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1988 Ford Mustang LX (5.slow)

Last updated Feb 17, 2008  

Photo of a 1988 Ford Mustang LX (5.slow)


About 5 years ago, I suddenly had to have a 5.0 Mustang. My boss's son had a 1988 LX 4-cyl 5-speed. He sold it to me with a 5.0 T-bird motor. Throw in the purchase of a rolled 88 GT and you have the slow transformation into a 5.0 car.


Current motor - 5.0 from a Grand Marquis
Original T-5 (200,000 + miles)
8.8 from totaled GT
Front suspension from totaled GT
Power Windows from totaled GT

Horsepower - Low
Torque - Low
0-60 - High
1/4 mile ET. - high
1/4 mile Speed - Low

Factory Options

2.3 Fuel-injected 4-cyl
7.5 open diff. 3.45 gears
Power Locks


5.0 w/Fuel-injection
8.8 Trac-loc 2.73 gears
Brake upgrade from 88 GT
Power Windows
40 Series Flowmasters

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