Personal Philosophy I built my COBRA according to my needs and philosophy of modifying. I have limited garage space, so it must be my daily driver. Like to be loud and proud. Like a lope to the idle from The Golden Age of Muscle Cars. It is very hard to get a fuel injected car to hit a lick like a carbureted engine with a big cam. This is true of Dual Over Head Cams especially and require HUGE cams to effect the idle. Since my COBRA is a daily driver, dependability is a must. Fuel injection is a must. Love the sound of a carbureted car, but the heart aches of warming up a cold natured engine with a big cam SUCKS. A fuel injection car is also easier on the rings, so many more miles can be expected from the shortblock. Apparently the extra fuel from a carburetor when the choke is set washes away the oil in the combustion chamber, and the cylinder walls and rings wear faster. Going to shoehorn a Big Block stroker Ford engine in my COBRA, but I would lose some of my creature comforts such as cruise control and my beloved fuel injection. It was a painful decision to give up ALL that TORQUE, but my modular motor is the better choice for creature comforts and driveablity. (Update: I am building a stroker Big Block. Cubes Rule. Torque is King.)Black is my signature color. I love to see the shine after a good washing, claying, polishing, glazing, and waxing! Triple black is where its at. I HATE the peanut butter interior color on other SN95s. I love low gears! My 4.88 ring and pinion is extreme. Currently my top theoretical speed in 5th overdrive is 172 mph at 7200 RPM. Plenty fast! I chose 4.88 gears because I can reach 100 mph in fourth gear at 6400 RPM. Good enough for a reckless driving ticket and a reckless endangerment felony! 0-60 takes three gears and a lot of burnt rubber, the way I like it. I am Old School. I like a loud rumbly engine and not too many frills on the outside. I have modified my COBRA to have a rake and be in the weeds with lowering springs. I also added big rear wheel meats to give an aggressive look. I have the COBRA stainless steel inserts in the rear bumper, but that is about it for changing the factory appearance. No Ricer crap here. I am sooo Old School, that I do not like the sound of a supercharger or a turbo. I hate the blow valve whistle every time a gear is changed. I do not like the WHINE (Give me SCREAM anyday) of the Terminator and Kenne Bell. A centrifugal blower at idle sounds like a slipping belt on some old POS. I like cubes and a lot of them. Torque is King. I like the rumble of a naturally aspirated monster with cams. If I had my choice, I would be rolling with a Big Block under the hood. Instead, because of budget and driveability reasons, I will make do with my itty bitty 4.6 liter 281 cubic inch modular motor. (Update: Screw modular. I'm getting a BIG Block!) Torque is King. I have gone to a lot of trouble to preserve the original look of the factory. I love the factory COBRA wheels. When I decided to add bigger tires, I had WeldCraft Wheels to widen my factory rims to 10.5". It is both sleeper and aggressive. I love a good stereo system. My previous 1995 5.0 Mustang GT convertible had a speaker box contructed out of the spare tire wheel well with two 12" subwoofers. It was fun to THUMP. I think I will be more conservative with my COBRA and leave the factory Mach 460 system. It is like having a security system with a convertible, NO ONE wants to steal an old factory radio! lol I love the SN95 Mustang style. The previous fox body I believe is very boxy and the later SN197 design is 500 pounds heavier. I concede bigger engines can be fit in the other body style engine bays, but I still like the look of my COBRA.