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OFFICIAL 96-98 ENGINE TAG info thread

Discussion in 'SN95 Cobras' started by 98 svt, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. 98 svt

    98 svt Premium Member Premium Member Established Member

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    What was the build date?
    Black or tan interior? Leather?
     
  2. BW96Cobra

    BW96Cobra New Member Established Member

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    Don't know the build date. Have to order the certificate from SVT. Black leather.
     
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    Ok, let me know when you get the date so we can add you to the list! I think you can still call and they can tell you.
     
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    1998 coupe, chrome yellow, black leather, Jim Adam's & Hensen, 2209 of 5174, build date 02/12/98. 5b4922d11be02e3ce11f3afb10e6a1a3.jpg ca01d7b5532eb3c8c46c1ffdd4183400.jpg

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  6. Phil Campbell

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    How do you find out the names on the signature tag (96) that's worn so bad that you can't see the names anymore?
     
  7. 98 svt

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    I'm honestly not sure. I'm hoping someone has some insight. Can you make out anything on your tag at all?
     
  8. Phil Campbell

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    I'll have to snap a picture of it in the AM, but as close as I can get, I can't see the name portion at all.
     
  9. Phil Campbell

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    Here is the best picture photo I can get, I've wiped it down several times, but still can't make out the signatures. enginetag.jpg
     
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    Wow, that's a toughy. Maybe someone can recognize the one on the left? I can see a bit in the pic.
    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    If the names have been completely wiped off from years of cleaning, I’d get out a Sharpie and have some fun with it. You could have the only engine built by Marilyn Monroe and Babe Ruth... or Al Bundy and Freddie Krueger!
     
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    Tillerman77 Active Member Established Member

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    Since these were hand written, there should be an imprint in the tag from the pen. Try taking some thin paper and the side of a conventional pencil and place over the tag and rub the pencil lead over the signature area. You might get a transfer that you can make out.
     
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  13. Tillerman77

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    1997 Pacific Green Hardtop
    Saddle Leather interior
    Build date - 4/8/1997
    Build # - 4580 of 6961
    Engine tag - Robert Nutty & F. Dowling
     
  14. 98 svt

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    Done!
     
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    Who's next?
     
  16. ml504

    ml504 Member Established Member

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    Called the svt line today they will only give out the build number, to get the date I will have to buy the certificate. Will post up once I get that, but my build number is 1953.
    B21DB4DA-8287-4493-B9CA-C0BB19D042ED.jpeg
     
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  17. 98 svt

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    Very nice. 2 perfectly legible names. I recognize both of them.
    Get that build date so we can put you in place on the list.
     
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  18. 351COBRAII

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    Build date - 8/14/95
    Build number - 11 (called and got number, waiting on certificate)
    names - Henson / W King (tag was replaced with plate at some point by PO, I had done the same with my 97 years ago)
    Color - Crystal White
    Interior - Saddle Cloth
    Interesting note as seen on Marti report - Car had a DSO of 89 (Ford Motor Company) and is listed as a Test Vehicle. This car is the earliest known surviving pre-production 4 valve cobra, it was presumed to have been destroyed along with all the others (#18 & #19 were documented as purchased by employees)
     

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