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posted 10-22-2002 11:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 351m     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i want to get a mustang(87-93). i was wondering which model is the best?
i want a 5.0.
can i put a 5.0 in a 4cyl mustang?
i looking to get a cheap mustang. then put all the money in performance.
any help would be nice.
thanks

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Moneymaker
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posted 10-23-2002 01:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Best is any 87-93 5.0 Mustang car that runs well and you can afford to purchase.

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posted 10-23-2002 02:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ragtopjr   Click Here to Email ragtopjr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Best is any 87-93 5.0 Mustang car that runs well and you can afford to purchase.


Let me add to Alex's list.

79-93 especially if you ar looking to do a cheap light 4 cyl car (you can beat an early one for light.

Parts are interchangeable from 79-93 so your covered.

Find the look you want, buy the car, add a roller motor from 87-93 (86's had a flat top piston, and not as good of a head), 91-93 T5 Z, and an 8.8 diff with 4.10 gears.

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GTRocks
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posted 10-23-2002 01:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you get a 4 cyl and convert it, don't forget that you'll have the added expense of beefing up the suspension. They are different for the different engine types.

Also '88 and up had mass air intakes which are easier to modify. The older ones can be converted over, but that's another expense.

And remember that '86 and up are fuel injected.

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posted 10-23-2002 02:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And...most 4 cylinder cars do not come with 8.8 traction locks.

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posted 10-23-2002 03:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And pre-85 fox bodies have different 4 link attachment points. Aftermarket upper and lower arms are for the 85 and newer. If traction is an issue you will have to locate your instant center and move it where you want it.

Most people don't care much about this but to me cars are just shells waiting for roll cages, hot motors, traction and fun.

The 4 cyl front springs are just right for drag racing.

John

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