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1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Coupe   SVT ENGINE
 
The unique V-code 4.6L DOHC (4-camshaft) 32-valve V8 SVT Cobra engines were hand-assembled by Ford's Special Vehicle Team (SVT), and signed by their builders. Ford recalled all 1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobras built at the Dearborn Assembly Assembly Plant from March 1, 1999 through July 2 to upgrade their engines to produce the advertised 320 horsepower. This car's Ford authorized engine modifcations were completed, May 19, 2000 (see recall sticker photo, below).
1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 32-Valve 4-Camshaft 320-HP V-8 Engine  
1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 32-Valve 4-Camshaft 320-HP V-8 Engine

1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Specifications

Ford card printed Dec 1998:  "Following publication of this card certain changes in standard equipment,options, prices, and the like, or product delays, may have occurred which would not be listed here. Your Ford Dealer is your best source for up-to-date information. Ford Division reserves the right to change product specifications at any time without incurring obligation."

ENGINE
CONFIGUATION
Longitudinally mounted, 90-degree V8, cast aluminum block & heads, iron cylinder liners,
fully counterweighted forged crankshaft

Bore & Stroke - 90.2mm x 90.0mm
Displacement - 280cid/ 4,601cc
(280.8cid, usually stated as 281cid)
Compression ratio - 9.85:1
Horsepower - 316 hp @ 6,000 rpm
(a Ford recall authorized engine modifications to 320 hp, as was later advertised)
Torque - 316 lb/ft @ 4,750 rpm
(a Ford recall authorized engine modifications to 317 lb/ft, as was later advertised)
Redline - 6,800 rpm (fuel shut-off occurs at 7,000 rpm)

VALVETRAIN
Double overhead camshafts, chain drive to exhaust cams, secondary chains
from exhaust to intake cams, roller finger followers w/ hydraulic lash adjustment,
ovate-wire beehive-shaped valve springs, four valves per cylinder

Intake valves - 2 per cylinder, 37mm head diameter
Exhaust valves - 2 per cylinder, 30mm head diameter
Ignition system - Distributorless coil-on-plug
Fuel system - Sequential electronic fuel injection
Intake manifold - Cast aluminum, tuned equal-length runners
Throttle body - 57mm twin bore
Mass-air sensor - 80mm diameter
Exhaust manifolds - Cast iron
Exhaust system - Dual, stainless steel, 2.25-inch diameter, 3.0-inch exhaust tips

1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 32-Valve 4-Camshaft 320-HP V-8 Engine  
1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 32-Valve 4-Camshaft 320-HP V-8 Engine  
The original 1999 battery in place.
1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 32-Valve 4-Camshaft 320-HP V-8 Engine  
The "HAND-BUILT WITH PRIDE" lable displays the engine builders' engraved signitures.
1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 32-Valve 4-Camshaft 320-HP V-8 Engine recall sticker  
Recall sticker indicating Ford's authorized engine mods (to 320 HP) completed, May 19, 2000.
1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 32-Valve 4-Camshaft 320-HP V-8 Engine recall sticker