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Old 08-17-2016, 02:46 PM   #1
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2001 Cobra Block

Hey you guys. I have a question! I found a 2001 Cobra block (teksid) for cheap online. My question is it worth buying? I'm planning on building my car with the Tork Tech set up. I already have a few things purchased. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


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2001 Cobra engine is a WAP block, not a Teksid. It is still a good block though.

How much are they asking for it?
And what are the condition of the cylinders like?
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Old 08-18-2016, 11:30 AM   #3
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The seller was real adamant about it being a Teskid. I found another seller claiming the same. But it's a good thing i brought the question up.

For my goals, is this worth the purchase? I will be posting up pics. Click image for larger version

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The block in the picture that you posted is a Teksid. You want to find one that is still at the standard bore size. The engine that is at .020 over, is in need of a complete re-sleeve, in my opinion.
The Teksids are considered to be the strongest aluminum production blocks. So it will suit your needs, whatever your current or future goals may be.
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Now say i end up getting the block, is everything transferable? As in all my internals, heads, manifold compatible with the block? I do plan on upgrading most of all those parts.


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If I remember correctly, the only thing that is different on the Teksid blocks is the oil pump pickup tube. Everything else bolts right up.
If you go this route, you should purchase Sean Hyland's book about building modular engines.
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Old 08-18-2016, 08:32 PM   #7
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Well I appreciate you sharing your knowledge with me. I plan on going for it. I have quite a few parts for my build.


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I know this is a whole new topic. Would I benefit from putting on the 39lb injectors with a new fuel pump? Or would it be harmful. On a stock engine. Just out of curiosity


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It wouldn't be harmful... Nor, would you see much of a benefit from them.
You will need a new tune that takes into account for the higher flowing injectors.
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Would you be sleeving it or staying .020" over?
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What would you recommend? I am still learning about all this.


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What would you recommend? I am still learning.


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2001 Cobra engine is a WAP block, not a Teksid. It is still a good block though.

How much are they asking for it?
And what are the condition of the cylinders like?
^Yup. 99 and earlier 4 valve 4.6L's were Teksid blocks.
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Old 08-19-2016, 12:31 PM   #14
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The pic with the block is from an 01' so that's a WAP? If so, is it worth buying?


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The pic with the block is from an 01' so that's a WAP? If so, is it worth buying?


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I wouldn't buy it because if he's showing a Teksid block, but claiming it's an 01 block, he's wrong. That's a red flag. Probably means he doesn't have all the correct info on what he's selling. Or, he could be showing a Teskid block knowing it's a WAP and trying to take someone. Either way, not someone I'd buy from lol.

As far as WAP blocks bored over..I wouldn't buy one because they aren't all that thick to begin with so I would rather start with one un-bored. That way you know it's done right and you can obtain all the proper sleeves etc. specifically for your block.


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Not sure why those engines are being advertised as 01's. I suppose that it is entirely possible that the original engines were replaced with Teksid blocks. However, in one of the ads, the part number that is posted is NOT for a Teksid.

.020 is considered by many to be the maximum safe over-size for the cylinders on a Teksid. That is why I recommended trying to find a block that is at the standard cylinder size. The cylinders can be sleeved, but it will cost more than finding a block that is in good shape to begin with.
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I heard in the past a few early 01 Cobras did come with Teksid blocks in them from the factory.
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I heard in the past a few early 01 Cobras did come with Teksid blocks in them from the factory.
That is a possibility. If I recall, some of the early 01 model year GT's came equipped with T45 transmissions rather than 3650's. Ford is well known for using up all of their obsolete parts if possible.
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