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Old 02-21-2012, 03:28 AM   #61
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Any R type fans in the house?

















Not mine, but I wish.
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:29 AM   #62
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This thread has really shaped up in the last few pages.
It started out like cars that were forgotten and should have been!
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:59 AM   #63
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It started out like cars that were forgotten and should have been!

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Old 02-21-2012, 06:50 AM   #64
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Every spare dollar went into one almost exactly like this when I was in high school in the late 90's. Gobs of torque at low rpms won a lot of light to light races against cars with a lot more h.p. Chicks were into it way more than some of my friends much newer/ more expensive cars. I worked for a remodeller and would haul several 4x8 sheets by laying the back seat down and leaving the hatch up. It ate t-5 transmissions regularly. Like a lot of cars in this thread, it's probably a lot better in my mind than it was in real life.

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Old 02-21-2012, 07:34 AM   #65
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My 93 SHO was red with black leather.
From what I remember about the motors - the 3.0 version were actually built by Yamaha but the 3.2s were brought in house by Ford. I could be way way off base on that though.

I really loved that car other than the rattles, squeaks and switch issues that came with it. I hung onto it until 2005 when I gave it to my dad with 42k on it. He still keeps it spotless and has probably only put another 10k on it.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:36 AM   #66
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Every spare dollar went into one almost exactly like this when I was in high school in the late 90's. Gobs of torque at low rpms won a lot of light to light races against cars with a lot more h.p. Chicks were into it way more than some of my friends much newer/ more expensive cars. I worked for a remodeller and would haul several 4x8 sheets by laying the back seat down and leaving the hatch up. It ate t-5 transmissions regularly. Like a lot of cars in this thread, it's probably a lot better in my mind than it was in real life.
I was wondering when we'd get to foxes, probably the best all-around bargain out there. V-8, RWD, Manual trans, the 302 will last longer than most people. 25mpg on 87 octane, easy to work on, parts are cheap and available everywhere, light, etc. I've had a few, and if I were to look into a weekend driver again, this would be it.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:41 AM   #67
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My 93 SHO was red with black leather.
From what I remember about the motors - the 3.0 version were actually built by Yamaha but the 3.2s were brought in house by Ford. I could be way way off base on that though.

I really loved that car other than the rattles, squeaks and switch issues that came with it. I hung onto it until 2005 when I gave it to my dad with 42k on it. He still keeps it spotless and has probably only put another 10k on it.
Actually Yamaha built both versions in Japan.

The engine was a big money loser for Ford, since our cost was $5K each. (This was over four times the internal cost of a 5.0 Mustang engine!) We had to take a certain number due to the original contract deal.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:43 AM   #68
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and clicking "properties" is some bullshit cheating.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:44 AM   #69
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I was wondering when we'd get to foxes, probably the best all-around bargain out there. V-8, RWD, Manual trans, the 302 will last longer than most people. 25mpg on 87 octane, easy to work on, parts are cheap and available everywhere, light, etc. I've had a few, and if I were to look into a weekend driver again, this would be it.
I hate Ford more than you can imagine but I've always like that era Mustang especially the coupe. Very clean design with a V-8 the way it's supposed to be, one camshaft and 16 valves.
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:05 AM   #70
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and clicking "properties" is some bullshit cheating.
Looks like an lt-1 intake.
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:29 AM   #71
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Looks like an lt-1 intake.
I'm going to see your LT1 and raise it to LT4
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:38 AM   #72
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I hate Ford more than you can imagine but I've always like that era Mustang especially the coupe. Very clean design with a V-8 the way it's supposed to be, one camshaft and 16 valves.
I consider the fox bodies to be almost a 4-wheel Sportster, they both have very similar design philosophies, they're simple. That's why I'm drawn to both. The fox can be a drag car, autocrosser, tourer, cruiser, etc, just like the Sporty, and they both have multiple varieties from which choose, convertible, coupe, hatch and the Sporty can be cafe, bobber, chopper, standard, street tracker. Of course there are always faster and more comfy vehicles with more doo dads, but to me, its just more crap that breaks down.
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:57 AM   #73
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Anyway i meant to post a picture up of my old Z34 but I couldn find it. Always thought it was a sharp looking car. And comfy!



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Old 02-21-2012, 11:42 AM   #74
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Looks like an lt-1 intake.
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I'm going to see your LT1 and raise it to LT4

Only 106 ever made. FACTORY LT4 Camaro SS 1997 cars. Done from the leftover production run of the LT4 GrandSport Corvette.

12's off the showroom floor.
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:39 PM   #75
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I'd forgotten about the lt4. I test drove a mid-90's camaro with the lt-4 "hot cam" kit, 4:10 gears and a high stall convertor. It was nearly undriveable in traffic, but came out of the hole like a bat out of hell when you brought the rpms up against the converter before releasing the brake. There was a white/orange stripe 97 ss on ebay a couple of months ago, bidding was well over $20k when I stopped checking on it. I really need to make a few passes down the strip the summer, it's been 5+ years.
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