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, …

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 …

Roll Hoops

I have the three legged hoops from AK and love the look of them. They are a bit of a pig to get into the pre-drilled holes in the body though. I’m pretty nervous about installing them after the paint job! I’m getting ahead of myself. First up, trial fit the hoops and tighten the brackets up completely! I didn’t the …

Windscreen

Father Xmas was very generous this year as he dropped off a beautiful Brass Craft windscreen with wind deflectors, sun visors and centre stay. I MUST have been a good boy! I must say that it really is a beautifully well made product, Chris and the other guys at Brass Craft do a top job putting these screens together and …

Cobra Wheels

So I finally took the plunge and bought a set of spangley new wheels for the Cobra. After months of research I settled on the American Racing VN407s from Vintage Wheels US that have some lovely licensed Shelby branding and spinners. They’ll also paint the inner sections any colour you like for $100 a wheel. In the end i decided …