In early April we brought you the beginning of the latest major project from LateModelRestoration.com. They set out to breath new life into a former Bob Boundurant School of High Performance Driving, 97 Cobra.
Last week the old number 75 was brought to life for the first time with it’s new engine on board, and this week it’s time to tune the Coyote and find out how many horses are now galloping from under the hood to the rear tires.
Along the way the project has used parts from some of the best names in the industry to make the swap both possible, and produce a bit more power. First off there’s the long tube headers and X-pipe from BBK. Then there’s of course a Moroso oil pan to help make sure that the engine not only fits in the chassis but also has plenty of oil in all the right places when the car hits the track again. There’s also a litany of parts from Ford Racing Performance Parts to
J-Mac from LateModelRestoration.com and the crew took the car to Central Texas Performance to put it on the rollers and find out a few things. First they needed to make sure that the tune was safe, especially for an engine that will live much of it’s life in the upper rev range while battling on the road course. The second, and perhaps more interesting question is how much power was the combination putting to those rear tires.
The car baselined 420 hp and 408 ft-lbs of torque before any further work was done. This is already an impressive number considering the engine is rated close to this at the flywheel, let alone at the rear wheels.
Upping things further, a JLT air intake was added, along with a custom SCT tune from CTP. When it was all said and done the old Cobra with it’s new Coyote heart turned in an impressive 447.4 hp and 411 ft-lbs of torque.
Needless to say we’re impressed with these results, and what’s even cooler is customers should be able to replicate much of the same as the complete list of parts for the build is documents at LateModelRestoration.com.