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New guy with a newbie question!
« on: July 06, 2009, 12:40:23 AM »

I've got a 91' Mustang LX Convertible with the 5.0 engine. Its never been serviced by family, always dealer. The car only has 28,000 [approx.] miles on it, in that it's almost never driven. That led to the switches all corroding [which I've repaired], the hood hydraulic system to decide its time to quit, and finally there seems to be a little bit of engine work to be done.

So. I'm here hoping someone could advise me what potential the car has if I were to take the time to go all out on the engine and add all the different modifications to improve performance... and of course, repair all the other little things going on in the mean time. As I know, the car has 225hp the way it is. Whats the first thing to do? I was going to start with a new performance chip.. is that a good idea?



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Re: New guy with a newbie question!
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2009, 02:55:45 AM »
Hi, Norrism and welcome to the site. Your car sounds as if it has spent most of its' life in storage, so let's treat it as a storage car.  The first thing I would do would be to replace all the fluids.   That means even the brake fluid.  You want to make sure that car is safe before making it fast.  After that, we can talk about the go fast add-on's you can do. 


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Re: New guy with a newbie question!
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2009, 06:35:41 PM »
yes i agree and i also dont know if the chip is the first thing or even at all.


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Re: New guy with a newbie question!
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2009, 02:20:15 AM »
dont buy a chip, just get out a timing light an adjust the timing to 14 degrees before top dead center(thats all the chip does and setting the timing is fo free ;) )



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