Progress Thread Hunt complete... 97 Cobra

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  1. LilBerx

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    Sorry, I meant all but the windshield, ha ha. I am not even going to do a tint strip, that is one thing that the police here look for... Windows roll down fast enough to hide 5%...

    I do want to keep stock drivetrain wise. I really want to get 03 satin cobras for her, and a set of springs. I am waiting to hear from my paint guy telling me I can come pick her up, then I am going to cruise to SLC to buy a MGW. It sprinkled snow last night, but I ain't scurred to get wet. Plus they didn't. Salt the roads because it was very light. So now it's just rain.

    I did order silver vinyl bumper inserts from UPR, they will be here next Wednesday apparently.

    I will most likely keep this updated, it's something to do with my extra time.
     
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    Picked her up from paint today! Turned out great! Then I proceeded to drive to salt lake to buy a MGW short throw. And yes I am not using the pistol grip.

    Now I am getting a little grinding from the rear passenger side, wheel bearing is dried up... I already ordered new ones.

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    Now you just gotta wait a while before you can wax the areas that were painted. After that though get a polisher on that black paint and get your sunglasses on with the shine you will have emitting from the car.
     
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    So, as bhuff30 said in my previous thread about it not being driven that bearings and seals get dried up, well he is correct, I have a bad passenger side wheel bearing. I ordered the ford racing one on Thursday from AM... It will be done next Saturday when I get time. I am thinking of
    Putting 03 cobras on it, I really want to find ones with satin/machined finish, but I may end up with chrome, who knows?... AM doesn't sell the satin, but late model does, but I seems as if they are always out of stock.
     
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    Do subframes at the very least.
     
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    If you like window tint, consider doing 50% on the entire windshield, too. People gasp when I say that, but it's actually very nice. 50% is really not even noticeable unless you know it's there, but it drastically cuts down on the heat inside the car and the glare from oncoming headlights.
     
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    yesterday I have her a nice bath..
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    Just changed the plugs for autolite 764's gapped @ .054and filter... Had the stock motorcraft platinums from 97, and fuel filter... Car runs a lot smoother now. I swear that the damn strut tower brace always gets in the way!

    EDIT: Oh ya, one of my twin 4 year old nephews ran into the driver side quarter with his electric 4wheeler, oh boy I was so damn ****ed! Just a little scratch... It should wax out no problem....
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    Noobz347 Stangnet Facilities Maint Tech... Er... Janitor Admin Dude

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    LOL... Soon as I saw that pic I was thinking, "Who in the hell....".

    Front end looks great man. :nice:
     
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    UPDATE: I replaced wheel bearings last night... Still have the same sound, curious as if it may be a pinion bearing?... It honestly sounds like a out of balance tire/wheel bearing... It doesn't go away when I push on the brakes either.

    So I may as well man up and get some gears, probably in two weeks, gonna get rid of my fox maybe and buy another daily driver. I want 410's.

    On other hands, I did put on cobra letter inserts. Took me about two hours including cleaning, all that. They were a little hard to get off the paper and I creased two of them. But the creases came right out after being in the sun!

    Big SHOUTOUT to UPR PRODUCTS. Excellent customer service after having shipping issues.
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    Also, put the MGW in, with the stock shift knob.
     
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    Well, today I decided to take a Easter drive for a friend to take some pictures, one mainly of the inserts I received from UPR.

    I really stretched the cobras legs today through the canyon... We ended up going from Logan, Utah, (the valley I reside) to bear lake. From the mouth of the canyon (first dam) to the bear lake lookout is 30 miles. It is a pretty windy road, has some long straight aways and steep hills.

    http://canyonchasers.net/maps/results.php?id=31

    I ended up making this drive in 26 minutes on the way back (bear lake-logan, friend started the timer on his phone). Not sure on my average speed, but most of the speed limits are either 45, or 50 mph.

    I know, I know, someone will chime in, and say that's absolutely stupid. I have made this drive NUMEROUS TIMES. For the average person it take about 50 minutes or so.

    I topped out at 135 on the flats. Most of the drive was third gear.

    I guarantee this is the hardest this car has EVER been driven.

    The crazy part is, getting back into the valley, I seen a UHP, and logan city police sitting at the mouth, I thought for sure it was a road block. I instantly slammed on the brakes. But it couldn't have been (there is absolutely no service in the canyon). There was a van smashed into a cliff.

    This was the most intense driving I've ever done, I was cautious, and made sure that I didn't get over confident.

    All in all, it was AWESOME!! This stock cobra handles AMAZING.

    Now I want suspension mods, and no longer 410's, I want 373's.

    Here is a photo that I went on the drive for.


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    Kilgore Trout Fried or Broiled ?

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    Check out maximum motorsports for suspension mods.
     
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    I think I may pull the bbk upper and lowers off my fox.
     
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    Well, today I put on 1" wheel spacers, much better, also replaced both of the o2 sensors, much better throttle response!
     
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    I got the parts just gotta do the work.. Sounds like your making great headway to getting her in tip top shape.
     
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    Of course, I am not playing around lol.

    On other hands, I pulled 22 Mpgs through the canyon and back with a few pulls last night.

    Also I am selling the engine and Trans next week out of the fox.
     
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    LilBerx Active Member

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    Well I actually cleaned her well with a hand wash for the first time with a buddy after I got off graveyards today. Full wax will be going on tomorrow morning.
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    Dyno numbers are in, 269 RWHP, 274 RWTQ.

    Car was a little choppy cause it needs new wires the tuner said.

     
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    Well I got a photo from a friend that shows the paint off.

    Sorry I'm a picture whore.

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    Yes that's my italian self in the white!

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    very nice find.
     
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