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well, i have a 97 cobra that just spun a rod bearing on #1 cylinder. so it looks like i will be replacing rod bearings. while its out i think im going to have all forged rods and pistons put in. since the pistons and rods are junk on the cobras (besides 03-04) and the cranks and blocks are great.
what would you recomend putting in the block that i do not plan on running boost on.


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with no boost you could run a higher c/r. i would probably go 10:1. with that you could probably still pull off 93 octane instead of having to use race gas. find a company to order the pistons and rods from and they should hook you up with a nice kit. while everything is stripped down, you should look into more aggressive cams and maybe a stage 2 head. that 4v will really open up with those mods.


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i'm puttin a motor together and i ordered a forged kit from haneymotorsports. it had everything i needed other than i got stage 3 cams for my 2v and i needed notched pistons and didnt know it. and am having a difficult time finding notched pistons that are good for spray, i may just end up notching the pistons i have. but haney has nice kits and are reasonably priced. And you already have a good crank and block, like mello said you could really open it up with some head work. and its cheaper and easier while you already have the motor out and apart.
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true, thanks for the advice. i think i will do some head work as well.

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