Michael Johnson
Associate Editor, 5.0 Mustangs & Super Fords
June 1, 2013

Travel Snake

It's hard to keep up with Jim Brazeal and his '04 Cobra convertible. This picture was taken while he was stationed in Hawaii during his career in the U.S. Navy. The car is currently at home in Jacksonville, Florida, while Jim is stationed in California. He purchased the Cobra new. His wife, Kelly, wanted a convertible, and it had to be a V-8 car; Jim wanted a Cobra, so everyone's happy. Jim plans to retire soon, possibly by the time you read this, as he reached 20 years of service in January. We hope he's able to reunite with his Cobra to have some fun. With the list of mods he outlined, we trust the Cobra is more fun than should be legal. Highlights include Steeda Autosports springs, BBK Performance long-tube headers, an after-cat exhaust, a 2.3-liter twin-screw supercharger, 60-lb/hr injectors, a Fidanza flywheel with a Centerforce DFX clutch, and much more.

Acme Performance

James Welch dolled-up the underside of his '11 Mustang GT's Cervini's Auto Designs hood with a Wile E. Coyote mural. To support the bold mural, James added a Steeda Autosports cold-air intake, a Lethal Performance mid-pipe, and GT500 mufflers. On the outside, he added Ford Racing springs, Motegi wheels, Sumitomo treads, the aforementioned Cervini's Auto Designs hood, a Boss 302 splitter, and a Boss/CS lower panel with functional foglights.

Garage Queen

Mike Otto proclaims his '97 Cobra has never seen rain or snow. Our Mustangs haven't seen snow, either, but Mike lives up north. As of this writing, the snake has only 18,000 miles on it, but he hasn't spared it from any mods. The Cobra features Kooks long-tube headers, XR1 mufflers, a JLT Performance cold air intake, 3.73 gears, a Steeda Autosports Tri-Ax shifter, a Ford Racing aluminum driveshaft, a UPR Products tubular K-member, Tokico struts, Strange Engineering shocks, and full-length subframe connectors. Though it was mostly built for performance, Mike also shows the Cobra every chance he gets. Mike also has a '95 GT and a '92 Calypso coupe.

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