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    New member 1965 FIA

    We have a new member, 1965 FIA (Kevin). Here's what he had to say:

    I am a Car Enthusiast and Cobra Nut, Husband, Father and Restauranteur…I have owned a few Cobras along the way (F5 FIA, SPFx 2, ERA x2, a CSX continuation and a 427 SO Kirkham with Dianna - first photo below)

    I believe that now I have found my keeper shown below an FIA / Hybrid KMP 690 427SB/5Speed .
    The car that I believe was commissioned from Kirkham by Fran Kress in 2011. She Currently sits as pictured in the middle photo below with about 2k miles on her and will be headed to me in Plano, Tx in early March …

    We plan to make the Texas Cobra Rally in San Marcos with my very supportive wife Dianna and Ricky our Chihuahua too! Eventually I will add back Frans traditional look (last photo below) the nose stripes and add some vintage race decals too.








    Well, Kevin, you certainly qualify as a car nut like the rest of us. Welcome to the forum and I hope you enjoy interacting with the members here.

    Kevin

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    Welcome aboard Kevin.

    And just ignore me. I'm mostly harmless, but it's still the best idea.

    I forgot. Nice looking Cobra. Just needs some more miles put on her.

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    Welcome Kevin and that is a nice looking Cobra. I am glad that you can make it to the Texas Cobra Rally and it is also helpful that your wife enjoys it too. Kirkhams are great cars and if I were buying a new one I would go with them over Shelby.

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    Welcome Kevin. I'm a fan of FIA's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S_Reynolds View Post
    Welcome Kevin. I'm a fan of FIA's.
    I gotta ask - I've been wanting to ask since i joined the site: I know F.I.A stands for a European racing regulatory body, but what specifically makes a Cobra an FIA Cobra? Inquiring minds want to know. Thanks so much.

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    The FIA Cobra had to meet all the FIA rules and regulations for that class. The most obvious was the two dimples in the trunk so that the mandated FIA suitcase would fit in the trunk. Stupid rule, but that was what it was.

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    The other notable item is the roll bar has a forward brace into the cockpit and the opening in the front for the radiator is slammer and a slightly different shape than the 427 SC. Go to the Unique Motorcars website and they sell both the FIA and the 427SC and have a posting that explains the difference between the two.

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    Kevin,

    Welcome to the site. You have a great looking Cobra. Send more pictures as you go along as most of us are illiterate and live vicariously.
    The one line never heard in Heaven "Gee! I wish I had spent a little more time in the office."

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Stern View Post
    Kevin,

    Welcome to the site. You have a great looking Cobra. Send more pictures as you go along as most of us are illiterate and live vicariously.
    What is it with members starting to use big words lately? I'm starting to feel left out.

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    Here, this should make you feel better as I am sure that you know these terms.

    basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma

    Ron


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    What kind of cars are those????

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    Ha! Good To Know I'me Not Alone!

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverback View Post
    What is it with members starting to use big words lately? I'm starting to feel left out.
    An insidious, invasive interspersion of polysyllabic verbiage! But nothing personal. Just a temporal anomaly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S_Reynolds View Post
    The other notable item is the roll bar has a forward brace into the cockpit and the opening in the front for the radiator is slammer and a slightly different shape than the 427 SC. Go to the Unique Motorcars website and they sell both the FIA and the 427SC and have a posting that explains the difference between the two.
    Thanks for the Unique Motorcars tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron77 View Post
    Here, this should make you feel better as I am sure that you know these terms.

    basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma

    Ron
    That is scary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud74 View Post
    An insidious, invasive interspersion of polysyllabic verbiage! But nothing personal. Just a temporal anomaly.
    Exactly! What he said.

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    Very nice Cobra - welcome to the forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud74 View Post
    An insidious, invasive interspersion of polysyllabic verbiage! But nothing personal. Just a temporal anomaly.
    Okay, that it.

    I'm going to go watch the latest midget porn that Nomad sent me.

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