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By Patrick Rall
Bill Barnes, an active member of MustangForums.com, Team Detroit Racing, and MOCSEM (Mustang Owners Club of South Eastern Michigan) will be making an appearance on SPEED TV’s “Pass Time” with his rocking Cobra Jet clone.
Bill’s Cobra Jet might look like an the real deal, it’s actually a street legal clone. The folks at Blue Collar Performance in Westland Michigan, helped him build his Cobra Jet from the 5.0L powered 2011 Ford Mustang GT before the production Cobra Jet even had it as an option. So if you’ve seen a white Cobra Jet cruising the streets of Detroit – there is a good chance that you too have seen Bill’s Cobra Jet in person.
The three contestants on Pass Time each ask simple questions about the cars and driver, in an effort to make an educated guess as to what the race vehicle in question might run in the quarter mile and that is where Bill Barnes’ awesome Cobra Jet comes into play. After the contestants ask Bill questions about his supercharged, 5.0L-powered Cobra Jet, Bill will tear down the quarter mile and whichever contestant guessed the closest time to Bill’s actual time will be awarded a cash prize that goes towards winning the show.
While I don’t have any idea what Bill’s Magnuson-supercharged Cobra Jet will run on the set of Speed TV’s Pass Time, his car has put down times in the mid 10 second range in the past. To see Bill’s Cobra Jet in action for yourself, tune in to Speed TV March 14th at 7pm EST. Check local listings for specific show times. For more on Bill Barnes’ 2011 Ford Mustang GT turned street legal Cobra Jet, visit his website, CoyoteCobraJet.com.