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    Today, 02:15 AM
    Ron77 replied to a thread Two Original Competition 427s in Racing
    Kerry, No he wasn't drafting and he never had the regular windshield. He had the small, low one that just sets in front of the driver. Several...
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  • GianM's Avatar
    Today, 02:11 AM
    GianM replied to a thread Valve Springs in Cobra Talk
    Jack is that irrespective of mileage?
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  • SunDude's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:30 PM
    CSX3102 has a convoluted history. It was originally sold as a 427 street roadster, but was seriously damaged in a collision by the first owner. The...
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  • Silverback's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:13 PM
    Silverback replied to a thread Valve Springs in Cobra Talk
    Bingo. Different cam with same springs. That is the problem. I think Jack and I can agree on that.
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  • HTM101's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:37 PM
    HTM101 replied to a thread Valve Springs in Cobra Talk
    Yes, smaller lifts, less duration.
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  • Silverback's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:15 PM
    Silverback replied to a thread Valve Springs in Cobra Talk
    When they rebuilt the engine, did they change the cam?
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  • Kerry's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:41 PM
    Kerry replied to a thread Two Original Competition 427s in Racing
    I've always wondered about that 198mph. Was it in a drafting situation? Was it calculated from handheld stopwatch readings? Or are there dozens...
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  • Ron77's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:20 PM
    Ron77 replied to a thread Two Original Competition 427s in Racing
    Kerry, In 1966 Dick Smith hit 198.6 MPH in his 1966 427 Cobra at a Daytona race. I have seen the car several times since he passed and it was at...
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  • HTM101's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:51 PM
    HTM101 replied to a thread Valve Springs in Cobra Talk
    Here's some more info for us, and all the questions in your replies are good. The lifters are solid rollers, Crower bushed. These springs are...
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  • Silverback's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:03 PM
    Silverback replied to a thread Valve Springs in Cobra Talk
    What I found was if you used old springs with a new cam with more lift, the springs would fail. Just my experience. But that's okay. I still like...
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  • Silverback's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:01 PM
    Have you ever had the corner weights set on your Cobra? I spent a lot of time and money on the handling of my Cobra and I could definitely tell a...
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  • rodneym's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:00 PM
    Well, I'd had "hoped" not to offend anybody with my original post. (*T Am I one of those arrogant attitudes? (honest question) IME, I have Google...
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  • nomad's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:40 AM
    nomad replied to a thread Two Original Competition 427s in Racing
    Times 2!!!!
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  • Tmark390's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:20 AM
    Tmark390 replied to a thread Valve Springs in Cobra Talk
    David - first off glad you found that. Did the main coil break or was it an inner spring, and are all the pieces accounted for? I have seen the flat...
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  • Silverback's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:55 AM
    Damn Mark, when I first started reading that I thought you were referring to this site until I got to the end of the comment. And I totally agree...
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  • Silverback's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:50 AM
    Silverback replied to a thread Valve Springs in Cobra Talk
    Well David, for the most part I agree with Jack but I would want to know what caused a spring to break after 3000 miles. They should be good for much...
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  • HTM101's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:36 AM
    HTM101 started a thread Valve Springs in Cobra Talk
    I heard a bit of ticking, sounded like the valves may need to be adjusted. The next day while the engine was cold, I began adjusting the lash. ...
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  • Kerry's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:32 AM
    Kerry replied to a thread Two Original Competition 427s in Racing
    Nice video. If I was picking up what it was putting down, a 550 HP roadster will reach 180 MPH with proper gearing? That surprised me.
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  • Tmark390's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:12 AM
    Sundude, Have you seen CSX3281 it was here locally, completely restored put up for sale and now it's not listed but did not see it hit a auction?
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  • Tmark390's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:00 AM
    So I guess I will step off into it here and say the arrogant attitudes, and attacks on posters that maybe did not know exactly how to ask their...
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  • Tmark390's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:23 AM
    Tmark390 replied to a thread 1964 Coupe At Goodwood in Racing
    If I had the kind of jack it takes to own and original coupe, I probably would commission a replica of it also and race it.
    7 replies | 93 view(s)
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Retired from Bell Labs and the telephone companies. Spent 16 months in Korea working mostly on secret stuff.
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1969 NASCAR Cobra, 428SCJ engine bored .065 and sonic tested and balanced and blue printed.

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