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Jake Austin
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Evening All, 

25 year old. Hawk 289 built in 97. The car is a slab side. Recently purchased pair of Shelby race seats for the car. Currently running a RV8 with stage 1 heads with a solid rear axle and de dion brace. Aiming to upgrade to a IRS unit and 289/302 when i can find one. Looking forward to getting involved!

Based in shropshire/ staffordshire 

 

Cheers All

 

Jake 

 

 


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David Beck
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Evening Jake,

Welcome aboard, I am sure someone will help point you in the direction of  a source when you are ready.

Cheers

Dave

The Cobra Register - Founder Member


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Lee Marshall
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Joined: 5 years ago
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Hi Jake,

A big welcome on board from all the Register.

We look forward to hearing all about your car and as Dave says; there will be good advice, as and when you need it from the membership as there are one or two who have made from the switch from RV8 to SBF; Dave Woodward especially.

Lee

Editor - The Cobra Register
1965 427 Street replica of CSX3109, Sideoiler, Toploader


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Paul Blore
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Hi Jake,

Welcome to The Cobra Register. 

As Lee has already said, there will be plenty of good advice when you need it and one of our members, Dave Woodward did the same conversion a couple of years ago. However, be prepared for a sizeable bill, swapping the engine, gearbox and rear end isnt going to be cheap. Depending on how much of the work you can do yourself, you could be looking at the thick-end of £20k. One the plus side, Dave W. has been very happy with the end result.

Paul

The Cobra Register - CEO


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Dale Bowman
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Hello Jake ... always a pleasure to welcome a new member to the register. Looking forward to meeting both you and your car at some future event

 

Cheers Dale

Founder Member
DBR 427 #006, Sideoiler, toploader.
CSX 3009 Essex Wire "Ollie the dragon"


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Jake Austin
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Thanks all for your comments

I'll keep an eye out for Dave W when he is online. Sounds like he will be good to chat too. 

 

If anyone is up near staffordshire/ shropshire feel free to drop me a message be good to meet a few people. 

 

Many thanks 

 

Jake


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Paul Blore
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Hi Jake,

I think Lee Marshall is planning to take his Cobra over to Dave Brookes shortly for a bit of fettling and tweaking, so that might be a good opportunity to meet up.

Paul

The Cobra Register - CEO


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David Large
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Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 22
 

Hi Jake,

 

I live in Walsall which used to be in Staffordshire. I have a 29 year old BRA 289 with a 4 litre Rover V8. No doubt will bump in to you in the future.

 

David


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Dave Woodward
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Posts: 60
 

Hi Jake,

Just emailed you with my contact details if you'd like to chat.

Cheers

Dave

The Cobra Register - Founder Member


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Roger Portman
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Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 12
 

Hello there everybody,

I met some of you earlier in the year at Gerry's barbeque & on the Sussex tour organised by Colin & Nicky Newbold.  Glad to be joining you guys.

I'm running a Magnum Mk1 Cobra. These were kits & full builds by Mike Broad in the Oxfordshire area in the 1990's. He is now retired & once the business was sold it shortly after went out of business.

I have had this car for twenty five years, not as 'authentic' as some of you guys cars but a great car. Cheng Lim at Thunder Road recently did some brake work on the car & he commented on how well it handled. Only around seventy cars were produced so quite rare. 

Hope to see some of you at future events.

Best regards from     Roger Portman

Classic Le Mans 2016 01

 


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Paul Blore
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Joined: 5 years ago
Posts: 398
 

Welcome Roger.

25 year’s is a long time and possibly the longest ownership amongst our members.

How many miles have you covered in that time?

Paul

The Cobra Register - CEO


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Dale Bowman
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Posts: 136
 

Hello Roger and welcome. I'm sure you'll enjoy membership we have a great bunch of people here.

Nice 'racey' look to the car.

Founder Member
DBR 427 #006, Sideoiler, toploader.
CSX 3009 Essex Wire "Ollie the dragon"


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