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Was looking at crate engines and the torque band on this is very impressive.
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FFR1293K-289 slab side "Mr Bruce" body, 289 hi-po, original Cobra dual quad with Carter 3258s and 3259s carbs, original AMCO luggage rack, Tremec TKO, 3-link 3.55 rear, spoked wire wheels, under car exhaust. A replica of CSX 2367.
I'd have finished a long time ago if I knew they were this fun!
FFR 4888: Street Cobra: No Scoop, No Pipes, No Rollbar.
302, TW heads, E-cam, Edlebrock intake and carb.
Looks like a nice street build, great torque curve. Would be easy to drive, probably quite civilized and yet it'll lite 'em up w/o working hard.
1) Absolutely NO LEAKS
2) All fittings and tie downs are high quality and well done
3) Runs beautifully at low rpm and high rpm. No stumbling, surging. Only issue was some exhaust popping on deceleration. Turned out when the collector for the A/F sensor was welded to the shortened headers, some gaps in the weld caused air to affect the sensor readings. So it auto corrected and ran very rich to compensate. Once I fixed the air leak, everything good.
4) Makes alot of power with no fuss. This engine Dyno'd at 619 HP and 610 FT LBS of torque, with a red-line of 6500 rpm. Max torque occurs around 5200, so there is really no need to rev it high anyway.
It's in a car I bought from another builder in the Bay area about 80% complete, he had put 3.73 gears in the differential. Well 1st and 2nd gear were basically unusable with this engine, I would just start in 3rd gear. First time I was on the freeway, I went to pass some folks at 70 in 3rd gear, at half throttle it spun the rear tires. So I swapped gears to 2.73s, now all gears are useable (with Toyo R888 tires). First pulls to 63mph, kind of like the new Z06 Corvettes. Yeah you can still fry the tires in first gear, but if you roll into the throttle it will hook up and not spin from 30mph on up.
5) It is pricey, this engine was $18,500 with the stack system, fuel delivery and March pulley system.
Very, very impressed.
** I have this car up for sale in the classifieds if you know someone who might be interested.
3.1 IRS Complete Kit #6616, June 08 delivery; 347 stroker; TKO 500 Mid Shift; SAI & Bumpsteer Mods; Manual Rack;
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Modified Mustangs & Fords Project Snake Charmer
2006: 2/14 Delivery by Stewart Transport, 8/15 becomes a roller, 8/26 drivetrain installed, 10/15 first engine start, 12/23 wiring completed, 12/31 body test fit
2007: 2/25 first go-cart, 4/15 leaves for paint, 8/24 paint prep begins, 12/10 paint work completed
2008: 1/7 home from paint, 2/1 titled, tagged, and insured, 3/15 interior complete, 6/2 alignment, 6/4 Graduation
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