Thanks for your response. the two areas Im wandering around are, Engine and the rear end components. the car will be used on the street so a small block would be the way Im going. would you pass on what you recommend and the package you have in your cobra?Man I wish I still lived there to help you. What kind questions do you have.
Thanks for the response as this question is still in the air. With my past car I did love to drive it with some energy driving through the gears but it was so loud. Looking at the Coyote package there is still a rich sound even though it will not produce the period correct sound , but its still a great roar that is pleasing. In the video they said about 50% of the cobras are installing the Coyote and your comment if building a MK4 you would choose the Coyote. What aspects of that engine interests you or would maybe improve the ride that you would choose to pick up the cobra keys over the hot rod.I have two FFR cars that I only use on the street. Both cars are fully set up for street driving with fuel injection and a suspension on the softer side. The Cobra is a MKII with a 302 with some head work, T5 and the IRS. My guess is that the hp is in the 250-300hp range. The 33 Hot Rod has a Coyote, T56, IRS and has been dyno'd to 400 ft lbs at the wheels. Both cars are wonderful and I love them both for what they are. My goal is 3-5k miles a year on each of them. I can say when I reach for the keys, I will reach for the Cobra first.. Sure the Hot Rod with 150-200 more hp is faster, but I just like driving the Cobra more. I know that if I were to build a MK4 now, I would get the Coyote with the go big HP attitude, which would be a shame because of how much Iove driving the old 302.
I ran into Dave and crew at SEMA this year and thanked them for this video.