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Mark Morgan
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No $900 is steep for a screwdriver... Someone paid over $1000 for the Shelley LJ22 a few years ago.. I wonder what one would sell for now when advertised to the cobra world.. 


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Roger King
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Posted by: jim O'Brien

Mark,

           It has the "L" bracket. I have been thinking about having some flat stock modified to appear the shape of the LJ22 saddle and simply have it welded onto the top of the screw pin. I have been looking for an LJ22 for years now and it I'm afraid everyone who has one knows what it is by now and they just don't seem to come up for sale. Paul has indicated some interest in it.

Anyone have a photo of the tool role or pouch if one existed?  

 

Jim, Nick Acton sells a curved saddle to fit to L-bracket jacks.

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Roger King
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The LJ22 jack comes up now and then on ebay - they were used on a number of British sports cars of the period, not just Cobras.  Sometimes they go for quite modest sums, I've seen some that sold for maybe £40-50. If somebody makes the Cobra connection things can get silly.

Some of the better screwdrivers available are completely indistinguishable from the originals, as they are genuinely old original-specification screwdrivers restored to look like Cobra ones, which is not particularly difficult.  If you've replaced any of the original fasteners with Pozidriv or Phillips head screws it won't be much use anyway - virtually all screws on a Cobra were slotted.

The Cobra Register - Historian
Several old bangers, which used to include a 289
fbhvc.co.uk
thesahb.com


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jim O'Brien
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Mark,

            Thanks for the suggestion of using other Shelley jacks for a correct saddle. I was able to source an inexpensive one and transplant the saddle and it looks good! Hope everyone there is well and looking forward to Summer driving!

Jim

    

  


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