View Full Version : '96 Cobra, Vorteched and Forged

03-04-2009, 09:57 AM
It's time to sell Black Betty. This is an Alabama car, never any snow or salt. 121,000 on the body; about 15,000 on the engine. Overall very nice shape, used but not abused. The tune is very conservative, there's a lot more power there, especially if you add charge cooling. It needs tires. If I were keeping it I would also replace the exhaust, I think there is a minor leak somewhere.

Rebuilt by Modular Powerhouse. Teksid aluminum block, forged crank, forged pistons and rods, six bolt main bearing caps, 5 angle valve job (DOHC, 32 valve), 8.5:1 compression
FRPP 42lb/hr injectors, dual Walbro 255lph pumps
Vortech S-trim Supercharger with GT impeller, Reichard Pulley, Mongoose Power Pipe, 90mm MAF and K&N filter in fender well. 15psi peak boost.
BBK long tube headers, X-pipe, Magnaflow cat-back
Energy Suspension urethane engine and transmission mounts
Fluidyne radiator, 98 Cobra fan and A/C condenser.

Drive Train:
FMS aluminum drive shaft
B&M Ripper Shifter
04 Cobra clutch and aluminum flywheel, UPR Rapid Release quadrant and Extreme adjuster, Steeda adjustable pedal stop

Suspension and Chassis:
Front: KYB AGX struts, 03 Cobra steering rack
Rear: KYB AGX shocks, KYB Gas-A-Just lateral links, Pro3i Race lower control arms, Steeda HD upper control arms
FRPP M-5300-C Springs
Steeda Caster/Camber Plates
FRPP M-5478-D sub-frame connectors

Front: 13.0 in. Brembo vented disk, PBR twin-piston caliper, Goodridge braided stainless steel lines, quick release caliper pins, custom fabricated cooling ducts
Rear: 11.65 in. Brembo vented disk, single-piston caliper
Performance Friction Z pads

Wheels and Tires:
95 Cobra R with BFG KDW 275/40-17

Safety, Convenience and Appearance:
Autopower race roll bar with Longacre SFI padding
Ultra-Shield padded six point harnesses
Sullivan Racing Products aluminum pedal covers
Raptor shift light
Autometer Phantom boost and fuel pressure gauges
Oil pressure gauge modified to show true pressure
MGW Cobra shift knob
04 Cobra wiper blades
Clear corner markers
Tinted windows
Sequential turn signals
Cobra snake Grille badge

$10,000. You couldn't duplicate the engine for that.

For SCMC members only: $9200

For fast response email speedracer815 at yahoo dot com






03-09-2009, 08:34 AM
Monday morning bump.

03-09-2009, 12:14 PM

That's a great price for that car, engine and mods. I hope you find a decent buyer in this economy.

03-09-2009, 11:39 PM
Man, I miss have a street car. If only I hadn't just bought a truck! :D

03-12-2009, 08:42 AM
Jeff and Jimmy,
Good to hear from you guys. I think the season is still a little early, but we'll see what happens. Jimmy, sell that truck and let's talk :D

03-19-2009, 08:53 AM
Still for sale.

03-23-2009, 09:11 AM
Special SCMC member price: $9200

03-23-2009, 04:22 PM
Tom...what kind of power is the Cobra putting down??

Good luck with the sale....looks like an amazing car.

03-27-2009, 08:40 AM
She put down 477 rwhp on the dyno, but the tune is very rich. Lot's more potential with a retune, especially if you add charge cooling.

Vols Fan
03-28-2009, 11:04 PM
By cooling charge you mean a Vortech aftercooler setup?

03-30-2009, 08:44 AM
The Vortech Aftercooler is one way to go. You could also put in an air-air cooler or use water/alcohol injection.

04-06-2009, 09:01 AM
Still available.

04-27-2009, 08:28 AM
Title in hand and ready to go!

05-03-2009, 06:20 PM

05-03-2009, 06:24 PM
Looks like things are looking up for you Tom...now when are you going to get that Shelby GT 500? :doubt:

05-03-2009, 06:27 PM
The Cobra wasn't getting any use, so I'm not planning to replace it immediately. We'll be doing some sailing and biking and maybe long term build a nice street V8 Miata.