65 Shelby Cobra 427 “Car of the Week”

Congrats to Ken of Eagan Minnesota, you’re our “Car pick of the week” winner! We met Ken at a car show this summer with his award winning 65 Shelby Cobra. This car is absolutely stunning and just slightly over powered with the 8.2 Liter 427. We added Ken’s spec list so you can enjoy the finer details. Thanks Ken for sharing this beauty with our viewers.

FRAME: 4” WELDED & REINFORCED TUBULAR STEEL – POWEDER COATED
BODY: HAND FORMED ALUMINUM & COMPOSITE LAMINATES
ENGINE DISPLACEMENT: 501 CU. IN. / 8.2 LITERS – BORED & STROKED
BLOCK: FORD RACING A460 BIG BLOCK – SIAMESE CYLINDERS & 4 BOLT MAINS
CRANKSHAFT: EAGLE 4340 FORGED STEEL
CONNECTING RODS: EAGLE H-BEAM 4340 FORGED STEEL
PISTONS: MAHLE MOTORSPORT 4032 ALLOY WITH GRAFAL COATING
CAMSHAFT: COMP CAMS BILLET STEEL HYDRAULIC ROLLER – CUSTOM GRIND
CYLINDER HEADS: EDELBROCK PERFORMER RPM – ALUMINUM / CNC FULL PORT & POLISH
VALVE TRAIN: SI STAINLESS (2.25” & 1.75”) & CRANE GOLD RACE ROLLER ROCKERS
INTAKE: EDELBROCK TORKER II – ALUMINUM / PORT MATCHED & POLISHED
CARBURETOR: QUICK FUEL Q-SERIES – TRACK SETUP / MECHANICAL SECONDARIES
FUEL SYSTEM: HOLLEY PERFORMANCE COMPONENTS / 20 GAL. ALUMINUM FUEL CELL
FUEL: SUNOCO 260 GTX HIGH OCTANE NON-OXYGENATED
IGNITION: MSD IGNITION COMPONENTS (6AL CD BOX / DISTRIBUTOR / PLUG WIRES)
STARTER: POWERMASTER HIGH TORQUE
OIL SYSTEM: MELLING HIGH VOLUME PUMP/CANTON RACING OIL PAN/OIL COOLER
COOLING SYSTEM: GRIFFIN RADIATOR WITH 16” PULLER FAN / TWIN 9” PUSHER PROPELLERS
EXHAUST: CUSTOM WELDED 2” HEADERS INTO CERAMIC COATED STEEL SIDE PIPES
CLUTCH: McLEOD RACING / MODIFIED LAKEWOOD STEEL BELLHOUSING
TRANSMISSION: FORD TOPLOADER 4 SPEED – NASCAR VERSION – BUILT BY DAVID KEE
SHIFTER: HURST COMPETITION PLUS -MODIFIED FOR COBRA 427 BY DAVID KEE
SUSPENSION: FRONT – CUSTOM / REAR- REINFORCED SALISBURY-DANA IRS – 3.31 RATIO
SHOCKS: FRONT – (2) QA1 COIL OVER / REAR – (4) QA1 COIL OVER
BRAKES: WILWOOD RACING DISC / DUAL FRONT & REAR MASTER CYLINDERS
WHEELS/TIRES: COMPOMOTIVE – FRONT: 17X8, REAR: 17X10 / (4) NITTO 555 G2 TIRES
SAFETY EQUIPMENT: SCHROTH RACING HARNESS / DRIVER SIDE REINFORCED STEEL ROLL HOOP
GAUGES: DASHBOARD – STEWART WARNER / UNDER HOOD – AUTOMETER
LIGHTING: LED LIGHTING THROUGHOUT
DIMENSIONS LENGTH=152”, WIDTH=61”, HEIGHT=44”, WHEELBASE=90”
CURB WEIGHT: 2600 LBS. / 1179 KILOS
ENGINE ASSY & DYNO: CRAFT PERFORMANCE ENGINES – ARKADELPHIA, AR

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