New old guy

#1
Hello all!

Some of you will recognized my sig from Club Cobra, and others will know me directly.

I am in St. Louis MO, and currently own my 3rd SPF Cobra (496 BB)

I am getting serious about seeing about ordering a MK 1 SPF GT40 (the options are still a little open), and thinking about ordering this fall.

This would be a third toy for me, so maybe 1000-2000 mikes a year tops. I am going to go sit in one, but how to you think a 6' guy 250 lbs (wide shoulders) will fit?

Most of my miles will be in town, and I do not see me racing it.

Thanks for the feedback, I am sure I will have more questions from the experienced owners on this forum.

Eric
 

Larry L.

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#2
"...how (do) you think a 6' guy 250 lbs (wide shoulders) will fit?"

Head room should be no problem unless you're long wasted. (In that case, a "Gurney bubble" should remedy the situation.)
Assuming by "wide shoulders" you MEAN "wide shoulders" - you will very likely be 'intruding' on your passenger's shoulder space.
 

Bill Kearley

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#3
Go for it, once you'r settled in you won't want to get out anyway, The fun part is getting out, It works best if you park under a chin up bar to aid in the exit.
 
#4
Thanks guys!

Yeah, my shoulders are a little (not like a linebacker) wide.

I am pretty normal in proportions, regular leg length and torso. I am thinking the shoulder part might be akin to a southwest airlines trip where you can't help but have your shoulders against the dude next to you.

I have a schedule, planning a trip to Hillbank in the early fall and will confirm seating.

Hey, is the GT40 tighter than a SPF Cobra for seating?

E
 
#5
CAV GT40 IS 3 INCHES WIDER BETWEEN THE DOOR SILLS. STILL TIGHT FOR TWO GUYS THAT GO TO THE GYM .. I TOOK A GYM BUDDY OF MINE FOR A RIDE AND OUR SHOULDERS TOUCHED.. JUST FIND A SKINNY FRIEND
 
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Bill Kearley

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#6
No joke. While at 45th reunion at Road America I sat in a CAV as some guys pushed a 40 into a trailer. I volunteered because I saw a tire rack in a spot I could use to lift my self out with the car door half closed.
 
#8
More accurately a SPF LHD has a 19" wide drivers seat and a 16" wide passenger seat. I find the drivers seat plenty wide, but my wife won't go for long drives in the passenger seat. A RHD SPF has 16" seats on both sides. As to height it really matters how tall your torso is compared to legs. Plenty of leg space. I had a 6'2" guy with short torso ride in mine without gurney bubbles. If you fit you'll love it, but try one at Hillbank. It's much lower and laid back than a Cobra.
 

Larry L.

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#10
"...the shoulder part might be akin to a southwest airlines trip where you can't help but have your shoulders against the dude next to you."

'Pretty much EXACTLY right. But, that's accurate only for 'average' shoulder width. If one's shoulders are wider than 'average' at all - encroachment on the passenger's space will be the result...only the degree to which it happens will be in question! ;-)
 
#11
Don't know how Hillbank has their 40's set up, but there are 3 fore-aft positions for the pedal rack. Seat is fixed. Adjusting the pedal rack takes a couple of hours as the nose has to be removed and it's hard to reach.
 
#14
Back from Hillbank.

No issues at all with me in and out of the GT40 (I am happy to report).

For those of you following my search for the build that will make me happy, I have now turned toward a 351W based motor and given up on a coyote (for all sorts of reasons).

I answered many questions, now have more research to perform.

E
 
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