Whew good luck man. Hopefully there isn't hidden surprises lurking. The stuff in the trunk would worry meYes i still have my Rio Red 2v
With that out of the way, here's the 97 cobra i recently picked up cheap... its got some issues lol but i don't plan on keeping the car i plan to fix it over the winter, driver it for a bit and sell it come spring. figured id post in here to show those who follow my thread. I'll make a thread for this car as well just not sure if i should post it in the 96-98 section or the 4v section of the forums. Anyways here is the rundown
- 1997 Pacific Green Cobra
- Clean title
- 138,681 miles
- Seemingly rust free
- BBk intake, Jet MAF, BBK 65mm TB, BBK long tube headers, MSD plug wires, catted midpipe (cant remember if its a H or X), and some sort of cat back
- Found a steering wheel cover, motorcraft oil filter, 4qts motorcraft sythetic blend oil and two jugs of coolant in the trunk! (These could be warnings of possible issues i guess)
- Needs driver side head light (lens is cracked)
- Need to remove all the stickers lol
- Needs rear quarter fixed
- Needs clutch
- Needs steering column (will go more into that later on)
- Needs PA state inspection & Emission
- Front and rear bumpers could use a respary
- Small hole in driver side seat
- Hood latch sticks horribly
- Hood is lose and zip tied on...
- Weak, yet new battery
I've always like the SN95 cars, the softer lines over the hard boxy line on the New edge are a nice change, but i still love my New edge! and oh yes the engine bay needs a detail badly!Looks like a promising project. Engine bay could use a nice cleaning which I'm sure you're planning on doing.
I wish I bought a Cobra! I love SN95 cobras.
With any project car, hope for the best but expect the worst!Whew good luck man. Hopefully there isn't hidden surprises lurking. The stuff in the trunk would worry me
Check the COPs, COP boots or spark plugs.Not much of an update, i've been working on the 97 cobra recently for those that want to check that out. However i am having a new issue with my 99 GT. between 1,500 - 2,000 RPM's under light throttle input i notice the car "bucking." if i give it more throttle or let off completely the bucking goes away, this has been going on for a month or so now. I've notice it only does it once its warmed up as well. I don't know where to begin or even what to monitor on the SCT X4 as it isn't throwing a check engine light, however i do have a CEL for passenger side front 02 sensor being lean from an exhaust leak where the midpipe meets the header, but ive had that issue for a while now.
Wow i didn't even think to check the COP's lmao ill check them this weekend thanks! :thumb:Check the COPs, COP boots or spark plugs.
When my '99 did that a couple months ago, there was water (from the heavy rain we were getting) between the COP boot and plug in Cylinder 1. The boot was old and didn't seal well. I dried it out and replaced the boot ($7) and used some dielectric grease between the spring in the boot and plug. Fix it right away.
Hope that helps.
Yeah, im not looking forward to the strut towers. Preparing myself for the worst but hoping for the best lol. I didn't think of using a washer for the E-brake! gonna have to try thatYou may not like what you see when if/when you pull that engine and poke at those strut towers. I'm still chugging away on a rust project like that that spun out of control.
And my heap did the same with the ebrake when I got it. Nothing a washer can't fix, right?
Thank you!!Looks great for the miles! Actually, looks great regardless of miles.
The interior is really clean! no rips in any of the seats, one tiny hole, maybe the size of a pencil tip in the headliner. The metal trim is pitting but for the age its in great shape and everything works! even the old school AM radio. As for the floorboards and rust, with the fact that is 53 years old and has been inside a garage since the early 90s it's honestly not bad. It definitely has some rust, there is one hole on the driver side where your left foot rests. There is also rust here and there, but i've seen much worse. I just noticed this forum has a classic section i'll probably create a thread over there about itWow nice find! Looks to be almost rust free. How are the floor boards and the interior?