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28-12-04, 08:08 PM
Glad to be part of this community. I haven't purchased my Cobra yet, but I'm hoping to in the new year. Still doing a little researching first before making the grand purchase. I'm still trying to decide if I want to go the way of the "big block" or a "small block" bored out to be equal to the 427. Any opinions would be appreciated ..... Thanks !!!

28-12-04, 08:39 PM
Small block:-
Cheaper to build.
Better handling.
Going out to 427 will be going to extremes a little. Do you want to do this for authenticity reasons or just "Bigger is better"?

The real deal will cost an absolute fortune, and if tweaked will be too powerful on the limit. Pic. attached is a Shelby 427 alloy blocked motor with a 486 stroker crank kit and loads of other goodies in a Dax.....By far the most powerful cobra I have ever driven.
Sounds like fun but in reality not an easy drive. :thumb:

28-12-04, 11:51 PM
Thanks for the opinion Dave. I've been leaning towards having a 427 for authenticity reasons. A lot of the ones I have seen are in fact 351's bored out to 427. I really haven't been calculating the handling factors, only because i'm not really planning on going "too" crazy in the streets. The one factor that might sway me to the small block is the fuel mileage. I know, I know....It's kind of stupid to talk about a cobra and fuel mileage, but I would like to be able to drive around knowing that i'm getting better than 10 mpg.

29-12-04, 03:34 AM
I have a 351W stroked out to 427. Great for the track, but a bit too much for the street for everyday use with 627bhp. Small block will give better handling due to less weight.

29-12-04, 11:24 AM
Nice to see another cobra build about to take place.
why not fuel inject your engine, it will produce the power with the benefit of some extra mpg if set up right.
i am tailor making the efi kits to fit all v8s engines, especially were there is limited space under the bonnet to fit a conventional system. This is controllable by a ecu which you can programme from a laptop.

if you need any pices or advise please give me a call on 0121 350 1116 Adrian

AC motors usa.

Dax SC
29-12-04, 12:20 PM
Hi Sclemy,

We do a number of Ford engines specifically for the Cobra market.

Here is an indication of price without any CRC member discount:

351W 400 HP http://www.fordcobraengines.com/cobra351.html 4580

351W Stroked to 396ci 450 HP
http://www.fordcobraengines.com/Cobra396_450_carb.html 5983

351W Stroked to 408ci 485HP http://www.fordcobraengines.com/Cobra396_485_carb.html 6045

351W Stroked to 418ci 515HP http://www.fordcobraengines.com/418_Cobratrky.htm 6172

351W Stroked to 427ci http://www.fordcobraengines.com/427_Cobratrky.htm 6475

Or if you are after a big block, we offer a 390ci,FE, which is externally identical to a 427, but without the block rarity premium of a side-oiler:-
http://www.fordcobraengines.com/390FE_Cobra.html 5917.

All engines include flywheel, mini high-torque starter, March Serpentine belts and 100 amp chrome alternator, Cobra valve covers and air cleaner. Engines are ready to run (just add oil!), and include a video of your engine running on the test stand, and installation video. Block can be painted any colour you want.

Price quoted above includes air freight and UK import duty and VAT and customs clearance charges. Nothing else to pay.

The 351W 400HP is our most popular engine and offers a smooth idle. The stroked 427 starts to get choppy at idle, but some people love that!

The strokers in between offer a good balance, and not much price differential.