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The last of the fire breathing big block Cougars were built in 1971. They featured the 429 Cobra Jet engine, and carried one of the highest factory horsepower ratings (370!) of any Cougar ever built. Sadly the times were not right and only a handful were built. The '71 Cobra Jet Registry is maintained by Mitch Lewis.
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Post by cobrasc427 » 16 Aug 2013, 21:40

Apparently eleven members did care enough, whether they thought it was a quiz t trick question, there was participation, including you. Your second post (#12), is a concerted effort to "gloss over" the misinformation, labeling it as not important.

Since when is the truth not important ???????

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mo2872 wrote:Ok, I'm fairly sure I'm not the only one, but.......from where is all this debate stemming? Have I missed a thread somewhere? Link??
+2 Needed to get to the second page to just get a glimmer of an idea, of what we we're trying to accomplish.

Why the 1966 427 R code reference? What does that have to do with the truth. :dogpile:
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Post by Art » 16 Aug 2013, 21:59

cobrasc427 wrote:Apparently eleven members did care enough, whether they thought it was a quiz t trick question, there was participation, including you. Your second post (#12), is a concerted effort to "gloss over" the misinformation, labeling it as not important.

Since when is the truth not important ???????
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Post by xr7g428 » 16 Aug 2013, 22:03

Mea Culpa! Good catch!

For the life of me I could not figure our where the controversy was coming from... until I read the introduction copy on the board index page. It has been such a long time since I wrote that that I really didn't recall what it said.

I finally figured out that the problem was in the copy I wrote for the introduction to the 429 Registry.

There were two things that were inaccurate, first the horsepower rating as has been noted, and also the availability of the SCJ (not available in the Cougar!).

I have changed the forum description to reflect the facts and actually I do appreciate the correction. Maybe next time, and there will be many more errors on my part so expect plenty of opportunities, let me know what you see and I will be happy to fix it. I want to get the facts right. Part of the fun of doing this is that I ma still learning everyday.
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Post by cobrasc427 » 17 Aug 2013, 05:40

Thanks for the quick attention, I knew you would want it right. Just a slight problem still. Perhaps in your haste, the wording came out wrong. As it reads: " carrying one of the highest the highest factory horsepower (370)"

Doesn't quite say what I think you were trying to say.

I'm far from perfect also, but I do kind of excel on finding errors, be it written, or in the news, TV, movies. Thanks again

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Post by cobrasc427 » 17 Aug 2013, 05:52

Because it is the truth, it was shown as a comparison, which showed it haveing the highest HP and torque for an engine installed from the factory in a Ford product, except for the supposedly 2 427 SOHC installed into to 66 Galaxie's



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mo2872 wrote:Ok, I'm fairly sure I'm not the only one, but.......from where is all this debate stemming? Have I missed a thread somewhere? Link??
+2 Needed to get to the second page to just get a glimmer of an idea, of what we we're trying to accomplish.

Why the 1966 427 R code reference? What does that have to do with the truth. :dogpile:

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Post by 1967 S Code » 17 Aug 2013, 09:51

cobrasc427 wrote: I'm far from perfect also, but I do kind of excel on finding errors, be it written, or in the news, TV, movies. Thanks again
This is ment in jest :poke: . Seeing that you excel on finding errors. In your first post you should have used a interrobang rather than multiple question marks.
cobrasc427 wrote:Since when is 370 HP more than 390 HP????????????????????
Interrobang:
A sentence ending with an interrobang asks a question in an excited manner, expresses excitement or disbelief in the form of a question, or asks a rhetorical question.

For example:
Since when is 370 HP more than 390 HP‽
Say what‽
She's pregnant‽
Oh no you didn't‽
In informal English, the same inflection is usually notated by ending a sentence with first a question mark and then an exclamation mark, or vice versa. Many people are unfamiliar with the interrobang, and would be puzzled when first seeing it, although its intention is usually self-evident. The interrobang can be hand-written with a single stroke plus the dot. One common application is in cartoons, as a stand-alone symbol of surprise.
cobrasc427 wrote:Because it is the truth, it was shown as a comparison, which showed it haveing the highest HP and torque for an engine installed from the factory in a Ford product, except for the supposedly 2 427 SOHC installed into to 66 Galaxie's

I might be wrong but wasn't a 427 SOHC Galixie found a couple of years back for sale in Detroit? It was missing it's drivetrain but the warranty / door dataplate and VIn showed that is was a 427 SOHC car.
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Post by CougarCJ » 17 Aug 2013, 10:22

You need to catch up on current events, the Shelby Mustang GT500 from this year is supposed to have the most powerful engine installed in a factory Ford.
cobrasc427 wrote:Because it is the truth, it was shown as a comparison, which showed it haveing the highest HP and torque for an engine installed from the factory in a Ford product, except for the supposedly 2 427 SOHC installed into to 66 Galaxie's



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mo2872 wrote:Ok, I'm fairly sure I'm not the only one, but.......from where is all this debate stemming? Have I missed a thread somewhere? Link??
+2 Needed to get to the second page to just get a glimmer of an idea, of what we we're trying to accomplish.

Why the 1966 427 R code reference? What does that have to do with the truth. :dogpile:
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Post by cobrasc427 » 17 Aug 2013, 12:19

Well 2 things, I've never heard of an interbang, oh excuse me, an interrobang. I like finding errors, I'm not an English Major, or anything close to it. Besides, I like using multiple ??? Yes that was what I was referring to, there is a page from a site on my favorites, that discusses rare Fords, and it has a few photos of the SOHC Galaxie, think it was made for Passino (sp) or Farr, and I believe one was made for the Astronaut Scott Carpenter, or he at least used one for a while, possibly when his 427 Cobra was laid up.

To much chemo in the past couple of years, results in Chemo brain, and things sometimes get jumbled, today is one of those days.



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cobrasc427 wrote: I'm far from perfect also, but I do kind of excel on finding errors, be it written, or in the news, TV, movies. Thanks again
This is ment in jest :poke: . Seeing that you excel on finding errors. In your first post you should have used a interrobang rather than multiple question marks.
cobrasc427 wrote:Since when is 370 HP more than 390 HP????????????????????
Interrobang:
A sentence ending with an interrobang asks a question in an excited manner, expresses excitement or disbelief in the form of a question, or asks a rhetorical question.

For example:
Since when is 370 HP more than 390 HP‽
Say what‽
She's pregnant‽
Oh no you didn't‽
In informal English, the same inflection is usually notated by ending a sentence with first a question mark and then an exclamation mark, or vice versa. Many people are unfamiliar with the interrobang, and would be puzzled when first seeing it, although its intention is usually self-evident. The interrobang can be hand-written with a single stroke plus the dot. One common application is in cartoons, as a stand-alone symbol of surprise.
cobrasc427 wrote:Because it is the truth, it was shown as a comparison, which showed it haveing the highest HP and torque for an engine installed from the factory in a Ford product, except for the supposedly 2 427 SOHC installed into to 66 Galaxie's

I might be wrong but wasn't a 427 SOHC Galixie found a couple of years back for sale in Detroit? It was missing it's drivetrain but the warranty / door dataplate and VIn showed that is was a 427 SOHC car.
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Post by cobrasc427 » 17 Aug 2013, 12:31

I didn't know we were discussing current events, I thought we were discussing the information on this site regarding the classic Cougars Therefore the only reference being from 68 to 71.

Now if you want to discuss SHELBY'S for the years 2013 and 2014, perhaps you should take that discussion to the appropriate board/forum, as I think the members wouldn't cotton to that type of discussion :greenchainsaw:

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