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Chuck Brandt's Website

Welcome to my website, here I will document various automotive projects I'm involved in.  Currently I am writing a book about the Cooper Monaco sports racing car.  The book focuses on the T-61M version of the Monaco which was intended for V8 engine swaps and used to build the Shelby King Cobras.  I am currently researching and interviewing people for the book, it's really a fascinating and fun process.  If you have any stories, photographs, or information pertaining to Cooper Monacos, Shelby King Cobras, or other mid-engined sports racing cars of the early 60s please contact me via the e-mail link above.

ERA Cobra #665 Build 

Selecting A Kit  The Wait  The Kit Arrives 09/20/03  In the Paint Booth 10/06/03  Body Work (updated 8/9/04) Engine Build (updated 10/2/04)

Wiring (updated 10/1/04) Final Assembly (updated 01/13/05) Living with the Cobra (updated 07/15/2007)

Ford Racing History

Lake Garnett Raceway, Garnett Kansas (updated 10/22/05)

Greenwood Roadway, Indianola, Iowa (updated 11/04/06)

'63 F-100 XL B/FX Drag Truck (updated 12/17/05)

'63-'64 Shelby King Cobra Race Car (updated 04/11/06)

Other Projects

My Dad's '67 Galaxie 500 has been my daily driver for the past nine years and has had several updates and rebuilds.

289 rebuild and conversion to AOD transmission (updated 1/1/2005)

Frame replacement and install 390 / Tremec TKO-600 (updated 06/21/2009)

Our trusty '66 F-100 has been patiently waiting for restoration since 2000

'66 F-100 "Green Truck" (updated 01/16/06) 

The '60 Mak-Kart Go-Cart our family had when I was young is undergoing restoration.

'60 Fox Mak-Kart Go-Cart (updated 07/28/09)

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