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Re: AWD Mustang
« Reply #40 on: March 23, 2010, 09:48:32 PM »
good man.   hows bout we go fuck up a chevy instead???!!!! hahaha

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Re: AWD Mustang
« Reply #41 on: March 24, 2010, 03:59:19 AM »
Heard that.  Just not a 1957 chevy. 

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Re: AWD Mustang
« Reply #42 on: March 26, 2010, 07:02:12 AM »
An awd mustang would be an interesting project to do and to see. Good luck with that. 

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Re: AWD Mustang
« Reply #43 on: March 27, 2010, 08:02:05 AM »
Europeans already started to do AWD conversions on Mustangs as early as 1970 using the transmission from the British Jensen FF and the result was very impressive.
http://hooniverse.com/blog/2009/12/14/the-ferguson-mustang-ff-awd-and-a-427/

I don't think it will be easy to find a Jensen transmission today but a member in the French section is working on an AC Cobra kit car powered by a 390 V8 and a transmission from an European Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4.
I didn't think the transmission could hold the torque of a big block V8 but he is saying that he saw AWD kit cars running with this transmission and GM 350 engines. This might be a solution for you Lilian.
http://www.mustangv8.com/fr/technique-mustangs-anciennes/boite-vitesse-t5/20/

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Re: AWD Mustang
« Reply #44 on: March 27, 2010, 04:43:30 PM »
I live in a very small town in the hills of Texas, and on my way to the Ace hardware store today I saw 6 AC Cobras going the other direction.  All the drivers had a smile on their face as wide as the Grand Canyon.  I guess they must have had a meet in this area or something, but they were all beautifu. 

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Re: AWD Mustang
« Reply #45 on: March 27, 2010, 09:17:38 PM »
Yes it must be fun driving such light cars with a V8 engine.

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Re: AWD Mustang
« Reply #46 on: July 19, 2010, 10:53:59 PM »
As much of a cool idea as that is I dont think that its worth it..

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Re: AWD Mustang
« Reply #47 on: September 21, 2010, 09:17:10 PM »
At the top of the AWD foodchain cars handle very well.

There is generally no wheel hop, because the added weight and traction of the front wheels allows the car to accelerate using all 4 wheels and thus there is far less resistance to getting going- AWD cars are not known for massive wheelspin

BUT you are proposing to fabricate a system on a chassis not designed for it.  Audi spent ungodly sums to make their cars work and work well.  Subaru spent years and fortunes to make their cars perform as well as they do

You can make an AWD Mustang-but making it AWD doesn't mean you will have the handling of factory AWD cars, just that all your wheels will turn under power (more friction, more weight, more of all the bad stuff and maybe a little benefit if you get lucky)-more likely is that you will get a quirky handling car that you will spend tons of time trying to sort out.


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Re: AWD Mustang
« Reply #48 on: June 28, 2011, 11:51:40 PM »
haha an awd mustang would be great if you had the power to make it worth it and dont let this soaring guy tell you different

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Re: AWD Mustang
« Reply #49 on: March 21, 2014, 10:31:02 PM »
Had same idea. Tried it but not awd did 4wd  used explorer set up with the auto 4wd option, we cut and shortened it fitting it to an 88gt  didn't work out too well was cool for a bit but didn't handle like a Stang should did the same to a buddy's chevelle on a Chevy truck frame

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Re: AWD Mustang
« Reply #50 on: September 08, 2014, 06:43:57 AM »
http://www.explorerxp8.com/
I have seen these for sale and usually not very expensive. While not a Mustang, it could be four wheel drive with little effort compared to a Mustang. Not sure how many were built with the awd option.

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Re: AWD Mustang
« Reply #51 on: September 09, 2014, 03:28:33 AM »
tv tommy ivel had a awd top fuel dragster

 

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