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Old 08-09-2011, 07:39 AM   #11
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Holy .....sh*^ can that even get that lite ??
Aluminum body and a frame lighter than tissue paper, the only thing lighter than the car will be your wallet!
One of those cars would make a Drag pak or Mustang look cheap!

Billy, I used to have one of those Gremlin 304's back around '74, in 40 years of working on AMC'S , I only saw 2 others.
It definatly has possibilities.
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:08 AM   #12
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1979 Cutlass 260/135 = U/SA 2870 w/driver
1977 Monza 305/180= O/SA 2870 w/driver ( I find one for under $500 and I'm all in!)
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:04 AM   #13
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Aluminum body and a frame lighter than tissue paper, the only thing lighter than the car will be your wallet!
One of those cars would make a Drag pak or Mustang look cheap!

Billy, I used to have one of those Gremlin 304's back around '74, in 40 years of working on AMC'S , I only saw 2 others.
It definatly has possibilities.
There was a company that built a run of aftermarket bodies and frames out of aluminum. I think they came out of Russia, A local guy bought 2 of them for a pretty decent price. He has one done with a 427 and drives the crap out of it.
Now since IHRA allows us to use fiberglass instead of the lightweight parts maybe they would allow a fiberglass cobra? Hmmmm
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:23 AM   #14
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I always wondered why I never saw anyone try a Feather Duster. Is that model locked into a slant six?
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:34 AM   #15
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I always wondered why I never saw anyone try a Feather Duster. Is that model locked into a slant six?
Feather Dusters and Dart Lites were made only in 1976 and only with 6 cyl. engines. But the lighter hood, trunk and bumpers will interchange with some earlier years.
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Aluminum frame and body! Back in the day, SCCA racers actually had to ADD weight to get them to spec! JIm
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Feather Dusters and Dart Lites were made only in 1976 and only with 6 cyl. engines. But the lighter hood, trunk and bumpers will interchange with some earlier years.
Myron, these are the cars that came from the factory with the aluminum trannys (3 speed w/ overdrive) and 8.75 chunk!!! My dad had one. (Feather Duster) in white with a vinyl roof! Jim
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There was a company that built a run of aftermarket bodies and frames out of aluminum. I think they came out of Russia, A local guy bought 2 of them for a pretty decent price. He has one done with a 427 and drives the crap out of it.
Now since IHRA allows us to use fiberglass instead of the lightweight parts maybe they would allow a fiberglass cobra? Hmmmm
They came from Poland and the frames were steel.........really cool cars!
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There was a company that built a run of aftermarket bodies and frames out of aluminum. I think they came out of Russia, A local guy bought 2 of them for a pretty decent price. He has one done with a 427 and drives the crap out of it.
Now since IHRA allows us to use fiberglass instead of the lightweight parts maybe they would allow a fiberglass cobra? Hmmmm
Nope.....I doubt that very much.
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They came from Poland and the frames were steel.........really cool cars!
The company is based in Provo, Utah. They sent a real Cobra body to be copied and manufactured. However, they are assembled and finished in the USA.

http://www.cobracountry.com/kirkham/...mfeature2.html

http://www.kirkhammotorsports.com/
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