Build Thread 1978 King Cobra Build

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Vic1978

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Cleaned up some brackets, painted and installed them. Smog pump, power steering pump and alternator brackets. However I’m missing one small bracket that attaches to the passenger side head.

If you have one, I’d would buy it from you.
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Looking at all carb connection differences. I bought the Ford throttle kit and the plate kit to help the throttle bracket alignment. Anyone have a picture of what theirs looks like?

Doesn’t quite want to fit.
 

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I have a question about what I think is the temperature sending unit wire hook up. The one that I believe attaches to the sending unit is a connection with a red rubber protection piece. The connection has a two “prong” connection to the sending unit.

All of the sending units I have seen and the one I bought has a single prong connection. What gives? How are you guys hooking this up to the original connector?

Any help is appreciated. Thank you
 

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damn thats a sexy build.

you gonna do anything about the suspension or brakes?
My brother helped me with the rear drums, new brake shoes. I replaced the front calipers and brakes are ok but need to replace all rubbers/bushings in the front suspension.

Wants to slightly drift right/left when I press the brakes.

Any suggestions as to where to get a good front end bushing kit?
 

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Sent the engine for a rebuild. Stock short block rebuild with KB pistons, AFR 165 aluminum heads, Comp Cams XE268H Cam, roller tip rockers, Edelbrock alum intake, Edelbrock 600 carb.

Your Kings looking great, I assume that custom length pushrods were needed with that combination?