Shelby Cobra Receives 402 Big Block Ponies
DaCobraman decided it was time for his Shelby Cobra to receive a brand new motor. Get rid of that old tired motor and upgrade to a new “Tuff Dawg” Ford FE 390/402hp crate motor with 450 pounds of tire roasting torque. One of the big motivating factors to doing this engine upgrade was that DaCobraman wanted to know exactly what his motor would be producing horsepower wise and what type of torque that the motor would be creating. And that is how the Shelby Cobra engine swap dream started for DaCobraman.
It goes something like this, you been around the block a few times in a really fast car and everyone tells you that it has 400 horsepower. And you are like, “Really, that does not feel like 400 horsepower”. So DaCobraman went out and found a motor which was Dyno’d at 400hp and the builder provided the results from the Dyno Test. So those were the two parameters that DaCobraman was dealing with when he decided to upgrade his Shelby Cobra to a new “Tuff Dawg” crate motor. What horsepower rating and torque specs would the motor be producing to put in his Shelby Cobra.
Now don’t get all crazy on DaCobaman. The Shelby Cobra that he put the motor in, is a Unique Cobra from the builders in Alabama, not an original Shelby Cobra. That would demand the Ford 427 Sideoiler or possibly a Ford FE 428 engine. Anyway, Unique Motorcars has been building Shelby Cobra replicas for a very longtime now, since 1977. And yes, they manufacture one of the nicest reproductions of the infamous and legendary 1965 Shelby Cobra 427S/C Roadster.
So along with this article you are going to have the opportunity to see how DaCobraman dropped this Bad Boy Ford FE Big Block motor into his Shelby Cobra and then you will also have the chance to hear and see this Shelby Cobra in action.
Hope you enjoy the show of this Shelby Cobra receiving her new Ford FE 390 motor and watching her accelerate like there is no tomorrow. As a matter of fact, if you watch the video really closely for a few times, you can see her physically accelerate forward. Listen to the motor and then following the roaring Cobra as she is launched down the road. Oh yeah, this baby accelerates alright. Hit the pedal to the floor and feel your eyeballs bounce off the back of your head. Now that is the right way to live!!!
And just remember, all you need to know is:
DaCobraman = Cobras For Sale = BAM427
So next time you are looking for DaCobraman or a Cobra for Sale, just Google:
DaCobraman or BAM427
Please visit the Broward Auto Mall website: www.bam427.com to see all the toys of DaCobraman and all of the Shelby Cobras that he has had a chance to play with and enjoy over the years. Or pick up the phone and give him a buzz at 786 285-9747.
Good Luck in your Search for a Shelby Cobra 427S/C Roadster,
Richard Winters – DaCobraman