blk88stang? Do you have an engine out of a FWD Continental, or a RWD Mark 8? The Mark 8 engine and the Cobra engine timing cover and accessories are identical from what I could tell.
The FWD timing cover has all the accessories mounted on bank 2, a standard rotation water pump and grooved pulley, a smaller bellhousing pattern on the back of the transmission, and no holes drilled in the bank 1 motor mount screw bosses. I owned one of these engines, and dissassembled I think six of these engines. The timing covers are physically interchangable between the FWD and RWD blocks. However, the mounting points for all the accessories are different, and there are casting ridges on the outside of the FWD timing cover for extra rigidity.
I have pics I took of the FWD engine dissassembly somewhere, and I think my old FWD block is still at my buddy Frank's house in Miami. I could have him take some pics of the FWD block if he has a chance. About two years ago I posed a whole write up with pictures on the modular forum regarding the differeences between the 1999 Continental engine, and the 96-98 Cobra engines I had dissassembled.
I will try to find the pics I took, I had them all on CD, but they aren't on the web anymore.