Club Cobra

Club Cobra (
-   FE TALK (
-   -   Sideoiler with Tunnel Ports! (

Jeff Frigo 03-13-2002 02:29 PM


427 SO are not machined to take hydraulics. Much moe performance can be had with solids or rollers. Big deal if you have to lash the valvs once or twice a year, for Gods sake, its a tunnel port.

bmalone 03-13-2002 02:42 PM


I'm keeping the solids in mine, I was merely mentioning that if I had the motor out for dissasembly, I would make the change. It can be done.


Guinness 03-13-2002 03:47 PM

You need to top it all off with webers. That would be the icing on the cake.:3DSMILE:

SCOBRAC 03-13-2002 04:12 PM

In the words of Nancy Regan.. Just Say No!!!! Why?? (I know why) I concur you will likely see 700hp.. way more than the original NASCAR had at twice the weight. Turk I really think such an engine to be fully appreciated needs to be put into something at least 3,000 Lbs and considerably stiffer that your ERA Cobra. I am thinking that from a torque standpoint the forces involved will be unmanagable and not particularly fun to deal with. Beyond that you will need something like a Speed Demon 1,000 cfm or Holley Dominator on a single plane manifold or two 650 Double Pumpers on a Tunnel Ram.. Idle? 1100-1300

As your neighbor I am worried about property values skyrocketing due to the coolness factor. I look forward to hearing your progress..


Turk 03-13-2002 04:27 PM


The reason you don't want me putting in that motor is you probably want to sleep a little later on the weekends. No such luck. You can come over and help me work on it, or you can just sit in bed and cuss, because I woke you up again..

Don't worry about property values! One more Cobra, and one more bike, we'll be zoned industrial. I understand the taxes are more favorable that way.

If we can just get them to put a gas station that carries race fuel next door to that pretty two story by the park....I would be in heaven.

Do you have room in your back yard for a Dyno, and an alignment rack?


SCOBRAC 03-13-2002 04:28 PM

I would like to thank the guy that posted the thread about Don Borders and Image Auto Works in Palm Desert, Ca.

I called the number listed and spoke to Don, he was very generous with his time. I learned that my Contemporary was built by him, for his use and a little more about the car in general.


Turk 03-13-2002 04:29 PM

Only way I will do Webers is if I can steal a set during DVSFII.
There is bound to be one on one of them cars that will show up.

That is the only way. I am not spending any more than I have to.


Turk 03-13-2002 04:34 PM

Am I mistaken to think you can do either solid lifters or Hydraulic lifters in a 427 SideOiler.

Do I have bad information?


Chuck Nickloy 03-13-2002 04:36 PM


I'm in the process of a tp project also. The "old engine builder" here has advised me to increase stroke and you can keep the revs down a bit while the tp heads still gobbel plenty of air. He has worked a 391 steel truck crank over to use the large front hub for the 871 blower drive pulley: Will have about 460 cu/in when done. I need a block.

bmalone 03-13-2002 04:37 PM

The 68 year block supported hydraulics, otherwise it is machine work to support hydraulics.


Jeff Frigo 03-13-2002 04:37 PM

U-2 Driver:

Could never get Webers to flow that much. You would loose at least 50-75 HP.

Turk 03-13-2002 04:38 PM

I am sooooo glad I am not all alone!


bmalone 03-13-2002 04:52 PM


Glad you found out about your car! Don is a great guy and very knowledgeable about FE's.


SCOBRAC 03-13-2002 07:38 PM

I spoke to him for 20 min. and it was so much more information than I gotten from the former owner and as much as I have gotten in the 3 months I have had the car comparing apples to oranges here in the club.. I have family in his area and will be by his shop next time I am in So Cal.

Thanks again,

bmalone 03-13-2002 09:52 PM

Nice looking motor.


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:05 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
The representations expressed are the representations and opinions of the forum members and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and viewpoints of the site owners, moderators, Shelby American, any other replica manufacturer, Ford Motor Company. This website has been planned and developed by and its forum members and should not be construed as being endorsed by Ford Motor Company, or Shelby American or any other manufacturer unless expressly noted by that entity. "Cobra" and the Cobra logo are registered trademarks for Ford Motor Co., Inc. forum members agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyrighted material is owned by you. Although we do not and cannot review the messages posted and are not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we reserve the right to delete any message for any reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). Thank you for visiting For full policy documentation refer to the following link: