Mustang II SectionThe more economy minded, compact Mustangs which were offered from 1974-1978
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I'll see about posting one showing the side pipes. They're going to be coming off pretty soon though. They're kind of rusty and WAY TOO LOUD. I can't hear myself think in the damn thing. Sounds great with the cam hitting hard but it's not a very enjoyable experience when driving for an extended period of time. I'm thinking Flowmaster 50's and out the back, I'll let others enjoy the purr! LOL! I'll have her back on the road in a few weeks, I may drive it around town a bit to see how much "unwanted attention" I recieve from the local and state police. We have a few, let's just say "more difficult" peace keepers around. They may decide to hit me a ticket or warning. There's no way to quietly move her along. Also, speed bumps are going to be an issue, I might have 5" of ground clearance but I doubt that it's that much.
73....she does get a bunch of stares of disbelief.
I pulled her out into my front yard last weekend to give her a good wash and this dude in an 07 GT slammed on the breaks in front of my house to ask if he could come "look at it", then he wanted to hear it. It was funny as ****, the man had goose pimples running up and down his arms and you couldn't of beaten the smile off of his face when I fired her up. Can't really call her a sleeper if you hear her running....EVERYONE knows that she's a nasty little ride. My buddy ran some numbers and "guessed" that I should be cranking out about 330hp at the flywheel. I'll have her dyno'ed later just to see. I'm kind of curious to see where she lands on the chart. I know it feels like the front left wheel leaves the road when I call on her hard. I need someone to check it out for me to be sure :-).
I have it listed on Craigslist for $6500 had a man call me about it, was looking for his soon to be 16 year old son, after I told him about all of the engine mods, he said "maybe not the car I was looking for". I told him that I wouldn't suggest this car as a first car for any 16 year old. I've been toying with the idea of selling her but haven't totally committed to it, unless someone comes up with the $6500, then I'd let her go. I haven't been very negotiable with the few calls that I've gotten.
I have the scoop, just haven't put it on yet. I was checking out some after market rear spoilers and bumpers. I have the "usual" splitting and cracking of the bumpers. Need to replace those. I do have a 9" rear end, just need to find the time and "extra" cash to work it in, needs a rebuild. I want to do it ONCE and be done with it. Part of me wants to narrow the rear end and tub it but I get sick thinking about cutting her up for that. I know, I know, the 302 is FAR from stock but she's pretty much unmolested, not sure if I can bring myself to doing that to her. All in due time. Still have a quite a bit of cosmetic stuff to complete but the biggest obstacle "getting her road ready" is over.
My 18 year old son wants to drive it to school....I just about laughed him to the next area code.
My first car was a 74 Coupe that I got for my 15th bday. Catch was it had a blown motor...gee thanks Dad. We found another 2.8 v6 and put it together was a fun little car. Wish I could find a fastback to turn into an autocross CP car. Light, small, with a built 302..would be fun.
2003 Mustang GT, 5 speed, leather, Mach stereo, Mach 1 lip, 18x9 front, 18x10 rear FR500's, shorty antenna, more mods to come
Sounds great. Good tone to it. I love side pipes for the sound. I wouldn't sell it if I were you.
I would get a 9" rearend for it and some new front spindles so you could put some 5 lugs on it. Add a leaf to the rear, give it a little rake. 15x8 in the rear 14x7 in the front it would look mean.
It needs the Cobra II spoilers and a hood scoop.
It makes me want to build one.
Hood scoop got mounted this past Friday, and got the rest of my wheel well trim put on. Slowly but surely she's coming together.
I'm thinking my winter project is going to be building that 9" rear end. Just trying to decide if I want the 3.50 or 3.73 gears. It won't be a daily driver, so I'm leaning towards the 3.73 just for the added "shock value" - LOL! I have to burn 93 octane, if gas prices spike again, it probably won't be driven much anyway!
I want to post a video of my launch but I don't want my 18 year old son SEEING me do that....not a good example to set with an impressionable teenager! I'm sure he does fine without any added Dad ideas....if you know what I mean!
89 LX Coupe: Factory 5.0, common performance and suspension bolt-ons (306 build inprogress)
86 GT: (current 1/4 project) will have primarily Team Z suspension and chassis additions, 408 with nitrous in the works
2003 Mach 1: programer, exhaust, 4.10'
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