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manxman

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New member with AKL 1422
« on: April 03, 2020, 11:50:27 »
Hello everybody !

I can imagine Covid-19 is not a good moments for all the members so, as we have a lot of time at home, let me try to be positive and present myself and my new toy.

I'm French but I'm currently living in Spain (close to Girona) and I'm UK cars and motorcycles lover: I've owned a MGb and also an Austin Healey 100/6 before switching to german cars (it was hard to maintain UK cars and bikes at the same time  ;D). I'm also a Norton lover (I've got 6 bikes) and I'm currently restoring a rusty (very rusty  :-\...) Triumph Tr4.
Just before the Covid situation I exchange one of my cars for a Cobra Mk4 Lighweight (AKL 1422). Unfortunately the car is still in the previus owner garage and when it will be allowed to drive I will bring it back home  :)
Ac Cobra have always been my dream car so a Lightweight was a good and afordable combination for me.
The car is in very good condition and I'm in contact with some  ACOC members in order to get documents to register the car in Spain.
I also want to know if there is some technical documentation for Mk4 cars like workshop, part list, driver manual, etc... All docs will be welcome  :) My knowlege in AC cars is poor so I hope to learn a lot with this forum.

Speak soon  :)




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Re: New member with AKL 1422
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2020, 18:05:26 »
Hello,

Lovely looking car and I'm sure you're looking forward to getting out when we pull through the Covid-19 situation. 

It may be an error in the Mark IV Register but AKL1422 isn't a listed chassis number.  AK1422 seems to match your car though.

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Re: New member with AKL 1422
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2020, 07:44:37 »
I think AKL1422 is correct. The car was offered Jan. 2012 on the internet platform mobile.de by CarTrading CT-Car Sarl. I have some pictures if your interested.

manxman

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Re: New member with AKL 1422
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2020, 11:21:51 »
Thanks for your feedback !

AKL is correct because I check the body and chassis number and also the list of diferences between normal and lightweight models. I suppose there is some mistake on the register.

I think AKL1422 is correct. The car was offered Jan. 2012 on the internet platform mobile.de by CarTrading CT-Car Sarl. I have some pictures if your interested. : yes please, all the information / history of the car will be welcome  :D




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Re: New member with AKL 1422
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2020, 22:14:52 »
Thats a nice looking Cobra.

Congratulations with your purchase, I hope that it will not be too long before you can enjoy it.



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Re: New member with AKL 1422
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2020, 10:31:24 »
Manxman,
please can you send me your e-mail address for the pictures?
Kind regards,
Peter

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Re: New member with AKL 1422
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2020, 15:10:34 »
Hi Peter,

You have a MP with my email  ;)

Hi martin,

Time is now very long  :'( but I know the day I can get the car will be unforgettable !

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Re: New member with AKL 1422
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2020, 17:33:30 »
Super sweet car!
I too have recently bought a MKIV, last Spring, and find it amazing.
I too will look for a LWT car next.  Really have fallen for these cars as they are a great drive.  Hope you can enjoy soon!
Stay healthy to all
Jeff Gagnon
AC MKIV #1085 and CSX2375r
GagnonJeffreyS@gmail.com

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Re: New member with AKL 1422
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2020, 17:43:17 »
Nice car, congrats!
Hopefully you can enjoy your lovely car very soon.

Owner manuals are available from time to time via Ebay.

If someone would have good connections to a professional print service we could arrange some different manual revisions for MK IVs to have them scanned for future copies.

I own early MK IV manuals in portrait layout and blue binder for carburetted and fuel injected versions plus a later MK IV LW manual in landscape format with dark leather(or artificial leather) binder.

After a one year desaster with the only printshop here willing to do something I stopped all activties for copies.

They organized the different paper versions with the correct colors and weights but could not get the scans done...

Month after month (start was in 2016) they delayed the scan work before I cancelled all agreed  activities with them last year



« Last Edit: April 06, 2020, 18:13:15 by westcott »
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler!

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Re: New member with AKL 1422
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2020, 19:33:11 »
All,

A member had shared a digital copy of the owners manual with me.  Its useful for sure, happy to pay it forward.
just email GagnonJeffreyS@gmail.com

Happy to help
Jeff Gagnon
AC MKIV #1085 and CSX2375r
GagnonJeffreyS@gmail.com

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Re: New member with AKL 1422
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2020, 22:21:18 »
AKL 1422 is definitely the correct chassis number. I had inspected this car years ago at the end of 2005. It was then registered in Luxembourg.

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Re: New member with AKL 1422
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2020, 21:10:40 »
Thanks to everybody for your coments and also the docs you send  :D :D

Now I just need the car in my garage and also some documents to register my car in Spain.... I hope, if Covid 19 evolution is positive, to get the car next month... Lets cross fingers :)

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Re: New member with AKL 1422
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2020, 21:36:22 »
Hi everybody,

I hope all of you are doing well.
 Cobra is now at home in spain  :) and I start to try to register the car locally.... For the moment it seems going well because the seller give me a copy of the TUV document when the car was registered for the first time in Germany :D. But the Spanish MOT is asking for a emission certificate of the engine (I suppose it was €uro 1 at that time...).
Does somebody knows where I can get such a document for a 1995 Ford V8 EFI engine ? I've been looking on the net but I only found docs from 2004-on.
Any help will be welcome to complete this complex registration  ;)

I've been using the car around home and I noticed 2 troubles:

- The car is running Hot for me: around 100º or more and the cooling fan doesn't stop: I assume that the radiator must be cleaned and apply a new coolant.

- When driving at iddle or low Rpm (less than 2500 rpms) the engine rattles a lot and after 2500 Rpm the engine is running smoothly: I may have some leak in the air pump or some vacuum pipe... Any more tip or idea ?

Thanks a lot for your help  :)