• Bud
    16.3k
    This should be fun :party:

    I recently bought a new project car, a 1988 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 hatchback, 5-speed.

    Why 1988? It's a Foxbody, my favorite style of stangs, and I've wanted one since high school.

    The 5.0 liter pushrod V8 engine is not amazingly powerful, but IMHO it produces one of the sweetest sounding exhaust notes of any car in the world, and i'm big on sound.

    I won the bidding on it in an ebay auction for $10,700 and the car is mostly original with only 35,000 original miles :up:

    The car was nice when I got it, but I just HAD to do work to it, so now i'm getting it painted and having a bunch of engine work done.

    Here is the BEFORE pic:

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    It's got the Scarlet Red interior too :lol: i'm keeping the interior red though and just fixing/freshening it up to make it look nice.

    The exterior im getting painted Ford Metallic Silver, it's in the paint shop now and hopefully will be done next week. The red paintjob had some blemishes and i wanted to switch it up.

    Those aren't the stock rims on it, the guy i bought it from put those on but i like them and not replacing them, they're 17" pony wheels, on 10" wide tires in the back and 9" wide in the front.

    After the paint is done it's going right to Mustang Magic (the mechanic) to get a whole bunch of upgrades to the engine, exhaust and suspension :ok:

    Funny story, driving it home from it's first tune up I stopped to fill her up with gas, and this happened at the pump :rofl:



    That's old cars for ya! If it aint one thing it's a mothafuckin notha! :sweat:

    Just needs a new gasket there at the fuel inlet, looks totally rotted out :roll:

    Anyway, here are the upgrades being made to the car to make it faster, louder, and lower...

    Trick Flow Twisted Wedge Top-End Kit

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    Basically the top half of the engine is replaced with new cylinder heads, intake manifold, and camshaft. This is the most expensive upgrade by far. Along with the kit they're putting in new throttle body stuff and new fuel injectors.

    BBK Blackout Cold Air Intake

    Air filter sits inside fender well.

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    MAC Ceramic Long Tube Headers

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    MAC Pro Chamber Mid-Pipe

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    Flowermaster Super 40 Mufflers (already has catback, swapping mufflers)

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    3.73 Gears in rear end

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    Steeda Sport Lowering Springs (already has aftermarket struts)

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    That's all the main stuff being done aside from a few little things to replace here and there like a new starter, etc.

    It gets dyno tuned after all the work, i'm hoping for ~300hp at the wheels and 350+ torque, which should be enough for me to have a good time :cool:

    But yes, @Dr green thumb's stang will still be faster :groan:

    I'll post any updates in this thread!

    Also, it needs a custom license plate, me and Hazel really like this one :joke:

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  • Ctipp22
    2.2k
    88 the year I was born! Joonyer in the HOUSEEEE. License # 123FoxBodE
  • Dr green thumb
    6k
    forced air is the way to go. I chose a supercharger but should have chosen a turbo or two :love: .
  • Spog
    318
    I miss my old fox bodies.. I still post daily on dfwmustangs.net
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    Green thumb.. he should go to the dark side and LS swap!!
  • Spog
    318
    2 local guys with ls swaps breaking into the 5’s on 275 drag radials a while back..
    Brian on the left has an ls3 with sauce
    Jay on right has ls2 with twin turbo setup

    Both were stock blocks and ran forever.. mustang made over 1k at HPP
    https://youtu.be/bm8imspcENU
  • PuffItUp
    814
    Stoked to see what the final paint job looks like on it :strong:
  • Spog
    318
    Bud, that interior ain’t scarlet red..

    Most car guys refer to red fox interior as “porno red” lol
  • Kinick23
    277
    Another license plate idea BUDFOXY - nice Wallstreet reference too (Charlie Sheen)
  • Dr green thumb
    6k
    WALKHOM is good license plate @VapeCritic
  • Hapo
    324
    ...I had three of those things in 87/88...

    …@ 75,000 miles they were pretty clapped out...
  • Tyedyesamuraiguy
    2.2k

    @VapeCritic this is the first song for the playlist i havent told you im making :cool:
  • Spog
    318
    Does the map light work? Bouncing Speedo at low speeds? I remember those being common issues on almost all
  • Dr green thumb
    6k


    Horrible editing but cool car I laughed watching it
  • SirSixPence
    464
    gotta love that sound as he rips past.
  • LabPong
    4.1k
    HC that guy is krazy ripping that thing down the road in front of his business. I wonder if any of the people working or in that area report that .....I would be scared to do that right out in the open traffic mid day at the work place. Cool as it was...lol
  • zancru
    2.4k
    Did that disgrace, of second generation of Latin illegals, :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: last name douchebag, name his shop “La MoTTa Performance”???
    Not only a douche, but a disgrace to the flower world??? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
    Damn me if this world isn’t lost!!!!
    Stay vaped.
  • Dr green thumb
    6k


    @VapeCritic rain and mustang's are bad. It is so easy to break the rear tires loose and the cars just like to spin. Here's some mistakes others made so you don't have to.
  • Hazel
    3.9k
    Soooo how do you guys like the idea of the plate BOXFODY????

    Bud isn’t a fan of incorrect spelling/shortcuts like FOXBACH or OUTFOXD (OUTFOXED was taken).

    Sooooo
  • Tyedyesamuraiguy
    2.2k
    FOXYBOXY? Does that work even?
  • Dr green thumb
    6k
    Bud needs HOTWIFE, RUSTANG, NOTSLOW. MIDLIFE, WEEDPWRD. THECRITIC

    @Hazel @VapeCritic
  • BobCat
    2.6k
    Soooo how do you guys like the idea of the plate BOXFODY????Hazel
    Like I was told at Senior Prom, "NO!." Joking, of course I got laid and did some thang with my stang, but you can do better than BOXFODY.
  • Vapster707
    389
    :rofl: RUSTANG :rofl: :up:
  • Baron23
    11.4k
    Soooo how do you guys like the idea of the plate BOXFODY????Hazel

    I like it and it won't antagonize the police (I think! haha)
  • Baron23
    11.4k
    THECRITICDr green thumb

    I liek this too!!
  • Hazel
    3.9k
    I like it and it won't antagonize the police (I think! haha)Baron23

    Exactly!!

    lmao I’m down with that first one! :smirk:

    I
  • Hapo
    324
    Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

    -Da Cat
  • Ctipp22
    2.2k
    Well my suburu has a BMW in license
  • Dr green thumb
    6k
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    Shelby gt350 train
  • Illinois
    74
    @VapeCritic don’t forget to replace your shifter
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