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Ford Racing shows how a Mustang Cobra Jet engine is built


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Nice Pics of the build !


As we reported earlier, the production of the 2012 Mustang Cobra Jet is well underway at the Auto Alliance Plant in Flat Rock, Michigan. The engines, however, are built separately at Ford’s Romeo engine assembly plant that has produced more than 10 million V8s for the Mustang, F-150, Explorer and other Ford vehicles. The Mustang Cobra Jet’s engine doesn’t go through the regular assembly line, though, and a dedicated team hand-builds each of the motors on what is called the Romeo Niche line. This special assembly program was started in 1996 to produce engines for special projects like the SVT Cobra and Ford GT, and it added the Cobra Jet engine in 2008.


Ford Racing was kind enough to share what goes into the creation of each engine, and has posted pictures of each step of the build process from the arrival of the engine blocks to the final testing and assembly:


All 2012 Cobra Jet engines start with a 5.4 Liter aluminum block sourced from the Ford Racing catalog (Part # M-6010-GTWS or M-6010-M54A). To begin the build, the block is paired with a crankshaft and run through a high-tech washing machine then quickly dried with a combination of compressed air and vacuum lines.


Enjoy !!!

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