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Cars > Challenges > “GT” Vs “Fox Rod”

 

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87stangman

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Orange Park, Florida
United States

 

1988 Ford Mustang GT

“GT”

1987 Ford Mustang GT

“Fox Rod”

 
Photo of: 1988 Ford Mustang
Photo of: 1987 Ford Mustang

No longer owned

 

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About “GT”

I purchased this car for my wife in 2002 from a neighbor because she had always wanted a convertible, but we just couldn't find the right classic Mustang convertible. He had recently bought it but didn't want to fool with the repairs. Some previous owner had attempted to install a thumper stereo system and Lord knows what else, but had only succeeded in butchering the electrical system and hardly any of the electrical systems in the car worked, including the stereo. I removed all of the non-factory stuff and got everything working again. The rest of the interior and the body are in very good condition.

I was always a fan of the old muscle cars and never held much regard for these "newer" cars. After all, how could a car like this even claim to be descended from something like my '69 Mach 1? But after driving this car, boy did I have an attitude adjustment! This car will scream, handles like it is on rails, and is a blast to drive. Now my wife has to fight me for the keys when we go out for a drive!

I plan to keep improving the car and it will probably become a semi-show/semi-pleasure car. These Fox body Mustangs are starting to become collectible now and I look for the value of GTs, Cobras, SVOs, etc. to really jump in the next 5-10 years. If you have a nice original one, keep it in good shape. Also, nice original parts will become valuable as the cars increase in value.

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.

 

Specs for “GT”

302 cu. in (5.0 L) SEFI
5-speed
3.55 traction-lok rear
Oxford White with white top and Crimson Red interior.

Specs for “Fox Rod”

5.0L V8
5 speed manual

 

Factory Options for “GT”

everything except the leather interior and electric seats.

Factory Options for “Fox Rod”

All the Standard GT options

 

Mods for “GT”

1992 5-spoke wheels with 235/40R16 Goodyear Eagle HP tires
Flowmaster exhaust with LX style tailpipes
K&N filter
Ford Motorsport suspension
clear front turn signal lenses.

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

 

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