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..
No it’s not a joke, if we can buy 6 or more we get 25% off. I have one on my daily driver and it fantastic and they have a 30 day warrantee don’t like it send it back..
Anyone interested I’m willing to do the leg work if I can get solid
I am in the process of researching front springs to replace my old worn out ones, which appear to be original based on the paint markings I found on them.
I am looking for something stockish, not wanting to do a drop other than that created by the Arnig drop. I was looking at the Eaton springs...
Many of us have discovered little things over the years that could help others, post em up! Here are a couple:
1.) When removing a starter from a 65-66 with 289/302 and long tube headers, it comes out and goes in much easier if you un-bolt the idler arm from the frame so that the steering...
Finally got around to replacing my original 53 year old leaf springs and am very pleased with the outcome. After lots of research, I decided to go with the Scott Drake 4.5 leaf mid eye springs which lowered the rear an 1.5" and has the stance just right. I am running a 15" American Racing...
I converted my 65 Mustang to dual exhaust and now I need the hangers and the locations where they should be located. I see in the parts catalogs a bunch of hangers but I'm not totally sure of what I need or the mounting location. Does someone have an exploded drawing showing what's needed?