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Start 2018 with a New’ish Terminator

Not DD Material

Are you ready to buy a low-mile Cobra?

By SID297

Spring it in the air and slumbering street beasts will soon be coming out of Winter hibernation.  But what if you’re in need of a new ride for 2018?  Well it certainly seems to be time to get into a low-mileage super clean Terminator.  With just a quick glance at the SVTP Terminator Market Forum I found 3 separate 2003-04 Cobras, all with less than 20,000 miles on the clock.

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SVT_Troy’s Terminator Build

Spring Fever

Everyone loves a fresh round of mods.

By SID297

Few things put a smile on my face like amassing a pile of hi-po parts and digging deep into a round of mods.  While it can be plenty of fun to install one modification at a time, there’s nothing like blowing a car apart and essentially putting a new car back together thanks to a bunch of shiny new goodies.  It would seem that SVTP Member SVT_Troy (“Troy”) feels the same way, and his Terminator is all the more better for it.

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2019 Ford Ranger – 5 Misses

What We Didn’t

Ford got totally wrong with the 2019 Ranger.

By SID297

Earlier this week we published a list of what we here at SVTP consider to be 5 of the best features of the upcoming 2019 Ford Ranger.  However, with the good comes the bad.  While this is purely an opinion piece, we believe this list tracks right to the heart of former Ranger owners.  Traditionally, Ranger buyers seemed to like their trucks more ‘trucky’ than most other truck buyers.  So it stands to reason our list is made up of those burlier features that make a small truck more capable and engaging.  Without further adieu, here is SVTP’s list of Five 2019 Ford Ranger Misses.

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Terminator Engine Gets a Little Emotional

Manley Feelings

Engine builder’s mood really shows through.

By SID297

So this is a weird one.  SVTP Vendor, and all around nice guys, Pro-Dyno recently made a somewhat interesting discovery.   While tearing down a Terminator engine for a rebuild they found that a previous engine builder had left them a little surprise in the form of eight smiley faces, one on each rod.

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Father/Son Budget Cobra Build

SVT Power Play

Clean SN-95 with dead motor rescued.

By SID297

Just ask anyone who has talked future classics with me over a couple of beers, and they will tell you that I long believed that SN-95s will be the next popular project car.  For past 10 years or so the venerable Fox-Body has dominated the ground-up Mustang build market.  Alas, clean project Foxes are getting harder to find and more expensive to purchase if you do happen to luck-up on one.  However, if we skip one Mustang model ahead; clean SN-95 Mustangs (even SVT Cobras) can be had at bargain prices.

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