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CalSpecMustang
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From: kansas
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posted 07-25-2004 12:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CalSpecMustang   Click Here to Email CalSpecMustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey guys Im looking around for a Fox body but im having troubles what did you guys do to find yours? I dont really care what year 79-93 as long as its got a 5.0.

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73torinoqcode
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posted 07-25-2004 01:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 73torinoqcode   Click Here to Email 73torinoqcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wanted a convertible. It needed to be straight and a good runner. I also needed it to be streetable and be able to take on a trip if needed. So a highly modified car with a 4.56 gear ratio was out for a simple example. Another factor is will the car have to be emission tested. In NY they dont have emission testing so it made no difference to me if it had cats or not. So I ended up with the car I have now. A 92 Feature Convertible with some nice mods thats real quick on the street and I can drive it across the country if needed. If I lived in CA I definitely would have not bought my specific car. Be patient because there are a lot of them out there and you can still find some real nice ones. It basically depends what you want to spend.

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CalSpecMustang
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posted 07-25-2004 03:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CalSpecMustang   Click Here to Email CalSpecMustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
so far I have found:

-1993 FORD MUSTANG, COBRA, 5 spd, air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, cruise control, air bags, cd, great cl. condition, 37k miles, $9, 200

-1993 FORD MUSTANG, GT, 5 spd, 5 star power wheels, custom wing and hood, $3995

-1991 FORD MUSTANG, GT V8 5 spd, power steering, power brakes, power seats, power door locks, p/windows, 1500 on motor, 71k 12k invested $6500 or best offer.

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73torinoqcode
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posted 07-25-2004 11:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 73torinoqcode   Click Here to Email 73torinoqcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Out of that lot. The Cobra for sure if it actually has 37K. Those are a nice collectible car.

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wildfire466
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posted 07-25-2004 11:50 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What exactly are you going to do with the car? If your thinking of racing it then the coupe body is the only way to go. If you look to the 3dr you'll find some flex but nothing a ton of roll bar won't fix. As a GT option those side skirts are added weight as with the pwr window options.

As far as the vert, that's totally up to you. The vert is the heavest of all bodies. I'm kind of crazy when it comes to weight. My experience is with my 73 Mach1. Big 'ol heavy car 3420 with 466 power. I removed the stock front urathane bumper (100 lbs) and gained 1 tenth of a second and 3 Mph.

You'll find that the 4 cly Fox Hatch Mustang complete weighs 2700 lbs. So if you add V8 and not much more you have a light platform to begin with. Now if you add weight you can place the weight where you may need it most.

This is my ideas. Oh, I got mine Free from the wrecking yard.

Les


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91Stang
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posted 07-26-2004 01:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 91Stang   Click Here to Email 91Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Try, www.racingjunk.com

I foung mine there, good luck,

Steve

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CalSpecMustang
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posted 07-26-2004 09:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CalSpecMustang   Click Here to Email CalSpecMustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys Im hoping to get the Cobra I guess I'll find out later today.

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CalSpecMustang
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posted 07-26-2004 06:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CalSpecMustang   Click Here to Email CalSpecMustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awsome all 3 of those were sold a LONG time ago, good thing people dont remove their ads. I'm having the hardest time trying to find a 5.0 coupe 5 spd. any year between 79-93 as long as its got OK milage but im having a hard time finding 5.0's in general!

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wildfire466
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posted 07-27-2004 12:45 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just look on e-bay. You'll find one. I see 'em all of the time. I'd sell ya my wifes 88 GT Vert but she would kick my butt. I only paid $800 for that car. If your looking for a driver then I'd suggest searching Mustang clubs. Something like the 84 GT 350 would be nice. There was one year of Mustang (last year?) they offered black interior? There was also a last year for a sun roof option. Thoses cars will hold their $. Did you know that in 83 was the first re-offering of the convertable. Every car was hand built (not by Ford). I know a wercked one is at w/ a V6. It's a shame the owner didn't know.

Best of luck,
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CalSpecMustang
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posted 07-27-2004 12:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CalSpecMustang   Click Here to Email CalSpecMustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thats a shame on the wrecked one, but Im not a huge fan of verts. they look good witht the top down but with it up thats a whole diff story. (This includes all cars not just stangs)

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MandarinaMustang
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posted 08-02-2004 08:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MandarinaMustang   Click Here to Email MandarinaMustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While on the subject....what's better, to buy a 5.0 fox body that already has mods or buy one "stock", with no mods.
Also which are the years that these engines came with forged pistons..86-92????

Alex

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73torinoqcode
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posted 08-02-2004 10:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 73torinoqcode   Click Here to Email 73torinoqcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Its all what you want it for. You can save by bying a modded car if that is the route you want to go. The 5.0 came with forged pistons up to 92 and in 93 they changed them to Hyperutectic.

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