Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Thanks for watching over the years, the Cobra has now been sold and the garage is empty, for a little while anyway :-)

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Some little changes over the summer. Two new seats, as the 'proper' Cobra seats were very uncomfortable. Wind wings and sun visors to reduce the wind round the windscreen when going over about 20 mph. New exhaust baffles to alter (cough!) the exhaust note a bit. A new steering column mount and bulkhead bearing have been fitted to greatly reduce the slack in the steering system. Plus a new steering wheel is on order as I managed to drop the existing one whilst doing the steering column and cut the leather quite badly.

It has now been on the road for a whole year, on its second engine, fourth seat, second steering wheel and eighth gear lever collar bolt. It's been polished 5 time this year and is in need of another as soon as the weather cheers up a bit.

Just passed it's MoT and been re taxed for another exciting year, let's hope I have more time and better weather to do more than 700 miles in the next 12 months.

Friday, 3 April 2009

The car has been out on a couple of runs recently, one to jolly old Rochester and one to a club run near Biggin Hill.

It needs some wind wings for the screen and some sun visors to deflect wind around the passengers - these have been ordered. It is also in need of some larger exhaust baffles as the current ones are stifling the engine ;-) These have been purchased and are awaiting fitting.

A couple of trim bits need to be finished off and an adjustment made to the throttle position. The choke has been fitted.

If anyone is interested it will be on the Cobra Replica Club stand at this years Detling show on Easter Sunday.

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Probably about time for an update.

The car has been in the garage keeping itself nice and dry and relatively warm.

Actually it's been out a couple of times, once on Xmas day actually. It has just had it's HT leads finally replaced for the new ones that came with the engine and I'm looking at fitting the choke cable to help with fast idle when it's cold. It still needs to be lowered a bit.

Monday, 8 December 2008

Friday, 28 November 2008

I have just been told the car is up and running again, but due to somewhat inclement weather it could be Monday before I can collect it.