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Cars > Challenges > “Mustang Valdez” Vs “The Fox Rod”

 

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Enigma

M–23
Atlanta, Georgia
United States

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87stangman

M–37
Orange Park, Florida
United States

 

1985 Ford Mustang GT Turbo

“Mustang Valdez”

1987 Ford Mustang GT

“The Fox Rod”

 
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About “Mustang Valdez”

I got this car because it was sporty looking, it was bright red, and it was CHEAP! When I bought this car, I was impressed by how rare it was... Then I found out WHY it was so rare! This car looked like it was in good shape, but that's only because it had an okay repaint over some real nasty rust repair. The interior was in good condition, but I could never get comfortable in that seat. It had no support any place it was needed. Then there's the little matter of performance - or what passed for performance. Some people swear by the Ford 2,3 Turbo, but I just swore AT mine! It leaked/burned oil at about a quart every 350 miles. At least there weren't many mosquitoes in the area after I drove past!

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 “Mustang Valdez”

It did 0-60 in an honest 11 seconds, and the quarter mile in roughly 18. I never had the courage to check out it's top speed, because it shook like a wet dog at anything over about 90.

Specs for “The Fox Rod”

5.0L V8
5 speed manual

 

Factory Options for “Mustang Valdez”

Mustang GT Turbo package.

Factory Options for “The Fox Rod”

All the Standard GT options

 

Mods for “Mustang Valdez”

Alloy Wheels
Sun Monster Tach
AM/FM/CD Stereo
B&M Shifter

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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