Author Topic: Severe Health Problem forces sale of my beloved 1968 GT500KR 427 #2575  (Read 1159 times)

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Best wishes to you and your family.  Keep the faith, miracles do happen.
SFM 6S1134  '67 GT-350 #2339

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BTW:

I have a very in-depth 7-page listing of the details of my car to send to anyone interested.

All the specifics of the new engine, driveline, suspension, brakes, etc.

Condition of paint, interior, undercarriage, etc.

A list of everything on the car that's original. And what isn't.

How it drives, rides, handles and performs.

This car's history.  And anything else I can think of to mention. 

PM me with your contact info and I'll send it out.  I also have several driving videos, walk-arounds, cold-start and hot start examples, and tons of photos I can send.

I am happy to discuss the car with you on the phone.  In the interest of privacy, I'd prefer if you'd PM me your number and I'll call you.

Here's a pix from Willow Springs Raceway on Oct 2015, Cobra Owner's Club meet.  The KR ran fast and 100% reliably all weekend. Proof of concept and execution.  These days, I merely drive it on the street.  It is very quick, yet easy to drive.
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1968 GT500KR owner since 1982 (now running Shelby aluminum 427 S-O)
Kirkham Cobra 427

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Van,
I am very sorry to hear of this. I wish you all the best, and hope you come out of this with excellent results! Don't give up, and stay positive!
Take care as always, Scott.
Past owned Shelby's:
1968 GT-350--Gold
1970 GT-500--#3129--Grabber Orange.
Current lifelong project:
1969 Mustang Fastback/FOX chassis, 5 speed, 4 wheel discs, with a modern Can-Am 494 (Boss 429), Kaase heads, intake with a 1425 cfm 'B' Autolite Inline carb, ala Trans-Am style…Whew!!

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A couple more photos...
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Kirkham Cobra 427

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Engine & Transmission specs of my KR...

427 side-oiler Carroll Shelby Engines aluminum block & heads, punched out to 468 cubic inches. 

Built by Denbeste Racing Engines.  Complete air cleaner to oil pan.  Stage 2 porting.
(Cost $28,000.)

579 hp @ 5700 rpm  and  597 lb/ft torque @ 4200 rpm.  Dyno sheets included.

10.5:1 compression
Mahle 4023 alloy pistons
Scat 6.7”H-beam rods, 4340 forged steel
Scat 4.125” stroker crank, 4340 forged steel
8740 main studs & head studs
2.25/1.75 stainless steel valves
High silicone 1.550” diameter dual valve springs
Custom 4130, .080” wall, 3/8 pushrods
Harland Sharpe aluminum roller rockers
Proprietary Denbeste hydraulic roller cam, 8620 billet steel
Cloyes Hex-a-Just roller timing chain
Melling blueprinted racing oil pump


Holley XP830 carb, mechanical secondaries
Shelby aluminum dual-plane intake manifold
Aeromotive electric fuel pump and dual oversized filters
Fuel pressure gauge mounted on engine.

MSD Pro Billet Distributor
MSD 6AL ignition box
MSD Blaster 2 coil

Shelby high-flow aluminum water pump
Aluminum pulleys & timing cover
Aluminum radiator 
Original KR belt-driven fan

70 Amp Alternator
Powermaster Ultra Torque starter

FPA headers and Magnaflow 2.5” exhaust system with x-pipe, exiting through stock tips.

Excellent installation, exhaust properly tucked-up.  No problem on speed bumps. 

Performs and sounds incredible, runs cool, drives very strong.


TRANSMISSION:

Original Top-Loader 4-speed.

Original 9-inch rear-end with 3.50 Traction-Lok gearing.

Original nodular iron 3rd member.

New Currie axles.

Gear Vendors 0.82 overdrive.  Drops 4th-gear revs at 75 mph from 3500 to 2850 rpm.
 
Hurst T-handle Competition Plus Shifter.

McLeod Super Street Pro Clutch & Steel Flywheel.

QuickTime Bell Housing (SFI rated.)

Wilwood Hydraulic Clutch System. (Low Pedal Effort.  Stop & Go driving is easy.)
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Kirkham Cobra 427

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Hang in there... modern medicine is amazing. Has keep me alive for the past 9 years after a C word diagnosis. Hang in there and keep your head up !