Sump Guard

After grounding the bell housing several times I started to worry a little about the sump and stumbled across a post on the Cobra forum. After taking Charlie up on the offer, the guard arrived the a couple of days later and is really well made bit of kit. I had to notch a small amount out using an angle …

IVA Day

The Big Day finally arrived starting with a super early start to get down to Anthony’s (Absolute Horsepower) with an air temperature just above freezing – not ideal cobra weather! We loaded up the car and headed down to the Exeter test centre. I’m writing the post far too late so sadly I can’t remember too much of what when …

Headlights and Taillights

SVA I’ll try to summarise the SVA requirements in time, but for now i’d say read the SVA manual carefully – lights aren’t that easy to move once the car has been painted! A further word of warning – I’ve not been through the SVA test yet, so what you read here is un-tested! Headlights These are pretty easy really, …

Time to Rebuild

She’s back from the paintshop and boy does she look good! Now it’s time for a very careful re-build of the brightwork, lights etc. I also need to modify one of the exhaust headers which won’t seal properly so there’s going to be some very careful engine bay work coming up, GULP. I used Darren from 355 Peterborough (AK’s paintshop) …

Fuel Filler

For the fuel filler I splashed out and went for a 3 1/2″ Aston replica from Cris at Brasscraft and as normal, they were beautifully made and a real work of art (but not much change from £400!). The Brasscraft kit is fantastic though. So, I ordered from Brasscraft: Aston Fuel Filler 3 1/2″ IVA Compliant  Lockable Flange plate   Unleaded …

Gas Struts

After getting over the initial shock of the cost of the AK Gas Strut kit, I looked into ways of doing it for less $$. Having researched options, I quickly concluded that the AK kit was actually pretty good value and placed an order! The kit arrived and consists of: Four gas struts, 2 for the bonnet, 2 for the …