It has been a while since I was last on this forum, but I am back in the states now and I am ready to get back to work on this 1995 Cobra. Here is a little background on the car:
Engine: Stock block, Eagle 347 rotating assembly, crankshaft, and rods along with flat top pistons. Top end is stock with the exception of a comp cam (Magnum 270HR if I remember correctly).
Goals for the car: I want a car that will be fun to drive, has plenty of torque, and will be reliable. If I had to put numbers down 400rwhp and 400rwtq would be a good ballpark. Seeing as I am running a stock block I do not want to push high rpms, nor do I care to go north of 400rwhp. This will not be a daily driver, but I drive the car often and therefore reliability is important to me. I do not plan to take the car to the track.
As far as H/C/I goes, my plan is to purchase AFR 185 Renegade 58cc heads, have my Cobra intake ported by Tmoss, and have a custom cam made by the guys over at FlowTech Induction Systems. My current heads have 1.7 roller rockers and upgraded springs. Would you guys recommend running 1.6 or 1.7’s with the new heads?
I am currently using the stock 3.08 gears and have considered upgrading to 3.55’s or 3.73’s. For the cars intended use, what would you recommend?
The exhaust system also needs an upgrade. Ideally, I would like to switch to ceramic coated long tube headers, O/R H pipe, and spintech mufflers. Seeing as this will be a fairly moderate build would you recommend using 1 5/8” or 1 3/4” long tubes? Also, any brands you would recommend?
Any recommendations you guys can make, to include H/C/I choice, will be greatly appreciated.