The gearbox will be the Tremec Magnum 6 speed box mated to the LS6 via a suitable bell housing in the GD427. So the decision is made, but the order is not yet placed.
I had a good look at dashboard layouts when I was at Stoneleigh. I haven't seen one the same yet! And that is the problem when it comes to making decisions - every car is different. But it also makes them interesting too! I think mine will look very similar to Keith Townsend's pictured below, although probably a different layout, white dials on black leather, possibly with red stitching. I might go for the T shaped dashboard though. The white dials lift the black of the dashboard and look fantastic in my opinion. However, not being a purist, I will have a leather steering wheel if I can find a suitable design (what I hear you cry?). I just prefer the feel and thickness of a leather one, although the wood one does look really good. The speedo will also be a conventional rotation, not the anti clockwise variety found on some Cobras, including Keith's.
|Keith's dashboard layout|
No bonnet air scoop. This is not needed for the LS engine. I can always add one later if I change my mind.