Time to come clean / spill the beans

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Re: Time to come clean / spill the beans

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Post by 1967 S Code » 09 Jun 2017, 20:42

Gyrhead wrote:
09 Jun 2017, 17:39
Gyrhead wrote:
13 Mar 2017, 18:44
New addition to the team. 1988 LX 5.0 Notch. Low miles, a bit ratty but ZERO rust. This is a project for me and my 16 year old. Great cars, epic parts availability and anvil simple to work on.

First order of business is suspension. struts, shocks, C-springs, rear control arms and 5 lug conversion (to allow a better wheel/tire package). Can't wait!
Well gang - 3 months of hard effort and the LX 5.0 is about done. New suspension with Koni struts / shocks, 5 speed conversion, replacement of the radiator support/front apron/fenders/hood (past crash damage) and a good general freshening up of the 85,000 mile 302 (timing chain, oil pump, water pump, gaskets, rebuilt injectors) plus a fanatical top to bottom scrubbing and we've got a presentable and good running 5.0 Notch.

Great project, the boys put in a decent amount of effort and they love the result. Long story short - another worthy Ford lives on, and the next generation of Ford lovers ensured. Dave Wyrwas - seems like a long time since my oldest was a toddler and used to come to the Tewksbury cruise night in our 428 CJ !!


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I'm sure it was a great project. I've had a few Fox Body Mustangs and they are fun cars. I really like the color and the fact it's a notch back coupe. :thumbup:
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1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
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1968 XR7-G Hertz
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Re: Time to come clean / spill the beans

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Post by guitar74 » 10 Jun 2017, 06:21

Wow! That's turned out to be a pretty nice little LX. The notch back being my favorite. Back in the day they always seemed to best the GT in a straight line by a little.

Glad that you guys could do it together and share in some "car guy time". Like I said in another post, I'm 43 and still like wrenching on stuff with Dad.

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Re: Time to come clean / spill the beans

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Post by Gyrhead » 10 Jun 2017, 19:10

Thanks guys, appreciate the kind words. I've fallen in love with the Fox body Mustang. So cleverly designed, so simple to wrench on, so lightweight/sensibly sized. Plus parts availability is amazing - unlike our Cougars!
1971 Cougar XR-7 Convertible 351C 4V, 4 speed (medium well done 😥)
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1988 Mustang 5.0 LX Coupe
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Re: Time to come clean / spill the beans

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Post by Cougars_R_Grr8 » 10 Jun 2017, 21:40

Nice car, glad to see the bug being passed on. Back when there were first introduced, I thought the Capri looked better. I guess I was a Mercury snob even back then.
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Re: Time to come clean / spill the beans

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Post by Pat86004 » 18 Jun 2017, 08:46

I spent a lot of time actively seeking out a 90's bronco. Ended up finding a great deal on a straight as an arrow, rust free green/silver 94 from Alaska. I love that truck. Lately (since I started driving the cougar) I'm kind of annoyed at how slow it is though. Might start looking into some mild performance upgrades for it pretty soon. It takes what feels like 2 days to get to highway speeds.

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Re: Time to come clean / spill the beans

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Post by zman » 18 Jun 2017, 13:48

Pat86004 wrote:
18 Jun 2017, 08:46
I spent a lot of time actively seeking out a 90's bronco. Ended up finding a great deal on a straight as an arrow, rust free green/silver 94 from Alaska. I love that truck. Lately (since I started driving the cougar) I'm kind of annoyed at how slow it is though. Might start looking into some mild performance upgrades for it pretty soon. It takes what feels like 2 days to get to highway speeds.
What's it got, 300 or 351.
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Re: Time to come clean / spill the beans

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Post by Pat86004 » 18 Jun 2017, 16:13

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Re: Time to come clean / spill the beans

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Post by Gyrhead » 18 Jun 2017, 17:04

The 302 won't ever be a speed demon in the full-sized Bronco, but you ought to be able to wake it up a bit. Give it a bit more initial ignition advance, most EFI 302's like somewhere between 12-16 degrees. Make sure the injectors are clean - you can have them rebuilt for about $150-200 for the set. Then a good tune, making sure your TPS is properly set and the throttle body is clean. A new set of O2 sensors won't hurt, especially if the cross-counts show they are getting a little lazy.
1971 Cougar XR-7 Convertible 351C 4V, 4 speed (medium well done 😥)
1970 Torino Cobra 429CJ Ram-Air 4 Speed
2016 Mustang GT350 Chassis #2710
1988 Mustang 5.0 LX Coupe
2002 Porsche 911 3.6 Carrera
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Re: Time to come clean / spill the beans

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Post by guitar74 » 29 Jun 2017, 18:17

Cougars_R_Grr8 wrote:
10 Jun 2017, 21:40
Nice car, glad to see the bug being passed on. Back when there were first introduced, I thought the Capri looked better. I guess I was a Mercury snob even back then.
No the v8 fox body Capri was a sharp car. I always liked the little spider on the hood back then. My wife had a black and gold '84 Boss 302. Anyone remember them?

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Re: Time to come clean / spill the beans

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Post by 1967 S Code » 02 Jul 2017, 12:07

guitar74 wrote:
29 Jun 2017, 18:17
Cougars_R_Grr8 wrote:
10 Jun 2017, 21:40
Nice car, glad to see the bug being passed on. Back when there were first introduced, I thought the Capri looked better. I guess I was a Mercury snob even back then.
No the v8 fox body Capri was a sharp car. I always liked the little spider on the hood back then. My wife had a black and gold '84 Boss 302. Anyone remember them?
No Boss 302 in the Fox body Mustang. I think a lot of people get it confused with Ford using the advertising slogan "The Boss is Back". The spider was actually a Cobra, Image

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Our Cougars

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1967 Standard
Dan Gurney Special

6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
Front and Rear Bumper Guards, Clock

1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


1968 XR7-G Hertz
390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
Cruise, Rear Defrost, AC Whisperaire


1968 Convertible Conversion "Top Cat"
Standard, 302 4V, XR7G Console, XR7G Front Valance, XR7S Taillight Bars

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