I also knew about Shelby going to GM first. Having said my Cobra is of early 90s vintage. It is not a FFR but a Cobra non the less. Mine has a correct 283 installed (for 1965) matched to an automatic tranny. I know what everyone thinks about the automatic tranny, but for me it works great. The small block has mild performance upgrades and runs just fine. Maybe not the fastest Cobra in the world, but it is easy to drive, very dependable, and never overheats. I think any Cobra is COOL. It doesn't matter one bit to me which engine, tranny, color, tires, wheels it has, I like em all. There is nothing like a cruise down the road with a group of Cobras. Anywhere you stop a crowd gathers. Remember what ever type of Cobra you have, 99.999999999% of everyone else dreams about having one. Have fun and keep driving these beauties.
GW, I would post this question over at the "Factory Five '33 Hot Rod" on this site. To find the forum just go to the top of the home page and click on the pull down menu titled Forums then scroll down to the "Factory Five '33 Hot Rod" forum.
Hope this helps, Don
FFR-4000, CHP 408ci./600hp, Wayne's Stack F.I. & Tec-3, T-600, IRS, Smith gauges, 17" Pin-Drive wheels, Whitby's rag top & paint by Ken Pike (SRP).
Agreed about the 33 forum being able to help. One thing that I know is that the mounts on the 33 are very modular in nature. There are the generic brackets welded to the car and then adapter type mounts that bolt to those. I would think that if your engine didn't have to move very far fore or aft, you could make up some adapters to fit the BBC and be very close.
Congrats on your decision to put a BBC in! That will be fantastic!
Robert, I really miss you man.
FFR Roadster Mark III, 500hp Small Block Chevrolet, TKO600, BMW Imola Red with silver ghost flamed stripes by the immortal Batman
"There's nothing you can't do, only stuff you haven't done yet!"
I don't have a kit yet but I have an interesting idea. My brother picked up a Buick GN a while back and I thought that motor (v6 turbo) would be an interesting match for the Mk3. After all, he already has a Buick 455 in his 69 Camaro.
A Chevy in a Ford. Like transplanting a pig heart in a human.. LOL .. Just having a little fun. They actually look really good in those pictures. This is why we build our own.... By the way the fastest car I ever drove was a 63 Corvette, my brother in law's. My FORD powered cobra's not done yet...
FORD!!! I bought a FORD!!! Crap, had I known that I was buying a Ford I would've married my sister.....oh, wait, I don't have a sister and that thing in my garage is a Factory Five. Phew, for a minute there I thought I was in real trouble!
As you can see this my first post here. I tried posting this question in that other forum, you know "the largest non biased cobra forum" anyway almost zero help there until I found this forum.
My father and I are set to build an FFR cobra and intend to use a 95 C4 for engine, trans, front and rear suspension. Has anyone out there attempted this? We are not looking for an easy, inexpensive build and I'll venture to guess we will have great challenges.
Chevy FFR - Randy,
I love your site and have already been searching it over for great ideas.
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