Help me keep my sn95

1bdsnk96

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hey guys i keep on thinking of getting rid of my sn95 cobra due to the fact that i am not an expert on modular motors and i been wanting to do my engine my self, i keep on getting these ideas in my head of getting an ls1 or foxbody since they seem a little more easier to tear apart and rebuild. Well i guess what im asking is how hard would it be to build my engine myself or should i just get a fox or ls1??? :shrug:
 

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Believe it or not they arent too hard to build. is it the chains that are getting you? Years ago I felt the same but it's pretty easy once you realize what exactly you need to do. If you can build a pushrod. You can build a modular too.

First thing I would do is search for the pdf file of how to build modulars and how the timing etc goes. I'll see if i can find it and get it for you.
 

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dont go with a fox youd be downgrading big time if it wasnt already h/c/i think about it fox's are a dime a dozen u can get one anytime cob's are a lil more rare not to mention worth much more. no ls1 either then you'd be a traitor lol
 

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Id hate to say it but if you want to go fast and be all motor Id get a LS1. H/C/I and you are over 400rwhp and if you need more spray it and than you are over 500rwhp.
 

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I used to have a 98 cobra which I sold to get my current one 94. My 98 was faster with gears and boltons but for what I want for the car my best bet was a 5.0. I wanted that great cam sound with a 347 or 331 stroker and a mild super charger. But I still want another 4valve down the road beside my 94 (03 hopefully or 98 bab).
 

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just sell the cobra motor and put an LS1 in the cobra. Best of both worlds. After driving an SN95 there is no way I could go back to an Fbody, its just not that nice of a car inside. The only gain is that it seems to have more leg room.
 

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I miss my LS1 a whole lot but only because of what it had under the hood. Great engine but F-body's are built and handle like crap!

Best bet would be a 94/95 Cobra IMO. I picked mine up with 79k for 7 grand including tax/reg and its an absolute peach. Cheap to fix, cheap to build, everything is simple and easy to get at.
 

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I don't blame you... I have my 98 almost done and I'm debating putting up for trade for something thats a bit more friendly to work on.

I miss turning wrenches on my ol' 302.
 

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These aren't difficult to work on. What exactly makes you uncomfortable?

And guys this is my weekend warrior.

Then I would get a LSx car. Superior engine and much cheaper to make big power.


I kind of wish I had sold mine and bought a Vette' instead of spending a fortune on it. Oh well though, can't go back now.
 
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