Did you read sbout the schoolteacher who had a 2.3 turbo in his Pinto? He was running mid 10's with a C4 and a 8" axle. The motor was soooo stock, it was scary! He even used a Ranger camshaft for good idle quality.
That movie clip was COOL. I love SVO's. I had a 84 model a few years back that I ran hard at Road America. The SVO is the best handling, best balanced Mustang I have driven. I am an SVT dealer so I have driven just about every possible late model mustang as well as the many vintage cars I have owned. I have my eye on a 85 1/2 one owner competition prep car that the owner has been trying to sell me for the past 5 years. A competition prep car with a factory sunroof...that was the only option on the window sticker.
I bought my SVO new, drove it with the original 2.3-T until 1988. I got tired of the turbo lag and lack of bottom-end power so I put a 5.0 EFI V-8 in it and have been very happy with the combination ever since. I'm still a fan of the 2.3-T engine but I think it really needs to be in a smaller, lighter car than a Mustang or T-bird.
I had an 87 T-Coupe that was great. Not a screamer, but a very nice car. My brother made me pop the hood, cause he said there was no way that it was a 4 cylinder with the power it had. Other than loosing a timing belt, the car had no problems (good thing that engine can free wheel, no valve damage due to loss of belt)
Yeah I have an 85 SVO, My Wife has an 84 SVO, I have an 87 LX that is currently getting a 2.3T, and I have an 88 Turbocoupe..
You could say I like these cars, I have had about 7 Turbo cars in the last few years..
Ok. Let me give you the run down....
1. I have a 1965 Mustang 6 cyl 3 speed 2.77 transmission. Removed the tired engine and transmission.
2. Bought a 1966 Mustang 6 cyl 3 speed 3.03 transmission set up with a 1969 shifter rods and 1969 shifter.
I placed the 1966 set up into my 1965, but...
the Mach1 I bought, the guy lost the title, but did give me a bill of sale and a statement of fact - and said thats all I'll need to register it.
He said ill need to put a block in the car (its currently just a shell) and tow it to the DMV, where they will inspect the vin and issue a new title...
I want to add a stall converter and change my rear end from 3.0 to 3.5 motive gears. Should I have my local “restoration” shop do this work or a transmission shop? Does the average transmission shop know how to work on vintage cars? I am in north NJ. Any thoughts are appreciated.
I am hoping based on experience, people can help me with a bet. My 66 Coupe needs to be stripped and it is winter up here in Northern Ohio. A friend of mine has a heated pole barn, he keeps it heated to 50F or warmer all winter. He says I can keep my car there to work on it and says I should...