I fully expect this to be the most hated on car to ever come across this board...and I am okay with that.
94 black Cobra. I have done some pretty extensive mods to the car but the most extensive mod is the motor swap that it is undergoing...
-Viper 8 liter V10
-Twin ball bearing T-76 turbo's
-10 point cage built in house
-custom fabbed k-member, and control arms
-custom fabbed trans mounts
-firewall pushed back 10 inches
-Alcon 4 piston brakes with 14" rotors
-Coil over suspension with Tokico Illuma's on all four corners
-Forgeline SSP3 rims, BFG G-force KDW's
....and tons and tons of other mods. Every inch of the car has been built by me in my garage. We have since moved into a shop where the work will be getting completed.
There is literally too much work to the car to list so I will let you guys tune in as I update the build and ask questions if you would like.
Some will hate the build some will love it...I can live with whatever you think about it. I set out to build Mustang that has never been built before and I think this gets that goal accomplished.
I FINALLY got the stuff back from the powder coater ( 3 weeks late ) and thought I would post some pics before it goes in for the final install this weekend. Nothing really flashy about it. I got rid of all the Viper red and went with a textured black. I also had the coolant pipes, throttle linkage, oil pan, k- member, and numerous other odds and ends done in the metallic silver just to add some contrast. The stuff took longer then it should have but everything came out REALLY nice. Not a flaw on any of the parts. I have to go pick up the pulleys and a couple brackets in the A.M....the 2 into 1 charge pipe will also be getting painted on Monday.
You can also see the headers I fabbed up and bolted on now that they're back from Jet Hot...and yes I have to run the header wrap as much as I didn't want to. There will be exhaust heat issues and the back two cylinders sit basically in the passenger compartment.
I just got the paint laid down in the engine bay today after TONS of smoothing and prepping. Also got the k-member just bolted into place. I painted the engine bay with the same House Of Kolors Jet Black that the body is...but instead shot it with a couple coats of their Hot Rod Flat clearcoat....I wanted to keep everything clean and easy to keep looking good since it will be a daily driver. I should get the motor and trans bolted in tomorrow for sure
Nothing too exciting just gives you guys and idea of the size of the recess that had to be made in the firewall. Also you can see the k-member I fabbed up installed. Since I have already been asked that is NOT a modified UPR member. This was the first part I made for the car. It's 1/8" wall Chromoly. Sorry for how shitty the pics are...dirty lens and the black is dark it's hard to make out detail.
Got the mounts finished up for the radiator. I wanted something clean so there are no brackets or anything, it sits in a lower mount and then I modified the stock upper section so that when it is bolted in there are tabs on the inside that hold it in place. That radiator is substantially bigger then a 5.0 radiator. It's a 2 core aluminum GM Performance Parts unit that is their recommended unit for their 572 crate motor (and the inlets and outlets happened to work out perfectly)...so I hope it can keep a 488 V10 cool. I will be running twin Spal 10" fans on the backside as soon as the I finish up the shroud. The radiator is laid back 15 degrees. This gives it more surface area for the incoming air to make contact with. I want every bit of air coming in the front of the car to be doing something. Either cooling the engine, feeding the brake ducts, cooling the oil cooler, or feeding the engine.