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Old 03-21-2012, 01:26 PM
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:11 AM
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Looking very nice, I would love to own an old mustang like that.
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^^ 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.
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:12 PM
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i miss that beautiful carburated sound.
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:53 PM
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i miss that beautiful carburated sound.
Someone came screaming past me in a Ferrari F458 yesterday, swear to God it hurt my ears more than a gun report.
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:17 PM
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Next step would be brakes, amirite?
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:31 PM
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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.
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:19 AM
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Townie, I think it was completely staged.
TV show? Staged? WHAT?!?!

Mind blown.

(Note: Yerp's Top Gear is obviously staged as well.)
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:41 AM
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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?
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:10 PM
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Awesome.
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About how much power would you say that 2.3l ford four-banger makes?

Or how heavy is the car and what's your 0-60 (stopwatch, yeah)

Just curious because my car has a newer 2.3l ford four banger, is 3200lbs and takes just over 10 seconds.

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Old 10-10-2012, 09:28 PM
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The only reasonably fast car I had was my MG-ZS, 1.8l 4-pot, 120ish horsepower, 2800lbs, and it did 0-60 in 8.9 seconds.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:57 PM
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Yeah, 8 seconds sounds right for 135bhp and rwd. What does it weigh, about 1300kg?
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Yeah, 8 seconds sounds right for 135bhp and rwd. What does it weigh, about 1300kg?
Does rwd really make a difference with that little power? not like you're worried about losing traction in the front.
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:37 PM
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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.
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^^^ I thought you weren't a fast driver
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:19 PM
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I'm not, but it's always nice to floor it on an open road every now and then.

Also, sliproads.
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I'm not, but it's always nice to floor it on an open road every now and then.

Also, sliproads.
Not if you drive a toyota corolla.


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The car looks great, good job man.
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