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REDZ SPEED SHOP
San Antonio

VINTAGE AIR™ Auto A/C - Painless™ Wiring Harness - Performance Tuning

1966 Shelby Cobra

Shortly after the owner bought this Cobra, the engine blew. He called us to take a look at it. After tearing down the engine we could see it was pretty much destroyed. There is a group of pictures that show the internal damage. One shows a crack in the cylinder wall and several others show valve spring and keeper damage.

The owner decided to replace the engine with a 500 horse power 460 crate motor from Ford. Runs on pump gas daily driver.

The car has an open rear end (no posi) so the customer sent us a Detroit Locker and it runs great.

driver rear quarter view, 1966 shelby cobra, open hood
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front seats and steering wheel, 1966 shelby cobra
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steering wheel close up, 1966 shelby cobra
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original engine that was replaced,  1966 shelby cobra
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passenger side whole car, open hood, 1966 shelby cobra
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front view closed hood, 1966 shelby cobra
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passenger side whole car, closed hood, 1966 shelby cobra
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engine on hoist, front of car, 1966 shelby cobra
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engine bay, engine removed, 1966 shelby cobra
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damaged valve keeper and valve stem, engine head, 1966 shelby cobra
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damaged valve keeper close up, 1966 shelby cobra
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engine head, bent valve stem, 1966 shelby cobra
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valve stems close up, 1966 shelby cobra
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engine block with covers removed, 1966 shelby cobra
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damaged piston in the cylinder, 1966 shelby cobra
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damaged valves in the head, 1966 shelby cobra
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crack in cylinder wall, engine block, 1966 shelby cobra
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piston and rings removed from block, 1966 shelby cobra
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inside oil pan, 1966 shelby cobra
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500 horse power 460 crate motor on the pallet, side view, 1966 shelby cobra
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new 500 horse power 460 motor before installation, front view, 1966 shelby cobra
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new 500 horse power 460 motor before installation, left view, 1966 shelby cobra
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500 horse power 460 motor outside the car, top view, 1966 shelby cobra
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nose piece, MSD ignition box, cooling fan and trans cooler, 1966 shelby cobra
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radiator bottom left, shows some rack and pinion and lower A arm, 1966 shelby cobra
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milodon oil pan installed, 1966 shelby cobra
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rear suspension from under car, ford 9 inch differential, 1966 shelby cobra
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drive shaft and differential installed, under car view, 1966 shelby cobra
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