is it possible and if so what does it take (no power adder)
I would beg to differ with that statement. It does seem to be easier to reach those numbers on the newer Cobra's but, it IS possible for a 96-98 to reach those Rear Wheel #'s on the stock long block.Scott 01Cobra said:Very posible on a 01, but not a pre 99.
I was talking from BOLT-ONs Only ...... not undoing even one bolt from the engine!ALLNTRL said:I would beg to differ with that statement. It does seem to be easier to reach those numbers on the newer Cobra's but, it IS possible for a 96-98 to reach those Rear Wheel #'s on the stock long block.
OK - we're on the same wave length ... I agree.ALLNTRL said:OK, maybe I was confused but, I thought that what was being said was for a stock LONG block to make those #'s. If that is the case, my car has NEVER had the valve covers off! The only thing other than bolt-on's, is the ported intake. Now, if you mean a bolt-on 96-98car that is still running the stock intake, then I would say NO. I haven't heard of any 96-98's make that kind of power without intake work.
I completely agree. A blower will provide a great deal of flexibility  and probably give the broader range of "street manners" vs horsepower. I guess my comments were a little misleading. I dont intend to get really carried away with the compression. Probably somewhere between 10.5:1 and 11.5:1. We're 9.85:1 anyway from the factory. Again, I still need to do some more research but I don't intend to go up to 13:1 or anything near that. And if it turns out that the general conseus is that I wont be able to get in the power range I indicated without major internal changes I will more than likely blow it off. I have been thinking about maybe building a trailer toy, I just dont really want to drastically modify my Cobra that much. Maybe pickup a ragged out V6 and give it a new chance at life...beefcake said:to be honest, a car with a centrifical is going to have more daily driver street manners than a high compression n/a car.
when you not w.o.t., the centrifical car is going to act like a stock car, you won't see any boost and be in vacuum