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I'm leaving work, at Wal-Mart, casually cruising the local strip in my mean green monster, *someone needs to think of a good name for it lol*, anywho, I'm getting back onto the 2-lane highway and this mustang comes flying up beside me, and the light before us turns red. So he's revving up his motor, rolling down his window *which I think was manual, or had a bad switch cuz he was leaning over the passenger seat (Thank goodness for power everything)* but he yells over at me and I turn down my radio, revs up again and I laugh at him. The guy yells over, "I'll race ya buddy, or are ya scared?" So I think to myself, Who does this guy think he is? I'm just cruising along minding my own business and here he comes to annoy me. The 1st light turns green, and he takes off like I was already doing 55 mph. So at the next light we got stopped at he yelled something like, "Where were ya at on that one?" So when I saw the light was ready to turn green and he was getting ready for a run down Indiana Raceway Park, I nailed it as soon as the light turned green. I'm sure it was a great show for whoever was behind us. He was spinning tires and I was already hitting 2nd (almost 30 mph) and barking when I shifted too. So I got going about 75 and I started slowing down. He pulls up beside me, and flips me off? What was THAT all about? I cant help it if he wants to race me, loses, and can't even be a good sport! Next time I'll tell him to race a REAL Stang, like my bros 12 second car and see how things go. It's no wonder the guy didn't wanna admit that the car was his. Fords............ :puke: (these things are awesome!)
 

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Not all Fords or their owners suck.

For example check out the 03 S/C Cobra.
 

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FORD: Fix Or Repair Daily Especially if they are '87 Mustangs or '65 Thunderbirds....

Actually, I think Ford has built some awesome looking cars. I think they've built some great performance cars. But reliability has been a concern on every Ford my family has ever owned.

As for the driver of that Mustang, no, not all Mustang owners are that way, nor are all Camaro/Firebird owners. They just get a bad image from dumbasses like that.
 

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Agreed, not all Mustang owners are like that, but I've encountered far to many who are :roll:
A lot of them just don't get that an old stock 5.0 with an automatic isn't a fast car... and they get pissed when they lose because of it. Probably spend most of there time racing riced-out Honduhs or something (speaking of people who don't get that they don't have a fast car... :wink: )
 

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Back in '83-85, I used to beat up on the 5.0's in my '83 GTI. Boy, did that make them mad.
 

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Dont you just hate those guys that have V8 trying to push everyone around thinking they are fast, then when they get their ass handed to them they walk away with their tail between their legs. :burn: :rotfl:

Not all ford owners are like that, just some of them. Mainly the only ones that are like that are those hondahh owners :roll:.


And yea, yea, yea I know there are some Very CARZY fast V8's out there but there are also some very slow ones too <-- those are the ones I pick on :wink: :twisted:
 

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as for the mean green machine, how about "kermit">? LOL that was my 1st thought when I saw a pic, heh "Kermee wins again!"

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yeah right, i remember this one time me and my friend were rolling around town in his Bmw that he had just bought. its one of them hatchback lookin ones, but anyevent, we see this guy rolling around in this shelby cobra, had to have been the the replica, and so my friend (a muscle car buff) goes, hey, 289 or 427, and the guy screams back, BET 50 BUCKS, and were like WTF?? we just wanted to know the cubes on the thing. ASSHOLE MAN. Since his BMW is turbo'ed now, i dont think the race would have been turned down.
 

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yeah most people with expensive ass cars have that attitude, just drive next to porches or any other expensive car and most of the time they just look at your car and have a grin on their faces or say some stupid shit like what you mentioned above in your reply, but as long as your car can still give them a little comp your alright and even better if you can smoke them, and plus thats only a replica i would of laughed in his face and would of told him can't afford a real shelby cobra hahaha then whats the point of having a replica, it aint the real deal
 

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Because a properly build replica Cobra is still damned fast. Its a 2500-2600 lb car with a 351-427 in it (usually good for over 500 NA HP with aftermarket carb/intake/headers). Also, you can take a replica to the track and race without the fear of killing one of the rare remaining Cobras (I know they are making more, but even those are on a limited basis).
 

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yeah most people with expensive ass cars have that attitude, just drive next to porches or any other expensive car and most of the time they just look at your car and have a grin on their faces or say some stupid shit like what you mentioned above in your reply, but as long as your car can still give them a little comp your alright and even better if you can smoke them, and plus thats only a replica i would of laughed in his face and would of told him can't afford a real shelby cobra hahaha then whats the point of having a replica, it aint the real deal
Do you know how much the REAL DEAL costs?

The "replicar" below is owned by a personal friend of mine. If anything, this particular car is superior to the original Shelby Cobra from an engineering, technology and performance standpoint. We're taking it to Laguna Seca this thurs for an open track session with some other VSE Cobra owners:





480 RWHP Lingenfelter 383 V8 with Vette 6 speed transmission. Trust me when I tell you this -- you wouldn't be laughing if this car lined up against you.

A bunch more photos here: http://www.internetmediastudio.com/cobra/
 

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supraracer007 i know that the real shelby cobras are very damn expensive, but i would rather have a original one than a replica one thats just me, i know you can make a replica better since we have more technology now than we did back when those cars were produced, thats just me though, and i know i would loose to that car that u mentioned above, maybe norbie can give that car a run for its money lol, and i know that norbie did'nt spend as much as that replica costs, but like i said thats just my opinion
 

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Eeewww...why ruin that with a Chevy engine?! :wink:

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Christian,

Believe me, when Lingenfelter finished with the engine...there honestly isn't much that is Chevy about it anymore.

He did it for reliability reasons too. He did NOT want a Ford power plant in the car...just because the original had one.
 

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SupraRacer007 said:
Racefiend said:
Eeewww...why ruin that with a Chevy engine?! :wink:

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Christian,

Believe me, when Lingenfelter finished with the engine...there honestly isn't much that is Chevy about it anymore.

He did it for reliability reasons too. He did NOT want a Ford power plant in the car...just because the original had one.

BRAVO :)

hehe, i dislike fords enough im very tempted to drop a chevy 350 into my ranger, instead of a 302...

all ive got to say about the replica vs. original debate... replicas cost 100000ish for a very nice one... originals cost (last time i saw a price) 250000 and up, way way up.

point isnt whether its original or a replica at that stage, its whether or not youve got one... and when you do, and when you can back the image of power up, then it aint even about how you stand beside your car..... i mean what you drive, its about how you drive it. ;)
and if someones challenging you to a race for $50... they dont know how to handle, nor do they deserve a car of that caliber
 

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All i got to say is what a beautiful car, but, is he a jerk like most of the muscle car guys?? what year is that corvette engine?? is it a LT5?? LS6?

Just some questions a neighbor should know? 8)
 

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All i got to say is what a beautiful car, but, is he a jerk like most of the muscle car guys?? what year is that corvette engine?? is it a LT5?? LS6?

Just some questions a neighbor should know? 8)
The owner is a good friend and a very nice guy. The car was built by VSE in Monterey, CA - a business owned by Herb and Matt Adams. Herb Adams was the chief designer of the original Trans Am - he's been with General Motors for a number of years, and decided to establish a side business building race cars. The Cobra is one of a few different cars he and his son have designed.

It's a Corvette LT-1 (project began back in 1996) - he bought the engine from GM Goodwrench and had it shipped to Lingenfelter, where they increased the displacement from 350 ci to 383 ci. Here's what they did with the engine:

• Engine removal, inspection and disassembly
• Custom forged aluminum pistons - 10.8:1
• Custom forged steel crankshaft - 3.750" stroke
• Billet steel connecting rods - 5.850" length
• File fit plasma moly piston rings
• Computer balanced rotating assembly
• CNC porting & polishing of cylinder heads
• Ported and polished intake manifold
• LPE valve springs and lightweight valve spring retainers
• Stainless steel intake/exhaust valves
• Three angle valve job, set correct spring tensions & heights
• Custom designed LPE hydraulic roller camshaft
• Competition Cams stainless steel full roller rocker arms 1.6:1 ratio
• 58 mm billet aluminum throttle body
• K&N Air filter and cleaning kit
• Chassis dyno testing after installation

It's a nice car...and it's a blast to ride in...the trip to Laguna Seca should be interesting.
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hey supraracer007 let say i had a 100000 dollar budget to fix my car, i would definetly prefer my car over that replica cobra, and then you could put me and him on the line to see who would win lol, i think with a 100000 dollar budget i would put that cobra to shame, think of all the upgrades and all the things you could do to a MKII with that kinda money,
 

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hey supraracer007 let say i had a 100000 dollar budget to fix my car, i would definetly prefer my car over that replica cobra, and then you could put me and him on the line to see who would win lol, i think with a 100000 dollar budget i would put that cobra to shame, think of all the upgrades and all the things you could do to a MKII with that kinda money,
Ok...while we're dreaming...

Let's take the Cobra project back to ground zero (a pile of square tubing) and dump $100,000 into it....and then line up what VSE built, vs. your $100,000 MkII Supra.

I'm sure you would "prefer" the Supra...however, that's why we ALL don't drive white cars. Would be boring as hell, wouldn't it?

Get my point? Me thinks you just like to argue.
 

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yeah i get your point, and i don't really like to argue that much, but that would be a good car to have i know its rare and diversity makes thing fun in cars, i know it would suck if everybody had a mkii or everybody had a cobra, but theres mostly hondas and shit cars like that over here, the only real car i seen is a lamborghine contach, that was a nice one, but as far as dumping 100000 grand on the cobra you already owned is kinda cheating cuz u spent way more to buy that than a mkII, but yes it is a dream but im sure if any MKII owner won the lottery they would make a monster MKII, hell i know i would make my MKII a monster if me had that kinda money
 
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