How much is the cost to rebuild a '98 4.6 DOHC Cobra engine?
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What would you guys give for a '98 Cobra engine? It needs to be rebuilt because the bottom end is done, but it has 28,000. What's a rebuild cost for that? (Parts only, I know a master tech that can help me with the rebuild.)
1996 Moonlight Blue Mustang GT
offroad h-pipe, 3 chamber flows, motorsport "c" springs, removed air silencer, '98 17" GT wheels, Clarion 12 disc changer, Viper 650 ESP
I've scoured the net. I cannot find a rebuild kit for those engines. I knew that you would need new rods due to the fracture caps, but even bearings are not available yet. See how much Ford would give you as a core for a new engine...
There aren't internal replacements available yet.
The 2002 Ford performance catalogue lists a 5.0 liter fitted block (bare block, pistons, rings) and new high flow heads. Build one of these up from the go-fast service parts bin for about 4 grand. It is supposed to make 400 HP and is all Ford. I am going to do that when I get mine paid off so I can pickle the original engine and go hog wild without destroying the collectable value of my car.<p>The numbers matching low mileage bone stock engine will still be there when I am an old geezer ready to sell my classic 01 Cobra.
2001 SVT Cobra Coupe #1947 Steeda G-track Caster/camber plates and Tri-ax shifter I will do no mods that cannot be reversed 100% to original
Check summit racing equipment. I know they have a kit for both the sohc and dohc motors. Their kit will only have gaskets, bearing, freeze plugs, pistons and rings. maybe some other stuff. don't expect a new crank or rods... you really don't need them any way. As for your heads, contact Sean Hyland motorsports check an issue of MM&FF for an address. Back to the bottom end. Contact a REPUTABLE machine shop in your area that does a lot of performance/race work, and get a price on balancing , machining and assembly. Unless you are running lots of boost, nitrous, or do racing only, I would go with hyperuetectic (I hope I spelled that right) pistons and not forged. Forged won't last as long, and will cause the car to use oil if you drive it before it's completely warmed up.... They are way stronger though. Hope this helps a local machine shop may have other parts sources, so will your ford dealer (parts dept.) Lots of people advertise rebuilt crate motors in MM&FF Lots of forged reciprocating assemblies (crank, rods, pistons) available there too. It's all out there, I promise!
96 mustang GT
'76 Bronco.. 2' lift, double shocks in front, Blue-printed/balanced 302 crane cam, Edelbrock 500 cfm carb+intake, new paint job and 4.10s by the end of the summer