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Ford Mustang Accessories and Modifications

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  • mellor_21mellor_21 Posts: 8
    k thanks! i might just replace it kuz i wanted to keep it all original but the tranny isnt the original so it wouldnt matter much.. thanks though!
  • I have a 1995 Mustang with the 3.8 engine. I recently discovered that the 89-95 Thunderbird SC come with a 3.8 and a supercharger. So I looked at some pictures and noticed that it is almost the same engine except for the supercharger. If i am right would i be able to do a swap for the 3.8 supercharger with little to no modifications?
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,730
    Doubt it. The engine internals should be beefier plus they probably lowered the compression ratio with different pistons and/or heads. Then there's the PCM programming which would have to be changed. It's possible but it's not a simple bolt-on.
  • mikep8mikep8 Posts: 2
    I've seen a few GT-style aftermarket grilles for V6 Mustangs, but none of them look very good. The best I've found is from Mr.Bodykit:

    http://img1.picturewizard.com/132413D/0/05v6front.jpg

    But it still isn't right (the foglamps are too close together).

    I know the two grilles have slightly different dimensions, slant angle etc, but I'm wondering if anyone has found a more accurate GT-style grille for the V6 Pony Package Mustang?
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,730
    Interesting - I actually want the Pony Package grille on a GT.
  • ajollyajolly Posts: 1
    My girlfriend has an 06 Mustang, V6 with a pony grill. for her birthday I want to get her these rear turn signals that gradually fade across the three lenses. I cant seem to find them any where. If anyone knows where I can find the gradual "Fading" turn signals please let me know.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,730
    They're not that hard to find. They're called sequential tail lights:

    http://www.webelectricproducts.com/sts/stspage.htm
  • novellnovell Posts: 26
    I am seriously considering adding a cold air intake by either JLT or K&N, any negatives on mileage? Also do all cold air intakes require using premium fuel?
  • john_324john_324 Posts: 974
    Nah, your mileage will be fine (unless of course you're giving her more gas so you can feel the extra power...)

    Won't need premium gas, but you may need a re-tune of your computer to compensate for the increased airflow. Some kits do, some don't...
  • 45auto45auto Posts: 16
    Been a while since I have posted. I have a 99 mustang gt 5-spd convertible with 60k 0n the clock and it has the REAL 35th anniversary package. (white, only 515 in this color) Was wondering where to find a chrome alternator, and am not looking to change the stereo or anything. What amp is the stock alternator and should I upgrade or not? also any other help on under hood goodies would be appreciated. Thanks all. Elliott :confuse:
  • gzgtpgzgtp Posts: 83
    Hi, will I notice any difference with a DiabloSport 93octane performance tune? (no other mods).
  • Have you checked out the steeda web page
    www.steeda.com. They have tons of "dress up" stuff for mustangs. Including a Stainless Steel Polished Alternator Cover - '99-'04.

    I also like http://www.americanmuscle.com/
  • novellnovell Posts: 26
    I have ordered parts from here at www.cjponyparts.com. Free shipping today They have online sales at least once a week.
  • mlalvrmlalvr Posts: 2
    Hey I'm new here and relatively new to the automotive scene as well, although I've been a mustang fan all my life. I didn't see anything like this posted so here goes...

    A friend of our family used to own the 07 GT500 Cobra but recently got rid of it to order a 08 top-of-the-line Corvette (Corvettes have always been HIS dream car). Shortly after he bought the Cobra, though, he replaced the stock Cobra exhaust pipes with an even more upgraded pair. He kept the stock pair, however, and still has them as the buyer didn't want them when he picked the Cobra up from this friend. Since he doesn't plan on using the pipes again, he's offered them to me.

    I own a 03 V6 Mustang, and my three questions are as follows:
    1) Is it possible to replace the single stock pipe with the 07 cobra pipes given that the engine is completely different and the bodystyle is also not the same?
    2) If it is possible, how much work would need to be done to replace the exhaust and about how much would it cost?
    3) If it is possible, of much (if any) hp gains could I look for?

    Thanks
  • tayl0rdtayl0rd Posts: 1,938
    1) Posssible? Yes. Practical? NO!
    2) A lot! (in both regards)
    3) Maybe 15 on the top end.
  • mlalvrmlalvr Posts: 2
    Why would it not be practical? Because of the amount of work needed? Or because there are more efficient choices in exhaust systems? (Keep in mind that he's offering to give these pipes to me free of charge)

    I know that for a proper fit, changing the rear bumper out for one with notches (I don't know the proper term) would be best, but how much would be necessary to retrofit the pipes onto my current engine? Do you know how much these changes would cost on average? Also, would it be best to change my stock headers for better performance ones (equal-length or shorty)?

    Thanks
  • tayl0rdtayl0rd Posts: 1,938
    Impractical because of the amount of work needed. In your car, the muffler is under the middle of the car. In the new Mustangs, the mufflers are in the back. None of the bends are the same. The hangers won't be in the same place, etc. With the amount of hacking that would be done to the system, you'd be left with very little of what you started with, with more aftermarket stuff grafted in. Just go with an aftermarket setup to begin with. It might still be cheaper after all is said and done despite you getting his for free.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,730
    Not to mention single vs. dual exhausts and the rear valance cutouts.
  • I am having the worst problems, but probably is an easy fix. I replaced the sensor on the distributor, because it got broken, and the only way i could get it off was to pull the distributor out, and now, I cant seem to get the timing right to be able to crank the car. I need to know the exact way to place the distributor button and firing order. The car has an MSD ignition, distributor cap and wires. What am I doing wrong?
  • HELP!! I put a supercharger on my 99' mustang now I snapping tensioner. Anyone know where I can get on that wont brake on me? :shades: :cry:
  • waterdrwaterdr Posts: 307
    How long was the SC on the car before having the problem? Was it professionally installed? Has it been tuned?
  • I've actually fixed the problem. I installed an a/c eliminator that also works as a tensioner. The supercharger was not originaly installed properly,it was not at the same angle as the rest of the pulleys.with the new tensioner it has taken the stress off the factory one. It now builds 18psi of boost with 600 horsepower
  • waterdrwaterdr Posts: 307
    Is that a stock motor? If so, 18lbs of boost is about 6lbs more then what is safe and that car would be a ticking time bomb. 450 rwhp is the absulte max on a stock motor and many experts think 400 is high enough. Please fill me in. 600 hp is a lot from a mod 2V motor. I can only assume this is a crate motor or it has been built. Who built the motor?
  • It's far from stock. It was built by proline racing,the same people who build engines for Tim Lynch. It has forged crank,rods and pistons,at about 8:1 compression, an AODE trans with brake.
  • topdown8topdown8 Posts: 2
    I have a convertible roof that looks to be in very good condition, however it is leaking a the bottom left corner of the rear window. Any ideas on how to stop it?
    2002 mustang.
  • Anyone swap out their stock Mirrors for the Agent47 Retro race Mirrors???

    They are awesome and really improve the look.

    Ken
  • I got a 96 gt with BBK intake and BBK stainless exhaust. Was planning on changing the mass airflow sensor, putting in a bigger throttle body, and swapping out the exhaust manifolds for some shorty headers. Just curious if there are any cheaper ways of adding more power and if any of these ideas are a waste of money. Also take any suggestions on adding a chip.
  • waterdrwaterdr Posts: 307
    Swapping the MAF is a complete waste of time. The MAF is designed to support about 400 hp, so unless you have made major modifications to the car, the MAF needs to be left alone unless it is damaged. One way to know for sure is to read the voltage from the MAF off a datalogger. If it is pegged at 5 volts, then it needs to be upgraded. Unless the car has a turbo or Supercharger, then a MAF upgrade is not needed. One exception would be if the fuel injectors are upgraded.

    The stock headers on a Mustang are pretty efficient. Shorty headers are good for a solid ZERO hp unless the car has forced induction (turbo, supercharger). If it does, you might see a small gain. Long tubes are good for about 10 to 20 hp on a Mustang with forced induction.

    You can upgrade the TB and upper plenum and get about 10 hp on your car.

    However, the big opportunity that you are missing is upgrading the heads and cams. The 1996 to 1998 cars suffer from a crappy head design. The 1999 to 2004 cars made 40 more hp because of this. If I had a 1996 car I would go with ported heads and a nice set of cams and you get add about 100 hp, but expect to pay about $3000 especially with a chip and dyno tune.....more for installation.
  • grog04grog04 Posts: 1
    I have an 01 GT 4.6 with 50,000 KM on it and would like to super charge it. Any tips or recomendations are appreciated.
  • sawebersaweber Posts: 1
    Im curious if anyone has an idea where would be a good point to connect an exciter wire connection or (ignition on) connection to trigger a relay to power accessories.

    Although I am aware of how to find a location, I was curious if there is a standard point that ford identifies for this purpose. Thank you
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