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Old 08-12-2009, 08:14 PM
 
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Default the 5.0

if anyone's interested, this is the progress of the 1989 Mustang LX i bought for 1600 dollars back in May.

had stock 10-hole wheels sandblasted and powdercoated black. bought new tires: Cooper Cobras 265/50/15 rear, 225/60/15 front. installed CD player, new speakers, amp and sub-woofer. replaced milky looking headlight lenses with clear ultra smoked lenses.

just had 3.55 rear gears installed - what a difference! just had new SSBC brakes installed- front and SSBC drum to disc conversion- rear. and had BBK subframe connectors welded in.

placed orders to Summit and Jegs a couple days ago: BBK Cold Air Intake, GMS MAF Sensor, March Underdrive Pulleys, BBK Equal Length Shorty Headers, BBK Cat-Delete 2.5" H-Pipe, Flowmaster Force II Cat-Back Exhaust. the pulleys, headers, and H-pipe arrived today.







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Old 08-12-2009, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I would love to see this car when you are done! I love mustangs,, Good Luck, and have fun!
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Cool...what's the red car witht he aluminum centerlines?
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:52 PM
 
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actually, they're not centerlines. they're Boyds. it's the '67 Firebird - you've seen it.
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:54 PM
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Location: Tampa, Florida
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There is nothing that sounds better than a 5.0 with an off-road H-pipe and a set of Flowmasters.
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:55 PM
 
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Thanks for sharing. I've never had a 5.0 but always liked them.
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Old 08-13-2009, 09:03 AM
 
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There is nothing that sounds better than a 5.0 with an off-road H-pipe and a set of Flowmasters.
unmistakeable
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Old 08-13-2009, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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which is more fun to drive the mustang or the 4th gen camaro?
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:49 PM
 
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Looking good !!
Wish I had the funds to start a Mustang project right now. I miss my old 85 GT. Although this time around the new one would have to be faster, old one went 10's and was street driven. I'd have to at least go well into the 9's and still be streetable.

A friend of mine just picked up a 92 or 93 5.0 LX notchback, with 26k original miles. The car is absolutely spotless and for the most part unmolested except for an offroad exhaust kit and a 4:10 gear.
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Poway, CA
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looks clean, though i'm not a subscriber to the whole 'black wheel' trend that's going on right now.

i'm really starting to consider a 5.0 for a project. are these things friendly to tall folks? i'm 6'7".

Mike
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