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Old 09-07-2012, 04:47 PM
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Cobra kit car guidance needed

Building a cobra kit car and want to put in something stupid engine wise.
427....plus I want to instal a supercharger. Any suggestions, and body builf a kit car??? THX.

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Google it, there are several kits out there, and putting a 427 in is nothing unusual, the later Cobras came with them.
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My friend just finished a 427 side oiler and a kit.I can put you in touch with him?The worst part of the entire build was the paper work.
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there is a web site and Forums for originals and "kit Cars". Club Cobra. also Factory Five Racing sells the most kits and has support forums. The original Factory Five cars used A 5.0 Mustang as the Donor car and You used most of the mustang parts, , they furnished new Upper A arms and adaptors to use the Mustang strut spindles. Factory Five now offers New front suspension options and a Modified Ford IRS option. If you have the big bucks check out Kirkham motorsports. The sell aluminum body cars, and are a supplier to Shelby, .. Shelby was finishing Kirkham cars at the Las Vegas Shop and selling them as Shelby Built. . Kirkham has made lots of upgrades, His cars are better than the originals.
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How about a EFI 427 Windsor(Stroked 351) using a centrifugal supercharger?
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Before building any "Kit Car" You must check out your states requirements to get a title and registration, insurance. Some states are easy others are next to impossible There is a WIKI here on hotrodder titled how to title a hot rod. Here in Idaho You keep ALL the receipts and paperwork. Meet with a DMV inspector BEFORE you start to find out exactley what you need to do. When you are finished you get a title listing the car as the year and model it most closely resembles and you only have to meet the requirements EG and fiberglass 32 roadster will only have to meet the requirements that as original 32 has to meet. and the title lists it as a 32 ford. With a new assigned VIN number.
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Timothale -- written like a Californian. Hopefully MI is easier on folks than CA is. Here, I tHink they only allow 500 registrations per year for new construction vehicles. A kit would fall into that group. And, the state prosecutes people who bring in mid-60 s Ford paper to cover their kit Cobras. Pretty brutal. It's all about the annual property tax on cars, I think.

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I moved out of Calif 12 years ago.They say Hotrods, kit cars are unsafe, and make too much smog, etc I never did get the title -registration on my roadster when I lived there. I told a friend still there to come up to yellowstone for a vacation bring your un -completed roadster, and all the paperwork Get an Idaho drivers lic and home address, and get an Idaho title. then after a year move back to Calif. I do miss the warm weather, It froze my wife's cucumber and squash plants in the garden a week ago ! !
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