Author Topic: New Member with some questions...  (Read 2340 times)

jmanion

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 18
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: S.W. Missouri
New Member with some questions...
« on: January 19, 2010, 05:32:02 PM »
Hello everyone!

I wanted to take a minute to say hello.  And also ask a few questions if I may.   First off my name is Joe, and I am in the market to buy a new (new to me) sports car.  I have been struggling on what to buy.  I have looked at Camaro's,  Firebirds, T/A's and Mustangs.  I have finally decided to go with a Mustang.  There is just something that makes me want one more than the others.  But in deciding to go with a Mustang... it has lead me to even more choices and decisions to make.  So thus I am here hoping to get some good opinions on what to buy, so I may make a well informed buying decision. 

What I am wanting as a end result, is a mustang that will be fun for the street or strip.  And also can be dependable enough to be a daily driver if I chose to do so.  Where my question lyes is what year to buy?   I like them all, but have been leaning towards a 87-93 fox body.  I have also considered the  94-95 with the 5.0.  I have considered going newer then a 95 ,but, I do not know if I would be at a disadvantage with a 4.6L? 
What ever I get I plan on buying and then doing engine upgrades with my son.  So in your opinion for a mustang newby what would be the best year to start with?  Thanks in your help in making my decisions

Soaring

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 4279
  • Gender: Male
  • 1965 Mustang coupe 289, '03 Mach1, 03 Lariat
  • Mustang: 1965 coupe 289, and 2003 Mach1
  • Daily driver: '03 Ford F-150 Lariat
  • Location: Wimberley, Texas
Re: New Member with some questions...
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2010, 05:43:08 PM »
I own an old '65 with a 289 engine, and it is a fun car to drive, but I also own a 2003 Mach1, and for sheer performance, it is the cat's meow if you can't afford a new Shelby.  I would look at the 2003-2004 GT's, Mach1's and of course the Cobras if I was looking to buy a used Mustang.  The 4.6 engine is a step up from the old 5.0's and are extremely reliable.  The Cobra and the Mach's come with a 32 valve engine that performs extremely well.  They are extremely powerful, but also gas efficient.  These cars can be modded to the hilt if you so desire, and need little maintenance. 

jmanion

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 18
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: S.W. Missouri
Re: New Member with some questions...
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2010, 05:50:23 PM »
Thanks for the reply Soaring.

A Shelby is a little out of my budget LOL.  But from what I have seen pricing wise on craigs list an 03-04 would be close to what I can spend.  I take your opinion into consideration and start doing a little research on those years. 

stang98

  • Guest
Re: New Member with some questions...
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2010, 05:39:17 PM »
Personally I like the 94-98 Models. They just seem smooth to me. I owned a V6 94 and upgraded to my 98 GT. Just because its got a 4.6 in it doesn't mean anything, with the right mods you can slaughter anything.

BlackShadow

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 151
  • Gender: Male
  • Mustang: 1965 Mustang 2+2
  • Daily driver: Ford f350 powerstroke 4x4
  • Location: Washington
Re: New Member with some questions...
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2010, 11:01:53 PM »
Fox body mustangs make great father son project cars.. so easy to work on, I have done 2 for my boys. The parts are very available. Like everyone we each have or favorites...hehehe

jmanion

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 18
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: S.W. Missouri
Re: New Member with some questions...
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2010, 11:44:20 AM »
I appreciate everyones input!  I have made my purchase, and decided to go with a 92 5.0.  The one I went with has got a some mods already so I thought it would be a great place to start and save some cash on engine upgrades.  Here is a list of what it has

Trick Flow Twisted Wedge Heads
Trick Flow 1.6 RR
New Fel-Pro Silicone Valve Cover Gaskets & Intake Gaskets
6.75 Harden Pushrods
Comp Cams xe270-14 w/Comp Cams Lifters
Ford Racing Valve Covers
Holley Systemax II Intake w/1" Spacer
70mm Performance Products Throttle Body w/EGR Spacer Plate & EGR Delete Kit
BBK Cold Air Intake 76mm MAS Calibrated for 24 lb Injectors
BBK Adjustable Fuel Pressure Regulator w/Fuel Pressure Gauge
E3 Spark Plugs 9mm Ford Racing Wires
MSD Cap, Rotor, and Coi
New A9L Computer
BBK Polished Pullies
Ceramic Coated Shorty Headers w/X-Pipe & Flowmasters Dumped
Oversized Radiator w/Dual Speed Electric Fans Lightweight Aluminum Flywheel
Short Throw Shifter
Aluminum Drive Shaft
3.73 gears
Ranger Axles 95
5-lug Spindles
13" Cross Drilled & Slotted Rotors
Bullitt Calipers
New A-Arms w/Poly Bushings
Tokico HP Struts & Shocks Eibach Sportline Springs
New Rack and Tie Rods [Just Been Aligned As Well]
Caster Camber Correcting Plates
Stainless Tubular Upper & Lower Rear Control Arms
17x9 Cobra R Wheels w/Brand New 255-50-17s In the Rear and 245- 45-17s Up Front
3inch Cowl Hood w/ Pins
5inch Tach & Pillar Gauges

Since the drive train is good I am going to start with the interior first.  I will try to get some pics up of it later today or tomorrow.


Soaring

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 4279
  • Gender: Male
  • 1965 Mustang coupe 289, '03 Mach1, 03 Lariat
  • Mustang: 1965 coupe 289, and 2003 Mach1
  • Daily driver: '03 Ford F-150 Lariat
  • Location: Wimberley, Texas
Re: New Member with some questions...
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2010, 03:07:48 PM »
Well, congratulations on your purchase.  That's quite a list of mods.  Take care of it and it will last you for many years. 

jmanion

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 18
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: S.W. Missouri
Re: New Member with some questions...
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2010, 03:13:53 PM »
Thanks Soring!  ;D   I plan on making this my baby. 

BlackShadow

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 151
  • Gender: Male
  • Mustang: 1965 Mustang 2+2
  • Daily driver: Ford f350 powerstroke 4x4
  • Location: Washington
Re: New Member with some questions...
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2010, 04:43:01 PM »
Wow Your stang has some great mods on it already.. should be alot of fun

jmanion

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 18
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: S.W. Missouri
Re: New Member with some questions...
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2010, 04:50:36 PM »
Yeah Shadow that was what did it for me (the mods)... I figured most of the expensive stuff was done already. So now I can really focus on the interior and body.  It is a LX, but I want to convert it to look like a GT.  I picked up the side skirts, door moldings, and the rear bumper.  Really just need to get the front bumper and I should be able to throw it all on and start getting it ready for paint.

Soaring

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 4279
  • Gender: Male
  • 1965 Mustang coupe 289, '03 Mach1, 03 Lariat
  • Mustang: 1965 coupe 289, and 2003 Mach1
  • Daily driver: '03 Ford F-150 Lariat
  • Location: Wimberley, Texas
Re: New Member with some questions...
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2010, 04:55:41 PM »
Sounds like you have a plan.  Good luck with it. 

 

+-Navigation

Other languages
ESPANOL
FRANCAIS
Soaring
Soaring
In memory of our moderator Glen Wren AKA Soaring
1943-2011
Links



Dallas Mustang


Menu
LO-FI Version
Mustang classifieds
Muscle car classifieds
Classic Mustang FAQ


Mustangs for sale


Top Posters

Soaring
Posts: 4279
Thierry
Posts: 1379
66GTKFB
Posts: 845
rmodel65
Posts: 681
Jeff73Mach1
Posts: 471

Used Cars for sale - Ford Mustang classifieds - Forum Camaro FR

Powered by EzPortal