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CSX1000, 4000, 7000, 8000 / Re: CSX4000 Mfr Source ?
« on: August 16, 2022, 09:42:38 PM »
There are several differences between HST and HiTech cars. The height or depth of the front of the gas tank is one. Bolt-on front bumper mount tubes is another.

CSX 3000 Series / Re: Can anyone ID this museum car?
« on: August 16, 2022, 09:35:50 PM »
Sam told me when the Hudson starts getting "filled up" with stolen vehicles they dredge it. The Cobra was pulled out with an excavator which put a couple of holes and bends in it. Sam was called in to identify it as a local Ford mechanic. There is a funny story about him buying the wreck, how much he paid and how much he told the missus he paid. It has been a real labor of love for him over more years than anyone spent restoring any Cobra I believe. Good guy, great car.

Parts For Sale / American Racing Torq Thrust wheels with tires
« on: October 17, 2018, 07:42:57 AM »
Here we have a very good usable set of American racing magnesium torq thrust five spoke wheels and tires for an original 289 Shelby Cobra. These are as removed from a very original 289 car that has worn them for many years. Check the pictures and you'll see it has the bolted in center adapters to fit the splined hubs. If you need the whole package ready to attach to your car we have knock off spinner nuts available separately. Wheels and splines are all in good original condition and ready to show or go. The tires could be left on to protect the rims for shipping or removed for shipping wheels only at buyers cost. Also listed on E bay item number:142978298328 starting bid is $4000.

CSX1000, 4000, 7000, 8000 / Re: Any other CSX 4000 owners on SAAC?
« on: May 16, 2018, 07:38:00 AM »
Al good to see you on here, I'm guessing you still have yours? Rodney car is looking good, that color looks very similar to 3015.

CSX1000, 4000, 7000, 8000 / Re: Any other CSX 4000 owners on SAAC?
« on: May 10, 2018, 06:52:05 AM »
I agree with Shelbylover the Avons perform proportionately to their price. They are a soft compound radial tire that handles grips and works well on a Cobra. I would advise you to have a good wheel alignment on the car as because they are soft they will wear really fast if they're not pointing in the right direction. I have collected some info and added my own notes and experience on wheel alignment specs if anyone needs it. I like the Billboards too but they are a light weight bias ply old school race tire. I recommend a lot of caster with them to help with the hunting and darting they tend to do. I have also found the Billboards are more inclined to flat spot if they are older. An easy way to deal with that is roll the car back a foot one week roll it forward two the next so it doesn't sit on one spot. Of course even better is drive it a couple of times a week  ;)

CSX1000, 4000, 7000, 8000 / Re: Any other CSX 4000 owners on SAAC?
« on: May 07, 2018, 10:13:06 PM »
I have 4772 rebuilt and rebodied after the first owner took an exciting ride. He wasn't wearing shoulder straps luckily for him as he managed to get inside the car as it flattened the roll bar and screen. That certainly saved his life as wearing them would have held him up in harms way. I won't let a passenger, with no roll bar on their side, wear shoulder straps for that reason. Check your battery tray mounting if it's behind the passenger seat. I have seen them screwed to fiberglass floors without even a fender washer behind them never mind a plate or frame mount. The batteries came loose and knocked him out. While we are talking about roll bars the originals had the rear brace mount attached with six 1/4" screws in to nut serts. That meant the trunk tube was a lot stronger as it wasn't drilled all the way through with large by huge fasteners. The oversized through bolts then get over tightened crushing the tube making it even weaker. As for chroming a welded fabricated roll bar look up hydrogen embrittlement. Another thing original comp cars used was the bracket that ties the long unsupported leg of the roll bar hoop in to the frame. That makes them a lot stronger. Shoulder straps are relative to shoulder height and also angle to your spine. I have found a good height for us guys that have shorter legs and longer bodies than the other half can install a belt bar just under the rear cowl and it is a good height and angle. On the 4000/6000 cars with the rear hoop that can be a good height for wrapping shoulder straps. PSA over for the night, take a look at your cars and see if they suffer any of these issues.

CSX 3000 Series / Re: CSX 3015 super snake on craigslist ????
« on: April 11, 2018, 08:55:00 PM »
The big book. Any opinions on whether the edged rug is correct? I have seen it with and without.

CSX 3000 Series / Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
« on: April 03, 2018, 01:46:43 PM »
The blue street car you posted is 3354 next numerical car from Phil'.

CSX 3000 Series / Re: CSX 3015 super snake on craigslist ????
« on: April 03, 2018, 01:19:00 PM »
Originally yes, they must have got sick of mucking about with the extended distributor drive when they replaced it with the Edelbrock.

CSX 3000 Series / Re: CSX 3015 super snake on craigslist ????
« on: March 31, 2018, 08:17:37 AM »
The fabulous depth and breadth of knowledge is drilled down into. I see the single AC pedal has a lot more offset to help center it in the now cavernous foot box. Thanks Jeff. Mike it looks like they are using both pedal arms for the double wide pedal pad. Does it have the under and over dual master cylinders and is it just using the clutch arm to steady the brake pedal or is it using a master on both arms for a separate side by side dual master?

CSX 3000 Series / Re: CSX 3015 super snake on craigslist ????
« on: March 27, 2018, 09:39:38 PM »
Thanks Doug the big book says the blower cars had a wide brake pedal with Cobra Automatic on them. I have seen an auto 289 but it had been switched to a manual when I saw it. You might be thinking of the other few automatics they made?

CSX 3000 Series / Re: Shelby Cobra Mark III frame (supposedly)
« on: March 27, 2018, 07:07:25 AM »
It looks like a continuation (4000/6000) chassis with the rear cowl hoop and the door side bars. Having said that there are a couple of other odd features like the motor mounts, maybe SB and the raised trans cross member.

CSX 3000 Series / Re: CSX 3015 super snake on craigslist ????
« on: March 27, 2018, 07:03:48 AM »
That looks legit as they took the BJ pictures and professionally re-worked them  ;)
Does any one know what the COBRA AUTOMATIC brake pedal looks like in one of these cars?

CSX1000, 4000, 7000, 8000 / Re: Taillight lense question
« on: March 27, 2018, 06:57:08 AM »
If you are looking for even more visibility/safety from the oh so tall next to a Cobra vehicles with inattentive drivers you might want to consider LED 1157 bulbs from someone like Moss. I put them in mine and noticed a huge difference. If you do all corners you'll also need an electronic flasher.

CSX1000, 4000, 7000, 8000 / Re: Taillight lense question
« on: February 19, 2018, 09:28:19 PM »
Yes the two 5/16" nuts will let it out of there. If the rocks are tossing up off the tires and breaking the bulbs there are covers for them that are polished on the inside to double as a reflector.

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