Re: Need help identify a cobra engine as well trying identify what manual transmissio
Your first picture shows me the exhaust has been ported. The harmonic balancer IS the 289 HiPo version and the aluminum oil pan is the one used for 289 Cobras but was also an over the counter part "in the day" . Someone has obviously substituted the 2bbl intake as on a very few of the early 260 powered Cobras had a 2bbl carb and the one you show is not from one of them. "I" would pull the pan and look for the thick hi po main caps and big rod bolts. The block is a 6 bolt ('65 and later version) so it will take any trans/ bellhousing with 6 attaching bolts .It may or may not be a genuine Cobra engine , but it is a great find. Let me know if you need more info or find more clues.
Experimental Ford parts collector.
Last edited by GT350HR; 03-11-2019 at 08:55 AM.