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cobrabitn
02-10-2005, 01:02 AM
Just got 3:55's installed today at the Ford place. I can feel a difference but not as much as I thought...although I was spinning in the rain. :)

cobrapace94
02-10-2005, 09:24 AM
Cool on the 3.55's. Don't fear the gear....
I have 3.73's & they were great before the supercharger. 1st gear is a little short with the 3.73's but otherwise they are great. Now with the supercharger I'm thinking I might go to 3.55's.

cobrabitn
02-10-2005, 10:18 PM
The car felt better today with the dry weather. I know this sounds stupid but it almost sounds like a freaking race car. I know when I get the MAC catback on this weekend that it will sound like one.

One day I went by Mr Ed and he said it sounded like a Formula One car! Freaking A! :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
02-11-2005, 11:08 PM
Progress continues as I got the MAC cold air kit on today. I'm starting to feel a difference in the car but it still seems like something is holding it back. It definitely takes off quicker.

Tomorrow it gets the MM treatment, catback, new plugs and a timing advance! There is one more thing I need to do and that is cooling ducts. I'm having some backing plates donated to me for a product review. (I like donations! :) ) If I have time, it will get lower control arms before CMP.

Once I get that done then it pretty much is going to be it for this year. Next year I'll have the panhard bar, full length subframe connectors, hopefully a roll bar, torque arm and that will probably be all that I do to the suspension and chassis so I can keep it streetable! The only other thing left will be a 331 with 400 plus hp somewhere down the road. :)

cobrapace94
02-14-2005, 04:09 PM
These 5.0's like to breath, as they were restrictive from the factory. CAI, MAF meter, headers, mid pipe & catback & over 250 rwhp & 300 rwtq no problem. Then with some sticky tires you are in the 13's. That was my reciept for the 13's n\a.
Never can have tooo much handling!!!!! :thumbsup: :rotf:

cobrabitn
02-15-2005, 12:22 AM
Well I got the full coil overs installed this weekend. We also put the MAC catback on but it still needs a little adjusting as it rattles a little against the body of the car occasionally. The result with the catback was definitely noticeable. Now it is even louder then before, almost so loud I am ashamed to even start it up in the mornings when I go to work for fear of blasting out the neighbors. :rotf:

What I have noticed overall is that the car is quicker out of the hole, has a smoother flowing exhaust, and handles much better then ever. I don't even notice the shift retard anymore. Here's what is left to have done this weekend:

1. Corner weighted, diagonally balanced, set the ride height (I'm letting a pro do this)
2. Gap and install new spark plugs
3. Advance the timing by at least 2 degrees
4. Get an alignment

Before the open track event:

1. Fix and install cooling ducts
2. New brakes and turn the rotors
3. Bleed and flush complete brake system from air

After that, it should be a go! :bounce:

I plan to take it to the dragstrip in two weeks to see if I can dip into the 13's. I'll have a set of drag radials with me to keep everything in check! :thumbsup: I hope you are right with the hp level. With an OR pipe it dynoed at 225 rwhp, I do hope I hit the 250 mark at least... :D

cobrapace94
02-15-2005, 12:57 AM
Well for comparisons sake, I got 13.9 @ 98 mph in my vert with bolt ons & sticky tires. With bolt ons I also got 255 rwhp & 305 rwtq, so it can be done. The only other thing extra I have is the FRPP extender & headers, so you should be close.
Drive it like you stole it & you should get there... :burnout:

cobrabitn
02-15-2005, 01:12 AM
I have the headers but no extenders. I ran a 14.3 stock with drag radials and an OR pipe on it. I hope these mods are good for .4 seconds?

Hazman
02-20-2005, 07:22 PM
Hey Tony
Here is your next mod!!!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7955950238&category=33741&sspagename=WDVW
:thumbsup: :eek: :bounce:

cobrapace94
03-04-2005, 12:10 AM
I plan to take it to the dragstrip in two weeks to see if I can dip into the 13's. I'll have a set of drag radials with me to keep everything in check! :thumbsup: I hope you are right with the hp level. With an OR pipe it dynoed at 225 rwhp, I do hope I hit the 250 mark at least... :D

Hey Tony, did you go to the track? If so, did you get that 13 second time slip?????
Inquiry minds want to know. :flash:

cobrabitn
03-04-2005, 03:32 PM
I guess you are not on the tech mailing list are you? I brought the 2004 Mystichrome to the event because everyone else was bringing their s/c snake. But I'll take it in the Fall so hopefully I can add a Blowzilla on my Christmas list for the Spring event. There was another reason I didn't take it but it'll go open tracking next weekend. I got my MM lower control arms for the rear and it oought to handle better then ever... :)

I'm sorry...I guess we'll have to wait a few more months. :(

cobrapace94
03-04-2005, 06:23 PM
I guess you are not on the tech mailing list are you? I brought the 2004 Mystichrome to the event because everyone else was bringing their s/c snake. But I'll take it in the Fall so hopefully I can add a Blowzilla on my Christmas list for the Spring event. There was another reason I didn't take it but it'll go open tracking next weekend. I got my MM lower control arms for the rear and it oought to handle better then ever... :)
I'm sorry...I guess we'll have to wait a few more months. :(

My email address changed, how do I get back on the tech mailing list?
So what did the 04 run?

venomous
03-04-2005, 09:52 PM
I guess you are not on the tech mailing list are you? I brought the 2004 Mystichrome to the event because everyone else was bringing their s/c snake. But I'll take it in the Fall so hopefully I can add a Blowzilla on my Christmas list for the Spring event. There was another reason I didn't take it but it'll go open tracking next weekend. I got my MM lower control arms for the rear and it oought to handle better then ever... :)

I'm sorry...I guess we'll have to wait a few more months. :(
Blowzilla for the 94 or the 04? :D. Looks like I'm gonna have to start modding mine now just to keep up. :bounce: :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
03-04-2005, 10:51 PM
Blowzilla is for the 04 and it ran a 12.72 @ 107 mph. My mph says I should be running in the low 12's because I usually run 110 mph in the quarter with it. That's just me needing launch practice.

Darrell, just click here to get on the club chit chat list:

svtcobra-subscribe@yahoogroups.com :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
03-05-2005, 07:10 PM
I forgot to mention that I got my KB cooling ducts this week so they will be going on tomorrow and I'll do a "how to" on them. I will have to get the hoses from Home Depot and take some measurements. I'll post the results on the website...

All I need now is a a brake bleed, rotors turned, and new pads! :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
03-10-2005, 01:33 AM
Well, I got the lower control arms installed yesterday. Just a few more tweaks and I should have it ready for the weekend. I have to take it to the Ford place to get the entire brake system flushed and have fresh fluid installed. They will also do the alignment and after that, it's down to the track.

The cooling ducts didn't work out too well as they are for a 1999 - 2004 and the spindles are different on the 1994 model Cobras. I should have known that but didn't think about it. So, I'll probably modify the ones KB sent me to see what needs to be done for them to work on the 1994. I will be running just the ducts with ties around them and the tie rod ends and keep them pointing at the rotors till I figure something out.

That MM stuff really seems top notch but we'll see how it does on the track this weekend. I'm probably going to get scolded for this but I didn't get a chance to heat cycle the Hoosiers so....whatever. :) I can't do it all!

InfamousSVT
03-13-2005, 07:59 AM
I rode with Tony on a couple of laps and it was sweet hell!

I'm defenitely transfering to track junkie!:D

Already got the MM stuff planned, now all I need is some money for it. But, the suspension will all have to wait until I get some bills paid off and the Kenne Bell installed!:thumbsup:

Aaron94
03-24-2005, 02:09 PM
Hey Tony!

I am glad to see some serious suspension mods go into your 94! I have been dreaming of the full MM front treatment to go with my griggs rear setup that the previous owner had installed. I have been keeping my eye out for some used stuff. I have been saving every penny for a trip to Europe this fall, so not much cash has been flowing for the Snake as of late.

Exhaust makes a 5 litre sound so sweeeeeeet doesn't it? Time for a big cam, and better heads. If you do a lot of open tracking, and are keeping the revs in the 3.5k+ range as you should be, you will have a lot of fun with a cam that has big gains in the upper RPM.

On a side note... I am really looking forward to the Knott's event, and have my reservation made already. :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
03-28-2005, 11:54 PM
Aaron,

I really like your sig banner a lot. Did you do that? Anyway, the car handled very well at CMP and the suspension definitely made a difference. Of course, I went through half the tread on the Hoosier tires that weekend.

The gearing and the tires made a big difference and it allowed me to drive the car more recklessly...er I mean aggressively. Yeah that's it, I meant aggressively. Anyway, the MAC catback sounded oh so sweet and it really held its own against Steve Ragan's 99 Cobra and Burke Dawson's 97 Cobra.

I am thinking about AFS 185 heads, what sort of rwhp gains can I expect? I'm looking into my crystal ball right now and I see a 392 stroker going in with...... wait a minute...... is that a supercharger? I must be imagining things here.... I see this Electron Blue 2002 Corvette in the front of my windshield....oh, man I was so sorry I had to go around him in that stroker... :rotf: Oh well, maybe Mike S will forgive me when the session is over. Hope he doesn't think I was reckless or anything. :rolleyes:

It was fun talking about it anyway. It's not like I am going to do that or anything? I mean, you'd have to have some $$ to lay down right? Can anyone loan me some $$?

All in fun of course! :)

Aaron94
03-29-2005, 03:19 PM
Thanks Tony! Yes, I did the sig myself with Photoshop. I want to possibly take out the blurred section and throw in a shot of my intake manifold, but I like it as is for now. I took a 8 week course at my community college on photoshop and learned a lot! :thumbsup:

Afr 185 heads would be great. I would have sugessted 165s, but not since you have supercharger aspirations... (no pun intended ;) ) Especially with a 392, 185s would be great. i would say 30-40 rwhp might not be out of the question with your current mods, and a good mass air and T/B, and a tune. Without going to a really wicked cam, 300 rwhp is pretty hard with a 302 without going really crazy. the 185s are a little too big for a 302 NA too, you wouldnt realize as much torque gain compared to 165s. this is all what i hear, so dont hold me to it. with a 5 litre on a road course though, i woudlnt be too concerned about peak HP numbers, just a nice FAT torque curve that starts around 3k, and let your suspension do the talking. :thumbsup:

Also, if you want to make the 94 coupe your track thrasher, may want to not even worry about S/C. just go with a high compresion 392 like you are talking about. i would think you would be able to get 400 hp, 450+ tq to the ground, and it would be plenty, and reliable. A guy i know out here runs a 95 cobra with a 351 block bored/stroked to a 427 and puts over 400 to the wheels N/A. :eek:

cobrabitn
03-30-2005, 01:14 AM
Yes Aaaron, a 392 NA would be nice but I see something more then that. I'm going to leave it a street/track car even if I do the SC thing. I don't want my car to be accused of being an all out track car. But when it hits the track, some people in this club are going to know it. It's not how fast you want to go, it's how much $$ do you have to make it go that fast. After seeing Lester's car, don't be surprised if sometime in the future I don't follow his footsteps. At that point, then we'll see who is going to do all of the jaw jacking! :rotf:

InfamousSVT
03-30-2005, 02:05 AM
Tony, if you get behind the wheel of a car with that much power and is set up for track, then you are going to become even more RECKLESS!:rotf: :rotf: :p

Aaron94
03-30-2005, 01:56 PM
I see where you are coming from.... However, I would take much more joy from building a nasty NA motor, and dial the suspension in, and become a better driver. Then waive as I pass an SC'd stang in the corners, and the sound of my pushrod motor with off road exhaust mutes the whine of a supercharger... :thumbsup:

I just dont see the need for a SC on a road course, power isnt all that important, at least that much power. Pace car for your street car, make the 94 coupe a road course warrior, the mystichrome for the drag strip/street. You've got it made bro! :D

cobrabitn
03-30-2005, 02:30 PM
Aaron, if you would have heard Lester's supercharged 351 stroker motor, you would know why I am going to build it with a s/c in mind. It'll be NA at first and if that's not enough then they'll be a huffer installed.

This guy had 800 at the rear wheels and all you heard was a whine and he had open exhaust. Maybe something like this would make people respect the 94/95 models more?

RF Cobra
03-30-2005, 09:12 PM
I mean, you'd have to have some $$ to lay down right? Can anyone loan me some $$?

All in fun of course! :)

That sounds funny coming from the rich guy with 3 Cobras! ;)

cobrapace94
03-30-2005, 11:41 PM
That sounds funny coming from the rich guy with 3 Cobras! ;)

:headbang: :banana: :woot: :thumbsup: And he sold his 99 to get the 04.

If you do get some AFR 185's on the stock short block pistons, you will need to fly cut the pistons.

cobrabitn
03-31-2005, 12:25 AM
So, you're saying I have to have machine work done in order to use the AFR 185 heads? I thought they were a direct bolt on with no modifications?

cobrapace94
03-31-2005, 12:11 PM
So, you're saying I have to have machine work done in order to use the AFR 185 heads? I thought they were a direct bolt on with no modifications?

If you try & put them on a stock block with stock pistons as a replacement head, you will have piston to valve clearance problems. The do bolt on. If you wanted to put them on using stock pistons the pistons can be flycut while still in the block, need a piston fly cutter.
If you build an engine, you can specify pistons that will clean the large 2.02 valves of the AFR 185 heads.

SVTCobra96
04-01-2005, 03:14 AM
i put 3.90 gear on my gt..i like it alot it just kills in gas driving the speed limit in 5th on highway im at 2000-2100rpm but through town very very fun..kinda wish i woulda went with 3.73s but what the heck

SVTCobra96
04-01-2005, 03:17 AM
if i were you id go with 165 afr heads if you dont have any power adders..they acually flow better than the 185 heads i know a guy near holcomb place that has great deals on AFR heads and such if you want ill give you his number but anways if you get heads i think you have to do 200 in work to get them right to put on..

Butcher
04-12-2005, 04:04 AM
if i were you id go with 165 afr heads if you dont have any power adders..they acually flow better than the 185 heads i know a guy near holcomb place that has great deals on AFR heads and such if you want ill give you his number but anways if you get heads i think you have to do 200 in work to get them right to put on..Use the stock heads. Anyone with a bench knows these are the shiznit, but why worry with a single adder? Set the chassis up and burp on the others, again depending on your assembly. These roadracers will suck me up on an opencourse. Again, its all relative. Set the car up to perform as you want it to.

Jimmie

cobrabitn
04-21-2005, 11:51 PM
OKay....it looks like radiator upgrade time and time for coolant change. What is the best radiator to put in? I want one that will be a direct replacement with two cores for extra cooling. I don't want one you have to modify, I want it to look factory like. Best price? Vendor name?

Thanks,

Cobrabitn

Aaron94
04-21-2005, 11:53 PM
Go with fluidyne, it is a direct replacement. I cannot remember where I got it, maybe summit?

crutch95
04-22-2005, 12:11 AM
I have a Griffin radiator in my car and it was a direct replacement. I'm pushing 500 rwhp and have no problem cooling it. It cost a good penny for it but I love it. I think it was around $400.00 but not sure. I can let you know on sat thats when I will be back home to look it up for sure. I bout it from Muscle Motorsports and the number is 704-948-1040. Hope this will help.:thumbsup: