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Surprise, Arizona
United States

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
United States


1983 Ford Mustang GL


1984 Ford Mustang GT-350


Photo of: 1983 Ford Mustang
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About “Kirby”

In 1985, the Mustang GT got the exclusive 5.0 L H.O., with new E5 cylinder heads, a Holley 4-barrel carburetor, a new, more aggressive roller camshaft, a new intake manifold, less restrictive exhaust manifolds, and a pseudo dual exhaust, bringing power to a conservatively rated 210 horsepower. This combination was short lived however, because in 1986, Ford released the first fuel-injected 5.0 L. With the high swirl E6 heads, the early 5.0 H.O. EFI intake, higher compression, and dual exhaust, it made for a motor with an abundance of throttle response and low rpm torque, and a very broad powerband that signed off suddenly, at just 5000 rpm.

About “pickpocket”

picked this car up about 9 years ago. was originally a 4 cylinder turbo, with 5 speed stick shift. now it's a v8 auto built for speed!.i bought car with it being already changed over, but rebiult the engine for more power. along with a better converter.in fact it still had the clutch pedal in it with starter interlock in place.


Specs for “Kirby”

2950 pounds (with driver)
Notch Back
GL, not GT or LX

Specs for “pickpocket”

No specifications listed.


Factory Options for “Kirby”

Wood Grain interior Paneling
Vinyls seats

Factory Options for “pickpocket”

air conditioning
power steering
rear defogger
power windows
power locks
20th anniversary edition
tilt steering wheel
cruise control
fog lamps
intermittent wipers
power brakes


Mods for “Kirby”

86 Long Block (roller cam)
Edelbrock RPM Air Gap Intake
625 CFM Barry Grant Demon Carburetor
K&N Air Filter
Mr. Gasket phenolic 1" open carb spacer
Ford Racing Valve covers
BBK Shorty Headers
BBK H-pipe with no cats
2-chamber 40 series mufflers
Entire Smog System gone
8.8 Rear end with 3.73 gears
4 speed manual converted to a five speed T-5
Pro 5.0 shifter

Maximum Motor Sports lower control arms
H&R Springs
Koni Shocks
84 Saleen wheels

Autometer Water Temp Gauge
Autometer Oil Pressure Guage
84 SVO Steering Wheel
JVC Deck
Kenwood Speakers

Mods for “pickpocket”

1966 289 ci. ford small block
RHS cyclone aluminum heads
block align honed
bored .30 over
eagle esp rods
srp forged pistons
race demon 650cfm carb
eldebrock rpm airgap intake
comp cams full mechanical roller cam
stainless steel roller rockers
arp main studs with girdle
subframe connecters
qa1 tube k frame
qa1 tubular lower a-arms
manual steering
4 point roll cage
edelbrock performer mechanical fuel pump
jegs racing fuel filter
cervinis fiberglass 4 inch cowl hood
ford 8.8 4.56 rear with spool
full aluminium radiator
electic cooling fan
airtex high performance water pump
14 by 4 inch k+n air filter
weld racing draglite wheels
skinny fronts
mcreary bias-ply rear g-60 15 tires
granateli front coilover conversion kit
C-4 transmission
TSI 8-inch 5000rpm stall converter
southside machine traction bars
lakewood 90/10 struts
moser axles
B+M pro stick shifter
autometer 8000rpm tach with shiftlite
horsepower sales engine valley girdle
ford motorsports tall valve covers
7075 t-6 alumimium caster/camber plates
canton 7qt racing oil pan
driveshaft safety loop
removed rear bumper and back seat
moroso air cleaner housing
mac performance eqaul length headers


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