Dean Hornbacher - Midstates 427SC
to build a replica Cobra like a "stock car" for the street.
It took 2 plus years to build. Started to build it in Oct.
of 1999. I like to show it. Will not race it (crazy
without a "full roll cage"), just like cruising around in
I like to
drive the Ford purest crazy because I have a Big block Chevy
in it. Isn't that what a Kit car is for, to build it
the way you want it.
round tube. Speedway engineering 9" Ford housing with
Strange (aluminum) carrier with a Dan Press Gold track
torque proportioning center 3.55 gears (Richmond).
Mustang II geometry on the front, tube A arms.
over all the way around(Afco). The custom Afco spindles
are set up for "wide 5s" with Willwood hubs.
Willwood superlite brakes all the way around,12" rotors.
Steering is a custom made Woodward rack & pinion (power
Transmission is a Jerico Winston (Nextel) cup top loader
with center force clutch and Tilton hydrolic release.
Original came out of a 1969 L88 Corvette (wrecked). I
acquired the engine in 1974 and held on to it all these
years. The only parts left from the original engine is
the block, crank, rods and cam.
now has J&E pistons (9.5/1 comp)
signature oval port heads with Manley stainless necked
down valves. Comp cams valve spring and Titanium
retainers and stud girdle. Crower stainless Enduro
Holley 850 double pumper.
distributor and electronics.
were ported by Kevin Rennaker at Diversified mechanical
Engine pulled 525 HP on the dyno.