I would take that Boss 9 on for an tight fit. I bet it would be just damn fun figuring out the details and parts needed to do it. Now that would be a project to get it under the hood.
What a sleeper it would be. GO FOR IT!!!!!
since when is a L88 period correct in any FORD based vehicle. Buy a vette for that brand X lump.Newbie here. I'm thinking the Boss 429, if that's what you're referring to, would be the last engine to put in a Cobra. They don't make HP well except at high RPM and a 427 or 428 will outrun them unless you're running a big oval or a course with few curves and long straights. JMO.
I'm looking at a replica with a Chevy L88 which was vastly underrated in power by GM. Iron block and alum heads. Love the engine as much as the FE and sideoiler. But I wonder if I'd be happier with a SB with 400HP or even a modern SB like the 4.6. I have a problem with those engines as they just aren't period correct but dependibility and gas mileage can't be beat.
I'd post pics of the L88 but it's not mine yet and more importantly I'm not sure how to do it.
I wasn't implying it was. But it is the right period of time. And with a replica, I'm not certain it matters really. Also, I agree a Ford engine would be more correct. In the end all that matters is the owner is happy.since when is a L88 period correct in any FORD based vehicle. Buy a vette for that brand X lump.
I thought Challege Series Roadsters had to have a 302 only?514 stroker built by legendary engine builder Dave Permuy
460 Ford D1VE-A2B Block
Bored to 4.440
Decked to 10.310
Internal oiling system modified recommend by Paul Kane
Scat forged stroker crank 4.150
RPM Machine 6.8 inch rods
Comp Cams hydraulic roller cam speed by Keith Craft Racing
Melling Oil Pump modified by Paul Kane
ARP Oil pump shaft
Canton NEW “Cobra kit car oil pan” 8 qt with filter
KN oil filter with Filter Mag attached
Diamond pistons with for a total compression ratio of 10.25 to 1
Professional Products damper
Edelbrock water pump
Superformance burp tank
All ARP bolts used in build
Cometic head gasket MLS
Edelbrock Torker 2 port matched to gaskets
Tilton Super Starter
Taylor Spark plug wires 10mm
Edelbrock Performer RPM ported and polished on the Mad Porters advice
Transmission TKO 600 .82 over drive with mid shift installed and faded by me
McLeod RST twin disc clutch
Fortes Hydraulic slave set up on a Quick Time bell housing.
Concept One pulley system modified to clear steering shaft...
First one ever to have a 460 WITH power steering AND A/C