Factory Five Racing MkII
‘Open Track’ racing Cobra
This drivin’ machine is not a show car… it’s an agile and nimble and blistering-fast open track racer.
You think you can’t drive a race car on the street? When I purchased my Factory Five MkII Cobra some 15 years ago, I bought it for a purpose: to build an open track road race supercar, and one with style.
And it was… and still is… very fast. I have fond memories of passing countless Mustangs, Camaros and, yes, even Corvettes.
I would be at the track for a track day event, and when I would come off the track there would be several bystanders waiting for me. They wanted to talk about the car and look it over, not believing someone would put a Cobra (even a replica) onto the racetrack. That has not changed.
Engine: 342 cid Ford small-block ‘stroker’ V8 [4″ bore; 3.400″ stroke]. Main girdle. Steel crankshaft. Forged pistons. “H” beam rods. Ported aluminum heads.
SS (stainless steel) one-piece valves. F303 Ford Racing hydraulic roller camshaft; aluminum roller rocker arms. Stud girdles. Edelbrock ‘Performer RPM’ EFI (electronic fuel injection) intake manifold. Remote-mounted oil filter. The engine has logged 3 hours on a fresh overhaul.
Naturally-aspirated, fuel-injected, mass airflow, stock PCM with 42# fuel injectors. 70mm throttle body. 70mm mass air meter. Edelbrock ‘Performer RPM,’ EFI intake manifold.
Cooling: Ford aluminum Cobra radiator. Spal 17″ electric cooilng fan; engine oil cooler.
Ignition and electrical particulars: MSD ‘Pro-Billet distributor.’ MSD-6AL ignition control. Ford Racing 9mm ignition wires. MSD ‘Blaster TFI’ ignition coil.
Odyssey PC680 battery; Ford Racing high-speed balanced alternator [90-amp output].
Fuel system: 1993 Ford Mustang fuel tank. 225/liter-per-hour high-volume in-tank fuel pump. Aftermarket high-volume fuel rails. Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator. 3/8 steel fuel line (pressure & return line); AN-6 braided SS fuel hoses as well.
Bellhousing: QuickTime steel
Gearbox: Borg Warner T5 5-speed transmission. Close-ratio, double-moly gear set.
The gear ratios are: 1st: 2.95:1, 2nd: 1.94:1, 3rd: 1.34:1, 4th: 1.00:1, 5th: 0.63:1. Centerforce clutch (cable actuated).
Rear ensemble: Moser 9″ Ford ‘floater’ rear end, 5 on 4.5″ bolt pattern. 3.30:1-ratio gear set. “Strange”brand aluminum carrier housing. Detroit ‘True Track’ 31-spline Torsen (Torque-Sensing) differential.
Leather-wrapped steering wheel. Full instrumentation dash with AutoMeter ‘Pro-Comp’ Ultra-Lite gauges. Two AEM air/fuel ratio gauges (one in each sidepipe). Kirkey aluminum racing seats, driver & passenger side, with seat covers. Simpson 5-point seatbelt harness for both driver & passenger. Longacre wide-angle rearview mirror.
For Street Use:
BFG ‘G-Force TA KDW’, 275-40ZRx17″ [two tires total; mounted on the Ford Bullitt wheels]
BFG ‘G-Force TA KD’, 315-35Rx17″ [two tires total; mounted on the aftermarket Bullitt style wheels]
It’s built for racing, but is equipped with working headlights, taillights, turn signals and brake lights.
This spirited li’l serpent has served me well over the years. It’s very reliable and a sheer joy to drive. I do drive it on the street, have attended many carshows, and I have participated in many local Cobra club cruise events. This bolt of white lightning is as tame on the street as it is wild on the track! You can indeed drive a race car on the street.
Serious inquiries only, please!
Located in Tucson, Arizona
520-370-3951 MST (cell)