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Build Diary – Factory Five’s MKII Roadster/Cobra – Part 2

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I picked up a T-5 from a local Mustang parts guy, and cleaned it up. The T-5 is good to about 330hp or thereabouts, so in a 2,000lb car with 250hp, should work just fine. I also installed a Pro 5.0 billet short shifter. Typically short shifters just make the shift action notchier and more annoying, but I was pretty surprised how well it worked with the stock T-5 shift action.

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Build Diary – Factory Five’s MKII Roadster/Cobra – Part 1

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Back in 2002, through my adventures at EA on Need For Speed, I was doing a photoshoot with a continuation Cobra 427, of which I also got a proper ride in. Needless to say, the 535hp all-aluminum 427 combined with those gorgeous curves had me hooked from the second the engine turned over.

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I couldn’t stop thinking about that car, and with my passion for working with my hands and building things, I decided I had to have a Cobra, even if I had to build my own. I learned about Factory Five Racing and their component cars, both the Cobra and Daytona Coupe. By October of 2003, I had specc’d my Cobra component car, and placed my order!

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