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Discussion in 'SN-95 and New Edge Mustangs' started by richmustang1880, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. richmustang1880

    richmustang1880 Member Established Member

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    So picked up an 04 Cobra Conv a couple years ago because i got it for what i thought was a bargain. Drove it around for a couple years then wanted to get rid of it to get a 00R but could not sell the damn thing, high miles(126K) and leak at the back of the top didnt help. IMG_E2554.JPG So I went to install some H&R race springs since i could sell it and saw this :mad:
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    so checked the other side and no bueno. Too much to try and save just from what I could see. Contemplated parting it out but decided I wanted a care to take to the track so I found this GT running with a knock and decided to swap everything over. IMG_3591.JPG
    son wants to drive it already asked me to give it to him
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    pulled the motor and trans sold them both and moved on to stripping the cobra down
     
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    richmustang1880 Member Established Member

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    richmustang1880 Member Established Member

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    Motor got put on the stand will only be getting small things like head cooling mod, new plugs, and long tubes
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    and then had to move everything from the garage to the drive way to put the other cars away because of the weather.
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    StrayBullitt Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Cool project, sucks about that Cobra!
     
  5. richmustang1880

    richmustang1880 Member Established Member

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    decided to go with 2016 performance pack brakes up front
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    going to FTR adapter kit IMG_4476.JPG
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    using 15" brakes and the adapter meant i had to go to 19" wheels so perf pack wheels will go on for now IMG_4549.JPG
     
  6. 97CasperCobra

    97CasperCobra Track is Crack Moderator

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    I’ve thought about making this switch from 00R Brembos to S550 Brembos. Are 19” wheels a must???


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  7. richmustang1880

    richmustang1880 Member Established Member

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    No but all the 18" options that I saw were waaaaaay more expensive than the 700 i spent on a set of wheels with new tires. and i have 4 more 19" tires on my shelf so it made more sense.
     
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    97CasperCobra Track is Crack Moderator

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    Understood, I’ve got a set of 18” 00R and a set of 18” Steeda Ultralites


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  9. richmustang1880

    richmustang1880 Member Established Member

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    i have 00r 18x9 rims in my garage when i finally get the front end of the car back together i will test fit them and let you know.

    probably the end of the year i will to move to a square setup 18x10 295 or 305
     
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    97CasperCobra Track is Crack Moderator

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    That would be awesome man!! I would love to run a 10” rim for some 305s


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    richmustang1880 Member Established Member

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    i got her in the air and started ripping things off and test fitted the brakes IMG_4768.JPG IMG_4763.JPG
    this is with the perf pack rotor i have the gt500 rotors in the garage just didnt have them at this moment.
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    a buddy stopped by so we could yank the irs and install an axle back on his new car
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  12. richmustang1880

    richmustang1880 Member Established Member

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    Well got my headers and head cooling mod 64B3D0BE-7935-44B5-ACE4-F621161B022F.jpeg 00F0B5FF-429B-4955-96F6-8FDAA4AF5848.jpeg
    Also got the cobra irs 14” brake setup complete so my brake bias should be close to spec
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  13. 97CasperCobra

    97CasperCobra Track is Crack Moderator

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    Any more progress on this??


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    Sell me your 00R calipers! Pretty please old buddy?:D
     
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    richmustang1880 Member Established Member

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    i have ordered a bunch more parts but i still need one more order for all the little things.

    Everything is on hold right now, I put an offer in to purchase an automotive repair shop so everything will stay on hold until I hear back either way.
     
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  16. richmustang1880

    richmustang1880 Member Established Member

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    Finally had some time this weekend
    the head cooling mod is in. I got the rack cleaned up a little and new inner and outer tie rods installed. Also put in aluminum rack bushings. Long Tubes and engine mounts went in and the driver side bottom bolt took forever.
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    I also got the transmission taken care of. Did the antivenom mod, replaced the TOB sleeve and pivot stud and put the new TOB and Clutch fork in

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  17. richmustang1880

    richmustang1880 Member Established Member

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    got new bushings and ball joints into my cobra control arms

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    got the rear together
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    adj end links
    torsen t2
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    aluminum/delrin/urethane bushings were all previously done and recoated it in por15
    new hub bearings and longer studs so i can run 14" brakes and s550 wheels
     
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    Poor red car. That sucker had the cancers.
     
  19. richmustang1880

    richmustang1880 Member Established Member

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    finally got the gt back in the garage but ill have to leave my shelby outside for the next few weeks :(
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    got the rear out
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    got the front suspension and steering out
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    next is gas tank then silver por15 for the entire bottom of the car

    if anyone needs the gt stuff im trying to get rid of it all
     
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    richmustang1880 Member Established Member

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    got the gas tank out, fixed the one rust spot on the car and coated the bottom of the car and the k member
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    also got the cluster, ecu, center console and some misc trim swapped over from the cobra
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    and finished up the battery relocation
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