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Offline 70 BOSS 302

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Re: IS this a real CJ hood?
« Reply #30 on: July 04, 2016, 11:00:03 am »
I also, highly recommend getting your BOSS 302 advice and information from Sporty and folks on the BOSS forum, not the Cobra Jet forum....

I am fortunate to have a BOSS and CJ but if I could only have one, make mine a BOSS.  I would think a car that handles like a slot car would be more desirable in Europe with all those curvy roads you have.
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Re: IS this a real CJ hood?
« Reply #31 on: July 04, 2016, 04:00:25 pm »
Maybe it's the correct R code hood but somewhere along the way the shaker was sold and a Q code scoop was installed over the shaker hole.

+1, my car had that done to it in the early 70's. When I got it there was a regular scoop bolted over the shaker hole on the original hood. Stolen shaker is a very real possibility given no hood locks on these cars over the years.
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Re: IS this a real CJ hood?
« Reply #32 on: July 04, 2016, 07:40:27 pm »
i want to sell one of the 2 and restore the other one but can't make up my mind what one to restore my selve. the CJ are build less of than the boss302

You didn't tell us how complete the Boss car is, in terms of the original engine/trans/rear.

The CJ car is desirable, and reasonably rare, but unfortunately you've already detailed a lot of the original parts that are missing.  When you inspect the trans and rear you may find that there's even more missing, and what you may end up with is a rolling shell...assuming your goal is a numbers-matching restoration.  It's a plus that it's real solid, but don't underestimate how much money there is in missing parts.

Having a "rare" car is a mixed blessing when it comes to buying the parts to complete it.  A numbers matching restoration on a SCJ missing everything would be a difficult task here in the States, and doubly difficult and expensive to do overseas.

In your situation, barring the Boss being a complete rust-bucket, I would make the decision based on which car comes with the most of it's original parts.

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Re: IS this a real CJ hood?
« Reply #33 on: July 04, 2016, 10:05:07 pm »
If a 68.5 CJ has the starter delay, is it worth 10K more on the market than another car that doesn't have it?  I don't understand why it's so valuable.

Here is a thread from 9-2008 regarding the starter delay, 5K for an original starter delay was mentioned. I heard that an original starter delay goes for 10K these days.

http://forums.vintage-mustang.com/vintage-mustang-forum/584420-1968-5-r-code-value.html
« Last Edit: July 04, 2016, 10:17:44 pm by 69cobrajetrugae2 »

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Re: IS this a real CJ hood?
« Reply #34 on: July 04, 2016, 11:08:40 pm »
Why are you talking about starter delays and 68.5 on this thread Ken?
There has been an NOS starter delay on EBay for 2500 for a year. They are perfectly reproduced and I have sold a dozen originals between 900-1200. You are way off the mark here. Go read your linked thread again. The reference of 5K was for the original hood and scoop. It was our member Bobs hood off his bad ass fast White 68.5. He sold it on EBay. You hear a lot of things then run them by us 10K sheesh  ::)
« Last Edit: July 04, 2016, 11:16:57 pm by sportyworty »
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Re: IS this a real CJ hood?
« Reply #35 on: July 05, 2016, 02:34:24 am »
Thanks Kerry, now it makes more sense.