The year 2013 marked the 20th Anniversary of Ford Special Vehicle Team (SVT) production and was another milestone for my own Cobra: its 10th birthday. With that in mind, I decided it was a perfect occasion to create a website (well, at least start creating it - writing takes time!). This project was something I generally had wanted to undertake for quite awhile, but I really had two reasons for putting it together. The first was that I simply wanted to share all the documents (and knowledge?) I have collected, and what a better way to do it than with a web site. Second, I had just become really annoyed with the endless flow of bad information on many of the Mustang forums (and that is putting it politely)! It was the perfect time to get creative.
Just a warning though: you actually have to read if you are seeking information! If you prefer the back-and-forth banter of a forum and would rather be spoon-fed instead of searching on your own, then maybe this isn't for you. In any case, there are a lot of links, along with images and documents that are very informative and well worth having (and reading!), especially if you are a fanatic about your own car. To quote a line from Fast Times at Ridgemont High: "Learn it, know it, live it"!
Moving right along, there is no doubt the Terminator is a unique vehicle with an interesting production story and a cult-like following. Although many of the documents and information I will include on this site date back to 2003 and earlier, for a complete history, I can't recommend enough that you read Frank Moriarty's book, Iron Fist, Lead Foot to get the real inside story. Frank has a lot of great pictures and documents from his adventures in Dearborn, and saying it is worth reading is an understatement to say the least. Even better, there is a 10th Anniversary edition in the works, so look for it in January, 2016!
Another honorable mention goes to Mr. Bob Arthur in Cheshire, CT. His site, Stang Shifter Gaskets also has a simple Terminator FAQ section that is a wealth of information for any 2003 & 2004 Cobra owner or prospective owner. If you have spent any time on some of the Ford, Mustang, or Cobra forums, you'll know exactly who Bob is. Both sites are mentioned here with their permission. Thanks, guys!
As for my site, the menu is located along the left side of each page and will take you to the corresponding section with a simple click. Each page will have various sub-sections, or additional pages, and may have a basic description of OEM components for comparison. All the modifications I have performed are what suited me and my tastes, so this site is filled with them, and my opinions. I also won't boast about any street races or quarter-mile times, and I definitely will not refer to the car as a "Termi"! There are also no drag radials, solid-axle swaps, fuel system conversions, etc., etc., etc. in here. My modifications have been what I consider tasteful, and even better - they work perfectly...