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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-17-2017, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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It's a true Backdraft, not a replica like Factory Five...

Watching some videos and saw this. I was like WTF? Cool car, but see 2:28- I have to shake my head.



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Yup, and I have a true factory five roadster, not a replica of a factory five. Plus, it was built in the USA, not South Africa and imported like some other replicas.
Whatever, if you are going to have a measuring contest, at least get the facts straight.

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I tell you what; that has a freakish motor in it! I wonder what it's like on a road course? Too much power for me...


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Didn't he mean to say, "all we did was have people put the engine in for us"?

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"It's a REAL Backdraft, not a replica."

I almost coughed up a lung...

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Who wants a "real""true" Cobra anyway ??? What are you gonna do with it ? Put it in your living room and wish you could drive it ?
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I tell you what; that has a freakish motor in it! I wonder what it's like on a road course? Too much power for me...

If it can't hook up in a straight line, a road course would eat it alive.

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Comments like that just prove some people should not talk and think at the same time. Or maybe they just don't think at all....
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That thing sounds like a NASCAR car.
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Is it only me that I found this post a little bit sarcastic? My friend from DSRLeasing was bragging about a real cobra some time ago, not a mention since then lol.
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Love the car...looks sharp as heck and sounds amazing. Ruined the video with that silly comment though can't take anything away from that build though..wow
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One of the worse body shapes ever
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Is it the rear fender flares to which you make that comment?
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I'm kind of surprised the windshield was able to withstand the air pressure at that speed.


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Agreed, and as shown in the above famous photo comparison, the Backdraft has a windshield significantly more upright than other Cobras.

They also seem to be significantly higher off the ground. Maybe it's the way the sidepipes always sit, but to me it always looks like more air under the car.

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Agreed, and as shown in the above famous photo comparison, the Backdraft has a windshield significantly more upright than other Cobras.

They also seem to be significantly higher off the ground. Maybe it's the way the sidepipes always sit, but to me it always looks like more air under the car.
Too bad that picture collection doesn't have the Mk4 Factory Five. That's clearly a Mk3 or earlier. The Mk4 body shape -- especially the angle and height of the rear fenders and deck -- is quite different. It's especially noticeable when you have them side-by-side.

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Is it the rear fender flares to which you make that comment?
Yes, the nose turns down way to fast. Too much slope and the rear end too short.

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Too bad that picture collection doesn't have the Mk4 Factory Five. That's clearly a Mk3 or earlier. The Mk4 body shape -- especially the angle and height of the rear fenders and deck -- is quite different. It's especially noticeable when you have them side-by-side.
I know I've taken a side-by-side photo but it's probably buried deep in the photo storage files right now. Did come across this one which while isn't true profiles still shows the difference between the perky butt black Mk3 and red Mk4.



I like Backdrafts but yeah, some of their lines are kind of exaggerated. They are a bit bigger in all dimensions too; longer wheelbase, length, width, etc. I think of them as being like a Cobra done at 105%.

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I had someone say this to me recently. Now I don't have my FF Cobra yet, but I asked them if 'someone' assembled the Backdraft Cobra back in South Africa. They said "yes", then I said, well, what's the difference? Then I asked what compression and cam were they running, and the wheels fell off. Now we know the true difference...
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I was at a show this past weekend when a yellow “cobra” with black stripes backed in so our cars were rear-to-rear. It had a single roll bar with a brake light embedded and a backup light bolted to the bumper. But what caught my attention was his tag - YES IT IS which is a great juxtaposition to mine - DIYCBRA. Listening to him talk over the course of the night, he said things like “factory built in South Africa in a factory Carrol Shelby had an interest in.” When pushed he would mention that he was the third owner of a car built in 1999. By the end of the night he would only say “its titled as a 65 Ford.” When we talked he was proud of the fact that he only ever put gas in it. He said people that built them were always tinkering and working on the cars. I shrugged my shoulders and said I had a number of things I planned on doing when I got the chance.

I don’t understand how you can drive a superformance and convince yourself that it’s a real cobra. It was obvious that he was having a progressively harder time with that line as the night went on.

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The "built, not bought" slogan can go both ways apparently. My first Cobra I built back in 1992 I build my own Chassis based on sound technology at the time and a Classic roadsters body. the CR body is by no means stock looking, but it does have some unique features. When I went to Cobra country events, everyone asked who built it? I did. who built your car? "oh, I bought it already assembled, i had a shop install the engine and transmission". The only other guys in the club who could say they built their cars were the Factory Five Cobra owners. That's why i respect the Factory Five cars and why my next car will be a FFR roadster.
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