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stangbird

M –34
Biloxi, Mississippi
United States

stangbird is modifying the Thunderstang. — updated 2 months ago

 

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About me and my passion for cars

I'm in the US Coast Guard so I am away from my friends and family for more than half of the year. When I am home, I like to play with my 1989 mustang. It's a lot different than my other project cars because it's a 4-banger. I always get the question, "Why didn't you just put a V8 in it like everyone else"? Well, because that's what most people do in their right mind. I'm not most people.

My first car

1986 Chevy Blazer

Car I wish I still had

Procharged 1995 Mustang Cobra.

My dream car

1969 boss 429

Car clubs I’m in

I was a member of Mississippi Gulf Coast Mustang Club and Peninsula Mustang Enthusiasts in VA.

Favorites

  • Type of racing: Drag racing, prostock, top fuel
  • Driver: John Force, Jesse James
  • Driving song: Gary Numan-Cars
  • Car movie: Gran Torino
  • Car book: Cork Bell- Maximum Boost
  • Car magazine: MM&FF and Car and Driver
  • Car game: Hey hunny, can I get this part for my car?

— Profile last updated: Jun 10, 2014

Date Joined Jan 19, 2009
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Garage Views: 3,517
Challenges W: 0   L: 0
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Photos 31 photos in 6 albums
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Michigan, United States

 

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We're into Drag Racing, Street Machines, Hot Rods!! If goes fast and/or looks cool we're into it!! My big thing is Drag Racing as you can very well tell, but I like all forms of Motortopia!!!! We offer parts discounts to all members on the various parts we have and can get.GLORY DAYS RACING

Iowa, United States

 

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Welcome To My Fox Body Mustang Club.....I Would Like To Thank Everyone For Joining and I,m Looking Forward to Checking Out All Those Hot Looking Mustangs Out There, As Well As Meeting New People and Sharing Photos and Ideas on How to Make My Mustang Look Even Hotter!!...Well...Guess Thats All For...

Ontario, Canada

 

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Oct 17, 2010 at 12:55 am
After driving the project car to work every day for the past couple years I decided to try it at the dragway. I ran a 13.94 at 103.76 mph. I was spinning real bad and it got worse as the night got colder. I guess it wasn't bad for the first time. Now I have to work on the traction issues. I feel this car is capable of high 12's with a 8.8 rear and some good tires.
 

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Traction issues

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I definately need an 8.8 rear and some better tires if I want to get a better time than 13.9 @t 103.76. I couldn't hook until 3rd gear!

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Update on the never-ending project

So finally the engine is 97% where I'd like it to be and it ran but there's still a lot to do. The local high school car show is only a few weeks away but it isn't looking good for my car. I still have to get carpet and brakes. I still have to replace the...

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Almost ready to run

Over the past year I've been debating what I was going to do with my car. It's not my daily driver so I figured I'd mod it and enter it in a local car show. I don't expect to place but at least it would be unique to say the least. I finally got the Holset...

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