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Cars > Challenges > “GT” Vs “The 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

“The Fox Rod”

 
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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 “The Fox Rod”

I bought this car in October of 04', one owner and bone stock right down the the exhaust and air silencer. I drove it as is untill it was involved in an accident in which the at fault driver had no insurance. I debated rebuilding the car and I am glad I did because although not pecfect Its been one of my most favorite Mustangs.

 

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 “The Fox Rod”

5.0L V8
5 speed manual

 

Factory Options for “GT”

everything except the leather interior and electric seats.

Factory Options for “The 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 “The 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.
(Check out thumperoforangepark.com for your head porting needs)
TFS Stage 1 Cam
FRPP Cobra upper and lower intake port matched to the heads
Speed Density to mass air conversion
24# FRPP fuel 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 (2 Chamber)
KC Clutch with OEM style cable and UPR tripple row quadrant with UPR firewall adjuster
MAC racers choice short throw shifter, stock knob
Mark VIII E-fan with fan controller
3g Alternator upgrade
134a Converted A/C
Refurbished 16" Pony wheels.

 

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