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Ford Mustang Fox Body 79-93

82boss82boss Posts: 3
For All Fox Body Stang's 5.0 Performance


  • 82boss82boss Posts: 3
    I was just wondering if anyone has built or had a stroker motor built for they're car because I have a few question's
  • yea i have a stroker moter in my 87 stang
  • ClairesClaires Chicago areaPosts: 1,222
    82boss, not sure if you've visited our Speed Shop: Tuning & Modification Forum -- you might get some answers to your questions there, too.


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  • tibbitibbi Posts: 5
    I am the second owner of a '92 LX 2.3 ltr, 5 spd manual, 65K miles and am wondering if I should restore it or sell it? It's in super condition inside with no rusted out spots but has some passanger door damage (hubby backed into it :mad: ). Since the car is so sound mechanically and for the most part body-wise, I'd like opinions on whether or not it would have any value as a restored car to keep for show or if I should just sell it :confuse: . I don't drive it and it's still garaged, but I am uncertain as to which avenue to take. I appreciate any advice you all could provide - thanks for any response!
  • john_324john_324 Posts: 974
    4cyl Mustangs aren't really worth restoring for show, unless they're the rare mid-80s turbo models.

    Only reason to restore would be for your use (i.e. if it were a car to which you're really attached and want to keep driving). But since it seems it's not, I'd say sell it. Get yourself a '06 Mustang! :)
  • tibbitibbi Posts: 5
    Thanks John and I'm not that attached to it, except for the fact it gets better milage than anything else I own and it's in such good shape I almost hate to drive it :0. Appreciate your advice and I'll take it to heart! Now my former 'Stang, a '67 fastback, I should have restored but hindsight is so good isn't it?
  • gtgtcobragtgtcobra Posts: 268
    If I were you, I would keep the 1992 Mustang LX 4 cylinder hatchback. Even if you are not attached to it, if it's in good condition, you should keep it and just drive it. It's economical and you don't have a car payment. These are 2 things which you should take into consideration. If there's nothing wrong with your 92 Mustang LX, keep it and drive it. You may want to take it to Maaco and have the door fixed and the car repainted for a few hundred dollars. Then your 92 LX will look like brand new and you can keep driving it like a new car and have excellent fuel economy with it and NO car payments. That's what I would do.
    Take my advice. Keep it!
  • tibbitibbi Posts: 5
    Thanks for the advice - it really is economical and with the price of gas these days it makes a lot of sense!
  • gtgtcobragtgtcobra Posts: 268
    Are you going to keep it? I know that I would.
    Tell me what you decided to do.
  • gnr331gnr331 Posts: 1
    I have a 93' 4cyl LX.

    exterior is in very good shape..paint still shines but the end of the bumper is cracked and a small paint chip on the hood. Rims are in bad shape.

    interior is also in very good shape except for the storage compartment on the driver door is torn.

    The engine rattles when idle, no AC, needs new antenna wiring & scrapes on the ground with 4-5 people.

    I was asking for $1500 but someone is offering $1000 but now I'm considering not selling it. I mean what am I going to do with $1000? I'll just by a new car and keep the stang and fix it up someday.

    Do you agree or does any think I should just sell it?
  • john_324john_324 Posts: 974
    Well, Mustang parts (like new wheels, springs, etc.) are widely available, so you'll have no trouble getting her back in shape (assuming no major engine problems).

    If you're thinking of keeping her for a fun weekend car, then I'd say why not. Is it a 5-spd?

    Also depends on what sort of new car you're planning to get as well...
  • gtgtcobragtgtcobra Posts: 268
    Keep it. You are stupid if you sell it. Fix it up and drive it. That's what I would do.
    An old Mustang is a too good thing to give up.
  • tibbitibbi Posts: 5
    As much as I'm inclined to (especially after all the words of wisdom and the inspiration to buff the lil' girl up to a 5.0 play thing for Friday nights at National Trail) I'm probably not going to be able to due to financial considerations of yet another car on the insurance, etc. I'm still listening to all the advice you all give and everyone says "keep" (as does my heart) but the wallet says "maybe not". I've been out of town for several days and need to catch up on the input from the Fomoco gang. Watch here for my updates as I wade through the information you all are so good to provide.
  • tibbitibbi Posts: 5
    Hey gnr331,
    Perhaps we should get our cars together - your exterior together with my car's interior - make one awesome '92! :)
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,993
    I'm buying a Emerald Green w/ White Leather 7-UP Convertible w/ a 5-Speed 5.0 Ford Mustang with 2,320 original miles this week. :D

    Like Vanilla Ice, says "Rollin' in my 5.0" :shades:

  • Does anyone know how to adjust the rear windows on an 87-93 GT convert? My front driver’s side window hints the rear window.
  • i still have hold and love my 93 cobra i will not part with it i bought it new in 93 got right at 46K on her now put a paxton super charger jba shorty headers flowmaster pipes i wouldent have it any other im retired late 50s and still feel like a kid every time twist the key my son who is in his 30s took delivery of a new 06gt we went to the dragstrip to play him and wife me and mine girls took 3 runs guys took 3 wanna who beat who i say to the got old mustangs even 4cyl keepem and fixem up :)
  • A friend of mine has a 91 Fox Mustang and it makes some crazy noises in the tranny. It makes a grinding noise till you press in on the clutch then it stops! Could that be the throw out bearing? We lost the gears and could not get the car to go in gear so I'm not sure what the deal is?!
  • really guys...dont hate me but i want to put a chevy 350 in my 86 lx.i wouldnt but a ford engine is sooooo dang expensive to build and small block chevys are a dime a dozen...think about it 550 horses for less than $2000.00 and that will barely get a decent 302 short dont hate me just yet nothing is final im just weighing my options...any help will be greatly appreciated
  • volfangaryvolfangary Posts: 105
    I have the opportunity to buy a 1993 LX with only 25,000 miles for $2000. It is in excellent condition. Is this a good price for this car? :confuse:
  • chuck91chuck91 Posts: 1
    I have a 1991 LX Mustang and it is a 2.3L with a T5 Tran. and i am tryin to make it into a 5.0L. I have a 1970 Cugar that has a 302 with a C4 tran. on it... Will i beable to use that motor in my Fox or what? The Cugar is over is seattle so i cant really look for my self but i am wondering if i even want to go load it up and bring it back... So let me know if anyone knows if i can use that 302 in my Fox. Thank You!
  • themole57themole57 Posts: 3
    As far as i know you should not have any trouble with that swap...driveshaft issues and radiator issues should be all that you encounter because the t-5 is standard and the c6 is automatic,so you will have to change radiators to allow for cooler lines also your original driveshaft will not work it will be a diffrent length...while your there you should really think about changing rear ends cause your 4 cylinder rear wont like the power from the 5.0...hope i helped.i just installed a 347 in my 86 fox so dont get me its well worth the time and work
  • themole57themole57 Posts: 3
    not a c6 tranny but your c6
  • fiveohmanfiveohman Posts: 3
    Hey gang!

    My cherry '88 5.0 LX needs some tuning-up, and some possible MAP sensor problems addressed.

    Can anyone post some contact info regarding a good/honest/reputable mechanic OR shop in the SE Michigan area that is knowledgeable about 5.0's?


    Metro-Detroit Michigan
  • I have a 92 mustang 4 cylinder 5 speed,the clutch cable broke so i replaced it and had to adjust the cable. After i did that theres like a rattling noise now. Anyone familiar with this and if so how could i fix it? Secondly,i drove my car not but 2 secs ago and and in second gear at about 3500 rmp my car loses power as if im letting off the gas but im not. Anyone have any idea what it might be. Spark plugs maybe?
  • wildtangwildtang Posts: 1
  • what type of questions
  • will a door from a 86 mustang t-top work on my 86 convertible.
  • No, the side mirrors are different, and the side glass is taller in the convertibles. You would have a gap when rolled all the way up.
  • i have an 84, it came with the 2.3l and t5 as well, now it has a 5.0L and a c4, u can use that motor. It being in a cougar the mounts might be a lil different, but i got mine out of an 88 5.0 and it colted up no prob.
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