Brought to you in part by:

.

Tools & Supplies by Eastwood

  Mustangsandmore Forums
  Mid Size Fords and Mercurys
  The King

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

UBBFriend: Email This Page to Someone! next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   The King
AKBOSSMAN
Gearhead

Posts: 2755
From: WASILLA , AK USA M&M #743 MCA #40857
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 02-14-2002 07:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN   Click Here to Email AKBOSSMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sure wish they would have keep the racing program a couple more years these looked

one of three.This is the only working prototype and has 429 power. Sold for 90,000 at auction Bud Moore had bought it from Ford even the rear bubble window is prototype

------------------
WAYNE CURTIS

70 GRABBER GREEN BOSS 302

01 Sangria Red Focus ZX3
65 Shelby GT-350R Has long doc. winning history
03 Boss 302 (5.0) (waiting on order form)
92 SHELBY 4X4 (K-9 IDITAROD LEAD DOG)
My old '71Torino GT
"If your under control then your not going fast enough" Parnelli Jones

IP: Logged

MLariviere
Moderator

Posts: 2393
From: Biddeford,Me.USA
Registered: May 99

posted 02-19-2002 09:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Still a no show. I click on it and it says forbidden.

IP: Logged

SteveLaRiviere
Administrator

Posts: 23026
From: Saco, Maine USA
Registered: May 99

posted 02-20-2002 10:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There, damn it!

Our web site's 'Goofymeter' probably was kicking it out, thinking it was a superbird...

------------------

'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC

MCA Member # 47773

Smack a fool today!

IP: Logged

MLariviere
Moderator

Posts: 2393
From: Biddeford,Me.USA
Registered: May 99

posted 02-20-2002 09:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
HOW DARE YOU PUT THIS CAR THROUGH THE GOOFYMETER! What I'd give to have that car in your garage!

IP: Logged

SteveLaRiviere
Administrator

Posts: 23026
From: Saco, Maine USA
Registered: May 99

posted 02-21-2002 10:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry, I just can't get into the nose. The rest of it is great, though.

------------------

'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC

MCA Member # 47773

Smack a fool today!

IP: Logged

AKBOSSMAN
Gearhead

Posts: 2755
From: WASILLA , AK USA M&M #743 MCA #40857
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 02-27-2002 01:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN   Click Here to Email AKBOSSMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got to drive one of these with a 351C
The front and rear bumpers were the same !

------------------
WAYNE CURTIS

70 GRABBER GREEN BOSS 302

01 Sangria Red Focus ZX3
03 Boss 302 (5.0) (waiting on order form)
92 SHELBY 4X4 (K-9 IDITAROD LEAD DOG)
My old '71Torino GT
"If your under control then your not going fast enough" Parnelli Jones

IP: Logged

DidgeyTrucker
Gearhead

Posts: 661
From: Nashville, TN USA
Registered: Oct 99

posted 02-27-2002 08:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The '69 Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II had a front bumper that started as a rear bumper. It was narrowed and "V'ed" to fit the front. The slope of the Mercury hood put the grille 1-1/2" lower than the Ford and as a result the Mercury Bodies were abour 3mph faster.

The orange King Cobra above has a Boss 429 under the hood and is the only King Cobra with the convex rear window. The yellow King Cobra owned by Steve Honell has an alumimun block Can-Am 494 Wedge head engine. Bud Moore's yellow King Cobra has a 429CJ.
There was a King Cobra NASCAR test car built. It has been restored but the owner didn't want the nose. That nose is reportedly on a Ranchero in Louisiana.
There was a Mercury Cyclone Super Spoiler built, but its whereabouts are unkown. The King Cobra had so much front downforce it needed a wing bigger than the Superbird. NASCAR restricted the "AERO" cars to 305 cubic inches and in effect killed the AERO program - at least until 1983!

The Can-Am motored King Cobra:

Tracy

IP: Logged

MLariviere
Moderator

Posts: 2393
From: Biddeford,Me.USA
Registered: May 99

posted 02-27-2002 09:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wayne,all the Talladegas came with a 428 CJ. Was it a 351C?

IP: Logged

Thud
Gearhead

Posts: 852
From: Cumming,Ga.,USofA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 03-04-2002 10:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thud     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All production Talladega's had 428CJ's and all Cyclone Spoiler II's had 351W-4V's.

------------------
Laugh at your problems, everybody else does...

Dwayne

M&M Member #18
'94 Lightning #942 of 4007
'70 Mach1
2 '69 Cyclone Spoiler II's
'65 Galaxie 500 + parts car

IP: Logged

AKBOSSMAN
Gearhead

Posts: 2755
From: WASILLA , AK USA M&M #743 MCA #40857
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 03-28-2002 08:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN   Click Here to Email AKBOSSMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MLariviere:
Wayne,all the Talladegas came with a 428 CJ. Was it a 351C?


Hummmmmmmmmm. It was dark Blue and I remember him showing me it had a 4 on the heads meaning it had 4 BBl heads....
C or W , or 428

------------------
WAYNE CURTIS

70 GRABBER GREEN BOSS 302
No fake scoops here!
01 Sangria Red Focus ZX3
03 Boss 302 (5.0)
(waiting on order form)
92 SHELBY 4X4 (K-9 IDITAROD LEAD DOG)
My old '71Torino GT
"If your under control then your not going fast enough" Parnelli Jones

IP: Logged

AKBOSSMAN
Gearhead

Posts: 2755
From: WASILLA , AK USA M&M #743 MCA #40857
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 03-28-2002 08:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN   Click Here to Email AKBOSSMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by DidgeyTrucker:
The ...

The orange King Cobra above has a Boss 429 under the hood and is the only King Cobra with the convex rear window. The yellow King Cobra owned by Steve Honell has an alumimun block Can-Am 494 Wedge head engine. Bud Moore's yellow King Cobra has a 429CJ.
There....

Tracy


Tracy I can'y read so good here is some neet photos etc

http://www.torinos.net/kingcobra.html
http://www.torinos.net/kingcobra/index.html

Were is the yellow one in pic?

------------------
WAYNE CURTIS

70 GRABBER GREEN BOSS 302
No fake scoops here!
01 Sangria Red Focus ZX3
03 Boss 302 (5.0)
(waiting on order form)
92 SHELBY 4X4 (K-9 IDITAROD LEAD DOG)
My old '71Torino GT
"If your under control then your not going fast enough" Parnelli Jones

IP: Logged

DidgeyTrucker
Gearhead

Posts: 661
From: Nashville, TN USA
Registered: Oct 99

posted 04-10-2002 01:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The yellow King Cobra picture I posted is a photo I took of Steve Honnell's car. The one with the Aluminum 494. It's in his garage.
I have seen and photographed the orange King Cobra in Floyd Garret's Muscle Car Museum just outside of Pigeon Forge, Tn. Later (May, 2000) I saw it and photographed it in Mark Kuykendall's museum just outside of Asheville, North Carolina. It was for sale then, Mark offered it to me but I knew I couldn't afford it so I didn't ask the price. Mark's museum is now closed.

Only one Ford engine has a "4" cast on the outside of the head: 4V 351C. (Some 289 HiPo heads have a 4V cast on the outside, '68 302 4V heads have a 4V on the inside)

Tracy

IP: Logged

All times are ET (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Mustangsandmore Front Page

Copyright 2002, Steve LaRiviere


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47d

Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More

[Build a free Mustangsandmore.ws Home Page!]

[About M&M][Acronym Guide][Calendar of Events][Chat Room][Classified Ads] [Links]

[Members' Photos] [M&M Mug Shots] [Technical Articles][Ford Parts Number Deciphering

[ Mustangsandmore.com Bookstore] [Advertise on Mustangsandmore.com] [Mustangsandmore.com T-Shirts]