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Wanted To Buy: I am searching for a cast aluminum generator sheave with integral fan for an early Cobra restoration. An original part preferred but an authentic copy would do.

The original for CSX2034 is shown below.

Thanks for looking.

Cobra (Thames Ditton) Forum / Wanted: Weber Carburetor Parts
« on: July 26, 2021, 14:01:43 »
I am working on repairing a mid 1963 COBRA 4-2V induction system using Weber 48 IDM5 carburetors. The system was handled and stored poorly for decades. I am looking for quite a few very rare parts. Please see list below. I have a file with some pictures and sketches available via email to help illustrate some of the parts. Reproductions of all the parts have been made or are being worked on but I would rather have original 1950s-1960s Weber parts.

Thanks for looking. Dan

If you own or have access to an unrestored, substantially as built, with its original engine, and original engine mounted fuel pump car before CSX2126 we (me mostly but others are interested and helping) would like you to help add data and pictures to a database.  We are working to collect data on the pump’s manufacturer, casting numbers as applicable, casting dates as applicable, assembly dates, finishes, and fittings.  Real good pictures of the installation in the car would be great to have also.   Maybe you know where an original engine with fuel pump still attached is sitting in storage or on display.

Don’t have a car or access now, did you manage to take some pictures of the fuel pump area on these cars decades ago?

The intent is to add to the open source Cobra engine notes and slide shows I share with owners and restorers.   If you have information or pictures but don’t want them public, that works for me as long as I may add your casting or assembly dates to the known ranges without tying them to you or a specific car.

Thanks in advance for any information you may add to the collection.  Send me a private message through this site if you wish to make contact.


Cobra (Thames Ditton) Forum / C4SA COBRA 4V Intake Manifold
« on: August 07, 2018, 13:31:58 »
NOT MINE. This is not mine nor am I connected in any way with the seller but this piece is so rare I wanted to make an attempt to let early Cobra owners know that it is listed on ebay®

Based on the Holman-Moody intake they created for 260 c.i.d. Ford engines in the 1962-63 time frame this version has COBRA lettering where the Holman-Moody bird logo was in the original version. IMPORTANT: This intake is functionally a copy of a Ford cast iron prototype intake for XHP-260 and HP260 engines and is not suitable for 289 c.i.d. engines performance wise.  These are rare. I have only come across five (5) of them in all these last five plus decades. It was a regular production option for early Cobras. A Holley R-2599 carburetor assembly went with the option package when ordered for a new Cobra.

Cobra (Thames Ditton) Forum / When was this award ceremony recorded.
« on: February 04, 2017, 20:53:37 »
Check out this video posted on YouTube(R). The last segment starts at the 1:43 mark. Does anybody know when in 1963 and where this last segment was taken? The date is of most interest.

Cobra (Thames Ditton) Forum / S1CS-19523-C Cobra Emblem
« on: January 08, 2017, 21:55:53 »
I occasionally get inquiries about Cobra mascot emblems from ACOC members so I thought I would share some posts I have made elsewhere.
   This post is a sort of 'infomercial'.
   During the CSX21xx chassis range a new Cobra mascot emblem was introduced into Cobra production. Sellers of emblems, especially on ebay®, offer all kinds of parts from all kinds of sources that are definitely nothing used in new Cobra production five decades ago.  For example, there were some extremely crude aftermarket emblems with double back foam adhesive tape on their backs offered by J.C. Whitney when the cars were just a few years old.
   One thing that has happened is confusion with the subsequent Ford Motor Company sourced part that replaced the one Shelby American sourced for new Cobras.  The new Ford part became the production part for most 427 Cobras; probably after the Cobra part supply was exhausted. Most of the many “reproduction” emblems offered for all Cobras (leaf spring chassis cars) and 427 Cobras (coil spring chassis cars), being offered like original to leaf spring in cars particular, are copies of the Ford emblem.  By the 1980s there were copies of copies of the Ford emblem being offered ‘as original’ for Cobras (leaf spring chassis cars).
   The slide below illustrates originals of the Shelby and Ford parts in a side by side comparison.
   PS If you have a Cobra and have original S1CS-C emblems but one or both pins are broken off them, don't give up as pins can be replaced.

I am helping round up parts for the restoration of a 1964 time frame Cobra Weber induction system. We need four of these O.E. cast brass banjos. The bolts and gaskets are not difficult to find but original banjos are. (We know that there are reproductions available. We have some but prefer originals.)
   Thanks for looking.
   Dan Case

E. Weber carburetor models 48 IDA and 48 IDA1 were nearly the same. The difference was in what type throttle lever, throttle stop screw spring, and throttle stop screw were used in the assemblies by Weber. Just looking at the screws and springs nothing is obviously different on the car. The throttle levers are significantly different. I am looking for two sets for some IDAs and two sets for some IDA1s. (I have purchased some current production 37s but they are different than the 1960s parts. 48 IDA4 and 48 IDA4R models used a different design without the ball pivots.)
   Thanks for looking.
   Dan Case

Cobra (Thames Ditton) Forum / Wanted Wiper Switch Special Washer
« on: October 03, 2014, 01:05:25 »
I figured out why the windscreen wiper switch in CSX2551 slops around so much, it missing a special washer with sharp points that catch in the aluminum dash panel material. Does anyone have an extra they would part with?
   The pictures are of parts borrowed from another Cobra for photos. Thanks for looking.

   Complete set of original Armstrong brand shock absorbers for a rack and pinion steering chassis CSX2000 series Cobra. Assemblies dated between fourth quarter 1963 and first quarter 1964 would be great but any dates would be considered.

Cobra (Thames Ditton) Forum / XHP260 Cobra Engine
« on: June 06, 2013, 08:52:50 »
Carlisle, PA
   XHP-260-4 (experimental high performance 260 serial number 4) from a very early Cobra will be on display with Bob Mannel.   Bob is the author of the excellent well known book covering the Ford small block V8 engines (except Boss 302) 1962-69. Carlisle, Building G, Late Thursday through Sunday

Cobra (Thames Ditton) Forum / Replacement Leather Choices
« on: October 15, 2012, 09:34:06 »
I received a telephone call with some questions this past Saturday that I couldn't answer very well.  Maybe someone here can help. The caller and his father have worked on Cobras for some time. They want to start paying more attention to details of leather soft trim.  They desire to find leathers that more closely match what AC Cars used for seats for example. All I could tell them was that I remember it being top dyed.  Yes, I know there are smaller applications of leather throughout the cockpit but they want to discuss seat cover material.
   I have never purchased any leather myself.  So, does anyone know and wish to share the name of one or more potential suppliers of seating leather in black and red? What type or brand of leather does one ask for?

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