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by Roger King
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: It’s back.....
Replies: 24
Views: 992

Re: It’s back.....

Chaps - I don't know if you know, but I have an experimental Cobra price tracker spreadsheet going. Am trying to put in the prices and specs (as far as I can tell) in as I come across things for sale. The car at the top of this thread was for sale in Feb 2019 for 60K, but is now up for £75K. There ...
by Roger King
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 289 five bolt/T10
Replies: 7
Views: 609

Re: 289 five bolt/T10

Hi Karl, It's good to hear from you, too! Thinking about it, it might be possible to fit a T10 to a Hawk trans mount bracket using the Mustang gearbox rubber mounting, but I'm pretty sure you'd need to make up a spacer block of 1-1½" as the casting on the gearbox it bolts up to is higher up on the c...
by Roger King
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 289 five bolt/T10
Replies: 7
Views: 609

Re: 289 five bolt/T10

Hi Karl, Is this an aluminium case T10 or a cast-iron Galaxie-style one? Be aware that fitting a T10 will require cutting off the old gearbox mount on the Hawk chassis (Mustang style) and welding on a new one (Galaxie style). The T10 trans mount is at a different height than the toploader/T5 mount, ...
by Roger King
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: CORRECT wheel spinners
Replies: 6
Views: 782

Re: CORRECT wheel spinners

Hi Mark, and thanks for the info. Those would have been the standard MWS style spinner, which was pretty much all you could get back in the nineties and is what I have on my car currently. What I'm hoping we can produce here are spinners to the pattern AC would have supplied with the Thames Ditton c...
by Roger King
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: CORRECT wheel spinners
Replies: 6
Views: 782

Re: CORRECT wheel spinners

Hi Frank,
I can't give a price until we know numbers. The more we order, the cheaper they will be. I'll let you know when I have an idea from the manufacturer.
Roger
by Roger King
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: CORRECT wheel spinners
Replies: 6
Views: 782

CORRECT wheel spinners

I thought I'd post this again in a different section as there's not been a lot of response in the 'general' section, so here it is in the other 'general' section... There are no chrome two-eared spinners available at the moment that are the same design as the original Cobra ones. The standard offeri...
by Roger King
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General 289
Topic: Chrome two-eared spinners
Replies: 0
Views: 490

Chrome two-eared spinners

There's a slight possibility that a run of correct-pattern chrome two-eared 42mm 8tpi spinners could be made to the attached design.

Before this can go any further, would any interested please let me know likely numbers?

Thanks, Roger
Cobra spinner.jpg
by Roger King
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Side Screens
Replies: 3
Views: 876

Re: Side Screens

Cars left Thames Ditton with a simple steel chrome-plated right-angle bracket fixed to the back face of the windscreen by a chrome-plated raised countersunk 2BA screw. A rubber buffer was installed through a hole in the plate. One of the top-end US restoration companies had this buffer, which appear...
by Roger King
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: It Would Be A Waste Not To...
Replies: 10
Views: 1883

Re: It Would Be A Waste Not To...

A ‘T’ car is a widely-used term for a ‘Team’ car - a back-up car which is not set up for a particular driver but can be used by either (or any) team driver if their own fails or is damaged. As F1 is now a massively over-regulated yawnfest with strict rules around the use of replacement parts, let al...
by Roger King
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: How big do you need your garage to be
Replies: 6
Views: 1215

Re: How big do you need your garage to be

I must admit to having watched that out of interest, too, having done a similar build last year - but personally wasn't too impressed overall. The finished buildings looked more like an industrial unit to me, and the garage was clearly built for someone who doesn't work on his cars. Not sure what th...