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Toy '89 Mustang

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by DieselSlug, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug PlowSite.com Addict
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    Pictures of the car the day i picked it up in Philadelphia PA. Paid 3,200 for it.

    Picked up a new rear axle for it. 3.73's already installed. I had a friend over-pack the trac lock for me.

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  2. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug PlowSite.com Addict
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    Pictures of removing the old axle with 3.08 gears to swap the new one which has been rebuilt.

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  3. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
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    looks clean. only thing i would change is finding a set of factory 91-93 4 lug 16" pony wheels, and finding a stock spoiler. those "whale tales" are a bit muck for my taste. otherwise its a real nice looking car. i like the clean look of the LX model.

    here's my 91 - i converted it to 5 lug, 4 wheel disc cobra brakes. single best upgrade i've done on the car.

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  4. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
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    89 Mustang was my first car. Here's a family picture minus my 98 yellow cobra.

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  5. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug PlowSite.com Addict
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    Nice cars all!

    It actually has pony rims on it now. I didn't get done posting all the pictures. Had to leave work to pick up a Ryder van, just got back lol.
     
  6. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug PlowSite.com Addict
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    Did you install older tail lights on this car?
     
  7. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug PlowSite.com Addict
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    Pic of the car last year. And all shined up this past summer.

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  8. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
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    yes - those lights are from a 84-86 SVO turbo 4 cylinder. they were also used on the 93 SVT cobra.

    they are similiar to the pre 87 tailights, except they have thin black lines running through them.

    i like them better than the stock 87-93 LX lights.
     
  9. DieselSlug

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    This is a 351w i got for about 520 bucks. Came out of a 94' Ford Lightning Pickup. So this is currently flat tappet, but a roller ready block. One major benefit of the 94' block.

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  10. DieselSlug

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    More dis-assembly of the 351w.

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  11. DieselSlug

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    And some more.

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  12. DieselSlug

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    And a few more pictures.

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  13. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug PlowSite.com Addict
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    And some more here.
    Got a comp cams Extrememe Energy cam but the lift was going to be too extreme for stock pistons, so i returned it and got a TFS stage 1.

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  14. DieselSlug

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    The engine looking better!!

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  15. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug PlowSite.com Addict
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    And it keeps going..
    Soaking the lifters.
    New Convertible motor mounts.
    3/8's welch plugged the dipstick hole, new ford racing pan has its own.

    So why did i take the heads off now??

    Come to find out we did a compression check and they were low! The valves leaked badly. So i sold the heads as parts....

    What to buy now in my price range?

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  16. DieselSlug

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    I picked up a set of Pro Comp 210 CC heads W/ 1.6 roller rockers and girdle kit. Got these for 800.

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  17. DieselSlug

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    So, im doing this swap because my current 5.0 has ~145K on it, and now starting to show. 2 years ago i lost oil pressure while racing at Watkins Glenn Track. Slapped some 20W-50 high zinc oil and brought the pressure up some. I have driven the car like this for about 2 years. 302's are tough motors. Then i stumbled into the 351w deal. I will have more pictures of where i currently am at soon.
     
  18. DieselSlug

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    Our home is a ranch with walk out basement in the back. A few years ago my dad installed a garage door down there. Then built a wall to seal it off from the rest of the basement. We decided to put my car in there so i could have a good area (warm) to work on it. He built the wall to have a removable section. So thats what we did.

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  19. DieselSlug

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    Last one for now.

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  20. DieselSlug

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    Also installed an aluminum driveshaft in place of the steel stocker.

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