Club Cobra Keith Craft Motorsports  

Go Back   Club Cobra > Manufacturers, Engine Builders, tools, and parts. > Superformance

Welcome to Club Cobra!  The World's largest non biased Shelby Cobra related site!

  •  » Representation from nearly all Cobra/Daytona/GT40 manufacturers
  •  » Help from all over the world for your questions
  •  » Build logs for you and all members
  •  » Blogs
  •  » Image Gallery
  •  » Many thousands of members and nearly 1 million posts! 

YES! I want to register an account for free right now!  p.s.: For registered members this ad will NOT show

MMG Superformance
Nevada Classics
MMG Superformance
Main Menu
Module Jump:
Nevada Classics
Nevada Classics
Keith Craft Racing
MMG Superformance
Advertise at CC
Banner Ad Rates
MMG Superformance
MMG Superformance
October 2018
S M T W T F S
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31      

Kirkham Motorsports

Like Tree1Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-30-2012, 05:13 PM
JA COBRA's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: toronto, ont
Cobra Make, Engine: superformance 460/ stroked to 521
Posts: 36
Not Ranked     
Default Period correct headlamps

Wondering what are the period correct headlamps for cobras,i have superformance #365 and it came with the flat headlamps with mini internal bulb inside below the main bulb? I have purchased the Lucas tri bar style lamps but am wondering what is the correct lamps for the cobra?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-30-2012, 06:25 PM
Blas's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Cobra Make, Engine: SPF#0760
Posts: 3,012
Not Ranked     
Default

What you are removing are the WIPAC headlamps that cam standard with the car. They contain a small parking (or running) light. That is your only lighting on the front of the car when you flip the headlight switch to the first position. Your 2 small lights below the headlights only function as turn signals. Hopefully the Lucas Tri-bars that you purchased ore 'dipped" in the proper directon for US roads, and that they also contain the small running lights... If not you'll need to do some modifications to the wiring and sockets on the front of the car... I've heard mixed reviews on the quality of the light pattern on Tri-bars. Some people are sadisified and some are not... price may determine the quality of the illumination. Keep us posted. Have you up'd the wattage of the bulbs in the new headlamps too? That may also give you some problems...
GLS-BDR226 likes this.
__________________
Wiring Diagrams: SPF MKII, MKIII, GT40, CSX7000, CSX8000, and Shelby Sebring & Bondurant Tribute Cars.
Owner’s Manuals: SPF MKII, CSX7000, CSX8000, and Shelby Sebring & Bondurant Tribute Cars.

Large, easy to read and trace schematics with part numbers, wire colors, wire gauge, fuses, and electrical upgrade information. Trouble-shooting and replacement part numbers for those roadside repair adventures.
SPFWiringDiagrams@Comcast.net
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-30-2012, 06:41 PM
Grubby's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Clayton, IN
Cobra Make, Engine: between cars ERA 755 sold, ERA 178 sold
Posts: 677
Not Ranked     
Default

I replaced the Tri bars on my ERA with Sylvannia Silverstars. The Lucas did not perform to my expectations.

They are in great shape and I would consider selling if you think they will meet your expectations.

John
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-30-2012, 08:23 PM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: McMurray, PA
Cobra Make, Engine: Superformance #522
Posts: 528
Not Ranked     
Default

Sylvania upgrade bulbs in the Wipac lamps work very well. There's also an upgrade bulb for the running lamps.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-30-2012, 08:35 PM
Clayboy's Avatar
Senior Club Cobra Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: ione, ca
Cobra Make, Engine: SPF #1473 392 cu.in. titanium/black stripes
Posts: 945
Not Ranked     
Default

vatdevil,
Maybe you could post some part numbers and a source for these upgrades.
thanks,
Bob
__________________
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 03-31-2012, 06:25 AM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: McMurray, PA
Cobra Make, Engine: Superformance #522
Posts: 528
Not Ranked     
Default

Silverstar Ultra bulb. I didn't save the receipt but it's a standard bulb that most any auto parts store stocks. Much brighter, whiter light ....same current draw.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 11-14-2012, 05:57 AM
ALF's Avatar
ALF ALF is offline
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Switzerland, CH
Cobra Make, Engine:
Posts: 396
Not Ranked     
Default

Which kind of headlamps where used ot the 289 race cars?
- Lucas P700 Tripod
- "normal" flat shape

Many thanks for the clarification
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 11-14-2012, 09:43 AM
1985 CCX's Avatar
CSX2375R Comp289
Visit my Photo Gallery
Gold Star Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Manchester, NH
Cobra Make, Engine: CSX2317: Prototype Replica Street Car and CSX2375: Competition Replica in Hertz Gold
Posts: 14,995
Not Ranked     
Default

Lucas Sealed beam is correct.................

__________________
Jeff Gagnon
2015-18 Club Cobra Supporter
2015-18 NH SAAC Representative

jdgagnon1@juno.com - (603)809-6886
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 11-14-2012, 10:10 AM
ALF's Avatar
ALF ALF is offline
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Switzerland, CH
Cobra Make, Engine:
Posts: 396
Not Ranked     
Default

Hi Jeff

This was my impresson to looking at the different books.

Lucas PL700 Tripods can be found at some UK cars (mainly 427 but not on race 289).

THANKS
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 11-14-2012, 05:40 PM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Cobra Make, Engine: AC cox 2699 roadster Riverside FIA RSR2001
Posts: 233
Not Ranked     
Default

Jeff,where did you find the protectors? I need another set after Watkins but can`t find any with the correct brkts.
Ross
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 11-14-2012, 05:55 PM
Senile Club Cobra Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Buffalo, NY USA, NY
Cobra Make, Engine: Time Machines Motorsports LLC- Superformance Dealer
Posts: 3,920
Not Ranked     
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Riverside racer View Post
I need another set after Watkins
What, did something happen at the Glen?!?!?!

Where was I?
__________________
"I'm high all right, but on the real thing....powerful gasoline and a clean windshield..."

http://www.timemachinesauto.com/
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 11-14-2012, 06:54 PM
YerDugliness's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: No city...only 118 residents in Manter, KS
Cobra Make, Engine: Cobra Auto Works body, Ron Godell Racecars chassis, 1989 Mustang GT 5.0 HO (converted to carb), W/C T-5, 3.73's in a Ford 9" Traction-Loc.
Posts: 811
Not Ranked     
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Riverside racer View Post
Jeff,where did you find the protectors? I need another set after Watkins but can`t find any with the correct brkts.
Ross
Have you tried Finish Line? I saw the protectors recently in their online catalog...and long gone is the old statement that they offer no technical support. There were brackets with the protectors, but I couldn't speak to the issue of whether they are the correct brkts for your application.

Good luck!

Dugly
__________________
YD,E./PNB

No names were changed to protect the innocent!
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 11-14-2012, 07:03 PM
YerDugliness's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: No city...only 118 residents in Manter, KS
Cobra Make, Engine: Cobra Auto Works body, Ron Godell Racecars chassis, 1989 Mustang GT 5.0 HO (converted to carb), W/C T-5, 3.73's in a Ford 9" Traction-Loc.
Posts: 811
Not Ranked     
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blas View Post
What you are removing are the WIPAC headlamps that cam standard with the car. They contain a small parking (or running) light. That is your only lighting on the front of the car when you flip the headlight switch to the first position. Your 2 small lights below the headlights only function as turn signals. Hopefully the Lucas Tri-bars that you purchased ore 'dipped" in the proper directon for US roads, and that they also contain the small running lights... If not you'll need to do some modifications to the wiring and sockets on the front of the car...Have you up'd the wattage of the bulbs in the new headlamps too? That may also give you some problems...
I had a blowout on the driver's side front tire recently that destroyed the Wipac headlight bucket and also launched the headlight trim ring into the next county....tire shards simply punched the headlight assembly right out the front of the fender and shattered the bucket.

I thought I was going to have to buy the parts directly from an online operator in England, then did a search on FleaBay and came up with a fellow who sells under the name of GBCarParts (something like that). Anyway, rather than buying what he offered on the evilbay, I contacted him directly through the "contact us" link on his website and got exactly what I needed for less than the shipping alone would have been from Great Brittain. I like the parts so much that soon I'll order another for the other side...the trim ring attaches MUCH more securely to the new part than to the existing part.

My car has the halogen bulb adaptor, so I went to my O'Reilly's and bought their brightest halogens...VERY happy with the results. My night vision is better now than with the new factory cars in the family...

It's an option if you're having trouble finding parts for any of the Brittish cars. I have no affiliation with the seller, just felt lucky that I managed to avoid the hellashous shipping charges from England and wanted to share the source with anyone who needs similar parts.

Dugly
__________________
YD,E./PNB

No names were changed to protect the innocent!
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 11-14-2012, 07:30 PM
Sal Gerace's Avatar
Club Cobra Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Southern, NJ
Cobra Make, Engine: CSX4300, C5AE-H, Toploader
Posts: 695
Not Ranked     
Default

Moss motorsports recently sent out a flyer with new Lucas 7" headlights that replicate the vintage ones but with a couple of improvements. Check them out.
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 11-14-2012, 07:37 PM
Sal Gerace's Avatar
Club Cobra Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Southern, NJ
Cobra Make, Engine: CSX4300, C5AE-H, Toploader
Posts: 695
Not Ranked     
Default

Sorry Victoria British but New Lucas Headlights For Your MG, Spitfire, GT6, Sprite & Midget - Victoria British, Ltd.
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 11-15-2012, 03:08 AM
mickmate's Avatar
Senior Club Cobra Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Holderness, NH, US of A, NH
Cobra Make, Engine: CSX 4772 old iron FE
Posts: 5,499
Not Ranked     
Default

Headlight Trim Rings with Stoneguards - $243.50 : Acton Custom Enterprises, Custom Metal for Cobras
Hi Ross this helps to protect them.
__________________
mickmate
http://www.actoncustom.com/
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 11-15-2012, 03:14 AM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Cobra Make, Engine: AC cox 2699 roadster Riverside FIA RSR2001
Posts: 233
Not Ranked     
Default

Thanks Nick. Good job. Did`nt think to look at your site.I would like a set please.Will contact you later
Ross
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 11-15-2012, 04:48 AM
ALF's Avatar
ALF ALF is offline
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Switzerland, CH
Cobra Make, Engine:
Posts: 396
Not Ranked     
Default

They look awesome and are probably worth every cent of the $243.50US.

Has anyone experience with them and provide me some recommendations?

Thanks
ALF
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 11-15-2012, 05:19 AM
YerDugliness's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: No city...only 118 residents in Manter, KS
Cobra Make, Engine: Cobra Auto Works body, Ron Godell Racecars chassis, 1989 Mustang GT 5.0 HO (converted to carb), W/C T-5, 3.73's in a Ford 9" Traction-Loc.
Posts: 811
Not Ranked     
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mickmate View Post
Looks first class, Nick!!! Love the original look about them.....

Cheers!

Dugly
__________________
YD,E./PNB

No names were changed to protect the innocent!
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 11-15-2012, 06:42 AM
Tutosnake's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Shreveport, LA
Cobra Make, Engine: SAI; '68 427FESO Southern Automotive
Posts: 300
Not Ranked     
Default

I have Nick's set up. It is sturdy, shiny, and easy to install. Highly recommended:

Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
The representations expressed are the representations and opinions of the clubcobra.com 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 clubcobra.com 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. clubcobra.com 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 clubcobra.com. For full policy documentation refer to the following link: CC Policy
Links monetized by VigLink