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Wabash, Indiana
United States

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Sugar Grove, Illinois
United States


1984 Ford Mustang SVO


1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28


Photo of: 1984 Ford Mustang
Photo of: 1994 Chevrolet Camaro

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About “'Stang”

1984 Mustang SVO, A true SVO, Over all, 77,000 miles on it, bought it off ebay with most of the modifications done it to already and all the original parts that came out of it(engine, tranny, etc). Car is well, fast is a good term for it, rare as well. Less then 9,900 were ever made, considered by people to be the cobra of the time. it was just as fast the the 5.0's and came with alot more. It was built to be a road car, able to handle corners extremely well and accelerate fast.

About “Nadine”

I am known in the F-Body community as the T-top conversion guru. I converted this Z28 from hard top to t-top in a weekend. I purchased this car knowing full well that it would be converted. The price was right and couldn't pass it up. Modifications came quickly. I started the personalization of the car by purchasing polished aluminum 17 inch Corvette Z06 rims. Then came the cam swap. I decided to keep it mild, slightly better than stock with the intention of re doing the motor within a few years. Next came the T-top conversion. I purchase the kit of ebay. As luck would have it, I was only the 2nd person to view the auction as the seller titled it strange. The kit was bought and delivered for $150. I then bought a custom made headliner which is constructed of ABS and foam wrapped followed by o.e.m. headliner material. I then moved on to purchase a Magnaflow cat back exhaust. The next mod was really not required but decided to do it anyway. I had the body completely torn down and repainted in the factory Red paint. Everyone said that it looked great with the factory paint job, but I knew where the imperfections were. I also didn't like the fact that the factory paint had "orange peel". There is not any after the new paint and in fact looks like a mirror. While the car was getting painted I had them delete the side moldings and badges. I also had them do the "Berger Panel" as I like the Black rear panel look. I did it different as it is gloss instead of the traditional flat. I liked the smoothness of the body but decided to order solid nickel badges mimicking the Z06 Corvette style but say Z28. I felt it tied the rims into the car. At this point I redid the entire rear suspension in the car and replaced the LCA's, Panhard and added SFC's. These were all powder coated red to match the car and purchased from UMI Performance. I then installed a stage 4, 4L60E transmission with a shift kit and 3000 rpm stall. This really woke the car up. (See my journal for new updates)This is how the car stands right now. Be sure to have a look at my pictures, there are a lot. Also check out the N.I.F.B.A section. I am the President of this car club with a membership of 173. Enjoy.


Specs for “'Stang”

The base specs of the SVO are as follows:
-2.3L sohc inline 4 cylinder engine with turbo aspiration and 8.01:1 compression making anywhere from 175-205 hp and 210-248lbs of torque based on what year of production. Mine is an 84 and made 175@5000rpm and 210@3000rpm.
-Type of turbo: AiResearch T-3 oil water oil cooler, Integral waste gate allows 15 psi boost, air-to-air intercooler lowers intake charge temp. from 300-degrees to 175 Fahrenheit.
-Only one kind of transmission was available with the SVO, a Hurst modified Borg-Warner T-5 5spd manual with a Hurst short throw shifter. The pedals in the car were specifically designed to enable easy heel and toe shifting
-Axle ratio for 1984 was 3.45:1 and from then on was 3.73:1
-Suspension: The svo came with Koni adjustable gas shocks in the front with a sway bar and the rear had adjustable gas shocks and a stabilizing bar. The rear also had koni axle dampers attached making quadra shocks
-Came with 4-wheel power disc brakes with 10.9'' rotors in the front and 11.3'' rotors in the rear
-Wheels were made specifically made for aerodynamics on the svo. they were 16''x7'' cast aluminum
-Hood has functional ram air induction and the svo came with a bi-wing spoiler
-Performance from the factory
1984 = 0-60 in 7.5 seconds, standing quarter mile in 15.5 seconds, Top Speed 134 mph.
1985 = 0-60 in 7.3 seconds, standing quarter mile in 15.4 seconds, Top Speed 140 mph.
1985.5 = 0-60 in 6.6 seconds, standing quarter mile in 15.1 seconds, Top Speed 140 mph.
1986 = 0-60 in 6.9 seconds, standing quarter mile in 15.3 seconds, Top Speed 140 mph

Specs for “Nadine”

Race weight 3780 with driver
Mid 11 sec. 1/4
1.59 60'


Factory Options for “'Stang”

Options that came on this SVO are:
AM/FM Stereo Cassette Radio
Air Conditioning
Power Locks
Lower Bodyside Protection
Front Floor Mats
Leather Seats
Traction Lock

Factory Options for “Nadine”

Z28 rpo code
3:23 gear
A4 trans
Z rated tires
No speed limiter
Leather interior
Hard top
Bose stereo with sub


Mods for “'Stang”

-2.3L engine was replaced with a 302ci V8 bored out to a 306ci. It is rated at 355hp and 395lbs of torque at the rear wheels
-Holley 650cfm 4 barrel carb
-Replaced orginal T-5 that came with the car with a built Borg-Warner T-5 that can handle V8 power. A new Hurst short throw shifter has been put on
-From the headers back are 2 and 1/2'' stainless steel straight pipe dual exhaust with flowmaster super 40 series mufflers
-Entire ignition system is now MSD
-K&N air filter and intake lid and K&N oil breathers as well
-16x7 5-spoke rims
-Lowered 1'' front and rear
-Dash has been completely redone with autometer gauges throughout. Also a vacuum gauge has been added
-Battery has been relocated to the cargo area and in the spot now is a dual oil filter set up
-New paint, not sure of its full name, just red for now. New SVO emblems has been put back on in factory locations
-subframe connectors welded on to support the frame for the V8
-Clutch has been upgraded
-Replaced factory driveshaft with a lightweight aluminum driveshaft
-Car has been undercoat for rust protection

Mods for “Nadine”

Built light weight forged 355 built by Clayton Racing
T56 viper spec conversion
UMI Perf. Tubular LCA's
UMI Perf. Panhard
UMI Perf. SFC's
160 T-stat
TB Bypass
Polished intake
Cast Alum. Intake Elbow
Magnaflow cat back exhaust
T top conversion
Custom headliner
Indiglo gauges
!stock badges
Nickel Z06 style badges
OEM Powder coated Corvette Gandsport rims


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