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Old 03-12-2019, 02:32 PM
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Back in the early 60s I owned a Jaguar XK-120 roadster that I drove to the
university every day. In the Pennsylvania winter that meant the flimsy top
and side curtains had to go on. At around 60mph the tops of the side curtains
would bow out a few inches and when it was snowing it would let the snow in
the cockpit. Then you would have swirling snow on both sides of the windshield
with vertigo soon to follow. A fine English car experience.
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:17 AM
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When I purchased my Superformance in 2004 from Dynamic I asked the young sales guy about the top. His response, after a pause, was "less wet". I've since concluded that the top was some weird cross between a WWII military two-piece pup tent and a plains Indian teepee.

In my 60k plus miles between two SPFs I ran the top about 3 maybe 4 times. My basic analysis is "a different wet", top or no top you'll get wet, just depends where it comes from.

At the same time I've logged many miles in the rain and prefer to run without the top and just center the Rain Gauge, that big one in the center of the dash that reads CCW, at 100% and let the rain blow over the top. You still get wet more so when you stop but then Cobra life is full of adventure.

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