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post #1 of 9 Old 01-23-2005, 10:07 PM
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buying a mustang

ok i am 15 and my dad has always had a musatng but just this past year he got a divorce he took the boat over his sick 96 gt that i was gonna when i turned 16 i turn 16 in march but any way we came across a 1986 mustang GT conv. it needs work new back window a little whold in the floor panel about 3"s and we got it for $800 good tires awsome engine well we looked at it today he started it for would not start so hes pops the hood it had cobra engine in it it said on the intake manafold "5.0L HO cobra and on the head covers it said cobra and when i reved it up it sounded sweeeeeet but i looked up on them but never found anything it says gt on the side of the car and eveything but it has a conra engine i was just how much do u guys think is in this thank
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post #2 of 9 Old 01-23-2005, 10:08 PM
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sry i ment how much horsepower is in this car and is it called a mustang gt cobra
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It's extremely hard to say because nobody knows what is in the engine. What it sounds like to me is that the previous owner took the stock intake manifold off and put an aftermarket Cobra intake on it. Same goes for the heads, more than likely the valve covers are aftermarket ford valve covers that have "Cobra" embossed in them.
The 94-95 Mustang Cobra engines had 240hp so it's possible that they swapped one of them in there, but its also possible that they did what i said above, and just put those parts on it. (which is very common)

Good luck with the new car!!!



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post #4 of 9 Old 01-24-2005, 08:42 PM
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thanks i'll prolly get clean up and then prolly gonna run it on the dyno
post #5 of 9 Old 01-25-2005, 08:04 AM
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Cool, let us know how it comes out.
As for the hole in the floor if there isn't rust all around the hole you can get away with just having somebody weld a small piece of sheet metal in there.



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post #6 of 9 Old 02-15-2005, 09:02 PM
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hey i have a pic of my car right before my dad does a burn out in it he said he has driven lots of fast cars he has a 78 trams amm 350 firebird and he has a 94 vette and he has driven plenty of 5.0 mustangs when we took it out he said that has never driven anything like that he said its faster then any other he has ever driven well here is the pic[img][/url]
post #7 of 9 Old 02-15-2005, 09:03 PM
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i have no idea how to post a pic
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post #8 of 9 Old 02-16-2005, 08:38 PM
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To post a picture it needs to be hosted somewhere. If you have the picture hosted somewhere then all you do is post the url of the image between the two IMG tags like this:
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IF you don't have the picture hosted anywhere, feel free to e-mail me the picture and i'll host if for you and post it here.
The next version of this forum should hopefully have an upload feature where you'll be able to host your images.



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post #9 of 9 Old 03-10-2005, 03:31 PM
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This car sounds like it has been modded a little... get a picture of the motor and post it up... I also drive an '86 GT... I just rebuilt my motor... there are a few flaws in the design on the 86... the engine uses speed density as apposed to mass air, so an aftermarket camshaft needs to have a similer duration to stock in order to keep manifold preasure up... if you dont choose a cam this way, you will most likely have BAD idle problems... the other thing to worry about is changing heads... the pistons on these do not offer clearance for larger valves... honestly, if you want better heads, look at powerheads(do a google search on em)... or look into a stock 88-93 E7 casting... im running an e7 casting on the new motor with extensive port work and they work GREAT! the other thing you will want to get done RIGHT away on this car is rear axle gearing... these cars come with a REALY crappy 2.90(?) gear in the axle... even 3.55 or 3.73 would be much better... ****! even the 3.08 fro 87-93 would be better! good luck!
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