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Old 02-14-2008, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Eagle, ID
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And here is a pic of mine, I'd love to see yours.

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Old 02-14-2008, 10:10 AM
 
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My car has 216,000 miles, body is very sound, no rust, underbody is very sound, frame is good, the body mount bushings need replaced but that's typical of any 20 year old car unless it's been sheltered. It did receive a re paint in the 90's as the paints didn't last long.
Not knowing where you live, I bet it's not in the North East. Pot holes, harsh winter salt, and less than favorable weather patterns all created the early demise of many a brand of car. But for some reason, some cars seem to make it through better than others. GM's are not among them.
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Earth
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If you read that stock Mustangs ran 15 seconds, then you were reading what Car and Driver ran a stock Mustang GT auto. Anyone who could drive could get the 5-speed coupes easily into the 13's. And, there was some free hp available by a little bit more timing and removing some intake restrictions.

And the soup up comment doesn't hold any water. If you take a V8 and a V6 and put a blower or a turbo on either one, which one do you think will go faster? I know alot of guys with Fox Mustangs that are running 9's with street cars. There are Mustangs and GN's running alot faster when you get into money cars (pro drag racing), but it's harder to hop up a V6 than it is a V8.
I don't recall who it was that did the test but I've talked to several gear heads that encountered a battle between a 5.0 and a GN, and most of the time the GN was the winner. This is the late 80's/early 90's.

Shoot for that matter I used to race an S-10 with a 350 that had a mild cam and stock smog heads, stock stall, 600 Holley atop a Weiand action plus intake, small tube headers running thru a single exhaust, stock TH350 auto w/shift kit, 3.42's out back....nothing real fancy here BUT the truck was running 13.5's in the 1/4 on street radials with crappy 2.16 60 fts and took a few 5.0's on a ride. I did get spanked by a fox body once though. He had slicks and a stall and was set up for drag and ran a 12.4 against my 13.5.

Of course now the Mustang has gotten better w/the power, as the one that's impressed me was the s/c '03-'04 Cobras.

I am aware that the V8 can usually make power over the V6, the point I was trying to make is in stock form the 5.0's (when new) were having trouble keeping up with the GN (also in stock form).

The nice thing about the turbo 6 is they wind up fast (my turbo 6 winds up faster than any V8 I've had) and are lighter than the V8, and they're very docile just putting around town. About the only downfall is they don't have the aggressive sound a V8 has.

There's people running these cars 8 seconds in the 1/4 mile on the stock 109 casting block. Quite an amazing engine. And the car itself is a combo of luxury, speed and style..all in one package.

And you asked for pics of my car....

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j312/djw69Nova/TtypeOct272007006.jpg (broken link)
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j312/djw69Nova/TtypeOct272007005.jpg (broken link)
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j312/djw69Nova/TtypeOct272007001.jpg (broken link)

Byfry, my car to my knowledge is an eastern seaboard car. I think any car that's been exposed to everything you named is prone to early failure, even the pre 1973 cars that everyone hail as the ones built right from the factory.
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Old 02-15-2008, 01:40 PM
 
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You have s sweet T-Type....Back in 1997 I bought a Monte Carlo SS that was immaculate-near perfect...even though I paid 10k for it my first choice was a Regal T-Type or GN but clean ones were about 15k or more at the time...When it was stolen a year later I was sad but did not miss the harrassement from the cops that came with owning the car....1987 Ford Mustang vs 1987 Regal T-type both cars stocks that Mustang will lose each and ever time.....Fast forward to today I would like to have a T-Top/Aero Coupe Monte Carlo SS with a GN drivetrain or a T-Top T type....just have too many cars right now...but soon...Again nice Regal
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Old 02-16-2008, 12:14 AM
 
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Thanks for the compliments. Not sure if you knew this or not but the T types usually sell a little less than the Grand nationals do, and are a little more sneakier too as everyone knows when they see an all black car coming up there's trouble.

Sorry to hear of your loss, yes these G body cars are hot theft cars. Had a friend of mine have his 84 SS Monte stolen out of the h/s parking lot in broad day light, my cousin had an 86 Cutlass that was almost stolen twice.
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Eagle, ID
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I am aware that the V8 can usually make power over the V6, the point I was trying to make is in stock form the 5.0's (when new) were having trouble keeping up with the GN (also in stock form)
I can't disagree with you on that.

Nice Buick!
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