1965 Shelby Cobra Replica
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Mileage is 2100 miles. Completed in 2010.
Titled as a 1965 Replica Cobra. Mass VIN # MA33188.
1965 Cobra Replica Spec's
Factory Five Racing chassis # 2033k and vinyl/polyester fiberglass body
• Chassis coated with POR15 satin black protective coating.
• Front suspension/Steering
Custom tubular upper and lower control arms w/ProShock adjustable coil over
shocks. 500 lb./in. springs.
Mustang II spindles modified for larger inner bearings.
Custom engineered rack extensions of mustang rack to eliminate “bump steer”
Power steering pump and rack from '92 Mustang.
Custom steering column and shaft w/ stalk mounted turn signal, Flaming River
U-Joints (rag joint eliminated), Walnut 14” steering wheel.
Front sway bar from ford Taurus (modified)
• Rear suspension: Fully independent.
8.8” Ford center section from Thunderbird “Super Coupe” trac-loc w/ 3.70:1 gears.
All rebuilt using new gears, clutches, steels, bearings, seals and gaskets.
Custom machined aluminum mounts used to eliminate rubber grommets and
associated flex and movement.
Shortened half shaft/axles w/ new CV joints and Boots.
Spindles from Lincoln Mark 8 w/ new bearings.
Custom tubular upper and lower control arms w/ integral Heim Joint ends for easy &
“Perfect” alignment adjustments.
ProShock adjustable coil over shocks and springs. Special 550#/in. springs for this
Rear sway bar from Ford Focus.
4 wheel power brakes:
Front: PBR aluminum double piston calipers ('96 mustang) w/ ceramic pads.
Rear: Lincoln Mark 8 calipers and rotors w/ integral E-Brake feature. Fully
Power assist function provided by Buick Regal Grand National electric power
brake unit & master cylinder w/ new accumulator.
• Engine & Transmission:
1989 Ford 5.0L v8;
Completely rebuilt with, new pistons, rings, bearings, oil pump, timing set,
water pump, gaskets, etc, etc,….
Heads are '96 Ford GT40P completely rebuilt with “crane” HP valve spring and
1.7:1 aluminum roller rocker arms.
Reciprocating assembly balanced to within 1 gram (by me) before assembly.
The cam shaft is a ford motorsports “F303 “. Spec's available at FMPP.
Completely computer controlled using…….Ford EEC IV computer.
Intake manifold is GT 40 type (common on '96-'97) Explorer engines.
24lb./hr fuel injectors, '93 mustang “Cobra” mass air/fuel meter and 65mm
throttle body matched to the appropriate A9L ECU. Estimated H.P. 320-340.
Engine is rev limited (by the ECU) to approx.. 6300 rpm. Engine would likely rev
easily to 7000+ if rev limit were adjusted.
Transmission is 1993 Mustang T-5 manual w/ overdrive. Rebuilt at time of
Clutch is Ford Motorsports “Cobra” model, also new when built. Flywheel also
Fuel Safe ™ fuel cell w/ 90GPH Walbro electric fuel pump.
Side pipes are ceramic coated and have external heat shields.
Mufflers are “spiral” type racing mufflers and also have “Vortec” inversion cones.
• Body work and paint was done by Dartmouth Collision in Dartmouth Ma. They are the original body shop used by Factory Five Racing and have done upwards of 500 of these cars.
G.M. Black w/Gold (Nissan Murano) “no feel” stripes.
Hidden trunk hinges and hidden body mounts.
Hood extended 2” back under scoop opening to look more like original aluminum hood.
Tan leather seats and dash.
Custom dash w/ burled walnut veneer inlayed sections (custom made by me)
including glove box.
Car has heater & defroster w/3 speed fan, Sony 200 Watt radio/CD, fan
powered foot box vents, custom interior door panels and Miata leather seats
custom dyed to match. I also have a set of the original style low back seats in
the same tan leather. New/never installed. Also has Simpson 4-point racing
belts w/shoulder harness'. Carpet is beige loop type to complement the
Full complement of AutoMeter gauges, Includes Speedo, Tach, fuel level, oil
pressure, water temp, Ammeter & clock.
2 Speed electric windshield wipers
Manual switch for electric engine radiator fan.
• Wheels and tires:
Tires are Goodyear Eagles GTII's.
Wheels are replica Shelby 10-spokes
15 X 7.5 front
15 X 10 rear Rears were custom modified by Eric Vaughn in California.
The centers were machined out and inserted into new 10” rims using a Hot/Cold
interference process and then welded around the inside. I believe these are the only 2 of
Ford 5.0L v8
G.M. Black w/Gold