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General Information

Year
1979
Make
Ford
Model
Mustang Cobra
Color
Yellow/Black
History
I've owned this car since February of 2000. I bought it for $1,500 and it only had 28,000 miles on it. It was a 2.3 liter Turbocharged 4-cylinder/4-speed combo with the 7.5" rearend and 3.45 gears. It was Red/Black with Yellow Cobra decals and Black interior (which I kept). The condition of the car was a 9 out of a 10 with a little rot around the sunroof and that's it.

I've been lucky enough to have had it featured in the August 2005 issue of MM&FF magazine, the April 2007 issue of Mustangs and Fords magazine, and 4 calendars (2006, 2010, and the 2014 Foureyedpride.com calendars; 2013 MustangAttitude.com calendar). I've also won numerous 1st and 2nd place trophies as well.
1979 Ford Mustang Cobra (Yellow/Black)

Modifications

Drivetrain
BLOCK:
1988 Ford Mustang V-8
Bored .30 over & Decked to produce 10:8:1 compression
Eagle 347 Stroker Kit with Cast Crank & Cast I-Beam Rods, SRP Forged Flattop Pistons, Perfect Circle Piston Rings
Anderson N-91 Camshaft
Morel Link Bar Lifters
Melling High Volume Oil Pump
Romac SFI Balancer
Mach Under-Drive Pulleys

HEADS:
AFR 185's (58 cc's)
ARP Head Studs
Comp Cams' Steel 1.6 Roller Rockers
Hardened Pushrods
Screw In Studs
AFR Adjustable Guideplates
AFR Valve Train Girdle
Summit Racing Aluminum Valve Covers

INTAKE:
Edelbrock Victor Jr. Intake Manifold
Holley 650 Double Pumper Carburetor
Summit Racing 14" Round air cleaner

IGNITION:
MSD 6AL Ignition Box
MSD Billet Aluminum Distributor
MSD Blaster Coil
P/A Performance 130 amp alternator upgrade

EXHAUST:
Mac 1-3/4" Longtube Headers
Mac 2-1/2" Off Road H-Pipe
Mac 2-1/2" Cat-Back System
Interior
Best ET/MPH - 11.49 @ 121.86
Dyno Sheet - 420 rwhp/380 rwt
Exterior
I changed the exterior colors to 2001 Nissan X-Terra Yellow and Satin Black (PPG Products), changed the graphics to Orange, added the rear spoiler, and added the Weld Draglites with B.F. Goodrich Radial T/A's.
Audio
1986 Mustang GT K-Member, 1989 Mustang GT steering rack, front spindles and 11" front brakes.
Suspension
Front springs: Ford Motorsport "B" units
Rear springs: Stock 1986 Mustang GT units
Shocks/struts: Monroe Sensa Trac's
Kenny Brown subframe connectors
Southside Machine Lower Lift Bars
Steeda Adjustable Upper Control Arms
Wild Rides Torque Box Reinforcement Kit (uppers & lowers)
Air Lift Rear Air Bags
Ford 8.8 rearend with Superior 31 spline axles, 4.30 gears, Detroit Locker unit, Summit Racing aluminum rearend cover
Wheel and Tire
Front:
15x7 Weld Draglites with 4.5" backspacing
B.F. Goodrich Radial T/A's 215-60-15

Back:
15x8 Weld Draglites with 4.5" backspacing
B.F. Goodrich Radial T/A's 295-50-15

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