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Coderedsaleen 01-25-2010 08:08 PM

This is my 2001 ride powered by a 2003 Cobra
 
Some pics of my ride hope you enjoy them...

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x...todisplay3.jpg

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x...p/IMG_0007.jpg

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x...p/IMG_0014.jpg

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x...p/IMG_0023.jpg

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x...p/IMG_0026.jpg

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x...p/IMG_0087.jpg

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x.../IMG_0155A.jpg

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x...p/IMG_0019.jpg

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x.../IMG_0155A.jpg

NeoS281 01-25-2010 08:15 PM

whoa! thats one RED HOT Saleen! Welcome to the forums btw! :biggrin:

Coderedsaleen 01-25-2010 08:24 PM

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Originally Posted by NeoS281 (Post 31513)
whoa! thats one RED HOT Saleen! Welcome to the forums btw! :biggrin:

Thanks for the compliments! It is great to finally find this forum to find out more info on Saleen equipment and events going on.

Keith Bishop 01-25-2010 09:08 PM

Thats awesome man! What kind of stuff did you have to do to the car to get the 4v to work in it?

Coderedsaleen 01-25-2010 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Keith Bishop (Post 31516)
Thats awesome man! What kind of stuff did you have to do to the car to get the 4v to work in it?

Pulled the old 2V engine w/T45 and installed the 4V engine w/T56. I used ALL the original wiring for the 2V with some minor modifications. Saleen computer with a Cobra flash. Used the dual Cobra fuel pumps and tank. It was a easy engine and transmission swap but the wiring and tuning was the real PITA. Just dropped the tank today to find one bad fuel pump so I'm in the process of replacing it.

Jim D. 01-25-2010 10:38 PM

Beautiful! Welcome, and thanks for sharing the pics of your amazing build!

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SimiSaleen 01-25-2010 10:38 PM

Very Cool!:biggrin:

Coderedsaleen 01-25-2010 11:07 PM

Thanks for all the compliments. I want to make it look the best that I can. I have done all the work by myself. What a PITA to align an engine and trans while trying to raise the trans, lower the engine, operate the cherry picker then bolt here and bolt there. All in all the efforts that I put into it make it more of a accomplishment. I have learned so much since this install and was a great experience. Would I do it again? Heck Yeah... any takers, just kidding. I can provide info if other people want to attempt to do this type of conversion. No write up as of yet but maybe later when I can get more time.

2FNFAST 01-26-2010 03:09 AM

Might I inquire who embroidered your headrests? I have cobra seats in my car and was considering doing that exact setup or having the inserts redone with saleen in them. Your car looks great! Any plans to upgrade the terminator motor?? I hear it calling for a kenne. ;)

Agent_177 01-26-2010 07:16 AM

Welcome!

And that is sweet!!!

fud 01-26-2010 08:17 AM

Pretty much the best of both worlds, in my opinion. Cobra power and Saleen styling.

I wish I had $6000 laying around... ;)

Coderedsaleen 01-26-2010 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by 2FNFAST (Post 31532)
Might I inquire who embroidered your headrests? I have cobra seats in my car and was considering doing that exact setup or having the inserts redone with Saleen in them. Your car looks great! Any plans to upgrade the terminator motor?? I hear it calling for a kenne. ;)

I had the headrest embroidered by a guy about 5yrs ago. I will see if I can find the info for you. I might upgrade to a Whipple from Ford Racing if more money comes my way but until then I will just have fun driving it like this.

Thanks for all the great compliments. Anyone notice the 05 steering wheel? :biggrin:

fud 01-26-2010 12:59 PM

Pretty tricky way to get a Saleen Cobra. :)

Which motor is that, exactly? I'm just curious. A couple years of hording cash/tax returns would pay for a FRPP motor....

Coderedsaleen 01-26-2010 02:25 PM

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Originally Posted by fud (Post 31550)
Pretty tricky way to get a Saleen Cobra. :)

Which motor is that, exactly? I'm just curious. A couple years of hording cash/tax returns would pay for a FRPP motor....

It is a 03 Cobra Terminator w/T56 transmission. I'm suppose to be pushing 500Hp but will see when I get it dyno tuned after I fix the fuel pump problem.

fud 01-26-2010 03:31 PM

I wish I was busier at work. Ebaying and looking at engines/parts is going to ruin my bank account if my willpower ever gives in.

eviligloo 01-26-2010 04:20 PM

So now that you've done the conversion....which hood are you using? I figure the supercharger snout would hit the saleen s/c hood, so my guess is a cobra hood.

Also...which clutch did you go with to upgrade?

If you had posted this about a year ago...I might have taken you up on the offer to do another conversion!

Coderedsaleen 01-26-2010 07:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fud (Post 31569)
I wish I was busier at work. Ebaying and looking at engines/parts is going to ruin my bank account if my willpower ever gives in.

FUD - Yeah eBay is ruining my bank account also. I have purchased way to much stuff from there since I joined some years ago.

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Originally Posted by eviligloo (Post 31570)
So now that you've done the conversion....which hood are you using? I figure the supercharger snout would hit the Saleen s/c hood, so my guess is a cobra hood.

Also...which clutch did you go with to upgrade?

If you had posted this about a year ago...I might have taken you up on the offer to do another conversion!

Eviligloo - I'm still using the Saleen heat extractor hood, plenty of room under there for the Cobra stuff. It came with a McLeod clutch that was already installed. I used the 03 Cobra engine and T56 w/aluminum drive shaft.

Dave 01-26-2010 08:51 PM

Your Saleen looks great! Thanks for sharing photos. :cool:

Coderedsaleen 01-26-2010 09:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Dave (Post 31581)
Your Saleen looks great! Thanks for sharing photos. :cool:

Thanks, Looking forward to taking more once the weather gets better here in Va. Always raining and inconsistent weather.

2FNFAST 01-26-2010 11:20 PM

Not wanting to come off weird but just wondering if this car was converted by you from a GT? It looks very accurate but the engine bay plaque looks like one from an earlier year and like its engraved, also the shifter plaque is missing. It doesnt take anything away from the car at all,its beautifully done, I was just wondering for my own personal curiousity.

Coderedsaleen 01-27-2010 12:12 AM

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Originally Posted by 2FNFAST (Post 31588)
Not wanting to come off weird but just wondering if this car was converted by you from a GT? It looks very accurate but the engine bay plaque looks like one from an earlier year and like its engraved, also the shifter plaque is missing. It doesn't take anything away from the car at all,its beautifully done, I was just wondering for my own personal curiosity.

Your not coming off weird or anything. My car was converted by me and I don't claim it to be a real one. With this said, everything I mean everything is 100% Saleen w/receipt's. The only thing that is missing are those two things. If it was to be side by side with another one you would never know the difference (which I have been). I don't care if I get flame sprayed or anything because this is how I wanted it to be made into. I will not half @ss like some others do, then claim it as one to sell on eBay. Not trying to be defensive but I take pride that I built it.

I have had my car since new in Nov 2000 and have worked hard to make it into what it is today. Thanks for the compliments on how it looks.

Oh and the ID badge does say replica on it so there is no mistake in whether it is real or not.

2FNFAST 01-27-2010 12:24 AM

Not at all. You did perfect. And i think those who go all out on the saleen styling with a blank page (IE starting from scratch with their own gt) end up with a better finished product then a bone stock saleen! I didnt even notice until coming back to stare at it since its so well put together and such. Anyone that would have anything negative to say is a fool. :)

Coderedsaleen 01-27-2010 02:11 AM

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Originally Posted by 2FNFAST (Post 31591)
Not at all. You did perfect. And i think those who go all out on the Saleen styling with a blank page (IE starting from scratch with their own gt) end up with a better finished product then a bone stock Saleen! I didn't even notice until coming back to stare at it since its so well put together and such. Anyone that would have anything negative to say is a fool. :)

Thanks! I appreciate the great feedback. I know that some people are negative towards other that make their cars into a manufactured style. I have seen alot that are half @ss trying to pass as real ones and I can see how owners of the real ones would be quick to call them a "Faleen". If I were to take my car to Saleen in Irvine and if they were willing I bet I could get a number for it but that is dreaming. Until then I will just be happy with my ride and drive it till the wheels fall off. :smile:

Jim D. 01-27-2010 02:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Coderedsaleen (Post 31600)
Thanks! I appreciate the great feedback. I know that some people are negative towards other that make their cars into a manufactured style. I have seen alot that are half @ss trying to pass as real ones and I can see how owners of the real ones would be quick to call them a "Faleen". If I were to take my car to Saleen in Irvine and if they were willing I bet I could get a number for it but that is dreaming. Until then I will just be happy with my ride and drive it till the wheels fall off. :smile:

You have every right to enjoy this car you created and be proud of it -- she's beautiful!

Don't go to Irvine -- the company basically shut down California operations by late 2008. And unfortunately, no matter how good the conversion, they didn't serialize cars that didn't come off the regular production line.

But again, she's beautuful, and you should be proud!



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Coderedsaleen 01-27-2010 03:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Jim D. (Post 31601)
You have every right to enjoy this car you created and be proud of it -- she's beautiful!

Don't go to Irvine -- the company basically shut down California operations by late 2008. And unfortunately, no matter how good the conversion, they didn't serialize cars that didn't come off the regular production line.

But again, she's beautiful, and you should be proud!

Once again Thanks for all the great compliments! Yeah I knew about Irvine, I was just saying it would be great if they would have done that. The plant in Troy is by my in-laws and when we visit I go there to check out the new stuff.

I'm very proud, Thanks again! :biggrin:

Coderedsaleen 11-15-2010 11:24 PM

Installed my new rear control arms:

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x.../IMG_2112A.jpg

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x...s/IMG_2108.jpg



This is an updated pic of the engine bay:

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x.../IMG_2113A.jpg

Coderedsaleen 11-15-2010 11:42 PM

Some pics from the Wild Wheels Weekend Show:

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x...lsWeekend2.jpg

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x...lsWeekend4.jpg

Had to put the top up for the ride home since it started to rain. Won two awards while I was there:

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x...Weekend382.jpg

olecoot 11-16-2010 06:58 AM

Very Nice!!!

CRstang99 11-16-2010 10:17 AM

Outstanding looking car!!!! I have one question. How hard was it to switch out the steering
wheel? Thanks for your time.

Coderedsaleen 11-16-2010 06:33 PM

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Originally Posted by olecoot (Post 45947)
Very Nice!!!

Thanks for the compliment!

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Originally Posted by CRstang99 (Post 45951)
Outstanding looking car!!!! I have one question. How hard was it to switch out the steering
wheel? Thanks for your time.

The swap was kind of easy just had to do some cutting, welding and wiring. It is a subtle change that the average person will not notice.

OxfordS281 11-26-2010 03:03 AM

How is the gauge cluster with the 4V motor rpms wise? Also do your dash gauges read everything accurate? Guessing its boost and intercooler temps? love the thread,wish i could steal that 2V from ya. Have you always had magnaflow tips? on your rolling shot with the top up it looked like thicker rolled edges. thanks

thgach 11-26-2010 08:28 AM

wow!! very nice ride she came out great!!!

SonicBlue 11-26-2010 12:25 PM

Outstanding job!
I really noticed a difference in my Rear Control arm change as well! I removed my Quad shocks when I upgraded my Control Arms. Hope you like it!

What sway bar is that?

Coderedsaleen 11-26-2010 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by OxfordS281 (Post 46415)
How is the gauge cluster with the 4V motor rpms wise? Also do your dash gauges read everything accurate? Guessing its boost and intercooler temps? love the thread,wish i could steal that 2V from ya. Have you always had magnaflow tips? on your rolling shot with the top up it looked like thicker rolled edges. thanks

The gauge cluster works like normal and all reads accurately as a analog gauge can except the speedometer which is about 10-15mph off.

My dash pod gauges work the same as on the 2V but are hooked to different places to get the same readings.

The engine and trans are for sale but I am selling them as a combo.

In the rolling shot I use to have the Chicane exhaust but since the Saleen Magnaflow center exhaust came available I swapped it out.

Coderedsaleen 11-26-2010 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by thgach (Post 46417)
wow!! very nice ride she came out great!!!

Thanks for the compliment!

Quote:

Originally Posted by SonicBlue (Post 46430)
Outstanding job!
I really noticed a difference in my Rear Control arm change as well! I removed my Quad shocks when I upgraded my Control Arms. Hope you like it!

What sway bar is that?

I noticed a big difference to. I was going to remove the quads but didn't know how much of a suspension performance gain I would get.

The rear sway bar is OEM, I just sanded and painted it to match the rest of the parts. I think it came out okay looking.

AF24 11-26-2010 05:27 PM

Unbelievable car! Looks great

Coderedsaleen 11-26-2010 07:23 PM

Here are a couple of pics of Steve signing my car at the June 19th, 2010 Bob Bell Ford show in Glen Burnie, MD:

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x...D/IMG_0556.jpg

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x.../IMG_0558a.jpg

Coderedsaleen 12-27-2010 08:31 PM

LOL, bump to my thread.

OxfordS281 12-27-2010 09:27 PM

what rear rotors do you have and also where did you get the trunk lid saleen mat?

Coderedsaleen 12-27-2010 09:36 PM

I have Rotopro's, not sure if they are available any more. Had them for about 6yrs now. The trunklid mat... I made it.

I made these also:

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x...50d61b1140.jpg

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x...e451731b17.jpg

Werecow 12-29-2010 03:48 PM

Dude the trunk mats are awesome... you should make them and sell them.

Coderedsaleen 12-29-2010 06:22 PM

Thanks for the compliments! I have sold a couple but not trying to make an income off them.

2kSVT 12-31-2010 10:48 PM

Codered..you should do a group buy on the mats! They are very nice!

Rod

countum 01-01-2011 11:47 PM

Codered how much you asking for a trunk mat?

Coderedsaleen 01-01-2011 11:52 PM

I sent you a PM.

Coderedsaleen 01-13-2011 06:39 PM

Thanks for visiting my thread!

OxfordS281 01-13-2011 07:24 PM

if i ever save up for a 03 04 motor with a t-56 and such im gonna drop that and my car off at your house.... sound good? :wink:

Coderedsaleen 01-13-2011 07:30 PM

Sounds good, I would do another one if the opportunity came up.

tennesseemustangperformance 01-17-2011 03:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Coderedsaleen (Post 31548)
I had the headrest embroidered by a guy about 5yrs ago. I will see if I can find the info for you. I might upgrade to a Whipple from Ford Racing if more money comes my way but until then I will just have fun driving it like this.

Thanks for all the great compliments. Anyone notice the 05 steering wheel? :biggrin:


Yes I did, one of the first things I noticed. Does the airbag work? How did you adapt the hex wheel to fit the spline drive of the column. I was wanting to do this to my '98. Great work!!!

OxfordS281 01-17-2011 12:12 PM

What gauges are in the pod? Also what gauge is on the steering column? Is the car running in the picture because two the gauges look out of sync?

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Originally Posted by Coderedsaleen (Post 31512)
Some pics of my ride hope you ejoy them...
http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x...p/IMG_0093.jpg



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