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289's in Modsports

Post by agnoraan » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:52 pm

Interesting little piece about the Modsport Cobras. The arches on these make the ones on my Viper look positively small :lol: :lol:

http://www.modbase.info/cobras-in-modsports/4593421649


Pic of GPG4C in Modsport trim

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Seeing these Cobras with wide front ends doesn't make me feel quite so bad about mine anymore, I almost got away with it :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by CobStang » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:41 pm

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Seeing these Cobras with wide front ends doesn't make me feel quite so bad about mine anymore, I almost got away with it :lol: :lol: :lol:


Viper in black and white.jpg

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Nah not enough holes in it. I have a jigsaw and a new blade if that helps ?

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Post by nikbj68 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:38 pm

That's a really great article you found, Nige, but as we all know, the COB cars they mention are completely and utterly AC, NOT Shelby!
I remember as a kid looking at the pics of the Taft & Richardson Cobras wth their huuuuuuge arches in ACOC mags which I still have, but that's the first time I've seen a colour photo!

Ian Richardson moved to Llangollen many years ago, where he built the Wildcat Rover-based engines, 6.0l and 500+bhp!
I always meant to go visit, but he retired around 2012, and a company in Deeside now produces his Wildcat heads.
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Post by peterc » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:14 pm

Nik,
Did you really mean Rover engine? The article mentions Chevy 5.3L.
6.0L? I thought 5.4L was pushing the extremes of the newer 4.6 block let alone the older original variety.
As previously mentioned else where one of our members sprints a Rover 5.2 MGB.
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Post by agnoraan » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:24 pm

Here's another couple for you Nik

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Not a Cobra, but doesn't this Healey look wild?? very Cobraesque

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Post by nikbj68 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:03 pm

Superb pics!
Peter. Yes, I meant Rover. Ian Richardson was making his own engine blocks and heads based on the Buick/Rover design. Sadly his website is long gone, but I found THIS.
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Post by peterc » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:37 pm

Thanks Nik, interesting reading.
Quite a few road cars found themselves with overly large engines. Baby Bertha, DamFraud to name but two.

Nige I think car 82 must be a Viper!
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