Im back with my 94 GT cobra swap track car build

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  1. aussiebj

    aussiebj New Member

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    Well i just bought my 94 mustang GT track car shell back with the intentions of building her back into a 331 stroker HPDE track car and then relising she has nothing in her not even a wiring harness I came across a 98 Cobra that a friend of mine had for one week and then it got rear ended while parked. So i purchased it from him as it has all the cobra bits i wanted anyway. Now the GT will get a cobra transplant...

    I just bought a MaxJax 2 post lift for my garage and it should be here today, when i install it the swap will begin..Any advise on this swap would be helpful looks pretty straight forward just take everything out of th Cobra i want and install it in the 94, please let me know if there is anything special i need to know..

    pics coming..
     
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    K member and trans cross member will need to be changed over.
    cobra guage cluster and interior harness too unless you feel like re-pinning stuff.
     
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    Damn you for having your own lift. Jealous
     
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    Sweet on the lift! I want!!!

    So are the plans to go all out on the track car? Or just put it together on a budget?

    Step 1: Fire up the credit card and start ordering from MM, Griggs, Roush. :D
     
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    Forgot to mention the cobra has all UPR stuff i will be selling off, tubular k member and a arms, , coil overs, caster/camber plates , rear adjustable uppers with very little time on them..going with all MM stuff..
    also will be selling off a mint camel leather interior, doors one fender R/H, one mint black tail light r/h, the car is black , Cobra rear.. ETC anything i dont need to fund the race car...ill put the parts up in the for sale section when i take pics..

    Oh the lift is on my trailer ill get pics of that also.....
     
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    I want a lift :(
     
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    Do those happen to be spherical end upper UPR control arms?
     
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    will find out when I lift here up ..??
     
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    No sorry they are adjustable with urethane bushings..
     
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    Ok I removed everything from my crashed 98 cobra and all im left with is the drivetrain , that was running before I pulled out the ignition key tumbler to remove the upper streering colum plastic and now the car wont start.. Can I remove the PATS system and hope this motor will run in my race car.. the light on the dash blinks fast then after about 2 miniutes It blinks once and then 6 times .. im thinking this is a code 16.. what does this mean.. I have tried to remove the battery and reset the computer .. I have done the turn key to run for 15 miniutes then off .. 3 times with no avail as of now im at a loss...
    What can I do to get this frigging thing started.. I jumped the starter and atleast she can crank tat way

    Any help would be greatly appreciated..
    Barry
     
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    Ok I went out and bought a 97 cobra shell that im going to swap the drive train over into that way it is all still a cobra..
    Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make my cobra motor live on the track while I have it out .. what upgrades should I do ..
    Suspension will be the usual MM stuff up front and I really want to put an IRS in the rear....if not ill go for a Levy racing 3 link setup out back..
     
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    Cooling, oil system and good tune. My car was starting to have a lean misfire at high rpms. Added more fuel and has gone away. I would run some sort of hood ventilation, especially if you are in or race in warm weather. A remote mount oil cooler would be a good idea as well.
     
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    Thanks for the info I am thinking the Ford racing remote oil filter relocation kit and a big radiator to start with..
     
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    The Canton road race pans with the trap doors are worth every penny.
     
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    I may be interested in your coilovers (front & rear?) depending on spring rate & shipped cost.
     
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    FYI here is a pic of my lift..
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    Big, fully boxed radiator. Any and all cooling mods you can do. Oil/power steering/transmission cooler(s). Heat extraction vent(s) in the hood. Fresh fluids/gaskets throughout. New/fresh timing components. And a dyno tune.
     
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    The drive train is finally out of the 98 cobra and ready to go into a clean 97 cobra shell I just picked up...
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    Nice. Keep the pictures coming.