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My new 1997 Cobra, original owner, 18,500 miles! Crystal White

Discussion in 'SN95 Cobras' started by crr084, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. crr084

    crr084 Member Established Member

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    Bought this gem after regretfully selling my Rio Red 1997 back in September 2014. Bought from the original owner. I have nearly all the original parts and manuals. I will not be selling this vehicle, its my baby.

    Heres the specs:

    1997 MUSTANG COBRA PERFORMANCE MODS
    Over $55,000 invested in parts and labor.
    Dyno tested at 335 rwhp (approx. 385 hp at flywheel)
    At least 100 lb. lighter than stock

    ENGINE
    • Stock block and heads. 4.6 L (281 cu. in.) displacement. 4-valve DOHC “B” heads.
    • Comp Cams XE254BH-116 (.425 in. lift intake & exhaust, 218° duration @ .050” valve lift)
     (stock cams have .394 in. lift intake & exhaust, 184° intake & 194° exhaust)
     New stock valve springs and seals (32) installed Sept. 2010
    • Adjustable cam timing gears
    • Paul’s High Performance Stage 2 ported intake manifold
    • Accufab oval throttle body
    • ’98 intake manifold runner control (IMRC), left & right, phenolic housings
    • C&L cold air intake (80 mm MAF sensor, black anodized, K&N air filter)
    • Superchips (SCT) plug-in chip
    • Canton alum. road racing oil pan, 7 qt. capacity, black powder coated
    • Canton windage tray
    • Maximum Motorsports remote oil filter kit w/ Ford Racing FL-1HP filter (1 qt.)
    • Mobil 1 5W30 oil, 8 quarts
    • Steeda underdrive pulleys

    IGNITION
    • Accufab billet crankshaft timing trigger wheel
    • MSD DIS-4 Plus ignition box
    • MSD ignition (tach) adapters (2)
    • MSD coil packs (2)
    • MSD 8.5 mm dia. spark plug wires
    • NGK TR6 spark plugs
    • Odyssey PC680 half-size battery w/ Thermo-Tec battery blanket
    • Custom alum. battery holder and MSD ignition bracket assembly

    EXHAUST
    • BBK 1 5/8 in. dia. long tube headers, ceramic coated
    • BBK X-pipe w/ high flow cats, ceramic coated
    • BBK oxygen sensor extension harnesses
    • Magnaflow mufflers and tail pipes, stainless steel

    FUEL SYSTEM
    • Steeda/Fuel Safe 20 gallon fuel cell
    • Aeromotive fuel rails and braided large diameter fuel & return lines
    • Aeromotive pressure regulator and gauge
    • Ford fuel injectors, 30 lb/hr
    • Walbro 255 l/hr fuel pump

    COOLING SYSTEM
    • Fluidyne radiator
    • Meziere electric water pump
    • 180 degree thermostat
    • 1 qt. Redline Water Wetter, 1 gal. antifreeze/coolant, 2 gal. distilled water


    DRIVE TRAIN
    • Spec billet aluminum flywheel
    • Spec 2+ clutch assy w/ alum. pressure plate option
    • Maximum Motorsports alum. clutch quadrant and heavy duty cable
    • MGW 5 speed shifter w/ inner dust boot
    • Ford Racing aluminum driveshaft
    • Ford 4.10:1 ring & pinion gears, speedometer gears
    • Ford SVO alum differential cover
    • Eaton Posi LSD differential and new bearings
    • Redline 75W90 synthetic oil w/ friction modifier
    • Superior 28-spline axle & bearing kit

    SUSPENSION
    • All parts from Steeda Autosports unless noted otherwise
    • Lightweight K-member
    • Full length subframe connectors, welded in, zinc plated & painted
    • 5-link II rear suspension system w/ panhard bar
    • Alum. rear lower control arms w/ urethane bushings
    • Competition front (700-850 lb/in) & rear (350 lb/in) springs
    • Tokico D-spec adjustable struts and shocks
    • Aluminum caster/camber plates
    • Front strut tower brace, chrome-moly
    • G-Trac bar
    • Rear shock tower bar
    • X2 balljoints and bumpsteer kit
    • Tubular front sway bar w/ alum. bushings
    • Adjustable rear sway bar
    • Polyurethane offset A-arm bushings
    • Polyurethane front and rear spring isolators
    • Polyurethane steering rack bushings
    • Energy Suspension polyurethane motor mounts
    • Flaming River steering shaft
    • Ford steering limiters
    • Razor’s Edge alum. bumper supports, front and rear

    BRAKES
    • Stock Cobra calipers front and rear
    • Russell stainless steel braided brake lines, front & rear
    • Racing Brake front and rear slotted rotors
    • Stock brake pads (street)
    • Hawk HP+ pads (track)
    • Hawk HT-10 front pads and Blue rear pads (track)
    • Quantum / Kenny Brown front brake cooling ducts
    • ATE Super Blue brake fluid, 530 °F

    WHEELS & TIRES
    • 1995 Mustang Cobra R wheels, 17.0 x 9.0 in., locking lug nuts (street)
    • B.F. Goodrich G-Force KD radials, 255/40YR-17 front, 275/40YR-17 rear (street)
    • Enkei RPF1 wheels, silver finish, 18 x 9.5 in. w/ 38mm offset (track)
    • B.F. Goodrich G-Force R1 radials, P265/35ZR-18 front, P275/35ZR-18 rear (track)
    • Maximum Motorsports 1/8 in. thick alum. wheel spacers, rear

    EXTERIOR
    • Trunk mounted race wing (track)
    • Ford Racing chin spoiler
    • Cobra emblem for front grill
    • 14 inch radio antenna, black
    • Custom fit car cover, Sunbrella material

    INTERIOR
    • Recaro seats, 2000 Mustang Cobra R
    • Ford Bullitt pedals
    • Cobra front floor mats
    • MSD digital shift light
    • Dual gauge A-pillar pod
    • Autometer water & oil temp gauges, Ford logo
    • Custom heel ‘n toe brake pedal (track)
    • Sparco harness bar (track)
    • Schroth 5-point racing harnesses (track)
    • Amarex halon 2.5 lb fire extinguisher (track)
    • Brey Krause quick release fire extinguisher mount (track)
    • Custom fire extinguisher bracket (track)

    ACCESSORIES
    • Longacre portable air tank
    • Longacre Acculevel digital angle gauge, camber adjustment
    • Longacre tire pressure gauge
    • Longacre Accutech tire temperature gauge
    • Camber adjustment bar for 18 inch Enkei wheels

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    The only other thing I am interested in doing is possibly supercharging or turbo charging this vehicle. Curious how much HP the motor is capable of handling with the listed mods. If I'm going to do either option it will either be a hellion twin turbo or a procharger/vortech with intercooler.

    Please give me your thoughts on what would be best. Would like over 500 HP, a street car not a track car.
     
  2. FEARLEZ

    FEARLEZ Member Established Member

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    Beautiful car man absolutely love it congrats!
     
  3. thetvirus

    thetvirus New Member Established Member

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    If the paint is original factory crystal white, better keep it in a climate controlled garage. The white paint on these cars is almost guaranteed to randomly flake off in big chunks eventually. Every white sn95 I have seen has done this, around the rear license plate, top of rear fenders and the doors.
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2015
  4. 2DXTRM

    2DXTRM Pushrod 5.0 Established Member

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    Nice list of upgrades!!
     
  5. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    That's quite a find. Congratulations. What a huge list of mods. Before even thinking about going with a power adder, get it on a dyno and see how much power/torque it's making. I'd probably be content with the car as is. But if you want more power, go for it. Enjoy your Cobra. Nice that you found a suitable replacement for your Rio Red '97.
    :beer:
     
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  6. ThePrancingPony

    ThePrancingPony New Member Established Member

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    Very Nice.

    I had a Vortech supercharged '98 but the motor was built by Sean Hyland Motorsports, so lower compression. Can't remember the exact figures.

    IMHO your car is nice as is. I wouldn't go FI with it.
     
  7. crr084

    crr084 Member Established Member

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    Dyno tested at 335 rwhp (approx. 385 hp at flywheel). Original paint, flawless
     
  8. D2Fresh16

    D2Fresh16 Active Member Established Member

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    Wow beautiful car, congrats!
     
  9. JCP281

    JCP281 Corner Carvin Established Member

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    Nice! I am hoping I can find a low mile Cobra in this condition. This is encouraging.
     
  10. SKMCOBRA

    SKMCOBRA Just the Facts Established Member

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    What are 96-98's bringing these days? I too sold my 97 Rio Red Cobra over two years ago and want it back. I sold it for $9k with 62k miles and was the third owner. I owned it for 9 years and put about $11k in exhaust, suspension, and other tasteful mods. Looked bone stock other than the wheels and Corbaeu seats. I hope to buy it back some day and park it next to the 2001 Z06 I replaced it with.
     
  11. conway2004

    conway2004 Member Established Member

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    Very nice find ! I picked up a 95 crystal white cobra with 31,000 miles all original last August.
     
  12. tiger4life

    tiger4life New Member Established Member

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    Wow, hopefully you put a few more miles on it than the last owner.
     
  13. outlw

    outlw New Member Established Member

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    I have a 1994 with only 2450 miles on it. Yes only 2,450 miles.

    Crystal white spotless. Stored heated garage

    Asking 20K
    located in Michigan
     
  14. JRMotorsports55

    JRMotorsports55 Member Established Member

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    Very nice!
     
  15. Prototype007

    Prototype007 Active Member Established Member

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    You've got a real jewel! White looks awesome on these cars!
     

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