well my cobra I posted a week or so ago may just be sold tonight. A guy is
seeking bank financing and if that doesn't pan out, he will have his
brother's money. I know you are all kicking me in the a$$ I miss it
already and it is still in my garage. Basically, the reason I am selling is
that I am starting to get nervous about replacement parts. It's over 10
years old and my local Ford dealer doesn't carry parts anymore.. I had to
replace the tail lense only and it cost me $200. My thought is to sit a
few years without one and then buy a used 2003.. I'll nearly double the
horsepower, right ?
I have an '84 Stang " charlene" and parts are not all that hard to
come by, but if you feel that it would be in your best interest to get rid
of her...then by all means do so. But I DO GUARANTEE you that within a few
weeks you will be going nuts and then you will start contemplating your
decision...........you are alot stronger than I if you do sell. I could
not, nor I would not sell "charlene"....and I have a baby on the way!!!!!
Good luck Bro
1984 Gt..."first time Owner/Mechanic, trying his best"....soon to be daddy!
"Dave" < email@example.comREMOVETHIS> wrote in message
Hey Dave, word of advice..
either get a 5.0 or jump over to the '03.
| > > Dave wrote:
| > > > well my cobra I posted a week or so ago may just be sold tonight. A
| > is
| > > > seeking bank financing and if that doesn't pan out, he will have his
| > > > brother's money. I know you are all kicking me in the a$$ I miss
| > > > already and it is still in my garage. Basically, the reason I am
| > selling is
| > > > that I am starting to get nervous about replacement parts. It's
| > > > years old and my local Ford dealer doesn't carry parts anymore.. I
| > to
| > > > replace the tail lense only and it cost me $200. My thought is to
| > a
| > > > few years without one and then buy a used 2003.. I'll nearly double
| > > > horsepower, right ?
| > > >
| > > > dave
| > > >
| > > >
| > >
| > >
| > > Say what??? All the local dealers here can get most anything I
| > > want for my 89 and I just bought two tail light lenses from 50 Resto
| > > for, I think it was $109 each.
| > '93 Snake lenses are a little pricey.
| > --
| > Paul
| > Black '93 Cobra #2214
| > Borla Catback, Pro 5.0, K&N, 3.73
| > Bassani X-pipe w/cats, Jet-hot BBK
| > shorties, Steeda subframe connectors
| > >
I second that. '93 Cobras in good condition are great. I'd like to have
one to compliment my '97 Cobra, but I'm not quite that rich. ;-) Unless
the OP wants an '88 5.0 5-speed LX notchback with 73k miles and no options,
plus a beat up '89 Probe GT Turbo 5-speed as an even swap....
Considering the length of this reply, I'm sure you could guess I'm
Stone stock save for Flowmaster 2-chamber cat back (because I had it laying
around) and a Steeda Tri-Ax shifter ( because I like my Cobra's so much).
73,100 miles, purchased from the original owner, a professor of physics at
the University of Virginia. Car is a Virginia car and has been until a few
months ago. Fixed a charging issue which turned out to be a bad ground.
Needs a coolant temp sensor. Was just tuned up with Autolite plugs,
Motorcraft wires, PCV valve, Castrol GTX oil + Motorcraft filter, fuel
filter, Bosch oxygen sensors. The paper air filter looked brand new. I
removed the air silencer and bumped the timing up to about 14 degrees.
The paint is peeling and there's a dent in the fender and the bumper cover
has a couple of holes in it. I have a spare bumper cover and fender, but
they're black and the car's blue.
The car has been repainted once due to delamination of the clear coat, and
it's happening again.
Underneath, the body is very clean. Probably shinier than the topside.
It does leak a small amout of oil but I'm not sure from where. It was
leaking ATF from the T-5 but it was a shifter seal problem from the factory
that I've since remedied with the Tri-Ax.
It came from the factory devoid of power windows, power locks, power mirrors
(didn't even know that was an option), tilt wheel, and radio. A radio's
since been added. The A/C was converted to 134a and still functions.
The interior is in good shape. Right now it's housing some '84-'86 GT seats
but they aren't mine, so I don't think they can go with the car.
The clutch is original and catches *very* low... low enough to sometimes
make shifting a pain. It's also one of the stiffest clutches I've driven in
quite some time.
Runs very strong considering the 2.73 rear end killer. The traction-loc
still works as it wants to break the tires loose fairly easily. I have a
harder time keeping the back end of this thing on the ground than my '97
I have a set of Saleen bolt/weld on subframe connectors that will fit the
car, but not yet installed.
Just installed new headlight lenses, but I broke one of the outer ledges of
the one, and one of the headlights already dropped the reflector inside the
lens. Wonderful 5.0 resto pieces.
I realize that even the car + the Probe isn't worth an even swap for a '93
Cobra... but if someone's interested, lol.. always willing to deal. I'll
even throw in a functional '85 Mustang GT with a good chassis, 75,000
original miles and an very sweet (though oddly colored Sand Beige) interior.
CFI/AOD w/ sunroof, non-functional A/C, manual windows + locks, tilt,
cruise, new hood sticker in Ford box, '87 GT wing available w/o brakelight.
I have other parts available as well... Trick Flow Track Heat upper + lower
for a 302, with 70MM Edelbrock/BBK TB and EGR spacer (Track Heat intake port
is 75mm), BBK adjustable fuel pressure regulator with valve (will not fit
stock intake setup)
The Probe's beat up, but it runs. Currently it needs back brakes, and I
don't know *when* it had a timing belt, if ever, so at 118,000 miles, it
needs one. The shifter is a short-throw and it needs lubricated something
fierce because after a few shifts it stiffens up so bad that it's nearly
impossible to shift. The turbo still spools up just fine. It's been banged
up a few times, the paint's kinda dull, and the interior is red, but it's
mostly there. Fun little car to drive and goes well in snow. More chassis
rigidity and better handling than any Fox I've ever driven, and both the LX
and GT have *very* stiff suspension. Cross railroad tracks and speed bumps
at your own caution.
If you (or anyone else you know with a Cobra in good condition) are
interested in a trade, I'd be interested. I don't have much cash to throw
around though, so it would have to be mostly parts and cars.
I live 20 miles NE of Pittsburgh, PA, but I'm not opposed to travelling.
Then again, transporting three cars somewhere could be interesting.
It has air conditioning though. I really don't care for A/C. It's
interesting that the car is from VA. That's where I bought my old
no-option LX back in '87. I bought it at Williamsburg Ford. Special
ordered it, actually.
I don't know... I'd have to see/touch/drive the car. PA is a bit of
the hike from Florida, or vise versa. If your car was only and hour
or so away, I'd go and look at it, and we'd talk. But as it is, I
know my Cobra. I'd hate to arrange a meeting and then have the deal
fall through. You know what I mean?
Right now, the Cobra only needs a brake job. I just deal with the
crappy power leather seats, power windows/locks, and the lump weight
under the hood they call an A/C unit. The only other annoyances it
has is the sunroof and the ground effects. But other than that, it's
a great car. It runs hard and has some serious stick in the corners.
I'll probably hold onto it for a while, unless something realy
interesting comes along that I just have to have. But in a few years
I'll get serious about finding something newer. There's lot of neat
cars being built now and in the next few years.
See, I have a '97 Cobra and it's relatively stock (save for the wheels and
shifter).. but I'm kinda torn about what to do with it. I'd like to modify
the suspension to handle better. I have subframe connectors slated to be
welded on to improve chassis rigidity. I have some racing seats that are
either going in there or in the LX. I don't much care for the stock Cobra
How far do I go with modifying this car? If I'm going to keep it forever,
does it matter? If I'm going to sell it, should I just do things to it that
can be redone (i.e. - not put in a roll cage). I'd like the car to handle
better. I want my LX to be the fast-in-a-straight-line car, and the Cobra
to be the fast-in-the-twisties car. If I could acquire the '93 Cobra, I'd
need another fast-in-a-straight-line car, but it's a sacrifice I'd be
willing to make.
I personally think that the car is what it is, but you might as well make
the car the way you like it. The '97 Cobra is a fine car, and it will
probably be worth some money (maybe not quite what the '93 will), but why
not make it do what I want it to do?
I would too... It would be soooo easy to :
(enter your mod list here)
(and here) ____________________
and so on!
I was really disappointed when I started researching a supercharger on mine.
| > | > > Dave wrote:
| > | > > > well my cobra I posted a week or so ago may just be sold
| > | guy
| > | > is
| > | > > > seeking bank financing and if that doesn't pan out, he will have
| > | > > > brother's money. I know you are all kicking me in the a$$ I
| > | it
| > | > > > already and it is still in my garage. Basically, the reason I
| > | > selling is
| > | > > > that I am starting to get nervous about replacement parts. It's
| > over
| > | 10
| > | > > > years old and my local Ford dealer doesn't carry parts anymore..
| > had
| > | > to
| > | > > > replace the tail lense only and it cost me $200. My thought is
| > | sit
| > | > a
| > | > > > few years without one and then buy a used 2003.. I'll nearly
| > | the
| > | > > > horsepower, right ?
| > | > > >
| > | > > > dave
| > | > > >
| > | > > >
| > | > >
| > | > >
| > | > > Say what??? All the local dealers here can get most anything I
| > | > > want for my 89 and I just bought two tail light lenses from 50
| > | > > for, I think it was $109 each.
| > | >
| > | > '93 Snake lenses are a little pricey.
| > | >
| > | > --
| > | > Paul
| > | > Black '93 Cobra #2214
| > | > Borla Catback, Pro 5.0, K&N, 3.73
| > | > Bassani X-pipe w/cats, Jet-hot BBK
| > | > shorties, Steeda subframe connectors
| > | >
| > | >
| > | > >
| > | >
| > | >
| > |
| > |
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