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Difference between 96-98 intakes

Discussion in 'SN95 Cobras' started by vr4_007, Jan 11, 2019 at 1:50 AM.

  1. vr4_007

    vr4_007 Active Member Established Member

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    Hello. I am looking at a local modified SRI for my 97 Cobra but am looking to confirm that it will fit on my car. I have come across a few different articles that reference a difference in the number of bolts but am unable to figure out what the actual difference is.

    Can someone give me the specifics? What should i look for to make sure it will fit my car?

    Thank you.
     
  2. scottydsntknow

    scottydsntknow Active Member Established Member

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    If it bolts to B heads it'll fit. If its wider its for C heads and no.
     
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    vr4_007 Active Member Established Member

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    I thought a particular year had two extra bolts in the middle or something like that?
     
  4. 98 svt

    98 svt Well-Known Member Established Member

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    There is differences in overall shape, but the bolt pattern is still the same.
    For example, MMR sells the plenum spacers, and they fit all 96-98 Cobras.
     
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    vr4_007 Active Member Established Member

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    So the two extra bolts in the middle don't account for any sort of difference? 1.jpg 2.jpg
     
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    ViciousBlack97 Active Member Established Member

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    The spacer wouldn't use those bolts since they are part of the lower intake and don't fasten the upper lid on. I'm not sure as to the differences between the two, but it may have something to do with the changes Ford made to the IMRCs from 97 to 98 when the composite ones were used. In any case, if it's an unplugged hole in the lower manifold it will lead to headaches on top of headaches.
     
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    Truth! I forgot to torque them down on my 96' once and that led to a huge vacuum leak.
     
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    ZD302GT Zach Established Member

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    I believe those two extra holes are for the dowels on the gasket that allow it to sit in the correct place.
     

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