Jim Smart
December 19, 2006

Jeff concentrated his efforts on bodywork, paint, and graphics once the critical engine and driveline swap was handled. He credits Brian Schoenrock for laying down the busy King Cobra graphics, which took an extraordinary amount of patience.

Jeff saw potential in the Mustang II back when not many people were snapping them up for special car projects. He put his imagination to work, building what has become his own specialized Saturday night ride.

The Details
1978 Mustang II King Cobra
Owner: Jeff Minx, Mesa, AZ

Engine
351W
4.00-Inch Bore, 3.500-Inch Stroke
Cast Crank
Stock Connecting Rods
Mallory Unilite Ignition
Ford Racing 9mm Plug Wires
Weiand Stealth Intake
Holley 750-cfm Four-Barrel Carburetor
External Oil Filter
Polished 65-amp Alternator
Four-Row Core Radiator
K&N Air Filter

Transmission
Tremec World Class T5 Five-Speed

Exhaust
Custom Headers

Rearend
8-Inch
2.79 Gears

Suspension
Front: Mustang II, KYB Shocks, Sway Bar
Rear: Four-Leaf with KYB Shocks

Brakes
Front: Factory Front Single-Piston Disc Brakes
Rear: Factory Drum

Wheels
Front: Factory Aluminum Crosshatch, 13x6
Rear: Factory Aluminum Crosshatch, 13x6

Tires
Front: BFGoodrich Radial T/As, P205/60R13
Rear: BFGoodrich Radial T/As, P205/60R13

Interior
Stock Interior with Brushed Aluminum Appointments
AM/FM Eight-Track Stereo

Exterior
Dupont Corvette Red, Applied by Joe Nazimck
King Cobra Aero Package and Graphics