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Old 6th November 2014, 21:00
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Lumpy - Which hardtop are you using?

Your build looks great!

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Old 6th November 2014, 21:09
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Just the standard BMW one.

Cheers for the complements.
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Old 24th October 2015, 09:26
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Hello All,


I thought I would provide an update as I see some half prepped cars going cheap on ebay.

I have fully committed to this project as I no longer have any storage space. The car is used daily, has no rattles or bumps and now has as much, if not more than a Z3M.

Enjoy.
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Old 24th October 2015, 12:16
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Supercharger?....nice
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Old 28th March 2016, 16:10
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Default How is living with the Kobra?

Hi there,

In the spirit of Grand Designs revisited how has it been living with the Kobra over the winter?

Would be great to get an update if possible

Dave
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Old 28th March 2016, 19:48
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Hi Dave,

I drive my car daily and have a hard top, so the winter has been nothing more than the usual Z3 dribble from the side window.
With a decent base car, its just like a Z3 but so much prettier.

The kit has very few issues, no nocks or squeak's.

The only negative issues with the whole process is some of the chrome has started to pit a little. This will be a summer polishing exercise.

I have had the kit side by side with other cobra's and all kits are slightly different there is no "real" cobra other than a Shelby/AC. If I had to do it all again, I think I would either get it painted in Plasti Dip or not spend out on paint until everything had settled.

I cannot fault the design in any way.

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Lumpy.
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Old 28th March 2016, 20:41
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Lumpy
Thanks very much for the speedy response. Glad to hear you are still enjoying the car - especially considering it is a daily driver.

This is where the tribute models come into their own I assume. Not forcing us to use them at weekends

Happy polishing in the summer

Dave
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Old 28th March 2016, 21:32
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Hi Lumpy,

I have been reading your thread with interest......

A couple of questions:
  • Is the supercharger worth it? What was price and implication on insurance?
  • You mention either waiting to paint or plastic dip if you did it again due to settling, what has to settle?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 29th March 2016, 16:21
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Hi Ericholm,

If you have the funds, the supercharger is awesome.
I have had to completely re-learn how to drive it.

Taking into consideration that a Z3M goes for around 10-12k, I have more power and torque. I paid 2500 for an all be it tatty Z3, but it had only done 49k miles.
The cost of the conversion was roughly 5500 from Regal Autosport in Southampton.

As for letting the fiberglass settle, I now have a few bits that could do with a little tinkering. the weight of the fiberglass, plus driving at speed, I guess have moved things slightly.
Also over the winter, the fiberglassed parts on one side, where the old mirror used to be are showing slightly. All small things that only I would notice, but will eventually need a respray.

The cost of the insurance was no different as it is classed as a kit car, and therefore unique.

I hope this information is of some help.

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Lumpy.
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Old 29th March 2016, 17:57
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Hi Ericholm,

If you have the funds, the supercharger is awesome.
I have had to completely re-learn how to drive it.

Taking into consideration that a Z3M goes for around 10-12k, I have more power and torque. I paid 2500 for an all be it tatty Z3, but it had only done 49k miles.
The cost of the conversion was roughly 5500 from Regal Autosport in Southampton.

As for letting the fiberglass settle, I now have a few bits that could do with a little tinkering. the weight of the fiberglass, plus driving at speed, I guess have moved things slightly.
Also over the winter, the fiberglassed parts on one side, where the old mirror used to be are showing slightly. All small things that only I would notice, but will eventually need a respray.

The cost of the insurance was no different as it is classed as a kit car, and therefore unique.

I hope this information is of some help.

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Thanks Lumpy!

5.5k wow that is some investment, you must have really been sold on that.

Great news on the insurance front too.

Yes very helpful
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Hi Lumpy,

You still on here from time to time ? How's the supercharged Kobra going these days ?

Dave
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Old 28th November 2017, 16:16
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Sorry, not been on for a while. The supercharger is awsome. It gives the car the power to match its looks.
No complaints at all. What I will say is getting Regal Autosport to answer an email is another issue. I quite fancied a pulley change when I get the supercharger oil changed.

Money well spent.
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Old 29th November 2017, 07:02
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Thanks Lumpy,

Good to see that the ownership continues too. I will have to keep a keen eye out for your copper monster as I'm not that far away.

..... did I just say copper monster ? ....
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Old 29th August 2019, 20:51
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Default Debating on selling.

It still makes me smile every time I drive it.

But I keep looking at new toys....

It still gets more looks than a Ferrari.

But I am debating a change.

A full set of drilled and grooves disks and pads front and rear only cost me 145

Yet I would probably buy something that costs more to run.

Nearly all the cars I like the look of are slower!

But I think I need a change.

Anyone else have the same issues?

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You could always fit a 250swbc kit to it. Same but different, just need to find somewhere to store the cobra panels, shouldn't be to hard to hang them from the garage ceiling. Shame to waste such a good donor with the engine mods.
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