Summit Racing Equipment and Factory Five Racing have teamed up to build a Factory Five Mk4 replica that anyone armed with a Summit Racing “Big Book” catalog can duplicate.

“What better way to show enthusiasts how Summit Racing is the “one-stop shop” way to build a car than with the world’s most popular Cobra replica?” said Jeff Winters, Summit Racing Chief Marketing Officer. “Other than the components in the Factory Five kit, every part on this car is available at Summit Racing. You can build a Mk4 as a street machine, autocrosser, road racer, drag car—you decide what you want to do, and Summit Racing will help you reach your goal.”

The Summit Racing/Factory Five Mk4 project is in the capable hands of Rick Sheley at SKJ Customs in St. George, UT. SKJ Customs is well known for building high-end Factory Five cars (including GTMs and ’33 Speedsters) and has appeared on Speed Channel’s Car Warriors.

Summit Racing is supplying the parts needed to complete the Mk4 kit from manufacturers including Edelbrock, Ram Clutches, ARP, March, Powermaster, and Melling. Major components include:

Ford Racing 427 Boss short block
Trick Flow Twisted Wedge® 185 cylinder heads, Track Max® camshaft, and roller rocker arms

Ford Racing Tremec TKO 600 five-speed transmission

• Summit Racing Carburetor/Fuel Line Pro Pack and Stage 2 intake manifold

MSD Pro-Billet distributor and Digital-6 Plus ignition

Murray Pfaff ( designed the Mk4’s paint scheme. The paint is Summit Racing’s own Killer Gray Metallic 2-Stage Base Coat/Clear Coat.

Summit Racing will be offering Pro Pack combos of the parts used in the Mk4 build. This “recipe” allows enthusiasts wanting to duplicate the project to purchase parts in affordable, performance-proven packages.

The Summit Racing/Factory Five Mk4 will be finished by late June 2012. We’ll bring you updates on the project here at OnAllCylinders; you can see the car in person at the Summit Racing display at the Goodguys PPG Nationals, July 6-8 in Columbus, OH.

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Author: Alan Rebescher

Editor, author, PR man—Alan Rebescher has done it all in a 25 year career in the high performance industry. He has written and photographed many feature stories and tech articles for Summit Racing and various magazines including Hot Rod, Car Craft, and Popular Hot Rodding, and edited Summit Racing’s Street & Strip magazine in the 1990s. His garage is currently occupied by a a 1996 Mustang GT ragtop.