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Old 04-16-2015, 10:00 PM   #101
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Re: Removing Valve Covers and Installing Cobra Cams - A Complete How To With Pics

I had to take a bit more apart because of my line lock but finally got them in and everything back together. Car runs good.
Thanks for the help
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:28 PM   #102
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Re: Removing Valve Covers and Installing Cobra Cams - A Complete How To With Pics

Got a question regarding the cam bolts. Here are the specs and ARPs part numbers if you can't get them through your local ford dealer.

These are pricey bolts. But only safe option if you can't get them through Ford. Also, people will buy these ARP ones and torque them when they want to modify the stock cam gears to allow for adjustments when changing the cam timing.

ARP-256-1001
Cam Bolt Kit, 18mm 12-point, Chromoly, Black Oxide, 12mm x 1.50 RH, Ford, 4.6L Modular, 5.4L Modular, Kit

ARP-256-1002
This is the part number for the arp 10mm cam bolts. Same as above just 100m vs 12mm.
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Old 03-24-2016, 11:34 PM   #103
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Re: Removing Valve Covers and Installing Cobra Cams - A Complete How To With Pics

Everytime I go through this thread, first it gets me all revved up to do this, second it scares me haha. I have plans for a custom set of cams, but still trying to decide if I want to do it myself. If so, I'll be able to do it sooner for sure. How many miles did you have on your Mach when you did the 96-98 cams?
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Old 02-07-2017, 07:23 AM   #104
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Just hit 160k on my 03 DSG and did a major overhaul including 98 cobra cams,new lash adjusters/chain guides and tensioners also clutch and trans and fresh powder coat on the valve covers..Went dot to dot on the cam install (many threads where guys are making 20-25rwhp) can't beat that for $150! Install was pretty straight forward if your familiar with 32v engines the ford cam tool makes things much easier! Thanks to fellow member Vndcatr for the help we are good buddies and have helped each other on both of our cars,good friends and fast cars is what it's all about pics soon to come
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Old 02-07-2017, 11:52 AM   #105
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Awesome. That is a pretty extensive overhaul. Hope you like the Cobra cams, great bang for the buck mod.

Yes, post some pics!
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Old 02-07-2017, 01:57 PM   #106
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Re: Removing Valve Covers and Installing Cobra Cams - A Complete How To With Pics

If you buy a set of Cobra cams, do you need to send them out to a machine shop for anything before you put them in?
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Old 02-07-2017, 02:43 PM   #107
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If you buy a set of Cobra cams, do you need to send them out to a machine shop for anything before you put them in?
No machining needed, you just need the cam gears and associated hardware.
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Old 02-07-2017, 06:31 PM   #108
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No machining needed, you just need the cam gears and associated hardware.
Thanks. I'm going to sit down and figure out the cost with aftermarket cam gears and ARP bolts for this. I'm sure the 96-98 cams are harder to find than they were in 2011, but I'll check around. Plus, I should be able to get a tune from LaSota to get me started. Maybe I'll get lucky and be able to do an email tune based on data logging.

I have so many suspension and brake upgrades planned that aftermarket cams probably won't be an option for such a long time. I want to upgrade the rear diff to 31 spline and go with 4.30's as well. Lots of $$ all together LOL.
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Old 02-08-2017, 10:44 AM   #109
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Re: Removing Valve Covers and Installing Cobra Cams - A Complete How To With Pics

Eruza,I have comp cams now and will sell you my Cobra cams. They have the filed keyways so you can reuse your stock gears. Just need the cams and ARP cam bolts.
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Old 02-08-2017, 12:22 PM   #110
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Not really a how too,just a few pics to get an idea,little more extensive pulling engine and trans/k member etc,but with all the work I needed to do it was a no brainer..Also along with the cobra cam install I did a head cooling kit,built t45 (yes a t45,I was not going to pass on a fresh t45source trans including billet shift forks,less than 1k miles for $1k,my 3650 has had hardly a 2nd gear for months while I collected parts) Anyway here you go,cam key ways at 6 o'clock,TDC and all dot to dot with pink nail polish lol..I had previously already installed longtubes,jlt,430s,7/8ths intake spacer and multiple suspension goodies..My buddy Vndcatr tunes the car with sct prp hope to go 11s in march.

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Those of you looking for cobra cams try getting somebody selling complete heads to separate their B heads from the cams themselves and have them include the bolts and sprockets...it's worth a try worked for me! Always double check part numbers!!

R intake cam-F6ZE-6A270-AA or AB

L intake cam-F6ZE-6A271-AA or AB
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Old 02-08-2017, 01:46 PM   #112
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i think if i was still doing bolt ons and wanted that extra power, id be doing cobra cams. Everyone has their own way of installing them but for a couple hundred bucks its good power. plus a tune is not needed for Just the cams.

^^ good info on the part numbers, people are always unsure.
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Dot to dot gives that nice linear pull above the stock 5200rpm power peak also.
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By chance anyone near the pensacola fl area that can give pointers or help degree them, beer money may be involved.........
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Old 04-21-2017, 11:58 AM   #115
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By chance anyone near the pensacola fl area that can give pointers or help degree them, beer money may be involved.........
Join the NA SVT facebook page and you might find someone who will be able to degree them for you.
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