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Joe Travers
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Does anyone have info on the Shelby kits available back in '63-'64 for the 260?
There were multiple stage pieces sold over the counter to ramp the 260 up to 260hp. Pistons, headers, cam, carb, intake, valves, etc.
Pretty sure most are same as the 289 pieces but would like to check the specs if anyone has them. Saw a picture of the original brochure not long ago. I'm kicking myself for not saving it :(

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That is a nice engine bay right there!

I gave away a perfectly good 260 because I found a 331 for less than what it would cost to make power out of the 260. Probably not a smart decision but at least the 260 went to a good home.

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bmmaurer wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:28 am
These helped me on my 260 / 289 Shelby / Tiger mods...
Thanks Bruce!
Second link provides most of the items I was looking @ previously. If I can find the Shelby brochure, I'll share it here.
Pretty sure they're one in the same. The Traction Master bolt-on bars are exactly what I planned to do for my rear axle. :D

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bmmaurer wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:28 am
These helped me on my 260 / 289 Shelby / Tiger mods...
Thanks Bruce!
Second link provides most of the items I was looking @ previously. If I can find the Shelby brochure, I'll share it here.
Pretty sure they're one in the same. The Traction Master bolt-on bars are exactly what I planned to do for my rear axle. :D

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The kits you are referring to are "Cobra" kits, sold over the counter at Ford dealerships. You could get a Dual Quad setup, a Tri Power setup, HiPo heads, Dual point distributor, Hipo cam setup, and dress up kits. Depending on the Kit, you could get them for either 260 CID or 289 CID.

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Finally found it and ordered this morning :D
I'm interested in a period correct 260 Cobra build for my car in the future. I'm running original T-10 & 8" differential now and don't plan on upgrading those or cutting on the car for more rubber to handle what I have now. Too clean to hack.

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I couldn't resist testing that theory :lol: I could indeed print it from your link.

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351 Pinto wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:34 am
I couldn't resist testing that theory :lol: I could indeed print it from your link.
No sweat, I'm keeping the economy rolling! :lol:
The only questions revolve around the only piston available, Silvolite flat-top. Have to calculate CR w/ different heads and see if piston/valve clearance is adequate w/ long-duration Hi-Po cam.

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