well the last things are done. (except exhaust hookup). i tried a few burnouts to test throttle response from no throttle in gear to flooring it. no bog or hesitiation. very happy with motor. now about torque. you guys gotta get you one of these. my tires are too narrow for this. 245/50-16's feel like they are riding on butter. the least little tap tears them loose. i will post a pic of burnout tomorrow. no hood yet. it is a shame the hood misses by about 1". a simple hood scoop wil ltake care of it. i was tempted to but a cobra 'r', but i am trying to keep the original look. this means i am going to have to get another factory hood after i make the low profile 96 cobra two blade TB and upper intake. no idea of top end hp yet. besides VCT isn't installed yet. i don't really expect too much HP until then. maybe 20-30 hp off until it is operational. shakedown first. then a break from wrenching.