Originally Posted by Acidcold
Bud.. more info on that mustang if you will
It's in my sig.
My first car. Got it when I was 16 and worked on it every night after I got home from football/wrestling practice with my old man.
That's where I learned all my driving skills. A four speed with a Big Block, no power steering, "power assisted" brakes
, and so much torque you can spin the tires in third from a standing start.
(I can get them to spin if I punch it when doing 60mpg too. That can be a little scary though.)
She's a '68, got her in '90. I used to love it in high school when kids would roll up in the 5.0 fox body mustangs from the late 80's thinkin they were fast. They didn't stand a chance. She's real fast in a straight line, but handles for **** in the turns.
Still stock right now (we did an "original" restore back in the day. Except for all the Shelby stuff. Hood, Trunk, and side scoops). But I think eventually, when I get some time and money, I'd like to mod it. Lower it 2", disk brakes all around, Flaming River steering box, bigger wheels w/ low pro tire for handling (running on 14's right now.), headers, lower racing apron to replace the front bumper, etc.
Right now It needs a rear. Or maybe just a pinion gear. I'm not sure.
I don't use it much because the wifey doesn't like to ride in it. She says she gets whiplash everytime she goes for a ride and smells like exhaust when she gets out. Uh ya, I know.....isn't it great!!
Every couple years I debate selling it and buying a TJ to build into a trail rig. But I can never seem to part with it. Plus it's a good investment. The blue book on it is about 25 g's and going up as there are less and less around. Especially the Big Block. Most have the 289 or 351 as opposed to the 390 or 427. But that doesn't really matter if I don't sell. It has a lot of personal history. It's the car that made me a man. lol
So.... I'll prob keep her forever. The TJ will have to wait. This summer I'm fixing the rear even if I have to charge everything. I need to get her out and shake off the dust.