possible early cobra jet block on Craigslist

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possible early cobra jet block on Craigslist

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Post by PacificaXR7GT » 12 Nov 2018, 16:51

https://modesto.craigslist.org/pts/d/fo ... 66301.html

Photo 8 of 12 you can see that there's a partial VIN stamp but you can't quite make it out...
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Post by Royce » 13 Nov 2018, 10:13

It's too early to be a CJ block, unless you have one of the prototype 135 series Mustangs. Remember, there is no such thing as a special Cobra Jet block. The markings on that block are the same as any 428 Police car, a 428 T-Bird, or that of granny's 428-4V station wagon. Or a GT500 (not KR) Shelby.
1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
1910 Model T Ford Touring Red / Black
1914 Model T Touring Maroon / Black
1915 Model T Ford Touring Black / Black
1917 Model T Ford Torpedo Runabout Green / Black
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Post by preaction » 13 Nov 2018, 14:43

Royce, do you know what the earliest non 135 car CJ car was ?
67 XR7 6.5 liter auto AC tilt pdb ps thermactor vinyl roof console SS wheels lime frost

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Post by 93RGTE » 13 Nov 2018, 16:10

Good info here:
https://www.428cobrajet.org/id-block

Let me know if that clears things up for you. :?:
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Post by PacificaXR7GT » 13 Nov 2018, 22:07

After a thorough reading, I continue to be thoroughly mystified and confused.
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Post by Royce » 14 Nov 2018, 06:31

All 50 of the 135 cars went down the line December 30, 1967.

There were a few pre - production cars built in January 1968, both Cougar and Mustang. I don't know for sure but I expect a handful of Cyclones and Torino's with the 428CJ would also have been built for press usage and display.

The block that you linked to undoubtedly has a VIN that will tell the tale of it being installed in a 428 powered something else.

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Royce, do you know what the earliest non 135 car CJ car was ?
1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
1910 Model T Ford Touring Red / Black
1914 Model T Touring Maroon / Black
1915 Model T Ford Touring Black / Black
1917 Model T Ford Torpedo Runabout Green / Black
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