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Thank you Mark IV. You always have the answer.

One more question, do you think there is a performance difference between the single and dual exhaust systems?

I apologize if I offended anyone with this narrative.

Please elaborate on the "two on left exhaust". I think i have seen in on 1985-1987 models including my MkIV. The design appealed to me from the first I saw my car set the car apart from all others. It is reminicent of earlier Aces. It helps the uninformedrealze the car something different from the kit cars at a show although I was once ask if it was a VW.

Cobra (Thames Ditton) Forum / CSX2388
« on: February 07, 2019, 02:15:19 »
I recently read the article in ACtion regarding CSX2388. I did some research and found there is a replica CSX2388 and a report the the original CSX2388 was reported destroyed in the 1970’s.

Please no dissension within the club. I posted this to show the difference of opinions between SAAC and ACOC. If it were not for Shelby there would not be a Cobra. SAAC classifies all Shelby Cobras  built after the original 1960 cars as replicas. I have attended car shows in the states with Shelby replicas and kit cars all parked together. The egos are overwhelming. I park my car in the British or import area. When I am ask why, I show the made in England plate. Those in the know say nothing just feel for the rolled edge aluminum in the wheel well. I have had the opportunity to park next to Ron Finger’s 1964 AC USRRC factory prepared race car. The similarities far outweigh the differences. The Shelby replicas (Super Performance) & kit cars are bloated heaps.

I recently posted on the SAAC forum under the CSX 2000 page “Cobra Pilote The Ed Hugus Story”. I figured this would set their  hair on fire. Please read the article below.

Quote: My car is aluminum, my boat is fiberglass.

Because the MKIV’s  were built in England by AC Cars LTD / Autokraft.

General Discussion / Re: First AC Cobras delivered to the US?
« on: February 02, 2019, 20:30:04 »
Thank you

I recently engaged on the SAAC forum “Replicas & Tributes”. I found on line a 1986 press release from Ford granting the name Cobra to the MKIV. I knew it applied to the European market but had a friend post it on the Shelby forum to see what the response would be. As expected it was full of ignorance and denial. I was silent  until someone posted that the MKIV was build with Mustang components. The Shelby community position is that only a Shelby CSX is a Cobra both past and present with no consideration for COX, COB or AK’s. That the Shelby continuation cars are built by Super Performance in fiberglass and the aluminum body cars have been built by seven different manufacturers. Quality control has to be an issue. My position as well as the AC community (please correct me if I am wrong) is that it is not a Cobra if it is not an AC. It is the DNA that makes the MKIV  “The

Thank you,

General Discussion / First AC Cobras delivered to the US?
« on: February 02, 2019, 13:42:16 »
Not very long ago I received a flier regarding  a book written about the first AC Cobras delivered to the US did not go to Shelby in California but New Jersey I think. Please provide me any information and the name of the book.

Thank you,
AK 1131

Read CRS bits by Night rider. He is offering hex nuts

Please ask Ned if the Kirkham cars will be included?

Thank you

Dear Wescott, Thank you very much. Fred

Please provide a photo of the Autokraft frame.

What clear coat is used on the wheels?

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