Rusalka (marinarusalka) wrote in little_details,
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Breaking down a Shelby Cobra

I have a character who, for reasons of plot, needs to have a mechanical problem with his 1967 Shelby Cobra, ideally something that would a) happen fairly suddenly, causing him to get stuck on the side of the road; and b) require replacing an engine part. The more expensive and hard-to-find the engine part, the better.

I've found a ton of Cobra-related websites, but they're all geared toward people who already understand cars, not toward someone like me who's sitting there going "D'oooooooh... what's a valve cover for?" So any help given in small words would be much appreciated. :-)

ETA: Thanks, guys! I got some excellent ideas to work with.
Tags: 1960-1969, ~cars
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