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1978 Mustang Cobra II Vehicle Profile & Build Thread

1978 Ford Mustang
Cobra II specs, lap times, build thread

Cobra2Race

Specs & Mods

Ownership Status
Currently Own
Year
1978
Gen 2 Model
Cobra II
Transmission
Manual
Mods - Handling
Front suspension Carrera coil overs w/600# springs. 1" sway bar & Tubular upper & lower control arms
Rear suspension 150# Landrum leaf springs Koni shocks Fays2 Watts Linkage
Front Brakes 11" disc w/ Wilwood pads
Rear Brakes 10" disc
Chassis Southside Machine weld in frame connectors & Autopower Race Roll bar
17"x 8" wheels w/ 245/40 tires
Mods - Power
Engine 302 SRP forged flattop pistons, Lunati roller cam Weiand intake Barry Grant 4 barrel
Transmission TKO 500
Rear End 8"w/3:55's & a Limited slip
Mods - Exterior
Shelby R model front apron, factory rear spoiler
Mods - Interior
Scat seats, 5 point harnesses, Autopower Race Roll Bar. Autometer gauges
Background & Plans
I grew up in St Louis @ MAR. A good family friend raced a 64 USRRC Cobra. So road racing is in my blood. I got my Mustang in 1987. I moved to Omaha in 1988. I made my first trip to the drag strip in the early 90's. I also started autocrossing then. Then life, relationships, marriage, kids, ect. When I found out a road course was being built close by. I took that as a sign. As the time has flown by. My car has become a bit of a show car (3 Mustang Club of America awards 2 silver, 1 bronze 2 World of Wheels 2nd's) . But it will still see track duty. Currently I'm trying to get some miles on the fresh engine. Next year I hope to have it back on the track. In the mean time I also have a former GT3 1972 Pinto that is a blast on the track.
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