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    5.0 Cobra 280z

    Hey guys! This is going to be my thread for my 5.0 swap in my 1977 280z. A little history....I picked up a 77 280z from a guy in Texas. Its not a bad car for the price. I had this crazy idea to drop a 5.0 in it, since I've got a 1995 mustang GT as a DD. I bought a 1995 GTS with a full Cobra motor in it from an auction website and parted out the rest of the car. My dad had a bunch of Z's back in the day, and I wanted to build something he would enjoy as much as I would. Please if you like any of this, let me know! I would love to keep posting some pics and hopefully get some help and help out some other guys in the same boat. Now...lets get started
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    240z parts

    Still have the coilovers?
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    Few Parts 240Z S30....SOLD

    MSA wing shipped to 76003?
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    5.0 Cobra 280z

    A little update: Mounted the Laine family sbf cradle kit which fit perfectly with no problems whatsoever. Very good design, adjustability, and quality is outstanding. All parts needed are included and in my opinion it was completely worth it. After dropping the motor in once for a trial fit I took it back out and am planning on giving it a good wash and doing a few preventative maintenance things to it such as the oil pan gasket and rear main seal. A fresh new clutch and flywheel went into it as well! Comin along comin along...possibly the slowest swap ever witnessed Here's a link to Brian's "technoversions" website for the motor cradle. http://www.technoversions.com/MotorMatchHome.html
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    Cobra 5.0 280z

    This is my 1977 280z that I'm in the process of dropping a 5.0 in. Check out my profile to follow my post, which I will be uploading in as well.
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    Bottom view of the mount

    From the album: Cobra 5.0 280z

    Brian Laine aka motormatch cradle kit for a small block ford
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    SBF Cradle mounted

    From the album: Cobra 5.0 280z

    Brian Laine aka motormatch cradle kit for a small block ford
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    5.0 Cobra 280z

    Last night, I finished installing the clutch master cylinder (Wilwood part #260-6765 7/8"bore). I had to swap out the push rod to the original Z one, which was relatively easy. The worst part was laying upside down in the cab. I also drilled the hole for the mustang wiring harness and fitted everything for that. For the visual people-
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    Clutch MC installed

    From the album: Cobra 5.0 280z

    Wilwood part #260-6765 7/8"bore
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    Swapping the master cylinder rod

    From the album: Cobra 5.0 280z

    Wilwood part #260-6765 7/8"bore In order to use this, it's best to swap the rod from the original Z master cylinder so the length and thread will be correct for the clutch pedal attachment
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    5.0 Cobra 280z

    Test fit of the fuel tank from the 95 Im going to bend the straps against the tank and use garage door insulation for the tank strap. For those wondering, the tanks are nearly identical in shape. The only problem I ran into is having to extend one of the tank straps. On the attached side by side comparison, the mustang tank is on the top and Z tank is on bottom. Pretty close if you ask me!
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    Test fitting the tank from the 1995 mustang

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    Pretty close, a little modification needed for the straps.
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    5.0 Cobra 280z

    Since I've been pretty busy with school, I haven't had much opportunity to work on the Z. I'm focused on getting everything wired up correctly before I drop the motor in so it'll be easy to plug and play. Last thing I did was the fusible link mod since half of them were missing and I had a few stereo installation parts laying around. I also did the rear bumper delete and fitted the fuel tank from the 95 cobra. WOW- I cannot believe how close it is. All it needed was a longer bolt for one tank strap and a filler neck adapter. Here's the fusible link mod pic: lots of thanks to the google search bar: http://atlanticz.ca/zclub/techtips/fusiblelinks/index.html
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    Fusible Link Mod

    From the album: Cobra 5.0 280z

    Replacing the stock fusible links with a fused power distribution block and 8ga wire
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    From the album: Cobra 5.0 280z

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    Rhinolined the engine bay

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    I like to be a little different, and It just so happened I had some extra bedliner in my garage. Trimmed the wiring harness a little (a little too much- more on that later)
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    New dash eventually

    From the album: Cobra 5.0 280z

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    Seats are in great shape

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    The back end

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    First pic, I think she's smiling!

    From the album: Cobra 5.0 280z

    If anyone happens to know what kind of wheels those are let me know
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    Pulling the Cobra 5.0 with my pops

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    Can you believe that thing weighs 50 lb less than the straight 6?