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by nikbj68
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Scotland's Lockdown
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Scotland's Lockdown

We in Wales have had our 5-mile limit lifted today, so I hope the weather improves for the weekend, coz I’m going OUT! 😃
by nikbj68
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: New Member - Long time Lurker
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: New Member - Long time Lurker

I don’t think I’ve seen an RS Ace Hawk built! Fabulous! Second only to fitting a Ford Zephyr engine, the Triumph is a great choice!
Best wishes for the build, and very selfishly, I hope you retire to the UK so we have a chance to see it finished! 😎
by nikbj68
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: NEW! AC COBRA Models from AC Cars!
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: NEW! AC COBRA Models from AC Cars!

Thanks Nick. There was a particularly bad looking car about 10 years ago claiming to be an AC made by 'Iconic' I think. I thought that must have been a licensed product? -noticed the pics seem to show an exhaust pipe, no under-bonnet view and the dashboard pics do not seem to show the rejig needed ...
by nikbj68
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: NEW! AC COBRA Models from AC Cars!
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: NEW! AC COBRA Models from AC Cars!

Kevin, after the bank called time on AC Autokraft, Alan Lubinsky purchased AC ‘in toto’ So production continued at Brooklands for a time, before moving to Frimley, then briefly Normandy(UK), from where they decamped to Malta, and touting a move to Connecticut, ended up in Germany. No ‘other outfits’...
by nikbj68
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: NEW! AC COBRA Models from AC Cars!
Replies: 11
Views: 279

NEW! AC COBRA Models from AC Cars!

“What do we want?” An Electric AC Cobra! “When do we want it?” Erm... To celebrate the 58th anniversary of the birth of the Cobra (the WHAT? 🤓) AC will produce only 58 each of 2 new models! The AC Cobra 140 Charter Edition - Powered by 2.3L Ford Ecoboost 4 pot - claiming 350bhp and 325ftlb of torque...
by nikbj68
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: Well, that didn't fit
Replies: 316
Views: 124886

Re: Well, that didn't fit

No daft at all, Kev! On the Le Mans tops, most are redundant as the screens are bolted, but 111JX isn’t, and has the biggest gap. I would guess that screen would bulge as far as the straps but not pop out, but would I trust it?! Hmmm... dunno, but it seems to survive! On the bubble tops, it may help...
by nikbj68
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: Well, that didn't fit
Replies: 316
Views: 124886

Re: Well, that didn't fit

I like the way you’ve done the screen straps on your screen, Stu, in fact the whole top is a masterpiece! 😎 I took Dad for a spin in mine, 2 minutes up the road to get a takeaway, and just did the lap belts up. He said he’d seen what happened to Nick Granville-Smith, similarly belted, and wouldn’t l...
by nikbj68
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: Well, that didn't fit
Replies: 316
Views: 124886

Re: Well, that didn't fit

I can understand the straps on bubble top screens(and 111JX, which also has just a rubber screen surround) but on LM tops with bolted-in screens, I just don’t get it. Unless it stops ‘drumming’, but I did that by introducing tension to the screen when fitting. (Thermosetting a curve into it would al...
by nikbj68
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: Well, that didn't fit
Replies: 316
Views: 124886

Re: Well, that didn't fit

That looks so bloody good, but I hate those screen straps!
by nikbj68
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Looking for a 289 AC Frua
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Looking for a 289 AC Frua

The Frua never came as a 289.