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Old 09-09-2009, 11:29 PM   #1
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help me Obi -Wan your my only hope

I'm trying to find out what ford did on the 1996 cobra recall(if thats what they called it) to stop it from over heating. at many shows pl knew what i was asking but all i could get was they replaced the radiator and something else. i went to the Ford dealer and they didnt know , when the guy asked me if cobras had a v8 i left.any info would help i'm still running hot,on my 2nd fan,about to buy a heat extractor hood......
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Old 09-10-2009, 12:36 PM   #2
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You could always try this mod 1st before spending alot of $

Info on the Ford TSB can be found here:
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Old 09-11-2009, 12:47 AM   #3
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the fan is wired to stay on already and i'm still cooking it so ill price the kit
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:46 PM   #4
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the 1996 cooling upgrade was not limited to 1996 Cobras

it was also for 4.6 GT

the box of parts was 4 feet x 3 feet x 3 feet about the size of a kitchen stove

here are the high lights of what was replaced

ac condenser was replaced

radiator was replaced

radiator fan assembly was replaced

all hoses were replaced

thermostat was replaced

if you have a 97 cobra side by side with a unmodified 96 it is apparent to a blind man all the parts that were replaced

BTW on my 1996 this TBS mod did not work! The reason I only own good old push rod windsor engine Cobras today!!

There is a Mod that requires removing the rear freeze out plug in the back of the drivers side head and installing a hose to connect to the heater hose with a "Y" that really helps the cooling circulation.
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Old 09-20-2009, 02:31 PM   #5
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I have a '96 cobra that I have owned for 8 years now. The first time I took it out on track it overheated and puked on the track. After this happened, I read on another stang site that there was a TSB on '96 cobras to have the radiator and water pump replaced. I then went to the local Ford dealer to have the TSB confirmed but my car was out of the time frame to have it performed. I replaced the radiator with a Fluidyne all aluminum radiator and have never overheated since.
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