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Old 04-04-2010
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if i can get mine even just half as good this one i'll be happy
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Old 04-04-2010
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no probs carty, here 2 help.
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trying new front end friday. Ill let u know if any good. It is great 2 see so much interest in it. I worked hard on it and the missus has no idea how much i spent on it.lol
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if i have attached 3 pics if i have done it right. Hope you all like the car.
That was a nice piece of machine.
that carbon chassi that you use is that avaliable ???

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Old 05-04-2010
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i asked fibre lyte to make me the chassis and they found out the mould and made it for me about 4 months ago. It took nearly 8 weeks to make as they hadnt made one in a while. Fibre lyte were great about it. I used standard alloy without a problem though
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i do get asked about my diff. I use a b3 gbox now but heres a pic of my cobra diff combined with a rc10b4 diff rebuild kit. It worked well enough. Heres also a pic of my idler gear. It has a alluminium insert.
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Old 07-04-2010
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fantastic mods, can think of a few who would like a set
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Old 07-04-2010
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that diff took 6 months of heavy use with a hot motor and didnt break or wear 2 much. The driveshafts snapped once or twice tho. Trying hot bodies d4 rear driveshafts soon
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Old 01-05-2010
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I used to run a mardave cobra back in the day, when Lee Romang put one in the A final of a national. I'd recommend the following mods to the TQ version .

Firstly lock up the servo saver and threadlock and many of the steering screws as you can. Swap the bit of bent metal that links the steering blocks with ball joint and a turn buckle. Swap the all turn-buckles, and ball joints, as the original ones are made from monkey metal. Swap the shocks for a decent set, it's not even worth building the mardave ones, and replace the rear shock tower with a carbon fibre one.

Next strip the diff, as there are no plates put the out drives into a drill and once there spinning get some wet and dry sand paper smooth them out until the plates are nice and shiny.

With the standard slipper clutch put an extra 2 or three of the tension washers on.

When you mount the gearbox on the chassis, put the front two screws (nearest the battery) through the chassis and put two motor shims on each screw before dropping the gearbox in. What you want to do is lift the front of the gearbox.

Thats all I can remember. I hope it helps.
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Old 03-05-2010
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all helpful tips. I been told mardave are not making cobra anymore either. Shame really. I would love to get hold of an old team car for nostalga only.
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Old 03-05-2010
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Mardave re-released the Cobra not long ago, with a few updates -

http://mardaveonline.co.uk/whatsnew.htm

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I used to run a mardave cobra back in the day, when Lee Romang put one in the A final of a national. I'd recommend the following mods to the TQ version .
Geez that names a blast from the past! Lee & Del (his dad) used to race at the local club that I first attended in Irchester (Northants) They both ran highly tricked-up Meteors.... gold annodised lwb chassis with matching black & gold lexan shells! However I didn't think Lee raced for Mardave at the release of the Cobra?? Chris Doughty did campaign a Cobra successfully in the RRC series if I remember correctly?

Until the addition of the Losi gearbox onto my Cobra, I pretty much ran mine bog-stock.... I even got the standard shocks to work quite well with schumacher coloured springs! I did compress the servo saver spring with a cable tie & put heat shrink over the ends of the wire ackerman link to tighten up the steering... but that was about it.

P.S; Have you tried out your latest steering mod yet Adrian? Pic looks sweet!
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tried steering but it was rubbish. i now use rc10 b3 steering. it has the correct ackerman and the car is way better in the turns and has shown a huge improvement. see pics. however i have acheved a similar result by moving the standard bellcranks 6mm further back.
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here are pics
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here are pics
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Hi Adrian, looks like you managed to get some of the pictures up....

Here's one of the B3 transmission conversion...

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Old 06-05-2010
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Awesome, but a bit of a "trigger's broom" scenario. Is it still a Cobra anymore? Whatever, nice to see something a bit different.

This is mine, still own it from ye olde days when I had a Mardave drive. Carbon towers and TRX3 shocks but otherwise stock. Wouldn't mind digging it out again if I could make the gearbox stronger...

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Is it hard to make the mod and have the tower the right way ( shocks in front and then tower )

damn those pics they make me want one.....

What wheels is it possible to have on the cobra ???

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in response to that, i agree that its not really a cobra anymore but i will say that i was beating good drivers with b4s and xxx cr's when only had a modded diff. Other than that it was standard. Oh and i belive b4 and xxx cr wheels do fit the rear of the cobra but no idea on the front.
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hi guys,does anybody know if there's an alternative bodyshell/undertray combination that will fit the the mardave cobra??
thanks Mark
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