Done, for a while anyway... - MustangForums.com


4.6L General Discussion This section is for non-tech specific information pertaining to 4.6L (Modular) Mustangs built from 1996 to 2004.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-03-2013, 09:28 PM   #1
cliffyk
TECH SAVANT
Thread Starter
 
cliffyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Saint Augustine, FL
Posts: 10,931
Default Done, for a while anyway...

Well I ran into a deal I could not refuse and traded in the Mustang (and some cash) for a almost like new 1998 Mercedes SL500 with only 30k miles. It has a new top, frame and all, and upgraded hydraulics (the seals fail with time)--here are some photos:







One previous owner from Fort Lauderdale, they drove from there and traded it (and $50,000) at a local high-end dealer for a 2008 SL550, I saw it on the lot and stopped in to "talk turkey", we came to terms and I drove it home.

5.0 L, 32-valve with variable intake timing, 326 HP/347 lb-ft at the crank and a 155 MPH speed limiter; 0-60 in 6.0 seconds. I had it up to 140 today and it definitely had more room to play. It is a slush-box (hangs head in shame) but it's a 5-speed with a very nice shifter. It also will, at WOT and "right out of the box" with no tune, run right up to redline before it shifts.

Not much to customize on it, or performance mods, so I will just drive it--good enough for a geezer like me.

I will continue to lurk about and help as I can...
cliffyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2013, 09:35 PM   #2
Bman2000
4th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: oregon
Posts: 1,501
Default

SAD! but nice car, good to know youll be around, since i blew my car up, who knows what new questions i may have! up to 140 huh....shame on you, what was your best in the mustang? hoping it was at least 140 haha
Bman2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2013, 09:37 PM   #3
Kerns
4th Gear Member
 
Kerns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Tulsa, OK
Posts: 1,478
Default

Congrats on your new car Cliffyk! I really hope you enjoy it.
Kerns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2013, 09:59 PM   #4
CPTCO
5th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 2,751
Default

I knew you wanted a new 5.0, but who knew it would be a Merc.
CPTCO is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2013, 10:52 PM   #5
jvog
5th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 2,825
Default

Say it ain't so
jvog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2013, 10:55 PM   #6
Vertigo_GT
2nd Gear Member
 
Vertigo_GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Viera, FL
Posts: 216
Default

Yeah yea yeah Cliffyk! Great ride for an engineer. Sure hope you do remember to stay tuned to the Mustang Forums. I always look forward to your posts.
Vertigo_GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013, 08:58 AM   #7
uberstang1
Chupacabra
 
uberstang1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: wilkes-barre PA
Posts: 9,612
Default

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, but I wish you good luck with the new whip
uberstang1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013, 09:22 AM   #8
99GTvert
is my username.
 
99GTvert's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Earth
Posts: 13,409
Default

Looks nice. Enjoy.
99GTvert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013, 12:26 PM   #9
Soldier GT
6th Gear Member
 
Soldier GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: MO/ Born and raised in Louisiana
Posts: 10,696
Default

Very nice man. Glad you're sticking around!
Soldier GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013, 05:27 PM   #10
Seabee1993
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: MS
Posts: 467
Default

Congrats Cliffy! Just don't take down the paladin page. LOL I actUally use it.
Seabee1993 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hey Everyone. K20J03K 2005-2014 Mustangs 22 04-03-2007 12:13 PM
Converting a coupe to a fastback ??? thekidwells5 Classic Mustangs (Tech) 9 03-30-2007 03:08 AM
Cat Converter Shell A_LOU_THANG 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 7 03-21-2007 11:04 PM
Noob Here... ChrisUlrich 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 2 03-19-2007 08:43 AM
Alright I've gotta agree...search SUCKS! LTnone 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 10 03-08-2007 08:15 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:20 PM.