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427HISS

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Re: Renewing Our 427 Cobra With A New 428FE, Tremec, Suspension etc.
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2017, 05:37:35 PM »
I see now, that was a site photo, not what you actualy have.

Yep, sorry buddy. I now have a photo of mine, if I can attach it.
What a work of art !   8)



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Re: Renewing Our 427 Cobra With A New 428FE, Tremec, Suspension etc.
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2017, 05:50:41 PM »
Ok, a update.

The injection manifold is polished, I'll either sand & polish the Dove water pump and timing cover or sell them for all ready polished pieces.
Back in 2002 I sanded & polished everything but the block, but I did sand it smooth and painted it my body color. With my bad health I don't think I could do all that again.

Question.  This time I have Dove aluminum heads, should I sand/polish them ?
The ends would be easy, but the front and back with the horns are a pain to do.  A lot of finger work !
I would hate to paint aluminum heads !

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Re: Renewing Our 427 Cobra With A New 428FE, Tremec, Suspension etc.
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2018, 06:46:55 PM »
I'll bump myself. lol

From what I've seen,  a lot of custom car builders are painting the engines a contrast color to the bodies.
Like the body black and engine blue etc.

With my Cobra body being blue, how about  painti ng the engine the popular, (and almost candy) orange ?
Like the beautiful Vette orange.

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Re: Renewing Our 427 Cobra With A New 428FE, Tremec, Suspension etc.
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2018, 10:43:29 PM »
If you want the ire of every true Ford person, go ahead and paint it orange.  Real Cobras with 427 engines had black blocks, and the 428s had Ford blue.  Some things are worth more and appreciated better if they don't deviate from the original too much.  Cobras with anything Chevy are a no-no!  Joe-JDC
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Re: Renewing Our 427 Cobra With A New 428FE, Tremec, Suspension etc.
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2018, 08:17:30 AM »
In My eyes a cobra is a racecar .So no
Polished heads black block all alu glasbeaded
But thats My opinion

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Re: Renewing Our 427 Cobra With A New 428FE, Tremec, Suspension etc.
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2018, 09:02:03 AM »
I'm with Heo.....
tho I'm a sucker for the black/ cast aluminum look

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Re: Renewing Our 427 Cobra With A New 428FE, Tremec, Suspension etc.
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2018, 09:13:50 PM »
The Hot Rod bling in me, likes some in my Cobra. If I were creating a dead on 427 replica, it's boring, but nasty too. They were never built as a great looker, but a race car. I gave a friend a ride and he said, "it's not comfortable"  I told him to "get a ride in a Cadillac then" !

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Re: Renewing Our 427 Cobra With A New 428FE, Tremec, Suspension etc.
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2018, 07:50:18 AM »
The engine itself looks terrific in my mind.  ;)

The only thing that I'd change is the black painted expansion tank....maybe polished brass, silver paint or chrome.

That said, since originality isn't an issue, dumping the tank entirely would add to the cool factor. Saw a 500+ CID BBC Cobra awhile back (heresy, I know!) but was struck when the hood opened how clean the entire engine front looked w/o of course any Chevy expansion tank.
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Re: Renewing Our 427 Cobra With A New 428FE, Tremec, Suspension etc.
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2018, 07:21:11 PM »
The engine itself looks terrific in my mind.  ;)

The only thing that I'd change is the black painted expansion tank....maybe polished brass, silver paint or chrome.

That said, since originality isn't an issue, dumping the tank entirely would add to the cool factor. Saw a 500+ CID BBC Cobra awhile back (heresy, I know!) but was struck when the hood opened how clean the entire engine front looked w/o of course any Chevy expansion tank.

I thought you meant my engine, so I asked myself,..."what expantion tank" ?  lol :o
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Re: Renewing Our 427 Cobra With A New 428FE, Tremec, Suspension etc.
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2018, 06:14:19 PM »
 I bought the complete internally balanced Dove engine without a flywheel. I have a billet flywheel, since it's billet,..... shouldn't it be balanced, so no worries ? 
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Re: Renewing Our 427 Cobra With A New 428FE, Tremec, Suspension etc.
« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2018, 07:39:56 AM »
If the engine is internally balanced, and the flywheel is a billet, it'll be fine...provided the flywheel is not offset balanced. I'd just double check that there are no drill/balance marks on the back side.
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Re: Renewing Our 427 Cobra With A New 428FE, Tremec, Suspension etc.
« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2018, 06:10:11 PM »
Some great news.

A local muscle car restore shop is going to help me paint all the parts, as a advertising trade. Clean, spray with self etching primer and top coat, matching my body color.

I have the intake off (and already sold) water pump etc. It will be ready to load up in my truck after I lay cardboard in the oil valley and wrap in saran wrap and lawn bags.

I couldn't help but set the injection on top just to see hoe it'll look. 

I really like my Craftsman roll away chest with all it's trays, removable top as a small bench, drawers, electrical power, holes on the side for drills, screwdrivers, wrenchs, sockets etc, and the peg board on the side. Really,.....happy with it.

Anyway, if my health stays well, I should have them all painted by the weekend ! 

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Re: Renewing Our 427 Cobra With A New 428FE, Tremec, Suspension etc.
« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2018, 10:26:03 AM »
I see a set of what looks like those Goodyear "Billboard" tires!  LOL  Those tires look real mean on Cobra's IMHO.   8) 
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Re: Renewing Our 427 Cobra With A New 428FE, Tremec, Suspension etc.
« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2018, 10:20:26 AM »
Lol, yep, and I love them too. Too bad their bias-ply. There are a few company's that have real high quality Billboard stickers that can be placed on any tires. I might try them somday.

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Re: Renewing Our 427 Cobra With A New 428FE, Tremec, Suspension etc.
« Reply #29 on: April 16, 2018, 06:00:14 PM »
Well, been a while. With my bad health things are going a lot slower than I was hoping, but I did get the block, bell and trans done.