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My buddy's 98 Cobra,
we have been planning this for 2 years.
Just got the motor installed today.
It's a 5 speed, 10.1:1 CR, 4.10's, FRPP shorty headers,
ported 03 Cobra heads, forged bottom end, Crower stage 3 NA cams,
Aussie Boss intake plus my modded upper,
aluminum flywheel, FRPP 04 Cobra clutch, FRPP aluminum DS.
It has one of my 5.4 32V swap kits installed.

 

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Fts, Doh!
 

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looks like a familiar fit.... Boy do I wish I had you guys Intake though...Hay Steve why is he going with such a big gear? Is he using it as a daily or a track car? I thought that big of a gear would make 1st an 2cnd. nearly useless on the street?
 

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looks like a familiar fit.... Boy do I wish I had you guys Intake though...Hay Steve why is he going with such a big gear? Is he using it as a daily or a track car? I thought that big of a gear would make 1st an 2cnd. nearly useless on the street?
He already has the 4.10's in it from the 43k mile Cobra motor. (Which is FS)
I figure 1st will be useless now.
It will be a street driven weekend warrior.

How long till his car is on the street? Love to see some vid.
Hopefully in the next week or so.
Mine is getting the main body painted starting this weekend.
Then that all goes together.
5.4 32V is the way of the future, better giddyup guys!
The Aussie intake makes a HUGE torque and HP difference.
 

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Due to en error by an unknown/alleged "head porter",
I had to remove my buddy's 5.4 32V motor,
replace the heads, and re-install.
Cranked right up, so fast I never heard the starter.
Took 30 minutes from engine stand to "in the car" status.
Dropped it in as a unit, motor, trans and H pipe at 1:30 this afternoon.
Started it at 6:30 pm tonight.
No leaks, no runs, no drips, no errors.
 

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Due to en error by an unknown/alleged "head porter",
I had to remove my buddy's 5.4 32V motor,
replace the heads, and re-install.
Cranked right up, so fast I never heard the starter.
Took 30 minutes from engine stand to "in the car" status.
Dropped it in as a unit, motor, trans and H pipe at 1:30 this afternoon.
Started it at 6:30 pm tonight.
No leaks, no runs, no drips, no errors.
Thats kickin ass.:tip:

It took me (and my 9yr old son) about a hour and a half to drop in the engine and tranny and get it all bolted down. Pics do this engine no justice its a big bitch. I kinda jacked up my brake resivor harness just a bit, tight fit for sure.

Post MOAR pics!
 

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It looks great.
My camera is acting kind of wacky lately,
but I will try and post pics and a vid or 2.
 

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Another 5.4 32V SN95 is prowling the roads. (My kit is in there)
This one in Naples, Florida.
My buddy drove his home today.
It fit under the stock 98 Cobra hood and blanket.
Pics later this week if I can.
 

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Discussion Starter · #11 · (Edited)
Finished product.
Videos coming...................
(One of my kits is installed in this car)
It DOES fit, even under a stock 98 Cobra hood.

 

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Camera is kinda wacked lately.
Sorry about that, but here it is.



 

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Discussion Starter · #14 · (Edited)
Aussie lower intake, modded Aussie upper,
upper to lower gaskets and hardware,
throttle body w/hardware and gaskets, New Motorcraft IAC valve,
modded coolant crossover (exchange), crossover/alternator support bracket w/hardware,
drop motor mounts, CNC machined crossmember spacers w/hardware,
throttle/cruise cable bracket w/hardware, AC kit (lets you re-use your AC hoses),
wire extension kit for 3 wires (comes with heat shrink).
Also fuel rail kit for 32V engines.
Re-use your fuel rail from Cobra or Mach 1.
Also has illustrated install guide.
 

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...why is he going with such a big gear? I thought that big of a gear would make 1st an 2cnd. nearly useless on the street?
They're not useless.
You just have to actually learn how to drive the car rather than simply point and squeeze.
:bigwink:
 

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Discussion Starter · #17 · (Edited)
Commonly known as the "driver mod".
The car pulls HARD through the gears,
not bad for such a mild motor.
2nd gear hit lifts the front end about 6" (not off the ground).
Chassis is set up perfectly in advance. (yeah, I did that too)

Member [email protected] has seen the car in person at a show in Naples, Fl.
 

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Hey Birdman, what is your pricing on the kits? Is there an option to have the manifold ported for those with more of a wild setup?
 

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Send me a PM with the setup you are considering.
 

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Hey Birdman, can I get a qoute on that question as well. Was wondering if you can use after market fuel rails with that intake as well? I have one more question, what do you hold the fuel rails down with? It looks as if the factory attached it between the upper & lower intake.
 
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