happy for you...every guy here knows that feeling, whether it's coming off a van or you're handed the keys.



Tom Kirkham 06-24-2011 10:04 PM


Originally Posted by fordracing65 (Post 1136748)
Whats with those RED hornes, i like the idea of a horn but why show them off.

I got tired of using correct looking horns that did not work.
So we went with Hellas.
Problem solved.

fordracing65 06-24-2011 10:12 PM


Originally Posted by Tom Kirkham (Post 1136760)
I got tired of using correct looking horns that did not work.
So we went with Hellas.
Problem solved.

Tom, you should make some billet horns or billet covers for the horns, anyways i want the red horns when i get my Kirkham.:JEKYLHYDE

tkb289 06-24-2011 10:20 PM

Congratulations on taking delivery of your absolutely beautiful Kirkham roller, bet you are thrilled! Keep us posted on your build as your project progresses. :)

Jamo 06-24-2011 10:36 PM

Hellas mucho muy goodo.

xlr8or 06-24-2011 11:24 PM

I'm having flash backs of KMP326. You may find that you like the leather wheel better if you have big hands as the wood one is quite skinny.

Congrats on the delivery, Kirkham is the best Cobra available.

750hp 06-25-2011 03:26 AM

Stunning car, and a beautiful neighborhood!!!

RestoCreations 06-25-2011 04:53 AM


Hey, any chance i can get you to measure the sidepipe cutouts in the body for me. Pretty Please :)

*13* 06-25-2011 06:00 AM

Great looking car! I bet you are still buzzing!

Seems like the car sits pretty squat for not having an engine installed. I know my car was a few inches taller before I installed mine. Why does the Kirkham not sit so tall w/o engine?

Avmaviator 06-25-2011 07:25 AM

Thank you so much everybody! I was telling my wife that now I actually don't mind the wait to get one (although it is not nearly as long as mreid's wait), it makes it that much sweeter when it comes in!

Resto: Messaged you

*13*: I'm going to look at the suspension set up today but it as to do with the spring rate they put in there (maybe Tom can answer too). I believe the suspension is on the harder side, so the spring do not give as much as other set ups. I was crawling under the car last night and man that suspension set up is a work of art.

xlr8or: I thought about the thickness of the steering wheels, and you make a good point. One problem is that the car is going to have dark brown leather and carpet, so it might "clash" with the rest of the car. Maybe the upholsterer can recover it or something.

Here are a few more pics :) Can't get enough!

RestoCreations 06-25-2011 12:46 PM

I see you have more toys tucked away in that garage. What is under the lift to the right?
Is wifey going over the build sheet and receipt in the one picture? Hopefully not! ;)

elmariachi 06-25-2011 01:19 PM

Very cool car, congrats. Now repeat after me... "I shall not stack junk on the garage wall in the vicinity of the Cobra.";)

Avmaviator 06-25-2011 01:57 PM

Resto, on the right is my daily driver, a Saab 9-2X. It is a bit modified (not in a ricer way tho).

Elmariachi, yeah I have to work on that... I want to build a shed behind the garage for all the junk. My race bike and Shifter kart are pretty secure tho.

rodneym 06-25-2011 02:03 PM

Congrats, Avmaviator!
Nothing like seeing it in your garage.

I remember going inside my house through the back door and the garage door was open. I walked in and just happened to see the Kirkham. THAT'S when it hit me.

Feels pretty good, huh?

Keep us posted on your build!


1985 CCX 06-25-2011 02:14 PM

Congratulations! :3DSMILE:
Thanks for sharing your great day!

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