For Sale is a Complete 1969 428 Cobra Jet Engine - $17,900
Update - 4/19/2016:
All I did was remove the background (my living room) from most of the photos. I replaced a few photos that were taken before
I installed the looped off heater hose, and the vacuum lines. All photos are of the actual item. This is the engine you will
receive. Thanks for viewing my listing.
My cost in this engine is right at $15,500.00. The fees associated with this sale are 13%. I can't take that loss...
...therefore I arrive at my list price......... 15,500 / 0.87 = 17,816.09
Call me with any questions (334)477-4146
I have gone through all of the expense and hassle of gathering all of the correct parts to build a meticulously detailed 428 Cobra Jet Engine.
You can't build a 428 Cobra Jet Engine, using the original components, the right machinist and right mechanic for less. I spent an entire year
gathering pieces, parts and components to assemble two of these engines. This is the first of the two; is assembled; it's ready, and it's done
I started this as a project for myself. Everything I gathered, and the work that I outsourced was going into a product that would be mine - no
shortcuts, no skimping - Only the best would do. I was building a car that I would drive periodically. Not a show car, not a daily driver, and
not a garage queen. I didn't want headers; I didn't want Edelbrock aluminum parts. Aesthetically I wanted an engine in my 1969 Mach 1 428
Cobra Jet car to look 100% original and authentic. I began gathering parts.
I scrapped the project and sold the car that was a Q-Code, C6 Automatic originally. This engine is the result of scrapping that project. I want
to buy a 1969 Mach 1 Mustang 428 Cobra Jet, R-Code car with a 4-Speed Manual Toploader Transmission, all 100% numbers
matching restored or unrestored - preferably unrestored.
If your car is ready to go, and all you need is an engine, then buy this one. You should be driving within two hours - if not, hire another mechanic.
This is the actual item that you will receive - Newly rebuilt; Exquisite Detail - Authentic Cobra Jet Components - Beautiful!
The exhaust manifolds are bolted in place for shipping (4-bolts each side - I'm not sure if they should be permanently installed prior to installation into the vehicle or not).
There is no gasket; Ford exhaust manifolds are metal-to-metal. Use a thin coat of Permatex Ultra Copper High Temperature Sealer between head and manifold; manifold
and spacer - All new, unopened hardware included.
The engine is done in exquisite detail. It is a complete 1969 428 Cobra Jet Engine. It is complete from carburetor to oil pan, from Clutch/Cooling Fan to Manual Flywheel
and from 428 Cobra Jet Exhaust Manifold to 428 Cobra Jet Exhaust Manifold. The parts are original 48-year old parts (as much as possible). The chrome "Power By Ford"
valve covers have some pitting, but are 100% functional. This is a complete, bolt-in, Plug-n-Play 428 Cobra Jet solution.
The cam, and valve train are new aftermarket items - Comp Cams 270H. The flywheel and starter are new aftermarket items. The oil pan is Milodon. Some parts are modern
reproductions -- the throttle bracket, and carter fuel pump, belts, hoses, fuel line, and heat riser choke tubes.
Any questions give me a call - (334)477-4146
No, I won't take $9,000.00
This is not a 390 long block with scat, h-beam, and blah, blah, blah to make 500hp with all of your ignition, fuel and exhaust components and all of your accessories (alternator,
wiring harnesses, power steering pump, water pump, hardware, etc., etc., etc.).
No, I won't take $12,000.00
It's not a 428CJ block with Edelbrock aluminum everything with scat and h-beam and 12.5:1 pistons, etc., etc., etc. to make 675hp with all of your ignition, fuel and exhaust
components and all of your accessories (alternator, wiring harnesses, power steering pump, water pump, hardware, etc., etc., etc.).
This is a complete engine as pictured and described above; all major components original Ford Cobra Jet parts. The previously mentioned items probably produce more horsepower,
and are costly, but they are not what is used and don't cost as much as original 47/48-year old parts to remanufacture an icon in American Muscle Car History. I've tried to include
every bolt nut and washer.
Check out my other listing:
A complete 1969 Shelby GT500/1969 Mustang 428CJ Ford Big Block Toploader - RUG-AE2 - to complete the powertrain in your classic muscle car.
eBay item #: 321988744314
1969 Shelby GT500/1969 Mustang 428CJ Ford Big Block Toploader - RUG-AE2
Ready for immediate delivery
Freight estimated 850-lbs, $650.00 lower 48 Contiguous United States
You will not spend more than $650.00 to receive this engine in the lower, contiguous United States. I will refund any funds not used for crating and shipping.
I will provide receipts. The cradle the engine is mounted to has a $150.00 core associated with it. The starter mounting plate has a $50.00 core associated with it.
The cost of return shipping for these items will be included in the $650.00; however the core charges are not. Hopefully the shipping company/carrier will have
some means of crating the engine without the use of my cradle.
I'll deliver 0.55 per mile; minimum $250.00
Local pickup is free
Local delivery is free - Enterprise/Dothan/Troy, AL Area
Call me to arrange payment (334)477-4146.
Cash, Cashiers Check, PayPal or Bank Wire Transfer
Below, I ramble on about parts, costs, machinists, mechanics, alternative and aftermarket parts, etc., etc., etc.... Read it if you like.
A 428 Cobra Jet long block core will typically cost $3500.00-$5000.00
It takes the right machinist and engine builder to properly rebuild one of these engines, and it's not cheap.
That's for prepping the block - They haven't touched the heads, the crank or the rods.
Here is reputable FE Engine Builder that will build your complete 428 Cobra Jet Engine for you, for under $12,000. That is, you provide them with all of your
components, and they'll build it for you. They will adjust the price, based on the work they do, but they will return to you, ONLY what you provide to them -
cleaned up, machined, assembled, detailed and ready to run. I don't think anyone could do better than this particular builder - probably just as good, and
a whole lot cheaper - just not better.
For my long block core, (minus pistons and cam/timing components) add the aluminum police interceptor intake manifold I spent - $5450.00.
Of course I had to buy the remaining components to complete my engine:
fan, clutch, engine hardware kit, belts, hoses, motor mounts, exhaust manifolds, flywheel, alternator, power steering pump, water pump, water pump pulley, engine gauge harness,
alternator harness, distributor, spark plugs, spark plug wires, carburetor, carburetor spacer, throttle bracket, gaskets, oil pan, breather cap, gromets, PCV system, valve covers,
vacuum hoses, springs, clips, harmonic balancer, harmonic balancer spacer, crank pulley, alternator pulley, power steering pump pulley, engine backing plate, engine oil pan baffle,
drip rails, lifter valley pan, starter, timing cover, oil filter adapter, oil filter, distributor
I can assure you I spent more than $5000.00 for all of the additional items to complete this engine. This doesn't include the shipping I paid to acquire all of this stuff.
Any questions give me a call: (334)477-4146