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IIGood
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posted 03-04-2002 05:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood   Click Here to Email IIGood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK, just an interesting question to post. Obviously, no harm intended here. But, if there was any particular reason to it, why did you choose a Mustang II?

For me, at first, I didn't really know about the whole "II" designation when I bought my '77 Ghia. One weird reason why I bought it was because I thought it would be neat to own a Mustang from the same year I was born. And, when I first saw it, it really did look good. Some minor chips here and there throughout the paint, but overall, the car looked sharp. The engine was about the only thing that needed work.

As parts became more and more difficult to find, I finally came to start realizing the history of the II. The gas crisis, Iacocca's downsizing design, etc. And eventually, the internet had a big hand in helping realize the whole history of the II.

So...how 'bout you?

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John Holloway
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posted 03-04-2002 06:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Holloway   Click Here to Email John Holloway     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It all started,I took my Twin Brother out to Trade in my 73 Camaro we pulled into the Dealership because I seen a 76 454 Elcamino,When we got out of the car,I went over to the Elcamino and my brother went over to the Mustang CobraII.I yelled over to my brother to come over to look at the tricked out Elcamino and he said no ,Come over and look at this CobraII,So I went over to take a look and it was sharp It was mostly stock with wide Tires and Slotted Mag Wheels,the Engine had a Edelbrock manifold and a Holley 600 carb.with dual cherry bombs Exhaust,I took it for a ride and bought it on the spot and that was back in 1978,4 Paint Jobs,9 Motors,a ton of aftermarket parts,a back half chassis and it is still in my Garage Today!!

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posted 03-04-2002 07:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great story John.

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LXXVICOBRA
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posted 03-04-2002 10:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LXXVICOBRA   Click Here to Email LXXVICOBRA     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great thread topic, II Good

Guess my answer to this question went not much further, than looking at the choices being offered by General Motors at the time. I'm really glad I didnt consider and end up with a Monza or other (F?) body car!
But,thinking back..I guess the II just had that Mustang aura/history behind it... and the new smaller stang with the 8cyl Cobra package, was just the thing to let you stand out from the slew of Camaros and Firebirds everyone else seemed to be driving at the time.
It always turned heads, as it does to this day...and as they said in the ads, it just seemed to be the right car at the right time.
At age 21, with the chance to buy one new, I wasn't about to argue the point!
The II was a car that was much anticipated in the couple of years before its introduction. It's unfortunate that the V8 and/or the Cobra option wasnt available in '74. Tho it was never really overwhelmingly accepted by the general public, this first year option might have made some sort of difference in the long run.

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rellik74
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posted 03-05-2002 08:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rellik74   Click Here to Email rellik74     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you want to different Get A II you can go any most any place and you will have the only one. At all Ford power Dats in Denver Mine was the only one not a choped up race car. If you owned a 66 there was 15 of them there.
PS. It's unfortunate that the V8 and/or the Cobra option wasnt available in '74. Tho it was never really overwhelmingly accepted by the general public, this first year option might have made some sort of difference in the long run.
The Mustang II was car of the year for 1974 it was acceped by the public. If you look a production of 1974 it is still in the top 10 for production numbers (64 to 99), I think it toped all the production numbers of Mustang sold in earlyer years. If I can find my notes I will post the Nunbers.

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posted 03-05-2002 09:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LXXVICOBRA   Click Here to Email LXXVICOBRA     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, I am aware of the numbers and your point...won't dispute that.
Let me try to rephrase what I was attempting to say in my previous closing comment.

Having the Cobra and/or a V8 option upon introduction, would have given the car the kind of upscale/performance image that might have made it more popular with former Mustang buyers, besides the panic stricken energy conscious econocar lovers that bought most of the '74's. By never appealing to this important and previously loyal group, the II inheited an image that kept it unpopular in the eyes of many...and it did help kill the II in the end.

Even in spite of the more lavish Ghia models, the II's could never shed it's underpowed and Pintolike image with the general public, for lack of support from this important core group of people that would normally buy such a car. In fact, many such well optioned cars sat on the lot as they were perceived to be too expensive for such an "economy" car.
If gas had remained selling at 35 cents a gallon in during '74-78, the II would have never had the brief popularity it enjoyed. It would have been the wrong car at the wrong time.
And after all the fuss about the Mustang growing too large, any smaller Mustang was going to be a candidate for recognition of such awards as car of the year. But, in defense of that receiving that honor, it was a car that broke some new ground in it's design and engineering.

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LXXVICOBRA
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posted 03-05-2002 10:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LXXVICOBRA   Click Here to Email LXXVICOBRA     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tho it was never really overwhelmingly accepted by the general public, this first year option might have made some sort of difference in the long run.


Also to this statement, I really was referring to "it" as the Cobra itself...and should have stated the "general Mustang public".
And while (I know too)the Cobra also exceeded sales expectations, it's because of that very reason, I felt it should have been in the lineup from the start to help enhance the cars overall image and appeal.

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posted 03-05-2002 11:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 77sleeper   Click Here to Email 77sleeper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think that the Cobra IIs should have at least been able to perform a little better

I have never been a fan of the sticker package specials

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posted 03-06-2002 02:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for UnbridledFury   Click Here to Email UnbridledFury     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was actually looking for an older Mustang and wanted a fastback. There was none to be found around the Fort Campbell area and I saw 2 Mustang IIs in a car lot. One was a 76(?) Ghia with a 4 cylinder (barely ran) and the other one I was the one I have now. I took the 75 out for the test drive. I tried to tear that car up. Scared the salesman really bad. Once I got the car back to the lot, I told the salesman that I would take it. That was June 22, 1981.

Since then, this car has been through a lot of changes and been to a lot of places. I'll be glad when I can really take care of this car. Time and funds have been very scarce as of late. I have contemplated selling the car, but I know that would be a huge mistake. So the car sits patiently in the garage until times get better.

Further research says the car was built on November 11, 1974. I knew there was a good reason to hold on to it all these years!

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posted 03-06-2002 09:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for a351must2   Click Here to Email a351must2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wanted something sporty and CHEAP...looking for a mid-70's Celica GT or Mustang II and found the Mustang II for $450 with V6, 4spd, 3.55 gears. Within a week I'd found competition suspension sway-bars for $80 and a set of used 205/60-14" tires on wheels that would bolt on. Made it a fun car right from the first month of owning it.

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posted 03-06-2002 11:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for R Rainwater   Click Here to Email R Rainwater     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was looking for a car to restore, any car, and I found this 75 Ghia for 450 bucks. I bought it and got two doner cars too. A 77 fb and a 74 coupe. MY Ghia has A/C, C-4 trans, Power steering, and a 302 which I'm replacing with a 289.
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posted 03-06-2002 03:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thinkkker   Click Here to Email Thinkkker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well,

My mom has owned the 1974 Mustang Centerfold model since new (Red exterior with the Silver interior, called her 4 or 5 times saying they couldnt build it). Its a 4 cylinder 4 speed. So I always knew about them.
About when I was 15 we found another 74, a hatch with the 4 banger but a auto. We got it for spare parts for moms car.

After a bit I got the car (was more or less bought with my money so ). I drove it for a short time, but then drove my truck more cause mom thought it was unreliable (needs work) and the fact that then we had 6 runnin cars in the family among the 8 we had.

I have been researching since I was 16 (now 21) and have a 77 Cobra II. Being that I cant afford the rest of the Cobra I am now gonna do a EFI 2.3 5spd in the 74 and turbo. I want to get a II back on the road to run and race and such. Thats my story with them

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posted 03-08-2002 12:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for roadsterII     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bought this II because of a roadster sketch I did in 91. Little did I know how much work was involved after I bought the car in 92. Started on the car the first year and a half but then supporting the family got in the way. Finally started working on the car again in year 2000. I think the only sheetmetal on the car that I haven't modified is the trunklid. I still have the drivetrain after that. I'm really wondering about that sketch now.

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IIGood
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posted 03-08-2002 02:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood   Click Here to Email IIGood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great stories gang...keep 'em coming!

Hey Roadster, do you have any pictures of your project's current status? Or even a scan of the sketch you did? It always interesting to see a transformation of that caliber.

I remember a guy who frequented Stangnet...I think he posted here too, I apologize if I forgot you...who was redoing a hatchback. Dropped in a turbo'd 4 cylinder, and did some major reworking of the front nose...made is sloped, to kinda resemble the Daytona Shelby Cobras.

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posted 03-08-2002 02:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MooseII78   Click Here to Email MooseII78     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When i was 12 one of my older friends liked his beer alot, so instead of drinking and driving he let me drive his black 75 V8 coupe around on weekends to take him wherever he wanted to go. Well we blew the engine up racing it one nite. We struggled through putting a new motor in it and off we went again. So i learned to drive and race in a II and rebuilt my 1st motor for a II. Later when i turned 16 in 1984 i purchased my 78 V8 fastback from a doc in jackson, ms. It only had 60k miles and was factory right down to the ugly wire spoke hubcaps and single pipe exhaust. It has had its own spot in my garage ever since.

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posted 03-09-2002 08:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangj   Click Here to Email mustangj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My 76 XR7 Cougar met with a un-timely demise(that's another story). I was in love with 79-83 Capri's and My dream car was a 85 Mustang GT. I was 17 and still in high school. 79-83 4cyl Capri's and Mustangs were going for $1500-3000 and an 85 GT might as well have been a Lamborgini! (Not on my budget I worked part-time). A friend at work told me he had a 78 Mustang II 2+2. I didn't show much interest, so he added "it's a T-top and I want $300 for it". Sold!!!! It was really rough. I took the 6cyl out and rebuilt a 75 Granada engine for it in Highschool auto class. I bought a 78 Ghia for a parts car for $50. After careful consideration and inspection, the Ghia became the new project car. I sold it's 2.8l to a dude with a Ranger who thought it was a steel for $250! I put the 302 in with headers and had a duel exhaust system made for the it. On it's maiden voyage it spanked a 85 Mustang GT! Power to weight ratio + 3.44 gears. Since then I have been a II man all the way. I now have a 78 Mustang II Mach 1 T-top V8. How I got it is a funny........ But that's another story

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posted 03-11-2002 12:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for roadsterII     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
IIGood, no new pictures yet. I'm just about done with more body work so after that I'll try to get some new pictures. A sketch I did is posted with some pictures at mustangII.org in the coupe gallery. I'd post more pictures here of what I do have in these forms but am unsure of how to attach them with these post. The guy with the "daytona" style II is turboII. I haven't heard from him in a little while myself.

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IIGood
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posted 03-11-2002 07:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood   Click Here to Email IIGood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh! Okay, I remember those pictures now...and the sketch. Yeah, that's gonna be a great looking ride when you're done.

And thanks for the reminder that it's TurboII. I couldn't remember for the life of me.

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Well here is my story. When I was 4 my Dad went and bought a new Ford truck in 1977. For some reason my Mom was so pissed that he got one without "consulting" her. He said fine. Went back to the dealership and bought the first thing that she liked. 1977 MII Ghia. His only demand was that it had to have the 302. They just happened to have one on the floor so he bought it to shut her up. They divorced a couple of years later and she kept it as part of the settlement. It was drove sparingly, too much power she said. It sat quietly in the garage until I got a wild hair when I was 12 and everyone was away on vacation. My buddy and myself got it started and I expierenced my first hell-ride behind the wheel. Remember I was 12, had only driven a lawnmower before. We burned the tires off that night, literally!! It continued to sit in the garage, taken out every once in a while by yours truly until I was 16. I wanted the car but was never allowed to(the too much power crap again). About a year ago in April my Mom called and asked if I wanted the car. She said that I could have it IF I sold it. Of course I said with a sly grin. Now my Dad and myself are slowly getting it running again. The interior is PERFECT the car only has 59k miles and was garaged since day 1. It is sorta funny that Dad bought the car once and now is helping again 25 years later. I just cant sell this car ever. First car I ever remember being in when I was a kid, first car I drove and all the parents crap associated with it. I am slowly working on it while going to grad school and 4wheeling my bronco. That my story of how I got II fever.

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In 1982 I was in the Army and on orders to Panama. I could ship a car down there, but it would have to pass emmisions testing if I brought it back to the States. At the time I owned a V8 powered Pinto and a V8 powered Vega which would not have been let back into the country. A freind offered to sell me his 77 Mustang II Giha, which I was not intrested in until I found out it was a 302 4 spd car. As an old street racer (lets not go into that story), I was really surprised with the preformance potential of the car, plus it was a ball to drive. To make a long story short, the car was driven for several years, and latter traded on a 83 Mustang GT for the ex-wife. I am currently collecting the parts for a Mustang II I think Ford should have built. I have the drive train (4bbl 351W, RUG 4 spd from an 83 mustang and a couple of 8" mustang II rears) and 74 and 77 Coupe bodies and a 77 Cobra II body. Now all I need is a nice straight rust free coupe body with factory AC. From living through the 70s as someone who was involved with racing both sanctioned and otherwise, the problem with the Mustang IIs was that stock they were not extremely quick (one article I have here on the 78 King Cobra shows 1/4 mile times as 16.59 sec at 82.41
mph, and that unfortunatly was about right. I personally believe that had Ford offered a 4 BBL and good exhaust on these cars it would have made a big diffrence in the way they ran and their image today. But alas at that time the big three was more intrested in selling the IMAGE of performance rather that the real thing. On the bright side by being generally overlooked they can still be had at a reasonable price. And it's nice to see the intrest they are starting to achieve.

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As legend has it, this is how i started with Mustang II's. My first car was a Mercury Bobcat that i put a 302 into when i was fourteen. That pretty got me stuck on fords, shortly after getting my license, a 75 coupe with 4 cyl from the neighbourhood went up for sale. I bought it, and shortly after took a 2.8 from a competion capri (german) and did that swap. Since then, i have had 75 v6 fastback, 77 Ghia (289), 78 cobra (302), 78 King Cobra and the latest a 78 2+2 that i am converting to EFI.

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Well, when I was 15 I had saved up enough to buy a car so what does a red blooded American boy buy? I bought a black 1978 Dodge VAN
(pretty cool, 4 captains chairs and a bed).
My mom was not about to let me have a van at 15, so she told me to sell the van and buy something else, which I did I bought a 1978 2.8L/C3 stallion, buying a mustang did not make her the happiest, but it was better than a van.
One day I was out driving my stallion and was T-boned by a dodge van (funny huh) well I went to the junk yard (insurance hold yard) to get some cassettes out of my car there was a '77 v-8 coupe (my current car)sitting out in front, well the rest is history.

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A '78 II was my first new car.

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All these storys are great,they remind me of why I love my car too.
Thanks for taking the time to share them.


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I was working for Ford in Burbank in 1980 and drove a 76 Cobra with the V6 and 4 speed trans an a road test after makeing some repairs to it, and fell for the little car as soon as I hit the gas hard. It was like driveing a small rocket, I had a 67 Couger at the time and in comparing the two cars the Mustang was close in all ways but size. I finally found a Cobra II about three years ago for $200. without the motor and bought it, a couple of days later the guys brother told me that he had the motor at the Napa machine shop for a rebuild so another $800. and I had a rebuilt motor. I installed the engine and started the body work and totally stripped the paint from the car primed and it sat for three years untill we moved to Oregon. Now the sanding has to be done over and I need to rebuild the front end (bad bushings) so I have my hands full with this car. Finding the right parts for a restoration is a pain either to exspensive or non exsitant. I wish you all good luck with your on project cars.

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John Holloway
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Hi Larry,You can find a lot of stuff on www.mustangii.net,then click on classifieds...Good Luck,John

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My father gave me my Cobra when I was 12. Once I saw the car, I was hooked. What can I say, I love the underdog!

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posted 03-30-2002 07:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Why indeed?

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Moneymaker, how many oranges can you squeeze in your mouth at the same time before you choke to death

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posted 03-31-2002 12:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not as many as I can shove up your tail pipe!

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I don't even have tail pipes yet, HA

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quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Why indeed?


I hope that this is a joke. I'd hate to think that there are still the same types of "rectal openings" that will bash the II.

I've tricked my 2000 far beyond what the Cobra had and the Cobra could still dust it any day of the week.

The II still rules them all!!

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Hey Nick, yes, that is indeed a joke from our (in)famous II "basher" Alex. Don't mind him.

We all believe he's a closet II lover though. He just can't admit his fondness to the superior Mustangs. Heh heh heh.

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posted 04-02-2002 09:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Joke? Who was joking?

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UnbridledFury
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posted 04-03-2002 01:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for UnbridledFury   Click Here to Email UnbridledFury     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
(breaks out the potato gun)

Back off Orangeboy!

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74stang2togo
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posted 04-14-2002 12:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 74stang2togo   Click Here to Email 74stang2togo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bought a Mustang II for II reasons...

Reason #1

1. 64-73 Mustangs are cool, timeless, and EXPENSIVE!
2. 79-93 Fox-body Stangs are really kid's cars, and most of them I've found at this point have been trashed or modified to the point of barely being driveable.
3. 94-02 Mustangs are the same as teh 64-73 were in the 60s, everybody has one, all the guys got the V-8 all the gals got the 6-cyl.
4. 74-78 Mustang II's are unique and different, (kinda like me! )

Reason #2:

Because I am poor white trash and needed an afFORDable project car and wanted a Mustang...(my parents and I both decided we were tired of Chevy's)

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IIGood
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posted 04-14-2002 01:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood   Click Here to Email IIGood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 74stang2togo:

3. 94-02 Mustangs are the same as teh 64-73 were in the 60s, everybody has one, all the guys got the V-8 all the gals got the 6-cyl.

Whoa, wait a second there....last time I checked, I'm a guy, and I've got a couple V6 cars.

Welcome II the fold 74stang2togo...you'll enjoy it here. Just watch out for Alex, our resident orangeboy.

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74stang2togo
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posted 05-27-2002 07:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 74stang2togo   Click Here to Email 74stang2togo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay, I also forgot to mention, My II is a 2.3/4-spd all original, numbers matching with (unconfirmed) 267,000 miles!!! It does have some problems, but it was somebody's half-finished driveable project that was purchased as a daily driver, that I purchased as my project. A new driver's fender, some minor engine work, a new headliner, some finish work to the interior, a paint job, and an exhaust system and it will be ready!!! I was behind the wheel when my dad towed the car home with his suburban and a tow strap, we had to make an emergency stop and the II's brakes stopped both the II and the suburban!!!, when I realized how nimble yet controlled this car was on the trip home I was in love, before hand I'd just thought it'd be a fun project. It has been. Oh, and the Orangeboy wouldn't happen to own a II would he?????

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Maxwell_fax
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posted 06-10-2002 03:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Maxwell_fax   Click Here to Email Maxwell_fax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How the hell did you manage to stop a suburban with II brakes!?!??!!? I get II shots with mine and they seem to get too hot to function.... Of course I don't think my speedo work either.. it never seem to go below 90

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74stang2togo
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posted 06-10-2002 06:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 74stang2togo   Click Here to Email 74stang2togo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It also had brand-new tires and pads!!!, but no vacuum boost... It was still a nightmare, I thought I was going to lose my II before I even got it home, and it took me II years to find this one.... (took me a week to find the next one )

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The Cobraman
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posted 06-20-2002 06:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Cobraman   Click Here to Email The Cobraman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Friend of my younger brother had a good job as a cook after school and bought a black/gold CB. Always liked the way it looked. Then one evening (jan 1980), I was cruising the local strip (in my '70 Chevelle SS 454) and saw one on the local Buick dealer's (unlit) back lot. Next day I stopped after work, and it wasn't white/blue like I thought , but white/GREEN! Never even knew they made a green striped one. One test drive later, it was mine. Been with me ever since.

The funny part is, everybody always comments on it being like the one in charlie's angels. I guess I must be the only man in North America that didn't watch the show, because I didn't even know there was one on the tube.

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Moneymaker
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posted 06-20-2002 06:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Charlie's Angels was the BESTEST "T&A" jiggle show on TV ever!

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Alex Denysenko
Co-Administrator and Moderator/ non 65-66 Mustang owner sensitivity co-ordinator

NHRA/IHRA/SRA member
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA National Record Holder '00, '01, & '02
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28
Part time secret agent license #0089
Professional Manwhore
The Barry of BarrysGrrl

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Fastymz
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posted 06-20-2002 09:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Charlie's Angels was the BESTEST "T&A" jiggle show on TV ever!


AMEN.

SCOOP

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Wooden
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posted 08-07-2002 01:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wooden   Click Here to Email Wooden     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Charlie's Angels was the BESTEST "T&A" jiggle show on TV ever!

Gawd! Alex and I agree on something!
Later!
Joel

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San Jose, Ca.
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'77 Cobra II (White & REd stripes)
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Wooden
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posted 08-07-2002 01:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wooden   Click Here to Email Wooden     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was given my 77 Cobra II by my son-in-law. His dad got it new. He couldn't afford to do anything with it and he knew that I would get it back to it's former self. It's had some rough times but things are looking up. I actually like the look of it.
Later!
Joel

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San Jose, Ca.
M&M #62
'77 Cobra II (White & REd stripes)
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