About To Get Started On The 76 Cobra...

Discussion in '1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech' started by 4cammer72, Jun 9, 2013.


  1. 4cammer72

    4cammer72 Likes to drop it and leave it crusty lookin

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    ive decided since I got this car for free, and my 17 year old nephew is in love with this thing..... that if he puts in the work and money for a portion of the cars needs.... hes going to own it when its done...theres a lot to do on this thing but its straight and mostly there....
    as for the outside... I think we are going back to the stock white with blue stripes, as for wheels, im hunting for either a set of 15" or 16' enkie mesh wheels....gonna lower it a little and make it handle... the v6 is going bye-bye.... in its place will be a 2.3 turbo with a t5..... somewhere around 200 horse... should b e fine for this car....and should get decent mileage along with having more power than the factory v8 cobras of the era...im going to have my hands in this but im going to have Zach do most of the wrench turning on this...
    this is Zach my nephew and his project..... as it goes into the shop.....
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    little update... got some work done on it 2 weeks ago when Zach came over for the weekend...also just made a deal for a fresh rebuilt 2.3 turbo longblock from a buddy... still on the stand.....
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    gota lil more done....
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    Looks like a great start! Was the car originally white? Anything interesting about the car (options, etc.)?
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    4cammer72 Likes to drop it and leave it crusty lookin

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    yeah, white with blue stripes, white interior, v6 4sp, ac.... another family member who does custom paint has offered to do a airbrush cobra on the hood once its got the base color done....hes pretty good at that kinda stuff.....
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    Nice project. Take your time and do the best job you can. You will really enjoy the car when it is done. For many years to come, you can just change the oil and drive it. I've been driving mine for 30 years.

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