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Old 09-11-2003, 04:20   #1 (permalink)
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Memories of the Falcon Cobra From Originator, Edsel Ford II

Edsel B. Ford II -- the great grandson of Ford founder, Henry Ford -- was Assistant Managing Director of Ford Australia for three years during the late 1970's when he created the Ford Falcon Cobra.

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Re: Memories of the Falcon Cobra From Originator, Edsel Ford II

Was there anything more to them than the blue stripes and stickers?
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Old 09-11-2003, 06:06   #3 (permalink)
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Dunno but they still looked pretty damn cool.
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Was there anything more to them than the blue stripes and stickers?
Big F-OFF stripes are all the car needed mate. It already packed a worked 351 under the bonnet. The car was leaning more towards a "Look At Me" performance car...It was ment to stand out more then a GT does...
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It already packed a worked 351 under the bonnet.
That's what I was asking.

What mods did the engine have over the standard V8?
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Re: Memories of the Falcon Cobra From Originator, Edsel Ford II

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Engines: 4.9-litre, OHV, V8, 4-barrel carburettor, 9.2:1 compression ratio, 202bhp (151kW) @ 4000rpm, 268lb/ft (364Nm) torque @3000rpm. 5.7-litre, OHV, V8, 4-barrel carburetor, 8.9:1 compression ratio, 217bhp (162kW) @ 4500rpm, 317lb/ft (429Nm) torque @ 2700rpm. Dual exhaust system.

Transmission: 4-speed manual, all synchro, floor shift. Ratios - 1st 2.46:1; 2nd 1,78:1; 3rd 1.27:1; 4th 1.00:1 - Reverse 2.47:1. 3-speed automatic, T-Bar floor shift. Ratios - 1st 2.40:1; 2nd 1.47:1; 3rd 1.00:1 - Reverse 2.00:1

Rear Axle: Limited Slip Differential - Manual 3.00:1; Auto 2.75:1

Suspension: Front - Independent with coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers and stabiliser bar. Rear - Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs with hydraulic shock absorbers, 18mm stabiliser bar.
Brakes: Front and rear - power assisted 286mm diameter ventilated discs.

Wheels: 15" Globe Bathurst alloy.

Tyres: ER70H15 textile radial.

Performance: 0-100km/h - 8.9 seconds; Standing 400m - 16.0 seconds.

Fuel Tank: 17.5 gallons (79.5 litres).

Exterior: Snowhite body colour with blue racing stripes over bonnet, roof and boot. Tinted band laminated screen; Quartz Halogen headlights; Long range driving lights; front spoiler with air scoops for front brakes; rear deck lid spoiler; bonnet scoops; tinted rear window with demister; styled right and left hand rear view mirrors; 4-jet screen washers.

Interior: Scheel reclining sports front seats and rear bench seat with special Cobra trim; Cut pile carpets; AM push-button radio with lock-down aerial; Comprehensive sports instrumentation; 'Soft-feel' sports steering wheel; Power-assisted ventilation; 3-speed heater/demister with illuminated controls; Steering column stalk for turn and lane change signals, high/low beam' headlight flasher and horn; 2-speed screen wipers with anti-lift vane fitted to driver's side; Prismatic day/night interior mirror.

Options: Air-conditioning; Power windows; Power steering.
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Re: Memories of the Falcon Cobra From Originator, Edsel Ford II

I thought the scheels were only for the Bathurst models (30 cars)?
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Re: Memories of the Falcon Cobra From Originator, Edsel Ford II

They were and they were just plain black. No's 2-31 had the Scheel seat's and all the rest had the standard type Toombstone recliner's covered in wool in the same style as the exterior paint design.

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Re: Memories of the Falcon Cobra From Originator, Edsel Ford II

I think theres abitof revisionism here. I heard it wasnt the need for a hero car, but the need to move 400 unwanted body shells. Moffat used it as a chance to homolate some body braces and some other minor parts.

Machanically thery were no different to any other v8 hardtop

Anyaway they werent white with blue stripes. thery were blue with white patches.
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Re: Memories of the Falcon Cobra From Originator, Edsel Ford II

I belive that some of the bathurst cars, and other non-cobra, Hardtops ran a few other trick bits such as "toleranced" rear wheel wells and other tweeks meant for the race track. Last isse of Australian Musclecar had a big feature on the Cobra, including the steel grey cobra. My uncle sold that very car new. Along with a few other interesting cars no doubt!
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