Richard’s build has been one that myself and a lot of other ‘Eleanor’ enthusiasts and builders have looked up to. If one was to build an Eleanor Super Snake clone with no regard for cost than this would be it!
Richard has gone about building the ultimate tribute to the one and only Super Snake that Carroll Shelby built, which I featured a few weeks back.
The car is fortunate enough to have the last Shelby Aluminum 427FE engine built by legendary race engine builder Keith Craft Racing (builder of all the Shelby Super Snake Eleanor Engines). It has been bored and stroked to 482ci. with a T Trim Vortech supercharger. Fast XFI Fuel Injection has been added and it has been dyno’d at 815bhp and 733 ft. lb. torque.
Backed up by a TKO 600 5 speed transmission and a 9” rear coilover axle this car has all the attributes of a modern performance car. The front end has been replaced with coilover suspension and a TCP rack & pinion steering kit. The car is pulled to a halt with Shelby/Baer 13” front disc brakes and 12” rear discs.
What’s astonishing is the only remaining original parts on this car are the doors, glove box door, ash tray and a couple of interior trim pieces. This car is the definition of a ground-up restoration.
Recently Richard has taken his car to various car shows and has won participation and class awards. Often winning over judges is very difficult with an Eleanor clone as a lot of judges are Mustang purists and have no time for Eleanor. So winning even a few awards says something about this car.
1967 Shelby Super Snake Eleanor Mustang
1967 Ford Mustang Fastback Ford Black w/ Tungsten Grey Super Snake stripes w/ gold/silver pinstripes Eleanor 4” hood w/locking Eleanor upper & lower nose Eleanor Rocker panels Shelby upper & lower side scoops Shelby trunk & End caps Front & Rear fender flares Rotunda racing mirrors Shaved antenna Billet/lockable flip open gas cap PIAA front lights (3 sets) headlights Shelby rear lights New tinted glass (front, rear, door vents and windows)
PSE GT40 wheels 8×17 front 11×17 rear BFG Gforce TA KD 245/40/17 front and 315/35/17 rear ENGINE AND DRIVETRAIN Shelby427FE Aluminum Engine professionally built by Keith Craft racing (the last one) bored and stroked to 482cu 815hp/733tq Scat Billet Crank Scat H Beam Rods Diamond custom blower pistons Balanced Edelbrock Performer RPM head ported and polished Shelby high capacity water pump Edelbrock Victor FE EFI intake Canton 8 qt. oil pan Powermaster Ultratorque starter Powermaster 140 amp alternator Concept One billet pulley system Concept One Power Steering pump w/mini reservoir Vortech T Trim Polished Supercharger Vortech Hat polished Fast XFE fuel injection system Russell black braided fuel line (AN-8 supply, AN-6 Return) MSD Billet Distributor MSD HVC Coil & Ignition control box TCP Motor Mounts Be Cool Custom Polished Aluminum radiator w/Billet overflow, twin 13” electric fans Exterior oil cooler/filter JBA ceramic coated (inside and outside) long tube headers JBA performance exhaust system w/H pipe, Spintech mufflers and side exhaust through the rocker panel Tremec TKO 600 5 speed overdrive transmission Ram Dual Clutch/Aluminum Flywheel/pressure plate system Lakewood Scattershield Bellhousing McLeod Hydraulic Clutch assembly Special transmission cross member Aluminum driveshaft w/safety loop Hidden wiring (where possible) Custom relay panel
Unique Performance Shock Tower to cowl brace Pro Motorsports lower shock tower reinforcement system Unique Performance front coilover suspension Shelby A arm relocation 1 1/8” front sway bar Unique Performance rear coilover system w/ watts link Ford 9″ w/3.25 Currie Track Lock differential Unique Performance torque arm Unique Performance weld in Sub frame connector Unique Performance weld in X Brace Flaming River tilt steering column Shelby GT500E steering wheel Total Control products power rack & pinion Shelby/Baer slotted and cross drilled 4 wheel disc brake system (13″ front, 12” rear) 4 point roll bar
Entire interior/underside Sound Proofed with lizard Skin Sound Control and Ceramic Insulation Additional interior sound proofing and heat control – Dynamat and Heat Shield New vent grills, vent sliders, door grills, courtesy lights, quarter panels, Shelby “Super Snake” embroidered leather bucket seats w/G Force 5 point harness Leather rear seats in matching material as front seats, lap belts New rear seat chrome trim Old Air Hurricane A/C system w/sanden compressor Shelby GT500E center console with logo Go Baby GO shifter button, console mounted nitrous switch w/remove before flight tag Console mounted power window switches, boost and fuel pressure gauges Shelby signature gauges (200 MPH speedo, 10K tach) Shelby signed brushed aluminum dash insert kit Shelby clutch and brake pedals Electric Life power windows Remote power door locks Remote power trunk release Remote Engine start Alarm system with hidden hood/trunk switches, remote paging JVC KD NX-5000 AM/FM/GPS/CD/DVD/MP3 in dash radio Rear Backup Camera Bluetooth adapter for Phone or PDA through the radio Alpine PDX 4.100 4 channel amp Infinity Kappa speakers 6×9 in back, 5 ½ in center console Trunk mounted Mustang billet battery box and Optima battery NOS bottle and bracket mounted in the trunk over the gas tank Carpeted trunk area Rick’s Automotive 22 gal fuel tank w/ in tank Aeromotive 1000 fuel pump
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