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#1 t_sean91

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:52 AM

Can anyone lead me and my father in-law in the right direction to find 78 mustang king cobra resin bodys? we both own 78 KC's and would like to have a model built after them. thank you



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:44 AM

Hi Sean,

 

If you're interested in the body only, try contacting Kevin at Missing Link Resin. The styrene body (only) can be found in the current Mustang II kit. Kevin can sell you the Cobra bits:

 

 

kevin@missinglinkrc.com
 

 

Also, there was a complete Cobra II kit by MPC. They pop up on eBay quite often.

 

For the best Cobra II decals, contact Keith Marks. His e-mail and Fotki address is:

 

mofobow@hotmail.com

 

Good luck!

 

John



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:49 AM

thank you very much!



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:23 AM

No one makes a King Cobra in scale. To my knowledge. You can make your own,though. You will need Missing Links ll parts and an MPC 79-84 Mustang for the air dam.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:26 AM

Thought you might like to see photos of the one I bought brand new in 78.

 

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:58 AM

this is mine !

 

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:20 PM

They were/are cool cars. Not very quick perhaps but a nice running car. I think production was about 5000. I bought mine less than an hour it was pulled off the trailer but could not get it tll the next day. I was told it was the first one sold in California where I lived at the time. I put air shocks on the rear because I wanted to run a larger tire on the rear. They were Goodrich TA's. I think I paid 5,600 for the car but it was so long ago I don't really remember. Traded it in when gas prices got real high for a 4 cylinder car.  It never gave me a problem while I had it and hardly ever saw another one.



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:55 PM

mine is not slow by no means. lol



my father in law also has one



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:20 PM

Didn't revell make a model of a king cobra mustang II. Might be mistaking it for another model.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:31 PM

i cannot find anyone who has made any. all i can find is a regular 2+2 or a cobra ii



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:02 PM

MPC sorta did a King Cobra kit in '78, but it was obviously an IMSA styled car. This could be where the confusion comes from.

 

MPC-721-2.jpg

 

Here is one converted from several M-II kits, with lots of scratch building. I don't know who the builder is, but it's spot-on.

 

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-MJS



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:33 PM

wow who ever built that red one deserves and applause! thats awesome!



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:54 PM

The revell cobra street racer which was yellow. Then they put out a more custom version as part of the hot rod series. Which was a cobra street racer machine. Which was red. Thats what i remembered. Take a look at the yellow street racer and see if that gets you closer. There is one on ebay right now. Find it under revell cobra mustang.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:40 PM

I was referring to this kit:

 

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I apologize if I was in error.

 

John



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:00 PM

I been trying to win that kit online but get outbid. For the price they go for I would rather do a resin transkit of that car. I used to own a real mustang II cobra. Was fun till the flywheel gear stripped and to search the world over to find one.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:39 PM

I been trying to win that kit online but get outbid. For the price they go for I would rather do a resin transkit of that car. I used to own a real mustang II cobra. Was fun till the flywheel gear stripped and to search the world over to find one.

Just curious why was it so hard to find a Flywheel ring gear?  Ones for the 2.3 are still available from about a million places, the small diameter V-8 one is still on the after market, & I believe you can get a new flexplate, (if it had the auto) from Ford, & the w.8 V-6 flywheels were made up to '89, & you can still find new ones from several aftermarket clutch & flywheel companies. I had a somewhat similar problem with a 2.0 Pinto flywheel, but it was a rare Macleod aluminum flywheel that went out of production, & the ring gear itself was one for a 2.0 Automatic flexplate, & I couldn't find a shop that would do the swap as it needed to be drilled to fit the flywheels rivets, & they had half the hole on the flywheel, & half in the ring gear. made me cry to have to scrap a $200 (1978 dollars) flywheel.



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Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:10 AM

mine is not slow by no means. lol



my father in law also has one

 

Mine was completly stock and I think the 302 only had about 130 hp back then. It was not a very quick car by no means when stock. I think even the Corvettes with 350's back then only had 180 or 190 hp. Things are much better now.  What engine and mods are in your KC ?



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Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:30 AM

mine has a 5.0 h.o block from a fox body mustang thats stroked to a 306 , has eagle rods kieth black pistons, edelbrock tourqer II intake 93 Cobra heads with valve job and port and polish. it has a lunati voodoo 571 lift cam 231 duration. edelbrock 750 cfm, underdrive pullies. built c4 with 2800 stall, aluminum driveshaft, and a 9" rear. i had the car on the local truck scale and it only ways a little under 2400lbs.



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Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:31 PM

Apparently the ring gear for the v-8 for manual trans was unique to that application due to its size. I work in the auto parts business and couldn't locate a replacement ring gear anywhere. Ford had even discontinued it. So i had the machine shop reverse the ring gear i had and tack it in place on the flywheel put it back together and sold it. As you stated theauto flexplates are easier to find.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 01:28 PM

Let me try to be more specific...
I am not aware of anyone that makes a GOOD King Cobra resin trans kit.

So... you will need the Mustang II resin trans kit from Missing Link (OR Blue Oval ResinWorks).
For the rear spoiler. (Missinglinks includes the hood scoop)
The front Pacecar/ Cobra/ GT air dam from any one of the 79-84 MPC Mustang kits (except the Turbo cobra)
You'll need to either scratch build the side skirts, or modify them from an MPC Svo.

Good Luck.

Edited by Abell82, 22 December 2012 - 02:58 PM.