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Old 02-13-2002, 03:51   #1 (permalink)
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Cobra Trivia

I will post this in a couple of places to see if anyone can answer the question completely.

In the original Shelby Cobra 427, what size engine was used, and why?


And NO, this is not a trick question. :)
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A 426?
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It was a Ford 427ci engine. Shelby switch from the 289ci to 427ci engine in 1964. I'm guessing on this, I belive Ford and Shelby wanted to beat Ferrari. The 289 was beating Corvettes but not the Ferrari GTO.
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It was a Ford 427ci engine. Shelby switch from the 289ci to 427ci engine in 1964. I'm guessing on this, I belive Ford and Shelby wanted to beat Ferrari. The 289 was beating Corvettes but not the Ferrari GTO.
While that would seem to be the obvious answer, it is not the correct answer.

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The first ones got the 260 cid V8.
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The first ones got the 260 cid V8.

The first Cobra debuted in the early 60's and some of them had 260's, that is correct. BUT, the question is referring to the 427's, which debuted in the mid 60's, and did not have a 260 in them.

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What's the answer ?
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OK. The answer is:

Due to the fact that all true 427's being produced by Ford in those days were NASCAR motors and were extremely cost prohibitive, Shelby chose to use the 428 which was much cheaper. The 2 motors are dimensionally identical, only the internals are slightly different. He built them to be 427's since that was THE motor to have then.
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