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barry8108
08-02-2004, 02:03 AM
a friend wants to sell his 98 cobra hardtop, 78000 miles for $9000, anything special about this year i should look for?, thanks

Flagman
08-02-2004, 07:11 PM
a friend wants to sell his 98 cobra hardtop, 78000 miles for $9000, anything special about this year i should look for?, thanks

Not really. Seems Ford had most of the serious problems worked out by the '98 model year. There was a recall for the parking brake pawl and the front brake hoses are suspect for open track use (you can just upgrade to '99 hoses). Still has the crappy BW T-45 trans but, if the car was built after January, it might have the (slightly) better Tremec assembled unit.

venomous
08-02-2004, 07:33 PM
98 was the year they took the clock pod out of the dash! :thumbsup:

tcrews
08-02-2004, 09:30 PM
98 was the year they took the clock pod out of the dash! :thumbsup:
And removed the strut tower brace.

venomous
08-02-2004, 10:00 PM
The 95 cobra I got did not come with a strut tower brace. :doubt: hmm....

cobrabitn
08-02-2004, 10:09 PM
Tom,

Will a 96/97 strut tower brace fit my 94 Cobra? Inquiring minds want to know.... :doubt:

Tony

tcrews
08-02-2004, 10:35 PM
Tom,

Will a 96/97 strut tower brace fit my 94 Cobra? Inquiring minds want to know.... :doubt:

Tony
I don't know but I suspect it would...the shock towers didn't move as far as I know. Unless there are some engine pieces/parts that would be in the way.

cobrabitn
08-02-2004, 10:40 PM
I'm thinking maybe the 5.0 intake sits higher or wider then the 4.6?

venomous
08-02-2004, 10:46 PM
Tom,

Will a 96/97 strut tower brace fit my 94 Cobra? Inquiring minds want to know.... :doubt:

Tony
The strut tower bolts different to the cowl on the 94-95 than the 96-98! :thumbsup: