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Old 13th October 2005, 01:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Engine/gearbox opinions please

I've been offered an engine/gearbox (not for a '40, to fit in a Cob, hence my "off topic" post) it is as follows...

"The item pictured is what Ford call a 'chassis drop' which is a complete power train unit ready to install in a chassis. These units are handbuilt by Ford SVO with a plate on the cam cover signed by the engine builder.
The assembly includes a 4.6 litre 32 valve V8 engine with all ancilliaries, a Tremec Tr3650 5 speed box, exhaust headers and front system with cats, wiring loom, ECU, instrument pod, fitting kit and even the ignition barrel and key. The engine was an order by Jensen for the SV8 and became surplus when Jensen went under.


The engine is rated at 325bhp as standard with all emissions equipment intact, but there is in excess of 400bhp available with minor mods. The same engine has been fitted by AC, Marcos, and Invicta amongst others."

I think it'd make an interesting motor for a Cobra, modern, (fairly) high performance. I don't know much about these engines so would be grateful for any advice/opinions.

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Old 13th October 2005, 01:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 13th October 2005, 04:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Engine/gearbox opinions please

There are lots of FFR guys dropping those in Cobras. I think it's a good powerplant not much low end torque but they make good power up high. Here is a link to the 4.6 Cobra forum

http://www.ffcobra.com/ubb/ultimateb...orum/f/41.html

By the way there is also a post in the builders forum here of an RF being built with that motor. I guess it comes down to it's a good package if the price is right
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Old 13th October 2005, 06:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Engine/gearbox opinions please

These motors make BIG power when supercharged.
What is a Cob?

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Old 14th October 2005, 10:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Engine/gearbox opinions please

Mike,
A COB is the same as a CSX Cobra. All Shelby Cobra serial numbers start with a three letter code. The COB was designated for international sale or shipped.

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