^^ The early 70s cars were the heaviest, and the foxes are only lighter than the IIs by around 200 pounds or so. Some of the early foxes were pretty bad in the power department as well. At one point they had a V8 rated at 119 HP.
Not to mention Fox-body mustangs are some of the ugliest cars ever made, where as your car has classic Gregory Peck good looks.
Between the time when the ocean's drank Atlantis, and the rise of the Son's of Aryas, there lived an age undreamed of.
I remember seeing an episode of Top Gear USA that had the boys buy the shittiest cars they could, only to fix them up and sell them at auction. There was a Yugo, a Pontiac Aztek, and a Mustang II. The Mustang II was considered the worst! WTF. The yugo is of much poorer quality, and is already front drive and gay. The Aztek is just hideous and unlovable. Frankly, the second gen Mustang was the only car worth a shit, I look at it in sort of the same manner as air cooled Beetles: huge potential for modification and customization. I'm surprised how underrated the car is amongst enthusiasts.
Wull ya. Obviously it's all set up, I think the point I was trying to drive home however is the apparent misconception that the Mustang II is a terrible car. It can be, many of them are, but its design and layout has great potential and the shape doesn't really look bad at all. And cars are just metal and plastic and rubber and glass anyway, Green's car is clearly a prime example of doing it rite.
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I installed a new header as the old one had rotted out to the point of not being repairable for a 4th time. Its a nice stainless steel one from Speedway Motors. Here it is after about 2 1/2 hours of 4300 RPM driving
When you gonna pull that motor and spray it with some FOMOCO blue?
"About as long as it takes you to get your greedy fingers into a baggie of the thinking man's mania; lady crystal meth" - Ed Lister
Yeah probably. It's a reasonably light car, which is obviously good for acceleration but also means it's not going to have a lot of traction.
Just as an anecdote - on a WOT lauch my FWD MG-ZS would wheelspin for well over a second, and that had 7.5jx16 tyres - probably wider than the Mustang, and the wheels would chirp when going into second, too.
It'd probably shave about .7-1.0 seconds off the 0-60 time. Not a lot, but not to be sniffed at.