Shelby Cobra - The Engine Sounds Wild
http://www.kitcarconnection.com - James Martell takes his Shelby Cobra
replica for a cruise.
I decided to post this video for all the viewers of my other video who
complained about the engine being drowned out by the music. They have a
point. The engine noise of a Cobra with the famous sidepipes is music
enough to a car enthusiast.
If you are looking to hear a the roar of the engine this is your video.
The car in the video was built in 2004 in Calgary, Alberta by Peter
Jacobsen using car a Mk2 Roadster kit from Factory Factory Racing. The car
is powered with a 302 crate engine from Western Motorsports in Calgary,
James Martell is the Publisher of KitCarConnection.com, a website devoted
to kit cars and replicas. James Martell has long been an admirer of Carroll
Shelby and his cars. As an avid fan, he owns a Shelby Cobra kit car that he
drives in his leisure time. In his spare time he attends car shows, works
on his website, and spends time with his family.
The video was filmed in Surrey BC Canada.
427 Cobra Engine Dyno Test
Finally got my Cobra engine on the Dyno. It is a 351W 408 stroker
bored "0.030, roller cam, roller lifters, and 2,100 CFM air flow.
Preliminary results are over 500HP and 400 ft lbs torque. I will add final
numbers when I fix a small oil leak.
Ferrari vs Cobra
A Ferrari Faces off against a 427 Cobra on the 1/4 mile at LVMS
Pacific Roadster, cobra kit, Wide Body,Cobra Replica,Kit Car,Hot Rod
http://www.pacificRoadster.com This Wide Body Cobra Replica kit car is
Because it's designed to be comfortable to drive even for a Guy that is
6'3" and has size 14 shoes.
It has a lot more room inside without an extended wheel base. John
researched many Kits and this is
the one he chose, find out why. The Body is wider and taller and more
aggressive looking than the other kits.
The Fit and Finish is Superior in the materials used and the attention to
It has special bracing and materials that make this the most ridged car on
the market and that means you
get a car that will last and not have the problems of less ridged body's.
It also is about 6" wider than most and that allow's you to get a Std 10"
wide wheel under the body
with a Standard Rear axle. No need to shorten the axel like most others.
The Pacific Roadster can be built from all off the shelf Parts
132346 / 1965 Backdraft Racing Cobra Roadster
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/6n9jr73
This Backdraft Racing Cobra is one of those special ones that raise the bar
for everyone else. It is a brand new build with fresh components used
throughout. Looking brilliant in Sterling Silver with a bright silver
stripe, it's a sophisticated twist on the usual blue or red Cobra, but with
all the original race-bred DNA intact. The beautifully finished body is one
of the nicest we've seen. There are no waves or ripples in the substrate,
and the gelcoat is even so that none of the fiberglass matting shows
through. Proper finish work has resulted in a laser-straight Cobra that
probably looks every bit as good as a fully restored aluminum original.
Although the body screams, "427!" under the hood you'll find a built small
block Ford. Based on the compact and lightweight 302, it has been bored and
stroked to 347 cubic inches, making for one formidable powerplant. The
engine compartment itself is beautifully finished, with a polished
stainless firewall and gloss black inner fenders—heck, even the bottom of
the hood has been sanded and smoothed to look as good as the rest of the
body. The engine wears cool Ford Racing valve covers that have a high tech
satin blue finish, with a matching air cleaner on top of the Holley double
pumper. An Edelbrock intake is the perfect companion for the Holley, and an
MSD ignition system lights the fires. You can see the quality in this build
with the polished stainless hard lines for the coolant and that gorgeous
polished overflow tank is something the originals never had, but perhaps
Forget Toploader 4-speeds, this modern-day Cobra hits the road with a
bulletproof 5-speed overdrive unit that delivers whiplash-inducing
acceleration, yet still allows this roadster to loaf along at highway
speeds. The suspension is fully independent, front and rear, where a lot of
lesser Cobras use a rigid axle that the original Cobra never offered. The
difference is a Cobra that will dance with you on the track instead of
biting you when you push it too far. Brakes, of course, are massive discs
at all four corners, and thanks to this car's featherweight construction,
they're absolutely impervious to fade on the street, no matter how hard
you're running. And there's simply nothing that looks better on a Cobra
than a set of Halibrand-style wheels, with this one wearing a set of 17s
with genuine knock-offs that even have the correct safety wire holding them
A set of beautifully stitched and formed black leather buckets form the
foundation of the interior, and they're a massive upgrade over the shells
that came in original Cobras and most replicas. Featuring the Backdraft
Racing logo embroidered on the backrest, these seats are ergonomically
designed with better lateral and thigh support, and are adjustable to
accommodate drivers over six feet tall. The leather-covered dash is full of
electronic instruments that keep an eye on all the engine's vitals, and
look great doing it. A custom shifter that is canted forward like the
original manages the 5-speed, while a beautiful wood rimmed steering wheel
looks right at home in the vintage roadster's interior In back, the trunk
is surpsingly spacious, thanks to the fuel tank being located beneath the
car. Fully carpeted as well, it can carry a week's worth of clothes for you
and a passenger, or perhaps the proverbial two sets of golf clubs. Not bad
for a two-seater.
So to all you guys with nice Cobra replicas out there, this is the standard
by which we'll be measuring in the future. Beautifully finished, sinister
to look at, and frighteningly fast, this Cobra delivers on the promises
made by its appearance. Craftsmanship matters, and engineering, both on the
manufacturer side and the assembler side, is critical. This is a Cobra
that's docile enough to drive around town, but designed for the rigors of
the track. And they simply never go out of style. Call today!