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    Welocme to Matty

    Please join me in welcoming matty (Matt) from Australia. Here is what he sent to me.

    Hi There Jim I stumbled across the cobra website whilst researching which headers will fit my 69 ford cobra 428 cj

    fastback ( still no joy on the headers) i was hoping someone on the site may be of help, by the way my car is a 1of1 candy apple red fairlane cobra

    regards Matt
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    Matty,

    Welcome to the site and I see that you have a Fairlane Cobra also. Please post some pictures and tell us about it. Do you have the R code or Q code engine?

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    Welcome aboard Matty.

    Get ahold of Stan Johnson and see if he can help you out with some headers.

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    Thanks for the warm welcome ,much appreciated . I imported the cobra from Massachusetts about 6 months ago it is a Q code but does have a R code bonnet scoop (dont know how that happened ) she is in very good nick 62K on the clock and a 1 of 1 . as soon as I figure out how to post pics I will, thanks for the info on the headers I will enquire. I don't know much about the ford cobra as a whole but I am finding lots of info on the net hope I can learn more from this site.6 months ago I didn't know they existed but I am very pleased they do.
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    Welcome Matt! ==)

    Looking forward to seeing the pics of your car.

    Here are a few simple steps to post pictures from another link/site in this Forum;

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    Attachment 1651369 cobra.jpg Hope this works I think my pics are too large but I will keep trying

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    cobra.jpgcobra marti.jpg this pic is the cobra still in Mass.

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    Looks nice! Welcome aboard.

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    Matt,

    That is a very nice Cobra. And I never saw one that came with the 428 decal on the front fender like that before. Do you have a picture of the rear end of the car? Mine had the chrome splash strips down the side below the door and between the front and rear fenders. Also in the center of the chrome strip across the back of mine where the 69 Torinos had a gas cap mine has an aluminum Cobra in the center of that big round chrome piece instead of the decals that I have seen on other cars. And does yours have the finned aluminum valve covers with the snake cast into the center of them?



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    I think the 428 on the front is one of the previous owners addition its gold leaf if you look carefully at the front of the bonnet you will notice it has some pinstripping it also has the same on the boot/trunk also from previous custodian it has the finned rockers and an aluminium intake manifold ( I think PI) the rear has the fairlane emblem in the big round thing. It has the 3 spoke rimblow wheel ,the clock and radio still work.

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    Matt,

    Then you are ahead of me. I didn't want the clock and the radio never did pick up much but engine noise. No matter what I tried to filter it out, I could only get a few stations clear. My tach was a dealer installed option as he didn't like the ford tachs. Those valve covers are worth a lot. I have been offered $600 for mine but won't sell them. I was also offered $1,800 for the ram air setup but Ford won't let them make reproductions of this particular one and I am not about to sell it.

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    Matty,

    A really fine bit of automotive art. More pictures please.
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    I will post more when I figure it out ( I cant seem to post the ones taken in Oz, the ones posted are from the US) I might have lucked out but because it has a R code scoop on a Q code car the seller sent both setups with the car both complete he also put a new nodular centre in the car an sent the original in the boot, although the housing is not original ,it has a 67 fairlane GT housing for some reason but I will track down a correct housing from somewhere, she really is a very nice car with awesome power I would think the back tyres really don't like me

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    Matt,

    I posted a couple of pictures of mine in the test thread that is located in the Lounge. They just show it from the front and back. And you are correct that those tires weren't very good as they just didn't have the traction back then that the newer ones do but I still have the originals on my car. I won't even try to drive it if the streets are damp.

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    Matt,

    I saw this while browsing You Tube. It is a Q code car but yours has much more desirable options such as the consul and bucket seats and floor shift. This one also has air conditioning which they told me they wouldn't put that in on mine when I ordered it, not that I wanted it anyway.



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    Thanks Ron that's a very nice car

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    Quote Originally Posted by matty View Post
    I will post more when I figure it out ( I cant seem to post the ones taken in Oz, the ones posted are from the US) I might have lucked out but because it has a R code scoop on a Q code car the seller sent both setups with the car both complete he also put a new nodular centre in the car an sent the original in the boot, although the housing is not original ,it has a 67 fairlane GT housing for some reason but I will track down a correct housing from somewhere, she really is a very nice car with awesome power I would think the back tyres really don't like me
    Maybe the pics from Oz will post better if you turn them upside down.

    [At least without more pics].

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    IMG_3751 (1)_opt.jpg Thanks dcdoug what do u know it workedS)%

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