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Fujimi Cobra 427 S/C

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  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Fujimi Cobra 427 S/C
Posted by PatW on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 9:30 AM

Built box stock, very thin decals..................

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    May, 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Thursday, April 05, 2018 1:45 PM

This Cobra looks good, except for one little thing...the shifter is backwards!  On a 427 equipped Cobra, the shifter was reversed so the knob is facing the instrument panel.  The transmission was so long that the shift lever would have been impossible to use in a conventional manner.  Shelby came up with the idea of turning the lever so that the bend on the shaft would place the knob in a forward position facing the instrument panel.  The picture below shows the correct shifter position.

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, April 05, 2018 4:58 PM

Well done.

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    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Friday, April 06, 2018 3:18 AM

Thanks guys. Yes the instructions show the gear stick in the other direction.

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    January, 2018
  • From: Denmark
Posted by HHscale on Friday, April 06, 2018 5:29 AM

A good-looking model - I am going to start building Revell's version myself soon.

One remark: if the front wheels are fixed in the 'turned' position, it would look better if the steering wheel was turned, too!

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    June, 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Friday, April 06, 2018 2:42 PM

Great build, Pat. Your build brings back great racing memories. Back in the day, I'd go to SCCA events at Mid America Raceway, in Wentzville, MO. On one or two occasions I did see a Cobra there. Sure do miss the sound of that 5.0 liter V-8 as the car worked the esses. Well done.

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    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Saturday, April 07, 2018 1:35 AM

Ah HHScale, on this one the steering is fully workable with the wheels turning as well. I look forward to seeing your Revell version.

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    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Saturday, April 07, 2018 1:37 AM

Thanks foftofrank.

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    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, April 07, 2018 10:53 AM

Man that's a good lookin' Cobra Pat. Doncha hate it when the instructions point you in a wrong direction? Had it happen with a Corsair build that I did a couple of years ago with the decals. Had to redo the paint to correct that one but it was a stupid mistake that I should've caught in my case.

 

 

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  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Saturday, April 07, 2018 3:42 PM

Thanks mustang1989. Well although the Ace was built in the country, that was the base of the Cobra. We don't see the Cobra here, only kit built replica's.

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  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, April 07, 2018 4:30 PM

That's a neat little racer. I like it!

-Greg

  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Sunday, April 08, 2018 3:20 AM

Cheers Greg.

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