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Old 09-10-2004, 07:22 AM
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I fabbed up the mounts...it was pretty easy. I'm also tweaking my B&M rachet shifter to mount in the original hole in the console. To do this, I have to mount it onto the trans it'self. Half the shifter will actually be past the end of the tranny. My driveshaft is only 23" long. I had thought about headers, but for the time being, they are getting hooket to sidepipes. I may have to cut the steering shaft to get block huggers in. I actually have a lot of room around the engine, so I may not have to. The others who have went with the SBF set them back as far as they can. I can actually use a rachet to take the bolts out of my tranny.

My son's car weighs in at a little over 3200 pounds. I'm going to be less than 2400 pounds. Of course, he has to brag. You know, I got a faster car than you do Dad. He claims he has over 5 grand into it so far, not counting the turbo. I laugh when I tell him I won't have over 1500.00 into mine and will still beat him.
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Old 09-11-2004, 01:40 AM
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Yeah you gotta love the low expense of older cars. I have a '65 Pontiac I paid $1440 for cash and spend about $1200 on a complete engine rebuild which included long tube headers, aluminum dual quad manifold, a complete new valvetrain, etc. Well less than $3,000 and making about 400-450 HP at the flywheel in a car that weighs less than my Mustang.
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Old 09-14-2004, 06:15 AM
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Update on my CobraZ. Havn't had much time to do anything with it for the last week. I've been doing a head gasket job on a 93 T Bird. 3.8 liter. Not much room to work on those things.

I got my mini L88 hood scoop in and can't use it, so I'm making a cowl induction hood from another Z hood to get rid of the underhood heat. It looks like it will come out pretty good. I'm going for the Cobra look in the front end, meaning the wide open oval mouth. I have to go to the junk yard and find 2 of the old bolt on snorkles, for a stock 5.0 air filter. I'll mount the snorkles to the air filter and then plumb twin K&N filters out the front, so they will set somewhat in front of the rad. I think it will look sweet as well give me the ram air effect. What do you think guys? Think I'll have a workable ram air system?
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