This is a 1966 Shelby Cobra made by Excalibur from about 1990-1995, this example being a '95, powered by a '95 Ford Mustang 5.0 HO 302, with a 5 speed manual, and 4 wheel disc brakes. The customer brought it in to have the entire ignition system (distributor, coil, plug wires, plugs, ignition module) replaced with high performance parts, the oil changed and coolant flushed, and for repair of the door latches and trunk latch. The doors were hard to open, and the trunk would very rarely latch. The trunk required fabricating a mount for and installing an entire new latch with a vintage T handle, which worked out quite well while maintaining the 60's look. A plan to increase the performance of the engine significantly once the customer is done driving it for the season was also laid out, so we will be seeing this cool little Cobra again soon.
The completed Original Cross Ram "Sonoramic" intake installed on Tom's '55 Plymouth. Installation required the fabrication of many impossible to find parts, such as the throttle linkage, intake spacers, and balance tube; and the modification of the valve covers for intake clearance. Installation also required relocating the ignition coil, swapping to a more compact master cylinder, and rather significant modification to the carburetors to maintain a good air/fuel ratio after changing over from a single four barrel. It runs well with this setup, and will only require some light tuning before attending the Goodguys Car Show in Spokane August 18-20th.