96 mystic cobra

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  1. tachicardia

    tachicardia New Member

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    I've been browsing the forum for some helpful posts for a bit and finally joined. Thanks for all the info on this forum, it has been very useful in some of the troubleshooting I've been doing on the 'new' mystic cobra we bought.

    Here she is, #1981. The car's original owner was family, we are the 2nd owners. She has just over 25K miles and has largely sat in storage for the last 10-16 years.

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    ju015dd Well-Known Member

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    beautiful car, now mod the hell out of it!!
     
  3. 1998cobrasvt

    1998cobrasvt Well-Known Member

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    Welcome! Cool to hear your getting her back on the road. I can only imagine after 16 years of sitting the things that needed to be replaced or fixed but once you get her right it will be totally worth it! Congrats and welcome to the site! What are your plans for the car?
     
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    Mack Well-Known Member

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    That must be quite a time machine
     
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    Musturd Legend

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    Welcome fellow mystic owner , nice find . I'm started my to restore mine as soon as the tags expire in a few weeks .
     
  6. Frank.JD.Perez

    Frank.JD.Perez Well-Known Member

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    for real, thats pretty awesome
     
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    Welcome! Congrats on the purchase! Car looks mint!

    Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
     
  8. tachicardia

    tachicardia New Member

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    Thanks, that's the plan!

    So far so good. I got her running and have been making a list of all the things that have gone wrong - despite the low mileage. I was surprised how many things needed to get fixed just from sitting. Luckily it was garaged and kept in a bubble so it was pretty well protected. Plans... that is the question! At the very least headers, exhaust, CAI, 4.1 gears, wheels/tires and tint. I think, for now, it will stay mostly stock (I know that plan will change soon enough!).

    Yes it is! Now if only I could get the funky storage smell out of the carpets/interior...

    Awesome, good luck!

    It still had the 90's hardwired cell phone installed! I tried to make a call but it didn't work. Haha!

    Yea, it's in great shape. It needs a good detail but other than that it's good to go. It even had the undercarriage coating so the undercarriage is pretty much rust free.
     
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    1998cobrasvt Well-Known Member

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    Thats awesome man! Sounds like a great starter plan! The exhaust is a must and the rest will really wake her up. and lol at the hardwired cell phone. :thumbsup:
     
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    Mack Well-Known Member

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    Keep the phone!
     
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    DKblue98GT Well-Known Member

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    Welcome! What a cool car.
     
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    1998cobrasvt Well-Known Member

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    Definitely keep the phone [MENTION=21695]tachicardia[/MENTION]!
     
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    :welcome:
     
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    Welcome! Good luck with the new ride!
     
  15. tachicardia

    tachicardia New Member

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    Thanks Shifty & Burnin!