Mark Houlahan
Brand Manager, Mustang Monthly
August 1, 2009
Photos By: Keith Keplinger

The project's culmination was a quick cruise to Sonic to hang out with some friends and club members and give the car a few break-in miles. Aaron was happy to report that not only did the freshened Cobra run great, but his leery '93 Cobra owning friends gave him the big thumbs up when they saw the finished project (it is, after all, built off of a rare, low-production Fox body). The only deviation from the Cobra body's stock looks, besides the extreme paint of course, is a Cervini's Heat Extractor hood, and the '04 Cobra chrome wheels. Otherwise it's as stock as the '93 Cobra came. Inside Aaron used a combination of the '93 and '04 Cobra's interior bits (mostly the '04 though). The major changes, of course, are the seats, dash, steering column, and console.

Underhood, the '04 Cobra engine is, of course, stock, right down to the air inlet and filter housing. Aaron made the engine swap easy by using the '04 engine cradle, which bolted right into the Fox body. The Terminator came with a T56 six-speed Tremec trans and that's exactly what's in the tunnel of Aaron's '93, with the stock '93 Cobra stick axle out back. Aaron even converted the '93 to use the '04's hydroboost assist unit and ABS braking system. Of course, the larger '04 Cobra brakes found their way to the '93 as well. Magnaflow mufflers with DynoMax 2½-inch polished stainless tailpipes not only offer a great exhaust note, but the tips look completely stock, just the way Aaron likes 'em. We can only wonder after building this four-valve fantasy what's in store for Aaron's next build.

The Details
Aaron Stiles' '93 Mustang Cobra

Engine

  • '04 Cobra 4.6L 32-Valve
  • 3.55-inch bore
  • 3.54-inch stroke
  • Factory Eaton supercharger

Transmission

  • Tremec T56 six-speed manual

Rearend

  • 8.8-inch
  • Ford Racing Traction-Lok differential
  • Moser 31-spline axles
  • Ford Racing 3.55 gears

Exhaust

  • Stock exhaust manifolds
  • Magnaflow 2½-inch mufflers
  • Dynomax 2½-inch tailpipes

Suspension

  • Front: Bilstein struts, '01 Bullitt coil springs
  • Rear: Stock four-link with lowering springs

Brakes

  • Front: 13-inch Brembo cross drilled and slotted disc, two-piston PBR caliper
  • Rear: 11.65-inch vented disc, single-piston caliper

Wheels

  • Front: Ford Racing Chrome Cobra five-spoke, 17x9
  • Rear: Ford Racing Chrome Cobra five-spoke, 17x9

Tires

  • Front: Goodyear Eagle F1 GS, P275/40ZR17
  • Rear: Goodyear Eagle F1 GS, P275/40ZR17

Interior

  • '04 Mystichrome Cobra seats and steering wheel, stock '93 Mustang black carpet, '04 Cobra dash, steering column and console, Pioneer double-DIN Bluetooth CD player, Alpine speakers in doors and rear quarter trim panels, one-touch power driver's window controls

Exterior

  • DuPont Mystichrome basecoat/clearcoat, paint by Tarell Halloway, Carolina Collision, Cervini's Heat Extractor fiberglass hood