Help get my car back on the road

Help get a broke college student's car back on the road. There will be prizes!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

alright i can't make you wait any longer

So this is it. This is that demon car I've been raving about for a while. It's also my first car, a 1976 Cobra II. Yeah yeah, a Mustang II, all the assholes that want to laugh can suck it. Throughout the years this car has been more fun than any vehicle I've ever owned. It's also been the number one cause  for my lack of money lol

In any case, I bought this car when I was 15. It was white and blue back then, with a 2.8L V6 and a 4 speed on the floor. it only had 105hp but i loved it.

Over the years there were plenty of mods. First the exhaust, then a  V8, suspension, transmissions, and countless sets of wheels and tires. I even did the bodywork and repainted the car myself:
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Anyway, the V8 was doing well and all, but I was always looking for more. After dumping coolant all over the parking lot at an all mustang car show, I decided it was time to freshen her up. I figured while tinkering I'd also switch over to EFI (electronic fuel injection) for better power, driveability, reliability and general awesomeness. I mean thats kind of how I roll. I started buying EFI parts and tinkering away

That was two years ago. College, moves and life got in my way. I didn't have time to drive home to my parents to work on my old car anymore. I hated that.

Last winterI decided to get some help. Since I couldn't work on it while living 35 miles from home and going to school full time, I sent it to a very trusted shop. These guys had worked on the car in the past and even fixed it for free when the car broke down on the way to a car show that the owner was attending. The car has been at that shop for a few months now, and it's nearing completion!

In addition to a sweet as all sin  fuel injected  V8, they replaced the old 1986 motor (which had an inferior head design, and had pistons that didn't allow for much modification) with a 1992 5.0 with a scant 6,000 miles! In addition to this sweet as all sin powerplant, I've now got bigger brakes, front and rear, a 5 lug conversion, new wheels, tires, a working power steering system and more.  A stock 5.0 Mustang (from where the EFI is sourced from) made about 225hp and 300lb-ft of torque. Coupled with the suspension rebuild I did last summer, and the fact that this thing should be under 3,000lbs mean this baby is going to fly. And the best part? This motherfucker of a car is going to pass smog, so fuck off hippies!  Anywho, the car shouldn't be much longer, so enjoy these pics!













49 comments:

  1. Sweet! That's a lot of work to get it in shape, should pay off!

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  2. WOOOOOW!! You did so much work on that thing! From what it was to where its at now, just unbelievable. I'd love to take that thing out for a ride. How long did it take you? By the way, followed.

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  3. That's some awesome work you did! And all of the body work by yourself? Very impressive.

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  4. Sounds expensive :x
    hope it's done soon though

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  5. I love old machines. I have a '72 honda motorcycle and I dump so much sweat and tears into it I can only imagine how you must feel about your cars..

    great photos btw

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  6. thanks for the kinds qwords kguys. this has been a work in progress for 6 years now.

    joeschmoe, love old bikes man. had an old yamaha XS650 for a while. fantastic things, old machines

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  7. wow so sick im jealous man i drive a piece of crap compared to this bad boy

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  8. That is one slick-ass car mate. It's gonna be fast as all hell with that 5 liter in it. And fantastic job on that work you did.

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  9. I approve of that paintjob! Followed!

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  10. impressive work and a great car!
    +followed

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  11. Wow, you put so much work into it, that's amazing! How did you learn how to do all of that?

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  12. Wow, it's beautiful. Amazing job!

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  13. That thing is badass looking! The paint scheme is awesome I had that same craftsman tool box but one day it exploded and all the tools went everywhere. Put a blower on it not just a air grabber.

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  14. Great job on all the work you put into it. Wish I had those skills!

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  15. looks insane man u should be proud

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  16. dayum dawg, you're all like xzibit.

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  17. Fuck me mate, you did a fantastic job. Some great pictures there.

    Very well done pal.

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  18. Sweet ride dude, id kill for that. Seriously though dont let me know where you live or ill kill you for it.

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  19. Whoa... this is glorious, good luck with your endeavors!

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  20. i'm amazed! it looks totally sick! take good care of it

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  21. That car looks badass, good job.

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  22. Bwah! Looks delicious :Q
    Sooo. You're gonna raffle that off to everyone here to commented, right? ;D

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  23. Looks so awesome, love sport cars with strips! Keep these kind of articles up :D

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  24. Wow realy interesting blog, followed :P

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  25. damn it looks completely different! thats amazing ;D

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  26. You definitely improved it! I'm not a fan of muscle cars, but I'm fond of the late 60s and early 70s, simply because at that time, they were THAT good.

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  27. west coast customs, we put a sdafdsfasdf in your adsfas so you can adsfasdf while you adsfasdf

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  28. you put a lot of work into this car and it really paid off. Good Job!

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  29. Holy shit thats an awesome ride! god-damn why do I have to be so poor!

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  30. Awesome! I wish I had some mechanic skills...

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  31. HOly crap it looks freaking insane. Nice work.

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  32. awesome ass car, it really is sexy!

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  33. hurry the fuck up and post again you ninny!

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    I really love all this stuff, I hope you feel the same way about mine.

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    James

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