Train and Brakes
original Shelby 427 used
427 Side-Oiler and
engine during its production run. The Side-oiler is rare - and much
expensive than the 428. It can be recognized only by
changes Ironically, the NASCAR
427 had only one 4bbl carburetor, while the
street 428 had
about twin Paxtons!
Above: Here we see
how a customer can "go off the deep
This is a 427 engine with gold-plated Weber
carburetors. These carburetors are quite
expensive - about
for the non-gold-plated variety - but they do look good. They
CAN run good, but it frequently takes quite a bit of twiddling to get
We also have mounts for
small block and 429
Ford, and small and big
You can see the aluminum
with all the electrical components in back of the engine.
braking system is designed for
and balance. The complete brake hydraulic system, except for the
on the standard
Both the illustrations at the right are taken from the assembly manual
Tilton master cylinders connected
an adjustable balance bar
- All brake
steel and flex,
mounted on the chassis with insulators at intervals that will make your
emergency brake system works
surprisingly well on both the Jaguar-based rear suspension and the ERA
design. In both, we've made the proper mechanical advantage
that it it takes neither a monumental pull on the handle or a too-long
stroke. Both systems are self-adjusting for pad wear.|
system includes all pedals arms with
aluminum pedal faces (see
with "ERA" or "AC". We support the hardened
pivot shaft and the brake pedal in needle
Like the original car, the pedals are
underneath the floor.
original car, we protect the master cylinders in a box (not
that is removable for service.
All stress bearing parts are mounted directly
adjustable balance bar
master cylinders with the brake pedal.Dual
brake light switches with dash warning light for hydraulic
remote reservoir on
at some real master cylinders, etc, installed in the
GM-based 11" x 1" vented rotors and floating calipers (shown
stop the front. Special
brakes are available for racing or
heavy duty street
In the rear, the standard Jaguar-base inboard 10.5"
x .5" solid
clamped by Girling calipers with separate emergency brake caliper.
vented rotors clamped by PBR floating calipers with integral emergency
clutch release system
the kit, with all but the slave cylinder and connecting line installed
the chassis. Also included is a slave cylinder bracket and the
link to the throwout fork. You just bolt the pieces in. All
clutch lines (including the flex hoses to the calipers) are installed.
installed are the clutch pedal, master and slave cylinder; fuel tank,
filler pipe and lines.
radiator (with electric fan)
in the business and fully shrouded in aluminum. The standard fan will
most big block street engines in temperate climes. Order the
fan if you have a big engine and live in an un-naturally hot
like south of Connecticut...
mounts on the footbox like the original
car and lets
you bolt up to most 4 bbl carburetors directly.
Except for the engine bracket, all pieces are installed on
even on our standard kit. Note that the engine-end pivot is mounted on
the engine itself. This prevents engine movement to feed back
(sometimes unstably) into the throttle position.|
over footbox (also supports the steering column)
C: Rear pivot
Bracket on engine
also can supply the engine linkage and bellcrank for twin 4 bbl
carburetors as used on the original 428-engined Cobras (and retrofitted
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