Cobra Replica Kit Manufacturers
|The company we went with. They have an excellent website that includes detailed chassis data and even maintenance guidelines. I'd like to see more replica companies follow suit.
|ERA Replica Automobiles
|Another excellent website with lots of details about their cars (although not much performance data).
|Unique has a good reputation as a solid choice for a mid-priced car.
|Superformance makes excellent replicas (produced in South Africa) but only sells complete cars, not kits.
|Factory Five Racing
|The most popular Cobra replica due to its low price. Using a used Mustang 5.0L donor car, an FFR roadster can be built for under $20,000.
|If you're looking for the most authentic replica and you're not scared by the high price, this is the one to get. They even have aluminum bodies available.
|Links to a number of other Cobra replica manufacturers can be found at the CobraCountry website.
|My favorite discussion forum for Cobra enthusiasts. Many helpful and knowledgeable people frequent this forum.
|Another discussion group for Cobras. This forum is primarily frequented by Factory Five owners.
|Andy is also building a JBL Cobra and has hundreds of photos on his site. He's been extremely helpful in sharing his experiences which I'm sure will save me a lot of headaches.
|Dan provides an informative chronology of his ERA kit build.
|Another excellent build chronology, this time of an FFR roadster.
|Wade's Cobra Site
|A nice site with an excellent FFR build journal and great photos.
|A well organized site of another FFR roadster build with lots of nice photos. A little slow to load, though.
|Lots of hard to find parts specifically for Cobra replicas.
|Mike's Custom Cobra Parts
|I haven't ordered anything from them but they look like they have some interesting parts.
|DSS Racing built our short block for us. They build a great engine from very high quality parts.
|Dark Horse Performance doesn't build engines but Fred is very knowledgeable about transmissions, clutches, etc. He supplied us with our Tremec transmission and McLeod clutch.
|Panhandle builds complete engines, but is particularly knowledgeable about custom porting of cylinder heads.
|Coast High Performance
|A popular choice of Cobra builders for stroker crate engines.
Misc. Part Suppliers
|Jeg's High Performance
|My favorite on-line source for general performance parts. They have a nice easy-to-use website.
|Excellent on-line catalog of general performance parts
|No online ordering at Performance Auto Warehouse's site, but you can order their comprehensive parts catalog here. They also have a links page to the manufacturer's sites for almost all the brands they carry.
|Online ordering of performance parts with excellent selection and search capability. They tend to be a little more expensive than Summit or PAW.
|Pegasus Auto Racing Supplies
|One of the better sources for more esoteric racing parts. We've used them a number of times for things like the Accusump and special fittings.
|I don't think I've purchased anything from Afco, but they were in my favorites and look like a useful site.
|We found the radiator fan we're using here.
|We found a knock sensor here.
|We found some nice hose and wire clamps here.
Other Useful Sites
|McMaster-Carr has a tremendous on-line selection of all sorts of useful things such as pipes and fittings, springs, pumps, cutters, lubricants, lighting, hardware...you name it. VERY USEFUL SITE.
|Ceramic coating of engine parts in the Northwest
|A useful source for switches and the like.
|On-line ordering of high quality nuts, bolts and other fasteners.
|Automotive Racing Products specializes in high quality fasteners for engines
|Ketone Automotive Paint
|If you're going to do any of your own body work, this site has everything from body filler to paint to tools.
|Great site for tools including hard to find specialty tools. We bought a clutch alignment tool here. I wish I had found this site earlier in the project.
|What a great site for fittings of all kinds. If you're making your own fuel and oil hoses, check out this site.
|Desktop Dyno PC engine simulation software.
Manufacturers Whose Parts We're Using
|Canfield Cylinder Heads
|Fuel Injection system
|EFI computer and distributor-less ignition system
|Fuel pumps and filters
|Competition Cams camshafts and related valve train parts
|Racing seats, harnesses, steering wheels
|Armando's Oil Pans
|Custom racing oil pans
|Automotive insulating products