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updated: May 6th 2007 @ 01:06 PM
1978 Ford Mustang II King Cobra
 
My husband found this 1978 Mustang II King Cobra at an auction in Rapid City, SD in the summer of 2001. The car had been painted brown, and its original King Cobra graphics were fading. It took a while for him to figure out it was a King Cobra since that was the beginning of his Mustang facination. He wasn't very impressed with the paint job, so he decided to strip the paint and start over.
 
The car had been sitting in a barn for years so the 302 engine and four speed transmission were leaking badly from the seals so he decided to fit his King Cobra with a 351W and a T5 five-speed. He got the five-speed from a '85 Mustang GT donor car. Getting a 351W into a 302-size engine bay was anything but easy. He had to modify the framerails and inner fender aprons to accommodate the wider Windsor.
 
He then concentrated his efforts on bodywork, paint, and graphics once the critical engine and driveline swap was handled. He got a local paint shop to repaint the car and lay down the busy King Cobra graphics, which took an extraordinary amount of patience.
 
 
 

Exterior
Dupont Corvette Red
King Cobra Aero Package and Graphics

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEW LOUVERS ADDED
 
 
 
 
 

 

Engine
351W
4.00-Inch Bore, 3.500-Inch Stroke
Cast Crank
Stock Connecting Rods
Mallory Unilite Ignition
Ford Racing 9mm Plug Wires
Weiand Stealth Intake
Holley 750-cfm Four-Barrel Carburetor
External Oil Filter
Polished 65-amp Alternator
Four-Row Core Radiator
K&N Air Filter
 
 
 
 

 
 

Transmission
Tremec World Class T5 Five-Speed

Exhaust
Custom Headers

Rearend
8-Inch
2.79 Gears

 

Suspension
Front: Mustang II, KYB Shocks, Sway Bar
Rear: Four-Leaf with KYB Shocks

Brakes
Front: Factory Front Single-Piston Disc Brakes
Rear: Factory Drum

Wheels
Front: Factory Aluminum Crosshatch, 13x6
Rear: Factory Aluminum Crosshatch, 13x6
 
 

Tires
Front: BFGoodrich Radial T/As, P205/60R13
Rear: BFGoodrich Radial T/As, P205/60R13

Interior
Stock Interior with Brushed Aluminum Appointments
AM/FM Eight-Track Stereo
 
 




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