A BIG power build a friend and I are working on(Pictures..lots!!)
A friend of mine picked up a Mystichrome 04 cobra up for $16,000, car has 10/12/12
33,000 miles on it. The reason the guy sold it so cheap what he ran into some money issues and needed money, the down side is the motor is hurt. It has a built top end with a nice set of cams and a 2.3 whipple on top. The past owner said its a piston & rod with stock crank and stock block. So the plan is drop the motor out, send it to a machine shop for a complete check up, heads fixed, bottom end will most likey be a MMR block(4.6 or 5.0), Ross pistons and Carrillo rods and a new crank. The car made 756 on 24(?)lbs with the setup before, the blower will get a smaller pulley and max out the blower.
Some more pictures:
Lil ol 5.0 helping it start up today, all in all sounds healthy but not 100%
Little ol whipple
Some pretty flawless paint
Well the car is in and ready for tropical storm Sandy/teardown.
We are looking to make north of 800 with cams custom tailored to the blower, plus the refresh. The car made 750+rwhp before the motor popped. The interior is just as immaculate as the exterior, car was garage kept and only came out for a fun sunny day, you can catch a glimps of it on the shifter shot.
No plans for brakes at this point other then lines, rotors, pads...its a cobra so the brakes aren't horrible.
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