Classic SVT Upgrades Abound.
The 1996 SN-95 Cobra saw the introduction of the 4-Valve 4.6L all-aluminum Modular V8. At the time, these free-breathing engines were revolutionary. However, as time has marched on the 305HP Cobra engines have become a bit tame for many’s tastes. Luckily, with a few popular modifications you can add a new level of performance to your ‘soon-to-be-classic’ SVT.
That’s exactly what SVTP Member 98-svt-stang (“Andrew”) decided to do when he set out to tackle a head swap on his 1998 SVT Cobra. While the SN-95 factory equipped B-Heads are known for their ability to move large amounts of air at high RPMs, their dual-port design was never really accepted by the aftermarket. As such, hi-po part options are a bit more limited for the B-Heads than for the later C-Heads.
Andrew selected a Mach-1 Intake Manifold and ARP Studs to compliment the L&M prepped C-Heads that he was able to snag. In a wise move of stretching the power-per-dollar equation, Andrew decided to reuse his factory 1998 Cobra camshafts. Some may be unaware, but the SN-95 Cobra cams were the most aggressive factory install modular bump-sticks offered by Ford. Some custom powder coated valve covers and some coating work on the intake was also on deck for this build. This round of largely factory-based mods was capped off with a dyno run, but to see those results you’ll need to check out Andrew’s full build thread below: