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h8jse
20-04-05, 07:02 PM
Hello all
I've been offered a Dax Cobra with a "5.9 Dodge engine" already fitted :confused: , does anyone know anything about these engines?, are the parts easily accessable? can anyone tell me what to look out for on them (if there any good in the first place of course!) all help much appreciated.

Many thanks in advance :thumb:
Jason

holley
20-04-05, 07:39 PM
That would be a Mopar 360ci then, it depends on what year the engine is as to how good it is - a stock '70s one will have low compression and the heads arn't very good, a recent Mopar Performance crate motor version is a very good motor, and can run up over 400hp out the box with the right carb and tuneup :) (Mopar Muscle magazine did this, they used a Demon 750 cfm carb and got 406 bhp).

Parts for all Mopar blocks can be got from any US parts supplier, they're more expensive than Chevy V8s, but cheaper than Fords. There's a fair few Capris with Mopar engines but I've not heard of a Cobra with one before (but then I'm not a Cobra owner, lol).

By the way I'm a committee member of the Mopar Muscle Association (www.MoparUK.com), if you have any more technical queries feel free to email me (james@moparuk.com) and I'll pass your query onto one of our members who's more technical than I ;)

Grease Monkey
20-04-05, 08:04 PM
Gary, (username Gwak76) has one in his Cob, i'm sure he'll fill you in on the details

dinosoar
20-04-05, 08:04 PM
Would that be the car on ebay at the moment?
I get the feeling that as there is not a lot of info that maybe there is something a bit odd about it.
Beware

andy

Grease Monkey
20-04-05, 08:14 PM
Eekk.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6525743858&category=421&sspagename=rvi:1:1v_search

Looks a bif of a 'work in progress'. No, Gary's got its SVA back in March, so i'm guessing it looks better than that!

Happy Jim
20-04-05, 09:08 PM
Jason,


Bear in mind that you can get a cut out yank lump for 400 ish so it's not worth much unless it's got shed loads of receipts (and verifiable)

Rgds

Jim

h8jse
20-04-05, 10:02 PM
Andy

Agreed, there isn't much listed on the car. Thanks for the warning :thumb:

Jason

h8jse
20-04-05, 10:04 PM
Jim

I've asked the standard question to the seller but haven't had a reply as yet, time will tell.........

Regards

Jason

h8jse
20-04-05, 10:06 PM
James


Thanks for giving so much info and additional support via your association, it is much appreciated.:thumb:

Regards

Jason

That would be a Mopar 360ci then, it depends on what year the engine is as to how good it is - a stock '70s one will have low compression and the heads arn't very good, a recent Mopar Performance crate motor version is a very good motor, and can run up over 400hp out the box with the right carb and tuneup :) (Mopar Muscle magazine did this, they used a Demon 750 cfm carb and got 406 bhp).

Parts for all Mopar blocks can be got from any US parts supplier, they're more expensive than Chevy V8s, but cheaper than Fords. There's a fair few Capris with Mopar engines but I've not heard of a Cobra with one before (but then I'm not a Cobra owner, lol).

By the way I'm a committee member of the Mopar Muscle Association (www.MoparUK.com) (http://www.moparuk.com)/), if you have any more technical queries feel free to email me (james@moparuk.com) and I'll pass your query onto one of our members who's more technical than I ;)

gwak76
20-04-05, 11:29 PM
Would that be the car on ebay at the moment?
I get the feeling that as there is not a lot of info that maybe there is something a bit odd about it.
Beware

andy

Oi, thats not my car thank you, its worse than that :D

No I am a happy owner with my Mopar 360ci, good old lump and parts are no problem, stroker kits (412ci :p ), cams, heads you name it, usual US motor.

Feel free to contact me if you need any info :thumb: , I'am going to pester Holley :D

holley
21-04-05, 07:14 PM
[QUOTE]I'am going to pester Holley[/quote:b0bfa5638f]
No worries :) BTW try to make it to the Mopar Euro-Nats (www.moparnats.co.uk) - the more the merrier :)

Oh, and I've just been handed photos of another Mopar powered Cobra, I'm sworn to secrecy but lets just say ... 528 ci :D (I'm rubbish at keeping secrets, lol).

dinosoar
21-04-05, 08:46 PM
I have just sent a question to the seller also.
Bet there is no reply!
Andy

gwak76
22-04-05, 04:43 AM
No worries :) BTW try to make it to the Mopar Euro-Nats (www.moparnats.co.uk (http://www.moparnats.co.uk/)) - the more the merrier :)

Oh, and I've just been handed photos of another Mopar powered Cobra, I'm sworn to secrecy but lets just say ... 528 ci :D (I'm rubbish at keeping secrets, lol).

I always try and get to the Nats, do love me Mopars, I sometimes think I am in the wrong club :D

528ci, now that sounds like one of those 600+hp crate Hemi motors, should be a tad nippy:eek:

grandadboats
22-04-05, 08:39 AM
I got a reply, it said:- "chassy,engine,bodywork ect is included in sale thechassy is a daxchassy i dont know what running gear no electrics old jag wheels." spelt just like that.
Seems he doesn't know what he's got. Anyway auction ended with no bids and a starting price of 2500.
Tony

holley
22-04-05, 05:10 PM
Probably best avoided anyway if the seller can't even research what they have, but still want 2 1/2 big ones!

Gary - it certainly looks like it'll be nippy when its finished, judging by these photos :) Of course you could go further, the 'big boys' only /start/ at 528ci, lol ...