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AC Cobra 1961 repair and maintenance guide free download ebook

book by Morrison Lino

Published: 05/06/2019, file verified: 11/16/2019
  • Air filter change
  • Engine oil and filter change
  • Rear brake replacement
  • Spare parts catalog
  • Tightening torques

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a AC Cobra 1961, this book can help you understand, care for and repair your AC. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 500 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your AC Cobra can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive. Download e-book for AC Cobra of 1961 model year.

Ebook details

You can download guidelines for repair and maintenance of AC Cobra in e-book format. The zip-archive contains versions for iPhone, Android and computer reading.

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Number of pages
322 pages
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File size
44.2 kB (ZIP archive)
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AC Cobra specifications

The main characteristics of a AC Cobra car. Full list of characteristics you will find in the book after free download.

Car modelAC Cobra
Model year1961
Country of originUK
Number of seats2
Number of doors2
Car length3850 mm (150.84 inches)
Car width1560 mm (61.09 inches)
Car height1250 mm (48.95 inches)
Wheelbase2290 mm (89.75 inches)
Ground clearance140 mm (5.47 inches)
Vehicle weight980 kg (2149.70 pounds)
Car passenger space3540 litres (930.33 gallons)
Gear boxManual, 4-speed
Drive unitRear
Front brakesDisks
Rear brakesDisks
Turning radius11 m (430.93 inches)
Engine locationFront
Engine capacity4265 ccm (258.95 cubic inches)
Engine's typeV8
Valves per cylinder2
Maximum power260.00 PS (190.05 kW or 254.72 HP) at 5800 Rev. per min.
Torque365.00 Nm (37.01 kgf-m or 267.85 ft.lbs) at 4800 Rev. per min.
Compression ratio10.0:1
Fuel typeGasoline
Power density0.2653 PS/kg
Cooling system typeLiquid
Fuel tank capacity68.0 litres (17.88 gallons)

Quick reference data

Detailed guide to repair and maintenance of AC Cobra model 1961 in e-book format.

Chapter one / General information about AC

Expendable supplies / Torque specifications / Safety / Service tips / Mechanics tips / Parts replacement / Service hints / Basic hand tools / Notes, cautions and warnings / Serial numbers / Tune-up and troubleshooting tools / Safety first / Off Road rules

Chapter two / Troubleshooting

Engine starting / Front suspension and steering / Emergency troubleshooting / Engine performance / Brake problems / Excessive vibration / Engine noises / Operating requirements

Chapter three / Lubrication, maintenance and tune-up

Spark plug / Periodic lubrication / Tune-up / Air filter / Service intervals / Compression test / Valve adjustment / Specifications / Periodic maintenance / Pre-checks / Engine oil and filter change / Idle speed adjustment / Ignition timing / Final drive oil change

Chapter four / AC's engine

Piston, piston pin and piston rings / Valves and valve components / Cylinder / Cylinder head / Ignition pulse generator / Oil pump / Starter gears / Cylinder head cover and camshaft / Camshaft chain and tensioner / Crankcase and crankshaft / Break-in / Engine cooling / Alternator / Specifications / Removal installation / Recoil starter

Chapter five / Fuel and exhaust system

Fuel level gauge / Fuel shutoff valve / Cold starting / Air filter air box / Throttle cable / Operation cleaning inspection / Specifications / Fuel tank / Exhaust system

Chapter six / Electrical system

High oil temperature warning indicator system / Electric starting system / Fuses / Lighting system / Ignition pulse generator / Specifications / Switches / Alternator / Charging system / Voltage regulator

Chapter seven / Front suspension and steering

Specifications / Steering shaft / Front suspension arm and steering knuckle / Handlebar / Front brake and axle / Front wheel / Tie rod

Chapter eight / Rear axle suspension

Rear wheel / Shock absorber / Rear axle / Rear axle housing

Chapter nine / Body of AC Cobra

Rear fend / Front fender / Rear fender seat / Front fender / Rear fender / Specifications

Wiring diagrams

Circuits / Colors of wires / Connectors

Supplement / Index

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