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cobraman

King Cobra drag car

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Starting this kit next . 

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Are you building it as the Baldwin Motion car or something else?

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Building as shown on box top.

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I'm gonna enjoy this!!!.....great choice, Ray!!

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I think that other magazine did a review on this kit.

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I guess this one should really be in the drag section. If noticed by those who can please move it. Thank you.

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The wheels that were originally on the car were six slot Halibrands. These can be purchased from Historic Racing Miniatures.

 

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I actually bought a set of them including tires but for another project. I think I will just live with the ones in the kit. Won't be an exact replica but close enough for me on this one. Thanks for the info.

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Managed to get chassis and engine done . As said prior it won’t be an exact replica of the real car but as close as I can get it with kit parts and limited talent . 

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9 hours ago, cobraman said:

Managed to get chassis and engine done . As said prior it won’t be an exact replica of the real car but as close as I can get it with kit parts and limited talent . 

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Its looking like its moving along pretty well!!…..great job on those coil-overs too!!!

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The Revellogram 427 Cobras are great kits.  Nice work Ray.

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On your next 427 build Ray maybe you scrape the chrome from the air filter exposing the white plastic.  I de-chromed this one and just painted the top aluminum.

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Thanks guys. Thanks for the tip JC, that's a good looking engine.

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Can't wait to see it.

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I have seen pics where the side pipes are silver and some where they are black. Also pics were the chrome oval bar around the grill opening is there and some where just the upright portions are on the car.

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I don't have a lot of reference photos on this car but the period photos I do have the headers are flat black and only the bumperettes are installed at the front.

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It's a good looking model when finished.  I did that one when it was firt released.   Definitely stands out among the road race cobras.  

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I only have a few photos of CSX3159 but thought these might be useful.  Unusual roll bar.  Love the moon eyes on the breather.

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Thank you fellows.

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Silver pipes and full chrome front bumper . 31BAE6C9-13B7-4F63-9F85-35D3D327D315.thumb.jpeg.31c607eeee191fa6ac317ac8086e9357.jpeg

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I haven't seen a period photo of the car with silver/chrome headers and the grille surround - Ray, have you found any? 

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I haven't really found many photos at all.

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JC, are you thinking that the pics I found are perhaps the car being restored ? Was it ever restored ?

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read somewhere long ago this car was found and restored.

How accurate it is , I have no idea

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