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    Default RLongo Build Thread - 97 Cobra 83mm Bullseye

    Well I've made enough progress on the car that I can start a build thread. It’s a 97 Cobra that will be street/strip car, not a dedicated race car. I will still maintain A/C, Heat, Radio, P/S and disc brakes.

    It will have a 4.6 4V DOHC with full race “C” Heads. Engine is being built and assembled by Tim Eichhorn of MPR Racing in Boynton Beach FL (Mustang Performance Racing), with head work by Kris Starnes. The power adder of choice will be a Bullseye T4 83mm with a 87 mm TW and race cover. Trans will be a built 4R70W, with FB Transmissions MVB, L/U and O/D. Converter will be a UCC unit. Fuel needs will handled by a Lethal Performance/Division X 1400hp return system and a 03 Cobra tank, with ID1000 injectors via Sullivan fuel rails.

    Rear end is Ford 9” with 35 Spline Moser axles, locker differential, UPR Coilovers w/ Strange Adj shocks and GT brakes (to clear 15 x 10 drag wheels). The Front suspension will be all UPR including their coilovers and Strange adj struts. The car will also have Wolfe Racecraft thru-floor subframe connectors and 8.50 certified chromoly cage and parachute, custom built by David Dodge at TigVision Welding (West Palm Beach FL).

    I will update as progress continues.

    Here is how it started a year ago when I picked it up. 130k miles, no mods ever done to it.


    Inteior Demo for Cage


    Subframes Installed

    Parachute


    UCA Reinforcement

    LCA Reinforcement

    Rear Suspension



    Engine (Out with the old)



    Engine New Setup with “C” Heads






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    Hotside


    Sullivan Setup


    New Hood
    Last edited by rlongo; 02-25-2013 at 09:58 AM.

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    looks great.

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    Thank you sir!

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    Engine setup consists of Teksid block, stock bore, forged cobra crank, oliver billet I-beams, Diamond pistons with a CR of 10.35:1. Heads are fully ported and polished with Bullet racing springs and retainers, manley SS Valves and Ford GT cams.

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    this is one freaking clean cobra!!!! and the built

    i'm bringing up some popcorn and follow this built!!!!

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    hahaha. Thanks!!

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    Very nice build! Look forward to following the progress

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    Ron, that thing is looking good!

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    very nice looking car! You have the best in the business right around you (us) with Tim @ MPR and Dave @Tigvision. I cant wait to see the car at the track soon!

    Rick

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    Screw the car, that's a badass engine hoist. haha kiddin, man this is going to be sick. If you can hook, this is going to be a very fun street car.

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    Great looking build! Who put together the hot side?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I8URLS1 View Post
    Very nice build! Look forward to following the progress
    Thanks!!

    Quote Originally Posted by AMD[H]unter View Post
    Ron, that thing is looking good!
    Thanks man. Saw your "Todo" list for yours on FB!! Looking forward to seeing the updates.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ponyman460 View Post
    very nice looking car! You have the best in the business right around you (us) with Tim @ MPR and Dave @Tigvision. I cant wait to see the car at the track soon!

    Rick
    Thanks!! Looking forward to just driving it again....and then some track run!
    Quote Originally Posted by RussZTT View Post
    Screw the car, that's a badass engine hoist. haha kiddin, man this is going to be sick. If you can hook, this is going to be a very fun street car.
    The engine hoist is the best part of the build. I work on some better pictures. hahaha. It should be able to give a TT 03 a run for it's money

    Quote Originally Posted by HISSN View Post
    Great looking build! Who put together the hot side?
    The hotside is from Revolution performance out of S. Florida.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlongo View Post
    The engine hoist is the best part of the build. I work on some better pictures. hahaha. It should be able to give a TT 03 a run for it's money


    Pshh, I wont be a race for you. I can't hook and I granny shift the stock 6 speed. Now, if I went auto then I could keep up to read your tag :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by RussZTT View Post
    Pshh, I wont be a race for you. I can't hook and I granny shift the stock 6 speed. Now, if I went auto then I could keep up to read your tag :D
    You thinking about going auto?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I8URLS1 View Post
    You thinking about going auto?
    The thoughts been in the back of my mind. Guess in a way im trying to talk myself into it. The only thing holding me back is I do some traveling with the car. I just went 500 miles over the weekend so I wonder how an auto would do.

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    With a lockup converter it shouldn't be too bad. Obviously mileage will suffer some but the car will feel like a rocket. I'm sure with the 57s it is probably quite responsive though?

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