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mustangs68
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From: Hampton,Virginia,USA MCA#39406 M&M #12
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posted 04-29-2002 11:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok,
I have a lead on a 1985 SVO but knowing there was an upgrade on the SVO in April of '85 what would one look for if no other doucmentation (sp?) was at hand.
VIN ?
Date code? and what would an April 85 code look like?

Sam

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I65Stang
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posted 04-29-2002 02:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang   Click Here to Email I65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The easiest way to tell Sam is to look at the front. If it has flush headlights (looks sorta like the '87+ but you can tell the difference) its an '85 1/2, if the headlights drop back, its an '85. This is an expensive thing to swap since there were so few made. It will also have dual (left and right) exhaust. The VIN would be 1FABP28TxFFxxxxxx, the T being the SVO engine. As of yet, I dont believe a serial number has been nailed down for the first '85.5.

Remember Sam, these suckers have some expensive parts to replace .

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mustangs68
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posted 04-29-2002 09:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yea Tim your correct on the Parts cost..
But for $1600.mmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Thanks for the info.
sam

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I65Stang
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posted 04-29-2002 09:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang   Click Here to Email I65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok, $1600 is hard to pass on even for an '85 . I've test drove/looked at buying ummm 4 different SVO's (all either '85.5 or '86s), great cars but sadly all the ones I looked at had problems .

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mustangs68
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posted 05-04-2002 10:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sad to report that it was sold (well money hasn't changed hands yet).
Tim it was a daily driver so it may have been in fair condition...

sam

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