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Colorado Springs, Colorado
United States


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Jun 23, 2007 at 10:46 am
Aha...I now know how to post a comment!

Your car is awesome and I think the older 5.0 engine was the best Ford ever made. I had a 90 GT along with several others including an 86 GT Cobra convertible. Thanks for letting us see your great car and kudos for the hard work you put into it! Mustangs are a passion!!!!!
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May 16, 2007 at 11:53 am
5 stars for the notchback!
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Apr 30, 2007 at 9:59 am
Thanks, your's is pretty sweet and clean. I've always loved the 4eyes too.

And the 'ol man was just telling me yesterday he's got to get the Subframe connectors on soon, we're still kinda new to CO and making contacts. We don't have a welder, but he thinks he found someone to do it, along with the Driveshaft Safety Loop.

I hope to scan those pics soon. I got pic of mine in primer next to a '78 King that was once owned by my husband. He actually had 2, the good one was hit by a drunk driver. He sold them both to a friend who made 1.

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1985 Ford Mustang LX (QckSlvr)

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The car was a once a white, rusty, 4 cylinder. Now it is not. Some of the work was done by myself but mostly I credit my husband. I'm more the idea lady, and hand the tools and watch and learn. Although the work in the interior is all my doing.

This car was bought in July 1997. The 4 cylinder was almost immediately taken out. A slighty used 302 was put in with a C-4 trans. It was fun, ran good, chirped 2nd gear which was nice. Had a best track time of 14.31 and it was stock, except for headers. It was consistant, I should have bracket raced it. But I didn't and don't want a track/race car. I want a street car that goes fast.

The paint was put on late '97 - early '98. It was done in a friends garage. A group of backyard paint and bodymen/woman. Three of us did all the sanding. She got brand new fenders and a passenger door from a junk yard. A friend of a friend did the actual painting who does it for a living. Came out pretty good. The cancer is coming back, but it never really goes away.

So around '99 the C-4 trans broke, and we had recently purchased a 351 and C-6 for $150 that was out of a van. So we did what gearheads do and instead of fixing the broken trans, we started over. It was and is a long ongoing project.

It now has a 351W, bored out to a 357. The engine was completely redone. Dished pistons. A C-6 transmission, rebuilt by TPI with a 3500 rpm stall. Neither of which are supposed to fit under a stock hood. It did, with some tweaking. Although the 357 did fit under the stock hood, it needed more air. So we cut the hood, put a different air filter on and then got a scoop.

This engine has not been to the track. I don't trust the breaks, and engines could always run better. It has some hesitation issues, and seems held back. Although it does like this dry thin Colorado air, compared to the humid Chicagoland air.

I have more pictures of different stages and when it got painted. But I need to scan those.

**Want to hear her run? Check out my video. Nothing cool like doing a burnout or racing. Pretty much just running, yes the sweet sound of a Mustang running.

Got to make and add some better videos.


357ci - 9:1 compression
725 cfm Holley Carb
Wieand Stealth Mid Rise Dual Plane Intake
Fully Ported GT-40 Heads
Cobra 1.7 Roller Rockers
Custom Competion Roller Cam
C-6 Transmission Rebuilt by TPI, 3500rpm Stall
3.73 Gear, 8.8 rear end
1 5/8" Headers
2 Core Aluminum Radiator - Cobra R
2 1/2" Stainless Steel H-Pipe
Chrome 2 1/2" tailpipes
Weenie warn out tires
BBK Progressive Rate Springs
Custom Interior
Limited Edition 2000 VDO Gauges (some of which are actually hooked up,lol)
Cross-Drilled Rotors
Caster Camber Plates
Limo Tint
16" Turbocoupe Rims

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As I said came as an automatic, broken 4 cylinder. With the weak 7.5 rear end.


Everything, practically. I think I still have the original bushings, in it. They need changed badly. The drivers door is orginal as is the nose, quarterpanels, and decklid. I'll see if I can think of some other original parts, lol.

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This weekend I got to clean her up and do some detailing. The paint is getting scratched up, and fading on some of the trim parts. But not bad for a car that had to spend...

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