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by Roger King
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: IVA Pass and Registration
Replies: 26
Views: 870

Re: IVA Pass and Registration

Sorry, I don't have any specs for Hawk. Plenty on here who will.
by Roger King
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: IVA Pass and Registration
Replies: 26
Views: 870

Re: IVA Pass and Registration

Thanks for the Cobra numbers Roger, they'll come in handy when my DB289FIA arrives... meanwhile I'll have a go at the exhaust when the warm weather comes. Those numbers are from the original chassis instruction book - they are for the road-going leafspring car, so I doubt they would transfer to an ...
by Roger King
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: General 289
Topic: IVA Pass and Registration
Replies: 26
Views: 870

Re: IVA Pass and Registration

Just for info, from the original Cobra Chassis Instruction Book: Castor Angle 7˚ Camber Angle front 1˚ Positive Camber Angle rear 2˚ Negative Toe-in front wheels 1/16" King Pin inclination 10˚ None of these values were adjustable apart from front wheel toe-in. If you require assistance with any of t...
by Roger King
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: Blockley Tyres
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Re: Blockley Tyres

I have a new set of Blockleys on my new MWS Jag wheels for the XK. They look great, and have performed perfectly, no slipping, sliding or loss of grip at all. Very pleased. Mind you, they are still sitting in a pile at the back of the garage whilst the bare shell's away getting painted... IMG_9581.j...
by Roger King
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Side Windows - Black Finish?
Replies: 10
Views: 672

Re: Side Windows - Black Finish?

David is correct - original Cobras of all varieties had hoods made of black Vynide. Tonneau covers were also Vynide, and the sidescreens should be trimmed in Vynide also. I was lucky enough to get detailed information on the construction of these parts from a couple of 1964 cars in the US, giving in...
by Roger King
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: NEW! AC COBRA Models from AC Cars!
Replies: 30
Views: 5315

Re: NEW! AC COBRA Models from AC Cars!

No, those will be the self-steering ones in the next launch...
by Roger King
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: NEW! AC COBRA Models from AC Cars!
Replies: 30
Views: 5315

Re: NEW! AC COBRA Models from AC Cars!

Stop it - stop it now....
by Roger King
Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: NEW! AC COBRA Models from AC Cars!
Replies: 30
Views: 5315

Re: NEW! AC COBRA Models from AC Cars!

That is just a plain insult to lovers of motoring history and historic racing cars.

Don't worry Nik, it will stop - when the electricity runs out, which is going to be sooner than everyone thinks.
by Roger King
Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Scalextric/slot cars
Replies: 14
Views: 1205

Re: Scalextric/slot cars

I built up a rather large circuit in our top floor main room just after we built the house (i.e. before it got any furniture in it....). It was large, too - a lap time of over 20sec, measured on the electronic lap counter!! Unfortunately the room was commandeered by my daughter a few years later and...
by Roger King
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Winter projects
Replies: 21
Views: 6783

Re: Winter projects

That will depend on a number of parameters, not least ignition timing as well as carburation. The ideal cruising revs will be with the carb running on the main jets, not the intermediate circuits (same for all four barrels - indeed all carbs, I suppose), and with all the distributor mechanical advan...