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Ford Performance Camshaft Drive Kit; Aluminum Block Applications (96-01 Cobra; 03-04 Mach 1)

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      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • DOHC Camshaft Drive Kit
      • For Use with 4.6L 4-Valve Aluminum Blocks Only
      • Complete Kit
      • Genuine Ford Parts
      • Fits 1996-2001 SVT Cobra and 2003-2004 Mach 1


      DOHC Camshaft Drive Kit. A new set of cams is a great way to increase the power of your DOHC V8, but installation can be difficult. So do it right the first time with a Genuine Ford Racing Camshaft Drive Kit for proper timing.

      Complete Kit. The Ford Racing Camshaft Drive Kit includes Tensioner arms, Chain guides, Front cover gaskets with front main seal, Primary and secondary timing chains, Durable cast iron primary and secondary timing chain tensioners, Camshaft sprockets, spacers, bolts and washers, Crankshaft sprocket, Crank position trigger wheel and fasteners.

      Legendary Ford Racing Quality.
      When you're adding performance parts to your Pony, you can't go wrong by installing parts from the folks that know it best. Ford Racing's legendary quality ensures a perfect fit and years of hassle-free use.

      Application. This Ford Racing Camshaft Drive Kit is designed for use on 1996-2004 Mustangs equipped with a 4.6L 4V aluminum block only, including the 1996-2001 SVT Cobra and 2003-2004 Mach 1 models.

      Technical Note. This Camshaft Drive Kit is not compatible with 1993-1998 camshafts. This kit will work with all 4.6L 4-Valve heads but will only work with the cam sprockets of the 1999-2004 camshafts.

      Fitment: 1996 1997 1998 1999 2001 2003 2004 Details

      MPN# M-6004-A464

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (8)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.6 out of 5 overall rating from 8 customers

      Installation Time: Full Day

      • April 04, 2019

        5 2004 Mach 1 - Derek Installation Time: Full Day

        Very nice timing set

        Super happy with the timing set. It comes with the cast tensioners. Not the cheap plastic ones that are prone to failure.

        Helpful (1)
      • June 27, 2018

        5 2001 Cobra - SchuylerP

        Made timing it super easy

        The marked links made and the quality of the kit was awesome. You can get by without the special cam tool if you have someone hold both set of cams with two ratchets(one for each head)

        Helpful (11)
      • November 23, 2017

        5 2003 Cobra - MikalB Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        03 Cobra Timing kit

        Awesome kit, comes with everything you need that’s timing related, fair cost, great instructions. Couldn’t be happier, installed my self in about an hour after I had the motor all torn apart.

        Helpful (14)
      • October 05, 2017

        4 1999 Cobra - CobraKid Installation Time: Full Day

        Good Price

        Package has everything to get the engine to turn. Detailed instruction. Camshaft sprocket bolt is not the right size for my 99 Cobra. I have to use ARP bolt.

        Helpful (13)
      • August 21, 2017

        5 2001 Cobra - MikeL Installation Time: Full Day


        Love the Product!! Excellent upgrade from Factory..

        Helpful (12)
      • August 14, 2017

        4 1999 Cobra - Me Installation Time: Weekend

        Almost perfect

        Everything in this kit was great. Definitely an upgrade from stock and comes with all required pieces. My only issue is that the cam sprocket bolts in the kit are M10, and my 99 cobra cams need and M12 bolt. Ford shows that stock is an M12, so I had to run to 3 local Ford dealers to come up with 4 bolts to do the install. FYI, Ford states that they are the exact same as the harmonic balancer bolt.

        Helpful (15)
      • February 01, 2016

        4 2003 Mach 1 - REL3RD Installation Time: Full Day

        Mach 1 timing set with gears, chains, tensioners and guides

        Good price to value ratio. Ford Racing part so you know it fits. Looked like quality parts, but should include the valve cover gaskets to be a 100 complete "kit" IMO...Install is not for the faint of heart...

        Helpful (16)
      • July 22, 2015

        5 1996 Cobra - Kev Installation Time: Afternoon

        A great deal for premium parts!

        Shopped for these parts individually but this was better and cheaper.

        Helpful (14)

      Questions & Answers (7 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      so I will need to get 99 or newer camshafts for my 1998 SVT Cobra to use this kit?

      • This kit is not compatible with the factory cams in the 96-98 motors. You would either need the newer factory cams, or aftermarket cams to use this kit.

      Helpful (1)

      I’m using a Teksid block with twisted wedge 2v heads will the primary chains still work?

      If I buy this kit for my 1999 Cobra will I get the M10 Cam Bolts or the right M12 Bolts, If not do you sell those bolts

      • This kit will include the M10 Cam bolts.

      Helpful (0)

      Does this timing kit fit the 1997 mustang cobra engine or not?

      • This will fit a 97 Cobra.

      Helpful (0)

      I'm confused. If it will not fit 96 - 98 cams, why does the listing say it's for 96 - 01 Cobra?

      • Since the Cobra Mustangs were sold with 4-Valve motors instead of the 2-Valve motors that were sold in the V6 and GT Model Mustangs of those years, this Ford Performance Camshaft Drive Kit will work on the 96'-01' Cobras and 03'-04' Mach 1's.

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      2 More Questions
      Will this kit fit my 2003 Cobra? 1 answer
      So this will not work with my cast iron block? 1 answer

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) Left Hand TENSIONER ARM
      • (1) Right Hand TENSIONER ARM
      • (1) Right Hand CHAIN GUIDE
      • (1) Left Hand CHAIN GUIDE
      • (1) Left Hand FRONT COVER GASKET
      • (1) Right Hand FRONT COVER GASKET
      • (1) FRONT SEAL
      • (1) Right Hand SECONDARY TENSIONER
      • (1) Left Hand SECONDARY TENSIONER
      • (1) Right Hand CHAIN TENSIONER
      • (1) Left Hand CHAIN TENSIONER
      • (1) Right Hand CAM SPROCKET
      • (1) Left Hand CAM SPROCKET
      • (4) CAM SPROCKET
      • (2) CAM SPACER
      • (4) CAM WASHER
      • (2) CHAIN GUIDE BOLT (M6 X 20)
      • (1) CHAIN GUIDE BOLT (M6 X 67)
      • (4) CHAIN TENSIONER BOLT (M8 X 53)
      • (2) Left Hand SECONDARY CHAIN TENSIONER BOLT (M6 X 27.5)
      • (2) Right Hand SECONDARY CHAIN TENSIONER BOLT (M6 X 47)
      • (4) CAM BOLT (10 X 47.5)
      • (1) DAMPER BOLT
      • (1) DAMPER WASHER
      • (8) FRONT COVER BOLT (M8 X 53)
      • (5) FRONT COVER STUD (M8 X 68 +M 8 X 30)
      • (1) FRONT COVER STUD (M8 X 65 + M8 X 16)
      • (1) FRONT COVER BOLT (M8 X 41)
      • (1) FRONT COVER STUD (M8 X 60 + M6 X 10)
      • (1) FRONT COVER STUD (M8 X 51 + M6 X 26)
      • (1) TRIGGER WHEEL

      Tech Specs

      Will It Fit My Mustang

      • Cobra - 96, 97, 98, 99, 01
      • Mach 1 - 03, 04

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