COP conversion 96 cobra- FINISHED

Discussion in '96-04 - 4V Specific' started by danielson631, May 7, 2010.

  1. danielson631

    danielson631 Active Member

    Messages:
    802
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2009
    EDIT: finished the conversion just need to clean everything up and remove the uneccesary crap.
    heres the link

    http://sn95forums.com/index.php/topic,52846.msg881565.html#msg881565



    ive been wanting to do this for sometime now. found a set of 03/04 valve covers for sale and i wanted to look more into this.

    has anyone here done this before? pics?

    whats involved anything major? how difficult is it to wire in the COPs?
     
  2. pp_puncher

    pp_puncher Active Member

    Messages:
    454
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2009
    Re: 98 cobra engine, COP conversion.

    there is a how-to for the 2v, not sure if it is the same for the 4v
     
  3. danielson631

    danielson631 Active Member

    Messages:
    802
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2009
    Re: 98 cobra engine, COP conversion.

    ok thanks i totally forgot there was a write up on it.

    im sure its similair if not the same to do on a 2v.

    has anyone done this before?

    besides the COPs, 03/04 head covers, anything else ill need? i

    i see ill need a new pcv hose, bc the location is closer to the fire wall.

    but anymore little things i may need?



    i want to make sure it wont be a huge PITA once i get started
     
  4. badass98svt

    badass98svt Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,148
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2006
    Re: 98 cobra engine, COP conversion.

    Someone on svtp sells a harness for the conversion. I believe they are in the sn95 area
     
  5. goat-ee

    goat-ee New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 8, 2010
  6. danielson631

    danielson631 Active Member

    Messages:
    802
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2009
    Re: 98 cobra engine, COP conversion.

    wow thanks guys yeah thats great im deff going to pick one up. save the headache of me, someone who isnt so nifty with electric/wires, from a huge PITA.

    this makes me want to get it done 20x more.

    still looking for pics of it done to a 96-98 motor and not a 99+
     
  7. badass98svt

    badass98svt Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,148
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2006
    Re: 98 cobra engine, COP conversion.

    Dan, search on SVTP there's a few fguys over there with the conversion
     
  8. duff daddy

    duff daddy Legend

    Messages:
    8,228
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Location:
    Boston
    Re: 98 cobra engine, COP conversion.

    I dont see why youd go to coil on plug set up's its obviously not for performance.
     
  9. badass98svt

    badass98svt Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,148
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2006
    Re: 98 cobra engine, COP conversion.

    It neatens everything up, but that's about the only benefit
     
  10. duff daddy

    duff daddy Legend

    Messages:
    8,228
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Location:
    Boston
    Re: 98 cobra engine, COP conversion.

    its an effing engine, its not your girlfriend lol its dirty smelly, oily....why sacrifice quality with a known system that works on some of the most powerful engiens in the world, just to make it look pretty....
     
  11. danielson631

    danielson631 Active Member

    Messages:
    802
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2009
    Re: 98 cobra engine, COP conversion.

    my engine isnt smelly, oily, or dirty. it still has a brand new look since its a factory reman (only had it for 3000 miles).. thats what inspired me to make everything look good under hood

    and i know there are no performance gains.

    this is just something i wanted to do to continue cleaning up the engine bay and just something to get hands on experience.
    i dont work on my car much, when i do, its usually fixing broken sh*t.

    it would be nice and a confidence booster for me to pull this off.

    thanks for your concern though :p
     
  12. greenscobie86

    greenscobie86 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,804
    Likes Received:
    40
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Location:
    The Big Apple
    Re: 98 cobra engine, COP conversion.

    Do it lol!!!
     
  13. Gallows

    Gallows Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,438
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    May 18, 2007
    Location:
    Summerside, PE, Canada
    Re: 98 cobra engine, COP conversion.

    I bought a harness from The Red Monster on SVTP this morning. It will be a treat not to look at that mess of spaghetti after the "C" head swap.
     
  14. danielson631

    danielson631 Active Member

    Messages:
    802
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2009
    Re: 98 cobra engine, COP conversion.

    nice i am on the waiting list. only like seven people ahead of me haha.
     
  15. Gallows

    Gallows Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,438
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    May 18, 2007
    Location:
    Summerside, PE, Canada
    Re: 98 cobra engine, COP conversion.

    I don't think I was ever on the list. Sent a few pm's and my number came up today.
     
  16. massacre

    massacre Member

    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2009
    Re: 98 cobra engine, COP conversion.

    I just put my coil backs in the back - no messy wires in front and I get to keep the more reliable wires.
    I thought about going COP after my C-head swap but I can't justify the cost of the new cam covers and COPs and wiring, just to go with a less reliable ignition system that looks nice.
     
  17. Venomous96Cobra

    Venomous96Cobra Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,100
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 6, 2009
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Re: 98 cobra engine, COP conversion.

    Hey! maybe you can take some pics so we can see what this looks like! maybe even a write up!
     
  18. MustangChris

    MustangChris Post Whore Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

    Messages:
    27,425
    Likes Received:
    874
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2008
    Location:
    Aurora, CO
    Re: 98 cobra engine, COP conversion.

    my tuner says the OEM 2003/2004 cobra ignition is a pretty reliable set up. the problem is the aftermarket sets...
     
  19. stephen4036

    stephen4036 New Member

    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2010
    Re: 98 cobra engine, COP conversion.

    bahaha dont buy that guy's harness.. I have a 98 cobra motor in my 00 GT using my GT harness, its so easy its retarded. pm me with any questions.. might be better to email me or hit me up on AIM, stephen4036.
     
  20. stephen4036

    stephen4036 New Member

    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2010
    Re: 98 cobra engine, COP conversion.

    99+ 4v Valve Covers with Cop Covers.
    99+ COP's. I got a set on ebay for 70 bucks.
    The fuel rail is gonna be your biggest PIA btw.
    Cobra throttle cable if you dont already have one (GT one wont reach)
    You will need the cobra's harness as you will need to splice some plugs off the cobra one onto a GT harness.