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  1. Lanter

    Lanter Active Member

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    Hey all, I'm from Indiana and have been a part of the mustang community for about a decade. Also been a member over on SVTP for some time but decided to try and get more involved with the sn specific forums. I am in the middle of a build on my '98 cobra that is quickly approaching two years, I am a relatively recent graduate of Purdue University and now a combustion's engineer, which partially explains the long project time line. I don't have any pictures of the car together but several of it in it's current state. Feel free to critique the car as I am always open to suggestions to make it nicer or more unique (a hard task for mustangs).

    I will eventually make a build thread but for now these pictures will have to do.

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  2. Orange 94

    Orange 94 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum! Glad to have you.

    Looks like an interesting project. Combustion engineer sounds interesting! I'm about to finish my mechanical engineering technology program. Started in the degree, but switch to tech to be more hands on.
     
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    Lanter Active Member

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    The combustion side is interesting to say the least, or at least it is to me. I gave serious thought to switching to the tech program at Purdue. Most of my friends did citing the desire to be more hands on as well. In industry it seems to hold true as 80% of my work is computer based while the MET's I work with are the ones that actually run the test cells and put the engines back together after we break them.

    Love what you've done with your '94. Never see a well cared for sixer running around so that's a nice change. It also wears the orange really well!
     
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    Orange 94 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Yeah, it required a lot of thought to do the switch. Very happy I did it, love the MET program. Even though I did alright in my first year degree, the tech program is much more suited to my learning and interest.

    I'm specializing in MET design & analysis. So ive taken heavy thermo and machine design classes. The combustion stream is definitely interesting! I'd eventually like to take more materials classes in the future. my summer job required a lot of computer work, I've used solidworks far too much in the last few years haha

    Thank you for the kind words.

    Make sure to create a build thread and keep us posted on your project.
     
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    Welcome to the forum!
     
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    Welcome aboard, so far looks like quality stuff!
     
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    Thanks!

    Thanks, I try to find as many rare nice parts as possible. Lots of second hand parts to keep it in budget though.
     
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    Welcome to the asylum.
     
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    Nice Build!
     
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    Welcome! That turbo looks like a beast
     
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    Love the SN Cobra's. I'm looking forward to your project's progress as well as you finishing your studies...
     
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    Greetings. Like the project. Looks ambitious. Can't wait to see the finished product.
     
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    Welcome home and cool project! Im curious to know what you did to the chambers on them B heads.
     
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    Thanks everyone.

    I had a pretty aggressive bowl port done on the heads, but that's about it. Of course they got stainless steel valves and springs but the b heads actually have a relatively large runner volume and flow surprisingly well under pressure. The problem with the heads NA is the large runner volume and a near 90 degree bend into the combustion camber. I can only assume this was put in for enhancing turbulence as the charge goes into the combustion chamber but with such a large intake port area and volume the heads need to be operating at 7000+ rpm or boosted to truly make use of their design.
     
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    Welcome from another Indiana guy! :wave:
     
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    Welcome to the forums. Looks like a nice build going on. I actually read an article on the different heads for the 4.6 yesterday. Im 4.6 illiterate, so I was just browsing info. Anyways.....The article I read from MM&FF stated the B heads were actually the best flowing heads for forced induction setups. Be sure to keep us updated on your build. And we love lots of photos!!!