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Cars > Challenges > “Fox Rod” Vs “Spring Edition”

 

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Orange Park, Florida
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Joppa, Maryland
United States

 

1987 Ford Mustang GT

“Fox Rod”

2006 Chevrolet HHR LT Spring Edition

“Spring Edition”

 
Photo of: 1987 Ford Mustang

No longer owned

Photo of: 2006 Chevrolet HHR
 

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About “Fox Rod”

I bought this car in October of 04', one owner and bone stock right down the the exhaust and air silencer. It was stock grey two tone titanium before I painted it custom Dupont Gun Metal Grey Pearl. I daily drove it until I bought my 96' GT in 2010 and retired it to the garage and only drove it on nice days sometimes to work and the occasional trip to the track for some fun. I regrettably sold it in April of 2013 after the purchase of my 2000 GT Convertible.

This was my first GT and since it was bone stock when I bought it I had a lot of fun with it and it was the perfect Mustang to cut my teeth on and super fun to drive even with just 225 stock HP. Before the car was sold I had a lot into the engine and the car as a whole. I kept the car exterior stock with the exception of changing out the rear wing because I liked the LX one better, Stock clean Grey interior with nothing but the stock gauges as I can't stand to see a Mustang with over the top ghetto gauges.

I had started to prepare the car for boost via Procharger but after I bought my 2000 GT I started to loose interest in the 87' and then sold it. That's one decision I wish I could take back,

A lot of people have emailed me asking if I could give them the paint code for the Gun Metal Grey. I do have it IF anyone if still interested in using it on their car.

About “Spring Edition”

This was a limited edition HHR I ordered the day GM released the orders. It was 1 of the first 20 off the line. There are only 2300 made.

 

Specs for “Fox Rod”

5.0L V8
5 speed manual

Specs for “Spring Edition”

The only difference between the Spring Edition and off the lot HHR's is the Red color, 2-tone interior, special wheels and all the LT trim. Options available were leather & sunroof. Both of which I decided against!

 

Factory Options for “Fox Rod”

All the Standard GT options

Factory Options for “Spring Edition”

I did opt. for the bigger 2.4liter engine , anti-lock & side air bags

 

Mods for “Fox Rod”

91' GT block rebuilt by me
SVO 1.6 roller rockers
Thumper Performance Ported and polished E7TE heads with 5 angle valve job. GT40 valves.
TFS Stage 1 Cam (upgraded to stage 2 later) I think Trick Flow calls these cams their "Track Heat" cams now.
FRPP Cobra upper and lower intake port matched to the heads
Mass air conversion
24# FRPP injectors
Pro-M 80mm Mass air meter calibrated for 24# injectors
AccuFab 70MM throttle body
Ford Racing lowering springs ("C"-Springs)
Ford Racing 3:55 rear gears, rebuilt posi
Chrome BBK shortie headers
MAC off road-H
Flowmaster American Thunder cat back
KC Clutch with OEM style cable and UPR triple row quadrant with UPR firewall adjuster
MAC racers choice short throw shifter
Mark VIII E-fan with my personal custom designed fan controller
3g Alternator upgrade
134a Converted A/C
Ditched the stock 15" turbine wheels for a set of refurbished 16" GT Pony wheels

Mods for “Spring Edition”

Factory Fade decal was removed and a Nostalgic 57 Chevy style decal was applied. Also a grill decal was addedand a SoCal stubby antenna. Other than that she's the daily driver. By the way the 57 Chevy decal kit is available for sale at $65.00 delivered.

 

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Points for Fox Rod Total Votes Points for Spring Edition
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