The Truth About Cars » cobra http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 02 May 2016 17:45:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Feds Pass Low Volume Law, Turn-key Fun for Everyone http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/feds-pass-low-volume-law-turn-key-fun-everyone/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/feds-pass-low-volume-law-turn-key-fun-everyone/#comments Wed, 09 Dec 2015 20:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1238657 For decades, enthusiasts came to dread new motor vehicle laws, as they typically conspire against the use of motor vehicles for fun. Post-Nader safety regulations that made cars heavier and less nimble came first. Emissions laws came a few years later, which strangled the previously-unrestricted engines into submission. The death of leaded fuel helped many of those […]

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For decades, enthusiasts came to dread new motor vehicle laws, as they typically conspire against the use of motor vehicles for fun. Post-Nader safety regulations that made cars heavier and less nimble came first. Emissions laws came a few years later, which strangled the previously-unrestricted engines into submission. The death of leaded fuel helped many of those […]

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Cobra vs. Camaro: A Brief Recap Of The Modern Era http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/cobra-vs-camaro-brief-recap-modern-era/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/cobra-vs-camaro-brief-recap-modern-era/#comments Mon, 08 Jun 2015 16:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1087329 As a child, I was told that it was impolite to mention religion or politics at the dinner table, because such discussions tended to elicit irreconcilable differences between guests who would otherwise be perfectly compatible. Many years later, as an itinerant observer of the Midwestern street racing scene, I learned that there was a dinner […]

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As a child, I was told that it was impolite to mention religion or politics at the dinner table, because such discussions tended to elicit irreconcilable differences between guests who would otherwise be perfectly compatible. Many years later, as an itinerant observer of the Midwestern street racing scene, I learned that there was a dinner […]

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Piston Slap: Factory Tune, Power On The Table? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/piston-slap-6/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/piston-slap-6/#comments Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:02:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=916986 TTAC commentator Raph writes: Hey Sajeev I’ve got a a bit of a conundrum with 09 GT500. I recently purchased a blue-tooth OBDII dongle and the Torque Pro app for my phone which provides a variety of useful functions including monitoring various PIDs (On Board Diagnostic Parameter IDs). While checking over the various PIDs I […]

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TTAC commentator Raph writes: Hey Sajeev I’ve got a a bit of a conundrum with 09 GT500. I recently purchased a blue-tooth OBDII dongle and the Torque Pro app for my phone which provides a variety of useful functions including monitoring various PIDs (On Board Diagnostic Parameter IDs). While checking over the various PIDs I […]

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Piston Slap: One of “Those People…” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/piston-slap-one-of-those-people/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/piston-slap-one-of-those-people/#comments Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:00:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=485139 TTAC Commentator MNM4EVER writes: A mechanic friend of mine has a 1993 LX 5.0 w/AOD in slightly rough condition he is looking to get rid of. I can pick it up now, complete but not running, for $1800. If I do not buy it, he plans to get it running but otherwise not fix it […]

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TTAC Commentator MNM4EVER writes: A mechanic friend of mine has a 1993 LX 5.0 w/AOD in slightly rough condition he is looking to get rid of. I can pick it up now, complete but not running, for $1800. If I do not buy it, he plans to get it running but otherwise not fix it […]

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Piston Slap: The Shroud of Torino? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/piston-slap-the-shroud-of-torino/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/piston-slap-the-shroud-of-torino/#comments Mon, 08 Aug 2011 16:24:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=406100   Jeramy writes: Here’s my dilemma: Bought a 1983 5.0 Cougar for my wife as her “weekend” car, but the TBI was problematic and the seats were terribly uncomfortable. Dumped the Cougar, and bought a loaded 1985 F-150 with 5.0 and power everything, then sprayed it in Mustang Redfire Metallic red, but she wanted something […]

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  Jeramy writes: Here’s my dilemma: Bought a 1983 5.0 Cougar for my wife as her “weekend” car, but the TBI was problematic and the seats were terribly uncomfortable. Dumped the Cougar, and bought a loaded 1985 F-150 with 5.0 and power everything, then sprayed it in Mustang Redfire Metallic red, but she wanted something […]

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Quote Of The Day: Shelby Cobra And The Pursuit Of Distinctiveness Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/quote-of-the-day-shelby-cobra-and-the-pursuit-of-distinctiveness-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/quote-of-the-day-shelby-cobra-and-the-pursuit-of-distinctiveness-edition/#comments Fri, 05 Nov 2010 17:19:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=371574 It is one thing to recognize the legendary status of Mr. Shelby and the original Cobras, including the 427 S/C, and quite another to assert that purchasers and potential purchasers view Cobra continuations or replicas, sold primarily as kits, which employ the Cobra 427 S/C Design as coming from a single source.  The fact that […]

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It is one thing to recognize the legendary status of Mr. Shelby and the original Cobras, including the 427 S/C, and quite another to assert that purchasers and potential purchasers view Cobra continuations or replicas, sold primarily as kits, which employ the Cobra 427 S/C Design as coming from a single source.  The fact that […]

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The Cobra And The Cheetah: A Muscle Car Tale (Part One) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/the-cobra-and-the-cheetah-a-muscle-car-tale-part-one/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/the-cobra-and-the-cheetah-a-muscle-car-tale-part-one/#comments Tue, 07 Sep 2010 17:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=364912 The Shelby 427 Cobra is a curious car. There are few vehicles that more worthily deserve the description iconic. The originals are so historically significant and rare that each is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars (and in the case of the six Daytona Coupes, millions), yet stylistically identical replicas are ubiquitous. Chances are, if […]

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The Shelby 427 Cobra is a curious car. There are few vehicles that more worthily deserve the description iconic. The originals are so historically significant and rare that each is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars (and in the case of the six Daytona Coupes, millions), yet stylistically identical replicas are ubiquitous. Chances are, if […]

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Curbside Classic: Ford’s Deadly Sin#1 – 1975 Mustang Cobra II http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/curbside-classic-fords-deadly-sin1-1975-mustang-cobra-ii/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/curbside-classic-fords-deadly-sin1-1975-mustang-cobra-ii/#comments Thu, 01 Apr 2010 15:01:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=351000 Powered By Ford. There’s something special about those words, something iconic, something that evokes nightmares of an uniquely American scope, from our first family cross-country trips in a 1954 Ford that perpetually overheated and stalled from vapor lock (when it actually started) to the last one, Mother’s craptastic 1981 Escort (replaced by a Civic)  that […]

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Powered By Ford. There’s something special about those words, something iconic, something that evokes nightmares of an uniquely American scope, from our first family cross-country trips in a 1954 Ford that perpetually overheated and stalled from vapor lock (when it actually started) to the last one, Mother’s craptastic 1981 Escort (replaced by a Civic)  that […]

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