I picked up a 98 cobra last fall to use as a daily driver/auto-x/open track car.
It was BONE stock when I picked it up from the Lady that had it since new.
This post is a Combination of post that I made on our local SVTOA site so it may not flow well but you can get the idea.
Here are the details:
1998 White Cobra Coupe.
1 owner / lady driven
Bone stock (nothing..big plus for me)
Saddle interior (will work on that)
I have added the new EVAP purge valve, and new PCV valve, will get the oil changed today. I also picked up a new fuel filter that I hope to get in tonight/tomorrow. Window tint, New Seats (Black cloth), New Carpet (Balck), and a rear seat delete (black) will be the 1st "mods" after I get all the fluids etc taken care of (plugs, wires and so on). Then maybe look at the exhaust, gears, CAI, and subframes at somepoint.
I will keep the mods to a Min but I will add a few things here and there. I want to use it as a daily driver and get it on open track coruses a couple of times a year.
I picked it up on Wensday and it had a CEL on. Scanned it for codes and came up with P1443 1st. That is a faulty EVAP purge valve issue. $25 bucks at NAPA and that took care of that. It was then able to pass emissions testing yesterday and got the title and tags switched over to my name.
I have always ...always liked the SN95 Cobras so I could not pass up a bone stock Cobra like this one.
This is the 1st car that I have owned that has had a roof (coupe) since a 1990 Bronco II that I bought in 1991..... dang near 17 years
I will update this thread with progress pictures as I get things done. 1st thing in a rush last night was to buff the yellow out of the headlights. 10-15 minutes later and they look 1,000 times better. They dont look new but dang near new and I can live with them now.
Remember the pics are of the car as I received it (not washed). I will be cleaning the fool out of it over the next few weeks
Notice dull headlights
Left done right still Dull
Left after one buffing... more came out teh 2nd time around but the camera died .
After some cleaning:
The pic you will see is after a weeks worth or driving in the rain so the Shine is not what it was but at least you will see that the wires are blue and that the motor is not grey.
The door handle on teh drivers side was about to fall off when used to open the door. It also rattled going down teh road a bit and was driving me nutz.
Pic of said handle:
Door pannel off:
Ahh found this in the bottom of the door:
After the nut was back on and both were tightened and the door pannel back on... works MUCH better:
Engine cleaned but not detailed (after 4 days of rain) will do more :up:
Outside before a wash and buff/wax:
After claybar Zymol cleaner wax, Adams swirl remover, Adams revive poish, and topped off with Adams butter wax: I need some Poorboys SSR 2 or 2.5 to get the tougher stuff out.
Some "glamor shots" :
Stuff added: Tinted windows, shortty anntenna, snake in grill, front License plate bracket removed (holes filled with plugs painted white).
BBK Catted H pipe
H&R Race Sprngs (lowers @ an inch all the way around)
Bilstein Shocks and Struts
MM pinion snubber
MM Caster Camber Plates
MM Spring Isolators
Also fixed the broken parking break cable
Replaced STOCK Fuel FILTER 80,000 on the stocker
* Putting the MM Strut Tower Brace on tonight (it didnt show up in time last week).
Subframes and 4:30 gears are the next step. Trying to be redy for auto-x season '08 :cheers:
I will take better pics soon but there are a couple of qucik snaps. I had others but my pocket cam is messing up and i lost a few somehow :cry: :
Gotta turn your head right on this one :lol: Rotate :banghead:
Old Exhaust (pics of new exhaust were lost )
New Ride Height
Old Ride Height
The sound is just where I wanted it ...for daily driving it is not too loud but has a good sound to it IMO.
The ride is much better than stock and much better in the corners :up:
The ride height is not real low but again it is just right for daily driving and seems that I will not have any rub issues :up:
The MMSTB install: