99 Cobra

Discussion in 'SVT Tech Forum' started by 85ragtop, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. I have a guy trying to sell me a 99 Cobra. I don't know a lot about them and was wondering if some one could give me some info.
  2. Here is a little info on the 99 Cobra

    cast aluminum block and heads
    iron cylinder liners
    compression ratio 9.85:1
    horsepower 316 @ 6,000 rpm 320 after fix (mine is 363 minor upgrades)
    torque 316 lb/ft @ 4,750 rpm
    double overhead camshafts
    four valves per cylinder
    final stock gear 3.27
    all-speed traction control
    13.0 in front Brembo disc brakes
    11.65 in rear vented discs
    ABS brakes
    independent rear suspension
    tilt steering, remote mirrors, power windows, power locks, power trunk lid,
    6-way power driver seat, rear window defrost, air cond, speed control,
    Mach 460 AM/FM cass & CD player, remote keyless entry
    top speed 150 MPH
    Quarter Mile 13.8 @102 mph

    *The above info was original factory info.
    There was a recall by Ford because the 99 Cobra did not meet advertised horsepower. Most of the cars have had this "fix" done by Ford and you can find out by getting ahold of Ford. They replaced the lower intake manifold, replaced the muffler assemblies, and reflashed the powertrain control module. After the fix the car has performed as good or better than advertised.
    I have a 99 Cobra with 30,000 miles and highly recommend it.
  3. Well I went to see it. It has Long tubes on it and an off road H. The thing moves. If I can work it out I will get it.
  4. whats the milage and how much you gettin it for?
  5. O.k. I know I am digging out an oooooooooooold thread here, but...

    I bought a 1999 Cobra Crate Engine from Ford Racing Performance Parts. (The engine was shipped from FRPP later than 1999).
    Can I assume that this motor had the performance fix, ahem, "program" already installed?
    How do I tell a lo-power 1999 manifold from a hi-po one?


  6. Check the driver's side manifold - you should see either a green dot (acid dip) or a blue dot (extrude honed). If either color dot is on the manifold, it indicates that your manifold is a "post-fix" version.