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Discussion => Cobra Jet Drag Racing => Topic started by: thefordshow on January 05, 2013, 07:09:36 pm

Title: 135 engine bay vs prototype 428CJ street engine bay
Post by: thefordshow on January 05, 2013, 07:09:36 pm
Came across these vintage photos.,..some nice details.
Title: Re: 135 engine bay vs prototype 428CJ street engine bay
Post by: 68stangcjfb on January 12, 2013, 12:54:06 pm
Check out that water pump. Not production. Also, did all 68s come with a hood insulator on the radiator support either stappled or attached with clips?
Title: Re: 135 engine bay vs prototype 428CJ street engine bay
Post by: Chris Teeling on January 12, 2013, 05:14:04 pm
My car did not.
Title: Re: 135 engine bay vs prototype 428CJ street engine bay
Post by: 68Rcodeman on January 12, 2013, 05:38:27 pm
My 135 series has stapled seal on radiator support.
Title: Re: 135 engine bay vs prototype 428CJ street engine bay
Post by: bwichman on January 13, 2013, 11:22:04 am
It's interesting how drab these engine bays looked back in the day, granted the photos are black and white, but I think that we over restore them today. I don't believe they looked that good when new.
Title: Re: 135 engine bay vs prototype 428CJ street engine bay
Post by: geraldt52 on January 13, 2013, 07:02:19 pm
It's interesting how drab these engine bays looked back in the day, granted the photos are black and white, but I think that we over restore them today. I don't believe they looked that good when new.

 :)  I agree.  I did new car prep at the local dealer when I was a teenager...they definitely didn't look that good, and the quality control was dreadful.
Title: Re: 135 engine bay vs prototype 428CJ street engine bay
Post by: mustmore on January 16, 2013, 07:26:04 pm
#10 of the 135 series has no evidence of the seal across the radiator support.
Title: Re: 135 engine bay vs prototype 428CJ street engine bay
Post by: sah62 on January 16, 2013, 08:45:14 pm
#10 of the 135 series has no evidence of the seal across the radiator support.

Do you have a current picture of the car that we could use here?

http://www.428cobrajet.org/8F02R135010
Title: Re: 135 engine bay vs prototype 428CJ street engine bay
Post by: 161854 on January 16, 2013, 09:00:06 pm
    There are quite a few differences. Clips for the seal vs staples, starter delay vs none , auto vs 4speed, ram air seals , wire rad hose clamps vs tower clamps and others I've probably missed. The 4speed "could" be a pre production prototype. The auto trans car has been in other photos. Is it possibly the same as the Hot Rod test car?
   Randy
Title: Re: 135 engine bay vs prototype 428CJ street engine bay
Post by: thefordshow on January 18, 2013, 05:31:01 am
The rear holes in the hood for the scoop are much larger on the 135 car.
Title: Re: 135 engine bay vs prototype 428CJ street engine bay
Post by: sportyworty on January 18, 2013, 12:11:42 pm
why do the hoods have the F O R D letters like the 67? the 135  cars are 5 months into 1968 production so it is not an early thing.  Perhaps for recognition?? I understand the hole pattern is different in the hood but are the hoods actually left over 67 units or date stamped 68 units? never thought to look when checking a couple of the cars over in the past
Title: Re: 135 engine bay vs prototype 428CJ street engine bay
Post by: crossboss on January 18, 2013, 02:53:25 pm
The radiator rubber was believe it or not standard on big block AND 6 cyl. cars....Concerning the "Hot Rod" test car, that was a ringer/prototype. Most magazine test vehicles are pre production and "set up" cars for that purpose. So some parts will not make production. This practice continues on today for print/media road tests...
Title: Re: 135 engine bay vs prototype 428CJ street engine bay
Post by: sportyworty on January 18, 2013, 03:25:23 pm
many Big Block 68 cars never received the core support rubber
Title: Re: 135 engine bay vs prototype 428CJ street engine bay
Post by: bencole on January 18, 2013, 03:26:03 pm
Kerry,

The FORD script on the hood is a pre strike deal. I can;t remember all the differences but there were a few things that changed in January?
Title: Re: 135 engine bay vs prototype 428CJ street engine bay
Post by: sportyworty on January 18, 2013, 05:28:10 pm
Thanks Ben for the reply. None of my pre strike 68's had the hood letters so figured I would ask. Yeah knee pad pillar pad