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Cobra R intake manifold date codes

Discussion in 'Cobra R's' started by Bill Anderson, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. Bill Anderson

    Bill Anderson Member Established Member

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    Hi,
    Hopefully we may have an ex svt Ford or Roush employee in this forum.

    I have seen 5 or 6 lower intakes for the y2k cobra r and have noticed that many of them are dated 6/00, my question is, since all 300 cars were built in 3/00, and most all of the engines were assembled in late 1999, why was Ford's vendor still casting them after the cars were built? was it their intention to sell them through Ford Racing?

    thanks again

    Bill A.
     
  2. Robert M

    Robert M 800 HORSE FUN!! Established Member

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    Possibly an Aussie thing?

    R
     
  3. E. Green Cobra

    E. Green Cobra Bounced in the 1st! Established Member

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    IIRC they cast around 50 spares. Are you getting the dates off of intakes that came off a car? The one I have is #329 cast 6/15/2000. At one time I also had number 348.

    Also roughly two-three years agos. MP Mike was saying that FRPP considered releasing the 00R's and the scaled down Boss piece but that the Aussies wouldn't play. I guess the numbers didn't crunch, for them to do it with the R pieces.
     
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    DAVESVT2000 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    My spare is dated 6/16/2000, # 350.
     
  5. Bill Anderson

    Bill Anderson Member Established Member

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    Ahhh, that explains it then....I have 3 spares, all dated 6/2000 (day and # are different on each)

    So I guess these were to be used as service parts....thanks guys
     
  6. E. Green Cobra

    E. Green Cobra Bounced in the 1st! Established Member

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    3?!? You know how many years it took for me to find 1? All the while you're holding down 3.:lol1: :thumbsup:
     
  7. Bill Anderson

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    LOL...I think they are starting to surface ...down to 2 now, just sold one on ebay ($750), still looking for a prototype top or complete unit.
     
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    Never mind
     

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