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by J. Corbin
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: cobra bottom color
Replies: 17
Views: 4756

Re: cobra bottom color

Ok Guys, I am sorry that I gave anyone the impression that all I had was a Cobra 4XE3 transmission. I do have a beautiful 21foot Cadillac powered Cobra. Hull # BR-21044. It has the original hull tag on the back of the seat and the number is clearly stamped in the keel aft of the shaft. The BR WAS SC...
by J. Corbin
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: cobra bottom color
Replies: 17
Views: 4756

Re: cobra bottom color

I thought you guys might like to see a real live Chris Craft Cobra 4X-E3 transmission
by J. Corbin
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 2 1/2" copper exhaust
Replies: 32
Views: 15087

Re: 2 1/2" copper exhaust

I bought my Copper pipe in California for my Cadillac Cobra. I sent templets out to another place and had them bent out there also. They pull a shoe around The pipe and pull a ball through the inside at the same time. No wrinkles. Jim Corbin ! Cobra # BR-21044
by J. Corbin
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: cobra bottom color
Replies: 17
Views: 4756

Re: cobra bottom color

One last Item. The Cobra transmission was a 4XE3. Just wanted to get that in. J.Corbin
by J. Corbin
Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: cobra bottom color
Replies: 17
Views: 4756

Re: cobra bottom color

With regard to the Chris Craft Cobra engine. I have seen very few Cobra Caddy engines that are correct and authentic! One of the easiest ways is to look at the transmission. A lot of them now have alloy trans cases withy only a four bolt cover! The Cobra had a Cast Iron trans with a six bolt cover a...
by J. Corbin
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: cobra bottom color
Replies: 17
Views: 4756

Re: cobra bottom color

On the subject of Cobra bottom colors. The bottom was finished in graphite on the running area, The rest of the bottom was finished in a gold similar to the tail below the boot line. (NOT BRONZ!) The V-8 boats had a 5/8ths wide boot line and the 6 cylinder boats had a 3/4" wide boot line. I do not k...