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PostPosted: August 1, 2013, 9:22 pm 
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3 rotor, huh? Gotta dig those magic spinning triangles! Could be a beast. Wear your hearing protection.

What kind of Cobra base car?

BTW, Like your Seven. Very professional finish

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PostPosted: August 4, 2013, 9:18 pm 
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Hi Locofinn! Thanks for the compliments! The Cobra kit is by CMC which has been out of business for some time. It was taken over by Street Beasts which is also now out of business. Long story short, I have a 460 BB Ford that I was going to to build to 429 Boss specs, and use in the Cobra. However after competing with the 7 for the last three years I thought that the car would be so front heavy that it would really handle badly. So then how do you balance the car and give it enough HP to be respectable. My answer ended up being the 20B. It weighs about 200 lbs and we think that we can make 400 Hp NA. That should bring the weight on the car down to 17-1800 lbs. Here are some pics:


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PostPosted: August 4, 2013, 9:43 pm 
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I really like the 20B. They say it's the closest thing to sounding like a Ferrari V12 there is.

I had one for a short time and IIRC we got about 377 NA hp without really trying.

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PostPosted: August 5, 2013, 6:56 pm 
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Hey Thanks Carguy! 377 HP would be great. I would be happy with anything over 300 HP. The guy that made the intake manifold, Logan at Defined Autoworks is making 500+ at the wheels with his NA 20B and he thinks that 400 HP is very possible with what we are doing.

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PostPosted: August 29, 2013, 6:25 pm 
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:shock: The 20B is certainly the Japanese version of a big block.

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But Then there is the 26B 4 rotor. :D

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PostPosted: September 15, 2013, 1:49 am 
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Here's a little homemade 4-rotor [NWS PORN].

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FWIW, there is a 6 rotor, yes six rotor just starting track testing in New Zealand.

http://www.google.com.hk/search?newwind ... BmSFzWINEI


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FWIW, there is a 6 rotor, yes six rotor just starting track testing in New Zealand.

http://www.google.com.hk/search?newwind ... BmSFzWINEI

Oooh, Look! Chinese Google! Cool stuff!!!
But... An hour later, will I want to Google again?

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