2003/2004 Terminator Cobras used a cast iron block. 1999 Cobras and a handful of 2001 Cobras used the Teksid Aluminum Block.
The 2003 had forged pistons, Manley H-beam connecting rods, aluminum flywheel, and it did have a forged-steel crankshaft. A forged crankshaft has been used on all Cobras since 1996. The heads were changed in 1999 to the 'C heads.'
One of the main differences between a Lincoln Mach VIII motor was the crankshaft in 1996-1998. (Few other differences, but that one stands out.)
Yep. The 98 cobra motor is a good platform to start with. You just need rods and pistons for whatever application you are goin with, and a good set of 03-04 Mach or Cobra heads and you will have a very nice motor. and lightweight as well.
There for a minute I thought I might have saw you until I remembered you had a blue Mach. I've never seen another Mach in Terre Haute until the other day when I saw 2 (blue and red) but the blue was in a yard for sale.
Ya I read about the tranny, but I thought that maybe you went before that's all. Well I guess that you need to get that tranny. I'm looking for used T-56 right now if I get I'll sell you mine. My trans is as close to new as you can get it has less than 7500mi on it and only a couple of launches.
He beat the living tar out of me when I was down there last weekend. All he had on that was different than mine was a water pump, automatic, and a midpipe that wasn't as restrictive as mine. I'll post some pictures up when I get back to St. Louis of my midpipe and why I'm not getting as much power as I should.
My car is still in winter storage. I'm getting pounded with snow right now. I was going to drive it to my workshop today, but it's snowing. and I won't be outta the office until late. Which effin sucks. I can't work on my car until I get it to the workshop. My barn doesn't have enough room.